Featuring John Lockley, Xhosa Sangoma/Shaman of South Africa, who leads ceremonies in his native South Africa, Xhosa tradition, worldwide. He is unique in being initiated in three timeless traditions: African Shamanism as a Xhosa Songoma, Yoga and Zen Buddhism, and he also holds a degree in Clinical Psychology. John is reputed to be one of the first white men in recent history to become a fully initiated Shaman, or Sangoma, in the Xhosa lineage of South Africa—the tribe that gave us Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Shot on location at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, Brooklyn, NY, USA October 11, 2012
Traditional healers or shamans (Sangomas) of the Xhosa People of South Africa use sacred ceremonies involving herbs, songs and trance rhythms to connect with the ancestors and the natural world to encourage a profound remembering and honoring of the human spirit. John Lockley is a fully initiated and trained Sangoma entrusted to bring traditional Xhosa medicine to anyone seeking this sacred remembering and connection.
John Lockley Website http://www.africa-shaman.com