Category Archives: Predictions 2013

Prediction: Germany Joining China and Russia Alliance

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Earth Shifters, Feng Shui and Global Predictions

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This is what I wrote on FuturisTrendcast on October 6, 2013

(This was written well before Sochi Olympics; before there was even any talk of Eurasian Union; before the Ukraine coup bloodshed; before the present-day glaring and gloves-off war between the old and the new. It was before all the crazy news and lightning-fast global twists and turns we see today. At the time, we still lived in a very different, much slower moving, and more agreeable world. It was one of my first articles on FT, well before the blog became popular). 

Prediction: New Economic Axis of Power and The Grand Chessboard by Lada Ray

MY ANALYSIS:

There has been a clear pivot to the East in German economic policy — from the Nord Stream joint venture with #Russia to the new Chinese deals… even if politically Germany still seems to be in the opposing camp. Germany’s long-term goal is to divorce itself from the Cross-Atlantic political/military alliance with #USA and #UK. To be sure, there are other European countries that wouldn’t mind changing their pivot somewhat as well.

However, Germany has to tread softly and change its pivot extremely slowly and gradually due to these factors: 1. Many conflicting points of view within Germany itself; 2. #NATO obligations; 3. Germany’s checkered war past, which still looms over it and ties its hands; 4. US holding the majority of #GermanGold and possibly blackmailing Germany with it. Details are scarce, but we know for sure that Germans still can’t get their gold out of the US and are being given a run around; 4. Not to mention sensitive Western political issues with China and Russia, to name a few.

MY PREDICTION:

The German trend of changing pivot to the East and slowly shifting trade priority towards cooperation with China, as well as Russia, will continue intensifying during this decade. This is the newly forming EURASIAN economic axis of power with Russia as the bridge between the two: Germany – Russia – China, with the possibility of other countries participating. Notice that each of the 3 economies in question compliment each other extremely well: Germany’s technology, science and high-end merchandise, Russian natural resources, energy (both conventional and budding alternative), agricultural potential, space exploration, military technology and science; China’s huge manufacturing capacity and human potential. Each country is a natural market for each other’s goods and services.

For full article go here

I am very happy that others are now talking about this as well. This means that we are getting closer to the shift I was predicting.

This just posted on What’s the Real Truth? JIM WILLIE: IT HAS BEGUN- GERMANY TO BREAK FROM US/UK, JOIN RUSSIA/CHINA ALLIANCE! 

It is finally happening in full view, in unmistakable manner, in a way that the awake, the aware, and the conscious can perceive in alarming stunning terms.

The central force of Europe, the industrial juggernaut, the stable core, has begun to pivot East.

The Germans have had enough, fed up with destructive US activities of all kinds.   For the last few months, they have been laying out their indictment, their justification, their reasons to abandon the corrupt US-UK crowd.   The bank wreckage, the market rigging, the endless wars, the sanctions which backfire, the sham monetary policy, the economic sabotage, the spying, the gold gimmicks, it has finally reached a critical level.”

Lada says:

I think it’s premature to get this enthusiastic. It’s not going to be an easy going, and not right away, as I said in my original prediction, but the energy is moving in this directions without a doubt. My full article here.

Many more of my predictions can be found on PREDICTIONS page. New (or old, but still in progress) predictions will continue appearing.

 

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Paul Craig Roberts-Fed Trapped by Money Printing. Dollar Fairy Tale VS Reality

Published on Nov 3, 2013

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts-Fed Trapped by Money Printing

Economist Dr. Paul Craig Roberts says the Fed is never going to stop printing money. Dr. Roberts contends, “They’re trapped because you can’t expect them to say let’s blow up the world right now so we don’t have a crisis in the dollar next year.” Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with former Assistant Treasury Secretary Dr. Paul Craig Roberts. Interesting analysis of the future of the dollar, the #BRICS bank, international settling of trade balances in #gold #oil and #China #Russia #India #Japan #Brazil national #currencies.

When will the dollar crack? I am posting these interesting pieces to inform and educate. I am planning on starting to post my own predictions again soon – both here and on Lada Ray Youtube Channel. My predictions go further and deeper into the issues. Stay tuned!

 

 

Karen Hudes: U.S. Has to Come Around to the Rule of Law

USA Watchdog’s Greg Hunter interviews former IMF legal advisor and whistleblower Karen Hudes, who discusses the following:

Why US is no longer superpower; financial coverup and fraud; BRICS trade away from the dollar; rigged US credit rating; recent scandalous statement by China about the US dollar, Germany not being able to get its gold from the US, and more.

And by the way, Karen Hudes predicts that the US will lose Germany as its ally due to the US corruption. This is in line with my own prediction about the new axis of power forming: Germany-Russia-China. See my prediction here:

Prediction: New Economic Axis of Power and The Grand Chessboard

Watch complete Karen Hudes interview:

Prediction: New Economic Axis of Power and The Grand Chessboard

I came across this very interesting report about #Germany’s push for a “special relationship” with #China (see video at the bottom of post). I think it illustrates clearly where the wind blows. Today, Germany’s trade with China already amounts to a whooping 145 bln euros, which makes China Germany’s #3 trading partner. Especially popular in China are Germany’s luxury vehicles, like Porsche, as well as other high-tech products based on superb German engineering.

In all this flirting of Germany with China, the rest of the #EU is threatened to be left behind as EU’s dominant and most vibrant #economy looks into the future, while others have to deal with the imposed austerity. Read the rest of this entry

Vladimir Putin’s Message: Part 2

This is continuation of Post 1 – read it here.

Reposted from Lada Ray Blog:

Someone has told me that they avoid politics on their blog because it invites controversy and confrontation. Couldn’t agree more. That’s why I only post anything geopolitical when I have no choice and when I feel I MUST advise and educate people. And sure enough, the moment I mention Putin and Russia, accusations begin – no surprises.

I care profoundly about peace on our planet. This post isn’t about politics – it is about trying to keep humanity alive and well, and hopefully moving towards a more reasonable future for all. If there is World War III, believe me, no other little opinions, faults or squirmishes would matter. Everyone would be dead equally.

This post is not an invitation for an equal opportunity politician bashing either; it’s not about “Cameron of UK is bad, Obama is bad, but Putin isn’t any better” competition.

Avoiding war is the biggest priority by far on planet Earth right now until we know we have peace. The very least people could do is acknowledge and thank the country that brought peace to the world continuously, including during World War II, and who averted World War III just recently through smart diplomacy. Russia is the only country that can effectively stand up for peace against imperialistic aggression. Putin is the only leader who has the guts and intelligence to stand up to the US war machine and who can win without fighting. In this environment, Russia- and Putin-bashing because “he isn’t a saint” is counterproductive to say the least. In fact, it’s shortsighted and in bad taste. It’s akin to sawing off the tree branch you sit on.

Compare what Russia is doing with what Western governments are up to, like starting multiple wars willy-nilly, citing their “national interests” on the other side of the globe. Comparisons should be pretty clear. But no – the way it stands right now, Russians could be giving out presents to orphans at Christmas and still be made look bad!

Let’s wake up, people, and check out our own backyard!

By the way, a new round of Syria war escalation is being presently started by the US. This time, they try to enlist as many small countries via UN as possible, who are dependent on US handouts, to see if they can restart the war process via UN and via “proving” through UN inspections that Assad – not rebels – used chemical weapons.

Hint: It’s easy to manipulate the UN General Assembly as it’s located on US territory. UN Headquarters are located in New York, USA; US finances most of the UN budget with $$ it prints incessantly, while destroying it’s own currency and exporting inflation to other countries. This strategy works for the time being, but not for long! Lots of handouts and “presents,” as well as intimidation and other pressure is applied to small members, and to European countries + Japan and S. Korea, to get them to vote a specific way. I used to believe in the UN, but UN is no longer a viable international body – sadly.

