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9th Annual Wildman Gathering

Heart of the Wildman

August 18 - 20, 2023

Southern Appalachian Mountains

Heed the call.

Dive deep.

Embrace the heart of the Wildman.

 Weekend of Elemental Initiations for Men:


Connect with your healthy Wildman heart and the heart of the ancient forest and the Earth.


Journey into the Otherworld through breathwork and live music.

Fire & Spirit



Receive the blessing of the Wildman in the sacred mountain waters.

Celebrate 9 years of Wildman with us!!!


In 2023, we are celebrating the 9th annual Wildman retreat.  


Here is an invitation to all men who wish to co-create your destiny in alignment with your soul’s true nature, or as the Buddhists refer to it as one’s dharma.  When our lives are filled with passion and aliveness, when our cups are overflowing, and we hold a deep resonant stillness within, then and only then have we embraced the Wildman – the healthy, sacred, timeless masculine living in harmony with all their relations, including the Earth.  A thriving relationship with the Wildman allows us to make life decisions that are drawn from the deep well of our timeless souls.  Our Wildman is alive and we have access to all of the collective memories and dreaming.  The Wildman feeds our hunger and longing

for something more.

“I seek a full expression of the Wildman uninhibited…to play, pray , and go deep with a bunch of truly uninhibited wildmen, yet embrace it in a way for others who hunger to touch that place.”      
 ~ James Mayfield-Smith

This is not a process oriented workshop.  Wildman retreats are completely experiential.

You will go within.  You will go deep.  You will dance.

You will bellow and scream, and also sit in deep stillness and silence.

Embrace the Wildman within.

You will walk away a new man.

Rafting Trip or Caving Trip in 2023

To sign up and pay for the raft trip (class 3-4) with your Wildman brothers, please click on the appropriate PayPal button below.  We will be rafting on Monday the 21st of August.







Registration Fee

Early-Bird $520

+4% PayPal Fee (or mail a check to avoid fees)

Optional Monday rafting/skydiving trip is $160

(includes Sunday dinner and Monday breakfast)

Registration: An option to pay a $100 deposit to reserve your spot for Early-Bird rate ($520.00) is available, with the remainder due by June 21, 2023.  All balances are due by June 21st.  The Regular Rate of ($620.00) kicks in on July 8, 2023.


Camping on site is included in the price of registration.  Some rooms are available in the retreat house for an additional cost. Please ask about pricing and availability.

The meal plan is part of the cost of the weekend. You may bring your own food and still eat with everyone else if you like, but you will not have access to kitchen facilities (plan to bring your own). Omnivore and vegetarian options will both be available as part of the meal plan.

Cancellation refund policy is return of payment less a $75 service fee through July 15th, 2023, or you may carry the full credit for up to one year if you let us know within 2 weeks of the weekend that you cannot come.  After July 15th, we will be unable to refund any cancellations.


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Jeremy Schewe


-Creative Director-


James Mayfield-Smith


Grandfather Mowgli

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