Fires for Peace Held in Baltimore, Maryland Satsang March/April 2015 | Volume 42 #7 | New Era 72

Fires for Peace Held in Baltimore, Maryland

Beginning Tuesday, April 28th, in the wake of recent unrest in the city of Baltimore, Maryland, Homa practitioners gathered at Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park for group Agnihotra at sunset.

Baltimore was the scene of daily protests following the death of Freddie Gray, who died in police custody on 19 April. His death was the latest of several high-profile cases in the U.S. in which black men have died after contact with the police. On April 28th, the city was placed under curfew.

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Dancer, author, actress and Baltimore resident Maria Broom writes:

Members and friends of the Baltimore Homa Community gathered at sunset for five consecutive nights to create a circle of healing Agnihotra fires. We met near the heart of Baltimore in beloved Druid Hill Park. With helicopters hovering above our heads, convoys of military trucks passing by and streams of police cars in full siren mode, we chanted and meditated as birds nearby offered their evening songs.

Agnihotra, a basic practice in the Vedic science of Homa, is performed daily exactly at sunrise and sunset, garnering energies from those two powerful points of the day that help to eliminate pollution and restore nutrients to the air, the soil and the water.

One Agnihotra fire generates a great deal of healing energy covering a wide radius. A circle of these Homa fires creates a tremendous thrust of love into the atmosphere.

As daylight faded away and the fires died, we sang and drummed. Hearts were lifted.

Our intention has been, and is, to help keep the powerful vibration of love strongly present in the city as we make our way through this period of intense transformation.

Humbly submitted by, and representing many Homa communities across the globe who perform Agnihotra and fully support our effort, this is Maria Broom.

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Peaceful meditation.
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Brother Jamal Wilson drumming.

Baltimore Homa Community member and longtime Agnihotri Jamal Wilson adds:
In attendance were Dr. Henry Gregory, Dr. Antonio Carpenter, Willie A. Flowers, Maria Broom, Mimi Bennett, Titilayo, Melonie Birch, Charlii,  Jannette Gregory, Freddy Lawrence, Gabe Pickus, John Haggerty, Norma Wooten, Mamma Rashida, and many other friends and performers of the sacred healing fires!

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Maria Broom, left, leads the group in song.

Music was played and songs were sung to assist in the creation of the increased healing energies that astound whenever sacred fire and healing sound are combined.

Sunset Agnihotra fires were performed on consecutive days until the citywide curfew was lifted and the National Guard troops retreated to their bases!

Satsang applauds the participants for responding to the city’s crisis with healing through Fire, Sound and Love.

From the Orion Transmissions

Received by Parvati Rosen-Bizberg
Wysoka, Poland

January 27, 2015 On Creating Oases, Arks of Fire

Yes, yes. Your human race is living on borrowed time. There is an erroneous assumption that Nature can take all abuse and manipulation of its precious resources for the greed of humankind. However, this is a deadly assumption indeed.

If human beings continue abuse and negligence of natural resources at the current rate, whole landmasses will be destroyed.

It is beyond the political realm what is being foisted upon inhabitants of this sacred planet. Dear ones, be aware. Seek to create oases where you can grow your own food, develop your own technology, practice alternative methods for healing the atmosphere, body and mind.

These ‘Arks of Fire’ we have been referring to are the wave of the future. It is through these healing fires that the Nature is nurtured, that the human organism can be fortified to begin the process of self-healing. It is through these ancient healing fires that the balance of elements in Nature is restored.

Dear ones, learn from the Ancients the ways for the future.

Blessings abound. OM.

On Homa Organic Farming
Yes, yes. Begin securing your borders whenever possible, should you own land and wish to farm it organically, free of genetically modified crops and chemicals. We would suggest in particular, those of you whose land borders other farmland try to secure that bordering land. If you are unable to do so, there are protective measures which can be devised to keep your crops safe from genetic infiltration. Study what is available at this time.

