This two year course will give you an advanced knowledge of your place in nature, you will discover what your own personal medicine is and what gifts and talents you want to bring forth to the world and to this tribe and planet. We will cover a huge amount of subjects giving you a huge tool box and encyclopedia of knowledge, so you can go on to specialise in any of these skills as a career or just as a hobby. There will be 8 weekends of practical and hands-on experiential learning, expanding our capacity to face new challenges and push through our fears of the wild and the unknown frontiers of the wilderness. Our minds and spirits will be purified and strengthened and in peace by the end of the year, with a feeling of overwhelming bliss and belonging, to the people on the course, to all of humanity and to all the other species living with us on this earth
It's also a school that is deeply woven with indigenous wisdom and spiritual work. We put a great emphasis on the spirit skills that are also completely aligned with the physical skills, you cannot have one without the other we believe, that's how these teachings have been passed down .
These skills activate character traits of self reliance, confidence, knowledge, empathy, strength and wisdom.
WildEarth wants to reunite the world with their birthright which is to be able to live comfortably with the earth and all the animals within it.
Come join us in the beautiful hills of Huntley in West Gloucestershire on a colossal 1500 acre piece of land with a sunset hill point, a witches cave , monk-jack...its very wild !
It's a primitive camping spot, but we think experiencing truly how it is to be living in the wild is very important...toilets will be a dug out pit and a gas hot shower with views of the forest!
There is no light pollution or falling from mankind , the forest has been left untouched, this is true wilderness!
Dates for the first year course :
Wild food / Fire / Flint
It's a wonderful time of year, and it's one of the most abundant times on the calendar. Nature always provides and this walk will start to show you her beautiful miracles of how easy it is to sustain ourselves on plants only.
Bow drill is one of the most primitive ways to make fire, there will be a demo and lecture on the history of fire and paleolithic / neolithic technology.
Come and discover the Paleolithic way to make an arrowhead, by flint knapping (the art of working flint). We will delve into Paleolithic history and retell the stories of ancient hunter gatherers while we craft and work.
We will teach you how to connect with the-spirit-that-moves-through-all-things, the world of the unseen and eternal and you will learn how to interact in that world, how to know if a plants edible or medicinal, how to know where the nearest pack of deer's are, how to use your body as an oracle to answer questions and many more pure but simple techniques to enrich your life, in ways you could never imagine.
This course begins our work with spirit. These teachings are the distillation of an ancient Lipan Apache lineage honed and simplified by a remarkable elder called Stalking Wolf.
Coastal Foraging Wild food abundance, this is an incredible and enchanting weekend that will leave you wanting to stay in the ocean forever, because we come from there, and when we really connect with the plants and the seaweed we get taken back in time, to a long time ago, when we were fish!
Mushrooms / Berries / Bows
We will hunt for berries, nuts, seeds, essentially getting ready for winter, we will process and gather food and talk about primitive storage methods.
We will delve into the way of the Scout with emphasis on routines of invisibility, stalking, stealth movement and camouflage. There will be night games and wars beware! The scouts were trained to get in and out of any situation, and most likely out of life threatening ones, they were masters of their environment, never leaving a trace, not even a footprint, shrouded in mystery and in spirit.
Bow making - Start your bow making life skills! You will make a medium sized bow out of hazel.
You can come to as many weekends as you wish over the next two years, every weekend is available to drop in on, and you can come back to the ones you missed in the future.
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Please send all payments to: Mr. J Tidd 07033203 089249 with reference of the course .
Please call me if you have any questions about payment / installments or general queries: 07474159371 JOHNNY or email us at email@example.com
100% refund will be given if cancellation is 3 weeks before the start of the course, 50% refund will be given back 2 weeks before course starts, 0% if cancellation is within 2 weeks of the course starting.
We are advertising and taking bookings with the expectation that courses later in the year will happen. If a course has to be cancelled at any point due to government restrictions relating to COVID-19 we will of course refund your course booking fees in full, although we regret we cannot be liable for additional costs such as travel or accommodation.
Wild food / fire / flint
Morning: Opening talk , Gratitude circle , talking stick , sit spot meditation .
Afternoon: Wild food walk, wild food feast , drawing and journaling the plants.
Afternoon: Plant spirit meditation and ritual. Connect with the essence of the plant world, through a simple journey and exercise to bridge the worlds of humans and earth spirits.
Evening: Dinner / storytelling / fire
Wild food and Master Fire Class Day
Morning: Sit spot meditation / stretching
More wild food and a recap on the plants we learnt from the previous day .
Afternoon : Bow drill is one of the most primitive ways to make fire , there will be a demo and lecture on the history of fire and paleolithic / neolithic technology.
We shall spend some time with flint and steel .
Guidance on caretaking fire, tinder bundles and general information on wood and types of fire for different situations will be talked about.
This is one of the most exciting bushcraft days you can experience. Come set your world on fire and rub sticks together to make a coal using the bow drill !
