Linda Tucker’s book, Saving the White Lions (Hay House 2013) is dedicated
to a truly remarkable White Lioness, named Marah.

This is Marah’s story…

Returning the Queen to her Kingdom

In 2000, a white cub was born in a hunting camp just outside the town of Bethlehem (South Africa) on Christmas Day.
This baby lioness was regarded as having great sacred significance by African elders.
She was named MARAH (meaning ‘Mother of the Sungod’) by pre-eminent African wiseman, Credo Mutwa.

Unfortunately, the area surrounding Bethlehem in South Africa was the epi-centre of the notorious canned lion hunting industry, now widely known as “Blood Lions”. Lions were forcibly removed from the wild and bred in extermination camps. Cubs are first offered to local visitors and foreign tourism to be petted for a fee, then later, as tame adults, shot as high income-earning trophies.

NOTE: Although Bethlehem was one of the very first areas to perpetrate these malpractices, this industry is now a widespread in South Africa.
See Canned Hunting 

Back to 2000: through continual forced removals from their natural endemic habitat into these killing camps as well as zoos and circuses around the globe, White Lions were considered extinct in the wild.

Both Marah’s parents had been forcibly removed from their birthland in the wilds of Timbavati. Although golden in colour, both carried the White Lion recessive gene. After producing many dozens of golden cubs – Marah’s siblings – a snow white cub suddenly appeared.

Because both her parents were removed for only one generation from their endemic habitat, Marah was considered of extremely high genetic integrity. However, it was her adorable nature that captured Linda’s heart.Through her studies with African lion shamans, who entrusted her with knowledge of the spiritual and cultural importance of these magnificent creatures regarded as the King of Kings, Linda was well-placed to understand the sacred nature of this amazing little lioness, Marah.

MARAH at 5 days oldHolding Marah in her arms in the middle of the killing camp just one day after her birth, Linda promised she would dedicate her life to ensuring the freedom of the lioness. It took years to honor that pledge, while a ruthless, unpoliced commercial industry of petting speed-bred baby cubs continued to grow.

Despite the lies that were disseminated by this captive industry about “saving the species,” these hand-raised lions could never hope to return to the wild as their genetics had been so badly impaired through speed-breeding. Their familiarity with humans meant they were regarded as “dangerous predators” or “problem animals” by nature conservation officials.

For a beautiful and harrowing first hand account of Marah’s story, read Linda Tucker book, Saving the White Lionsnow the subject of a Hollywood script.

Their Ancestral Kingdom

Back in December 2000, Linda was instructed by the African elders that it was her life-task to ensure the safety and freedom of this precious lioness, and to return Marah to the land of her birthright, Timbavati, at the very heart of the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere. African elders tell us that Timbavati (“Tsimba-Vaati”) means the Place where the StarLions came down.

There is a great mystique associated with the geographical coordinates of Timbavati, which align exactly with the Egyptian Sphinx of Giza (humankind’s oldest lion riddle). This fact was first delivered to the world in Linda Tucker’s ground-breaking book, Mystery of the White Lions (2001).

Timbavati was regarded as a sacred site for many hundreds of years by African kings due to the White Lions’ re-occurrence in this specific region.

Linda understood that Timbavati was not only the White Lions’ natural endemic habitat, it was also their ancestral kingdom.

The Fight for her Freedom

Given her rare genetic pedigree, this institution in turn was reluctant to release Marah. They identified her as a prime specimen for captive breeding, and refused to part with her. Once again, Linda and her trusted team of advisors, now led by lion ecologist Jason A. Turner, had to fight for Marah’s freedom.

While a legal battle took place over the guardianship of Marah, the beautiful lioness was forced to breed by the zoo. She gave birth to a litter of snow white cubs in the dungeons, out of sight of the public.
The ancestral elders named the cubs Regeus, Letaba and Zihra, meaning first ray of sunlight in three different root languages. Their radiant names were all the more poignant as the cubs themselves were unable to see sunlight from their place of captivity for their first 9 months, while Linda and her legal team fought to free them and ensured an interdict allowing Marah to raise her cubs herself without human handling or imprinting. This lack of human contact with the cubs was vital for their re-wilding process.

