About White Wolf
About White Wolf
White Wolf Von Atzingen is the founder of the Ways Of The Wild Institute and is the Alpha Guide for all wilderness courses and workshops. White Wolf has extensive experience in the ways of the wild. He trained in the wild during his youth under an old Native Metinuwak (“medicine man”) and warrior. White Wolf will be however the first person to tell that he is in no way a “Medicine Man” or “Shaman”. He always says that he is merely a guide.
His native guide and Teacher taught him the old ways of living with the earth. White Wolf became a 10th degree black belt and Grandmaster in Small Circles of 5 Animals Jujitsu. In school he wrestled for 5 years. He also holds the rank of first degree black belt in Shao-lin kung fu, 18 hand lohan kung fu and Muai Thai.
Since he was 9 years old, White Wolf has held the Earth Path and Wilderness Ways in his heart. He has taught Earth Path Ways—The Ways of the Wild, Small Circles of 5 Animals Jujitsu, Kenjitsu and Combat Awareness around the country. He has lived primitively using the Earth Path Wilderness Ways for extended periods of time in wilderness areas around the United States in all seasons.
White Wolf will be the first to tell you that there are no such things as “Experts” in “Survival”. He once said, “Survival isn’t something you become an expert in. It’s more of the ability to adapt and surpass any situation where survival is the main objective. You can talk as much about how to work wilderness survival skills as you want, but you won’t get any better at the actual skills. The only way to get good at the skills is to use them, practice them as much as you can under as many different conditions as you can. I don’t talk about the skills, I do them, I work them and have been for almost three decades. But even with all that time and experience under my belt, I will never claim to be an expert in survival.”
He has climbed nearly 20 mountain peaks over 14,000 feet in the Rocky Mountain Range as well as over a dozen 13,000 foot peaks. These peaks were climbed in spring, summer, fall and the frigid ice packed winter. He tells some fun filled stories of being above 14,000 feet with 80 mile per hour winds and temperatures that dropped down to 60 below zero! Not to mention his harrowing experiences plummeting down permanent ice fields at 13,000 feet, braving hordes of mosquitoes living primitively in the forests of northern Maine, swimming with water moccasin snakes in the south and navigating the wild mountains of Honduras and river-lands of Nicaragua alone and without gear!
He is also an Energy Worker and Spirit Journeys guide. With many past combat injuries from 16 years of combat involvement in service to this country, he has worked diligently in his healing abilities using himself as a perfect subject. When he was in his mid teens he was forced into a highly specialized training division of the Central Government through the Central Intelligence Agency. After 3 years of training, he was employed by the Central Government for 13 years of “active duty”. All the details of this aspect of his life, as well as his escape and healing from severe trials can be found in his book entitled Shadow Scorpion.
His life is dedicated to teaching the ways of the wild, defending the medicine balance in life and seeking always to attain his highest purity. He now lives within the remote areas of the Green Mountains with his wife and son.
As do all teachers, White Wolf teaches many skills but his specialties are (in no particular order) awareness, hand to hand combat and martial skills, 4 element energy work, spiritual journeys, survival, totem work and assisting others in finding their personal power.
He is in all reality a warrior and guide. Specializing in guiding those who seek Medicine Wisdom to assist them along their sacred path of evolutionary healing and growth.
Not only does he teach Ways Of The Wild to groups, but also privately and volunteers quite a bit of time to the local elementary schools teaching these way to children, specifically, Robinson Elementary in Starksboro Vermont. Children Summer Camps are always a big hit in which a variety of skills are taught. He has also mentored through the Pathways Program in Addison County Vermont. White Wolf teaches outdoor skills as well as the “Medicine Ways” (natural ways to tap onto elements and pure areas of life to assist someone in their daily life) and the secrets hidden behind the Central Government he was taught many years ago.
For more information on White Wolfs credentials, trainings and experiences please see his autobiography entitled “Shadow Scorpion”, which is available on this website. You can also find out a great deal of incredible information in his radio and Internet interviews.
“Wolf is the Grand Teacher. Wolf is the sage, who after many winters upon the sacred path and seeking the ways of wisdom, returns to share new knowledge with the tribe. Wolf is both the radical and the traditional in the same breath. When the Wolf walks by you – you will remember.”
Because White Wolf speaks to many people on radio shows and seminars as a guest with a wide variety of other speakers, some people may get the impression that White Wolf and Ways Of The Wild Institute fully agree and support the speakers. This is not the case as clearly stated in a blog written by White Wolf.
“White Wolf is my true brother—spiritually and energetically. We are the Wolf and the Lion who work together to do what is right. White Wolf knows so much about the land, the plants and the animals. Anyone can feel safe and secure with White Wolf guiding them through the wilderness. What I have learned from him will support me forever. It is rare to find people on this Earth who are sincere, honest, helpful and kind. White Wolf is all of this and more! I am so happy to have found him in this lifetime and know that we will remain in connection eternally. The world is blessed because of him.”
Stewart A. Swerdlow, www.expansions.com
“White Wolf is one of the most amazing people you will ever meet. His incredible journey through life coupled with his natural gifts has prepared him to be a teacher with few peers. He is completely at home in the forests and will help you feel that way. He is at once masterful and authoritative and gentle, kind and humble. His teachings are simple, direct and extremely well organized. You will come away from each workshop and course wanting to know and do more.”
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