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Vision Quest

Vision Quest

Ever since I started playing the Native American Flute (just a few years back), I have written quite a few tunes featuring these flutes with song titles that evoke aspects of Native American culture and/or history. A select few have been gathered together here.

In keeping with this site's multimedia approach—this section highlights not only the music but also provides a robust set of links for further info. Viewers are encouraged to delve deeper and learn more.

What is a Vision Quest?

In some Native American cultures, a vision quest is a rite of passage done in solitude to reflect and explore the human-nature connection. The experience is meant to deepen their sense of purpose in life (see the title tune below). This song collection below also serves as a "vision quest" for visitors—connecting the listener to oft to the neglected history and cultures of America's first nations. Enjoy listening and learning...

Selections:

Vision Quest

Vision Quest

Native American flutes and Trombone
Finding a purpose in life and your role in the community while alone at a sacred site deep in nature...

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We Wonder Why

Native American Flute, Frame Drums and Vocals
Forced to scatter... A never ending legacy of broken promises
(Indian Removal, Trail of Tears, Broken Treaties...)

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One With The Land

Native American Flute, Frame Drums and Vocals
Inspired by Chief Seattleā€™s eloquent plea
"Every meadow and flower holds the spirit and power..."

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Red Cloud's Revenge

Native American Bass Flute
Lakota warrior - "I have but a small spot of land left. The Great Spirit told me to keep it."

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Quiet Determination

Native American Bass Flute and Trombone
Standing tall in a world of injustice. Native American's determination to survive and preserve their culture ...

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Vanquished

Native American Bass Flute
Gone but not forgotten...
"Vanquished Visions" or "Vanquished Visionaries"

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Red Earth

Native American Bass Flute
icon From the Nature Suite. "For us there was no wilderness, nature was not dangerous but hospitable, not forbidding but friendly. Our faith sought the harmony of man with his surroundings..."

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Running with the Sun

Native American Flutes
"No matter where you roam, always keep the warmth of the sun in your heart."

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Atira

Atira

Native American Double Flute
A ceremonial tribute to Atira, the Pawnee Goddess of the Earth, Sacred Mother of every living creature.

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Gahe

Gahe

Native American Flute
Hundreds of years ago, the Apache mountain spirit was heard playing his drums. The Apache people began to dance to his beat, and Gahe rewarded them by healing their sicknesses.

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