What is a Vision Quest. Let’s explore this idea. Without vision we are trapped in an unconscious mythology like a fish in a square bowl. It feels its bowl is constricting but it can’t see the shape of the bowl, so it blames its suffering on something in the bowl. A vision is a glimpse of the unconscious bowl that contains our consciousness. A vision transcends the unconscious bowl by making it conscious. A vision sees that the bowl is translucent instead of opaque.
A vision sees through the bowl as if it was never there. A small vision is an insight; a great vision reorientates our whole life. A vision quest is a yearning for direct experience of reality instead of a reality filtered through the mythology of our culture.