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alarmingly carrying a young child on her
shoulders and another close to her side.
She was to walk in and out through the
pride ma ny times, each time leading one
of the terrified safari tourists to safety. All
the while, the lions remained nonchalant
and placated by her presence. All including
Linda were rescued, unharmed.
The next day, now out of her trance
state, Maria Xhosa told Linda that this
had happened for a reason and that she was
Maria's student a nd must return to Africa
and study with her.
Maria Xhosa was a Shangaan Shaman
who carried the knowledge of the White
Lions, the prophets of the a nimal world.
Revered throughout Africa as sacred
messengers and Sta r Gods while viewed in
the West as merely albino or freaks of nature,
White Lions were almost extinct in the wild.
Linda's world had just been turned upside
down but, still in shock from the experience,
she was not yet ready to accept the fullness of
Maria's message. So she returned to London
and tried to in equal measure forget and
make sense of the experience. Of course,
neither was possible.
Within three years, Linda quit her job in
London and was back in South Africa seeking
out Maria Xhosa. Linda spent many months
learning from Maria and Africa's greatest
Sha man-Priest Credo Mut wa, who holds
the oral traditions for all of sub-Saharan
Africa. Between them, Credo and Maria
sha red the ancient wisdom of Africa with
the daughter of the colonists and imparted
deep ancient prophecies held by Africa's seers
for thousands of years. Credo himself wears
regalia that once adorned King Solomon.
Linda Tucker holds the most
incredible title, Lion Queen of
Africa, bestowed on her by Maria
Xhosa, her shaman teacher and the
previous Lion Queen of Africa. Linda is the
first white woma n to carry this title and the
lineage that comes with it, a lineage almost
as ancient as Mother Africa herself.
Linda grew up in a middle class family
in South Africa, and, being a talented
student, she went on to study in Engla nd at
Ca mbridge University, where she specialised
in psychology, specifically how symbols play
in the mind. On graduation, Linda took
a prestigious job in a London advertising
company, employing her skills to manipulate
the minds of the masses.
Despite enjoying all the social delights
London had to offer, Linda regularly returned
to her native South Africa to indulge her
pa ssion for lions, going on increasingly long
and more intimate lion safaris. On one visit,
Linda went on a night safari in an open top
safari vehicle with many travel companions.
By accident, they drove right into a pride
of lions, who, star ving from an extended
drought, had just made a kill and were
gorging their hungry bellies. Even worse, the
vehicle broke down just a few yards from the
Disturbed by this intrusion on their
feast, the lions bega n to prowl towards the
invaders, letting out menacing growls.
Just a s it seemed the lions would pounce
and despatch the potential meal poachers,
a tall, elegant, traditionally dressed black
woman strode through the pride of lions,
with the animals parting like the Red Sea.
She appeared to be in a hypnotic trance,
Maria explained that she had recognised
Linda as her successor andthat fatehadbrought
them together with circumstances presenting
an undeniably powerful experience. She went
on to tell Linda that, as a woman brought up
in the Western world this time but with many
previous lives in the shamanic world, she was
ideally placed to save the White Lions from
the brink of extinction and return them to
their homela nd.
Credo Mutwa tells us that, at each great
age, gods are born into this world to remind
us of the original natural law, that all life
should live in unity.
About 400 years ago, a meteorite, a great
white light, struck the earth at Timbavati
in what is now South Africa's North East.
This event was prophesised and witnessed
by African elders who consider the White
Lions to be emissaries of the gods. In the
days that followed in the surrounding area,
many newborn a nimals were pure white.
The most majestic were the White Lions,
not albino but white with blue or golden eyes
-- a genetic evolution had occurred.
Legends told that the White Lions
would reunite the land by walking the law
of the stars back into the earth through
their bodies. "Over time, and through many
return visits, Credo confirmed Maria's belief
that the White Lions hold a secret that could
save humanity in this time of crisis. They are
the guardians of the human soul, and they
invite us to reawaken our own souls in order
to protect our planet -- and ourselves along
with it," says Linda.
I first heard of Linda in 2006 while in
ceremony at Uluru. At that time, she wa s on
the verge of rescuing a grand old male White
Lion destined to be released in the field and
shot for a trophy by a foreign hunter. It was
this lion that was destined to be the "King"
of the pride Linda wa s resurrecting on land
she had acquired in Timbavati, close to where
the first White Lions had entered the world.
The following year, I took only the second
group to visit Linda and her Global White
Lion Protection Trust and the pride she was
assembling a nd preparing to be returned
to the wild. I was awed by the power and
beauty of the lions but even more touched by
the tenderness, love and respect they express
through their relationships with each other.
To be in the presence of the White Lions is
to be altered perma nently. The download of
sacred energy and transmission of powerful
teachings is life changing.
Linda and her partner Jason (one of the
world's most respected lion researchers who
is close to scientifically proving the White
Lions are not an anomaly but have a unique
genetic code) hold an incredibly powerful
and humble presence, exuding great calm
and kindness. This belies their inner turmoil
as they confront the wrath of ca nned hunters
(people who breed animals especially White
Lions to set up fake "hunts") and greedy
politicians bent on destroying the sacredness
of these lions and all nature. Undeniably, the
future of this species and the prophecies are
firmly in Linda a nd Ja son's lap.
The ancient Africa n prophecies say that at
the turning of each great age, the spirits of our
a ncestor gods return to embody the highest
virtues of natural law and help usher in the
great changes. At the last turn, they were
present in Egypt. The legends say the White
Lions are their emissaries at the opposite end
of the continent and that these sacred animals
carry their spirit and blessings.
There are many white a nimals appearing
around the world as part of a global
prophecy; the White Lions a re the kings of
the white animals, the avatars of the a nimal
world. And, the prophecy says, without
them roaming free on their homeland none
of the global prophecy can unfold.
On an individual level, the White Lions
are the totem of sacred leadership, the Nelson
Mandelas, Dalai Lamas and Aung San Suu
Kyis of this world. Deep within each of us
lives one of these sacred beings, who yearns
to rule our being from the place of soul
and spirit rather tha n ego, self gratification
and soulless narcissism. The White Lions
awaken this in each of us.
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Africa's sacred White Lions hold
the potential to heal our troubled
Western souls, says Jeremy Ball.
VOICES OF EVOLUTION
'The most majestic were
the White Lions, not albino
but white with blue or
golden eyes -- a genetic
evolution had occurred.'
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