School of Sacred Warriorship at Timbavati, South Africa, April 24 – May 2, 2020

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Join Linda Tucker and Andrew Harvey in Timbavati, South Africa for the Sacred Warriorship School from April 24 – May 2, 2020 in Timbavati, South Africa and discover a whole new level of understanding about the sacredness of these amazing creatures, the interconnection of all worlds and the depths of the African Shamanic Tradition.

Dates: April 24, 2020 to May 2, 2020
Location: Timbavati, South Africa
Faculty: Andrew Harvey and Linda Tucker
Academic Credit: Masters & Doctoral – 4 credits
Logistics: This course is offered as an Independent Study with the School of Sacred Warriorship and is held at the heart of the White Lion’s Sacred Territory, in Timbavati, South Africa.
For registration and information, contact Jill Angelo

School of Sacred Warriorship

At the epicenter of the massive nature reserve region known as the Kruger to Canyon’s Biosphere, in precise alignment with the great Sphinx of Giza due North, the fabled White Lions were birthed by miraculous natural occurrence. Declared a “sacred site”, by African Kings for many hundreds of years, due to the mysterious occurrence of snow-white lions in this region only, the name TimbavaE means “the Place where the Starlions came down….”
  • Commune with the White Lions during daily dawn and dusk scientific tracking and monitoring of the Royal Prides.
  • Delicious, healthy and often traditional meals, prepared by Shangaan Chef Daniel Mkhondo, will be enjoyed at Camp Unicorn unless otherwise stipulated.


DAY 1: April 24, 2020– Arrival at Tsau: White Lion Territories

Welcome to the heart of the White Lion’s Sacred Territory known as Tsau, originating from the ancient Bushman word incantation – “Starlion.”

The group will be met at Eastgate Airport, Hoedspruit and transported to the White Lion sacred heritage lands. During and after lunch, a short but important introductory program and intention setting prepares the group for an uplifting experience in the Heart of the White Lions Sacred Territory. Linda and Jason will share personal anecdotes and discuss the projects undertaken by the Global White Lion Protection Trust as well as the discovery of the genetic marker that makes the White Lions unique. The group has a chance to settle in prior to heading out on an open vehicle game drive to be introduced to the Royal Prides. In the evening guests will enjoy a traditional meal around the fire and can retire early in preparation for the key events of important days ahead.

DAY 2: April 25, 2020 – Sacred Warriorship

A dawn departure to track the elusive White Lions in their natural kingdom starts the day. After breakfast Andrew discusses Sacred Warriorship and how it is witnessed in action through the LionHearted leadership, implemented by the WLT, in this challenging but highly successful project. Linda introduces the group to the “technology of love” in preparation for animal communication techniques with the White Lions and shamanic techniques for receiving messages from the White Lions in meditation and dream Eme. A delicious homemade lunch, prepared by Shangaan chef Daniel Mkhondo, is followed by a siesta and deep relaxation integrating time, place and purpose before the group heads out to commune with the majestic White Lions. The day draws to a close with a screening of the National Geographic documentary which gives information on the project as well as Linda and Jason’s battle to save the White Lions of the Timbavati.

DAY 3: April 26, 2020 – 7 laws of Sacred Leadership

Early morning lion tracking should leave the group in high spirits for the remainder of the day. During the morning Andrew will present his vision of the laws of Sacred Leadership taken from the major mystical traditions and his own experience as the architect of Sacred activism. After lunch, Andrew leads the group in the essential heart practices for the Sacred Warrior, and how these apply to the 12 Laws of LionHearted leadership.

The LionHeart: That condition of Fearlessness inspired by Love. How to reawaken it. Embody it. Live it. How to equip and empower yourself through the LionHeart to change your world.

DAY 4: April 27, 2020 – Cultural Excursion

The group joins in a day of cultural activities with visits to local Shangaan schools, the orphan center, a local crèche or the Elder’s Weavers, all supported by the Global White Lion Protection Trust. As honored guests, share their rich culture and White Lion heritage with traditional displays and lively celebration.