Russia and Putin may have averted the disaster, but much more work is to be done as the US warmongers are trying to re-escalate the conflict.

Watch these videos:

Gen. Wesley Clark interview in 2007, revealing the old US plan to take out 7 countries, incl. Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran.

And Gen. Wesley Clark interview at 2013 LPAC. Notice how sad and tight-lipped he looks this time.

 Truth about Russia and Putin from Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
READ MY PAST PREDICTIONS, INCLUDING RUSSIAN, US, FRENCH ELECTIONS; RUSSIAN METEOR; THE FUTURE OF THE US ECONOMY AND WORLD.

By the way, I am presently donating profits from my book sales to no-kill animal shelter in the USA and Siberian Tiger rescue in Russia (Siberian Tiger is Red Book endangered species with only 450 individuals alive today).

Read more and see my book buy links here!

QE3 Consequences + Truth About Russia and Putin from Father of Reaganomcs, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts is called one of the top ten living economists. He has recently become an outspoken critic of the madness of Washington’s policies. Dr Roberts is in total agreement with Marc Faber and Ron Paul – and so am I – about how QE3 will play out. And it is especially interesting what he has to say about Russia, Putin and US interference in Russian and Chinese affairs. As a matter of fact, his words could have easily been my words.

Thank you, Dr. Roberts! Finally, one sane view from an American on Putin: “He is not a dictator, but an elected official with massive support. Western media lies about everything, why would you believe them about Putin?” WELL SAID!

A very valuable interview! Have a listen!

Game Changer: 9/11+12, Putin’s Op Ed, Kenyan Water – New World Next Week

James Corbett of Corbett Report talks about the alternative explanation for 9/11 and the master stroke of geopolitical genius that was Putin’s op-ed re. Syrian War in NY Times. Plus, the discovery of a new source of much needed potable water in Kenya and potential water wars.

More info on petition at Infowars.com

Mass Economic Collapse and Dissolution of the West Explained by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Mass Economic Collapse Explained in this March, 2013 interview. Includes Cyprus situation. Interview with Infowars Alex Jones.

The Dissolution of the West. Civil liberties being destroyed. Militarization of Police. Social and Economic dispossession, transformation of US society, destruction of the currency, military-industrial-security complex, Monsanto and much more…  Interview with James Corbett of Corbett Report and GRTV

Karen Hudes Predicts Lawlessness when US Dollar Loses International Currency Status

Karen Hudes has worked as Sr. Counsel with World Bank until she was dismissed for exposing fraud and double standards. In this interview, Greg Hunter of USA Watchdog and Karen discuss the breakdown of the rule of law in the US, the FED, permanent gold backwardation, precious metals as legal tender, future of the US dollar and fiat currency, consequences for the simple citizens of the loss of value of the US dollar, future of international trade, BRICS trade, Bitcoin, German gold issue, and more.

Paul Craig Roberts: U.S. Trying to Push Back a Dollar Blowup

He’s one of the best analysts I know and a very wise man, whose heart is in the right place.

Brilliant analysis of the present state of the US and global economy; US #geopolitical games with #Russia & #China; the real secret reason for the newly signed Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement with the #EU; where the #dollar is headed; #gold and #naturalresources; systemic corruption in the US and EU; the #fracking lie, and more… By the amazing Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, Reagan Administration‘s Assistant Treasury Secretary in charge of economic policy, known as the Father of #Reaganomics (I believe he repented since ;)). He also is a former editor of The Wall Street Journal.

Plus, you thought this could never happen in the #USA? Below, read Dr. Paul Craig Roberts’ revealing and damning article that has made a lot of noise:

Coup D’etat

An unconstitutional government is an illegitimate government.

Paul Craig Roberts
Infowars.com
July 17, 2013

Excerpts: 

“The American people have suffered a coup d’etat, but they are hesitant to acknowledge it. The regime ruling in Washington today lacks constitutional and legal legitimacy. Americans are ruled by usurpers who claim that the executive branch is above the law and that the US Constitution is a mere “scrap of paper.””

“Washington’s response to Edward Snowden’s evidence that Washington, in total contravention of law both domestic and international, is spying on the entire world has demonstrated to every country that Washington places the pleasure of revenge above law and human rights.

On Washington’s orders, its European puppet states refused overflight permission to the Bolivian presidential airliner carrying President Morales and forced the airliner to land in Austria and be searched. Washington thought that Edward Snowden might be aboard the airliner. Capturing Snowden was more important to Washington than respect for international law and diplomatic immunity.

On July 12 Snowden met in the Moscow airport with human rights organizations from around the world. He stated that the illegal exercise of power by Washington prevents him from traveling to any of the three Latin American countries who have offered him asylum. Therefore, Snowden said that he accepted Russian President Putin’s conditions and requested asylum in Russia.

Insouciant americans and the young unaware of the past don’t know what this means. During my professional life it was Soviet Russia that persecuted truth tellers, while America gave them asylum and tried to protect them. Today it is Washington that persecutes those who speak the truth, and it is Russia that protects them.”

Read complete article here!

The Earth Shifter, New Earth & Alternative Economy: Thought-provoking Interview with Lada Ray

A reader reaction: “Great interview – fantastic, challenging questions and extremely thought-provoking and insightful answers. Loved reading it :) Rory, BeyondtheDream blog (UK)

Must read! In this thought-provoking piece with unique perspective, I’m being interviewed by author and blogger Jason Sullivan, whose inquisitive mind and poignant questions have allowed us to create this one-of-a-kind interview! In addition to THE EARTH SHIFTER’s protagonist, Sasha, and the mystical setting of Lake Baikal in Siberia, which caught Jason’s imagination, we discuss lots of hot and important topics, including my advice on the mysterious Bitcoin and other alternative investments, future of the US and global economy, preparing for Earth changes and global paradigm shift, as well as what it was like growing up in Russia and meeting Fidel Castro. Some of the burning issues discussed are: What is the future of Capitalism and what kind of society are we transitioning to? How to protect yourself during the upcoming collapse and other changes? What lessons can we learn from the 1990s Soviet collapse? What is the future of human consciousness and spirituality? Why organic gardening and community building is paramount? And much more! Please read, like and comment! Jason and I would love to know what you think! 🙂

***Incidentally, Jason has also authored a 5 Star review of THE EARTH SHIFTER, which you can read on Amazon and Goodreads.

This interview has been reposted from Different Outcomes Blog.

 

The Earth Shifter *Virtual Tour* Interview with Lada Ray

LADA 3L: Jason, it is my great pleasure to be your guest today. I enjoyed tremendously our last interview during the GOLD TRAIN Blog Tour. That interview was so profound and revealing – all thanks to your rare ability to ask poignant questions and make your guest feel comfortable answering them – that it became the centerpiece of the last year’s tour. This one promises no less.

 

1) J:  You have lived in America for many years now and you have a very good grasp of American culture. Please compare and contrast this with growing up in Russia. What are some things you miss about Russia? What are some aspects of American life that you like? I know you have also traveled extensively. How do you see your international experiences as contributing to your perspective that we are all citizens of one planet?

L: There are lots of things that warm my heart when I think about Russia. Two of them are: how incredibly safe it was to grow up there. I mean safe to the point that kids could play in the cozy courtyard of our apartment complex until 9 or 10 p.m, without having parents worry about them –and I lived in Odessa, a city of over 1 million people! The neighborhood babushkas would sit on a bench and chat, while watching everyone’s kids, and the neighborhood grandpas would play chess at a nearby picnic table and do the same. I know, in my books, I depict certain violent events happening in today’s Russia. However, remember, I write thrillers where things are always seriously dramatized, although my books are generally based on real events.

