Rites of Passage
Founded in 1977, Rites of Passage offers a variety of frequent workshops with the intention of creating a healed relationship between the human and natural worlds. Since its outset as a non-profit, the organization has worked with thousands seeking healing. Participants are challenged to look within and rely upon the deep “medicine” already held within themselves as they embark on the sacred journey.
The workshops vary from self-guided home study to a nine-day-long Vision Quest, offered in many places around the world outside of the California base. There are specialized Vision Quests for women, men, youth and mixed groups where fasting is one of the tools used to focus the spirit. The organization has enough trained staff to accommodate varying sized groups and has an inclusive message; people from all belief networks are invited to participate. Testimonials from past participants describe a newfound unexpected connection to their spiritual path.