African shamanism teaches that nature is magical, and magic is natural.
After being rescued from a life-threatening encounter with lions in the Timbavati game region by a sangoma known as the 'Lion Queen', Linda Tucker embarks on a journey into the mysteries of the most sacred animal on the African continent: the legendary White Lion.
It is a mystical journey into the knowledge and ceremonies of Old Africa, in which humans and lions are able to cross the species barrier - in accordance with the most guarded secrets of Ancient Egypt and humankind's greatest riddle, the sphinx.
It is also a real living journey. Scientists in our day have established that humankind's most significant evolutionary leap occurred as a result of our ancestors' interaction with great cats.
The White Lion is a generic rarity of Panthera leo, and occurred in one region only on earth: Timbavati.
Today White Lions form the centre of the notorious 'canned' trophy hunting industry - hand reared captive lions, shot in enclosures for gross money.
By contrast, shamans believe that killing a lion-sun god is the ultimate sacrilege. How the human species treats such precious symbols of God in nature may determine how nature treats the human species.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages, Illustrations, maps
- Publisher: Hay House Inc
- Publication Date: 04/06/2010
- Category: Thought & practice
- ISBN: 9781401927219