 This violence emerged as a troubling new phenomenon after the breakup of the USSR in 1991. Such escalation of violence is typical of any society experiencing violent, revolutionary change. Breakups of empires would normally usher in this type of scenario. Look what’s happening in Europe now, and this is just the beginning for the Western world. Meanwhile, Russian life is presently normalizing, as prosperity and confidence in tomorrow returns.

I only caught the very beginning of the USSR collapse, when robberies intensified as I was about to leave the country in 1991. Before leaving, I oftentimes had to carry a lot of cash with me due to many last minute expenses and purchases that needed to be made (there were no credit cards at the time). So, in the course of several months I was robbed twice, and so quietly that I didn’t even notice. In my whole life before that, I was never robbed in Odessa. Now, in retrospect I understand (a thriller writer here ;)) that it was done by someone who knew that I was leaving the country and had to carry all that cash with me, or it was a tip from such a person. Apparently, someone followed me around, waiting for the right moment to cut my purse neatly and take the money. Of course, a lot of people knew, so it would be hard to pinpoint who it may have been. With my present knowledge of things and people, I would’ve probably figured out the identity of the thief, but at the time, I was young and trusting, since I grew up in a very safe environment.

Typically, there were just a few petty crimes per year in the whole city of Odessa. I remember, at one time, the crime of the year was someone snatching fur hats off people’s heads. The audacious hat thieves were finally apprehended and the wave of hat-snatching stopped.

In my case, they never found the thieves. The country was already quietly collapsing, and the police didn’t really bother working hard. The second time around, along with cash, they stole my house keys and passport (which was the biggest loss). I was very distraught about the passport as I needed it to leave the country, and getting a new one would have taken a while. But… lo and behold, these considerate thieves quietly left both the passport and house keys at the nearby militsia (police) station…along with empty wallet. After that, I became much more cautious and no more thieves were able to get near me.

Another thing that is a complete contrast, is how much Russians help each other. Watch my Real Russia Eyewitness Video Journey for a glimpse of that. When we had to move from place to place, all friends would come and help us move the furniture. A whole group of friends came to help us carry our suitcases and to say goodbye when we were leaving the country. This sense of a friend’s shoulder, this sense of true community, is what I miss most.

USA is a very different country. What I like about it is the go-getter, business-like attitude, and that things for the most part get done quickly, compared to a lot of other places in the world. I fit in here in many ways, but what has never worked for me is the lack of any sense of community and the fact that you could never find anyone to have an intelligent conversation with, beyond someone’s kids and mortgage, or an upcoming vacation. The most “advanced” would be talking about stock market moves and ask me for stock tips. Really???

However, the situation has changed after I became active at my blog and Twitter. I’m happy to say that I found many intelligent, like-minded and evolved people in cyberspace, some of whom reside in the USA (like you, Jason), while others live all around the globe.

We are living through a paradigm shift of staggering proportions. These days, in order to find your “tribe,” your community of like-minded souls, one doesn’t have to be confined to a specific town, or even to a specific region. We truly are becoming global citizens! I’d traveled extensively, as you correctly pointed out. Currently, I’m so busy with my writing and other projects that I hardly have time for physical travel any more – no time to waste! I find this new way of traveling in spirit – through my writing, and via the internet – to be even more rewarding than physical travel.

Capitalism (Germans call the American system “Capitalism on steroids”) emphasizes individual over society. This often happens at a detriment to the needs of a community – case in point: all the bailouts of banksters (new term =bankers + gangsters) in the USA, Cyprus and Greece at the expense of ordinary citizens. Meanwhile, Socialism is notorious for putting society before individual. However, we are witnessing the collapse of the old system. Socialism has already collapsed as the 20th Century’s ideological structure. Now, it’s Capitalism’s turn.

We are evolving into a new species: Homo Luminous. Our society is evolving into a new type of society, never heard of before. It’s post-capitalist and post-socialist society, where the rights of individual and society have equal weight and are equally respected. The yin and the yang of societal structures will eventually merge to create a whole. This in part is the topic of The Earth Shifter.

It’s also the global village type of society. I am working on a book about that, and perhaps I’ll also do some videos soon, which you’ll be able to watch at my new Futurist Trendcast blog or at Lada Ray Channel on Youtube.

2) J:   Your interview with Fidel Castro has captured many people’s imaginations. Oftentimes meeting a famous person, or being in his presence, is different than one might expect. Is there anything about your translating for Fidel Castro that particularly stays in your mind? What was the setting like? Were you nervous? Please tell us a bit more about this experience.

L: Yes, I was nervous, but I was always able to set aside my nervousness and sort of observe it from a distance, while focusing on speaking. I think this is a necessary quality for anyone who speaks (or translates) publically. Fidel Castro had a magnificent aura – the notion I knew nothing about at the time. I just felt his formidable presence in the room. I don’t think he ever smiled, and even if he did, you wouldn’t see his smile beyond that beard.

It was a long time ago, but let’s see: the room where he received delegations I translated for was very, very large and sunny, with light curtains, huge, polished table, Cuban flag and a portrait of Che. He smoked Cuban cigars (of course), which I could do without since I could never tolerate smoke too well. Although, I must say, the smell and smoke of real Cuban cigars is something very different. If I ever had to tolerate cigar smoke in the room, I’d agree only to Cuban cigars. Fidel Castro, who is old and sick now, was an amazing powerhouse in his day. He was only a leader of a tiny island lost in the Caribbean, strangled by the blockade and American sanctions, but his presence was so formidable that meeting him was truly unforgettable.

3) J:  I must mention the recent Chelyabinsk meteor explosion in the skies above Russia. What an event! And coming so soon after you published The Earth Shifter. This is surely an indication that the cosmos likes your work!  Such an event of epic proportions and amazingly there were not too many serious injuries. I had just finished a short story, a flash fiction, and was up late (it was around midnight in my time zone) getting ready to post my story on the #amwriting website. I checked the internet one last time before calling it a night and I saw the first videos popup! Spectacular! Tells us your reaction and experience of this event. Have you heard from friends in Russia about it? What did they say? And, most of all, tell us your thoughts on the meaning and timing of this event. It could have been devastating if the trajectory had been altered just a little. Was this a warning shot? A wakeup call?

ES COVER ebookL: Oh, I like this: “Cosmos likes my work!” I sure hope so. 😉

I don’t really know anyone who was touched by this event, but I’ve heard that people, even as far as Moscow, were rather shaken. It was so fortunate that there were few serious injuries. It did look like a Cosmic warning of sorts. We are living through times of major transition on all fronts of our collective existence. And (hate being the bearer of such news) cataclysms and disasters of all sorts will continue happening during this decade, and possibly beyond. However, everyone needs to take a deep breath and see all this in perspective. As I said earlier, we are transitioning to a completely new society, and birthing pains are never pleasant.

I know many felt it was an eerie coincidence between The Earth Shifter and the Chelyabinsk meteor. But as we all know, there are no coincidences in life… After all, The Earth Shifter was born as a beautiful dream of a better world, but also as a stark warning for mankind.

4) J:  The Earth Shifter is such a wonderful book. It explores many of the profound changes the world is currently experiencing. You  have a very well thought out geopolitical perspective. Not merely do you have a clear grasp of how the governments of the major world powers work, especially Russia and how it transitioned from the former Soviet Union, but you also provide insight into the business sector and the rise of globalism. Please tell us how this interest developed. Did you have any formal training or life events that were significant in opening up this perspective for you? The book contains information that is fresh and convincing. How would you say your perspective differs from the typical mass media one on geopolitics and the challenges the world is facing?

L: Although I majored in foreign languages and literature, my classical Russian and European education included deep immersion in world history, political science and philosophy as part of the curriculum. And I never met history, philosophy or political science I didn’t like. American system of education is very different and oftentimes people here don’t understand how education could be so all-around. But that’s classical curriculum, which educates people and citizens, as opposed to training them in a narrow field, without giving them an unshakably strong foundation in related disciplines. This kind of all-around educational foundation is what has allowed me, and my former compatriots, to arrive to this country and quickly grasp new to us fields without any additional formal training, and for some, even without sufficient language skills.

