This page contains supporting content about vision fasts and related concepts from Beyond the Threshold and across the internet, presented in a variety of media formats.

Additional resources will be added periodically.


BTT Camping Skills Demonstration, Parts 1-3
Joseph Lazenka interview by Clinton Callahan

source: School of Lost Borders

Psyche, Nature and Cosmos

source: School of Lost Borders


  • Holding Sacred Space and Marking Rites of Passage

    Camila Adair interviews Meredith Little: Meredith, founder of the School of Lost Borders shares her personal journey into the natural world, where she guides people through rites of passages.

    source: School of Lost Borders

  • An interview with psychotherapist Anne Yeomans

    This is a half hour interview about Anne's Vision Quest, a four night journey into the wilderness alone without food. Anne describes her encounters with fear and how her sense of connection to the stars and to those who love her, sustained her through dark nights alone.

    source: School of Lost Borders


  • new research suggests nature walks are good for your brain, by Chris Mooney

    link to: The Washington Post

  • plants, birds, rocks and Jamie Oliver: shipping out to a desert vision fast, by Claire Bell

    source: Midlifexpress

  • Huffington Post: what is a vision quest and why do one?

    source: School of Lost Borders

  • a desert fast, by John Davis

    source: School of Lost Borders

academic papers

  • ecopsychology medicine walk, by Susan T. Robertson

    source: School of Lost Borders

  • rites of passage and the story of our times, by Will Scott

    source: School of Lost Borders


  • lost borders press

    Lost Borders Press publishes works we believe support the reclamation of our own earth-based wisdom.

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top five regrets of the dying


I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.

"Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming."

Internal strength is an absorption of the external landscape. We are informed by beauty, raw and sensual.

Terry Tempest Williams

Two Days of Silence

After days of feasting, fast.

After days of sleeping, stay awake

One night. After these times of bitter

Storytelling, joking, and serious

Considerations, we should give ourselves

Two days between layers of baklava

In the quiet seclusion where the soul sweetens

And thrives more than with language.