Honouring our Bones in Kerry, Ireland
Sep
22
to Sep 24

Honouring our Bones in Kerry, Ireland

The Way of the Leopard

Exploring our Bones, Opening our Heart

A two-day intensive Retreat At Aloha House with John Lockley.

We can only fully step into who we are as people once we take time to honour our Bones (Ancestors) and where we come from.

John is known as an 'Ancestral Healer', a sangoma from South Africa. He apprenticed for 10 years under his Xhosa teacher, MaMngwevu, becoming one of the first white men, in recent history to become a fully initiated Sangoma (traditional shaman) in the Xhosa Lineage of South Africa. This is the same lineage as Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela.

Intention for this Retreat

To be-friend our Ancestors (Bones) so we can more fully step onto our life-path in this world and the next.

 The Way of the Leopard

African teachings speak about the importance of first connecting with our bones, heart and body in order to understand our spirit and path in life. The leopard teaches us about the innate intelligence of the body to help navigate our spirit in the world around us. John will teach aspects of the south African trance dance or ‘xhentsa’ to help people to activate their ‘umbilini’ (kundalini) centre and awaken their senses.

 Shaking Medicine

John brings his unique ‘shaking medicine’ dance to Germany. It is a powerful way to unlock your blocks, wake your body and connect to your soul. It is open to people with all levels of fitness, old and young. People move at their own pace. It is a joyful celebration of movement resulting in people laughing whilst dancing.

Ancestral Reconnection Ceremony

The whole weekend will be done as a ceremony. John will lead people in an ancestral re-connection ceremony. This is a simple process of placing incense sticks in an earth altar in the centre of the workshop room. Our ancestors are our gateway to the spirit world and we need to give thanks to them for the gift of life that they have bestowed on us.

Purification using Plant medicine

Participants will be cleansed with medicinal plants. This helps to remove energetic blocks so people can dream and connect with their life calling. This is done via the feet. Each person will place their feet in a bowl (square) of medicinal plants mixed with water.

Ancient Art of Dreaming

 A core part of John’s teaching is Dream interpretation or as he says, “appreciation”. Our soul speaks to us through our Dreams, guiding us to live happier and more conscious lives. It is important for us to learn the language of Dreaming, the oldest and most universal language in the world. Sadly, this language is dying out and we see it in the destruction of the natural world. To bring it back all we need is the intention to remember our dreams and give them more respect and attention.

Participants will learn:

• To move & dance like the Leopard to become one with nature

• Heart-Beat meditation to still the mind and energise the body

• The importance of connecting with our ancestors (Bones)

• The 3 levels of Dreaming to reveal our destiny and uncover our calling

• The power of plant medicine to cleanse the spirit and energise the body 

Exchange: €280 + accommodation.

To Book:  info@johnlockley.com.

For Accommodation at Aloha house  louise@louisekleu.com. 

 

 

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Killorglin, View from Aloha House

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Sep
30
4:00pm 4:00pm

The Language of Dreams - Free Webinar

Leopard Warrior - Free Webinar Series

The Language of Dreams

Times:  11am to 12pmEST, New York  11am, London 4pm

Join us while we discuss dreams, the Language of the Soul.  Dreams have perplexed mankind for aeons. Today John will discuss some core themes on Dream work from his book 'Leopard Warrior'.  

“Everyone is called and everyone has a responsibility to wake up to their calling, accept it and listen to where it is leading them.”

How can you tell the difference between a mundane dream that mirrors your waking life of shopping, working and going about your business; with something more profound and mystical that leaves you with a sense of spaciousness and quiet inside?

John will talk about the 3 levels of dreaming and how participants can start to understand their dreams and how they are being directed by spirit during their nightly journeys.

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions.

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Oct
12
to Oct 17

Divinations in Portland

Sessions offered:

Divination OR Plant Healing. Clients need to indicate which session they prefer. For plant healing John requires about 24 hours to mix the medicinal plants.

Do you want to connect to your Ancestors?
Are you spiritually lost and seeking Direction?
Do you often wonder what your Dreams are saying?

If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions then John can help you. John is an ancestral healer, diviner, and traditional healer from South Africa with over 20 years experience. 

Divination: 'Throwing the bones'
As a traditional sangoma John is a trained 'diviner' and he receives messages from the ancestral world through dreams, trance dancing and 'throwing the bones'. 

Each session is a ceremony whereby he chants in isiXhosa and creates a circle with tobacco. He chants the names of the client's ancestors into the circle. As the bones fall they create a constellation, representing the client's life. John speaks about the constellation, indicating the client's strengths and challenges. In keeping with the sangoma way, John often gives clients home-work involving private ceremonies or meditations.

NB: These are not fortune telling sessions, but rather sessions to help people discover their gifts, and overcome their challenges. The power of these sessions is dependent on the client’s intention to work on themselves. John is simply a guide. The stronger the client's intention to realise their destiny or life path, the more energy is given to 'the bones'.

Suitable for:
People searching for more direction in their lives, and a way to connect to their bones (ancestors).

Plant Healing
Clients place their feet in a mixture of plant medicine and warm water. They soak their feet for about 20 minutes. During this time John chants in isiXhosa, rattles and encourages the client to listen to their heart beat. Heat in the form of either incense or moxa sticks is applied to the soles of the feet to aid the flow of energy.
Plant healing occurs over three days. The first occurs with John, then the plant mixture is given to the client and John demonstrates how to use the simple mixture for days 2 & 3.

Suitable for:
People who are suffering from fatigue; trauma, emotional or physical.
These plant cleanses are also very helpful to aid in Dream recall.
* This is one of the primary techniques used by traditional healers throughout Southern Africa to cleanse the spirit and help people connect to their ancestors and dreams.

