photo by Carine Roth

photo by Carine Roth


Guided by Kinde Nebeker and Carine Roth

August 15 to 25, 2019

A contemporary rites of passage experience for modern people.

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 this 11 day vision fast ceremony enacted in the beautiful landscape of Utah. Includes time to slow down and and prepare for a four-day solo fast on the land, with some days of integration following.

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

Sliding Scale Fee: $650 — $950*

To reserve your spot, make your $200 non-refundable deposit through PayPal (coming soon), or mail a check to: New Moon Rites of Passage, 741 South 400 West #2, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101. Balance is due one month 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.

Your Guides


Kinde Nebeker MFA, MATP-EP holds a Master’s degree in Transpersonal Psychology with a concentration in Ecopsychology. In the last decade, she has trained as a Wilderness Rites of Passage Guide, completing workshops and apprenticeships with The School of Lost Borders, Animas Valley Institute, and Naropa University’s transpersonal psychology department. She is the creator and owner of New Moon Rites of Passage and works with individuals and organizations in many areas of change and transformation, such as leadership, life transitions, grief, conscious elderhood, general psycho-spiritual development and wellbeing.

Coming from a long background in design and design education, Kinde is committed to cultural renewal through the work of deepening and transforming our relationships to the natural world, to ourselves and each other — creating the conditions for the shift in consciousness that we must make in order to become a sustainable species on the planet.


Carine Roth 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 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

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
 Ceremony on the land.

Ceremony on the land.

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
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

Your Genius is Calling

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
 Deep connection to that which is essential and profound.

Deep connection to that which is essential and profound.

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
 Gifts and community.

Gifts and community.

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