By Linda Tucker

This is Linda Tucker’s firsthand account of her trip into the mysteries of the main sacred animal at the African continent: the mythical White Lion. This booklet finds the data and ceremonies of outdated Africa and the overpowering love that has pushed her each motion to avoid wasting those wonderful beasts, opposed to ambitious odds. . . .

After being rescued from a life-threatening stumble upon with lions within the Timbavati online game area by means of a drugs girl referred to as the “Lion Queen,” Linda launched into a trip into the mysteries of the White Lion. it's a mystical trip into the information and ceremonies of outdated Africa, during which people and lions may be able to go the species barrier—in accordance with the main guarded secrets and techniques of old Egypt and humankind’s maximum riddle, the sphinx.

Scientists in our day have confirmed that humankind’s most vital evolutionary jump happened because of our ancestors’ interplay with nice cats. The White Lion is a genetic rarity of Panthera leo, and happened in precisely one quarter in the world: Timbavati. this day White Lions shape the heart of the infamous “canned” trophy searching industry—hand-reared captive lions, shot in enclosures for gross sums of cash. in contrast, shamans think that killing a “lion sunlight god” is the final word sacrilege. How the human species treats such worthwhile symbols of God in nature could ensure how nature treats the human species.

       Whether we view them as prophetic “Lions of God” or just as infrequent genetic mutations, the tale of the White Lions is a real legend unfolding in our personal outstanding times.

Show description

Read or Download Mystery of the White Lions: Children of the Sun God PDF

Best Animals books

After the Ice: Life, Death, and Geopolitics in the New Arctic

New from Smithsonian Books, After the Ice is an eye-opening examine the winners and losers within the high-stakes tale of Arctic transformation, from international locations to local peoples to animals and the very panorama itself. writer Alun Anderson explores the results of worldwide warming amid new geopolitical rivalries, combining technology, enterprise, politics, and experience to supply a desirable narrative portrait of this speedily altering land of exceptional worldwide value.

Lionboy: the Chase (Lionboy Trilogy (Paperback))

Charlie and his lion pals have made it thoroughly to Venice, however it seems that their trip has basically simply started. King Boris's palace was once intended to be a haven, yet it truly is beginning to believe extra like a jail. whilst be aware arrives from the cat grapevine that his mom and dad aren't being held in Italy in the end, Charlie is aware he needs to take speedy motion.

Animal Signals (Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution)

Why are animal signs trustworthy? this is often the significant challenge for evolutionary biologists drawn to signs. after all, now not all indications are trustworthy; yet so much are, in a different way receivers of signs may forget about them. a couple of theoretical solutions were proposed and empirical reviews made, yet there nonetheless is still a large amount of confusion.

The Accidental Species: Misunderstandings of Human Evolution

The assumption of a lacking hyperlink among humanity and our animal ancestors predates evolution and well known technological know-how and truly has spiritual roots within the deist proposal of the nice Chain of Being. but, the metaphor has lodged itself within the modern mind's eye, and new fossil discoveries are frequently hailed in headlines as revealing the elusive transitional step, the instant once we stopped being “animal” and began being “human.

Additional resources for Mystery of the White Lions: Children of the Sun God

Show sample text content

This, in spite of everything, is what Mutwa himself has endured to do – surrender historic wisdom – regardless of the persecution he has bought on the brutal and ignorant fingers of humanity. i couldn't support seeing humankind mirrored within the Barotse tribe, which had misplaced its roots and its historical wisdom. of their remedy of the clever girl who had tried, to her detriment, to enlighten them, I observed Mutwa’s personal efforts laid naked. Nalindele’s selfless motion gave me perception into the incentive that lay at the back of Mutwa’s huge selection to damage a sacred oath and give up historical secrets and techniques. It happened to me that, just like the victimized healer within the tale, Mutwa could be ready to endure for humanity simply because he believed the misplaced wisdom of Africa that he was once offering may possibly retailer the realm. while Maria talked of Mutwa symbolically during the bones, he used to be represented via a wide designated relic, which became out to be an antbear vertebra. After I inquired why this animal may still signify Mutwa, she defined that it dug holes that many different animals used as homes, implying that the Sanusi’s knowledge supplied take care of for other folks and cultures around the globe. 21 in keeping with Maria, Mutwa “carried the ache of Africa on his shoulders” and, given what I had realized of his heritage, it did look as though this one person bore the karma of a complete continent upon his huge yet humble shoulders. If this day the Barotse humans nonetheless use the observe Nalindele to intend “guardian angel” or “patron saint,” it happened to me that maybe at some point we may well use Mutwa in a lot an identical manner. dad or mum of Africa’s Soul-History during this African shaman, I now started to see a enormous yet alienated determine, whilst respected and disparaged, deified, and denounced: Credo Mutwa, the best lion priest in Africa, in addition to Vusamazulu, the Outcast. In his ebook Indaba, My young ones, Mutwa alludes to the method of choosing the normal bearers of serious Knowledge:22 “There are women and men, ideally with black birthmarks on both palm of the palms, with strong stories and an excellent skill to recollect phrases and repeat them precisely as they heard them spoken. those individuals are advised the secret of the tribes – lower than oath by no means to change, upload or subtract any note. ”23 at the one hand, reminiscence capability a means of studying, via rote, tribal background preserved during the centuries. nonetheless, including this hugely really expert memorizing paintings, there seems to be one other type of “memory” completely – one of those shamanic “recall” of occasions that supersedes person lifetimes and private reviews. fundamental to the function of the shaman is the thought of “memory” as whatever approximating cross-cultural or “archetypal” reminiscence, and the facility to convey the prior into the current, in addition to the longer term. the nice reminiscence the author Laurens van der put up wrestled with this concept while he tried to explain the adaptation among what he known as “the nice reminiscence” and “the little memory,” which he had witnessed within the Kalahari Bushmen.

Rated 4.49 of 5 – based on 10 votes