Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My past, present, and future plans....

I am sure by now many of you may have heard that I have left New Jersey and moved to Ohio. You may have also heard that I am also no longer working at The Tracker School. I have indeed moved to Cincinnati. The Midwest is beautiful, and this part of Ohio is known for its many native sites as well as many mounds, including the serpent mound, which is the largest effigy mound in the world. As you can imagine this whole area has a very intense energy.
I have spent the last 7 years working at Tracker school. I had many amazing experiences during my time there, getting to educate thousands of wonderful people from around the world, all the time doing a job I loved. I am so very thankful for my years there and the wealth of friendships and memories I will carry with me for the rest of my days. It is with heavy heart that I say goodbye to my Tracker family and the Pine Barrens. What the future holds for me there I cannot say, only time will tell. I will take this time to thank my father for instilling in me a passion for the Wilderness and the Primitive skills that sustained our ancestors, and how to fight to save the earth one person at a time. Dad, I love you.

Moving on to the present I will use this posting as to announce something that has consumed a huge amount of my time as of late. I have founded my own school, which I will be calling the “Primitive Arts Collective”. My mission statement is as follows:
“To foster a better understanding of nature and the earth by learning and practicing the ancient skills that sustained our ancestors. By doing so we develop a deeper connection with life itself, and learn how to exist in an ever-changing world”.
One of my goals is to teach classes here in the Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana area. I meet more and more people everyday that are excited to learn primitive skills and I look forward to the first classes which are going to be coming up rather quickly. I will also be travelling to teach, Visiting groups and other like-minded organizations in this country and abroad.

Another goal of mine is to bring together, from time to time, some of the great teachers of the primitive arts at one location to teach groups of people. It seems to me that there is often a separation that exists between organizations for one reason or another. In this day and age there is more need than ever to pass on the collective knowledge that we share. By being scattered and divided we do not reach as many people, and in turn more of the earth succumbs to destruction.

Lastly, I want to mention another organization I have been working with. It always seems that when one door closes another opens. I am glad that I know when you open yourself to the universe the universe opens to you! For the past several months I have had the pleasure of consulting for an amazing company know as “Black Umbrella”. www.blackumbrella.com Their mission; Black Umbrella builds practical, efficient disaster plans for individuals, couples and families. I have been helping them do everything from designing emergency first aid kits, to training their tactical specialists in Urban and wilderness survival and tactical awareness. I look forward to June when we do the first ever “Arts and Science of Primitive Living” class for clients and specialists. I will take this opportunity to thank Catherine and Andrew for this great opportunity and all of the Business mentoring I have received from them. You guys are awesome and I look forward to working woth for a long time to come!!!

I finally have my website up and running. You can visit the site at www.primitiveac.com
The site is VERY basic but will be expanding daily. For now you can find out info about the school as well as some upcoming classes. There is also a contact page on the site if you want me to put you on my mailing list or if you have any questions for me.

Information about the school can be found on Facebook;

Primitive Arts collectives Facebook page:

And lastly the Actual address;

Primitive Arts Collective PO box 58352 Cincinnati Oh 45258
phone # 513.878.0400

please contact me If you are interested in booking a class at your location or you may be interested in teaching a class through Primitive Arts Collective. Any questions about anything can always be directed to me through the Primitive Arts Collective website contact page.

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I want to thank all of you for your thoughts and continuing support! I hope to see you all in the near future. Give thanks, Tom Brown III