Australian Tour

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NATURE PHILOSOPHY AUSTRALIA and NATURE'S APPRENTICE were thrilled to host Tom Brown Jr's first ever Australian Tour!

Program 1 - Tracking & Awareness, October, 2018

Program 2 - Philosophy & Temples of the Soul, October, 2018

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About Tom Brown Jr

Tom Brown, Jr is America's most acclaimed outdoorsman, and a renowned tracker, teacher, and author. When Tom was only seven, Stalking Wolf (Grandfather), an Apache elder, shaman and scout, began coyote teaching Tom in the skills of tracking, wilderness survival, shamanic practices and awareness.

After Stalking Wolf's final walk, Tom spent the next ten years wandering the wilderness throughout the America's with no manufactured tools - in most cases not even a knife - perfecting these skills and teachings. Tom came back to ‘civilization’ and began looking for people interested in all that he had learned, but found none. He felt lost and confused until a local sheriff who knew Tom called him in to track a lost person. Tom found the missing person and, in the process, found his Vision.

Over the next few years Tom earned his reputation as ‘The Tracker’ by finding lost people, and fugitives from the law. He has since worked with many law enforcement agencies, throughout the United States and internationally, on cases involving abducted children, lost hunters and hikers, and fugitives. He wrote about his experiences in a book titled The Tracker, which was published in 1978. Soon after, Reader's Digest ran a condensed version of Tom's story and included information on the Tracker School. That was almost thirty years ago, and today Tom Brown Jr.'s Tracker School is the largest of its kind, teaching people from all over the world and from all walks of life. Since the success of The Tracker, Tom has authored 16 books on tracking, awareness, nature observation and survival, including, Grandfather, The Vision, The Way of the Scout and a series of field guides, which have sold well over a million copies.


About Malcolm Ringwalt

Malcolm is the Founder and Director of the Earth-Heart Institute of Vision and Healing (since 1985). He is a highly intuitive healer and teacher who has helped countless people progress along their life’s journey. Malcolm guides people into their timeless spiritual core by putting them on the path of their own heart.

He runs vision quests, advanced quest-related programs, spiritual growth retreats, and personal intensives and counseling at locations nationwide. He has been on his spiritual path for over 45 years, has a Master’s degree in counseling psychology, and is an advanced clinical hypnotherapist. More importantly, perhaps the only thing that matters, he has been graced by the presence and teachings of several powerful spiritual teachers who have guided him to his own knowledge, including extensive study with Tom Brown Jr. Malcolm assists Tom teach the Philosophy series at Tracker School.

The Hosts

Kate Rydge from Nature Philosophy and Claire Dunn from Nature’s Apprentice are co-hosting Tom’s Australian tour. Both Kate and Claire studied extensively with Tom and Malcolm at Tracker School more than a decade ago, Kate completing the year-long Caretaker program. They are both honoured to be able to bring these teachings from such an intact lineage to Australia.


We acknowledge that we will meet and learn on Gumbanyggyirr country, the First Peoples of this land. We thank them for caring for the land and the waterways and value the sharing of their knowledge and stories. We pay respects to their Elders: past, present and emerging.