Where the Wild Things Are

ˈwildərnəs/
nounwilderness; plural noun: wildernesses

    an uncultivated, uninhabited, and inhospitable region.

The word Wilderness in Greek (eremos) means Desolate

synonyms: wilds, wastes, bush, bush country, bushland, inhospitable region or place; Moredesert, backcountry, outback, great outdoors;
informalboondocks, boonies
  1. a position of disfavor, especially in a political context or spiritual viewpoint: John the Baptist was the voice crying in the wilderness. If you are voice crying out in the wilderness, you are expressing an idea or opinion that is not popular; you might be the only person expressing that particular opinion.

Influences on the "Wilderness Experience of the Soul"

Geographical + Psychological + Spiritual + Biblical = Wilderness Theology

GEOGRAPHICAL

No Technology
Primitive
Remote
Uninhabited
Isolated
Off-the-Grid

EMOTIONAL

Unaccepted
Disrespected
Unloved
Wounded
Ignored
Prideful

SPIRITUAL

Unworthy
Rejected
Doubtful
Condemned
Ashamed
Guilty

BIBLICAL

Lack Truth about God
No Wisdom or Knowledge
Disconnection
Relational Distance
Spiritually Empty, Hungry & Thirsty
Isolated in "wilderness"