This fun-filled day culminates with an invitation from Chief Harmony Khosa (principal guide) and Matimba (his brother); nephews of Maria Khosa, Lion Queen of the Timbava; to visit their ancestral home. Enjoy a delicious traditional dinner, with warrior dancing around the fire drumming up the excitement of the heart and soul of Africa in the presence of the Ancestors of these sacred lands. The Global White Lion Protection Trust will gladly add this charge to your donation breakdown and make a payment on your behalf to the Village.

DAY 5: April 28, 2020 – Day of Silence

A tranquil day of silence is broken at sunset at the Npenvu Treehouse overlooking White Lion sacred territories.

DAY 6: April 29.2020– Kruger National Park

The Kruger National Park is South Africa’s most famous wildlife conservation area. This 2 million hectare reserve borders Mozambique and is situated an hour’s drive from Tsau. A unique opportunity to drive, in an open safari vehicle with professional guides, through elephant, giraffe, zebra, and antelope populated savannah grasslands doWed by rivers where crocodile and hippo may emerge to sun themselves. Whatever you may see is a blessing from the great creative force that is “Mother Nature.” Do not be limited by expectations of viewing the so-called “Big Five,” any encounter with creatures in their natural eco-system is a profound privilege. As “King of Kings,” the Lion is a true apex predator, or capstone species, at the tip of the pyramid of life and governs all other creatures, great or small, in these wilderness lands.

Packed lunch is provided at a spectacular site overlooking the Lebombo Mountains to Mozambique. Wrap up this unforgettable day back at Camp Unicorn with tranquil evening discussions incorporating everyone’s personal connections with Nature.

DAY 7: April 30, 2020 – Crystal Star Lion

After a healthy breakfast, following dawn communion with the White Lions, guests spend the day in reflection and gentle journeying into the Inner Worlds. A sumptuous picnic lunch will be hosted by Linda under the Giant Wild Fig. This is followed by White Lion Meditation led by Linda, which takes the group on a journey of enlightenment and empowerment, sharing White Lion techniques to help integrate the principles and qualities of these most radiant of animals into personal lives. Tuning in to these qualities helps achieve greater self-fulfillment, self-healing, leadership potential, and effective decision-making. Evening lion monitoring follows a walk to the site of the Crystal Star Lion monolith.

DAY 8: May 1, 2020 – Dragon Mountains

After a brief but very powerful leadership acEvaEon of the LionHearted law of unlocking your unique gift, participants set out on a liberating excursion into the Drakensburg (Dragon) Mountains, a massive tectonic plate which links with the East African RiK Valley. The day’s drive follows the golden leyline of the Nilotic Meridian, a spectacular panoramic route along the ridge of the Drakensburg Mountains. Taken by pilgrims in search of gold, this route was also the path of the great elephant migrations. The Blyde River Canyon, the world’s third-largest canyon, is situated on the cusp of the Kruger to Canyon’s biosphere, which has been declared by the United Nations as one of the world’s prime biosphere regions. Your journey will include amazing sites such as God’s Window and the Ancient Stone Altar. Enjoy lunch at Graskop and explore the vibrant indigenous craft markets. A day to select giKs for loved ones; express your God-given gift; celebrate Mother Nature’s gifts and blessings.

DAY 9: May 2, 2020 – Departure

Dawn brings the final chance to visit the sacred White Lions in their endemic habitat. After breakfast the journey concludes with intention setting and vision holding in the serene beauty of this environment, connecting the group to their LionHearted natures and a higher purpose. Before last goodbyes are said, the group rounds up for a ceremony of thanksgiving with final prayers for the White Lions and the birth of a new world. You are able to depart on your onward journey knowing that you have established a strong connection with Tsau and that you carry the Spirit of the Sacred White Lions of Timbavati with you always.

