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School of Lost Borders

Over 40 years of bringing meaningful rites of passage into the modern world through vision fasts, trainings, and transformative nature-based programs.

Cross into the natural world to mark and celebrate significant life transitions.


Learn how to guide rites of passage and support your community.


Remember the ancient wisdom of living and dying in connection with the natural world.


Integrate ceremony and nature-based practices into everyday life and work.

Your generosity helps make our work accessible to all who are called to our programs. It also supports the ongoing legacy and sustainability of the School of Lost Borders. 2021 has been a potent year, and the pandemic underscored the importance of connecting with the land and each other during this time.  Although we offered as many programs as we could, we lost income due to Covid-19 which impacted our available scholarship funds.  Our dream is that all who wish to participate are able.

We humbly ask for you to consider making a donation to the School in order to help us meet the needs of the times ahead.

The renewal of meaningful, modern day rites of passage are essential for the health of ourselves, our communities, and our planet.

CO Mirroring the Four Shields of Human Nature: The Art of Story Telling and Listening

Aug 17 - Aug 22, 2022 Dragonback Springs Ranch, Colorado Emerald North, Ray Hillis, Scot Deily Training

Who is this miracle speaking to me? And who is this miracle listening? What amazingness are we creating? Out of gray matter a star spark of thought leaps between synapses into the air, and ...

18-Month Rite of Passage Ceremonial Immersion

Aug 31 - Jan 20, 2024 Various Locations Emerald North, Scot Deily Training

No matter our ancestry, we are all a part of the lineage upon this living planet. And because of this it is in our bones to be called again and again to the land and into ceremony  to ...

Intergenerational Women’s Fast

Sep 3 - Sep 10, 2022 Dragonback Springs Ranch, Colorado Nancy Jane, Bettina Straub Vision Fast

Since time immemorial, women have gathered to celebrate, honor and support life. In doing so we form a sisterhood deeply rooted in our own authentic nature. As we join together to share our stories ...

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" We began way back when, in the days when revolution was in the air, when rock and roll was filled with protest and the young were sticking flowers in the gun barrels of National Guardsmen. Even then, the answer to the dilemma of culture was clear: True revolution would never come about until the children remembered the way to get to adulthood - and the adults to true elderhood - and the elders to honorable death..."