7 Days Retreats in the Kalahari Desert
With John Lockley, African Shaman
18-28 February or 03-11 March 2024
Shamans Directory friend and shamanic colleague, John Lockley, is a traditionally trained Sangoma who brings the rhythms of African shamanism to life. With song, dance and drumming he creates a spirit-filled atmosphere in which to honor our ancestors and exchange blessings between the worlds.
John is one of the first white men, in recent history, to become a fully initiated Sangoma in the Xhosa lineage of South Africa. His journey as a shaman is about reconciliation and helping to heal the past. He does not intend to bring Xhosa or South African shamanic culture to the West as such, but rather to use its essence, the techniques of prayer, dream work and connection to nature, to help people connect with their own ancestors and spiritual traditions.
You are invited to take part in a trip of a lifetime to Ancient Africa. To walk in the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, and to learn Indigenous African technologies for conserving our wilderness. On this sacred journey you will commune with your ancestors and nature. You will track animals on foot and discover how to connect with your visions and dreams in one of the wildest places left on earth.