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March 5, 2018 | Sounds True released a feature video series in honor of John’s book release of Leopard Warrior. Become Wilder What does become wilder mean? To go outside, to leave your phone behind, to breath and fully feel your bones and feel the wildness inside yourself... What would you do to become wilder?

The Leopard The leopard, a beautiful creature, symbol of natural intelligence, very noble and very sacred.

Dreaming The importance of dreams. They guide us to our connection with our soul and our spirit.

Heartbeat Meditation Heartbeat meditation: To bring you into your body, to bring you into your soul, to help you connect with your true voice, with Mother Nature.

What Does Ubuntu Mean? Ubuntu: To feel your negative emotions, transforming them and blossoming like a flower.


August 20, 2012 | Highlights from John's extensive interview. Voices of the Earth, a project of the Earth Medicine Alliance speaks with John Lockley, an African Shaman who originates from South Africa. Courtesy of Voices of the Earth.

Xhosa culture; Growing up in South Africa - Part 1/8.

Sangoma Training; Bringing African Culture to the West - Part 2/8.

Xhosa Ritual and Ceremony; Divination; Connecting to Spiritual Destiny - part 3/8.

Spirits of Place - part 4/8.

Blending of Cultures; Participating in Traditional Ways; Sacred Song and Dance - part 5/8.

2012 as a Period Renewal; Rebalancing; Return to Feminine Spirit - part 6/8.

Reconnecting with Blood Ancestors; Bones and Dreams; Ubuntu - part 7/8.

Xhosa Song for Nelson Mandela - part 8/8.

BuddHa at the Gas Pump

October 19, 2017 | I had an amazing interview with Rick Archer from ‘Buddha at the Gas Pump’. We spoke about my background as a sangoma, my apprenticeship in the rural areas of South Africa, my upcoming book ‘Leopard Warrior’ as well as the state of chaos in the world. I mentioned my optimism about the future and felt that the chaos of the world is like a cleansing fever encouraging all of us to dig deeper and become more conscious. Enjoy!


Watkins Books

August 13, 2018 | 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.


Bliss & Grit

February 6, 2018 | In this episode we’re discussing what it means to be fully human, how aliveness can be a messenger of our purpose, cultural appropriation, how to heal your ancestral lineage, the danger of avoiding the shadow, and aligning with your own wild nature. John shared with us that his reason for doing this work is to support people in becoming intoxicated with the sweet spirit of Mother Nature, and you can feel it in his words.


The Morning Show on TV3, Ireland

August 23, 2011 | John appears on The Morning Show on TV3, Ireland.