The practice of Homa Organic Farming is actually an ancient solution for modern times. There is great power in the Agnihotra Ash, as we have said on numerous occasions. This itself is a protective agent. If one uses additional methods such as permaculture and working with subtle energies, Devas and the like, it will only enhance the Homa Organic Farming techniques.

The base of fire is like insurance that your gardens will be surrounded by a protective layer or shield, which, when done correctly, will nourish and enliven the soil, cleanse the air and energize water resources.

Subtle energy fields at sacred places, such as here at Bhrugu Aranya, are infused with Light. A high-pitched sound is emanated from all around the area. One can experience this energetic resonance when present on this land.

At such high-energy sites, there is a greater harmonious element which eludes explanation but does not elude experience. Beings present, particularly those who have come for the purpose of meditating or ‘decompressing’ from the world outside, will feel a marked difference. It can lead initially to light-headedness or sensitivity. However, deeper realizations are far more possible in such an atmosphere.

We highly recommend it. OM.

February 7, 2015 Orion on Somayag 2015

(Note: The sixth of seven Somayags proposed by Shree Vasant was held February 3-8 at The  Homa Therapy Goshala, Maheshwar, India on the banks of the ancient Narmada River. Usually 6 days in duration, these are great fires done on auspicious dates for specific purposes, performed by a specially trained group of Vedic scholars.)

Yes, yes. Preparations for Sound Current are underway, though likely time will be longer than originally conceived. This series of Somayags during which Nature is being nourished and interplanetary communications fostered, has a fuller effect on environment than one would think.

At such a sacred site as the present location by the River Narmada, ancient resources are being tapped, that is activated to create healing environment for future generations. All occurs on subtle levels, unperceivable to human beings. The Master knew of which He spoke. His awareness was profound and His vision wide-ranging. Thus, the series of Somayags which He called for are precise in timing and in practice.

Attendance at such sacred events upon this ancient soil will cleanse those present who have fully concentrated upon the flames. May all walk in Light upon this Earth.

There is a sense of urgency on the planet now, knowing that one must focus one’s energies, steel oneself with the fortitude of a lion and the calm peace of the angelic realm. Walk in balance upon the Earth.

Blessings abound. Blessings to all.


February 9, 2015 On Self-Development and Truth

Yes, yes. Whilst the current state of affairs seems to have taken a dramatic turn towards a more unified front, it could also be simply a front. However, even if human beings embrace a facade of peace, it may in actuality precipitate a real resurgence of same.

As with individuals, when one begins to tackle one’s own obstacles to inner peace on a personal level, wading through often turbulent waters of emotional debris resulting from storms past, one actually takes on a warrior stance. When in that warrior stance, one can easily rise victorious over one’s emotions, but not with logic, not with intellect. One can only rise above one’s obstacles and traps of the mind with strength and tenacity of spirit.

There has never been a time in the history of humanity till now that warrants complete, thorough self-examination in order to rid oneself of all that blocks one’s progress on the spiritual path of evolution.

The signs are everywhere that the environment, the planet and all living beings are poised on the brink of self-destruction. However, when there is a mass of those awakening souls readying themselves for their ascension, there is hope beyond all hope for the survival of this lustrous planet.

Indeed, one human being in prayer and conscious living, in harmony with Nature, can affect the whole of humanity, producing a dramatic healing effect upon the world. And in these times, there are many of you, more than you even can conceive.

The subsequent rejuvenation—renaissance, if you will—of ancient cultures has given rise to a rebirth of wonder. This is essential to all who wish to continue to unravel the mysteries of life, the spiritual tenets which are so essential to your evolution as human beings moving swiftly towards the Light.

There are no magic wands which will turn frogs into princes or resolve inner conflicts, bringing one into an ecstatic state of peace! Indeed, the work remains in your hands and requires, first and foremost, an absolute commitment to honesty with oneself.
One cannot pull the proverbial wool over one’s own eyes and expect to hide from what is truth. Truth cannot be denied and it is of absolutely no use to attempt to pretend, to conceal one’s true being behind facades, masks, or the full blown intellect buoyed by ego and the need to control.

