Shamanic Scout Training
A Three Month Journey Learning Shamanism, Survival Skills & Nature Awareness
We've been tamed for too long. I'm ready to feel wild and nourish the wild nature within me for it is authentic and real and nourishes the spirit inside me!
A Scout is one who has a heightened awareness and ability to move through any landscape. They have a deep connection and see the relationships and flows within a landscape and has the practical and internal skills to be within it.
Imagine journeying into the wilderness, gathering around the fire brought to life by primitive methods, of deepening your understanding of the plants, animals and land of the PNW.
Imagine tapping into your wild nature, of heightening your senses, learning how to read animal signs, understand bird language, and interpret the stories left by animal tracks. Imagine being part of the conversation the forest is having all around you.
Imagine learning shamanic drumming, the art of ritual, and the shamanic breath work to harness your internal energy. Imagine learning Shamanic techniques to cultivate your gifts and live your Medicine.
Imagine learning friction fire with local plants, to make shelter, locate water sources and navigate cross country. Imagine being able to identify local plants and trees, to know their significance in the landscape and their relationship with the animals and birds.
Where most wilderness courses focus on survival skills and neglect the deeper connections, we weave them together so you deepen your relationship with the natural world and learn the hidden wisdom revealed through direct immersion and application.
This is a powerful and intensive journey that leads to a solo overnight fire vigil on the weekend of the Summer Solstice where you make a fire by primitive methods and tend to it throughout the night in a sacred manner. It's a night of ritual, drumming, meditation and communing with the spirits of the land, animals, and unseen forces guiding you. It's a rites of passage and applying all you learned.
On the Solstice, the Scout Group will merge with the Shamanic Healer group also doing an Equinox to Solstice journey. We'll converge on the solstice to be in ceremony together. The next day as you go off into the wilderness for your solo fire vigil, the Shamanic Healers will gather around a ceremonial fire to drum, dance, and chant throughout the night to hold sacred space for your solo journey.
The following day we'll gather together with community where you'll experience an initiation. It's an honoring that you who first entered the forest is not the same who has emerged. It's to say we see you in the new now and the community acknowledges your shift. This is part of our Tree of Totems culture to recognize we begin these journeys to grow into our medicine/gifts for not just ourselves but so the whole community may benefit. We honor you.
Journey into the wilderness. Deepen your relationship with the land, animals, and plants. Heighten your senses and discover how to read the signs and be part of
the conversations of the forest
This is a skills based training. We journey into the wilderness every other Sunday, gather around a fire made by primitive methods, and immerse ourselves in the forest. This class is focused less on providing answers and instead on how to ask the right questions to lead you and deepen your own relationship with the forest, plants, and animals.
What You'll Learn:
How to make fire by Bow-Drill
Learn to identify five specific language patterns of birds and what they mean
Learn to Identify 6+ birds by song, visual, and habit
Basic Tracking & Animal Sign
Identify animal tracks
Identify their gait, direction and timeline
Begin to reveal their story and relationship with the land
Learn their Totem medicine, messages & powers
Learn how to harness their energies & unique gifts
Tree & Plant Identification
Learn how to identify the trees of our local region
Learn common uses
Learn why they grow where they do and what they mean in the larger picture
Learn 6 common plants and their uses
Scout and Shamanic Skills
Learn how to heighten your primary five senses
Learn to cultivate other subtle senses
Core routines to deepen your relationship with the forest
Shamanic drumming, rituals, & breathwork
You'll learn in a traditional manner where we weave immersion, storytelling, games, soulful dialogue & Way of Council, and fun adventures into a tapestry of awakening your medicine and integrating the skills learned.
This isn't knowledge you learn
It's wisdom you become
Details, Dates & More
We meet every other Sunday in a special spot amongst the Emerald Shadow Forest of Mt Tahoma (Rainier). We journey into the wilderness, gather around fire, follow the tracks of animals and learns ways of the scout.
7th & 21st
5th & 19th
2nd & 16th
Weekend of 21st, 22nd & 23rd
10am to 5pm
What You Get
You receive three month training
Six full day training with overnight camping (campout is optional)
The full course which includes videos, audios, worksheets, and practical step-by-step guidance.
Three Day Summer Solstice Retreat
Join our other classes for free (Fire Gatherings/Sadhana)
Plus you're fully supported and have access to Chivito during your journey. Call, email, or text him at anytime.
Payment Options Are:
4 payments of $249.25
(Ask about other payment options)
Full Investment is $997
HOW TO APPLY:
This is an invite only Journey. Please email us at Learning@TreeOfTotems.com and share why this resonates, what you'd like to get from this training and how you hope to share/apply it. We'll then schedule a FREE 30 minute phone interview. This is so we may connect with you and you with me, ensure you're the right fit and answer any questions you may have.