John will be launching his new book 'Leopard Warrior' published by Sounds True in Santa Fe at the Ark Bookstore. Participants will be given an opportunity to get a signed copy.
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).
US publishers Weekly call 'Leopard Warrior' an '...enchanting debut' from an emerging spiritual teacher.
"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."
Author of A Path With Heart
People will have an opportunity afterwards to ask questions and to get their new book SIGNED by John.