Nature, Spirituality
and Ritual
Powerful Practices 
for Challenging Times 


For millenia human beings have developed ceremonies that deepen their relationship to place, honor the sacred, and create transformation for themselves and the world around them.  Join us for a deep journey into this powerful work.

About Nate


Nate Summers, author of Primal: Why We Long to be Wild and Free, has been a survival skills instructor for over 20 years with a background in anthropology, Asian studies, and natural medicine. He taught and directed at the Wilderness Awareness School for over 15 years, and  has served as faculty for the Desert Institute of Healing Arts, the Asian Institute of Medical Studies, and as adjunct faculty for Prescott College. Nate's passions include ethnobotany, natural mentoring, hunter-gatherer childhoods, natural movement, herbal medicine, internal martial arts, mentoring, and leadership. 

Nate holds a Master's degree from NIAOM (Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), and B.A.s in both anthropology and Asian studies from the University of Illinois.

"A few hours later we sat around a fire we had made with a fire kit."

 "Chunks of venison roasted on sticks over the fire, the smell was unbelievable. We were sore and tired, but also lit up. After awhile, we nibbled on some smoky, succulent chunks.  I’ve never tasted meat that good, and some sort of energy from the meat hit me hard. I felt wild, alive, and vital."

- Primal: Why We Long to Be Wild and Free

Why We Long to Be Wild and Free

About the Book

Primal explores the natural human desire—the primal desire—to fulfill our original design. From the telling of anecdotes and stories from author Nate Summer’s twenty years as a survival specialist to conversations with world-renown survival and human nature specialists to digging into the rewilding and free-range parenting trends, Nate explores how humans have—and continue to—pursue “survival” situations to fulfill their deep, soulful longings.

Your Primal Journey

Are you curious about exploring your own inner primal nature?  Have you read the book Primal and you are inspired and want to take the next step?  Do you long for ways to de-stress, deeply connect to nature, and feel peace and at ease within?  Are you curious about ancestral skills and your own hunter-gatherer journey? Do you want to know how to make fire?  To move wild and free like a wild animal? To forage wild foods and eat off the landscape?

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"I still remember the feeling in my body."

"As the juices from the succulent, slightly tart berries lingered in my mouth, I literally felt like I could run up a mountain. The fatigue, burn-out and feeling of being overwhelmed by the desert sun vanished. I stood looking to the west, and I could see row upon row of wild Goji berry bushes that had been cultivated by years of wildcrafting. I was looking at a historical medicine garden that had been tended by hunter-gather nomads in ancient times. The years of effort that they had put into the land were still visible... and I wasn’t in China."

- Primal


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