Cost: $195

To Book: Email: laurrien@gmail.com

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Oct
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

Leopard Warrior teachings from Africa

LEOPARD WARRIOR TEACHINGS FROM THE HEART OF AFRICA

Join John Lockley, a traditional African Shaman known as a 'Sangoma' from the Heart of Africa, Nelson Mandel's tribe, the Xhosa nation. John will regale people with songs, stories and teachings from one of the oldest shamanic cultures in the world today. 
The Leopard in African represents nobility of spirity and connection to both the natural and mystical worlds. Most African traditional healers work with Leopard medicine. 

John's core teaching is about helping people to develop their instincts like a leopard and become spiritual warriors i.e. stand in their own power, dignity and connect with their innate humanity known as 'Ubuntu'. 

Leopard Warrior Teachings involve:

 * Ancestors, how to connect to them, * Heart-Beat Meditation, the Art of connecting with our Inner landscape and * Dreams, Learning the language of our Soul.

John is a pioneer in bridging African traditional spirituality and healing with Western Psychology. His Xhosa name reflects this i.e. 'Ucingolweendaba' meaning the bridge or messenger between people and cultures. He apprenticed under his Xhosa teacher MaMngwevu, becoming one of the first Westerners in recent history to be given the honorary title by his elders and Xhosa community of 'ligqira linkulu' (Senior Sangoma).

LEOPARD WARRIOR BOOK LAUNCH

John will also be launching his new book 'Leopard Warrior' published by Sounds True. Participants will be given an opportunity to get a signed copy. 

BOOK REVIEWS

"This book is brilliant!
Lepard Warrior is truly a remarkable account of the initiation of a white male in South Africa into becoming a Sangoma. This is quite a sign to be entrusted with these deep ancestral mysteries. John Lockley shares a wealth of stories that will bring tears to your eyes as well as inspire you to want to learn more. The exercises he provides are simple yet transformative. !"

- Sandra Ingerman, MA author of Soul Retrieval and Walking in Light: The Everyday Empowerment of Shamanic Life

"A beautiful invitation to open your eyes and heart to whole new worlds of shamanic healing and spirit. A reminder to trust your dreams and inspiration, and to love, dance and awaken to mystery."

Jack Kornfield
Author of A Path With Heart

People will have an opportunity afterwards to ask questions and to get their new book SIGNED by John.

Ticket price: $20

To Register for this even: Please Call New Renaissance bookshop at
503-224-4929.

P.S. John will be available for private divination sessions while in Portland. Please email info@johnlockley.com OR laurrien@gmail.com to book a place.

 

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Oct
14
2:00pm 2:00pm

The Way of the Leopard

The Way of the Leopard: The Art of Listening & Feeling from the Heart of Africa

John Lockley is our guest all the way from South Africa. His life and work are testament to the power of the human spirit, and his teachings guide us to be empowered in a world of chaos. This retreat will be conducted as a ceremony, with chanting, dancing and meditating. A key intention behind John’s teaching is ‘uvula indlela’, opening the road i.e. teaching people how to find their purpose or calling in life through listening to their hearts, dreams and intuition.

John will teach what he calls the 3 Jewels of Indigenous Medicine.
1) Awakening the Heart through Heart-Beat meditation practice
2) Connecting with the Bones - Learning to honour and accept our Ancestors
3) Dreamtime training - Learn the ancient language of the Soul

He will lead the group in Heart-Beat Meditation practice, which involves moving like the Leopard from Stillness to Shaking, from head to toe. The Leopard is one of the main totem animals in Southern Africa amongst traditional healers because it represents raw, primal intelligence and intuitive understanding. In South Africa, the medicine people don’t speak about mindfulness but rather the art of listening. First, we listen to our own hearts then we watch the wind and the animals around us. 

In order to listen effectively we need to stimulate our nervous system and WAKE UP. The retreat will involve trance dancing or ‘shaking medicine’ where John will show people how to energise their spines to awaken their intuition. “In order to feel like the leopard, we need to move and dance like the leopard”.

Benefits to Participants:
* Learn a new way to access your Heart-Beat to still your mind and foster relaxation
* Gain a deeper understanding of Ancestors and why it is important to honour them.
* Appreciate your Dreams and learn new ways to interpret & navigate this hidden world.

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Exchange: $52

To Book: Please Call New Renaissance at 503-224-4929.

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Private Sessions
John offers private divination sessions to clients where he ‘throws the bones’ in the old Xhosa & Zulu way to help people discover their calling and purpose in the world. He will be available after the retreat for healings, divinations and counseling/ mentorship. Contact Michael at 406-360-6111 for information and scheduling.

Biography on John Lockley
John Lockley was one of the first white men in recent history to complete the rigorous apprenticeship to become a senior sangoma in the same tribe as Nelson Mandela, the Xhosa nation. He apprenticed for 10 years under his teacher MaMngwevu, a Xhosa medicine woman in the rural areas of South Africa.
John also has a background in Zen Buddhism. He holds an Honours degree in Clinical Psychology and served as a military medic towards the end of Apartheid in 1991. Today he travels the world leading ‘Ubuntu’ (humanity) retreats where he teaches people how to connect to their spirits, hearts, dreams, ancestors, one another and the natural world. 

Johns book, ‘Leopard Warrior’ and Audio teachings, ‘The Way of the Leopard’, both produced by Sounds True, will be available for purchase. These teachings are revolutionary in bringing traditional shamanism to the west.
*** Visit www.johnlockley.com for more information, videos and podcasts.

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Oct
20
to Oct 22

The Way of the Leopard Retreat in Colorado

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Weekend Intensive with John Lockley, Sangoma of South Africa


African teachings speak about the importance of first connecting with our bones, heart and body in order to understand our spirit and path in life. The leopard teaches us about the innate intelligence of the body to help navigate our spirit in the world around us. John will teach aspects of the south African trance dance or ‘xhentsa’ to help people to activate their ‘umbilini’ (kundalini) center and awaken their senses. $350 for both days.

