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Wilderness Mind

Wilderness Mind refers to the ancient philosophy and way of living in harmony with the Earth, of being part of it, being one with it. It's an approach to life that sees humans as being one with the Earth, rather than separate and apart from (and better than) the Earth.

There are as many approaches to this as there are people on this Earth. Here are some...


"There is a way of living which is liberating, which does not make us feel trapped and isolated. We could call it "the wilderness mind". It doesn’t matter whether one lives in the city or in the country, whether one works in a factory or a university. The secret to this "wilderness mind" is keeping the power of wonder of the universe alive. If we keep this sense of awe, we will remain young forever. If we lose it, we wither inside."
--Enviroscapes, Oct 1995

 

Wilderness Mind
by Allan "Bow" Beauchamp

Back to the Pleistocene! (To Save the Earth) (now only on the Stone Age Skills website)
by Storm

Nature Walk Downtown - Look Up; Look Down
from The Monday Garden, by Sue Sweeney

The Wilderness Mind
A chapter from The Quest by Tom Brown Jr.

Chief Seattle
The famous speech - turns out it wasn't really made by Chief Seattle after all!

Parallel Lives
by Mike Pedde

Trees
From the book, Wandering, by Herman Hesse

The Eagle's Cry
The story of the Six Nations' Tree of Peace

The Gift of Cycles
Prayer, from Jan Longboat (Turtle Clan, Mohawk Nation)

Native Indian Thanksgiving Story

 

Please also visit the related site, Wildwood Tracking, for information on tracking animals, stealth movement, and awareness.

 

And on the Leatherwood Trail website...

Vision Quest
An informal guide to this ancient method of seeking.

Mutant Message Down Under
If you are a fan of this book, then please read these documents to find out why the Australian Aborigines are so deeply offended by it.

 
lose all to gain all
a depth of faith to fill the void

inner vision a harmonic formed
from inner eye and inner touch
track the sounds

and watch for what is missing
watch for what is missing
watch for what is missing
--Alison Mazie
 

After my day was almost done, I stopped to make a fire and relax.
--Allan "Bow" Beauchamp