The first step is the making of the medicine wheel.
This step is making a medicine wheel and making your life sacred. It is using your own body and placing it inside the medicine wheel and using the medicine wheel as an atlas for your primary orientation in sacred space. The medicine wheel is an atlas to orient you in sacred space and time, just like an atlas orients you to travel on roads on a trip in physical space. This step is grounding yourself in a sacred world view with intent. Your making the medicine wheel is done on purpose to bring you there.
The second step is hearing the earth’s voices
This involves you hearing the ancient spirits sing, and your seeing out of the eyes of the spirit animals in order to understand the earth’s story. This step is finding your own animals and ancient spirits. They will tell you your story. They are the voices of the vision quest.
The third step is finding a feather to tell you that you are on the path.
The whole process is the making of you as a shaman, the reframing of your life as a vision quest. This is The Path of the Feather. You are already on it. The medicine wheel will help you remember and know that all you have done has already been on this path.