With John Lockley

Senior Sangoma
from the Xhosa tribe


WellspringIt is possible to attend only the lecture and blessing ceremony on Friday, or to participate in the entire weekend. See info to the right.


Individual session

John is also available for individual coaching and divination during the weekend. If you are interested you can make an appointment with him during the weekend.


John speaks english


The entire weekend is english spoken.

Dancing with the Ancestors


'Healing through Dreaming'

September 6-8, 2013


South Africa is known as the birthplace and cradle of humanity. This weekend you get the chance to explore the origin of our common African descent. Through ancient native dances, songs and rituals you come in contact with your ancestors, your dreams and nature.

John Lockley is a senior Sangoma (shaman) of the Xhosa tribe in South Africa, the tribe of Nelson Mandela and Bishop Tutu. They represent one of the oldest tribes on the planet, a community in which the work of shamans is still vividly present. John was trained in the original tradition by Mama Ngwevu, a well known medicine woman. Student sangoma are called to train themselves by ancestral dreams. This is named "the calling". It is a complex program in which specific knowledge about medicinal plants, dreams, divination and trance dancing is transferred. After this training, which can last 5 to 20 years, and a series of initiations, the internship completed. John's training lasted 10 years in total. John also has a Master degree in Psychology.


What we learn during this weekend:

How to connect with your ancestors / spiritual guide,
how to interpret your dreams,
Mindfulness Meditation with focus on heartbeat, ...

We do this through:


Traditional dances from the Xhosa tribe

simple Xhosa songs,

accompanied by South African drums






    register for




Lecture &

Blessing Ceremony

September 6, 2013

20:00 - 22:00

€25 - Drinks and snacks included.



September 6-8, 2013

from Friday 20:00
until Sunday 16:00


Lodging included:

€ 195 - for the entire weekend, including 2 nights, snacks on Friday, breakfast, lunch, dinner, water, coffee and tea.


Lodging excluded:

€150 - for two days from 10:00 bis 16:00, lunch, water, coffee and tea.


Location and lodging:

Wellspring, Hauptstrasse 13
D-54655, Sankt Thomas

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2, and 3-p rooms, meals prepared by a professional cook with fresh and preferably organic ingredients.

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