This brand, WILDER, was born after I returned home from a life-changing solo trip to Mexico in 2019.
I journeyed with many medicines, one of which presented me with an enlightenment and following death initiation.
It completely shook me.
I experienced my own divinity and subseqent death,
I felt the incredibly *indescribable* torturous pain of what it feels to die suddenly, leaving a child behind.
It's true what they say about your life flashing before your eyes.
I was taken through the entire soul journey of letting go of this earth and what the soul experiences to enter into the void or nothingness.
I feel I journeyed the grief that was stored in my own chest from when my father passed (on this same day!) 11 years prior.
(You can't make this shit up).
It came full circle. I have now released this wound.
After this, I spent a week integrating, soaking in the magic and wisdom of the Maya people, learnt of their own use of talismans, of symbols, rituals, their love of astrology and magic.
I happened to be there for Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) where all the beautiful people came together honouring their ancestors with incredible altar displays, offerings, music and celebrations. I felt so at home. I felt so seen. All this, right off the back of my own death and rebirth experience. Pure magic.
The significance of this experience still gives me shivers.
As you can imagine, I came home different.
And so, I began to reweave my story. My purpose work.
WILDER, the brand was born.
The purpose of this brand is to help people to remember their divinity whilst staying connected to earth. To embody both animal and angel within.
Creator AND Creature.
To remember this dualistic nature, always.
And from all endings, comes new beginnings.
WILDER is an independent accessory & lifestyle brand specialising in symbolic divination talismans and tools. Our Owner/Designer Sarah Wilder designs each piece from the depths of her adoration and delight in the natural and esoteric worlds. Sarah designs them in Brisbane, Australia and has them crafted in mama Bali by a small team of artisans.
Our mission is to reconnect people to their inner creature AND creator through tangible, practical magic tools, all while being a part of a bigger vision - which is to support various nature conservation and humanitarian organizations.