Participants will learn:
• To move & dance like the Leopard to become one with nature
• Heart-Beat meditation to still the mind and energise the body
• The importance of connecting with our ancestors (Bones), and how to do it in a joyful down to earth way
• The 3 levels of Dreaming to reveal our destiny and uncover our calling
• The power of plant medicine to cleanse the spirit and energise the body

Leopard Warrior Book Available for purchase:
I have had the honor and the incredible experience to read John's first book, Leopard Warrior: A Journey into the African Teachings of Ancestry, Instinct, and Dreams, which will be launched in November through Sounds True out of Boulder. This will also be an opportunity to get a signed copy. It’s a ground breaking book, pioneering consciousness study about African mindfulness, including wilderness work, indigenous shamanism & a deep exploration of dreaming to open your mind & expand your soul.  

October 20th & 23rd - Private Sessions in plant healing or divinations.
Friday October 20th John will also lead us in Shaking Medicine around a fire.

To Book: pati@sacredearthfound.org, 719-629-8055

Don't miss out on this opportunity to take part in launching John's new book. From the wilds of Africa to the wilds of the USA; where the Leopard meets the Mountain Lion! Pati Turner, SEO Sacred Earth Foundation

 

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Sep
3
4:00pm 4:00pm

'Leopard Warrior' Free Webinar

Webinar 2, Sun 3rd September

Connecting with our Bones (Ancestors)

Times:  11am to 11:30am  EST, New York  11am, London 4pm

All traditional shamanic traditions speak about ancestors and the importance of honouring them.

John will speak about the triangle of spiritual connection as he recounts it in  ‘Leopard Warrior’. Spirituality is a private matter. Each individual needs to learn to connect with the Great Spirit or Universal Consciousness, then our maternal and paternal lineages. Each person is born with two spiritual lineages, their mothers and their fathers. As we honour these essential parts of ourselves the doorway to the spirit world opens up to us.

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions.

At the end of each webinar participants will have an opportunity to book a private skype session with John.

4th September – private skype sessions – By appointment. Email info@johnlockley.com.  

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Dublin talk at 'Positive Nights'
Aug
31
7:15pm 7:15pm

Dublin talk at 'Positive Nights'

POSITIVE NIGHTS PRESENTS:

'LEOPARD WARRIOR'  

THE MAKING OF A TRADITIONAL AFRICAN/IRISH SHAMAN

We are very pleased to welcome John Lockley back to Positive Nights. He was a frequent speaker at Buddha Bag. John will be speaking about his new book, ‘Leopard Warrior’ and how he became one of the first white man in recent history to become a senior Xhosa Sangoma (traditional shaman) in the same tribe as Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

His book will be published by Sounds True alongside his audio teachings, ‘The way of the Leopard’, how to empower your spirit and follow your destiny. Join us for a night of stories, teachings and mystery!

We will have refreshing cold pressed juices at the break courtesy of Sisú

Click here to get your tickets or email us at positivenights@gmail.com for more information.

John will be available for private sessions on Friday 1st and Sunday 3rd September. For bookings and information please email info@johnlockley.com.

Reviews of 'Leopard Warrior'.

- Sandra Ingerman, MA author of Soul Retrieval and Walking in Light: The Everyday Empowerment of Shamanic Life

"This book is brilliant!   Leopard Warrior is truly a remarkable account of the initiation of a white male in South Africa into becoming a Sangoma. This is quite a sign to be entrusted with these deep ancestral mysteries. John Lockley shares a wealth of stories that will bring tears to your eyes as well as inspire you to want to learn more. The exercises he provides are simple yet transformative. "

Jack Kornfield Author of A Path With Heart

"A beautiful invitation to open your eyes and heart to whole new worlds of shamanic healing and spirit. A reminder to trust your dreams and inspiration, and to love, dance and awaken to mystery."

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Way of the Leopard in Germany
Aug
25
to Aug 27

Way of the Leopard in Germany

The Way of the Leopard

Shake your Bones and shake your Soul

A two-day intensive Retreat near Memmingen with John Lockley

John apprenticed for 10 years under his Xhosa teacher, MaMngwevu, becoming one of the first white men, in recent history to become a fully initiated Sangoma (traditional shaman) in the Xhosa Lineage of South Africa. This is the same lineage as Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela.

* John in German Media, see The Frankfurter 2012.

Intention for this Retreat

To Reconnect to our Soul, so we can realise our purpose or life-path in this world and the next.

 The Way of the Leopard

African teachings speak about the importance of first connecting with our bones, heart and body in order to understand our spirit and path in life. The leopard teaches us about the innate intelligence of the body to help navigate our spirit in the world around us. John will teach aspects of the south African trance dance or ‘xhentsa’ to help people to activate their ‘umbilini’ (kundalini) centre and awaken their senses.

 Shaking Medicine

John brings his unique ‘shaking medicine’ dance to Germany. It is a powerful way to unlock your blocks, wake your body and connect to your soul. It is open to people with all levels of fitness, old and young. People move at their own pace. It is a joyful celebration of movement resulting in people laughing whilst dancing.

Ancestral Reconnection Ceremony

The whole weekend will be done as a ceremony. John will lead people in an ancestral re-connection ceremony. This is a simple process of placing incense sticks in an earth altar in the centre of the workshop room. Our ancestors are our gateway to the spirit world and we need to give thanks to them for the gift of life that they have bestowed on us.

Purification using Plant medicine

Participants will be cleansed with medicinal plants. This helps to remove energetic blocks so people can dream and connect with their life calling. This is done via the feet. Each person will place their feet in a bowl (square) of medicinal plants mixed with water.

Ancient Art of Dreaming

 A core part of John’s teaching is Dream interpretation or as he says, “appreciation”. Our soul speaks to us through our Dreams, guiding us to live happier and more conscious lives. It is important for us to learn the language of Dreaming, the oldest and most universal language in the world. Sadly, this language is dying out and we see it in the destruction of the natural world. To bring it back all we need is the intention to remember our dreams and give them more respect and attention.

