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Scot Deily

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Scot Deily LCSW, SEP (he/him) is an adoring husband, father and ceremonialist with an ear to the ground listening for what it means to be human in increasingly inhumane times. Scot brings care-filled levity to his commitment of creating safe havens for all peoples to courageously commune with mountains and deserts…as it has been done so across cultures for eons. With particular attention to the “planting of trees which shade we may never sit under” and healing our severance from the natural world, each other, and the inherited traumas resulting from this.

Scot was considered a “troubled” youth over 30 years ago, court ordered to an alcohol and drug rehab and then a halfway house, parboiling him into manhood. Subsequently he was cooked more fully through decades of apprenticing to the land and various top heavy teachers. He led his first fast in 2000 and after various ceremonial iterations found his way to The School of Lost Borders where he now guides vision fasts and trainings.

Scot maintains a depth, body and trauma informed counseling practice serving mostly lower income populations of the southwest. He also is adjunct professor in the school of social work exploring with students the therapeutic utilizations of nature, contemporary rites of passage, ecocentrism, and the interconnections of social justice with environmental and ecological justice.

Scot lives with his family in a New Mexican hamlet bordering wild lands and is available for in-person/online guidance and wilderness retreats; for those listening for and seeking out different ways of being and doing in the precarious times we live in.

Email: [email protected]

GUIDE'S UPCOMING PROGRAMS

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NM Fall Vision Fast

In your bones you hear the singing of your sacred ancestors. You follow in their footsteps. You go alone, with an empty belly and a bare minimum of equipment, into the heart of the wilderness, for four days and nights. There you live with yourself…

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Mid-Winter Vision Fast

“It may be that when we no longer know what to do,  we have come to our real work  and when we no longer know which way to go,  we have begun our real journey.  The mind that is not baffled is not employed.  The…

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Rites of Incorporation: Embodying the Vision and Living the Dream

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.” – Langston Hues This program is an invitation to all who have experienced a vision fast, had an idea, a dream, a life’s transition or may have a…

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CO Two Week Training

The two week training offers the participant an immersion into the vision fast ceremony, including the beginning skills necessary to lead it and an understanding of how the principles of the vision fast can be applied to a profession, community, or client. Trainees are encouraged…

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

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 pours through gray matter, into my heart: how can I not…

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NM Fall Vision Fast

The land knows you, even when you are lost. ~ Robin Wall Kimmerer In increasing times of unrest and uncertainty it can be a common human experience to gravitate towards more “certainty” rather than less.  Yet, in the Zen tradition “not knowing” is most intimate….

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18-Month Rite of Passage Ceremonial Immersion

This immersion program is full with a waitlist. To enroll in the next upcoming 18-Month Ceremonial Immersion (beginning August 2022), please visit this link. No matter our ancestry, we are all a part of the lineage upon this living planet. And because of this it…

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18-Month Rite of Passage Ceremonial Immersion

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 “re-member” ourselves  and be emboldened by the…

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