Sangoma John Lockley
A Blessing Ceremony,
Xhosa Dream Medicine &
Initiation to the Izinyaya (Ancestors)
A weekend ceremonial workshop.
Blessing Ceremony Friday, June 22; 6pm-9pm
Weekend Ceremony June 23 & 24; 10am-5PM
Friday Evening & Weekend Retreat Cost: $295
Saturday & Sunday: Cost $275
Friday Evening only: $31
Location: 241 West 30th Street, #102, 2nd Floor
For more information please contact:
email@example.com or Irma at 718 396-4246
This is a rare opportunity to work with our dreams, relationship to our ancestors, prayer, rhythms of dance, songs and initiation with plant medicine.
Please see the link below for Youtube an interview with John explaining his medicine and a beautiful ritual song.
Come join us in Sacred Ceremony as we create a sacred space as we heal and dream together.
FRIDAY— An Introductory Evening
Traditional Xhosa Shamanism & Ancestral Empowerment Blessing Ceremony with Sangoma John Lockley Learn about one of the most ancient shamanic lineages on the planet: the Xhosa 'Sangomas' or ‘People of the Song.’
Get a first hand glimpse into the life of a Xhosa Sangoma, or shaman. Teaching in the traditional way with drumming, singing and storytelling, John regales us with stories from his home in South Africa as well as stories from the road.
Experience Xhosa medicine and receive empowerment blessings as John calls in the Ancestors through rhythmic song and dance. Many people from around the world have experienced profound dreams after attending one of John’s blessing ceremonies.
SAT & SUN—Xhosa Dream Medicine & Initiation to the Izinyaya (Ancestors) with Sangoma John Lockley, A weekend ceremonial workshop
In the Xhosa tradition, each person is seen as being connected to a constellation of Ancestors and spiritual forces. A person’s first relationship is to oneself and his/her Ancestor's/spirit guides.
If this primary relationship is out of kilter, then it will present problems throughout one’s life (i.e. relationships, work, life-path, self esteem, depression, etc.).
It is through one’s connection with the dream world that one is able to communicate with one’s Ancestors, spirit guides and soul. If people are not able to remember their dreams over a period of time, then this is seen as an illness.
In this workshop participants—
- We will reconnect to the Ancestors through prayer, intention, rhythm and trance dance.
- Sacred Xhosa sangoma songs, or ingomas, will help people to reconnect with themselves, their community and Nature so as to realize their intrinsic Ubuntu, or ‘humanity.’
- A highlight of the weekend will be a plant blessing ceremony. A blend of sacred Xhosa herbs will be prepared and offered to each participant to use as a face ‘wash.’ The mixture produces a strong herbal scent and a foamy texture.
It is traditionally used for initiations to help people to ‘see’ the Ancestral world. It will open up a greater awareness to one’s own inner life and because of this, will make participants more vigilant to their thoughts, emotions, dreams and visions.
Sangoma John Lockley will also be doing healing sessions and readings.
Contact Linda Fernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
Shamanic Artist Management webpage Private Sessions with John Lockley
Watch John Lockley on YouTube:
Here are some testimonials from his recent workshops in Colorado.
Bright...Articulate...Lyrical....Musical...Very serious guy but he did make me really, really laugh too. It was easy to be around him and then he challenged me to do things I don't normally consider. Hard Work. This ain't no Cub Scout Jamboree. I would highly recommend this experience to almost anyone I know. Congratulations John, You allowed me to forget myself and look at things in a new/different way.............
I've been feeling pretty light lately
Patrick L. Bope
Friday evening I had the blessing and honour of attending a ceremony and talk by Xhosa Sangoma John Lockley. This was incredibly beautiful, heart opening and at times, mind blowing as well. He sings, chants, dances, plays the drums, flute, bowl, and is dedicatedly determined to create(and did) a sacred space and give the people with him a glimpse of the Shamanic State of Consciousness (SCC) from an African point of view. He does this with a sweetness, kindness, and compassion but... also has the spiritual wisdom of a veteran lineage holder. I felt without a doubt at any time, this is one deeply powerful shaman, but one who would always use his power for healing and the greatest good. I am hoping that he can visit Colorado again very soon. A beautiful and divine ceremonial experience.
Advocacy, Information, Research
John was recently hosted by the Canadian Shamanic Conference in BC from the 9th – 13th May. He lead a 3 hour ceremony. The people were filled with joy in their hearts as they sang old Xhosa chants/songs from John’s culture. At the end John was given a standing ovation by over 115 people, who were deeply touched by his loving work.
How to Register
Please email NYSC first, for confirmation of space availability at,NYshamaniccircle@gmail.com
Then with a confirmation from us you can make your payment.
FOR YOUR WORKSHOP PAYMENTS—
log onto nyshamaniccircle.org
1. Click on the DONATE button on the right hand side of the page
2. Insert your total $ amount for your workshops, hit the 'Update Total' button make a note Sangoma John Lockley for payment
3. Add personal info with tel # for your credit card or PayPal account.
By the dollar amount entered, we can tell which workshops you will be attending, we will also confirm with you after receiving your donation payment.
Preregister first with us for space availability, and then you can also mail your
Please make check payable to and mail to:
NY Shamanic Circle
214 Sullivan Street , #2A
New York, NY 10012
In memo: "Sangoma"