Self-Discovery through Questing: Overview

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The ascetic experience (solitary introspection in nature) has been used by cultures and traditions around the world for countless generations as a tool to “know thyself”. Questing is perhaps best known today from the Peoples of American Native Nations and is called “Vision Quest”, “Crying for a Vision”, and “Little Death” (i.e., death of personality to be born into Higher Self), among other names. But questing is a universal human expression and examples can be found among religions and indigenous cultures worldwide. The Quest reveals the Truth of Who we are and the path of service to humanity and Creation. The Source Within offers five Questing programs. The Traditional Quest, a four-day fast from all things familiar, is foundational to the others.

All 2020 programs will be held near Price, Utah. All programs involve camping and participants need to bring their own camping equipment (gear list will be sent with an acceptance letter). We provide all meals with accommodations for special diet needs.


Traditional Quest; August 15-22, 2021

Wilderness Quest; TBA

Rite of Passage Quest (not offered in 2021)

Seven Levels of Quest; July 17-25, 2021

Quest Protector Training Course August 13-22, 2021

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“The ultimate aim of the quest must be neither release nor ecstasy for oneself, but the wisdom and the power to serve others.”

Joseph Campbell