Connect to Your Environment with 'Wide-Angle Vision' and 'Foxwalking'


| 8/12/2015 10:06:00 AM


Tags: wide angle vision, foxwalking, spirituality, environmental awareness, Randy Walker, Vermont,

"Wide-Angle Vision is the doorway to Invisibility” - Grandfather

Two weeks ago I arrived at the Tracker School primitive camp while a Standard Class was being held. Students must first take the Standard Class before they are able to take any of the other classes the school offers. It was Thursday and when I walked into the center of camp, Tom Brown Jr. was giving his lectures on Awareness. Coincidentally, the second part of his lecture was all about Wide-Angle Vision (WAV). By the way, Tom claims, as Grandfather also claimed, there is no such thing as a coincidence. After posting my first blog entry, I felt hesitant to submit the next entry already written, as something felt unfinished to me. That feeling had to do with wanting to share more aspects of how WAV is so powerful.

After introducing how to get into Wide Angle Vision, Tom began to talk about how being there, takes you toward a Spiritual state of consciousness. Brain wave studies have shown that an adult who spends from 3 to 5 minutes in WAV, moves from being in predominantly a Beta brain wave state to one of Alpha, the next deepest brain wave state. The right side of the brain is stimulated by WAV. In other words, you move from analytical thinking to more experiential and feeling states of mind.

Tom then talked about other benefits of using WAV. It dramatically enhances your awareness, as you pick up on so much more of the environment. If you had the chance to practice WAV, you noticed that every now and then, you focus in on a particular part of the scenery and then you back into WAV. This is a natural phenomena when using WAV, Grandfather advocated varying your vision, moving back and forth between WAV and Tunnel vision. Notice what things draw your attention, there may be a reason you notice them. You also notice that you pick up on the smallest details and any movement in your view stands out. Another use of WAV is at night, where using WAV actually helps you see better in the dark. Walking in the dark while using WAV allows you to see shapes and shadows more clearly. It also heightens your sensory awareness, so you can sometimes “feel” things like trees and bushes before you bump into them.

Part of what Grandfather means in saying Wide-Angle Vision is the doorway to invisibility, has to do with how animals are sensitive to being looked at directly, in tunnel vision. If you have a pet, wait until they are laying down or otherwise focused, then tunnel you vision at them. Most likely, they will become aware of your attention and look up at you. This is even more true for animals that live in nature. If you come into contact with an animal in the wild and remain in WAV, they will not pick up on your presence if you keep still. Keep them in sight on the edge of your vision and you will be able to slowly walk or stalk toward them. As in most things, experience, or as Tom calls it, “dirt time”, spending time working on a skill, is what brings results.


say
8/16/2015 5:24:25 AM

Interesting phenomenon, at least from a city slicker perspective. I have had the wonderful opportunity to read about Tom Brown Jr's unusual as well as intriguing "coaching" work back in the early nineties, when I was trying to understand the concept and significance of "splatter vision", as mentioned in innovation strategist Wayne Burkan's 'Wide Angle Vision'.


hanedge
8/14/2015 9:21:31 AM

Hi Randy! I joined so I could comment on your post! I stumbled upon it and it's no coincidence.. :) I just wanted to express how I appreciate this post and how it played a part in the synchronistic patterns that are showing up more and more in my life. A friend who I have been seeing (she is a student for years at the tracker school and now does a healing modality based in the teachings) has been helping me immensely over the past couple months, she just shared the wide angle vision practice with me and synchronistically, I recently read about something similar in a Carlos Castaneda book. And now here's your post, popped up on my screen while I was reading about canning food... Anyway, just wanted to share that I like this post a lot and thank you! -Hannah




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