The wilderness areas are shrinking around the world at an alarming rate. Southern Africa is dealing with a poaching war with hundreds of Rhinos being killed for their horns.
Why is this happening and how can the average person help to turn the tide, prevent species extinction, and increase the abundance of wilderness space around the planet?
John’s message is simple, “we need to inhabit our own inner wilderness through connecting with our bones (ancestors) and dreams. The outer world is dying because peoples’ inner worlds are shrinking. Human beings have become like hungry ghosts because they have lost contact with their soul. Soulfulness can be nourished through an appreciation of nature and our own inner worlds”.
As a traditional shaman John leads his presentations like a ceremony with dancing, singing, drumming and storytelling. Participants will learn new ways of helping the planet. John’s book ‘Leopard Warrior’ and Audio teachings, ‘The Way of the Leopard’, both produced by Sounds True, will be available for purchase and signing on the night.
John Lockley is one of the first modern white men in recent history to become a fully initiated Xhosa sangoma (African Shaman). His journey begins while working as a medic in the South African military towards the end of apartheid. He trained extensively under Zen master Su Bong in South Korea before returning back to post-apartheid South Africa where he spent 10 years in apprenticeship with MaMngwevu, a medicine woman from the Xhosa tribe. She named him Cingolweendaba, meaning the messenger or connector between people and cultures. John now splits his time teaching in South Africa, Ireland, Europe, and the US, facilitating 'Way of the Leopard' retreats.
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