At Plankenstein, 1996 and at Proitze, 2000:
Khemtchik - that is the region where I was born in the year of the serpent. There is a big river, 1929. When I visited your wonderful land for the first time I met a snake which is a very good omen. A shaman you cannot become. You are born to be shaman, also from your heritage. I am a shaman of the seventh generation. I am uniting the abilities of six shamanic generations within myself. And there were many different shamans among them: There were devil-shamans, shamans with the spirit of the forests, with the spirit of the rivers that are united within me. Even shamans from the heaven and my own talent of giving benevolence to the people. My parents told me that on the village's fields a storm appeared. I would have seen that on this storm sat a man with a whip in his hand. As a child I run after this wind and lost my consciousness. My knee was hurt and I became ill. An old, strong shaman came and told about me that I am becoming a shaman later in my life and that I should take the shamanic mirror of my grandmother.
Conversation with Kenesh Mongush Khorluuevich, village Khondergej, Dzun-Khemchik-region, recorded at 11th. April 1979 in Kyzyl:
The algysh of the shaman Kara-Sal Izher for his ancestors:
My father whose name was truely bull-shaman,
had the nickname 'The lovely ruffian Sonam'.
yes, everywhere my father performed wonderful rituals
and he flied over the peaks of the Kyzyl-Taiga-mountain.
He conducted the ritual in the forest
and his body shivered as he sung his algysh in ecstasy.
Yes, my daay irem was famous for his root-of-creation.
It is time to return home now. Let us go back, chany Oglu.
My grandmother was the greatest of my seven ancestors
seven deerbek had she removed.
My shamanic grandmother's name was Kazyrykpaj,
and her algysh reached the noble ak.