The Loss of Stuart Wilde and His Notion of Becoming Normal

It’s difficult for me to write about Stuart in any great length as I don’t want to ‘puff piece’ things up. I like to keep it pretty low key. But I wanted to touch on something that may address some people’s questions and feelings — I get lots of emails.

Stuart at Barge Inn (crop circle pub) Wiltshire, UK

One that stood out the other day was from George who said that since Stuart Wilde left the earth plane things haven’t been the same. He said that beyond his flaws there stood something amazing.

George is spot on. When touched by the teachings of Stuart one never looks at the world in the same way again. Since his passing the sense of loss we feel is that something extraordinary has left us which can never be replaced.

Because Stuart was outrageously larger than life, for me it illuminated, in big bright lights, that we stand inside the triumph (or is it glory?) of our own seemingly preposterous existence.

He showed us the nature of living a life that is grandiose and out of this world, but the journey also embodies a marked spiritual grace where all is sacred.

This was very special. No person held these two seemingly contradictory aspects together like he did. The loss we feel teaches us about the preciousness of this energy and how we can make the best of our own contradictions.

I often get emails from people who ask if there is a group or a gathering or a study manual of his teachings. There is none. It would be like asking a sage for a manual about living a spiritual life. She would tell you to stop being silly and go and walk in the forest.

Throughout the decades that I knew Stuart, he always said that his teachings were ephemeral. At various times an energy came forth, coalesced into something profound and then quickly dispersed.

Because of the intensity and sheer extraordinary creativity of his seminars they could never be sustained for very long. Eventually each show had to be wrapped and packed because not only did Stuart lose the energy for it, everyone involved became sticky. It was entirely natural.

The hardest thing for a teacher to do is to tell the people to leave and become normal. But few spiritual teachers can because they are sustaining their own self-importance with their so called higher learning. The students or followers are not being set free, rather their egos are being massaged to sustain the teacher. It all becomes dark and manipulative.

In his later years Stuart often talked about life being a process of becoming normal. I was intrigued by this as his life seemed anything but.

However It wasn’t a call to become pedestrian and boring. I understood it to mean two things.

Firstly, as people get more and more removed from their natural selves, they get more and more bonkers and less normal. Normality is a move back to the centre, back to authenticity. The grace and poise of being human.

Secondly, becoming normal is to step back from the teaching, understand it for what it is and go back to the people and do whatever it is that you do. Be a unique individual that has one confident and assured foot in the fringe and who also has something to offer humanity (and remember to look them in the eye and tell them what you want).

So we kind of absorb the ambient spirit of Stuart Wilde. We feel the loss, acknowledge it and use that feeling to be at times a little outrageous, to be creative and a little wild; constantly reminding ourselves of the sacredness in all things.

At the same time step up and live a normal life so we can offer something to the world without it driving us completely nuts.

It’s good that we are always learning about new things and updating our information. Stay in touch. If you feel you need a bit of inspiration or a reminder of what Stuie was on about then pull out that book or recording.

James Wild

Categories: Spirituality

10 replies

  1. LOVE it. Had the great good fortune of “waking up” spiritually in 1993 and immediately finding his books in a bookstore. He became my first teacher and I got to attend his 8-day Warriors in the Mist. What a profound impact he has had on my life. AND THANK YOU SO MUCH for the Quick Theta Energy Recharge. It’s fabulous.

  2. Thanks for the article James, I never did meet Stuie in person but miss him like a brother. If theres people asking about his teachings he worked on the The Hooded Sage with Khris Krepcik, if you didnt already know, you could be directing people there. Cheers Alex.

  3. Thank you for this, James. If it’s any comfort to KERRYROGO, some of us read Stuart’s books for years and passed up the seminars with not enough money as the excuse. Probably I was not ready for Stuart when that happened. Then when I looked into an ayahuasca event, I could not do it because I was taking Prozac. Now we have all Stuart’s books and recordings to work with. I am still trying to understand and use what he says about ego and pride — and to be kind and humble.. . .

  4. I was a ‘student’ of Stuart Wilde’s for years , I was led to read The Force when I was 18 and through the years I purchased all his books , tapes , walked barefoot through the forest at dawn ..and even saw him in Brisbane once on tour. I would rush to the computer each morning for one of his Wilde Wisdoms and shed a tear when he died , lighting a candle by the window sill in his memory. He was my main inspiration and teacher for many years. I always wondered how I could replace his loss , who would be my spiritual authority now in this scary matrix. I am grateful that fate led me to Barbara Marciniak and her 5D Pleiadeans , a trusted source of infinite wisdom, practical and ‘no frills’. Not Stuey but they are also close to my heart now and yet another level of learning for me.

  5. It’s been the opposite thing for me. I discovered Stuart Wilde on the day he died. I had vaguely heard of him, but nothing that ever stuck. Then all of a sudden he’s gone, and suddenly his writings became so clear, like a light had been lit over them.

  6. I loved your essay and still read and study Stuart’s books. I get it all the way. Stepping back from the teaching and just being and doing what you heart says is right. I have been a spiritual maverick and rebel since I first picked up The Force back in the last 70s. I m=think I have most of Stuarts material but sometimes something new floats in. Thanks for a great morsel to reflect on. Be well! Dano – USA

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