Meet the StarLion Journey core team
Wynter has been working as a professional animal communicator since 2002. Having always had a great love and connection with animals and wildlife, she discovered her ability through various spiritual mentors (including the animals themselves). Her passion for lions and interest in African Shamanism lead her to get in touch with Linda Tucker in 2002.
Wynter’s animal communication skills were put to good use from the very start of the White Lion re-introduction project. She has worked closely with Linda Tucker and lion ecologist, Jason Turner from the beginning, before the White Lions started padding their footprints of light back into the land of Timbavati.
Wynter was amongst the first to be invited to bring groups to visit the project and the lions. Her knowledge of the land, the animals and project is extensive and along with her very spiritual practice of interspecies communication comes a practical, earthy energy which is so important in the bush environment.
Linda specialised in Jungian dream psychology and medieval symbolism at UCT and Cambridge. She began her research into the White Lion Mysteries after being rescued from lions in the Timbavati in 1991, by Maria Khosa, a Shangaan Sangoma (African Shaman). Maria became her teacher and through her and other lion shamans, Linda was named “Keeper of the White Lions”, an ancient shamanic title.
In 2002 Linda founded the Global White Lion Protection Trust, to ensure the protection of not only the white lions, but also of the indigenous African culture which holds them sacred. Since then Linda, together with lion ecologist Jason Turner have reintroduced 2 prides of White Lions into protected freedom in their endemic homeland of greater Timbavati, where they had been technically extinct for over 20 years.
Simon first visited the White Lions in 2010. He has been supporting his wife, Wynter, in the interspecies communication work since 2009. Despite qualifying as an aeronautical engineer, his career has mainly been in direct sales, sales training and sales management within the financial services sector.
As a father of three independently-minded adults, he is deeply passionate about the future of the planet and understands that the preservation of all is based upon the ultimate balance between nature, humans and the animals. His skills in people management, sales, and organisational processes greatly assist Wynter in enabling her work to reach more people and have a greater effect towards their joint objectives.
His deep understanding of the spirit of this work, helps participants to manifest the information they receive during the StarLion Journeys into manageable realistic goals for the group and the individual.