Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Eco-Sensual Healing Music of the Sun

‘HOMA’ is a word deriving from the Sanskrit root hu, meaning to offer, to present and to eat. Generally the word homa is used in South India. Homa therapy is the technical term from the Vedic science of bioenergy denoting the process of removing the toxic conditions of the atmosphere through the agency of fire. This means healing and purifying of the atmosphere with fire as the medium. You heal the atmosphere and the healed atmosphere heals you. This is the central idea in HOMA Therapy. The words heal the atmosphere have widespread ramifications that modern science has yet to investigate.

“HOMA” therapy replenishes the nutrients that pollution robs from our environment. The molecular change in the fission and fusion of atoms causes properties of elements to change in atomic structure and weight. The rotation of electronics and neutrons varies in speed,

AGNIHOTRA is the basic form of HOMA Therapy, which corresponds to a circadian rhythm of sunset and sunrise. I’ve been practicing Agnihotra for a little over a year on my own now. Prior to that, for years it was a regular part of our rituals at the Tantra Temple in Baltimore until one day my teacher told me to sit and perform the ritual on my own. It was then time to bring it to my own home and my family. It has contributed greatly to our well being through the purification of the atmosphere in our home and the integration and healing of our body/mind. Each morning at sunrise and in the evenings at sunset I sit down before my altar and perform this ancient Ayurveda tradition. Most times my son will sit with me through the fire burning ritual and meditation, reciting the Agnihotra Homa mantras for each time of the day. The beautiful impact on our lives continue to be pretty astonishing - beginning with our health and well being on all levels – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.


It has been a grounding tool that has anchored me into the rhythms of the sun and allowed me to only begin to tap into its phenomenal healing powers. And it helps enhance my eco-sensual connection with nature and all that is. I have a sunset and sunrise time chart so each morning I make sure that the fire is burning as the sun is rising and likewise for the evening sunset. Minutes of gazing into the fire helps to center and clear my mind and begin my day in a fresh and calm way. I originally learned how to meditate by candlelight. My foundation for meditation is based on the flame so doing Agnihotra comes with great pleasure and for many reasons. Morning and evening daylight possesses great healing power over the various bodily systems. Generally it supports the functioning of the body and promotes health in sick and healthy people. That’s why its wise to take walks before 10am and after 4:30pm to tap into the sun’s healing rays. Combined with Agnihotra, we once again receive the original healing power of natural daylight.

There is a music that accompanies this flood of energy coming from the sun. The Agnihotra Mantras reflect the quintessential sound of this music. In the interplay of the exact timing the copper pyramid, the specific materials used in this fire and the power of the Mantras, a subtle energy channel is created above the pyramid. This energy channel rises through the whole atmosphere into the solar range and Prana or life energy moves freely through this channel.

The healing benefits of Agnihotra are far reaching and you’d be amazed at just how this ritual and the ashes produced by it can extend to so many areas of our personal lives and those around us, the space in our immediate environment as well as the entire eco-system. The ritual nourishes our plants, pets and everything that vibrates in our space. From mouth care, as a massage oil and hair care, to its healing usage for allergies, fears, depression, colds & fevers, skin problems, insomnia, many other physical ailments, as well as the mental and energetic balancing of hyperactive children. One woman reported that after only three weeks of doing Agnihotra, her adolescent son’s grades improved tremendously and so did his overall behavior.


In his book Homa Therapy: Our Last Chance, Vasant V. Paranjpe states, “ Tremendous amounts of energy are gathered around the Agnihotra copper pyramid just at Agnihotra time. A magnetic type field is created, one which neutralizes negative energies and reinforces positive energies. Therefore a positive pattern is created by one who does Agnihotra merely by his/her performance. When Agnihotra is performed, the Agnihotra smoke gathers particles of harmful radiation in the atmosphere and on a very subtle level neutralizes their radioactive effect. Nothing is destroyed, merely changed. When Agnihotra fire is burnt, there is not just energy from the fire but subtle energies are created by the rhythm and Mantras. These energies are generated or thrust into the atmosphere by fire. The pyramid is the power generator, the fire is the turbine. Also consider the quality of materials burnt wherein lies the full effect of this healing HOMA.”

In the ancient science of life, i.e. Ayurveda, it is mentioned that the healing effect of the Agnihotra fire is locked in the Agnihotra ash. On a personal note, I use the smoke of the Agnihotra fire to smudge and clear my womb vibrations and because the ashes are a healing powder I use it as a healing agent for my skin and rub it all over my abs and womb area. Homa Therapy is like a daily eco-sexual rendezvous with the sun, it penetrates me like no other. And it enhances the physical pleasures derived from nature's love making moments and deepens my eco-sensual connection to the earth, sun, moon, and all that breathes and pulsates with the life force.

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