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Meredith Little


Meredith Little (she/her) and her husband Steven Foster co-founded Rites of Passage Inc. in 1976 and The School of Lost Borders in 1981, pioneering new methods and dynamics of modern pan-cultural passage rites in the wilderness and creating innovative practices of “field eco-therapy.” She has dedicated her life to returning meaningful and culturally appropriate rites of passage ceremonies to all people in support of the natural cycles of living and dying necessary for healthy lives and a healthy world. She is also dedicated to reconnecting people with the very roots of their own nature reflected in the wisdom of the land around them. She lives a passion for the diversity of life, for the nature of human, for the voice of ceremony, and for the healing qualities of community. Since Steven’s death in 2003, Meredith continues both nationally and internationally to guide and train others. She has also co-founded along with Scott Eberle a new branch of Lost Borders, entitled The Practice of Living and Dying, to help break the taboos and silence that pervade the subject of death and to help restore dying to its natural place in the cycles of life.

Meredith out-of-country 2023 schedule


April 26 – May 1: In the Death Lodge: Forgiveness, Apology, and Reconciliation

Shamabhala and Women and Earth, Austria (near Vienna)

Contact:  Shambhala Institute and Claudia at [email protected], with Susann Belz at Women and Earth [email protected]



May 8 – 13: Dying as a Rite of Passage

 Ceuxdici, southern Switzerland

Contact:  Carine Roth at [email protected].



September 5 – 10: In the Death Lodge: Forgiveness, Apology, and Reconciliation

Eschwege Institute, Germany

Contact:  Holger at [email protected],



September 15 – 20:   Inanna, the descent to the mysteries of death and rebirth

Women and Earth, Germany (near Lake Constance)

Contact:  Susann Belz, [email protected]

For booking Meredith to guide for an international event, please contact her at: [email protected]

Lost Borders Press





CA Month-Long Training

The month-long intensive is designed for those who seek to explore and develop their vocation as wilderness guides within the tradition of the School of Lost Borders. Participants are given the opportunity and mentorship to fully immerse themselves in the ceremonial and practical aspects of…


The Great Ballcourt Initiation – Fall Fast

Death is the ultimate agent of transformation—be it a physical death or “the little deaths” encountered throughout life. Indigenous cultures developed rituals to aid and guide people through these stages of change and renewal, utilizing the power of death to enhance and intensify these experiences….