October Book Club with the Wild Within

44 reviews
Oct 24, 2021
Group size: 1 - 25
October Book Club with the Wild Within
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44 reviews

Oct 24, 2021
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

We will be reading Martin Prechtel's

Secrets of the Talking Jaguar :
Memoirs from the Living Heart of a Mayan Village


One Virtual Meetings:

4:30 PM EST - 6:30 PM EST

Sunday, October 24th 

"Twenty-five years ago, a young musician and painter named Martin Prechtel  wandered through the brilliant landscapes of Mexico and Guatemala.  Arriving at Santiago Atitlan, a Tzutujil Mayan village on the  breathtaking shores of Lake Atitlan, Prechtel met Nicolas Chiviliu Tacaxoy--perhaps the most famous shaman in Tzutujil history--who believed Prechtel was the new student he had asked the gods to provide. For the next thirteen years, Prechtel studied the ancient Tzutujil culture and became a village chief and a famous shaman in his own right.In Secrets of the Talking Jaguar, Prechtel  brings to vivid life the sights, sounds, scents, and colors of Santiago  Atitlan: its magical personalities, its beauty, its material poverty  and spiritual richness, its eight-hundred-year-old rituals juxtaposed  with quintessential small-town gossip. The story of his education is a  tale filled with enchantment, danger, passion, and hope."



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44 reviews
We believe the greatest adventure of all is in living our one wild life—the life that is entirely our own and has been waiting for us since we were born. Wild Within was founded to help you step into that life. We support those on this journey through retreats, gatherings, courses and workshops. We draw upon the healing and transformative power of community, the wilderness, the journey and a wide range of ancient traditions and modern teachings to aid those who hear the call of the Wild Within.


Deeply gratifying and powerful experience. For years now I've been plagued with questions as to how to embody a balanced masculine. This 8 week intensive journey took me into the depths of my own manhood and showed me things I hadn't even known were there. Feeling reinvigorated and more centered in my power. Getting the chance to connect with men from all different backgrounds and walks of life, and learn to love those men as my brothers as we held space for each other and simply offered to just "see" and be seen by the other was incredible medicine for me. Thank you Alasdair& Lou. The program the 2 of you put together was pure magic. Job well done. Also Brian, Mike, Carlos, Jason, Kyle, Vipul, and Tom. I'm truly grateful for every last one of you, my brothers. ✊🏽
By Luke S for Wild Man Within on 23 Jun, 2022
This retreat exceeded my wildest expectations. With an intention of connection, I got exactly that. Connection to community, connection to nature, and connection to myself. New relationships, new questions, new curiosity a new inspiration for life. Big ups to the leadership of this group.. Alasdair, Julia-Roxanne, Kelly, Lou and Krista are the real deal. So genuine and passionate about serving and finding the goodness in others. If you’re on a spiritual journey looking for a community and support this retreat is the perfect remedy.
By Carlos M for Oregon: Awaken on 21 Jun, 2022
A last second decision to join this group but one with no regrets. The Wild Man Within mens group has been an eye opening experience for me exploring the archetypes of being a man as we know it. The biggest benefit for me has been the feeling that I’m not alone. The support and wisdom of the leaders Alasdair and Lou, as well as the other members in the group is something very hard to find these days. It’s great to have been part of this group for this past session. Highly recommend for men seeking support in their spiritual path.
By Carlos M for Wild Man Within on 21 Jun, 2022
The wild man is an experience for those looking to better understand themselves along with their fellow man. Lou and Alasdair were great leaders through the process—each used their own unique gifts for facilitating and guiding the discussion. It was a memorable experience.
By Mike B for Wild Man Within on 16 Jun, 2022
Wild Within Book Club is always a wonderful experience with great book selections and conversations that deepen the meaning of the text. Discussions enrich the topics presented in the books and the facilitators honor all participants with inclusivity.
By Thomas W for June Book Club with the Wild Within on 15 Jun, 2022
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