I want to thank everyone of you that sent in your blessings on this the 45th anniversary of the Tracker School. It’s been an amazing 45 years to say the least. I think I learn more from all of you than you learn from me. It’s funny that when I started the Tracker School there was nothing out there that taught survival and tracking. In fact, most people had no idea as to what a tracker was. Yet unofficially I began to teach when I was only 13 years old. Uncle Joe who was a retired State Trooper had me teach a group of his men the art and science of tracking. We went on to meet 4 times a year until I turned 18. Again, thank you all for your well wishes. Blessings and In Medicine, Tom
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Hi Folks, You’ve probably noticed on our Facebook page that we all got together, meaning the instructors, caretakers and the Elders and spread seed all around Grandfather’s Camp and the Sacred Circle. This has been an ongoing tradition in my life since 1957 and I’ve never failed to give back to the animals. It’s always been during the holiday season that I will lay out a huge feast but the Month of Starvation usually comes here around late January or early February. I pay close attention to the deer population as well as various indicator birds and the state of their health. If I find that starvation is beginning to cripple them I will always put out more corn and seed.
In the overall picture of things the little food that we put out doesn’t make much of a difference but it is that sense of Giving Back, Caretaking, and becoming Healers of the Earth that makes us feel that we are at least doing something, anything to save the life of one animal or bird. Years ago we introduced our children’s camps to the power of giving back and I know that to this day many of those kids have grown up with children of their own and carry on the Giving Back tradition not just in the United States but in far flung places all over the world. I receive pictures and email telling of people who are following the tradition of Giving Back and it is a Blessing to see and feel that concentric ring journey outward, far and wide.
To this day I always like to have a small bag of seeds or corn nearby so that when I travel the winter forests I can put out little piles of seed for animals to stumble upon and have a small feast. The nice thing is that the Giving Back can be done at anytime of the year but it is best during the leaner or starvation months. In the end you will find a remarkable change come over you, touching you deep inside. A connection created because of on simple act of kindness on our parts. This Giving Back is an excellent activity go get your kids out into the winder woods and they feed the animals and explore.
Blessings and In Medicine, Tom
Happy New Year
Hi Folks, I wanted to take a moment after all of the Holiday hoopla was behind us to wish you all a very Happy, healthy and Blessed New Year to come. I know that things do not look good for the year to come and unfortunately they will get far worse than we’ve already seen. This coming year is going to be a pivotal year in so many ways and on so many fronts. Our Sacred Earth Mother is in very bad shape and growing worse day by day. The world, meaning the human world, is like a ticking bomb just waiting to explode. Right now it’s like sitting on a fuse leaving us to wonder when that final explosion or series of explosions are going to take place which will start a horrific chain reaction across the globe.
Yet even with all of the horrible things that have happened to the Earth, the world and the children of the Earth there is still hope. Hope is what I cling to every day, hope that like the turning of a huge flock of birds suddenly takes place and people wake up. We also have Prayer, the power of profound Silence and the ability to reach out and help in anyway we can. Every action no matter how small sends out a concentric ring through the Spirit that moves in and through all things. That concentric ring will generate others and reach deep into the hearts of all that can feel its power.
Faith, hope and prayer are our only resources. Reaching out and helping someone, healing the Earth in even a small way can and will begin to turn the flock. Stay close and in touch with each other because there are very few of us out there that follow that same Vision, Grandfather’s Vision and now our Vision. Together we can make a big difference.
May the Great Spirit Bless and guide all of your trails.
In Medicine, Tom
Upcoming Online Classes
Hi Folks, It is with a heavy heart that I have to tell you that Debbie, Coty & Rivers’ mom passed away a few hours ago unexpectedly. Apparently she was rushed to the hospital and passed away there due to complications from pneumonia. It was a shock to all of us and I would appreciate it if all of you could send a prayer for my sons and Debbies Mom and Dad. The family has been through a lot of heartache in that Debbies brother Michael was one of the pilots that hit the World Trade Center and now Debbie passed away. Love, Blessings and In Medicine, Tom
Upcoming online class: Spiritual Combat
for more info please go to https://www.trackerschool.com/courses/1593/Spiritual-Combat
Hi my Brothers and Sisters, I am so sad to bring you the news that our dear sister, Elder and Master Scout passed away this morning. To all of us who knew her and loved her we will really miss here especially at the Scout Classes. Peggy was one of my role models and I’m so deeply sadden by the news. What a lady, what a Scout. Love and Blessings, Tom
Update and Announcements
Hi Folks, I know that it’s been awhile since I’ve been on my blog and that is because I had to take a few months off from many things because of the busy summer schedule. My next blog which will be coming out shortly will be an emergency update. The reason for this blog is that I’ve become a very proud Daddy. I finally convinced my son Tommy to open his own school out in Oregon and it is amazing. Check out his web page at tombrown3.com and you’ll be amazed at how far he has come. Not only does he run private and semi private classes both online and physical but he specializes is several unique areas. When you look at his web site look at his photography and like me you will be amazed. He runs classes in Nature Photography which entails approaches to wildlife using some of Grandfather’s unique teachings to get you ultra close to the animals, picking the right environment, stalking and tracking to make your wildlife photography more amazing. Of course he runs classes in survival, tracking, awareness and several other areas. Remember that Tommy was the head instructor at my Tracker School for many years and also remember that I raised him. He could read, identify and follow tracks before he could actually read a word. You got to check it out.
Please pray for all of our brothers and sisters caught in Hurricane Ian in Florida. They are being hit hard and I’d like to ask the entire Tracker Family to try and reach out to them. Blessings and in Medicine, Tom