During the awareness lecture at the Standard Class I tell the story of how, during the writing of “The Tracker” I was at a loss to convey to my readers how Grandfather and I got “into the wilderness”. I spoke of going out onto a jetty in the middle of a raging gale and reveling in its power, its awe, and it’s magic. It was there that I learned how to teach the true approach to wildness, to release the animal within, and to find the rapture, the awe, the inspiration, the excitement, and to be spellbound by the “Temples of Creation”. For those of you who have been on one of my famous swamp walks and loved the experience, then this class is for you. Prepare to get dirty, very dirty, and very wet. You will feel very much alive and empowered by this experience. I will take you into the philosophy and approach that Grandfather and I used to immerse ourselves in pure wilderness. As I say in my classes, “safety, security, and comfort are another name for death.” I want the edge and so will you when you join me on this class.
Prerequiste: Standard, Philosophy 1
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Volunteers are a vital part of making each class a success. Having graduates of a class available to answer questions and help out in workshops is of tremendous value to current students, and provides a much larger pool of people they can turn to for assistance. As well, volunteers help to prepare and serve meals, head up the student crews and assist Instructors and Interns in lecture and workshop preparation - all of which are essential when it comes to keeping classes running smoothly. And don't forget, whenever you're not needed as a helper, we encourage you to sit in on the lectures and participate in the exercises and workshops. It's a great way to brush up on your skills, or discover what you may have missed the first time around!