“I’m still tingling from my in-depth, heart-opening conversation with Boyd Varty, a true man-of-the-earth whose book, “The Lion Tracker’s Guide to Life,” I ravaged through last week in eager anticipation of this recording.
Boyd Varty grew up on the verdant plains of a South African safari, within touching distance of the epic wildlife most of us only catch glimpses of on 2D screens. As a lion tracker, Boyd has studied the movements and mindset of the animal kingdom in a way I have never encountered before. He’s articulately folded the truths from the bush into the human experience, using his background to explore trauma – both for himself and as a facilitator for others – in sacred ceremonies.
Medicine flows through this man, and this raw, meaty, wild ride of an episode is as enlightening as it is emotional. ” ~ Luke Storey
In this episode, join us as we talk with Boyd Varty, author of “The Lion Tracker’s Guide To Life”. A wildlife and literacy activist Boyd Varty, had an unconventional upbringing. Born to a family of conservationists, Boyd grew up on Londolozi Game Reserve in the South African wilderness, a place where man and nature strive for balance, where perils exist alongside wonders.
Since childhood, Boyd shared his home with lions, leopards, snakes, and elephants and has spent his life in apprenticeship to the wisdom of nature. Boyd survived a harrowing black mamba encounter, a debilitating bout with malaria, even a vicious crocodile attack, but his biggest challenge was a personal crisis of purpose. As a university student, he studied psychology and ecology, supplementing his education by learning martial arts in Thailand, hiking through the jungles of the Amazon, and apprenticing to a renowned tracker from the Shangaan tribe deepening his intimate knowledge of the natural world. Boyd grew up speaking the local language and learning the true meaning of coexistence between people and with nature.
It’s safe to say that we’ve all suffered one time or another, but oftentimes people remain in the drama-filled stories that they, themselves, have created. I know I have. With this, the suffering doesn’t end… it only replicates. In this episode, Boyd breaks down a few of his own stories of suffering and his discoveries from the untrue stories that he placed atop the kind reality.
The Cure of The Wild with Lion Tracker Boyd Varty | AMP #300
by Aubrey Marcus
Boyd Varty is in the unique position of being both a lion tracker, and a tracker of human psychology. What he learns from nature he can immediately share as a lesson for our own mental, emotional, and spiritual well being. In his latest adventure, he spent 40 days alone in the African bush. He encountered fear in its purest form, and grace in its most divine. He’s also one hell of a story teller!
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