The Way of the Wolf
About Wolf Medicine
Indigenous cultures refer to medicine as the essence of the person, place or thing. In our terms it is the essence of being a spiritual, physical, mental and emotional being. Wolf medicine is about the essence of wolf spirit. Wolves are very ritualistic—in as many ways as humans.
by carefully defined rules. There are specific territories that are
sacred. Their social behavior is based upon a hierarchical structure.
Each has its place and function within it.
a complex communication system, using body language. If you have difficulty
conveying your moods and ideas to others, wolf will teach you how to
empower your verbal communications with appropriate body language.
The ritualistic behaviors that establish the wolf ranks are part of its magic. Wolf packs are not entirely autocratic. Neither are they democratic. There are times when both occur, and it is this flexibility which adds to the success of wolf government.
Wolf can teach the lesson of proper governorship—a balance between authority and democracy. Wolf can teach you how to use ritual to establish order and harmony within your own life.
Wolf helps us to understand that true freedom requires discipline.
Our intent is to create the sacred space that will enable you to fully birth who you are, shedding the parts that no longer serve the fullness of your presence. Each person will be given the opportunity to be initiated into the wolf medicine.
We will experience
Wolf Medicine will build a community amongst nature. We will experience the healing of reconnecting to the earth by living in harmony with nature. We will experience a purification sweat lodge to enable each man or woman to shed old skins of being in the world. We will experience sacred space, where we will go into our self made den of darkness to enable the birth of our deeper self. We will experience being fully present with ourselves and with others so that we can make meaningful contact instead of talk at each other. We will experience talking circles to explore what it means to be a mature adult. We will experience the formation of a community and what it means to be a member of one. We will explore what it means to become a member of a community. We will explore what is means to be a man and a woman.
We Will Meet
The initiation is designed as an eight day intensive, experience amongst a natural setting. We will invoke the initiation the first day. For the next six consecutive days, we will explore wolf medicine through stories, journeys, a sweat lodge, and visioning. The final day we will complete the initiation and begin the process to return to the worlds from which we came.
Who Should Come
This is an advanced workshop designed for those people looking for the next step in their personal and shamanic development. The workshop is designed for people with extensive shamanic journey work through workshops or drum circles. It is preferred that one or more advanced workshops with One White Horse Standing be done prior to this
The fee for the Wolf Medicine program is $1800. If the full amount is paid
by February 15th of the program year, there is a $200 discount, so
that the program cost will be $1600.
See application for details.
Checks should be made payable to:
Payment plans are available, but must be arranged prior to the start of the program. No discounts for payment plans.
Sacred Space Holder
White Horse Standing has bridged the worlds
of business and spiritual healing. He has been a banker,
a management consultant and an indigenous teacher. He has
published 26 books and is listed in Who's Who in Finance & Industry
and Who's Who in American Law. He is the founder
of the Medicine
of Men program. He maintains a practice in executive
Schedule for Annual Initiations
[ ] May
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For Personal Care:
We will be living amongst nature. Hence, you will need to bring a sleeping bag, ground cloth and/or heat blanket(red and silver), and a ground pad. You will need to bring rain gear as we will meet rain or shine or snow or sleet. You will need to bring clothing appropriate to being outside. Hiking boots would be appropriate. Flash lights, a knife with a three-inch or larger blade, washable eating utensils, including plate/bowl, cup, knife, fork and spoon. You will need to bring soap and shaving gear as desired. Be mindful that the walking path to camp is rough terrain.
Each person needs to bring 3 to 5 gallons of water. Also, we will provide some food, however each person needs to bring non-perishable food for snacks that can be eaten without cooking, such as dried fruits, nuts, jerky, protein or granola bars, etc. This food will be commingled into a community pantry.
Please bring any rocks or crystals that want to come along. A medicine blanket is needed to take into your den, as well as any comforts for sitting in circle, such as camping chairs, back supports, blankets, pillows, etc.
notebook is encouraged.
FOR DEEP CONSIDERATION:
of the Wolf—The Mature Masculine
of the Wolf—Hidden Masculine—Victim
of the Wolf—Overused Masculine—Hero