Participants will learn:

• To move & dance like the Leopard to become one with nature

• Heart-Beat meditation to still the mind and energise the body

• The importance of connecting with our ancestors (Bones)

• The 3 levels of Dreaming to reveal our destiny and uncover our calling

• The power of plant medicine to cleanse the spirit and energise the body 

Exchange: €285 (excluding accommodation) 

To Book:

Contact: Martin & Sabina:   07565.914296,  sabina.martin@erdspiritualitaet.de

https://www.erdspiritualitaet.de/

 

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Aug
5
4:00pm 4:00pm

'Leopard Warrior' - Free Webinar Series

Learn to Hear the Call of your Spirit

Dates: Sat 5th August, Sun 3rd September, Sat 30th Sep

Times:  11am to 11:30am  EST 

Welcome to this unique series of talks & teachings by John Lockley from his upcoming book ‘Leopard Warrior’ and audio teachings 'The Way of the Leopard'.

Please write down your email address to subscribe to this Webinar series. You will be given a complimentary chapter from the book to get you started. The chapter is called ‘Ubuntu 101’ and it involves some of the key teachings in the book.

The leopard teaches us how to connect to the wild, untamed part of ourselves, and in so doing freeing our minds, bodies and spirits.

The leopard is one of the main totem animals used by traditional healers in Southern Africa because it represents nobility of spirit, independence and intuitive intelligence, and is constantly connected to both the spirit and material worlds.

In order for us to become more powerful, effective human beings, we need to become like the Leopard; warriors unafraid of the dark, with an ability to breath into all aspects of ourselves both hidden and seen.

Leopard Warrior is an alchemical story of transformation where John asked an existential question; the same question philosophers and mystics have asked for aeons. “What is my calling?” “How can I realise it in this world?” From a young age John was called to become an African medicine man, a sangoma. However being brought up in another culture and during the oppressive Apartheid era, it was extremely difficult for him to realise his calling. Fortunately, he did! And now he teaches people worldwide how they can find their calling and become warriors of light and healing in the world.

This webinar covers three main themes: The Call of Spirit, Connecting with our Bones (Ancestors or spirit world) , and the Language of Dreams (the Language of Spirit).

Webinar 1, 5th August

 The Call of Spirit

Sangomas are traditional South African shamans also known as traditional healers and diviners. To become a sangoma you need to receive a calling, which often involves a mystical illness. In South Africa this is called the ‘thwaza’. Ultimately sangomas are wounded healers. Their illness teaches them empathy and compassion opening to the world of suffering, spirit and magic.

Have you ever felt vulnerable, wounded and alone?

Have you ever pondered the sheer pointlessness of suffering and pain?

John will speak about the power of illness and suffering to help us find our own calling. Ultimately everyone is wounded and vulnerable and once we can accept this and breathe into it our life calling becomes clearer.

John will encourage the webinar participants to listen to their beating hearts and feel their own woundedness. When we can open ourselves up to our own vulnerability and essential mortality then our essential spiritual selves can appear.

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the webinar.

At the end of each webinar participants will have an opportunity to book a private skype session with John.

6th August – private skype sessions – By appointment. Email info@johnlockley.com.

Webinar 2, Sun 3rd September

Connecting with our Bones (Ancestors)

All traditional shamanic traditions speak about ancestors and the importance of honouring them.

John will speak about the triangle of spiritual connection as he recounts it in  ‘Leopard Warrior’. Spirituality is a private matter. Each individual needs to learn to connect with the Great Spirit or Universal Consciousness, then our maternal and paternal lineages. Each person is born with two spiritual lineages, their mothers and their fathers. As we honour these essential parts of ourselves the doorway to the spirit world opens up to us.

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions.

At the end of each webinar participants will have an opportunity to book a private skype session with John.

4th September – private skype sessions – By appointment. Email info@johnlockley.com.  

Webinar 3, Sat 30th September

The Language of Dreams

“Everyone is called and everyone has a responsibility to wake up to their calling, accept it and listen to where it is leading them.”

How can you tell the difference between a mundane dream that mirrors your waking life of shopping, working and going about your business; with something more profound and mystical that leaves you with a sense of spaciousness and quiet inside?

John will talk about the 3 levels of dreaming and how participants can start to understand their dreams and how they are being directed by spirit during their nightly journeys.

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions.

 

At the end of each webinar participants will have an opportunity to book a private skype session with John.

1st October – private skype sessions – By appointment. Email info@johnlockley.com.

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Jul
29
to Jul 30

Divinations in Dublin

John will be available in Dublin City  this weekend for Bone Divinations.  These are private, one to one healing sessions.

John specialises in Ancestral healing, plant cleanes/purification and dream therapy.

The focus behind these sessions is to help people connect with their spirit and ultimately realise their life path, and become happier, centred and more empowered human beings. 

Sessions offered:

Divination OR Plant Healing. Clients need to indicate which session they prefer. For plant healing John requires about 24 hours to mix the medicinal plants.

Divination: 'Throwing the bones'

As a traditional sangoma John is a trained 'diviner' and he receives messages from the ancestral world through dreams, trance dancing and 'throwing the bones'.  Each session is a ceremony whereby he chants in isiXhosa and creates a circle with tobacco. He chants the names of the client's ancestors into the circle. As the bones fall they create a constellation, representing the client's life. John speaks about the constellation, indicating the client's strengths and challenges. In keeping with the sangoma way, John often gives clients home-work involving private ceremonies or meditations.

NB: These are not fortune telling sessions, but rather sessions to help people discover their gifts, and overcome their challenges. The power of these sessions is dependent on the clients intention to work on themselves. John is a simple guide. The stronger the client's intention to realise their destiny or life path, the more energy is given to 'the bones'.

Interesting note:

Family Constellation therapy has it's roots in South Africa. Burt Hellinger, the founder, worked with traditional Zulu communities which inspired this unique therapy. John brings the roots or origins of 'Family Constellation' therapy to the western world. Key questions to ask: What does family mean for you? How connected are you to your roots? In order for a tree to grow tall it needs strong roots. The same is true for all people.

Bone therapy or Divination is a powerful tool to help connect to your roots and strengthen your humanity.

