7 MARCH 2010

It was an honour to have Michael Tellinger present a full day workshop at Shanthi on Sunday 7th March.

Michael is a scientist, explorer and international author

The event was fully booked and a most interesting, thought-provoking and eye-opening day was experienced.

Michael spoke on the following and his books were available for purchase.

Origins of Humankind

Ancient Civilisations of South Africa

Rise of Global Consciousness            

Long before the Egyptians ever saw the light of day, an advanced civilisation of humans lived in southern Africa, mining gold. These were also the people who carved the first Horus bird, the first Sphinx, built the first Pyramids and built an accurate stone calendar right in the heart of it all.

Adam’s Calendar is the flagship among millions of circular stone ruins, ancient roads, agricultural terraces and thousands of ancient mines, left behind by a vanished civilisation which we now call the FIRST PEOPLE.


On Saturday 26th February, 2011 Cherese McColgan married Jaune Jansen at Shanthi Sanctuary.

The glorious weather graced a most tranquil and peaceful event and the pure sound of the bagpipes filled the afternoon air.

The bride looked absolutely beautiful, as did her colourful bridesmaids.

This was a Pagan wedding and the simplicity of it was breath-taking.

We at Shanthi were honoured to be part of this very special day.

The Nilonic Meridian



The tour got off to a bright and early start with everyone gathering at Shanthi at 5.30am on Thursday morning.  We made good time to Old Joe’s Restaurant just outside of Nelspruit, where we had a great breakfast and then walked the Labyrinth, which I particularly enjoyed as it was made with flowers and plants rather than rocks.

Having fortified ourselves both physically and spiritually, we set out once again for Nelspruit.  Mandy directed us to a Crystal farm where they tumble and polish gem stones & Crystals.  We spent quite a bit of time there, shopping to our hearts content. (This turned out to be a common thread throughout the trip. – what do you expect with 6 women on the loose…)

With our pockets significantly dented we then put our minds to doing a bit of clearing, having come across an area that had particularly bad energy on our way to the farm.  We stopped on the side of the road and did some work, with everyone experiencing intense feelings of one sort or another.

After a few wrong turns and a misunderstanding about some piles of wood, we eventually found the very beautiful Country Lane Guest Lodge where we were staying for the night.  The Lodge is located in White River, Mpumalanga, with superb views of the magnificent Legogote Mountains which are shaped in the form of a Lion's Head.

As soon as we had dropped our bags in our rooms we dashed off to do a meditation on the Mountain.  Once again Mandy was able to direct us to a recommended site, where we were moved by the majesty and energies of the mountain and surroundings.

Then it was back to the Guest Lodge and a much anticipated supper.

The next day after a Meditation on the Ley line which runs through their property, and a leisurely breakfast, we travelled through to Pilgrims Rest.  However, we couldn’t leave White River without first popping in to the Nut Factory to spend more of our hard earned money and loading the cars down even more with our purchases.  Wendy was quite concerned that we do a head count before leaving in case they liked the look of us for product advertising!

Near Graskop we made a quick stop to admire the beauty of at the Mac Mac Falls, and once again some of us succumbed to the lure of retail therapy.  Space was becoming a serious problem in the cars, but we held the faith that there will be enough, and blithely continued on our way.

Once in Pigrims Rest we booked into the 116 year old Royal Hotel and then walked quite a distance up to the Old Cemetery to look for ‘Robber’s Grave’.  We found it and were all touched by the tragic story of Roy Spencer who was labelled and shot as a robber in error.  

We did a clearing in the Old Cemetery and then wandered back down the hill admiring the views

After breakfast the next morning we headed out to Hoedspruit, via the JG Strydom Tunnel.  This Tunnel goes through the northern Drakensberg range alongside the Oliphant’s River Gorge. The Mountain pass is known as Abel Erasmus Pass. The highest and closest peak is Mariepskop (named after a local Chief who defeated the Swazi army) and is in the Blyde River Canyon area.  We were amazed how almost everyone had picked up very negative energies from this Mountain Range and Wendy made a note to do some clearing for it on the way home.

