EastThe Path of the Naturalist
The Science of Tracking
Nature Connection Mentoring
Creating the container for harmonious community living. This includes both the physical provisions, as well as the invisible cultural structures. Providing a better life for one’s people: whether that be at the family, community, or societal level. Primitive gardening and horticulture, long term shelter, village design, tending the wild, caretaking the edges, sustainable living patterns, advanced primitive skills and technologies.
The Human Nature School’s dedication to fostering connection with nature, community and self, reveals that which we are truly facilitating through the practices of deep nature connection: The realization of each student’s individual Soul Path. This work naturally guides people towards a greater expression of their true purpose, lived in tangible ways through creative leadership and joyful service within the world.
When the following inherent qualities arise within our students, it indicates to us that we are succeeding in our efforts. These are based on our understanding of the information Gilbert Walking Bull gave to us about the Lakota people’s Seven Sacred Attributes.
Aliveness and Agility
Caring and Tending
Conscious awareness of the physical/mental/emotional well-being of others. The individual is experiencing true empathy and acting upon their sense of what is needed to bring balance and harmony.
Service to Community
Desire to play a meaningful role in service to community. The individual realizes their own unique gifts and abilities, as well as how to utilize them for the betterment of all; seeking out what one can do to be truly helpful in any given situation.
Creatively problem solving and adapting to any given situation using whatever resources are available– without complaining or wishing for things to be different. The individual has cultivated a storehouse of relevant skill and technical knowledge; internal strength and resilience; ability to protect the whole community; capacity to endure through hard times.