Solo Passage: 13 Quests, 13 Questions by Glenda Goodrich is a wonderful book that is filled with traditional and spiritual wisdom. The author introduces readers not only to the wilderness quest, also known as the vision quest, which “encourages an awakening of one’s indigenous wisdom, personal vision, and purpose on Earth.” It is the quest to unearth the secrets of the earth, a confrontation with nature that teaches, heals, and guides the soul. In this wonderfully crafted book, Glenda Goodrich narrates her 13 spiritual odysseys and her search for healing and meaning in the wilderness. The author undergoes a journey that will transform her as she walks alone into the womb of the Earth, guided by thirteen questions. She discovers healing, wisdom, purpose, forgiveness, freedom, and many more spiritual gifts.
Solo Passage is to be read from the heart. It is filled with light and insight. From the opening pages, readers are introduced to the tradition of storytelling, an ancient practice through which life lessons and wisdom are passed from one generation to another. The story of the woman who went into the wilderness to find a new name is pregnant with meaning and it is a wonderful allegory that readers can use to understand some of the big questions in life. Glenda Goodrich writes with moving clarity and invites readers to interact with nature as they follow her thirteen quests. It will be interesting to notice that the author's courageous quests into the wilderness are symbolic of the journey within; the more she searches through the austerity of the wilderness, the closer she gets to the oasis of her inner life. This book is poignant, tender, and filled with spiritual currents that will carry readers deeper into the very center of their own lives. The prose itself is enticing, a spell that is hard to shake off. You will be entertained and enlightened by this book.