Evening: Primitive cooking / fire
Come and discover the Paleolithic way to make an arrowhead, by flint knapping (the art of working flint).
We will delve into Paleolithic history and retell the stories of ancient hunter gatherers while we craft and work.
Morning: Sit spot meditation / stretching. Making a glass arrowhead, learning the basics on glass first is essential to make mistakes on and learn to utilise all the tools before setting to work on a flint arrowhead. This is really a creative and fun day .
Afternoon: Flint knapping! welcome to the very tricky art and science behind making Paleolithic tools. It for sure is a deep rabbit hole and one that conjures mystery and devotion in all of us, how did they make such beautiful tools from nothing ? without any teachers? It's a miracle really as you jump down that hole! What a creative pursuit it is and I hope many of you go on to master it...it's been a huge part of my life for some years.
Evening: Fire / Night games
Anyone can come for this weekend no prerequisites needed.
These spiritual skills have grown out of living in harmony with the earth and we wish to honour our earth connection in order to expand our experience into the realms of spirit in a grounded way.
The focus of this course is on philosophy skills rather than survival. We encourage full participation with all activities and ask for some assistance with basic food preparation and camp duties.
We run a Paleolithic Survival School, steeped in cultural re-generation, remembering and reconnecting with ancient knowledge and wisdom accumulated from tribes and native people all over the world . The emphasis is on wilderness earth living skills and being able to thrive easily in any terrain.
This is the third weekend in the two year course that will give you advanced knowledge of your place in nature , you will discover what your own personal medicine is and what gifts and talents you want to bring forth to the world and to this tribe and planet.
Have you ever wanted to be a completely autonomous individual who can tap into their wisdom any time, any place, The Spirit That Moves In and Through All Things can be communicated with at all times . Come and talk and commune with the greatest power we have on this planet.
This short and powerful workshop attunes you to spirit, nature and your soul.
Do have a important question you need answered? Do you want to find out your purpose in life? Do you need to know how to heal your relationship with your father ? Confused or indecisive about something?
So this course is for you. Discover the hidden power of your innate wisdom within yourself that is directly connected to all of existence, the spirit worlds and your guides.
It is time and age to become empowered and find the secrets of the Great Mystery on your own, no books, no guru's, no psychologists, no doctor's. It's all inside of you.
Overview and results of the workshop :
Morning: Sit spot meditation: ritual, introspection, gratitude / grief. Opening circle, gratitude circle talking stick .
Afternoon: The four worlds and spirit communication, how when, why and what for ? We will delve into intuition, the higher self, and how our lives can be transformed by getting connected to ourselves and everything else around us.
Grandfathers sacred silence: This is the foundation of all of our work with nature, ourselves and the spirit world all around us. This meditation is the most powerful way i have ever come across to get connected immediately, it never fails . It's a dynamic journey full of practical Jedi techniques that will enhance and transform your everyday life forever, this is truly the cornerstone of the lineage . We shall take time to journal and reflect on the meditation.
Evening: Fire dinner / storytelling
Morning: Sit spot meditation ritual , introspection , gratitude , stretching. Opening circle , gratitude circle talking stick .
Plant communication / Inner vision ... we will sit with the plants and merge with their spirits and speak to them directly. Inner vision is pure magic and is connected with the whole universe, we will start to learn how to receive messages from all around us opening yourselves up to the greater powers and wisdom .
Afternoon: Vision Walk. Learn to use nature as our guide and wisdom keeper, a pure mirror for our souls, take this opportunity to seek the answer to any question in the world that we need to know the answer for. This is a truly miraculous ritual that you can take with you back home forever more, again realigning us and reaffirming that we are taken care of and nurtured in any situation. Journalling.
Evening: Fire / Primitive cooking / storytelling
Morning: Sit spot meditation, stretching. Opening circle , gratitude circle talking stick .
Afternoon : The spirit that moves in and through all things : Finding what you need in nature using body talk . We will take a journey through a story that you will put yourselves into experienced body talk, how the subconscious speaks to us through messages, visions, signs, symbols and dreams. You will be given tasks of finding water or certain animals through body talk.
Spirit walk: Learn how to come out of your body easily and see what's around you! This is so much fun and a skill that comes in handy in multiple situations.
Evening: Fire, dinner
Morning : A talk and Q and A on the future of our planet , how we can prepare and help one another walk on the shamanic path We will discuss our roles and our purposes as we move and flow into indigenous wisdom and learn about the original codes of creation.
Afternoon: Healing the world, nature, animals and people around us , we will use the force and the white light to heal and produce remarkable effects , on water , plants , seeds and humans . We will learn to harness its power to be able to utilise it in different situations . The white light is universal energy , chi , life force , and is very important to channel and work with in a variety of survival situations.
Time for jounalling in nature at your sitting spot .
End of course at 4 pm .
Anyone can come for this weekend no prerequisites needed.
WE INVITE YOU TO DELVE INTO PLANTS AND NATURE CONNECTIVE LEARNING...