Our last night was spent at Ndabushi, a beautiful and peaceful bushveld retreat. It borders on Klaserie and Timbavati.

After a quick rest we gathered for the game drive, where we all had a wonderful time and bonded with a Baobab tree before going in search of the White Lions.

After quite a bit of travelling and catching sight of many wild animals, our tracker and Game Ranger found a pride of lions lazing around having eaten their full on a nearby carcass.  While we were all Oooh-ing and Aaaa-ing a Lioness got up and came towards us.  It was obvious that she was the female who had given birth 3 weeks earlier to 3 cubs, one white and two tawny coloured. We were all thrilled when, after pacing around a bit in front of us, she started walking down the road towards a donga.  The Tracker told us that she was taking us to her babies and our energies lifted with anticipation.

We heard the cubs before we even saw them as they started calling to their Mom, and then they popped out of the scrub, and trotted past us before disappearing into the donga again.  

With much straining of the eyes we sat holding our collective breath as we waited for more…... and then Mom decided to take them back to the pride for some family time.  We had a lovely view of the two tawny ones scrabbling diagonally up the embankment on the far side of the donga, but our hearts were breaking as the little white cub tried to go straight up but was overwhelmed by the steepness of the bank.  It kept slipping down after only a few steps and was crying for help.  The other two cubs kept coming back to the top of the bank and encouraging it, but it didn’t look like it was going to make it.  Then one of them came down the bank and led the little white one up another way and they were all reunited.  I don’t think I was the only one who had tears in my eyes by this time, and to me it demonstrates that sometimes we are overwhelmed by obstacles right in front of us, and yet there is always another way around and perhaps it just takes a bit of help from a friend to see it.

With the family all together again Mom set off back to the pride. We followed them at a discreet distance as they made their way up the road, until we realised that there were only two cubs with Mom.  We all started stressing and begged the ranger to take us back to the donga to see if it was there.  As we neared we could hear it calling and again my heart broke as I fretted if it would be ok on its own.  Our Tracker, who seemed very in tune with the Lions, began mimicking its call. Immediately we heard an answering call and then some scrabbling in the bush and within minutes the little one popped out expecting to see a friendly face.  However it got quite a fright as it saw our vehicle (our audible gushing may have added to its unease) and it sank back slightly into the scrub.  We gazed to our hearts content while the Tracker and cub continued to call to each other for a bit, and then decided that it would be better to leave it in peace so that Mom could come back for it when she realised that it wasn’t with her.  On our way back to the lodge we all had a good laugh as we speculated about the conversation between Mom and cub – he would say something about the big scary thing that was calling him, and she would say “Haven’t I told you not to talk to strangers”.

What a lovely ending to our drive.

The rest of the evening saw us sitting under the lapa at one of the Chalets eating some supper and having an interesting discussion about Non Duality, Nibiru and the Ananaki amongst other things.  

Sunday morning dawned bright and filled with bird song, and after a lovely Angel meditation we packed up and headed for home.  Soon after traversing the Abel Erasmus pass again we stopped off at some caves to do some more clearing

I was fascinated that the canopy of trees above us filled up with a myriad of birds during the meditation, their noise becoming quite deafening at times.  Clearly they loved the energy of the meditation, and Nardia’s singing. (Perhaps they were the chorus line…)

We broke up the rest of the journey home with a refuelling stop that became a lunch break, and then a final stop at Millie’s.  No trip is complete without stopping there.

All in all it was a tired but fulfilled bunch that arrived home that evening, and I for one can feel a shift since the trip.

Footnote from Wendy:

Those of us that went on this clearing tour along the ley lines of the Nilonic Meridian and quest to see a White Lions in the wild were Nardia, Tiziana, Mandy, Leigh, Brenda, Anton and Wendy.

We are filled with Gratitude at this amazing opportunity to have been of Service to Spirit.





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