Questing for a Vision

October 29-31, 2021

Bethel Horizons, Dodgeville Wisconsin

Waiting Until Spirit is Heard

As my prayer became more attentive and inward I had less and less to say.
I finally became completely silent.
I started to listen
–which is even further removed from speaking.
I first thought that praying entailed speaking.
I then learnt that praying is hearing, not merely being silent.
This is how it is.
To pray does not mean to listen to oneself speaking.
Prayer involves becoming silent, and being silent
and waiting until spirit is heard.

—Soren Kierkegaard

Hi folks

Welcome back! As our welcome back workshop in October, we will do an experiential retreat that combines visioning techniques and some journeys to support clarity after weathering the Covid shutdown and shutting down the community for the last 18 months. Recently I received photo below and pondered it being appropriate to our times. I realized many of us having this longing especially after Covid. So, we are going on a vision quest over our annual Halloween weekend.

Vision questing was originally known as crying or lamenting for a vision. It involved going into seclusion on a mountain or sacred site without food or water or clothes. Stripped to the nakedness of oneself, the individual sat in total humility waiting for a vision of how the world is different because one exists.

Questing for a VisionThe Questing for a Vision workshop is about learning to listen to who we are more fully as a person or as the Poem says, learning to wait until spirit is heard.

What to Expect: The focus will be to deepen the awareness of one’s internal vision of how to more fully be in the world. We will do some journeys, some reflections, and some guided meditation.

The focus of the workshop is immersion into the spiritual world for two and one-half days. A large altar/vortex is created with large rocks and crystals. This creates a massive energetic field. Within this field, the people are able to find the safety necessary for the soul or inner parts of the self to come to the surface to heal and be healed. It is common for people to have life-changing healing experiences.

Who Should Come? The workshop is designed for people from all walks of life. It is focused towards expanding the awareness of spiritual explorers, healing and shamanic practitioners, and the delightfully inquisitive.

What to Bring: Please bring any rocks or crystals that want to come along. A journal notebook is encouraged as well as any comforts for sitting on the floor, such as floor chairs, back supports, blankets, pillows, etc. Bring lots of grounding stones.

Details: The workshop is residential and will be held at a beautiful Lutheran kids camp at Dodgeville, WI. You will receive detailed directions and a list of what to bring with your registration.

Please include your email with any registration. Please use the for ALL communication with Suzette and Marie for all Herb classes in Wisconsin. Both Suzette and I will be reading all the emails. I will be taking payments and Suzette will be doing the spreadsheets with all the information on your food needs and roommates and special notes about arrival times, etc.

The fee for the workshop is $545, which includes lodging for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, a light luncheon on Thursday evening, 3 meals on Friday, 3 meals on Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Payment in full is due by September 30, 2021. There is a fee of $10 for linens and towels or you can provide your own. Class size is limited to 26.

To Register: Please notify Suzette and Marie using the address. You will receive a confirmation email asking for your preferences for the class as far as food needs, roommate requests, etc. To hold your spot in the class send a $100 deposit or payment in full to Marie Smith at 19126 Campbell Hill Dr Richland Center, WI 53581.

Payment in full is due by September 30, 2021. All deposits or payments are refunded in full up to the Monday before the class. If we can fill your spot you will still get a refund. If we can't we will keep $50 to cover expenses. If you are in need of a scholarship just ask and we will send you the information about how that works.

We eat gluten free at these workshops and you can preview the menu upon request. All special needs like vegetarian or dairy-free can be honored. I will take names for the waiting list if/when the class fills.

We will begin class at 9 am on each day and end at ~2:00 pm on Sunday afternoon. If you have questions please contact Marie and Suzette at If you have no email, or need to talk in person, Marie's home number is 608.647.2366.

Presenter: Herb has been exploring indigenous healing practices for over 30 years.

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