Watkins Books Interview

John talks about ‘humanity’ (Ubuntu) and his quest to find an end to war which began for him through listening to his dreams and accepting his ‘calling illness’ in the process of becoming an igqirha elikhulu, a senior sangoma. One of John’s sangoma names, given to him by the Zulu Sage Credo Mutwa, is “Indlu Yengwe” (house of the leopard). The Leopard is one of the most loved and revered animal totems in Africa. John Lockley’s ‘Leopard Warrior’ is a call for people to listen to their inner nature and face their own shadows. For many people it means facing their wounds, their vulnerability and therein lies the alchemy for our transformation.