In our new world, wisdom is far more rare and valuable than knowledge.
For 99.99% of the time that we’ve been walking on two legs, the future was quite predictable. As a child, all you needed to do was mimic the older children and adults to learn all of the skills, both physical and social, to meet your needs easily. As a hunter-gatherer, you lived as an integral part of nature, did not understand the concept of work, and knew that “the best place to store your extra food is in your neighbor’s belly.”
The world has changed. Children are presented with a dizzying future that neither public nor private schools prepare them for. Our world now includes instantaneous global communication, 3D printing, early stage brain-computer interfaces, NASA’s new EmDrive which promises space travel without using fuel, and computer capabilities that continue to double every 12-18 months. Several companies anticipate they will achieve artificial intelligence within 1.5 years. All this leads to the prediction that nearly half of all US jobs are at risk of automation within the next 20 years. If we are to thrive in the new era, we will need to be creative, adaptable, cooperative and conscious of our choices.
Now more than ever, we need the solid foundation provided by ancient skills and our deep connection with nature. Through this journey of re-learning, we see the interconnectedness of all things. We learn the value of self-reliance and discover our unique gifts to benefit humanity. We find stillness. We expand our awareness, cultivate patience and self-discipline, develop empathy and express gratitude. We share. Our critical evaluation skills improve with our intuition. We learn to meet the challenges of the natural world and technological world honestly and with an open mind and heart. We laugh, go on adventures, and have lots of fun, too!
In our new world, wisdom is far more rare and valuable than knowledge. We are Wisdom Keepers… connecting the past, present and future. Join us!
Lead instructor Chris Morasky is a world-renowned naturalist specializing in Stone Age living and wildlife biology. With over 30 years of experience, Chris has committed his life to bringing humanity back into deep connection with nature. Chris has lived most of the past 30+ years in the wilderness and small communities of British Columbia, Idaho and Utah and now lives off-grid in the California Central Coast.
He has lived in Stone Age homes, homesteaded along the most remote mail route in the lower 48 states and led totally Stone Age expeditions into the wilderness. His teachers include Lakota, Shoshone, Arapaho, Crow, Blackfeet and Serri tribesmen, many wilderness skills experts and life itself. Chris’ workshops focus on awakening instincts, ancient skills and deep nature connection as doorways to understand more fully who we are, why we’re here and where we could be headed.
Co-founder Rachel Natland is a sociologist and cultural activist living in Los Angeles, California. Born and raised in Miami, Rachel has brought herself up out of the inner city, broken the cycle of abuse and addiction she experienced during childhood and has stepped fully on her path of personal freedom and societal responsibility. A lifelong student of metaphysics she has worked in mentorship for over almost 20 years aiding women in discovering their authentic selves and healing from addiction and trauma. Rachel is focused on collective liberation through the active dismantling of oppressive systems and the creation of regenerative cultural practices.