Amongst playing, sunbathing and walking in this exquisite area of outstanding beauty, we will take a look at the fields and forest around the beach, the beach plants and of course the seaweeds. You will not believe the flavours to experience down there and you will not want to come back!
There's something that wants to keep us down by the ocean's shores, and it's not only the sun, surf and relaxed feeling, there's something in our soul that comes alive with the ocean, playing and swimming amongst the seaweed fronds and rocks and identifying all the strange little creatures in the rockpools....
We will learn to cook wonderful recipes from all the plants and seaweeds that we have found along the way, creating the most succulent wild food dishes, all the while getting replenished by the sea air and expansive views of the ocean.
We will also forage for plants and flowers in the forest with the possibility of berries and mushrooms too!
The kids will have plenty to do and be amused by ! Nature gives us a deep happiness that we can't really get from anything else, and so going back home completely revived, feeling alive and full of well being!
In this course you will gain knowledge in:
Dinner, fire, opening circle.
9:00 am: Wake up , have breakfast , make fire and have a talking circle.
10:00 am: Stretching , tai chi .
10:30 am: Get ready to go down to the ocean for your first wild food walk.
1:00 pm: Lunch
2:00 pm: Wild food walk
4:30 pm: Swimming , sunbathing
6:00 pm: Sunset, primitive fire making and wild food dinner.
9:00 am: Fire, breakfast
10:00 am: Stretching, animal yoga
10:30 am: Wild food walk
11:30 am: Lunch
1:30 pm: Walk along the jurassic coast and wild food walk
4:00 pm: Pack up and prepare to leave camp
mushrooms / berries / bows
Anyone can come for this weekend no prerequisites needed.
Autumn is here and there's a wonderful bounty and abundance of food to delight our taste buds and see us through the winter . We shall delve into mushrooms, berries, plants, nuts and roots. Winter is also a time to get really stealthy and get your ninja skills polished up, because as Paleolithic hunter gatherers, this was our time to store and process large amounts of food. We shall be talking about this process a lot and experiencing it for ourselves first hand.
Morning: Wild Food Walk - Mushroom I.D. and foraging for berries, nuts, seeds, and general food preparation for winter. Scurrying away our food in Autumn gives us plenty of time to relax during Winter and sleep a lot! We will take 2 walks during the day, and go over approximately 12-15 plants, berries, nuts, etc. After the second walk we will take a rest, journal and draw what we have found.
We will make a drying rack and make some fruit leather and dry some meats, showing you the methods of food preservation.
Evening: Fire, dinner, night game.
Morning: Wild food walk again to go over the plants , berries etc so we make sure they are firmly in your heads!
Afternoon: The way of the Scout has a huge emphasis on routines of invisibility, stalking, stealth movement and camouflage. There will be night games and wars beware! The scouts were trained to get in and out of any situation, and most likely out of life threatening ones, they were masters of their environment, never leaving a trace, not even a foot print, shrouded in mystery and in spirit. They took off to live in lands that no other human could survive in . We will enquire and seek to harness this knowledge and wisdom, to merge ourselves even deeper into oneness, where we are moving as silently as an owl and aware as a wolf.
These are some of my favourite skills to learn and harness, they take us into deep nature connection, keeping us on our tiptoes, aware, silent and connected with Spirit.
Evening: Dinner, fire, talk and discussion on winter living.
Come And Learn The Fine And Primal Art Of Crafting A Bow
Learn how to make a flat/long hunting bow of around 20-25 pounds, this is the crudest form of a bow and is the easiest, quickest to make and is very important to learn when you are in dire circumstances!
I will give a full axe and draw knife safety lecture, and explain proper use of them. Then you will start working on your own piece of seasoned hazel, and i will take you through all the processes of layering out the bow, shaping the profile, and tillering. Under full guidance, you will slowly whittle away your own bow. We will endeavour to give you a solid foundation of bow making from start to finish so you can go home and make more!
Afternoon: Archery and the use of bows in hunting situations, bow and arrow war, in two teams shooting arrows with felt tips, yes loads of fun and getting your vision into shooting moving targets.
5 pm: time to go and pack up!
“I found the workshop in India led by Johnny eye opening and heartfelt. His technique of getting the group to be inside nature and switch their minds to tune into the natural world was powerful. He has a good way with people making one feel relaxed and allows the group to smile, storytell and interact. He managed to impart knowledge without lecturing.
"Johnny is attentive, curious, and intrinsically responsible. I learned both about nature and about being a quality human being."
Location: West Gloucestershire / Devon
Price for the whole year:
Deposit of 400 should be paid to confirm your place for the year. The full amount can also be paid in installments throughout the year.
Prices per day:
Please email us if you have financial difficulties.
April 16 - 18 - Wild food / Fire / Flint
May 28 - May 30 - Spirit Philosophy
June 11-13 in Devon - Coastal Foraging
Oct 8-10 - Mushrooms / Berries / Bows