I’ve been deep in the reading of Randall Eaton’s books and I am fascinated by what he writes. The biggest focus of his work, as I understand it, is exploring the spiritual relationship between the animal and the hunter. I really don’t dispute much of what he is writing but I am curious how others view this spiritual relationship. Is it a carryover movement from the 1960s interest in the Native American Cultures? I don’t know how many of you remember the surge of interest in everything connected with the Native Americans but that decade did have a profound influence on a lot of people. I am not referring to the phony apologists who tried to capture aspects of the movement to justify every excess from drugs to sex. There was a serious movement that was focused on gaining a deeper understanding of the cultures that had been nearly destroyed and wherever possible preserving these cultures and it is from this movement that I suspect today’s interest in the connection between the spiritual and hunting.
I am really curious to hear how other view the spiritual movement within hunting.
8 months ago