NEO-ABORIGINAL LIFEWAYS

Plant Medicine
Plant Medicine
Primitive Blacksmithing & Knife making

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 Traditional Acorn Processing & Campfire Cooking

Oak trees have played a critical role in early human history around the world providing shelter, endless utilitarian applications, and most importantly–food.

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Primitive Wilderness Survival 2-Day Intensive

Our aboriginal ancestors were likely not concerned with the latest and greatest gear or extreme survival checklists as modern media would have it. Instead, “survival” was simply living in harmony with one’s self and the Earth, regardless of circumstance.

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Private Classes & Workshops

All of our primitive skills classes may be arranged as privates for individuals or groups.

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Winter Solstice Regenerative Living Gathering & FREE Celebration Potluck

The Winter Solstice has ubiquitously been acknowledged, by ancient people across the globe, as one of the most significant days of the year.

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Aboriginal CORE Skills Intensive

Ancient peoples relied on their skills and knowledge for the survival their family and tribe…

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Bushcraft Fundamentals I : Knifemanship & Woodworking

Knifemanship (the ability to efficiently, proficently, and safely use and maintain a knife), is a critical skill that forms the core of our primitive and wilderness skills.

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Primitive Arrow Making Intensive

Evidence of early humans using spears can be dated to nearly half a million years ago…

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 Primitive Animal Processing

Primitive Animal Processing Full day Intensive

A fundamentally integral part of human life, we depend on our plant and animal friends for food, medicine, shelter, and regenerating the landscape in ways that we are only beginning to understand.

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Bushcraft Fundamentals II : Fiber, Cordage, & Essential Knots

Before the invention of clips, carabiners, nails, staples, high strength polymer adhesives and industrial resins, humans relied on plant and animal fibers to and natural glues to bind, wrap, fix, and tie every day essentials.

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Ancestral Bow Making 2-Day Intensive

The advent of archery marked a technological leap for humankind that began at least 10,000 years ago..,

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Primitive Pottery Intensive

Primitive ceramics have been dated as far back as 30,000 years in the archaeological records. The oldest ceramic pottery has been dated to nearly 10,000 years…

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Plant Medicine

Plant Medicine Certification

Explore the fundamentals of hand crafting natural herbal remedies, drawing from ancient wisdom and modern understanding. signup-button-300x76

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Fire Medicine: Incense, Smudges & Moxibustion

The combination of the primal element of Fire and herbal formulations is sacrosanct in ceremony, ritual, and the preparation of herbal remedies.

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Medicine Pouch Making

The use of special pouches or containers for healing on both the practical level and the spiritual/energetic levels have long been used cross culturally for as long as the concept of healing and medicine have existed in human history.

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Introduction to Wildcrafting Herbal Medicine

In this class we will explore the relationships that ancient, indigenous people cultivated with plants and herbal medicines, through the physical senses, generational wisdom, experimentation, and shamanic practices.

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Aromatherapy Basics

The five basic human senses are not only the way we perceive the physical world, but are also a powerful pathway to health and healing.

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Herbalism

Wildcrafting Herbal Medicine: Water Based Remedies

Water, a living being and primal power is a capable healer on its own and has long been coupled with medicinal herbs…

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Medicinal Wine & Fermented Elixir Crafting

Fermentation has long been a critical facet of food and medicine making in virtually all ancient cultures..

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Herbal Balms & Liniments Fundamentals

Rediscover the ancient wisdom of natural, holistic medicines as we explore how fats, oils, and waxes may be combined with the power of our plant friends to modify and augment the qualities of medicinal preparations.

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Introduction to Preparing Medicinal Food

All traditional cultures approached food as both a source of sustenance and also medicine. By incorporating ancient traditions in food preparation with plant medicine fundamentals, we open a virtually unlimited potential for health and healing through daily nourishment and the practice of simple culinary principles.

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Herbal Tincture Making Fundamentals

As technologies and foundational understanding of health and healing evolved among ancient peoples, so did medicines…

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Handcrafting Aromatic Hydrosols

The use of special pouches or containers for healing on both the practical level and the spiritual/energetic levels have long been used cross culturally for as long as the concept of healing and medicine have existed in human history.

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Wildcrafting Herbal Medicine: Water Based Remedies

Water, a force and powerful healer on its own, has long been coupled with medicinal herbs to repair, balance, and harmonize….

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Crafting Herbal Poultices & Powders

The external application of herbal formulations as poultices, powders, and plasters to protect, detoxify, and promote healing has been a staple medicinal practice of shamans and medicine men and women since time immemorial.

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Herbal Preparations for Home and Personal Care

The conventional modern lifestyle has made the home a significant source of an individual’s toxic load. Industrialized chemical cleaners and personal care and hygiene products increase our risk for disease and pollute the environment.

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Primitive Bladesmithing 2-Day Intensive

Throughout human history, civilizations have been shown to make periodic quantum leaps in technological and cultural sophistication.

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Traditional Knife Hafting

Revisit traditional methods of fitting knife blades that artisans of the past used without modern glues, plastic finishes, and high powered machinery.

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Primitive Coppersmithing

Learn the ancient art of redsmithing and forge copper into accessories for both beauty and utility.

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Primitive Blacksmithing:
Medieval & Viking Cutlery

Join us in this beginning level blacksmithing class and learn the fundamentals of primitive Iron Age technology and forge your own Viking style food knife and Colonial style iron spoon.

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Primitive Bladesmithing 2-Day Intensive

Throughout human history, civilizations have been shown to make periodic quantum leaps in technological and cultural sophistication.

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Traditional Sheath Making

Custom fit your field blade with a hand made leather sheath, the old way!
*This class will be held in a primitive backcountry setting without access to modern amenities and will require a mild one mile hike with multiple stream crossings.

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