Encounters in nature, part 5: Bringing it home

Shoreline at sunset

The shoreline at sunset

photo by B. T. Newberg

Encounters in Nature: An Open-air Dialogue in the North Woods

with Celtic polytheist Drew Jacob, Vodou priest Urban Haas, and Humanistic Pagan B. T. Newberg

Part 5: Bringing It Home

Recorded with a Blue Yeti microphone on a Macbook

In today’s segment, the last in a 5-part series, we talk about what sticks with you after return from nature to your daily life.

B. T. promotes valuing nature no matter what others think or say, Urban observes how nature transforms and lifts up the soul, and Drew finds the fruit of living in nature to be none other than confidence and freedom.

All this and a crackling fire today on Encounters in Nature.

And now a question for you:

What do you “bring back” from an experience in nature that sticks with you for the rest of your life?

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Urban meditates

photo by B. T. Newberg
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6 Comments on “Encounters in nature, part 5: Bringing it home

  1. A good place to end guys, talking about integrity and how wilderness practice affects the whole of your everyday life. Listening to three intelligent guys with similar opinions makes me feel better about seeking this path more on my own. I’ve been kind of stalled on my wilderness practice over the last few years and it reminds me I need to follow my own path, too.

  2. Thanks, Aron. So glad you enjoyed it. Yeah, I think Urban, and I would tend to agree – there’s something about following your own nose that’s valuable and maturing, whether that nose leads you down traditional spiritual avenues or otherwise.

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  4. A great ending. I felt really akin to the descriptions of being aware of the spiritual moments that surround you everyday and how people often miss those moments. I’ve always kind of felt that those who feel the pull of being a spiritual leader, a priest for example, are meant to work on making people aware of those moments, even if it means that these people who find those moments end up following a path differing from the leader who brought that awareness.

    Sounds like you guys had a great time.

    P.S. Part of me is now itching to go and find that place you’ve marked Brandon (or do you prefer B.T. as the dialogue suggests?).

  5. >Brandon (or do you prefer B.T. as the dialogue suggests?)

    LOL. That’s funny cuz I told the guys that B. T. was just meant to be an online name, but after that they insisted on calling me B. T. the whole weekend. “B.T.” or “Beat” or “Beatdown.” 🙂

    Brandon is my name.

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