[permaculture] AGNIHOTRA insights
kevinakiva at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 30 14:36:28 EST 2006
"Laurence Gaffney" <lgaffney at bigpond.com> wrote to
permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org:
> Does anyone have any experience with Agnihotra?
i had never heard of it before, so thanks for
this is the "unexpected" i expect from a good
one Agnihotra insight (below) is from a detailed
article at :
and on wikipedia:
more edge good, om-
'AGNIHOTRA' -(also a type of Homa)' AGNI' is for
"fire" and 'HOTRA' for "healing"
- At both sunrise and sunset dried cow dung, ghee, and
rice are burnt in a pyramid-shaped copper receptacle
of a prescribed size, along with the chanting of a
mantra. During the burning the pyramid shape and the
copper act like a generator to produce negative ions
which have a harmonizing effect on both the
environment and human well being. The healing energies
and substances which come into being during the
combustion of the initial organic material are
released into the atmosphere though some also remain
in the ash.
The purification of the atmosphere through homa leads
to an intensification of the life energy (prana); not
only does it influence the physical health of all
living things, but also the human psychic
constitution. The state of the psyche is directly
dependent on the quantity and quality of the prana
available; thus the intensified absorption of prana
has a positive effect on the psyche. In the homa
atmosphere psychic tensions are set aside. Those who
regularly practice Agnihotra soon experience a
decrease in anger and greed; mood changes are less
vehement and one feels calmer altogether.
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