Monday, December 12, 2011

An African Legend: White Lions & Leopards



An African Legend: White Lions and Leopards


Spiritual enlightenment? Inspiration? Ready to conserve?
Come and walk with the White Lions through these pages – and prepare yourself to make a positive difference.
When the higher meaning behind Africa’s most illusive apex predator was brought to the world in Linda Tucker’s book, Mystery of the White Lions (2001), artists, poets, visionaries and every day people across the globe were awakened to the importance of these luminous beings.
According to ancient indigenous knowledge, the White Lions - and now the sacred White Leopards of the African bushveld - are prophetic animals that have arrived at a time of evolutionary and climactic change. These beings, so revered, are in many cases bred for the sole purpose of being hunted. Kept in cages, they have no freedom, no choices, and no respect. The fact that these rare creatures are persecuted and mercilessly hunted is a grave reflection on the state of humankind today.
In his autobiography “Long Walk to Freedom” 1994 Nelson Mandela said:
“To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains,
but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
These words apply not only to our fellow man, but to all other beings that inhabit this wonderful planet of ours, most especially, South Africa.
Michele Stewart was divinely inspired to put together a poetry and artwork competition, with the aim of raising awareness of the White Lions and other heavenly creatures. With support from the Global White Lion Protection Trust and the Leopard Conservation Project, contributions from published poets and housewives, rock stars and accountants, teenagers and sectarians, from all walks of life and from every continent, were received. This book is a compilation of the winning gems, and forms a collector’s treasure-trove for future generations. May we all use our freedom responsibly, and make a difference to our world.
“Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility,
not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.”
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama

No comments:

Post a Comment