I was always interested in history and geopolitics, and even if I wasn’t into politics per se, I oftentimes found myself in the epicenter of various global events, be it in Cuba, USA, Russia, or elsewhere. I’ve accumulated so many observations and so much knowledge of various counties’ inner workings throughout my life that I felt a need to share all that with the world. I’ve always been extremely intuitive, but at some point, I found that I could accurately predict events. I’ve been too busy to concentrate on that fully, but I hope to do more predictions in the future.

As to mass media: a long time ago I had disconnected cable and stopped matching all these CNBC, CNN, etc.; I unsubscribed from all magazines and papers back in 2001, when I realized that their reporting was all based on fear and greed, as well as sensationalism at any cost. I would strongly recommend that everyone do the same. Mainstream media will have to change, or die. I have to watch some news (oftentimes I just skim headlines) because of my work, but I only do alternative media, and primarily through Youtube (I recommend RT and RTAmerica).

As to my perspective: you’ll find that my point of view on world events and economy/finance most likely will be similar (not always) to that of Marc Faber, Gerald Celente, Max Keiser/Stacy Herbert, and Jim Rogers. These are the people to listen to in order to gain real perspective. On the mystical side, I find that my view is rather original, although I agree to a degree with other mystics of today.

5) J:  Concerning ascension and/or the rapid transformations taking place on planet Earth, many people have had personal experiences, perhaps even phenomenological moments, when they witness these changes. Is there anything, a vision, a realization, or something  else that has dramatically called your attention to these changes? I know you have said you are not a doomsayer, and yet there is so much negativity put forth by the media and others, how do you stay positive? What can you say to reassure those who are worried? Might you suggest some proactive attitudes and/or endeavors?

L:  I mentioned earlier our transition to a new society on planet Earth. I cover this in The Earth Shifter quite extensively, and there will be much more in future Earth Shifter books. I also will do some videos and posts, which everyone will be able to find at Lada Ray Youtube channel and Futurist Trendcast blog.

We are going through birthing pains, and this is always scary. There are also plenty of forces out there that don’t want this to happen, or want to exploit the new paradigm for their own gains.

First of, staying positive is a must. The important thing is to keep all this in perspective. The events that are happening now are predestined and the benefits humanity will reap from the new paradigm will be enormous.

Yes, there will be a need to adjust to all this: for some – more, for others – less. It all depends on what kind of life you’ve lived, how far along you are in your development and what kind of karma you are bringing with you. It is very important to keep growing spiritually. As Buddha said: “question everything.”

The new spirituality is very different from the old, stern and unbending spirituality, or the spirituality as a hide-out from the cruel world. It is open and joyful.

Osho, one of the foremost spiritual teachers of the 20th century, called it being “Zorba the Buddha.” I see this very clearly. This is what we, the humans, are evolving into, this is the new being. However, not everyone will be able to get there. I talk about this new type of being extensively in The Earth Shifter. I am also starting to work on my new non-fiction book about this phenomenon and its practical applications for ordinary people.

If we are talking about physical preparation: become self-sufficient, so you don’t have to depend on crumbling Western infrastructure, and grow your own organic garden. We’ve recently had an interesting discussion on 1EarthUnite.wordpress.com blog. Someone mentioned that Cubans have always grown their own organic gardens. I confirmed that this was true – I’ve seen them with my own eyes. Also, after Gorbachev came to power in 1985 and before the collapse of the USSR, very smartly the Russian government had distributed gardening plots to all citizens; all you had to do was claim yours. This is why the society continued functioning and there was no famine during the 1990s collapse, despite the fact that supply routes were disrupted, ruble collapsed, and salaries were often late. I’ll talk more about that in my future posts.

Investment wise, I suggest getting rid of dollars. Don’t keep too much money in the bank, and don’t keep all your savings in dollars, as dollar will eventually collapse.

This is all very individual, and as independent financial consultant, I can only give personal financial advice during a private consultation. Generally speaking, it’s a good idea to explore investments outside of the normal scope, if you want to preserve your capital. Get out of bonds and be very careful with stocks – generally, a bad investment for this decade.

The so called “preppers” stock up on food, water and munitions. A supply of food and water is always a good idea, but I wouldn’t overdo it as it does spoil in time, and you may never be able to really use it. I would never advise anyone to stock up on guns, which I personally despise, however, I understand the American point of view on the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms. Just remember, where I come from people avoid guns at all cost, since Russia and Europe have gone through two devastating world wars in the 20th Century. As a result, the aversion to guns in Europe is universal. That’s why Europeans will never understand the American “obsession” with guns.

It really would be much, much better if people in the USA began developing a real sense of community instead, if they learned to cooperate and perhaps barter, rather than insist on their separation from each other by way of barricading themselves and pointing guns at each other. I see the sense of community starting to develop in some, more progressive parts of the country. For example, I see the shoots of that in NYC and certain areas of Upstate NY, say in progressive towns like Oneonta, Woodstock, New Paltz. I hear that similar things are happening in some communities in California, Santa Fe, etc. In the Berkshires, MA, where I lived for a time and where the action of my mystery/thriller STEPFORD USA takes place, a new, community-based currency has emerged, called Berkshares.

6) J:  To take this a little further, in addition to your profound insight into the “macro” geopolitical world, your books contain touching interpersonal relationships. The warmth within these relationships contains a dynamic that lifts the spirit and makes the impossible seem possible. Could you speak a bit about the interpersonal nature of humanity and how you see this transforming, perhaps even evolving, during these amazing times?

L:  Thank you for the compliment about my books. I try my best to express through my writing the visions of humanity’s higher expression. I think I’ve already spoken about that above, but to reiterate, developing a community of like-minded people will be paramount. I was privileged to experience such community/friendships as  a teen and college student back in Russia. Now, I’m building this type of community again through my wordpress blog and interactions on Twitter. One day, I’m hoping to build a community of new human beings in real life. Where? I have an idea, but I won’t reveal my secret just yet. However, I’m working on a non-fiction book about that. Stay tuned!

7) J:  I love the manner in which you describe the Russian steppes and Lake Baikal. I am currently living on the Great Plains and I feel there are certain similarities between these two majestic natural expanses. What can you tell us about the Lake Baikal area of Russia, the feelings it evokes, the magic it contains? What kind of people live there? What is the history of the area? And, most importantly, how is the spirit contained there, in the land and water, important to all of us as citizens of the world?

L:  Sacred Lake Baikal is a very special place, and one of the amazing natural wonders of our planet. Every view here is picture perfect.

In the words of The Earth Shifter:

“Sasha let the smell of the taiga and the breeze from Baikal wash over her. The sacred lake of Siberia, Baikal, contained more than one fifth of the planet’s fresh water reserves. An average lake on Earth had rarely survived past the age of ten thousand years. There was nothing average about Baikal. Over a million years old, rather than contracting with age, it kept expanding. Scientists believed that Baikal was an ocean in the making, while the locals swore that its pristine blue depths possessed incredible healing and spiritual powers. At the moment, the sacred lake was a gleaming, rippled sheet of silver in the light of the full moon. The dark taiga—Siberia’s giant untouched forest—loomed silent just behind them.”

Lake Baikal is so huge and its energy is so powerful that it is generally regarded in Russia as Sacred Sea. It is home to over 500 endemic species, including a huge population of one-of-a-kind seal, called Nerpa – one of the many enigmas of this place. Baikal is very deep and its blue depths are uniquely fed by the live water from pristine underground sources, which continuously replenish it and because of which locals swear that the lake possesses healing powers. Baikal is a very important UNESCO World Heritage site, whose clean water reserves are invaluable in the face of any potential water shortage.