As for freedom, it was now no longer a battle simply for Marah’s release from captivity but also for her three precious cubs. Marah’s adorable cubs were her direct lineage – so under no circumstances would Linda and her team abandon them to a life-time of miserable captivity.

Finally, Linda and her team won the long legal battle. The Madonna-like lioness and her three cubs were flown from the zoo to a safe haven in an undisclosed area. This was only made possible because of the extraordinary love and patronage of Mireille Vince, who was prepared to put up the funding for all four lions.

Since Timbavati is the only endemic birthplace of the White Lions, Linda was committed to returning Marah and her cubs to their natural and spiritual homelands.

The next monumental step was the acquisition of the strategic property identified by African elders as the Sacred Heartland of the White Lions in the Timbavati region, where the White Lions reintroduction to the wilds of their original birthplace could safely take place in a carefully phased long-term scientific program.

At last, Linda and her team’s challenging long-term objective is finally achievable, as Marah and her three royal cubs are the first White Lions to set paw back in their White Lion kingdom, the sacred homelands which is their birthright.

Today, there are three prides in the protected area created by the Global White Lion Protection Trust, in the heart of their ancestral homelands, Marah’s proud lineage.

Meet our Pride and Joy 

“White Lions are the holiest animals on the African continent. To harm a White Lion is to harm the land. To kill a White Lion is to kill the soul of Africa.”

– Lion Shaman Maria Khosa teaching Linda Tucker

Mystery of the White Lions
by Linda Tucker

Linda with Marah the lioness she rescued from a death camp in Bethlehem and returned to the wild with her cubs.

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Linda Tucker Foundation

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Ignite Your LionHeart - A LionHearted Leadership™ Retreat with Linda Tucker (in English with German Translation)

"When you bring your true nature back into harmony with Mother Nature, realigning head with heart, you suddenly find you're able to restore balance, health and resilience in your own world. I call this amazing process: 'A-LION-MENT'." - Linda Tucker

In this exclusive retreat, Linda Tucker shares what the legendary White Lions can teach us about our own capacity for LionHearted Leadership in a world in transition.

Over this transformational weekend, Linda will work with you to introduce the teachings that she was initiated into, over 25 years ago, by Shangaan medicine women and Shamans. After an introduction into the 13 Laws of LionHearted Leadership™, each participant will experience in depth one or more of the Laws, as you actively review and reshape your own unique blueprint and consider how you can adjust your own course to follow your true purpose as an awakening LionHeart.

We will get outside into nature as much as we can, in a pristine natural area of beauty and quiet.

This seminar has a limited number of spaces. Your reservation is definitive only with payment of the participation fee to the Fondation Lascaux. Please book the room also directly at the Fondation Lascaux.

ABOUT LINDA TUCKER:
Linda Tucker grew up in South Africa, where in 1991 she was rescued from an angered pride of Lions by a Shangaan medicine woman known as The Lion Queen of Timbavati. Since then, Linda faithfully and courageously works with and teaches these ancient truths which she was initiated in to become a lion priestess herself. She is author of Mystery of the White Lions, Saving the White Lions, and LionHearted Leadership™.

Retreat price: CHF 380.00. Register here: fondation-lascaux.com/2019/lionhearted-leadershiptm-entflamme-dein-loewenherz

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LionHearted Leadership™: Ent amme dein Löwenherz
Seminar mit Linda Tucker
(in englischer sprache mit deutscher Übersetzung)

"Wenn du deine wahre Natur wieder in Einklang mit der Mutter Natur bringst, wenn du den Kopf mit dem Herzen in Einklang bringst, stellst du plötzlich fest, dass du in der Lage bist, das Gleichgewicht, die Gesundheit und die Widerstandsfähigkeit in deiner eigenen Welt wieder herzustellen. Ich nenne diesen erstaunlichen Prozess: 'A-LION-MENT'." - Linda Tucker

In diesem exklusiven seminar erzählt Linda tucker, was die legendären Weissen Löwen uns über unsere eigenen Fähigkeiten für LionHearted Leadership™ in einer Welt im umbruch lehren können. sie wird uns in die Lehren einführen, in die sie vor über 25 Jahren von einer shangaan Medizinfrau und von schamanen initiiert wurde.