As we have stated on numerous occasions, these are the times when Truth will be revealed. Even in old worldwide conflicts, Truth now will surface. There is no hiding from Truth, whether they be your own truths or global truths as yet unveiled. It is the era of revelation and nothing can hide it.

Though media has been bought and sold and redistributed to the unsuspecting masses, the Truth will still rise up and prevail. Nothing can stop its rise to the Light.

Thus, in your own individual lives, strive to speak the truth. Do not think that you can remain hidden from others, living a lie or concealing that which is essential to your nature. Live in Truth with humility and purpose, with compassion and focus.

Blessings do abound. OM.

February 14, 2015 On Finding Your Spiritual Path

Yes, yes. By all means, conduct your lives according to Divine contract, as you have understood it, as it has been revealed to you.

Do not allow for doubt or confusion, especially those of you who are new to spiritual path. Find the path that resonates with your spirit. Do not seek a pathway for glamour, fame or fortune, though most spiritual paths do not embrace these. Seek to find that which inspires and instructs, that which teaches by example, so you have a guide to follow the precepts and tenets that encourage you to act with love, compassion and your own innate understanding.

Indeed, many are the paths of Divine Spirit. Yet those which claim to be the one and only are likely not.

Should you find yourself on a spiritual pathway that feels overly constrictive, uncomfortable or unjust in its teachings, decline involvement and walk your own way. When the student is ready, the Guide or Teacher will always appear, and always right on time. Divine timing is impeccable. Trust in it. 

Above all, follow your heart. These days are trying, and the waters of the world rough and hazardous. However, keep the light lit in your heart to find your way home. All will be revealed, if your hearts are true.

February 15, 2015 On Nature’s Ways

Oh yes. As some resources on the planet become scarce and human beings must, by dire necessity, change the lifestyles to which they have become accustomed, other resources will become so great that there will be an overload.

Water. In some countries and even in regions of countries, there will be extreme drought, while in other lands, water will be in such abundance, threatening to overflow and capsize whole villages and towns.

Nature run riot. Nature responding to abuse. Nature is not silent. When Her harbours have become overrun, mountains destroyed, landscapes turned into moonscapes, and the very essence of the plant kingdom defiled—Nature is giving Her ‘first response.’

Listen. There will be warnings issued prior to every natural catastrophe. If there is no warning given, it is of man-made origin.  Nature will always give ample time for change or, at the very least, for those who will be mostly affected, to evacuate or prepare for the time. Nature is, above all, compassionate.

Even if man is not listening, She will speak in hushed tones when called for, or loudly proclaiming, when that is the way She may be heard. But always, Nature calls ahead. It is the contract. It is Her law.

On Compassionate Interactions

Yes, indeed, understanding of others is essential in improving dynamics of relationships, whether they be familial or unfamiliar! It is essential to at least attempt to understand the other human being in the equation. The same rules apply to any interaction.

As long as one sees others as lesser than oneself, one will remain sadly lacking. It is time for intensifying one’s own spiritual inner journey. Then, one will become far more balanced and well. If not, one’s purpose seems less and less fulfilling, because what one does is without joy.

Always try to hear the other human being, and try to see it from their point of view. In the time it takes at least to attempt to accomplish that, the situation can be diffused if it was potentially volatile, or more calm and centered if it was deeply impassioned.

This is an offshoot of “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” It takes patience which leads to a greater tolerance and always a deeper understanding not only of the individuals with whom you relate, but of human nature itself.

Consider for a moment the effect a great teacher had upon your life, or a patient parent, an attentive friend, even a compassionate stranger. Remember how you felt at the time and how it influenced you, even if for a short period of time.

When you look into the eyes of another human being and look with eyes of your heart, you can see their suffering, feel their pain, understand their hesitance to embrace life or their resistance to joyful acceptance of it. It changes you, if you can do this.

Indeed, dear ones of planet Earth, build and rebuild bridges of understanding between you. You will find the world a smaller, closer place once you see through eyes of the heart and no longer through the lens of a distant sight.

