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Nature and fire quest

An ancient journey for modern times

Mentored by Sacred EarthMentor summary: Nature educator & environmentalist
Location address: Heathfield, TN21 9HJ
Chosen age group:

For ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
Standard £395Concession £225
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest


Join our shamanic experts for a profound and moving experience in the beautiful wild surroundings of Sacred Earth, where we have 40 acres of private woodland, lakes and meadows. This five day (four night) camp will include your own overnight vigil (quest), working with the energy of a sacred fire, where you stay up from dusk till dawn. This will support you on your own personal journey, where you can learn the tools of self leadership and self actualisation. The rest of the camp will include teachings on shamanism, divination, wild medicine and indigenous ceremonies and there will be many opportunities connect with nature on a deep level. This journey will support you to acknowledge, mourn, release, welcome and celebrate life transitions of any kind. It can be a deeply cathartic experience. Especially in challenging times, these ceremonies give us the opportunities to turn challenges into initiations - empowering, humbling, strengthening and enlightening us. Your overnight vigil wi...

Sacred Earth·Nature educator & environmentalist
Hi, I'm Phil. I am a group facilitator, a teacher, a nature guide, a change agent, an outdoor education specialist and a naturalist. More recently I've become an Earth and Culture Restoration Specialist and a Connection Coach with the 8Shields global mentoring network. I lead on education at the Sacred Earth Community Benefit Society but I'm also the land manager. I've studied Permaculture, Arboriculture and Biodynamic farming and I'm proud to say that since we took over management of our beautiful 40-acre site in 2011 we've significantly increased its biodiversity. I have spent over 20 years working with people in nature. I have studied, practiced and taught the core routines of nature connection, as well as advanced shamanic practices from indigenous cultures around the world. I've led many forms of nature and vision quest. I've learned from other cultures including the San Bushmen, Apache, Lakota, Haudosaunee, Coastal Salish and our own Celtic ancestors, through the Bardic traditions. I spent my young adulthood as a Royal Marine Commando, working as a wilderness guide in Canada and various conservation expeditions. By experiencing much of the world through travel, I understand what we need to do to create a healthy human culture. I am also currently a steering group member of the UK Nature Culture Network and I work with the Helpers Mentoring Society in the USA.

What is a quest?

• A quest is a time of sacrifice. As a quester you traditionally give up shelter, the companionship of other humans, food, and physical comforts (please note: these are optional for you at Sacred Earth). You do this for two reasons: first, to demonstrate to all those who live in the spirit world that you are sincere in your desire to serve the people and to be guided in your search for good ways to serve the more-than-human. Second, to rid yourself of many of the distractions that comfort brings with it and in doing so to get closer to nature and the spirits from whom you ask guidance. • This is also a time of solitude, of going within.You won't look to other humans for truth, but deep inside yourself. You will ask for universal truth to be made known, as it applies to you and as you are capable of understanding it, and which many people have largely lost. • It is a time of prayer, of asking for a vision. As continuously as possible, you pray, asking the spirits - the creator (what...

Learning aims

Inner confidence

Strengths to develop

A nature quest will teach you that your body is one of your greatest tools. You will be spending solo time on the land fasting, and often without your usual comforts (sleeping bag, food, etc) depending on the level of quest you want to experience.

What's provided





Enhanced DBS

Basic DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

Safeguarding Training

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

Please note

Please note, it is the responsibility of the booker to satisfy themselves about the adequacy of the safety measures. This platform is merely an introducer and does not verify the items listed here.

we'll be

Tiny entrance lane opposite Cowden Hall Lane, Off Horebeech Lane, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 9HJ

Pricing information

Ticket: Standard £395Ticket description: Please contact us to discuss eligibility for the concession price.
Ticket: Concession £225

Pricing information


My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.

I am not able to offer refunds in general but may be able to if there is good notice.


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