Mystery of the White Lions: Children of the Sun God
This is Linda Tucker’s firsthand account of her journey into the mysteries of the most sacred animal on the African continent: the legendary White Lion. This book reveals the knowledge and ceremonies of Old Africa and the overwhelming love that has driven her every action to save these magnificent beasts, against formidable odds. . . .
After being rescued from a life-threatening encounter with lions in the Timbavati game region by a medicine woman known as the “Lion Queen,” Linda embarked on a journey into the mysteries of the 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.
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 genetic rarity of Panthera leo, and occurred in just one region on earth: Timbavati. Today White Lions form the center of the notorious “canned” trophy hunting industry—hand-reared captive lions, shot in enclosures for gross sums of 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.
Whether we view them as prophetic “Lions of God” or simply as rare genetic mutations, the story of the White Lions is a true legend unfolding in our own extraordinary times.
Temple of Hatshepsut. 13. Balandier and Macquet, Dictionary of Black African Civilization, p.215. Chapter 8: The White Lions According to the Great Knowledge 1. Mutwa, Isilwane, p.16. 2. Ibid. 3. Ibid., pp.15–16. 4. There are limited records of the hunting and poaching that took place. For some background, see the article “Timbavati’s Heritage Triumphs over Poaching,” (Toronto) Star, 26 June 1991. 5. For one of many articles on the coelacanth discovery, see Mail & Guardian
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when day and night are of equal length. Of mystical significance to Bushmen, the ancient Egyptians, and the lion priests of Africa. Geodetic alignments: The alignment of archeological and mineral-bearing sites along the earth’s key meridians. Highveld: Highland savanna plateau of northern regions of South Africa into Zimbabwe. Hottentots: Pejorative colonial name for nomadic pastoralist Khoikhoi tribes encountered by Dutch and English settlers in Southern South Africa. Kaross: Cloak or wrap
Genetically speaking, the color white is in fact a total lack of color. This indicates that the gene determining whether there is color or not is inoperative; but if that were the case, there should be no color in the eyes as well as the coat, in other words, the eyes should be pale pink. In this way, it seems the White Lions defy the normal rules of genetics. “If a White Lion has gold pigmentation, then we may be talking of a different set of genes altogether,” Sohn wrote to me. “The gene I was
challenge the power of landowners and trophy hunters, which ultimately rests on the power of money and influence, and the guns wielded by ruthless men (and women). All I knew was that I felt profoundly honored by this message, and in return I needed to profoundly honor the message – as sacrosanct, unimpeachable, a sacred contract between myself and the ancestral White Lions of Timbavati. 15 PLAYING WITH THE SUN GOD’S CHILDREN It is an African belief that the wild animals do not belong to man,