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Shake Your Bones and Open Your Heart Afternoon Ceremony in Portland, OR
Oct
16
to Oct 17

Shake Your Bones and Open Your Heart Afternoon Ceremony in Portland, OR

  • New Renaissance Bookstore (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Participants will learn the Ancient Art of the South African trance dance. The trance dance is one of the main methods in Southern Africa for healers to connect to the divine and spirit worlds. It involves shaking the body in a particular way and listening to the heart beat. This dance has been practiced without cessation for thousands of years. John will teach participants to ‘shake their bones’, awaken their intuition and open their hearts. It is a powerful way to connect to one another, our Ancestors, the world around us and our Dreams.

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Private Ceremony Sessions in Portland, OR
Oct
12
to Oct 16

Private Ceremony Sessions in Portland, OR

  • SE Belmont Area Location (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

John will be available for private spiritual counseling ceremonies in Portland on Oct 12, 13, & 15th. The ceremonies will involve either divination sessions, throwing the bones in the traditional South African way, OR dream interpretation, OR plant healing with medicinal plants.

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Private Ceremony Sessions in White Salmon, WA
Oct
10
to Oct 11

Private Ceremony Sessions in White Salmon, WA

John will be available for private spiritual counseling ceremonies at Atlan Center in White Salmon, WA on Oct. 10th following the retreat. The ceremonies will involve either divination sessions, throwing the bones in the traditional South African way, OR dream interpretation, OR plant healing with medicinal plants.

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Way of the Leopard Trance Dancing 3-Day Ceremony in White Salmon, WA
Oct
8
to Oct 10

Way of the Leopard Trance Dancing 3-Day Ceremony in White Salmon, WA

Way of the Leopard – Trance Dancing the Sangoma Way. Participants will learn the ancient ‘Xentsa’ or trance dance, as well as ‘ingomas’ or ceremonial chants. The healer’s dance has been performed for hundreds of years in Southern Africa to promote healing in various forms. 

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Way of the Leopard: Connecting with your Wild Side Talk in Portland, OR
Oct
6
4:00 AM04:00

Way of the Leopard: Connecting with your Wild Side Talk in Portland, OR

John will introduce his ‘Way of the Leopard teachings’. He will talk about the importance of connecting with your senses as a way to still the mind and awaken intuition.

The Leopard is one of the main totem animals in Southern African traditional healing. It represents raw, intuitive intelligence and interconnectedness with the natural world. The Leopard reminds healers of always listening to their body as a way to help harmonise people with themselves and the natural world.

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Weekend Retreat at Atlan Center in White Salmon, WA
Nov
14
to Nov 16

Weekend Retreat at Atlan Center in White Salmon, WA

CultureSeed hosts this 2-day retreat using plant medicine, ceremony and ritual. Participants will dance to African drumming, chant and work with their dreams in a mystical way. The focus of the retreat is ‘Uvula indlela’ which means to ‘open the road’, to clear obstacles and negativities, enabling participants to realize their destinies, their fullest potential.

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The Art of Tracking in Portland, OR
Nov
7
to Nov 8

The Art of Tracking in Portland, OR

  • New Renaissance Bookstore (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this half day weekend workshop at New RenaissanceJohn will draw on the ancient art of tracking and South African indigenous technology, Sangoma wisdom, to help people connect with their spirits and intuition.  The weekend begins with a traditional ceremony to connect with ones’ ancestors.

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Nature as Divination Talk in Portland, OR
Nov
5
5:00 AM05:00

Nature as Divination Talk in Portland, OR

Nature is a mirror, a mirror to our natural, pure and unsullied selves. Through watching nature with a clear eye we learn to walk with greater dignity, purpose and clarity. In this evening’s talk John will provide us insight as to the ways our encounters with nature can offer synchronicities that can open us to our natural wisdom. The call of a bird or crash of waves can break through our thinking minds and bring us home, to ourselves. John will use the call of nature to help people realize their innate wisdom. We understand the symbolism of night dreams, the messages available to us for revelation and healing.  So too, our encounters with nature can teach and heal.

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Ancestors, Dreams & Destiny Talk in Berkeley, CA
Oct
15
4:00 AM04:00

Ancestors, Dreams & Destiny Talk in Berkeley, CA

  • Foundation of the Sacred Stream Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

John brings out his spiritual lineages in full force to this orientation evening that is part ceremony and part information. 

How can you connect more fully with your dreams? How can you work with your dreams shamanically? What does it mean to connect with your ancestors? How do these practices help further your life goals?

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Private Sessions in Oakland, CA
Oct
13
to Oct 14

Private Sessions in Oakland, CA

John will be available for private sessions at The Asclepion, a contemplative gallery and healing space in downtown Oakland. The sessions will involve either divination sessions, throwing the bones in the traditional South African way, OR dream interpretation, OR plant healing with medicinal plants.

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Trance Dance the African Way in Oakland, CA
Oct
10
4:00 AM04:00

Trance Dance the African Way in Oakland, CA

Finding your soul’s purpose through dynamic meditation in the Southern African Medicine tradition.

This special movement meditation at the Asclepion is guided by visiting South African spiritual teacher John Lockley.

John will lead the group through a grounding meditation, then teach the trance dance, in two hours of deep connection through the heartbeat and the body, with traditional African drumming and movements.

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