John Lockley is a fully initiated sangoma (healer and shaman) in the Xhosa lineage of South Africa, having spent 10 years in apprenticeship with the tribe that gave us Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. His remarkable journey through the constraints of Apartheid is a testament to the human spirit, and to the power of forgiveness and reconciliation.


Books & Teachings

Leopard Warrior

In traditional African healing circles, the leopard represents intuition, instinct, and harmony with nature and the spirit world. As John Lockley writes, “A leopard warrior is a spiritual soldier who mirrors the natural world and directs their gaze inward to answer the call of their spirit.” With Leopard Warrior, he brings us an inspiring call to action—showing how we can bridge the barriers that divide us, embrace the gifts of our ancestors, and reclaim our rightful place as compassionate caretakers of our world.


The Way of the Leopard

The Way of the Leopard is an audio collection of John’s core spiritual teachings, created to help you awaken to your own Ubuntu, or shared humanity. You’ll learn to activate the untapped power of your physical senses and intuition; discover how to honor your ancestors and draw upon their guidance; engage with your dreams as a spiritual practice; connect to nature through animal and plant medicine; and dance and shake your way to greater vitality, health, and aliveness.


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ways to work with John

One to One

John offers Mentoring, Divinations and Plant Healing. Some sessions are available by Skype, and others are in-person only. 


John offers unique Way of the Leopard teachings through monthly group Skype calls. Learn more about Monthly Webinars.


Connect with John in person at an event, or join him for a spiritual retreat. See the full list of events and ceremonies.


Latest MEDIA


Leopard Warrior with John Lockley | EP60 @wetheaether

Mindrolling – Raghu Markus – Ep. 304 – ReWilding with John Lockley