Nach der Einführung in die 13 weisen naturgesetze von LionHearted Leadership™ wird sich jeder teilnehmende in ein oder mehrere Gesetze vertiefen. Während wir uns aktiv mit unserem eigenen, einzigartigen «Blueprint» befassen und diesen neu gestalten, richten wir unseren Fokus mit einem erweckten Löwenherzen auf unser wahres Potential. Wir werden so weit wie möglich draussen in der natur sein, in einem unberührten naturparadieses voller stille und schönheit.

Linda Tucker, aufgewachsen in Südafrika, wurde 1991 von Löwen angegriffen und schliesslich von einer Medizinfrau gerettet. diese Erfahrung veränderte ihr Leben. sie liess sich von afrikanischen stammesältesten und schamaninnen zur Löwenpriesterin initiieren. seitdem setzt sie sich unermüdlich weltweit für den schutz der Weissen Löwen von timbavati und der heiligen tiere vieler indigener Völker ein. sie ist autorin von Mystery of the White Lions, Saving the White Lions und LionHearted Leadership™.
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Linda Tucker Foundation

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LionHearted Leadership™: The Meaning of the White Lions for Humanity
Lecture with Linda Tucker (in English with German translation)

"Although my work with the White Lions dates back over decades, my focus these days is on harmonious coexistence between people and Nature - that's how we remember our true natures. Out of decades of campaigning for these luminous animals and their right to survive and flourish in the natural world, a LionHearted Leadership™ model has emerged that's capable of igniting our won hearts and healing our human world." - Linda Tucker

In this public lecture, pioneering conservationist and author, Linda Tucker, shares what the legendary White Lions - Nature's King of Kings - can teach us about our own capacity for LionHearted Leadership™ in a world in transition.

As ecologists have now established, the lion, as apex predator, restores health and balance to all animal and plant species in its ecosystem: all the way down the trophic levels of the food chain to the earth. Much as the Lion is responsible for maintaining continuity of life in the ecosystems, so the human leader takes responsibility for the continuity of living heritage.

The 13 Laws are imperative teachings that we, as a species, are called to urgently return to now, if we are to rebalance and bring harmony back to the world.

ABOUT LINDA TUCKER:
Award-winning conservationist and author, Linda Tucker's life and work has focused on protecting the legendary White Lions as a living heritage, and inspirational leadership model. Her life with lions began in 1991 after a threatening encounter with a pride of lions which prompted her to mobilize a global movement, campaigning through Parliaments, world congresses, TV interviews, NPOs; and by securing vast protected heritage lands in the heart of their ancestral territories, she has successfully rewilded the White Lions.

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LionHearted Leadership™:
Die Bedeutung der Weissen Löwen für die menschliche Zukunft
Vortrag mit Linda Tucker
(in englischer sprache mit deutscher Übersetzung)

"Nach jahrzehntelanger Arbeit mit den Weissen Löwen konzentriere ich mich heute auf eine harmonische Koexistenz von Mensch und Natur – welche uns an unsere wahre Natur erinnert. Aus vielen Kampagnen für das Geburtsrecht dieser strahlenden Tiere, in ihrer natürlichen Umgebung zu überleben und zu gedeihen, hat sich ein LionHearted Leadership-Modell entwickelt. Ein Zukunftsmodell mit dem Potential, unsere Herzen zu entflammen und einen Beitrag zu leisten an die Heilung unseres Planeten." - Linda Tucker

Linda Tucker, die mit vielen Preisen und Ehrungen ausgezeichnete naturschützerin und autorin, wird uns in ihrem bewegenden Vortrag in die Welt der Weissen Löwen mitneh- men und uns mitteilen, was die «Könige der Könige» der natur uns über unsere eige- nen Fähigkeiten für eine LionHearted Leadership™ in dieser Welt im umbruch lehren kön- nen.