The word shaman is a local word, introduced to the world by the Russian researchers, and Siberia is the birthplace of shamanism on our planet. Like in many parts of Russia, the population around Baikal is mixed: part Russian and part Buryat. Buryats are an Asian nationality, close relatives to the Mongols. By the way, for those who wonder what tribe Shaman Tengis belongs to: he is a Buryat.

Siberia and Lake Baikal are described very poetically in The Earth Shifter. Essentially, both become beloved characters in the book. More about the mystical realm of Lake Baikal, with awesome pics.

8) J:  Please also talk some about your concept of money, monetary systems, derivatives, and especially, alternative currencies such as Bitcoin.

L:  This is a very involved subject and we have discussed some of the alternative investments above. In a few words, Bitcoin is a new type of global electronic currency, which is an alternative to the dollar. This is peer-to-peer currency without any third party risk (meaning, it bypasses the bank). Several years ago, Bitcoin has started trading at 1 to 1 with dollar, but it has been going up against the dollar like mad for the past several weeks. Currently, it is trading around $90. It’s a new currency and as such, it’s VERY volatile, but this is one of the future currencies of the new world. Note, Bitcoin investment can be very rewarding, but it’s also very tricky, and I recommend educating yourself well before opening an account. Investing at the right price is also paramount. Also, more and more people open Bitcoin merchant accounts.

This is not an investment advice – just a general discussion – although I am a licensed financial advisor. You can seek additional advice from a trusted qualified advisor if you don’t feel you know enough on your own. I provide financial advice to private clients as an independent financial consultant.

Also, stay tuned for my future videos and analysis of pros and cons of Bitcoin, gold, silver, as well as the future of money and society. All links can be found below.

9) J:  I love the scene in The Earth Shifter when Sasha empties out her wallet to give all of her money to the wife and mother of the men who murdered her father. This is so powerful! Tell us about writing that scene. It was very moving to read.

L:  Sasha, the protagonist of The Earth Shifter, is a dream of Homo Luminous, the being of the future I’ve talked about above. Without revealing too much of the plot (because the scene involves certain twists and surprises), imagine this. This is her father’s funeral. Sasha has just undergone an absolutely devastating experience of losing her only parent, the situation to which many others would react with anger, resentment, or even destructive force. The thing is, everyone would understand if she has, as the crowd is already working itself up to such outcome. But then I imagined Sasha coming in touch with another human being who has also lost everyone and everything (even if it has happened because of their own horrible actions), and I knew that her compassion would overwhelm her ego and personal sense of loss, and that she would give comfort and whatever money she had to the unfortunate woman. When I wrote, the events unfolded naturally as I could not imagine any other way in which this scene could have developed.

I think a post by Kozo of Everyday Gurus (the part where he mentions the forgiveness of a mother towards the killer of her daughter) has a very direct resonance with this EARTH SHIFTER scene.

10) J:  Finally, you mention heading up to Tibet when your writing is done and I think this is a wonderful idea. Since I was a child, the Potala Palace has fascinated me. How about if all of us “spiritual” writers have a meet up many years from now when the work is  done? I know there is much left to write, but it might be nice to look forward to a collegiate gathering, a celebration of sorts. What do you think?

L:  It’s a date, Jason! I would absolutely love to meet with you and other like-minded people and authors in Tibet! But why wait that long? We can always organize such meetings in New York, or say, in Machu Picchu, Peru. I’m planning on heading down there in a year or two. And we should definitely celebrate every chance we get, because remember, we are Zorba the Buddhas after all! 😉

J:  Thank you, Lada, for taking the time to answer a few questions about your life and writing. Best of luck with your writing and we look forward to reading many more of your books in the future!

L: Jason, I had a blast answering your questions! Thank you for this treat!

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Cyprus Crisis Explained in 8 Minutes

Today I want to discuss the Cyprus banking debacle, its consequences for Cyprus, the EU, Russia and the rest of the world. You can watch video report on YT or read the article below.

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Note: If the volume in this one seems low, please boost it in your computer or use speakers. It sounds fine on my end, but I’ll be working on increasing it in future vids. Unfortunately, what’s done cannot be changed as YT won’t allow it. I’d have to redo the whole thing.

 

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Cyprus is tiny, and its economy only constitutes 0.2% of the EU economy, however, the Cyprus banking disaster has long-ranging implications for the country, the EU and the entire world. How?

These are the most important points to remember:

First, this is a test case implemented by the EU to see how far they can go in their capital controls and in “reshaping” (read “destroying”) various economies to their specifications. Put simply, we are observing a test case for the controlled demolition of weaker economies. A good past example of controlled demolition to keep in mind is the Argentinian default. Presently, there is a number of the EU economies that are standing in line for various “interventions” by Brussels, IMF and ECB. These are the EU periphery countries: Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Hungary and others. Cyprus is a great test case due to how small it is. The theory is that it wouldn’t send any significant shock-waves through the EU economy, unlike say a much larger country, like Spain or Italy. Additionally, it’s an offshore tax haven within the EU, which is something Brussels and Berlin are itching to close down. Finally, much of the foreign money in Cyprus is Russian, or non-EU, and based on the current EU propaganda, those funds deserve to be taxed. According to those who pull the strings in the EU, this is a simple and full-proof scenario, but that’s where they are dead wrong! Here’s why.

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Cyprus is a self-professed offshore banking haven. More specifically, it WAS an offshore banking haven – no more, because as a result of this debacle, the Cyprus banking haven status is gone, and that’s a guarantee. Any banking in the world is based on trust and faith in the institution to which you are entrusting your money. Trust is two-fold: solvency + a consistent delivery on promises. If you promise that the money in your bank will be kept in segregated, private accounts and that these accounts will be tax free, you better keep your word, if you want to keep your customers.

There is obviously no trust left for the Cyprus banking sector. I listened to an interview by a Russian billionaire Lebedev, who said that he kept a certain amount of money in a Cyprus bank, most of which was invested back in Russia. But whatever was left in the Cyprus account, he would withdraw immediately once he’s allowed access to his acocunt because he no longer trusted the Cyprus banking system. There are lots of private and corporate jets currently sitting in Cyprus airports, waiting for the first opportunity to get their capital out and leave forever. The capital flight from Cyprus started last year, when it had first surfaced that the country was in dire financial straits. It is estimated that 1/2 of the foreign capital left the country way before this crisis. After the present crisis, Cypriot banks will be lucky to have any capital left on their shores.

Cyprus protests

Trends Research Institute’s Gerald Celente believes that this is a deliberate financial attack against Russia. Incidentally, that’s true, there’s a lot of Russian capital in Cyprus, estimated before this crisis at $15bln. I get asked a lot about the situation with Russian capital, its nature and Russia’s role in this scenario.  This is a complex issue and I intend to cover it in a separate segment. Part of the issue here is whether it’s clean or dirty money, and if so, isn’t it “okay” to tax “dirty Russian money?” For now, I’ll just note that any laundered Russian money domiciled in Cyprus is an issue between Russia and Cyprus, and it has nothing to do with the EU. As Vladimir Putin has noted, “the EU is stealing what has already been stolen” – from the Russian people, I might add. I’ll do a separate video about the Russian side of the Cyprus debacle soon, so stay tuned.

Putin and Euro remnants

For now, back to the Cyprus issue.

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It’s also very important to remember that Chancellor Angela Merkel of  Germany is seeking re-election this year. Germans are unhappy about having to contribute a large percentage to the bailout of various EU countries, therefore, Merkel needs to show how tough she is with the EU periphery in order to get re-elected. This is why she is especially hard and unbending with Cyprus. Let’s remember that a Cyprus delegation went to Russia trying to negotiate a rescue package outside the EU clutches, which infuriated Angela Merkel. The EU sent a parallel delegation to Moscow to convince Russia not to contribute, while Cyprus was given an ultimatum that if they seek money outside the ECB and IMF, the EU would cut all liquidity to the island. As a result of this arm twisting, Cyprus had to agree to taxing of its private accounts.

