|Intro from Tom Brown
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Much has happened since our last newsletter and, as you can see, this
one is late again. There is no real good reason for this newsletter being late other than
Murphy's Law hit the farm hard over the past few months.
Actually, as I wrote this on November 12, it is the first break I have
had since mid-August. To say the least, it has been an intense summer with the classes
running every other week, and almost doubling in size. During the time this newsletter was
supposed to be published, Judy went into major surgery, and things got set back for a bit.
We both want to thank you for your prayers and support during this trying time. I could
feel the energy coming from all over the country.
As you all know, the second in the series of Field Guides is out, with
the third one due in the spring. Brandt and I are working on the fourth one now, and it is
shaping up ' just fine. Many of the skills in this book are not taught in any of my
classes.'l think my publisher is now taking me seriously when I say there will be 28
volumes in the series, as we escalate our attempt to bring the old skills and values to
I believe that time is becoming critical now as more of our earth is being raped and
butchered. I am personally asking all of you to get involved with any worthwhile cause
that is going on in your area to save the earth. Pray for world peace and try to lead
people back to the old ways and values of balanced harmony with the earth. Re-education is
the only way to change things, and we must all do our part in this greater vision.
On another note: The first Scout Class has far surpassed my expectations, and I am
proud to call all the members of that class "Scouts". It has really been a joy
to see those students transform into a fluid motion and harmonious existence with the
wilderness. It felt good when I could pick one of my scouts out of a group of students at
the last rendezvous. They walk and hold themselves differently than everyone else, and I
know that most of them are efficient survivalists and trackers. They can all be proud to
wear the red head band.
The Advanced Standard and Advanced Tracking classes have also reached new levels of
awareness and understanding. Now that the Standard Class has been intensified and advanced
in training with fantastic results, it has upped the results of the more advanced classes.
I do suggest very strongly that any Standard student who took their Standard Class before
June of 1982, review their notes thoroughly before attending an Advanced course of any
type. Call us if you have any doubts about what to practice or what new techniques,
skills, and philosophies are now being taught in the Standard Class. You could also take
one of this winter's Standard classes at a reduced repeat rate. Call for information and
Once again, thank you all for your support in making this past season one of our best,
and for sending us your friends and loved ones to share in the experience. Keep up the
All Good Medicine