John was featured in Irish wellness magazine, Positive Life. A brief but sweet article.Read More
John was featured in FAZ (Frankfurter General Newspaper), Germany's national newspaper on Saturday 6th April 2012. He was featured in the section 'Mein Weg', 'My Way', which features people who live inspirational lives. The link is in English and German.
- Download pdf in German In the Rhythm of the Xhosa
John appeared in the regional Eastern Cape newspapers in South Africa. The front page of the Daily Despatch Newspaper, and page 3 of the Herald on Friday 15, 2011. In these articles he talks about his journey in taking Xhosa Sangoma Medicine overseas. * Please note the journalist incorrectly referred to John as 'Locksley' instead of 'Lockley'.
John appears in the latest Sacred Hoop magazine, issue 71, March 2011 edition. The article is entitled 'Together we are strong'. Here John talks about his work as a traditional South African Sangoma/ Shaman in the rural Eastern Cape and townships (Ghettos or informal settlement areas). Download the pdf article, Traditional Sangoma Article.
John was featured in the June 2010 edition of Spirit & Destiny Magazine in the UK. He speaks about his role as a Sangoma in post Apartheid South Africa and how recent scientific evidence suggests that we are all descended from Africa. Read the full article here:
John was featured in the latest edition (issue 11) of 'Sacred Fire' magazine in the USA where he talks to Jeff Baker about his journey to becoming a Xhosa Sangoma. Read the full article here:
John was a guest on Karabo Kgoleng's afternoon show on SABC SA-fm on the 10th May 2010. John was invited to speak on 'Sangomas and the World Cup'. Karabo asked him what it was like to be a white sangoma in post-apartheid South Africa, and also the role of Sangomas in soccer. Listen to the show here:
John was a guest on Matthew Bannister's 'Outlook' show on the BBC World Service on the 13th May 2010. Matthew spoke to John about his recent blog 'Sangomas & the World Cup' and his role as a white healer in South Africa. Listen to the show here:
John was a guest on Sean Moncrieff's afternoon show on Newstalk, a Dublin, Irish radio station on 17th May 2010. He was interviewed by Fionn Davenport, where he discussed what it means to be a Sangoma and their role in the South African World Cup. John spoke about traditional South African medicine, herbs and soccer. To listen to the lively, humorous show please click below:
This article appeared in the South African Daily News 25 Feb 2010 It features John working as a traditional Sangoma on a South African farm helping to bring healing after domestic upheaval.
JOHN Lockley is a sangoma. He is one of the few white men in South Africa to be initiated in the Xhosa tradition of sangomas. Ironically, Lockley, who also holds an honours degree in clinical psychology, does not like being referred to as a “white”... read more...Daily News 25 Feb 2010
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Feature article appearing in the 'South African Newspaper' in the U.K., 14th July 2009. The article features John's journey from the townships in the Eastern Cape to teaching 'Ubuntu' workshops to people in the United Kingdom.
The Jo Thoenes Afternoon Show, BBC Radio Oxford – June 03, 2009 (20 mins approx) John discusses his journey to becoming a Sangoma and how it has changed his life.
Listen to the full interview here: John Lockley BBC Radio Oxford interview
With regard to this interview, John would like to make clear that as far as he and other Xhosa elders are aware, he is one of the first white men, in recent history, to become a fully initiated Xhosa Sangoma. However, there are reports of other white people becoming Sangomas in various indigenous tribes within South Africa.
(The Star, South Africa - March 23, 2007) John Lockley was in trouble, he needed help. A man appeared in his dreams, telling him to find a Xhosa sangoma, but as a young white boy during apartheid, he didn't know what this meant. When Jonathan Ancer asked him: “why not me?”, he replied…
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