Why did the EU go specifically after private Cyprus bank accounts? The short answer is: because that’s where the money is. Cyprus economy consists of the overblown private banking sector, which dwarfs the rest of the economy, sort of like Iceland 2.0; and in addition to that, tourism and real estate. Much of tourism and real estate are related to offshore banking. Many who come to Cyprus for banking also buy second homes there. Incidentally, in addition to Russians, many Brits traditionally bank in Cyprus. Also, I am pretty confident, some Germans and other northern Europeans keep their money there as well. It shouldn’t be underestimated how interested Germany and other EU countries are in squashing this offshore haven.

What is going to happen next? With the liquidation of the tax heaven status, Cyprus economy will be finished. Tourism will dry out, and real estate prices will crash, as foreigners rush to sell their Cyprus homes. This will adversely impact all kinds of local businesses. Sorry to say, but however you look at it, the Cyprus future is bleak.

The banks have reopened a couple of days ago, but to this moment, people can only get no more than a 300 euros daily allowance out. How long will capital controls last? The authorities are promising only four weeks. However, historical indications are not good. In Iceland, for instance, capital controls have not ceased since the banking crisis and near-default two years ago.

How does this impact the rest of the EU and who’s next? As I mentioned before, this impacts everyone very directly as this is only a test case. I’m watching Italy, Spain and other PIIGS, as well as offshore havens like Luxembourg.

Cyprus-baking protests

How does it impact you and me, and the rest of the world? The nature of banking is changing, trust in Western political, banking and economic system is evaporating, and what has happened in Cyprus can happen anywhere in the world. Are all countries equally at risk? What to avoid and how to protect yourself? I’ll discuss these topics in the upcoming videos. Specifically, I’ll discuss the situation in the USA with the IMF Global and PFG Best/Peregrine Financial debacles.

 

4/1/13 Urgent update! Watch new, live video CYPRUS DEBACLE IS GETTING WORSE!

Watch a shortened video version: CYPRUS BANKING CRISIS in 5 Minutes

 

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Futurist Trendcast and Lada Ray’s Predictions

Hello,

My name is Lada Ray. I am a linguist, financial consultant, feng shui master, shaman, futurist and author of several books. You may know me from my blog LadaRay.wordpress.com or from my books, Gold Train and The Earth Shifter.

Today, I am thrilled to introduce my exciting new project, Futurist Trendcast!  I designed this breakthrough – written and video – blog for all those who are interested in understanding our past, present and future – beyond the obvious.  My written posts will be featured at Futuristrendcast.wordpress.com and my video posts will be posted at Lada Ray channel on Youtube.

I’ve been making successful and accurate predictions about politics, economy and investments since the early 2000s, and it’s time to share them with my fellow citizens of planet Earth. These are just some of my predictions: the real estate crash, gold/silver boom, George Bush re-election in 2004, both elections of Obama, re-election of Vladimir Putin in Russia in 2012 with the exact percentage of votes he’d received, Nicolas Sarkozy’s loss and Francois Hollande’s win in the French elections 2012. You can check my various predictions at LadaRay.wordpress.com.

A word about me: I was born in Russia, and growing up, I observed the collapse of the Soviet Union. I also lived and traveled to over 26 countries on most continents, including a gig in Cuba, where I interviewed Fidel Castro. By the ripe age of 38, I managed to have 3 successful careers on 3 different continents, first as a linguist and translator, and second as financial consultant with AIG and Smith Barney/Citigroup. I witnessed first hand behind the scenes manipulations at these major financial institutions; I observed how small clients were sacrificed to the interests of large institutional clients, and how derivatives became the buzz word. At some point, I couldn’t stand it any more and quit, and although I felt sorry to leave my clients, I needed to do things that were in line with my spiritual growth and soul development.

I went to Asia, where I studied feng shui, becoming one of the first Internationally Certified Western Feng Shui Masters with successful global practice. I was privileged to study various spiritual and metaphysical disciplines, including evolution of consciousness, kinesiology, Zen/Buddhism, face & aura reading, Chinese & Western astrology, and shamanism, with some of the world’s most prominent teachers & visionaries. I also found out that I was a highly developed empath and intellect shifter, and on top of that, that I possessed a gift of clairvoyance. Coupled with my creative, analytical and observant nature, as well as my background, all these gifts allowed me to make predictions, which usually came true.

Presently, I am writing full time. My books include THE EARTH SHIFTER – a new release, this is a spectacular cosmic fantasy thriller, including a world conspiracy, Russian oligarchs, secret agencies, a NWO secret society, psychic spies, shifters, different realms of existence, and so much more! The ebook is now available on Amazon, B&N, Sony, Apple. Paperback launch – April 10!  I also write a companion new series, EARTH KEEPERS CHRONICLES. In addition, I write mystery/thrillers, most notably GOLD TRAIN (Accidental Spy Russia Adventure). An Amazon/Kindle bestseller, it is a rip-roaring thrill ride across Russia, which is based on true historic events. It’s about the disappearance of the entire Gold Reserve of the Russian Empire during the 1918 civil war and the present day conspiracy to start a new civil war, while shifting the global balance of power.

In addition to writing and public speaking, I also intend to expand on my predictions, sharing them with the public, and that’s why I’m starting this new blog and expanding my Youtube channel. If you check my 2012 predictions at LadaRay.wordpress.com, you’ll notice that they’ve all come true. My track record speaks for itself, and that’s because I’m a neutral observer and unbiased, detached analyst. This is what allows me to predict with such accuracy. Moreover, I want to emphasize that while we live in crucial times, the times when anything old, outmoded and rotten is being destroyed and the shoots of the new start coming up everywhere, when anything that’s not anchored or solidly built is swept away by the hurricane of change, I’m not given to fear mongering, unlike some others. My predictions and analysis are for those who want to know, and for those who want to see – the truth just as it is. They are to help my fellow earthlings to orient themselves better in the sea of change and to prepare accordingly. Strange and quickly changing times are upon us, but as always, every cloud has its silver lining, if you know where to look.

In conclusion, all this information is being made available for free, so support my blog and Lada Ray Youtube channel by subscribing, liking and commenting! To support the operational costs and to understand my message deeper, buy and read my books! More about my books, including buy links at my official author site: LadaRay.com.

Thank you very much for your support, and remember to stay positive!

Best from

Lada Ray

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Feng Shui, Fidel Castro and Fascinating Predictions: Interview with Lada Ray

Reblogged from source: Rohan7thingsblog

Feng Shui, Fidel Castro & Fascinating Predictions! An Interview with Lada Ray!

The title says it all! A truly awesome and off-beat author interview. I’m being interviewed by Rohan Healy of the Rohan7thingsblog!

Read a fun chat about my writing style and what was it like to create THE EARTH SHIFTER and other books. In addition to feng shui, Western/Chinese Astrology predictions and my travel musings, this interview includes advice for new and aspiring authors, plus, Rohan has added some spectacular pics too!

Today it is my honor and pleasure to interview author, Feng Shui master and world traveler Lada Ray! I recently read and reviewed her latest book The Earth Shifter which I thoroughly enjoyed and while I wait for part two I thought I’d reach out and ask Lada for an interview. She kindly obliged and so here it is. Introducing Lada Ray!

Rohan: Hi Lada, thanks so much for agreeing to this interview! It’s my pleasure to be able to share your work and experiences with an ever increasing number of people.

Lada Ray

Lada: Hi Rohan, it’s so wonderful to be a guest at your positive and uplifting blog! Your posts always put a smile on my face. 🙂

Rohan: Thanks for the kind words, I’m glad my blog can have that effect! So I’ve just finished your latest book The Earth Shifter, which I really enjoyed, but I know this is by no means the first book you’ve released. How many books have you written in total? And when did you start writing?

