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.
A Sangoma receives 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.
The Healing Through Plant Medicine Retreat is a retreat involving meditation, ceremony, plant medicine and dreaming. The Gaunt’s House Dorset EnglandIt’s a time to relax and unwind at the beautiful and scenic Gaunt’s house retreat centre in the heart of Dorset, UK. Participants will have the opportunity to experience a traditional South African cleanse using safe (non-hallucinogenic), plant medicine. These plants are normally used in South Africa to help people to dream and reconnect with their spirits. The plants will be administered externally as a foot wash as well as in a tea ceremony before sleep to aid dreaming. dream workshop englandJohn will use his skills as a traditional Sangoma to take the participants on a mystical journey using plant medicine, stories, drumming, and singing. Empower your dreams, empower your spirit ! If you are tired of the rat race and you are looking for some time to rest and listen to the wind and your dreams, then come and join us for a wonderful weekend.
Non-hallucinogenic plant medicine will be used in a traditional Sangoma way to heal the soul and bring participants closer to their own ancestors, dreams and destiny. Participants will also learn how to prepare plant medicine using local plants for personal use.
Dreams are seen as a gateway to the spirit world, and a way to stay connected with ones’ vision or life path.