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John Lockley | African Journeying to the Realm of Ancestors, Nature, & Spirit

  • The Ark Bookstore 133 Romero Street Santa Fe, NM 87501 (map)

John will give a talk about the importance of connecting with our bones (Ancestors) as a way to connect with our inner wilderness and Dreams. In South Africa people speak about ‘Ubuntu’ – Humanity, and the way to express this is through honoring our roots (ancestors) in order for us to realize our innate potential.

A key question is ‘what does it mean to be a human being?

In Africa to connect with spirit means to dance and sing. John leads his talks like a ceremony, with storytelling, dancing and chanting in the Xhosa language. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn about one of the oldest shamanic cultures in the world, the Sangoma Medicine People from South Africa.

John is an ordained Sangoma (tradtional shaman) from Nelson Mandela’s tribe, the Xhosa nation. His latest book, ‘Leopard Warrior’ will be available for purchase and signing.

John will be holding private sessions and a 2 day ceremony in Santa Fe hosted by the Society for Shamanic Practice. For more info about him and his work please see his website,

John is the author of “Leopard Warrior”. 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.

John Lockley will be signing copies of his book, “Leopard Warrior”.