South Eden Ranch, Bear Lake, Utah

September 4-12, 2018

Please check back periodically as the information on this trip will be updated in coming months. Pricing and dates are firm.

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Are You Yearning to Go Deeper? Are You Ready For A Profound Shift?

We are in a time in the evolution of our species, where more than ever before, each individual’s gifts have the potential to be realized and given to the culture.

The ancient human practice of finding true wisdom by fasting in the wilderness is one of the most powerful tools for connecting to Self and Source — for healing, for direction, and for vision.

Join us on 9 day vision fast ceremony enacted in a pan-cultural form on high desert ranch land near Bear Lake, Utah. Includes three days to slow down and and prepare for a three-day solo fast on the land, with a day of integration following. (And two half-days, for arriving and leaving.)

This vision fast trip is offered once a year and performed in a pan-cultural form (as taught by the School of Lost Borders), It gives you the opportunity and space to dig deep, and to die to what no longer serves you so that you may hear your soul’s genius, echoed in the clear mirror of Nature.


• marking a new life phase or transition; dying to what was and being reborn to what is to come

• re-membering your connection to Self

• questing for the answer to a central life question

• uncovering vital aspects of your soul’s genius

• your empowerment for action in the world



I am proud to announce that this year I will have a co-guideCarine Roth.

Carine has studied shamanism with Michael Harner's Foundation for Shamanic Studies in Switzerland. She completed her practice by traveling —especially to Mexico among the Huichol Indians — but also to Guatemala, Iceland, Mongolia, Canada, Tuva (Siberia) and the USA. She did her training as a vision fast guide with the School of Lost Borders in California. She is certified in Harner Shamanic Counseling (HSC)® Her way in this work is to bridge humans and non-humans, visible and invisible,  in service to soul purpose and harmony between people and the natural world. She offers healing practices and leads workshops and fasts in Switzerland. To see more about Carin's work, check out her website.


I was born to do this work. You can read my story here.

I deeply believe that simply being able to reconnect with the unseen worlds, spiritual forces, nature and wonder brings concrete solutions not only to
the individual but perhaps also to the planet-which seems urgent. Shamanic practitioners or vision fast guides are not healers or psychiatrists but rather smugglers, punctual intermediaries, facilitators,
midwives. But truly we just do our best to hold space, light a spark, reopen an ancient dialogue.

For me shamanism and deep ecology allow the being to find a good place in the world, not above or out of it, but in, with. To belong to the same world, animal, vegetal, mineral, spiritual.

It’s a place of freedom and discoveries, of responsible trips to the sources and natural knowledge. A search that I wish to pursue more and more. Bienvenue!
— Carine Roth

Sliding Scale Fee: $485 — $950*

To reserve your spot, make your $125 non-refundable deposit through PayPal below, or mail a check to: New Moon Rites of Passage, 741 South 400 West #2, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101. Balance is due one week before the trip.

*Pricing is designed to reflect a fair exchange of energy with a range of payment to accommodate different abilities to pay. If you are strongly called to do this trip and do not have the financial means, contact me and let's talk.

Secret Canyon Wilderness Fast
The vision fast was an experience out of time. Surrounded by Nature, reduced to the slowed pace of Nature and its stillness, you can’t help but listen—truly listen—to the world around you and your own heart. It’s a unique chance to be utterly alone with yourself, but simultaneously feel the connectedness of the entire Earth and your place in it. I went out seeking a true north, an experience that would create a spiritual gravity that I couldn’t shake when back in my day to day busy-ness. I wanted a better understanding of myself and my place in the world. I can honestly say the fast experience gave me this and more. It was a demanding process, one that required me to really show up physically and mentally, but I always felt safe and guided throughout the experience. I know I understand myself better for the knowing and epiphanies I received out there. I would do it again in a heartbeat and wish we lived in a world where the fast experience was a part of our cultural way . . . I don’t think there is a person out there who wouldn’t benefit from it
— Alli
Being intentionally set apart from “civilization,” from food and any routine interactions, forces back open the world that I was closed off to for a long time. Everything from conversations with chipmunks, to sitting under and aspen for hours and hearing the coyotes howl at sunset reinforced what I already knew cognitively, but I was reminded in my core: I am in and of this world.
— Laura
I entered into the wilderness fast saturated in fear of the unexpected and exhilaration at the opportunity to reconnect with myself in context of the natural geography surrounding me. The time alone, listening, seeing, and feeling inspired a personal transformation I had not yet experienced. I walked out of my camp the last morning at sunrise with a new sense of self-knowing. Amazing.
— Jen

Watch this video if you want to know WHY unearthing your own genius MATTERS and so WHY you should come on this contemporary rites of passage trip!!

Questers 2015

Questers 2015

Post solo celebration on the beach 2014.

Post solo celebration on the beach 2014.

Home Camp

Home Camp

"Give Away" ceremony before we leave for home. [Thanks to Laura Schmidt. for the use of her photos.]

"Give Away" ceremony before we leave for home.

[Thanks to Laura Schmidt. for the use of her photos.]

I went into the vision fast under a cloud of confusion and stress, and came out on the other side with a depth of clarity that I haven’t seen in a long while. The container of the group under Kinde’s guidance created the feeling of security necessary to dive deep, as well as a place to bring personal insights into full light.
— Maggie
Awesome, Life-Changing . . . I now more easily relax into Being rather than fret about what I ‘should’ do to be responsible out in the world.
— Diana
At the time, I experienced a kind of upheaval, a turning inside-out; a rendering. Looking back, I see the passage of water over stone, a working away, a revealing; and, always, in a sun-filled clearing, a butterfly, all light and dance.
Did it change me? I don’t know. It moved my center west—towards seeing with open eyes, towards allowing things to be as they are.
— Bryna