The Wolf Connection: What Wolves Can Teach Us about Being Human (Paperback)

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Discover the transformative lessons from one of humanity’s oldest teachers—the wolf—with this enthralling, accessible, and “beautiful book” (Helen Hunt, Academy Award–winning actress) that “is rich with meaning, emotion, and spirit. A must read” (Douglas W. Smith, PhD, leader of the Wolf Restoration Project at Yellowstone National Park) to help us restore our connection with nature, our communities, and our deepest selves.

Myths from cultures around the world show that wolves have enthralled humankind for millennia. In The Wolf Connection, Teo Alfero, shamanic practitioner and wolf conservancy founder, shows how interacting with wolves and wolfdogs can benefit people from all walks of life. By restoring our ancestral bond with these resourceful beings, we can reclaim the best of what it means to be human.

The Wolf Connection offers twelve Wolf Principles to awaken our intuition, live more authentically, and heal from trauma. The principles draw on knowledge that Teo and the Wolf Connection sanctuary team have gleaned firsthand through their Wolf Therapy® education and empowerment program, as well as the findings of wolf biologists and the wisdom of First Nation elders. Stories from myriad sources including Wolf Heart Ranch provide a compelling understanding of the lessons wolves have to offer us.

About the Author

Teo Alfero is the founder of the Wolf Connection sanctuary and creator of Wolf Therapy®, a singular program that empowers individuals dealing with psychological and emotional pain, addiction, and trauma using the human-wolf bond. Teo is a transformational teacher and shamanic practitioner whose work is strongly influenced by that of Carlos Castaneda. He is a TEDx speaker, one of the 100 Making A Difference, and a member of the Association of Transformational Leaders. He has been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and other major media. Born in Argentina, he now lives with his wife and daughter and the Wolf Connection pack in California. To learn more, visit


Praise For…

“In the hills of California a team of people, led by Teo Alfero, are healing human beings and the world, one wolf at a time. Wolf Connection is the story of how at-risk wolves and at-risk human beings are healed by coming together to serve each other and the ancient connection between them. Like being with these wolves, reading this book nourishes and reminds us that we support and are supported by this ancient partnership . . . beautiful book.”
— Helen Hunt, Academy Award–winning actress

“With heart and soul, Teo Alfero digs deep into the psyche of the wolf, its biology, ecology, and behavior, then shines what he has learned back on humans. He suggests a way forward for both species, a connection of sorts, that will help people come to grips with their inner selves, troubled or not, and in the end his message helps both humans and the wolves. Using the teachings of Carlos Castaneda as inspiration, this book is rich with meaning, emotion and spirit—wolf spirit, not just human. A must read.”
— Douglas W. Smith, PhD, senior wildlife biologist and project leader of the Wolf Restoration Project at Yellowstone National Park
Product Details
ISBN: 9798986601700
Publisher: Atria/Enliven Books
Publication Date: October 11th, 2022
Pages: 320
Language: English