NATURALIST & AUTHOR, JON YOUNG
Awakening the Human Operating System
The Essence of Culture Repair
May 9th, 2014 @ Topanga Library
Building regenerative and healthy relationships; Deep nature connection and Cultural Mentoring; and Relating Holistically to the World Around Us
The Role of Deep Nature Connection in Culture Repair and Community Regeneration
October 30th, 2014 @ Topanga Library
Mentored in understanding the language of nature throughout his boyhood by a well known author and Tracker (Tom Brown Jr.), Jon went on to study natural history, anthropology and education at Rutgers University. His research led him to develop the 8 Shields Cultural Mentoring System, a model for resilient community and deep nature connection that is now applied by over 100 communities in North America and Europe.
Jon’s unique ability to deeply read and understand the nuances of animal communication through tracks, sign, and bird language, coupled with his understanding of the crucial impact of mentoring on regenerating resilient culture, have offered a unique contribution towards developing healing modalities for self, community, and nature.
Richard Louv, author of The Nature Principle, hails Jon as “one of the heroes of the new nature movement.”