JUMP!

In 2012 Lenerd Louw is living the life on Millionaires’ Row in Clifton beach, Cape Town. The successful CEO of an insurance company and part-time playboy, he appears to have it all – gorgeous women, threesomes, Ecstasy and cocaine on demand.

But something doesn’t feel right. He tries to drown a deep inner voiceurging him to change his career, life – everything – by partying harder. By the end of December 2012, a massive shift occurs. He resigns as CEO, sells all his worldly possessions and books a one-way ticket to Lima, Peru. With just a backpack and a heart full of questions, he embarks on what will become an epic five-year journey, covering fivecontinents and 35 countries, in search of his soul and meaning.

“I was aware that my goal-less approach went against popular belief. So many motivational speakers and gurus expound on the virtues of ‘setting goals’ and ‘believing in yourself’, to ‘go, go, go get what you want’. But I was more interested in surrender rather than control. I wanted to fully see what existence had to offer. Once all the fearful internal chatter had died down, I was finally able to listen.”

Jump! is a phenomenal true tale of personal expansion and awakening. Inspired by soul warriors’ works like Gary Zukav’s The Seat of the Soul and Robin Sharma’s The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, Louw follows his deeper calling, jumping off the cliff of comfort, into the deep unknown. What he discovers is magical.

JUMP!

In 2012 Lenerd Louw is living the life on Millionaires’ Row in Clifton beach, Cape Town. The successful CEO of an insurance company and part-time playboy, he appears to have it all – gorgeous women, threesomes, Ecstasy and cocaine on demand.

But something doesn’t feel right. He tries to drown a deep inner voiceurging him to change his career, life – everything – by partying harder. By the end of December 2012, a massive shift occurs. He resigns as CEO, sells all his worldly possessions and books a one-way ticket to Lima, Peru. With just a backpack and a heart full of questions, he embarks on what will become an epic five-year journey, covering fivecontinents and 35 countries, in search of his soul and meaning.

“I was aware that my goal-less approach went against popular belief. So many motivational speakers and gurus expound on the virtues of ‘setting goals’ and ‘believing in yourself’, to ‘go, go, go get what you want’. But I was more interested in surrender rather than control. I wanted to fully see what existence had to offer. Once all the fearful internal chatter had died down, I was finally able to listen.”

Jump! is a phenomenal true tale of personal expansion and awakening. Inspired by soul warriors’ works like Gary Zukav’s The Seat of the Soul and Robin Sharma’s The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, Louw follows his deeper calling, jumping off the cliff of comfort, into the deep unknown. What he discovers is magical.

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“The profound lessons shared in this book has made me feel like South Africa has found its very own Alchemist meets Jonathan Livingston Seagull, but on steroids!”

Krystal Kolnik

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“Lenerd is captivatingly candid, a superb character and testament to what wonderful things are in store for men who are open to a more engaged, balanced and attentive approach to sexuality and meaning.”

Shani

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“Calling JUMP! the male version of Eat Pray Love is not giving it nearly enough credit. Where Eat Pray Love is candy floss, JUMP! Is the molten dark center of a chocolate fondant”

Christa

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“If I was a woman I would be giving my lover a copy of this book to read as a prerequisite before commencing any sexual relationship.”

Paul

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“I experienced every emotion reading this book, from laughing out loud to balling my eyes out.”

Margot

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“Wow he can write! His ‘journey home’ is epic. It’s beyond this earth, it’s universal, it’s deep, dramatic, it’s authentic, audacious.”

Nici

JUMP! is available at all major book stores (e.g. Exclusive Books) in Southern Africa. The digital ebook and the international paperback edition are available on Amazon.

I started my Journey in Peru in January 2014 where I spent the first full month travelling the 80 km length of the Sacred Valley from village to village, starting in Pisac and ending in the magnificent lost Inca city of Machu Picchu. I toured Peru for another month visiting the floating islands of Lake Titicaca and the surfing village of Mancora on the north coast bordering Ecuador.

From there I crossed the border by bus and spent a month in Ecuador, where I got deadly sick with amoebas (parasites). After four courses of antibiotics I was still ill, but continued my travels spending six months in Colombia, living for three months in the beautiful city of Medellin where I studied Spanish at the UPB university.

I continued my journey north, stopping in Panama for a week, before arriving in Guatemala where I lived for two months on the magical Lake Atitlan surrounded by a few volcanoes, one of them active. In the Mayan village of San Marcos, situated on he shores of the Lake, I encountered a Shaman who healed me with natural products, energy work and emotional work. The Universe got my attention. This experience opened me up to the invincible world and for the next four years, I visited 35 countries, over 5 continents, to attend workshops, initiations and trainings including:

  • Spiritual Sexual Shamanism initiations with the International School of the Temple Arts in Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Scotland and Ireland
  • Yoga Nidra training in India
  • Reiki initiation in India
  • Siddha Kundalini initiation in India
  • Crystal and Sacred Geometry Energy training in India
  • Shamanic journey into the Heart training in India
  • Quantum Exploration Studies in India
  • Sacred Sexuality in Israel
  • Plant medicine journeys in South America (Ayahuaska), Czech Republic (San Pedro) and the Swiss Alps (Iboga)
  • A month long Tribal Tantra facilitator training programme in Koh Phangan, Thailand
  • Osho Meditation Centres and Osho teachings in Bali, Greece and Portugal
  • I took Sannyas at the Osho Festival in Portugal and was given a new name, Anugyan, which means Knowledge of Bliss
  • Tantra teachings in Hawaii, Australia and IbIza
  • Enneagram studies and Lucid dreaming training in the UK
  • Mindscape and Beyond Right Brain training in South Africa
  • Claustrophobic sweat lodge ceremonies in Thailand, South Africa and the Czech Republic

During my travels I also immersed myself in the teachings and writings of Osho, Gary Zukav, Eckhart Tolle, Dr Wayne Dyer, Shri Prashant, Sadhguru, Drunvalo Melschizedek, Sasha Cobra, Teal Swan, Bentinho Massaro and many more.

I have written a book about my experiences including my playboy lifestyle in Cape Town, the difficulty and confusion when the massive internal shift occurred in me, the decision to walk away from it all, starting the outer journey all around the world whilst doing the tough deep inner journey at the same time. It includes my two-year period of celibacy at the start of my travels, my travels to fascinating places and my learnings at each place. It’s a story of personal expansion and awakening, of surrender, of trust and of transformation.

The journey continues but now with the added dimension of sharing the learnings and insights of my ongoing journey with the world.