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

Earlier Event: June 18
Healing in Dublin