Plant Healing

Clients place their feet in a mixture of plant medicine and warm water. They soak their feet for about 20 minutes. During this time John chants in isiXhosa, rattles and encourages the client to listen to their heart beat.  Heat in the form of either incense or moxa sticks is applied to the soles of the feet to aid the flow of energy.

Plant healing occurs over three days. The first occurs with John, then the plant mixture is given to the client and John demonstrates how to use the simple mixture for days 2 & 3.

Suitable for:

People who are suffering from fatigue; trauma, emotional or physical.

These plant cleanses are also very helpful to aid in Dream recall.

This the primary technique used by traditional healers throughout Southern Africa to cleanse the spirit and help people connect to their ancestors and dreams.

Cost: 

One session;  €101

3 Sessions: $210

Book a session:

Please email info@johnlockley.com to schedule a session.

Ongoing therapy in Dublin

John will be available in Dublin for the next 4 months until October. He will be working from a healing clinic during the week in DunLaoghaire. He will be available to help people with their own Ancestral healing through divinations, plant healing and dream therapy.

John's Background

John's mother is Irish from Dublin, and he returns to Ireland to bring the wealth of traditional South African ancestral healing to his 'mother land'. This move has been inspired by his own dreams and connection to his Irish family.

John is a traditionally trained Sangoma (African Shaman) with 20 years experience; having received transmission from two different sangoma lineages, the Xhosa and Swazi. He is a member of 2 traditional healing organisations in South Africa.  He also holds an honours degree in Clinical Psychology and is member of the Irish Psychology association.

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Jun
30
to Jul 2

The Way of the Leopard Retreat in Kerry, Ireland

A 2 Day purification ceremony to open your path & reveal your gifts! 

Friday 23rd June 7pm-10pm PUBLIC TALK
Saturday 24th June & Sunday 25th June 10am-4pm CEREMONY
INVESTMENT: €350
Accommodation available at Aloha House €30 per night

John will guide people in a ceremony to help people reconnect to their spirit, ancestors and the world around them. He will create a special shrine or earth altar through which people will connect to their ancestors, dreams & nature.


The Leopard is one of the main totem animals amongst traditional healers in Southern Africa. Through connecting with all its senses it demonstrates a profound harmony with itself and the natural world. It inspires healers everywhere to connect with their 7 senses, in order to bring harmony and peace to the world.

African teachings speak about the importance of first connecting with our bones, heart and body in order to understand our spirit and path in life. The leopard teaches us about the innate intelligence of the body to help navigate our spirit in the world around us. John will teach aspects of the south African trance dance or ‘xhentsa’ to help people to activate their ‘umbilini’ (kundalini) center and awaken their senses. 

Cleansing Ritual
The retreat will include a powerful cleansing ceremony where people will place their feet into a basin of medicinal plants. This is traditionally performed to help remove obstacles of a physical, mental or spiritual variety. John tends to prefer using local plants.
The retreat will include a powerful cleansing ceremony where people will place their feet into a basin of medicinal plants. This is traditionally performed to help remove obstacles of a physical, mental or spiritual variety. John tends to prefer using local plants.

Participants will learn:
• To move & dance like the Leopard to become one with nature
• Heart-Beat meditation to still the mind and energise the body
• The importance of connecting with our ancestors (Bones)
• The 3 levels of Dreaming and ‘white or mystical’ dreams to reveal our destiny and uncover our true calling
• The power of plant medicine to cleanse the spirit and energise the body

To Book, Contact: Louise Tel: +353-86 7316499, louise@louisekleu.com

 

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Jun
22
12:00pm12:00pm

Divinations in Oxford

Sessions offered:

Divination OR Plant Healing. Clients need to indicate which session they prefer. For plant healing John requires about 24 hours to mix the medicinal plants.

Divination: 'Throwing the bones'

As a traditional sangoma John is a trained 'diviner' and he receives messages from the ancestral world through dreams, trance dancing and 'throwing the bones'.  Each session is a ceremony whereby he chants in isiXhosa and creates a circle with tobacco. He chants the names of the client's ancestors into the circle. As the bones fall they create a constellation, representing the client's life. John speaks about the constellation, indicating the client's strengths and challenges. In keeping with the sangoma way, John often gives clients home-work involving private ceremonies or meditations.

NB: These are not fortune telling sessions, but rather sessions to help people discover their gifts, and overcome their challenges. The power of these sessions is dependent on the client’s intention to work on themselves. John is simply guide. The stronger the client's intention to realise their destiny or life path, the more energy is given to 'the bones'.

Suitable for:

People searching for more direction in their lives, and a way to connect to their bones (ancestors).

Interesting note:

Family Constellation therapy has its roots in South Africa. Bert Hellinger, the founder, worked with traditional Zulu communities which inspired this unique therapy. John brings the roots or origins of 'Family Constellation' therapy to the western world. Key questions to ask: What does family mean for you? How connected are you to your roots? In order for a tree to grow tall it needs strong roots. The same is true for all people.
Bone therapy or Divination is a powerful tool to help connect to your roots and strengthen your humanity.

Plant Healing

Clients place their feet in a mixture of plant medicine and warm water. They soak their feet for about 20 minutes. During this time John chants in isiXhosa, rattles and encourages the client to listen to their heart beat.  Heat in the form of either incense or moxa sticks is applied to the soles of the feet to aid the flow of energy.
Plant healing occurs over three days. The first occurs with John, then the plant mixture is given to the client and John demonstrates how to use the simple mixture for days 2 & 3.

Suitable for:

People who are suffering from fatigue; trauma, emotional or physical.
These plant cleanses are also very helpful to aid in Dream recall.
* This is one of the primary techniques used by traditional healers throughout Southern Africa to cleanse the spirit and help people connect to their ancestors and dreams.

Cost:  £ 81
 
To Book:  Email:  info@johnlockley.com
 

When we connect to our Bones the Sky opens up for us

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Jun
18
1:00pm 1:00pm

Healing in Dublin

John will be available in Dublin City for private, one to one healing sessions.

John specialises in Ancestral healing, plant cleanes/purification and dream therapy.

