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Leopard Warrior Book Launch & Seminar in Dublin

Leopard Warrior Seminar & Book Launch;

An Afro-Celt Healer Returns Home

A journey into the heart of what it means to be a human being, connecting with ancestors, dreams and the earth.

Meet John Lockley, an Afro-Celt Shaman and the first Irishman to become a senior shaman (Sangoma) in Nelson Mandela’s tribe, the Xhosa nation.

John’s story reads like an adventure filled with trials, magic & initiation. It starts here in Dublin, with his Mother Anastasia Kelly when she was called to Africa through visions of African elephants in the 1950's/60's.

John’s bestselling book, ‘Leopard Warrior’ is a call for all of us to wake up, connect with nature & one another.

In this special event John will read from his book & lead a workshop to help us connect with our Ancestors (bones) & inner vision. He will lead us in a traditional South African trance dance filled with call & response chanting. He will also share some simple techniques to help heal our ancestral wounds & understand our Dreams.

People will have an opportunity to get a signed copy of his book.

Welcome to an Afro-Celt celebration filled with stories, dancing, & song. You can’t afford to miss this!

John will be available for private sessions in the days following this event. He will also be running a one day workshop in Dublin in June followed by 3 day retreat in Kerry. 

Location: Bewley's Café Theatre, Bewley's Café, Grafton Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.

This event is hosted by Positive Nights and Paul Congdon.

Other Events in Dublin & Ireland

9th June - The Way of the Leopard Workshop in the Talbot Hotel, Hosted by

10th June - Ancestral Healing Dance Workshop/ Ceremony in Greystones, Hosted by The Hot Spot Music Club

28th June - 1st July - 3 Day Retreat in Kerry

*** Private Healing Sessions in DunLaoghaire - For an appointment please email


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John & Ram Dass in Maui last year after the 10th anniversary of 'open your heart in paradise retreat'. 

John & Ram Dass in Maui last year after the 10th anniversary of 'open your heart in paradise retreat'. 

Earlier Event: February 26
The Power of Shamanism