medicine quest

APRIL 8th  – 18th
2020 NEPAL

RETREAT FULL, waiting list now open – see for details.

Once again we will be using a mixture of plant medicines and fasting – please contact me if you are interested in being considered for this unique experience –

“If you’re standing in front of the door in your life and lack the courage to open it and step through, the Nepal Medicine Quest is for you. I let go of fifty years of guilt and shame, surrounded by the love of twenty extraordinary people. Jerry said I wouldn’t be the same person coming back and he was right. It was life-changing. Sign up, strap yourself in and surrender.”

Stephen – Lecturer.

The combination of plant medicine and a vision quest is potentially one of the most powerful and life changing events you can undertake.  We believe that the current structure, which I’ve developed over many years, of three nights of medicine followed by four days fasting in the wilderness in solitude, is unique.

Like running a Marathon, it requires significant mental and physical preparation, and a great support team who’ve got your back – I’m fortunate to have a very diverse and brilliant group of facilitators who make these journeys both safe and exhilarating.

“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it’s a feather bed.”

Terence Mckenna said that…

When you do a vision quest you choose to step out of the comfort zone and it wakes you up, you enter a right brain, primal, animal, dare I say it mystical realm.  We’re talking peak experience, heightened consciousness, an altered state of being and somewhere in that, although you may not get what you expect, you’ll almost certainly get what you need.

I’ve run over twenty-five quests in France, Wales and the Tarkine Rainforest in Tasmania, guiding more than two hundred people through this magical challenge.

“Our demons are our own limitations…  As each of these demons is conquered in a Vision Quest, the consciousness of the Quester is enlarged, and more of the world is encompassed.  Basically, the Vision Quest involves getting past your own limitations.”

Joseph Campbell said that…

With the inclusion of plant medicine I was worried that maybe we were pushing people too far, but as soon as we ran it the first time I realised we’d stumbled into something very special, something that really works – something that to our knowledge no one else is offering.

This is a must-do in anyones’ life. Except for giving birth to my two children, this was the most amazing experience of my life… Maybe because it enabled me to give birth to myself.

I felt surrounded by a magical crowd of very experienced therapists, shamans, helpers, life-searchers – a benevolent atmosphere which enabled me to let go.  And what could have been a frightening experience turned into an exploration that is totally beyond words. What I can say is that, up to then, I did not dare confront my limits or venture into the abyss.

I can’t tell you how beautiful this journey is – just surrender and go!

Mai Hua – Film maker.

Meeting Jerry has been one of the best things to happen to me in my life – and as soon as he mentioned the Quest, there was no chance I wasn’t going to be there. The ten days on the hill were the most beautiful, difficult, frightening and transformative times I have ever experienced. Something really happened to me up there – Jerry, his team of helpers and the other participants created an incredibly safe but perfectly challenging space where magic really did happen for all who had dared to step inside it. 

I have been working with Jerry and other therapists / healing facilitators for years, I knew I trusted both him and myself enough, but when I went up there I was genuinely afraid. During my time on the mountain I faced some really dark, really horrible parts of myself that I had grown to fear and push away. As the days passed and I worked through them, I began to see these fears as brilliant gemstones from which I could learn and appreciate for the incredible teachers they have now become for me. 

Those ten days were powerful but delicately integrated at the end. There was loads of time to really sit with the learnings and let them start to assimilate with the daunting realisation of having to go back into ‘real life’. I am so grateful for this time – especially the integration at the end, as all too often I find coming from retreats and very quickly losing the sense of beauty and balance I have gathered. Not so with this – I really feel like the time I spent on the hill, both alone and alongside all of these incredible people has given me a lasting determination to keep practicing my learnings, to spread them out into all aspects of my life, and to really feel love coming through from the most unexpected places in life. Whenever I have a moment of feeling lost or completely fed up, I go back to that beautiful hill and I remember what was there, and how we made that happen. 

Thank you Jerry, I absolutely cannot wait to do this again with you one day.

Sian – Singer and artist.

“Thank you for travelling halfway around the world to Tasmania to facilitate the most amazing Vision Quest.  I feel it was one of the most empowering, emotionally charged and enlightening experiences I’ve ever had in the 63 years I’ve been alive. It created a level of camaraderie that was even stronger than I ever experienced in the military during 3 years in Vietnam.

You told us we may not get what we want, but we would definitely get what we needed. I was fortunate enough to get both. I will be forever grateful that I had the opportunity to attend – I highly recommend to anyone contemplating attending a Quest organised by you, that they get on board straight away and do it. They will never regret it.”

Dean Hohn – Photographer.

“I can’t believe I took my fucking sunglasses on that…”

Jeremy – Tarkine Vision Quest Survivor.

“Thinking back to the 10 day vision quest adventure that I embarked on with Jerry and the rest of the guys up in the Himalayas of Spring 2017, I am filled with a sense of awe and a feeling that questions whether it really happened, such was the aura of fantasy that encompassed the whole thing.  We all entered that adventure into the unknown with open minds and open hearts, not really knowing what we were getting in for or what might happen. All I knew was that I felt totally comfortable with Jerry and everyone else and that whatever happened we would be able to navigate it together. 

On a personal level the experience was one of clarity for me, delving deep into my darkness and my mind and coming out with a clearer perspective on my life, reminding me what really mattered and giving me areas to focus on when I returned to the world of the every day.  As a group it bonded us in a way that I think will never be broken, to step into the unknown together both physically and metaphysically is an experience not matched by many, and I will never forget those days.  If you are lucky enough to come into contact with Jerry and an experience like this then I would urge you to take part, who knows what it will bring but you can guarantee it will be a deep experience full of magic, terror, intrigue and beauty.”

Finn – Musician.