Writing Bliss, Siberian Shaman and Legend of the Bear Drum

Lada Ray Blog

“You must write for yourself, above all. That is your only hope of creating something beautiful.” ~ Gustave Flaubert

When several years back I first wrote the fantastic legend of the Bear Drum, it was meant as a short story depicting the young shaman Tengis’ adventure in the Siberian Taiga, near the shore of the Sacred Lake Baikal. It was a story I put on paper for myself because it just popped into my mind and because I thought it was, well…beautiful. Little did I know that this short story would eventually become the foundation for the epic novel, entitled The Earth Shifter.

Shaman on lake baikal

Siberian shaman beating shamanic drum by the Sacred Shaman Rock, on the shore of Lake Baikal, Siberia

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4 thoughts on “Writing Bliss, Siberian Shaman and Legend of the Bear Drum

  1. Incredible excerpt Lada, this piece always inspired me to persevere and have hope knowing that the universe will provide in times of need. As Tengis portended… I still have so much to do here on Earth, so many people to help, so many wrongs to right!
    Our human form is a magnificent vehicle for learning, for the advancement and development of our soul. Once realized we are here for a grand purpose, we see all adversity is not a curse, but true blessing within this existence. Awesome stories and valuable lessons learned. We all love your writing Lada, keep fulfilling your destiny!
    Peace and love my friend. ♥


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