The focus behind these sessions is to help people connect with their spirit and ultimately realise their life path, and become happier, centred and more empowered human beings. 

Sessions offered:

Divination OR Plant Healing. Clients need to indicate which session they prefer. For plant healing John requires about 24 hours to mix the medicinal plants.

Divination: 'Throwing the bones'

As a traditional sangoma John is a trained 'diviner' and he receives messages from the ancestral world through dreams, trance dancing and 'throwing the bones'.  Each session is a ceremony whereby he chants in isiXhosa and creates a circle with tobacco. He chants the names of the client's ancestors into the circle. As the bones fall they create a constellation, representing the client's life. John speaks about the constellation, indicating the client's strengths and challenges. In keeping with the sangoma way, John often gives clients home-work involving private ceremonies or meditations.

NB: These are not fortune telling sessions, but rather sessions to help people discover their gifts, and overcome their challenges. The power of these sessions is dependent on the clients intention to work on themselves. John is a simple guide. The stronger the client's intention to realise their destiny or life path, the more energy is given to 'the bones'.

Interesting note:

Family Constellation therapy has it's roots in South Africa. Burt Hellinger, the founder, worked with traditional Zulu communities which inspired this unique therapy. John brings the roots or origins of 'Family Constellation' therapy to the western world. Key questions to ask: What does family mean for you? How connected are you to your roots? In order for a tree to grow tall it needs strong roots. The same is true for all people.

Bone therapy or Divination is a powerful tool to help connect to your roots and strengthen your humanity.

Plant Healing

Clients place their feet in a mixture of plant medicine and warm water. They soak their feet for about 20 minutes. During this time John chants in isiXhosa, rattles and encourages the client to listen to their heart beat.  Heat in the form of either incense or moxa sticks is applied to the soles of the feet to aid the flow of energy.

Plant healing occurs over three days. The first occurs with John, then the plant mixture is given to the client and John demonstrates how to use the simple mixture for days 2 & 3.

Suitable for:

People who are suffering from fatigue; trauma, emotional or physical.

These plant cleanses are also very helpful to aid in Dream recall.

* This the primary technique used by traditional healers throughout Southern Africa to cleanse the spirit and help people connect to their ancestors and dreams.

Cost: 

One session;  €101

3 Sessions: $210

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Ongoing therapy in Dublin

John will be available in Dublin for the next 4 months until October. He will be working from a healing clinic during the week in DunLaoghaire. He will be available to help people with their own Ancestral healing through divinations, plant healing and dream therapy.

John's Background

John's mother is Irish from Dublin, and he returns to Ireland to bring the wealth of traditional South African ancestral healing to his 'mother land'. This move has been inspired by his own dreams and connection to his Irish family.

John is a traditionally trained Sangoma (African Shaman) with 20 years experience; having received transmission from two different sangoma lineages, the Xhosa and Swazi. He is a member of 2 traditional healing organisations in South Africa.  He also holds an honours degree in Clinical Psychology and is member of the Irish Psychology association.

Happiness is as simple as changing one pattern in your life

Happiness is as simple as changing one pattern in your life

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Jun
17
9:30am 9:30am

Way of the Leopard workshop in Dublin

In order to walk like the Leopard we need to learn to DANCE like the Leopard.

The Leopard is one of the most revered animal totems in Southern Africa because they teach us how to connect to our senses, the natural world and our humanity.

Do you want to WAKE UP, connect with your senses and answer the question of 'what is your life purpose' and 'why are you alive' ?

This one day workshop will focus on two key Leopard skills, STALKING & RESTING. The workshop will alternate between movement and stillness.

Participants will learn the ancient art of:

*'Shaking medicine'; how to shake the body and increase the flow of 'umbilini' (kundalini) energy. As the body heats up, so do the senses.

* Connecting with your Heart Beat. As the body rests after movement it is easier to feel the Heart Beat, and sink into our own primal rhythms.

* Honouring our bones (Ancestors). Like the tree, we all have roots. In order to know where we are going to in Life, we need to know where we come from. Ancestral veneration is part of being human, and is found in all cultures. As we honour our ancestors we honour the gift of life. This practice facilitates humility and gratitude, essential for any spiritual path.

* Dreaming. I will speak about the 3 levels of Dreaming, and how to TRACK ones spirit in the Dreamtime.

Cost: €101

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Resting & Listening ...

Resting & Listening ...

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Jun
15
7:15pm 7:15pm

'Way of the Leopard' talk in Dublin

 

 

This evening is about taking people on a mystical journey.  A journey that will allow you to go beyond language and all forms of dualism to help you find your life calling

Through a deep exploration of dreams, ancestors & your own heart beat, John will show you how you can find your way home to your true self.

Topics to be discussed: Ancestors, Dreams & how to connect to your own Heart Beat.

Life is simple. The first step to harnessing are senses and natural ability is to LISTEN to the pulse of life within us, then the next step follows effortlessly... Feeling our bones, connecting with our Ancestors and listening to our Dreams.

My intention with this talk is to show people how they can learn from the natural world, in the form of the Leopard, learning to stalk & rest. Stalk our spirit and listen.

My 'Way of the leopard' teachings is the answer to an old question I've had; "How to help people connect with their life who don't come from a traditional shamanic culture".  It is inspired by my Zen training, 20 year sangoma work and apprenticeship plus my own life experience.

Price: €15

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Interview on Morning Ireland 2011
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May
25
to May 28

Gathering in Germany

John will be attending the Medicine Wheel Gathering in Rhon Germany. He will be facilitating two workshops as well as offering private sessions. 

For more information and bookings please contact the organisers via the website above.

Spiritual Teachings help to open the road & create more light so people can navigate the shadows in their lives. 

Spiritual Teachings help to open the road & create more light so people can navigate the shadows in their lives. 

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May
18
to May 21

'Way of the Leopard' Retreat

  • Centrum Indianenverhalen (map)
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A 3 day Intensive purification ceremony working with dreams, ancestors and medicinal plants.

John places an earth altar in the centre of the room and guides people in a simple ceremony to connect to their ancestors, dreams and calling.