Lada: I started writing fiction several years ago, when the idea of The Earth Shifter first popped into my head. So far, I’ve written 1 epic novel: The Earth Shifter; 2 full size novels: Gold Train (Accidental Spy Russia Adventure) and Stepford USA (Accidental Spy Smalltown Adventure), as well as 2 novelettes, Green Desert and Catharsis (Earth Keepers Chronicle 1). 

GOLD GT COVER ebook

Rohan: Very cool, I also enjoyed Catharsis a lot by the way! The Earth Shifter was certainly written with an

air of confidence, with a plot that follows numerous characters and story lines that all converge satisfyingly at the end. As someone who has started writing fiction recently I was wondering if you had everything mapped out story wise before you started writing, or did you just jump in and take it from there?

STEPFORD USA ebook NEWLada: Different books work out differently. First, I generally imagine the story in my head, and spend some time letting it percolate. I go for long nature walks and meditate on the plot and characters, until I’m ready to put it on paper. Then, when the urge to write becomes unbearable (sounds a lot like orgasm, actually 😉 ), I sit down and write the beginning, and oftentimes the ending as well. I also usually write the crucial chapters of the books, which I call the “skeleton of the story,” that foundation upon which the whole story rests. After that, I work from both ends to fill in the middle. The longer the book, the more complicated the process. I love the challenge of writing an epic novel like The Earth Shifter. It requires a lot of plotting and outlining definitely helps, but I find rigid outlining too restrictive. It’s easier with full-size novels, like Gold Train and Stepford USA, because they usually consist of one streamlined plot line. I adore writing shorter novelettes, as the whole story—normally between 10k and 18k words—can be imagined and written practically in one breath.

Rohan: Wow, that’s a very cool system! It’s kind of like the visual artist who first creates the outline and then fills in the rest of the details of the painting. Haha, I know what you mean about the orgasm, it’s often that way with creative works, the creative tension builds up until it must be released 🙂  


ES COVER ebookSo there was no way I could interview you without mentioning the meteor strike on Russia! For those of you who don’t know, The Earth Shifter’s story revolves around an impending meteor strike that will end the world, and much of the story is set in Russia. I was reading the book at the time of the real life strike which was really eerie! Having worked as a financial consultant at a number of Major US financial institutions, plus your interest in astrology and metaphysics, I know you are in a unique position to make predictions but the meteor thing was crazy! Any more predictions you’d like to share? I’m a Libra and a Fire Tiger, can you see me sipping lemonade on a Thai beach in a few years’ time? Haha 😉

Lada: Yes, the Russian meteor was a fantastic coincidence indeed. As to the other predictions: I make predictions on my blog about presidential elections and economy. We had a number of elections in 2012 and all my predictions came true. You can check them out on my blog: Predictions 2012 and beyond.

I will be posting more predictions on my blog throughout the year, and I’ll also discuss some of them during my upcoming interview on the Vinny Eastwood Show on 3/18 at 6pm EST. I’ll post the video of the interview on my blog, so stay tuned! I am also planning on writing a comprehensive book of predictions for this decade and beyond, and I’ll hopefully get around to it this year.

But since we are at it here are some personal predictions for you, Rohan. Ready?

Rohan: Yes Please! 🙂

Lada: Okay, here goes:

libra_by_pseudoematofagoLibra is a wonderfully friendly and fair sign of the Zodiac. For about 2-3 years, till last year, you were hosting the taskmaster and imparter of harsh lessons, Saturn, in your sign. You went through a serious personal transformation and probably took on more responsibility during that period.  Your rewards for any hard work you’ve been doing will start arrive during this year! In what form? It could be anything from recognition to more exposure, but it largely depends on how hard you’ve been working and what you want to achieve. During the next couple of years you’ll be learning lessons concerning your self-worth, including earnings, money, and/or anything else that is important to your sense of self-worth and self-esteem. By the way, your writing and blogging also fall under this category. It may be self-exploration and discovery. Best of luck!

chinese-tigerChinese Zodiac/Feng Shui/Numerology: Tiger – what a terrific sign! You’ll be happy to hear that together with the Ox (my sign, actually) Tiger is the LUCKIEST sign this year. Both Tiger and Ox are considered the signs of the Northeast, and the NE is hosting the luckiest White Star this year, referred to as Star No. 8. The No. 8 Star is the ultimate star of luck and fortune and those who are under its guise are truly blessed! Congratulations Rohan, and make sure you make the most out of this very special year! 2013 is for you—be bold and make great strides in everything you do! The force is with you!

I will make one more global prediction here. According to the secret Chinese Theory of Long Cycles, which I learned from my Asian Feng Shui Masters, and which I use in my predictions, we are currently in the Period 8, which lasts for 20 years. The last period was called Period 7 and it lasted from 1984 to 2003. Period 7 was the period of the West. During that time, we saw the unprecedented rise of the West, including USA (compare the US in the 1990s and now), UK (Look at the difference: the UK looked like heaven on Earth in the 1990s and look at it’s problems now), Western Europe, and incidentally, also Ireland , which is the quintessential West of Europe. Period 8, lasting from 2003 to 2023 is ruled by the Northeast, which means in global terms that the countries rising and dominating will be Russia and China (since they occupy the Northeast of the world and of Asia).

aoRohan, personally speaking, Period 8 is simply fabulous for Tigers and Oxen, since these two are the rulers of the Northeast. Sure, there will be setbacks, but by 2023 you will find yourself living in a completely different reality and looking back you’ll often wonder how on earth were you able to accomplish all that?

This is all very fascinating stuff and I have a lot more to say. I’ll try to post more predictions on my blog, as well as cover it in my future books.  

Rohan: Wowee! Where do I start?! First of all both of my parents are Oxen as well. I work closely with them on writing and music so that’s a great sign, they’ll be happy to hear your prediction too 🙂 The Libra thing is interesting, everything changed for me in 2012, but the three years before that were very trying indeed, lots of upheaval and many difficult challenges that I had to overcome. I really do feel like I’m moving out of that period into something fresh and new now! That’s really interesting about the Chinese Long Cycles, I’ll have to look more into that, I can definitely see Russia and China becoming the dominant world players over the next while. The economic collapse has decimated the US and European economies over the past five years! What a rock star you are, thanks so much for the personalized predictions, given your track record I’m very excited about the next few years now hehe 🙂 I have a personal “5 year plan” from 2012 until 2016 in which I’m working to achieve a number of life goals, looks like I picked a good time! Looks like you did too 😉 I look forward to following more of your predictions.

So speaking of all things Asia, you have lived and worked in Malaysia studying Feng Shui. I’m jealous! I’ve been to Hong Kong, Japan and Thailand but only on short stopovers travelling from Europe to Australia or vice versa. I’ve always had a fascination with Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Thai history and culture. What was it like living and travelling in Asia? What was your most memorable experience?

If you look real close you can see Lada ;)

Lada: I love Asia, and one of my goals is to return there and travel more extensively. I have a lot of books to write first, so this idea is on hold for now, but my biggest dream is to end my days in Tibet, meditating high in the mountains, where I could be one with all (however, there’s still so much to do and so much to say, that it’ll be a while 😉 ).

My husband’s family is from Hong Kong and he was born there, although he grew up in the USA. The Asian joke about Hong Kong and Singapore is that there are so many people crowding a small space in these two metropolises that if you move just slightly people will start toppling into the sea. Hong Kong is very crowded, noisy, and expensive, but it still has that very special charm, and there are still hidden gems there if you

Kuala Lumpur

know where to look. What I loved most in Asia: Malaysia with its capital Kuala Lumpur, where I studied with my feng shui teacher, Lillian Too, and where I made some very special friends, and Bali, where I seriously considered moving at one point. I’m planning a post on my blog about that sometime this year.

