vision quest

noun

Definition of vision quest 

: a solitary vigil by an adolescent American Indian boy to seek spiritual power and learn through a vision the identity of his usually animal or bird guardian spirit

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When T’Challa goes on his vision quests, he is greeted by all his ancestors on an eye-popping African savanna. Scott Meslow, GQ, "Black Panther Review: Every Great Superhero Needs an Even Better Supervillain," 16 Feb. 2018 Fourth, Hancock has spent decades in his vision quest to find the sages who brought us civilization. Michael Shermer, Scientific American, "No, There Wasn't an Advanced Civilization 12,000 Years Ago," 1 June 2017 Glenn plays a crazy person—or maybe a modern-day prophet, or maybe both—who heads off to Australia on a wild vision quest. Michael Sebastian, Esquire, "Scott Glenn Is a Deeply Philosophical Bad Ass," 29 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of vision quest

1922, in the meaning defined above

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