John Lockley is an ancestrally trained and initiated Xhosa Sangoma – a traditional South African Shaman.
According to John’s Xhosa elders in the Eastern Cape, John Lockley is one of the first white men, in recent history, to become a fully initiated Sangoma in the Xhosa lineage of South Africa – the tribe that gave us Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Sangomas receive guidance (through dreams and trance) from ancestors in the spirit world, in order to heal and guide the community. Sangomas are South African Shamans, meaning seers, dreamers or prophets – the traditional healers of Africa.
John was recently interviewed by Earth Medicine Alliance in San Francisco. Please click here to watch the interview.
How can African Shamanism help me?
John’s powerful Ubuntu workshops enable people to honour their own ancestors and to connect with ancestral wisdom and guidance, through nature and the dream world. Ubuntu means humanity and John uses sacred ceremony, rituals with herbs, and Xhosa songs and trance rhythms to encourage a profound remembering; an honouring of the human spirit. He also offers one-to-one sessions, connecting with his ancestral spirit guides, as well as the spirits of the client, to ‘see’ what is happening with the client emotionally, physically and spiritually.
John’s work has been known to help with the following:
- Depression, mild & severe
- Dreaming, Interpretation etc.
- Spiritual Growth
- Nervous & Anxiety Disorders, etc.
- Old family hurts, Ancestral blocks