In 1990, during the beginning of the end of apartheid, a young white medic in the
South African army named John Lockley had a powerful dream. This dream,
which he describes as a “calling,” began his extraordinary odyssey beyond the
barriers of race, culture, and belief and into the world of the sangomas,
traditional priests and healers from South Africa.
As his dreams and intuition grew in strength, he felt an unquestionable need to
answer the age-old questions:
What am I?
Why do I eat every day?
What is my direction or purpose in life?
Follow John through the pages of LEOPARD WARRIOR (On Sale November 1;
Sounds True Paperback Original), as he shares his remarkable journey
navigating the deep racial and cultural divide to follow his calling of becoming a
sangoma in the Xhosa lineage of South Africa, the tribe of Nelson Mandela and
Desmond Tutu. Along the way, John endures incredible illness and suffering, meets and studies with experienced spiritual teachers from a variety of lineages, and breaks cultural boundaries to awaken into the world of the shaman.
Through his story, John invites readers to explore “the way of the leopard,” a shamanic path for awakening our intuition and connection to the spirit of the world. Honest and moving, LEOPARD WARRIOR is a resonating memoir of an African lineage that encourages readers to reconnect to their ancestors, their dreams, their higher senses, and their purpose in life.