John V Davis
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Wilderness Retreats and Rites of Passage
These pages describe several kinds of wilderness-based work I do. They focus on wilderness rites of passage, wilderness solo retreats, vision fast, and a wilderness retreat integrating the Diamond Approach and nature. Here, you can get general information about this work as well as specific details on upcoming trips.
Diamond in the Rough 
Wild Nature, the Diamond Approach, and the Soul
2018 dates will be decided soon
Central Colorado mountains
Click here for a program description. 
​An updated program description for 2018 should be available soon. Please check back or email me with your interest.

For more information and to register, go to 
School of Lost Borders website.

Or email us:
johnvdavis [at]
adebaldo [at]
This wilderness retreat is a time to step outside of your familiar life, be nourished by nature, find the support of community and deep listening, and receive renewal, guidance, and inspiration for your inner journey. 
Some Articles and Book Chapters on Wilderness Retreats

Diamond in the Rough, ReVision (2011)

A Desert FastRitual and Healing, Don Eulert, ed. (2013)

Wilderness Rites of Passage: Initiation, Healing, and Growth (2013)