A New Feature Length Documentary Film from David P. Crews
David P. Crews writes:
“Vision quests, in the general tribal traditions, usually involve having a young man, just coming of age, go into the wilderness entirely by himself and stay for some days seeking a vision from the spirits of the land. The results of this experience are a maturing of his skills and a quelling of his fears as he takes on a more adult role. Visions are not guaranteed, but those he may receive will follow him throughout life and will influence how he is perceived by his people.
“In pursuing my own quest, I did not intend to follow a specific indigenous style, but rather to use my own knowledge of meditation techniques and my deep interest in shamanic practices worldwide to guide me in my own variation of this process.
“I chose to conduct this experiment in a relatively remote spot where I would not be disturbed or disturb others. I drew a protective Circle in the Desert – a simple line in the sand that is anchored by the cardinal points. Here, I would sit for a day or two and simply see and listen to the land and to my own mind. This seemingly simplistic process is actually very profound and powerful and is not easy to maintain.
“I wondered if I would receive anything like a true vision. Something I could put my finger on and touch. Something real. Something with information that I could discern. Would I recognize such a thing if it did come to me? Or, would it arrive in a form that I was not expecting and perhaps be all the more powerful because of that?
“I listened for the Spirits of the canyons to speak my name."
“I intend A Circle in the Desert to be a joyful, inspiring, and introspective visual, musical,
and spiritually-seeking experience in one of the most amazing places on our planet.” – David Crews
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- David P. Crews
From the Film
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A Circle in the Desert!
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