Leopard Warrior by John Lockley

Leopard Warrior by John Lockley

Description In 1990, during the beginning of the end of apartheid, a young white medic in the South African army named John Lockley had a powerful dream. This dream, which he describes as a “calling,” began his extraordinary odyssey beyond the barriers of race, culture, and belief into the world of the shaman. Leopard Warrior shares the remarkable story of how John Lockley became one of the first modern white men in recent history to become a fully initiated sangoma–traditional priest and healer–in the Xhosa lineage of South Africa, the tribe of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. In this teaching memoir, John introduces readers to “the way of the leopard,”… Read More

Voices in the Stones by Kent Nerburn

Voices in the Stones by Kent Nerburn

Kent Nerburn is the author of sixteen books on spirituality and is widely respected for his dedicated work bridging the gap between the Native and non-Native traditions. In the prologue to his latest book, Voices in the Stones he shares his impressions regarding the width and degree of that chasm and is not shy in exposing the ashes of destruction that can be found littering it When establishing the degree to which the Native American tradition conflicts with the fundamentalist Western mindset Nerburn states “They’re driving you from your homes, your way of living, your way of honoring the Creator. They take from you whatever they want and insist that… Read More

Babalawo by Frank Baba Eyiogbe

Babalawo by Frank Baba Eyiogbe

Ifá is both a religion and a system of divination that is practiced throughout the Americas—though it originally arrived in Cuba from West Africa, the Canary Islands, Azores and Madeira. Ifá plays a critical role in the traditions of Santería, Candomblé, Palo, Umbanda, Vodou and other Afro-American faiths as well as forming an integral part within some traditional African religions. Babaaláwo or Babalawo (meaning ‘father of the secrets’ in the Yoruba language) is a spiritual title that is conveyed upon a Priest of Ifá. According to practicing Santeria High Priest Frank Baba Eyiogbe: Ifá just may be the oldest and most powerful spiritual path in existence today. Breathtaking in its… Read More