Leopard Warrior: A Journey into the African Teachings of Ancestry, Instinct, and Dreams

Leopard Warrior: A Journey into the African Teachings of Ancestry, Instinct, and Dreams

by John Lockley, Malidoma Some

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622039043
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/01/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,199,429
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

John Lockley
JOHN LOCKLEY began his journey as a young medic drafted into the South African military. He then trained under Zen master Su Bong from South Korea, and returned to post-Apartheid South Africa to spend 10 years in apprenticeship with MaMngwevu, a medicine woman from the Xhosa tribe. John now splits his time teaching in South Africa, Ireland, Europe, and the US. For more, visit johnlockley.com.

Table of Contents

Foreword Malidoma Somé ix

Author's Note xiii

Prologue xv

Introduction xvii

Part I Dreamtime

1 Blood and Tears 3

2 The Calling Dream 11

Part II Zen Training

3 African Zen 23

4 South Korea 35

Part III Dreaming of Leopards and Dancing with Spirits-The Sangoma Way

5 My Teacher Appears 47

6 Xhosa Culture: Historical Background 59

7 Xhosa Mysticism 63

Part IV The Sangoma's Apprentice

8 Xhentsa: Dancing with the Spirits 73

9 Amayeza: Magic Plants 91

10 Vumisa: The Art of Divination 97

Part V Initiation

11 Gall to Ireland 109

12 Back to Africa: Umgoduso (Final Initiation), Dreams, and Signs 117

13 Entering the Shadowlands 147

14 Initiation as Transformation 151

Part VI Out of Africa

15 A Seven-Year Pilgrimage: One Truth, Many Cultures 159

16 Ubuntu 101 Teachings 183

Epilogue 201

Acknowledgments 207

Gratitude Speech 211

Notes 213

Glossary of Select Terms 215

Bibliography 219

Further Information 225

About the Author 227

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