** Please note **

  • Due to the sensitive nature of the scientific re-introduction of a critically endangered animal, this project is not open to the general public, but the WLT is pleased to showcase its aims and objectives to special interest groups, likely to become long-term supporters and donors of this exceptional groundbreaking project.
  • This itinerary is not set in stone and may change depending on the weather, the people and most important of all, the animals.
  • Please observe that there are strict safety and security protocols in respect of the reintroduction of the White Lions. Our scientific monitoring vehicles do not intrude on the White Lions’ space, and we ensure that we keep our voices as low as possible when approaching them in the wild. The contact with the White Lions is a non-photographic experience and we avoid taking cameras, zooms or spotlights and other hi-tech devices into their environment and instead enter into the magic of their natural existence and share its timeless beauty.
  • Magnificent photographic studies of the White Lions and other mementos are available. 100% of proceeds go directly to the protection of the White Lions in their natural habitat.

Why this project needs our LionHearted support

White Lions are exceptionally rare. They have been almost completely eradicated from the wild: artificially removed from their natural system and sold into zoos and circuses around the world since their first appearance in the wild in the 1930s. The result of a rare “Genetic Marker” discovered through the collaborative scientific research led by the WLT, White Lions have been brutally sped-bred and held in captivity to be killed by the notorious ‘canned hunting industry’. Against great odds, the WLT has initiated a world-first re-introduction program and has successfully re-introduced three prides of high genetic integrity back into the wild that are surviving self-sufficiently. Currently, there are less than 10 White Lions in their endemic habitat, most of which are in the protected area of some 4400 acres created by the WLT in the heart of their ancestral heritage lands. The WLT is a non-profit scientific and community conservation organization dedicated to saving this magnificent animal, with 85-90% of all donations allocated to ensuring the survival of the White Lions and supporting the up-liKment of an indigenous community.

Learning Outcomes

Through this experience, you will understand:
  • The role of the rare White Lion historically and culturally
  • The significance of this sacred wilderness territory known as “Tsau”
  • The 12 Laws of Lionhearted Leadership
  • Shamanic techniques to experience animal communication, through meditation and dream time
  • The work of the White Lion Trust in wildlife conservation, protection of the white lions, and support of local indigenous communities.
  • Experience Andrew Harvey’s teachings on Sacred Activism and their direct link with the teachings of African Shamanism.
  • Experience why animal rights are central to Sacred Activism


Andrew Harvey, PhD (Honorary) is a poet, novelist, mystical scholar, lecturer in comparative religions, and one of the most celebrated translators of Rumi. He has taught at Oxford, Cornell, Hobart and Smith Colleges, California Institute of Integral Studies, and UCS. The honors he has received include the Benjamin Franklin Award, and the Mind Body Spirit Award, and the Christmas Humphries Award. He is the author and editor of over 40 books including: The Return of the Mother and Son of Man: The Mystical Path to Christ, Light Upon Light and The Direct Path. He is Founder and Director of the Institute of Sacred Activism, an international organization focused on inviting concerned people to take up the challenge of our contemporary global crises by becoming inspired, effective, and practical agents of institutional and systemic change, in order to create peace and sustainability.

Linda Tucker
Linda Tucker lives in the White Lions heartlands, in the epicenter of the United Nation’s declared Kruger-to-Canyon Biosphere region, where she and Jason A. Turner and the White Lion prides they have rescued and successfully rewilded. In 2012, she founded the White Lion Leadership™️ Academy attended by local community leaders and students from around the globe, promoting LionHearted leadership principles in transforming our world. Educated in Cambridge University (1980s), and trained in indigenous knowledge systems by African shamans (1994-2001), Linda has presented at South African Parliament (2007/8), and British Parliament (2013), calling for the protection of the White Lions and the prohibition of trophies at ports in the UK and USA, and at numerous environmental congresses worldwide.  In 2014, she was nominated for the Whitney Award for Nature, and in 2015, was awarded the prestigious “Woman of Impact Award” in Maryland, USA. Her first book, Mystery of the White Lions, published in 2001 after 10 years of research on the cultural and legendary aspects of the mysterious White Lions, has been published in 5 different languages. Her biography, Saving the White Lions (2013) is being adapted for a Hollywood movie.