Thunder Horse Drum Videos...and More!

This is one powerful and beautiful shamanic drum.

Thundr Marr, which means Thunder Horse, is a shamanic drum made from a maple tree that was struck by lightning. During the long, beautiful process of working together, we came to know each other very well. She told me her story. I told her mine. It is the same with every Lightning Drum I make. These drums and their spirit keepers speak to me.

Thundr Marr's story, however, is so much more interesting than mine! Partially because of her connection with …The Clan of the 77 Thunder Riders!

How could I not be inspired? The Clan of the 77 Thunder Riders?! So instead of writing her story as I’ve done with other drum’s stories in the past, I was stirred to share Thundr Marr’s story in a series of three trailers (featured above). That’s because T-Marr’s guardian spirit, Ailieir, inspired me so thoroughly with her wisdom and bravery. She even allowed her portrait to be painted by our resident artist, Glenn Lewis. You'll see depictions of her in the vids and, of course, on the Thundr Marr's main page here.

So, the videos have offered lots of details about Thundr Marr, as told by Ailieir. My wife, Diana, and I do the voice-overs for Ailieir and the storytelling. There is one final video to offer, though, which I'm making now. And that is to let Thundr Marr have the final say in her own voice. Coming soon!


Aho & Namaste,



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Comments: 2
  • #1

    C. S. (Thursday, 07 April 2016 11:20)

    My wife sent me to your site. This is an awesome drum! I appreciate that you make your drums in the old ways, and obviously with great caring. I have done quite a bit of reading over the past couple of years about tribal cultures and although your drums aren't scary-looking like the pictures in books of the earliest drums, (no knuckle bones on them, for instance) they are truly the real thing, just like long ago. The original peoples didn't have wood shaped by machines to make their drums, they used trees! I am very interested in the lightnning aspect of your drums and I do recall that the medicine men in Russia had a sacred connection to lightning struck trees. Thank you very much for all that you do to keep the tradition alive, and that you do so with real devotion. One day soon I will buy a drum from you for my wife. --Carl

  • #2

    Bob (Thursday, 07 April 2016 15:28)

    Thank you for your beautiful comments, Carl, truly appreciated. It is true that I feel a deep connection to the ancestral lineage of healers from Siberia and nearby lands where many researchers believe shamanism originated. I am so grateful that more and more findings of those ancient healing practices are being shared here in the West so that we may glimpse the ways the early people helped each other. We seek to honor their memory in our own circle, and I am certain that they have influenced the Lightning Drums I make. Their voices live on.

    Once again, many thanks for your comments.

    Aho & Namaste,