So wie der Löwe für die aufrechterhaltung der Lebenskontinuität in seinem Ökosystem verantwortlich ist, so ist es unsere Verantwortung, die Kontinuität unseres lebendigen Erbes zu bewahren .und zu den uralten Gesetzen zurückzukehren, die unerlässlich sind, wenn wir in der Welt Harmonie wiederherstellen wollen.

Als wegweisende naturschützerin konzentriert sich Linda tucker darauf, die legendären Weissen Löwen als leben- diges Erbe und inspirierendes Führungsmodell zu schützen. ihr Leben mit Löwen begann 1991 nach einer lebensbedroh- lichen Erfahrung mit einem Rudel Löwen, die sie dazu veran- lasste, eine globale Bewegung zu mobilisieren, Kampagnen durch Parlamente, Weltkongresse, tV-interviews, nPos zu lancieren. Es gelang ihr grosse teile der Wildnis als geschütztes Gebiet für die Wiederansiedlung der Weissen Löwen zu sichern.
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Linda Tucker Foundation

Linda and Jason are presenting again in South African Parliament today!

Please send them your support as they once again tackle the horrific trophy hunting industry.Historic day: Linda and Jason are back in South African Parliament today, for further discussions on the proposed MORATORIUM on trophy hunting of lions in the greater Kruger area.

The topic for today's inquiry is "Community perspectives on benefit-sharing in the western boundary of the Kruger National Park".

Linda and Jason have ensured that the voices of community leaders and traditional healers from the Timbavati region are not only heard, but that these representatives are actually present to share their views in Parliament today.
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What an amazing Academy this year, reaching across cultures, ages and disciplines. The LionHearted Leadership training in the White Lion Heartlands reconnects human nature to Mother Nature, equipping us with the transformation tools to help restore our world. ... See MoreSee Less

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Enchanted circle: our Academy for LionHearted Leadership™ takes place in Camp Unicorn in the middle of the White Lion Heartlands. An Inyala ewe and her lamb look on. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 months ago

Linda Tucker Foundation

Many of you have met the StarLion family. We invite your support especially over Christmas to ensure their safety and freedom.MEET THE STARLIONS – Ingwavuma II

This Holiday Season Give the Gift of A Day of Freedom to the White Lions
whitelions.org/day-of-freedom/
Make your holiday season more meaningful by giving our endangered White Lions the chance to be free-roaming, as is their nature-given right
We measure value in Days Of Freedom: One Day of Freedom for each White Lion Costs $85.
CLICK ON THE LINK and give the gift of a Day of Freedom to Ingwavuma II this Festive Season

Our Little Prince, Ingwavuma II, was born on the 8:8th StarGate Portal to Marah’s son Letaba, and the glorious Khanyezi, a golden lioness who dug her way into our Heartlands from the greater Kruger system 3 years ago. This incredibly strong personality is named after the formidable Ingwavuma I, Linda Tucker’s guardian lion who was tragically hunted by
an American trophy hunter in Timbavati on 22 August 2000.

Pure charm and personality, it was clear he was going to be an ambassador from day one, indicating that he would turn into a true LionHearted Leader in the very near future…

Affectionate, brave and curious, the Sun Prince stole our hearts – who can resist those inquisitive eyes and little white cheeks?
Every day that passes, Ingwavuma gets bigger and more independent – and one day soon he will have to go out and be the leader of a pride of his own.

FOLLOW THE LINK to donate a Day of Freedom to Ingwavuma this Festive Season, and help us acquire more land for Ingwavuma to roam upon.

whitelions.org/day-of-freedom/

Don't go to the Mall to shop! This is an EASY way to give the people you love in your life a beautiful meaningful gift for Christmas. We will send you a personalized card FOR EACH donation you give for a family member or dear friend. Now that's special!
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