vision quest


noun Anthropology.

(especially among some North American Indians) the ritual seeking of personal communication with the spirit world through visions that are induced by fasting, prayer, and other measures during a time of isolation: typically undertaken by an adolescent male.

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Origin of vision quest

First recorded in 1920–25
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