Rohan: Malaysia looks incredible, it looks like it would be a beautiful and inspiring place to live and write. And I like your dream of ending your days in Tibet, that would be wonderful 🙂 You also worked in Cuba as a translator right? Havana looks like a beautiful city, what was that like? I know you met him and so I just have to ask, what is El Comandante like? Mr Fidel Castro?

Lada: Cuba and its capital, Havana, are amazingly beautiful. The sea, the beaches and the palm trees are nice. Cuba’s beauty stems not so much from say, architecture, which is quite worn out and dilapidated, but from that special intangible quality of its people. The people are simply fantastic! Warm, inviting, they never fret and are always helpful—all that, despite the fact that they are pretty poor by any standards. They don’t have much, but what

Havana, Cuba

they have they use resourcefully. Of course, the long-standing American economic blockade doesn’t help, but all other countries already do business with the island quite nicely, bypassing the archaic American restrictions. That includes US’ next door neighbors, Canada and Mexico, as well as South America, Russia, and Spain.

Cuba has an excellent educational system, the best in Latin America, and one of the best health care systems in the world. Cuba is also famous for its night clubs, and Cubans can dance till Madrugada (dawn), then go home, have a short nap—or not—and back to work.


Fidel_CastroEl Comandante, Fidel Castro, is now old and sick, but he was an incredible powerhouse in his day. I was only about 20 at the time, but I still remember how it was being in the same room with him during the interviews. His presence and his aura, was so huge and overpowering that you felt completely enveloped by it. His presence was almost mystical.  You can think whatever you want about this man, but one thing is undeniable: he is an absolutely unique phenomenon. He gathered huge crowds wherever he went. I remember him speaking at La Plaza de la Revolucion. The crowd could easily reach 100k and more people. Everyone would watch and listen mesmerized, as his aura would reach to the furthest corners of the square. People would chant, “Viva Fidel! Viva la Revolucion!” I was never the one to fall under a spell, as I always think for myself and never develop fetishes, but even I was impressed by the incredible energy he was able to generate! Only a man like this could withstand all the attacks by the US, years of libel and slander, vicious blockade, all the assassination attempts, and still keep his cool, coming out of all this intact.

Rohan: Yes, he’s an incredible and important historical figure, it must have been fascinating to see him in person knowing what he’s been through and achieved under such scrutiny and pressure. Very cool!

Now, you’ve written a number of books, you’ve gone through the whole process from inception, through writing, to editing, proofing, working on cover design and finally publishing and promoting. As an aspiring author myself, and for all the others reading this, I want to ask you; what is the most important lesson you’ve learned about the writing process? If you could go back in time and tell younger Lada something about writing that would help her out, what would it be?

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One practical piece of advice for the new writers: make sure your novel is professionally edited before releasing it.

Rohan: Yes, it’s definitely a personal journey of discovery and overcoming the challenges that are presented to the author. That’s true, it’s a good idea to get your work proofed and edited by as many qualified people as you can. I want to ask the same question, but this time about publishing and marketing your books. What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned about the business side of being an author in the modern age?

Lada: Treat your writing as a real business! Be disciplined and driven, but don’t forget to keep writing! Tip: make sure your formatting is top notch. It is tricky and I personally outsource it to a professional. Eventually, you want to outsource as much as possible, so you could dedicate more time to writing.

Rohan: That’s great advice Lada. Many aspiring authors have to do the bulk of the work, but it’s best to delegate wherever you can and focus on what you do best, write. So when can we expect part two of The Earth Shifter Trilogy? I’m very much looking forward to continuing the adventures of Sasha and co!

Lada: I am working on The Earth Shifter 2 and will start revealing the title and other interesting details in the spring. Anticipated release of the sequel is winter 2013-14. I want to make sure the second book is as interesting and suspenseful as the first one. I have many surprises and revelations planned and I promise my readers a wild ride! 

Rohan: Ooh, can’t wait to see how things develop! And what else do you have planned for 2013? What other writing projects are you working on?

Lada: I’m incredibly happy and excited to report that The Earth Shifter paperback is coming out ahead of schedule, in the end of March. Simultaneously, I’ll be releasing Stepford USA as paperback, and second edition of the Gold Train paperback as well. It’s busy times – but it’s all good 🙂

CATHARSIS narrowThe Earth Keepers mini-series is the prequel and companion to The Earth Shifter. This fantasy/alternative history series has a strong spiritual/metaphysical message. I am planning 2 or 3 more novelettes in this mini-series

Last, but not least, it is my pleasure to announce that on March 18th, at 6pm EST, I’ll be a guest on the Vinny Eastwood Show which is broadcast on American Freedom Radio. Watch it there, or at vinnyeastwoodshow.com andguerillamedia.co.nz.  I will also post the show on my Youtube channel and blog (find moreof my links below). Please tune in to listen, ask questions and comment! Hope you enjoy it, and please stop by to let me know what you think!

Rohan: Wow! So much going on. I look forward to continuing the Earth Keeper Chronicles  and the Vinny Eastwood will be great, can’t wait for that! Thanks so much Lada for taking the time for this interview today, I wish you all the best going forward this year with all your books and projects 🙂 Take care Lada, all the best!

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The Earth Shifter Plot Playing Out in Real Time: Massive Meteor Rocks Russia

Reblogged from source: LadaRayBlog

I received a flood of emails and tweets with messages like, “Hey, does this remind you of anything?” and “Is this like The Earth Shifter plot?” Yes, it is like the plot of THE EARTH SHIFTER materializing in front of our very eyes. Exactly as described, just like it happened in Siberia in 1908, or just like it could happen again – but a little ahead of schedule, so to speak…

In 1908, the Tunguska Meteorite explosion in the remote Podkamennaya Tunguska region of Siberia rocked the world. This historic event has become the fantasy/scifi premise for THE EARTH SHIFTER. Read more about it.

And this just happened in the Chelyabinsk region of the Ural Mountains, which is the dividing point between the European part of Russia and Siberia.

According to Russia Today (RT):

“It’s not been quite average morning in Russia. People in the Urals region have seen burning objects raining down from the sky after a meteorite exploded above the Earth.
MORE INFO & PHOTOS: http://on.rt.com/qn2v57

I’m happy to say that there were no deaths and all the injuries received were treatable, based on reports. That’s a big relief.

Russians have obviously embraced the 21st Century very thoroughly, as a myriad of spectacular videos of the meteor and its aftermath were captured by various web cams, dash cams, cell phones, and CCTV installed in cars, trucks, offices, parking lots, and even schools.

Witness how it happened! Watch these incredible eye-witness Youtube videos, courtesy RT. Click on each video to watch!

Massive Meteor Rocks Russia

Apocalypse Now? The meteor report

Russian meteor explosion: Spectacular dash cam video

Skyfall: Hundreds injured as meteorite wreaks havoc in Russia’s Urals

Planet Earth escapes asteroid Armageddon

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Tired of characters you don’t care about? Want to read an intensely moving fantasy cleverly intertwined with true historic events? Want to immerse yourself in the new, rich and fascinating world, with surprises and revelations at every turn?

THE EARTH SHIFTER is for you!

The meteor that broke up over the Urals today, hurtling its pieces down on the unsuspecting city, was only the size of the kitchen table. The meteor (or asteroid) that just missed Planet Earth by 17,000 miles (not much by the Cosmic standards), was 155 feet long! See the last video above.

The Comet of Karma described in THE EARTH SHIFTER is much, much larger. It’s roughly the size of the Island of Manhattan, akin to the size of the Comet that ended the dominion of the once mighty Dinosaurs on our planet (what happened to the Dinosaurs would be described in the upcoming Earth Keepers Chronicles: Origins – April release). Watching all these videos, I can’t help but ask the question raised in the book: Will the Earth Keepers interfere, saving the day again? Read Excerpt

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