Vision Quest Registration

Our next Vision Quest ceremony is October 9-19th, 2018
near Asheville, NC.

This eleven day ceremonial village encampment includes:

  •  Experiencing village life
  •  Sweat Lodge Ceremony
  •  Shamanic Healing Methods
  •  Drumming, movement, poetry
  •  Four seasonal shields of initiation
  •  Initiatory states of consciousness
  •  Healing for life transitions / crisis
  •  Use of initiatory symbols and objects
  •  Training in indigenous healing practices
  •  Personal myth making and storytelling
  •  Four days and nights Vision Quest ceremony
  •  Self and group generated ceremony and ritual
  •  Psychodynamics of fasting, exposure and solitude
  •  Elemental rituals: Fire, Water, Earth, Mineral, Nature
  •  Ritual process, body centered, group psychotherapy
  •  Techniques of severance, threshold and incorporation 

“Kedar is truly a gifted healer. His work is a brilliant blend of psychology, spirituality, ecology, and anthropology. He counsels and teaches with wisdom, compassion, humor, and authenticity and inspires others to seek their own inner gifts in order to find and follow their own paths. I consider myself blessed to be counted among his friends and students.” —Marilyn Wolf, M.Ed. LPC Past President, Licensed Professional Counselors Association of NC

Who can benefit from attending?

People from all walks of life with a desire to:

  •  Move through critical life transition and crisis
  •  Seek your personal vision to bring back to your family and community
  •  Enhance creativity and ignite your inner fire for your life again
  •  Move beyond unresolved grief and loss
  •  Deepen your meaning and purpose in life
  •  Use more effective communication skills
  •  Connect more deeply to Nature and your inner nature
  •  Deepen your compassion in personal relationships
  •  Move from feeling stuck in your recovery process
  •  Replace feelings of anxiety and depression with peace
  •  Experience the connection within community life
  •  Healing release for ancestral trauma and grief
  •  Experience shamanic healing methods
  •  Create personal rituals to honor life passages for yourself and your family
  •  Develop more confidence in yourself and your leadership ability
  •  Broaden your professional scope of healing practice.

Registration Information

Carefully consider your decision to enroll in this Rites of Passage Council Program. We ask that your register only when you are truly committed to this life changing experience. Registration for this program is limited to eight vision quest candidates. 

Where: In the Beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding Asheville, North Carolina
When: October 9-19 (Returning Apprentices should plan on arriving October 8)
Lodging and Meals: We will be tent camping during our time together. No prior camping experience is required. You will receive preparation information once that will include an equipment list once you register. We will provide you will nourishing meals each day you are at base camp. 

Early Registration: $2100 if paid in full by August 13. (Save $300 with early payment) 

Late registration: $2400 if payment is made after August 13. Full payment is due not later then August 27. 

Deposit: $500 non refundable deposit will hold your spot for this program. 

Payment Options: Check, Cash, Debit or Credit Card are accepted. If you wish to pay by credit or debit let us know and we will invoice you electronically through PayPal. If you are sending a check make it out to Rites of Passage Council and mail your payment with a one-page statement about what calls you to this ceremony at this time in you life to: Rites of Passage Council C/O Kedar Brown 34 Sonnet Lane Asheville, North Carolina 28804 

Financial Agreement: I have read and understand that should I decide to withdrawal my registration before August 27th. I will receive a full refund (minus my $500 deposit). I also understand that because the expense budget for this program is fixed and our enrollment is limited I will forfeit all tuition payments if I withdrawal from this program after August 27th

Application Process

  1. Write a one-page statement stating what calls you to this ceremony and this time
  2. Email this to Kedar Brown: kedar@kedarbrown.com 
  3. Send $500 deposit to reserve your place. This ceremony is limited to 8 participants
  4. Pay in full by August 13, 2018 to receive the Early Registration discount
  5. Pay in full by August 27, 2018

The Corrine Scholarship Fund

Corrine was a spirited, gifted, and beautifully present elder of the Rites of Passage Council. In August of 2001 Corrine crossed the final threshold into the wilderness of Spirit. Through Corinne’s love of nature and connection with people, she brought comfort and healing to many hearts and spirits. In honor of Corrine we have established a scholarship fund for our programs. 

If you would like to make a tax deductible offering for future scholarships please contact Kedar. If you would like to apply for scholarship assistance send us your written request describing your need for a scholarship and how much financial assistance you are requesting. 

Please be aware that receiving scholarship assistance is dependent on our having scholarship money available and the order in which we receive your request.
Scholarship Donations: Tax Deductible donations will go directly to participant’s enrollment tuition for future programs. Donations are payable to the Rites of Passage Council, Inc.

“As I find my own way, and am present with others on this journey, I believe, without reservation, in the strength and courage of the human spirit and in our ability for transformation.” —Corrine