A middle-aged woman walking down the streets of Blantyre in Malawi, Africa on a hot October day arriving at her destination is suddenly blinded by a bright white light flashing like lightning without thunder or rain which hits the iron sheet roof of a huge building with a roar, temporarily blinding her as she falls to the ground.
Looking down she notices red spots on the dusty ground as if blood and she blinks her eyes strongly affected by the very bright flash of light.
And just before her knee scraps the rough ground, a gentle hand suddenly lifts her up and she finds herself face to face with a bearded watchman wearing a brown fedora and with very friendly looking eyes.
The woman can’t help but notice the pitch black dreadlocks peeking out of his fedora. Unknown to her, his hair is the source of his power so it’s never cut.
Puzzled the woman asks for the owners of the place and the watchman tells her to look for them behind the “mansion.”
But alas when the woman finds the occupants and explains how a kind watchman gave her the directions, the owners of the place don’t know what she’s talking about and bluntly tell her they don’t have a watchman.
Confused the woman peeks at the entrance near the gate and sees the now mysterious watchman squatting near a rock and waiting for her to give him instructions.
She then summons the man with her hand and he approaches her like he’s ready to serve, a smile constantly covering his smooth dark skinned face.
The woman wants to use the ladies and he tells her gently to use a nearby pit latrine used by some workers who were building a nearby brick wall. Entering the pit latrine the woman is surprised to find it sparkling clean and the smell of perfume in the air.
When she exits she notices various colourful flowers nearby she never noticed before and once again she sees the watchman dressed simply in brown trousers, a pink shirt and brown fedora with a nearby hill appearing closer than usual.
This behaviour is strange to the woman because though she does not know or recognize the man before her, she can sense kindness and love in his eyes by the way he looks at her as if deep into her soul.
On departure after the visit, she again finds the man still squatting near the gate and waves him good-bye after he asks her if she had a nice visit.
After narrating her experience to some elder women, they tell her point black that she has most likely met a good type of spiritual being which comes with a bright flash of light with a roar of thunder like a Lion.
In ancient times dreadlocks were sacred and never cut anyhow just like the mane of a lion to represent power and strength. The dreadlocks also represented serpents similar to Greece’s mythical Medusa.
However women who grew dreads hid their locks under scarves, turbans with veils or even “wigs” so that she was “bald” like a lioness and the hunter in a relationship.
Dreadlocks were easily recognized by those who saw such beings in the same way the male lion is recognized by its mane.
“The mane of the adult male lion, unique among cats, is one of the most distinctive characteristics of the species. It makes the lion appear larger, providing an excellent intimidation display; this aids the lion during confrontations with other lions and with the species’ chief competitor in Africa, the spotted hyena.
A lion’s mane is also used to mark a more powerful and dominant one with full dark ones meaning stronger lions. According to 10 Facts about Lions posted on http://www.dailyworldfacts.com/lion-facts/, lions also hate hyenas because they view a hyena as a “thief of lion food.”
“Everywhere Lions go, hyena follows them. Not infrequently, they can take over the lions. Lions communicate in different ways and one of them is roaring. Lions have strong sonic waves and once they cast it, it will spread in all directions as far as 5 miles.
“In lions, lioness hunt more but unfortunately, the lion eats more meat. The male lion consumes 15 pounds of meat a day, while the female one only eat 11 pounds a day,” further reads the website.
It’s through the wisdom of Royal symbolic animals like the Lion and Lioness that the Diaries of African Spirituality will explain in detail the ancient making of the now extinct African Priesthood who used to work closely with Lion Kings and the Creator because it was once said behind every successful man is a woman and this including ancient extinct Priestesses.