the vision quest religion assign.

the vision quest religion assign.

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  • Lowanna is beginning to hit puberty, shes recently turned sixteen and it's time for her to go forth on a Vision Quest. The Vision Quest significant ritual conducted amongst Aboriginal adolescents. Lowanna meets up with a Shaman to explain the passage.
  • As a sacred location, Lowanna goes to a lake shore, where she always played in as a child. She begins to thank the creator and prepare for her purification.
  • As preparation, Lowanna must pray, fast, and is forbidden from sleep. The purpose of entering the Sweat Lodge is using heat to sweat and purify and cleanse her from her sins. As she sits in the Sweat Lodge for countless hours she is praying and is speaking gratefully for the life the creator has gifted her with.
  • Lowanna is ready to experience the spirit guide in her dream. She envisions a Native totem pole, with yellow butterflies, in the rain. The purpose of the following dreams after the prayer and purification, these dreams are to determine the young Native's future role and purpose.
  • Lowanna is then to return home. She meets with an elderly Native and describes what she experienced in her vision. The elder is to give an interpretation of Lowanna's dream and to explain the meaning of it.
  • The elder explains that Lowanna's vision is quite significant and represents symbolic Aboriginal spirituality. She interprets that the rainy cloudy weather symbolizes good prospects in the future, ywllow butterflirs represents hope, joy,change and brings guidence. The totem poles has various symbolic interpretations because of the differnt animals. In this case, the owl means wisdom, respect but could be associated with death. The beaver means fortune, stability, and new life.
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