Participants will experience:

 * Heart-Beat Meditation * Connecting with their Ancestors * Working with Dreams *African Yoga - Dynamic dancing to raise the 'umbilini (kundalini energy)

* A Beautiful medicinal plant cleanse. Participants will place their feet in a basin of water mixed with medicinal plants. 

For Bookings and further information please contact Josien info@centrumindianenverhalen.nl, Tel: 0543-565540

Public Talk in Winterswijk 2015

Public Talk in Winterswijk 2015

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May
16
to May 17

Private Sessions in Winterswijk

John will be offering private sessions to clients interested in either Bone Divination OR Plant Healing sessions.

To Book a session please contact Josien info@centrumindianenverhalen.nl, 

Tel: 0543-565540

http://www.centrumindianenverhalen.nl/agenda.html

Divining is like staring into a clear bowl of water ...

Divining is like staring into a clear bowl of water ...

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May
15
7:30pm 7:30pm

'Way of the Leopard' public talk in Winterswijk

John will give a public talk on the 'Way of the Leopard', Connect with your Soul and Connect with Nature

The talk will be a lively interactive event with community participation encouraged. It will involve learning the south african trance dance, as well as chanting and meditating. 

John will draw on his traditional sangoma training and lineage to inspire them with stories and anecdotes to help people connect with their bones and life path.

All traditional indigenous traditions around the world maintain the importance of people connecting with their hearts & spirits to find their place in the world. In our modern technologically advanced world, it is more important than ever before for us to all to learn to reconnect to our roots, bones and dreams. 

For bookings and information please contact Josien Krosenbrink info@centrumindianenverhalen.nl

 

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May
11
to May 13

Private Sessions in Amsterdam

John will be offering private sessions to clients interested in either Bone Divination OR Plant Healing sessions.

Bone Divinations

Each session is performed in a ceremonial way on the ground. John chants to call his spirits and the spirits of the client. In South Africa when clients visit a Sangoma it is treated with the same level of reverence as people in Asia visiting a Buddhist temple or shrine to speak to the monks.

John throws the bones in the traditional Zulu or Swazi way. The bones form a ‘constellation’ of the client’s life, showing their strengths and challenges. John’s job as a Sangoma is to ‘help open the road’ for people i.e. to help client’s realise their life path or destiny. He works as a spiritual coach helping people to recognise their gifts and giving them simple rituals and ideas to overcome their obstacles. He doesn’t DO IT FOR THE CLIENT but rather gives the client encouragement and inspiration to take the next step.

These divination sessions have been known to be very healing and insightful for clients around the world.

Benefits: These sessions are suitable for people who are feeling a bit lost and looking for more direction.

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Plant Healing/ Cleansing Sessions

*NB: John needs to be told in advance, preferably 24 hrs, to give him a chance to mix the medicinal plants.

During these sessions clients place their feet in a bowl of water mixed with medicinal plants. John chants over the client using his voice and various musical instruments. The idea is to help the client relax and enter a dream state.

These sessions are helpful for general relaxation, creativity and as a spiritual detox to remove unwanted energies, thus helping the client to realise their destiny in this world.

These sessions last for 3 days. The first session is with John, then he gives the remaining herbs to the client to perform their own cleanse for day 2 & 3. The cleanse is performed as a ritual with a simple prayer to focus the clients spiritual energy and help cleanse & purify their mind.

 Benefits:

Most people seem to experience a wonderful sense of relaxation, calmness and tranquillity.

Some people have also reported an improvement in their sleep and dreams.

Exchange for private sessions: €91

For bookings and information please contact:
Carmen  Tel: +31 06-42026729, OR Nicola Tel: +31-06-20921488
email:  thetalkjl@gmail.com

 

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May
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Way of the Leopard talk in Amsterdam

John will give a public talk on the 'Way of the Leopard', Connect with your Soul and Connect with Nature

The talk will be a lively interactive event with community participation encouraged. It will involve learning the south african trance dance, as well as chanting and meditating. 

John will draw on his traditional sangoma training and lineage to inspire them with stories and anecdotes to help people connect with their bones and life path.

All traditional indigenous traditions around the world maintain the importance of people connecting with their hearts & spirits to find their place in the world. In our modern technologically advanced world, it is more important than ever before for us to all to learn to reconnect to our roots, bones and dreams. 

Cost/ Exchange: €30

To Book Contact Carmen Tel: +31-06-420-26729, OR Nicola +31-06-209-21488

Email: thetalkjl@gmail.com

 

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Feb
7
to Feb 10

Plant Healing the Sangoma Way in SA

Plant Healing - The Sangoma Way: An intensive plant healing retreat in Ixopo, South Africa

This retreat will take place at the Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo South Africa. It is situated in an ideal place in the Heart of traditional Zulu culture in South Africa. John is often supported by the centres local Sangoma who brings her friends to help with the drumming and singing in the traditional Sangoma way.  

Medicinal plants have been used in African Sangoma culture for hundreds of years - to cleanse and help people to connect to their true nature. This is reflected in conscious dreaming and in a more aware wakeful state. The Sangoma healing culture is one of the most ancient and misunderstood healing systems in the world. Yet up until the 1980’s, more than 80% of South Africans consulted traditional healers and Sangomas.

Participants in this retreat will learn about medicinal plants and their uses and the role of ancestors and dreams. Some traditional plant cleanses will be demonstrated with non-hallucinogenic plants.  John will show the Sangoma version of meditative absorption in drumming, chanting and dancing. Every morning there will be a “dream circle” in which dreams will be interpreted. He will take peopla on a walk to find Sangoma healing plants at the BRC and demonstrate how they are harvested and prepared for use.

NB: All retreat participants: Please bring a plastic basin which will be used as part of the medicinal plant cleanse, a dream journal, and pen & paper to take notes.

John will be available for private Sangoma divinations involving traditional 'bone throwing'. For a consultation please enquire at the BRC during the retreat or email info@johnlockley.com to schedule a session. 