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Thoughts on Agnihotra

By Bhakti Swanson, Baltimore, Maryland

Even if we lost everything in this world, we would still do Agnihotra with whatever life and strength we have.

By daily correctly performing this Agnihotra, we will be sharing the best that Sri Gajanan Maharaj has to offer us in this lifetime. That will be enough to make every project mission turn into something.

God is doing Holy Baptism of the entire planet Earth, the external storage hard drive for this entire universe – by Sacred Fire!

This Agnihotra is a ceremony of subtle substances being released into the atmosphere precisely at sunset and sunrise.

These subtle substances will capture and maintain in the atmosphere the Healing Sound being released, simultaneously, from both the Narmada River and the stellar light rays penetrating Earth’s core, causing a corresponding resonating frequency of Healing Vibrations.

Hari bol!

Healing with Homa Therapy


Nilima and Rajesh Sonkusare
Amalner, Maharashtra, India
I am 40 years old. There are many benefits from Agnihotra. I had diabetes- type 2 for 5 years and I was taking pills, but my blood sugar level was not under control. It was about 400. Now, with the practice of Agnihotra, it is at the constant level of 105. And I sleep well.

My husband could not talk due to a vocal cord problem in his throat; it was paralyzed.    We went to 4 different doctors and he received their medical treatments, but without any success. Since he works in a bank, he had to take leave because of that for one year.

When we met Eng. Dilip Patil and his wife, Prerna, they suggested we practice sunrise and sunset Agnihotra from Homa Therapy and take its healing ash 3 times a day. When we started doing this, he got well just after a few days. The doctor checked his vocal cord and found the problem was solved. Then he started working again.

We have two children and we also have seen with them that Homa Therapy has changed their behavior positively.

Yamila Cano Rivero

Yamila Cano Rivero
Artemisa, Cuba
I’m 23 years old. I started practicing Homa Therapy through my friend Renate. I had a problem with tonsillitis and during the crises I felt horrible. I suffered from headache, fever, weakness and I could not eat.

My therapy was based on medicines and injections. Nevertheless, it did not help me to improve my health. However, thanks to the practice of Homa Therapy, I have never again had these problems. I also take the Agnihotra ash. Homa Therapy gives me energy.

From Shree Vasant’s Teachings

Homa Farms

At each farm, classes can be given on AGNIHOTRA healing fire, Homa gardening in a few square meters, and the like.

Have available for purchase all necessary supplies for Agnihotra.

Even a small family farm can have a dung drying operation and supply cowdung for the area.

Even on a small farm, classes in vegetarian cooking can be given.

Homa farm sets up a whole atmosphere of healing. What the people eat there, drink there, is all healing. The whole experience should be positive healing in an atmosphere charged with Higher Energy and Vibration of Love. These farms become like a nucleus of healing energy.

Homa farm is for the service of others. It is the attitude required that it is not mine, but “THINE.”  Then it is as if such a place is entrusted to the owner. The person is like a caretaker for a healing energy center. That attitude breeds non-attachment, and true service can take place there. Until that attitude is there, always there will be difficulty. Once that attitude, “Not my will, but Thy will be done” begins to take hold, all GRACE abounds and people are just drawn to the place. Once that attitude of service is there, people become attracted and there is no shortage of people wanting to help. To “expect” that help only creates disappointment and resentment. SERVICE INSPIRES THE SAME IN OTHERS.

Fivefold Path for Happy Living

  1. Perform AGNIHOTRA for purification of the atmosphere which leads to automatic purification of mind.
  2. Practice DAAN (sharing of assets in a spirit of humility to reduce attachment to worldly possessions).
  3. Practice TAPA (becoming better managers of our energy expenditure by training the body and mind to react to all circumstances in life with Total Love).
  4. Perform KARMA (every action for self purification only and thus no expectations which bind us to the material world).
  5. Practice SWADHYAYA (Self-study) for liberation. Who am I? Why am I here? My work on this planet is to learn to react with total LOVE with each opportunity given to me.

This is the Fivefold Path for happy living on the planet. By practicing the Fivefold Path you become better members of your society, group, religion, community, etc.