To Book a place on the retreat contact the Buddhist Retreat Centre.

African Zen Retreat at the BRC in 2016

African Zen Retreat at the BRC in 2016

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Jan
29
12:30pm12:30pm

Sangoma Skype Clinic

John will be available for skype sessions after each webinar.

These skype sessions are an opportunity for clients to work with John on their dreams, ancestors and spiritual calling.  

To book please click here.

When booking please suggest a suitable time for a session, and bear in mind that John is on South African time.

All South African clients please email John via info@johnlockley.com for his South African Rand rate. 

 

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Jan
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Heart-Beat Meditation Training

Mindfulness Webinar Series from Africa

Heart-Beat Meditation Training - Webinar 1

(Saturday, January 28th, NOON EST)

Learn the ancient art of pulse breathing by attuning yourself to your heartbeat. All life vibrates to the timeless rhythm of the heartbeat. Once we can connect more deeply to our own beating hearts, we can connect more fully to the world around us. A key practice here is feeling your own heartbeat. If you cannot, this is an indication of being out of rhythm with yourself.
 
Our heart is the doorway to the spirit world. Our first task as human beings is to befriend our own hearts and connect with who we are, our innermost being, our soul. John will lead a guided meditation to help people connect with their hearts and their inner voice. All that is required is the ability to listen to the quietness within, without judgment or expectations.

To Book click here

For further info on the Mindulness Webinar Series

An African sunset

An African sunset

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Shake Your Bones and Open Your Heart Ceremony in Manitou Springs, CO
Nov
12
2:00pm 2:00pm

Shake Your Bones and Open Your Heart Ceremony in Manitou Springs, CO

We all have indigenous roots and are native people from somewhere on the planet. This day-long ceremony is about reconnecting with your native ancestors, and learning to see through the eyes of your bones. John will talk about the importance of connecting with your senses as a way to still the mind and awaken intuition. Participants will learn the Ancient Art of the African trance dance. It involves shaking the body in a particular way and listening to the heart beat. It has been practiced without cessation for thousands of years. It develops incredible energy.

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Private Ceremony Sessions in Manitou Springs, CO
Nov
10
to Nov 15

Private Ceremony Sessions in Manitou Springs, CO

John will be available for private spiritual counseling ceremonies in Manitou Springs Nov. 10-15. The ceremonies will involve either divination sessions, throwing the bones in the traditional South African way, OR dream interpretation, OR plant healing with medicinal plants.

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Connect with Your Wild Side Public Talk in Manitou Springs, CO
Nov
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Connect with Your Wild Side Public Talk in Manitou Springs, CO

John will talk about the importance of connecting with your senses as a way to still the mind and awaken intuition. The Leopard represents raw, intuitive intelligence and inter-connectedness with the natural world. The Leopard reminds healers of always listening to their body as a way to help harmonize people with themselves and the natural world. John will also speak about the 7 senses of humans and what it requires to wake up and use them.

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Way of the Leopard 2-day Trance Dance Ceremony in Boulder, CO
Oct
29
to Oct 30

Way of the Leopard 2-day Trance Dance Ceremony in Boulder, CO

  • 1005 Apple Valley Road Lyons, CO, 80540 United States (map)
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Shake Your Bones and Open Your Heart

We all have indigenous roots and are native people from somewhere on the planet. This ceremony is about reconnecting with your native ancestors, and learning to see through the eyes of your bones.

John will take people on a journey of their senses, showing them how to connect with and ignite their 7 senses, understand their dreams, connect with their ancestors and listen to their Hearts.

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Private Ceremony Sessions in Denver & Boulder, CO
Oct
28
to Nov 3

Private Ceremony Sessions in Denver & Boulder, CO

John will be available for private spiritual counseling ceremonies in the Denver and Boulder areas Oct. 23-28. The ceremonies will involve either divination sessions, throwing the bones in the traditional South African way, OR dream interpretation, OR plant healing with medicinal plants.

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Way of the Leopard Talk: Connect with Your Wild Side in Boulder, CO
Oct
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

Way of the Leopard Talk: Connect with Your Wild Side in Boulder, CO

  • 1005 Apple Valley Road Lyons, CO, 80540 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

John will talk about the importance of connecting with your senses as a way to still the mind and awaken intuition. The Leopard represents raw, intuitive intelligence and interconnected- ness with the natural world. The Leopard reminds healers of always listening to their body as a way to help harmonise people with themselves and the natural world. John will also speak about the 7 senses of man and what it requires to wake up and use them.

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Way of the Leopard Talk: Connect with Your Wild Side in Denver, CO
Oct
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

Way of the Leopard Talk: Connect with Your Wild Side in Denver, CO

John will talk about the importance of connecting with your senses as a way to still the mind and awaken intuition. The Leopard represents raw, intuitive intelligence and interconnected- ness with the natural world. The Leopard reminds healers of always listening to their body as a way to help harmonise people with themselves and the natural world. John will also speak about the 7 senses of man and what it requires to wake up and use them.

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Shake Your Bones and Open Your Heart Afternoon Ceremony in Portland, OR
Oct
16
2:00pm 2:00pm

Shake Your Bones and Open Your Heart Afternoon Ceremony in Portland, OR

Participants will learn the Ancient Art of the South African trance dance. The trance dance is one of the main methods in Southern Africa for healers to connect to the divine and spirit worlds. It involves shaking the body in a particular way and listening to the heart beat. This dance has been practiced without cessation for thousands of years. John will teach participants to ‘shake their bones’, awaken their intuition and open their hearts. It is a powerful way to connect to one another, our Ancestors, the world around us and our Dreams.

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Private Ceremony Sessions in Portland, OR
Oct
12
to Oct 15

Private Ceremony Sessions in Portland, OR

  • SE Belmont Area Location (map)
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John will be available for private spiritual counseling ceremonies in Portland on Oct 12, 13, & 15th. The ceremonies will involve either divination sessions, throwing the bones in the traditional South African way, OR dream interpretation, OR plant healing with medicinal plants.

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