“If I took an apartment I had to know someone else living in the building, who could drive me to the hospital when I had an attack.
The attacks often came in the middle of the night, early morning. I would have to be given breathing treatments and shots of epinephrine. I think my asthma was pollution-related.
After two weeks my asthma was completely healed. I have no asthma at all now.”
Bruce Johnson’s Story
Tapovan, Maharashtra, India
In May, 1987 my wife Anne, who has long been a spiritual seeker, went to a house in Sydney where a special fire was being maintained with Mantra and offerings of ghee. She was immediately drawn to this fire and she stayed for the whole night chanting the Mantra. She asked the man who was in charge to teach her about this fire, the Om Tryambakam Yajnya. This man was Jarek, also known as Mr. Poland, who now teaches Agnihotra with his wife, Fran, in Poland.
When she brought all the materials home in order to start practicing in our house I was less than impressed, especially since one of the ingredients is dried cowdung. In Australia it is not a usual custom for people to keep cowdung in their homes. However, she ignored my objections and began to practice Agnihotra at sunrise and sunset each day.
As the days and weeks went by I found myself also being drawn to this small fire. Inevitably I began practicing it and for several months Anne and I would take it in turns, sunrise and sunset. We both became so fond of the fire that we joined forces with Jarek to teach other people about it. After some time we started holding twentyfour-hour Om Tryambakam Yajnyas in our house.
Being a science graduate, I still found this all a bit odd, even though I had begun to thoroughly enjoy the practice.
At that time of my life I had been suffering from bouts of asthma on and off for about twenty years. Especially the winter months would be very troublesome for me. You can imagine my surprise when after a few months it occurred to me that my asthma attacks seemed to be decreasing. I discovered that I could gradually reduce the dosage of allopathic medicine which I used to reduce the discomfort of these attacks. I couldn’t find any reason for this change other than the fact that I was now regularly practicing these fires.
Then I was faced with a dilemma. As none of this accorded with the science I had learned in university I was faced with two choices: either I could ignore and deny this distinct improvement in my physical condition or I could accept the conclusion that practicing Agnihotra and Om Tryambakam Yajnya had resulted in a definite decline in my asthma. I chose the latter option and I have never looked back.
Slowly, as I continued to practice Agnihotra and other Yajnyas, my condition improved until today asthma is ancient history for me. It has been so long since I have had an attack that I cannot remember the last one. I give thanks for the blessings which have come into my life through practice of Agnihotra and the other healing fires. And I give thanks to those who have been my teachers: my wife Anne, my friend Jarek and the Master, Vasant.
Monika Koch’s Story
Moos Bankholzen, Germany
“I knew one old man who had rectal cancer. He had great problems with bleeding and with pain, but doctors didn’t want to operate because of his age.”
“We made Agnihotra ash suppositories for this man and he only applied these suppositories three times a day. The bleeding stopped and the pain subsided. He went back to completely normal life for many years and eventually died of a totally different illness.”
Karen Webb’s Healing
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
“Two days after having a root canal treatment, I woke up before 4 a.m. with a thundering headache, and was nearly unable to open the right eye. In addition to performing Agnihotra twice daily and daily ingestion of Agnihotra healing ash before most meals, I added the recommended dosage of an over-the-counter allergy and sinus medication, thinking I might be having an allergic reaction to mold from working in the basement a lot, packing boxes.”
“This medication didn’t seem to help at all, and I called the dentist’s office, asking for advice, thinking perhaps I might have an infection at the site of the root canal. The dentist suggested I start taking a broad spectrum antibiotic, but this medication didn’t help either. In fact, the vision on the right eye became blurry, and I was seeing double, unable to drive a car. Luckily, my son from Baltimore, MD, came to help me, and he strongly felt I should go to an urgent care facility in Charlottesville.
Being in the city, I was now able to take taxis to drive me to this eye specialist and that one, before being taken to a hospital where an M.R.I (magnetic resonance imagery) confirmed a 2 cm tumor behind the right eye, where the blood vessels and nerves come together. The ophthalmologist was very baffled, and suggested I go for a second opinion, telling me that were she to operate, it was considered major surgery, and she might accidentally do damage to the muscles around the eye and to the optic nerve, causing a loss of vision.
At about this time, I received an invitation to come to Houston, Texas, to participate in 11 days of Rudra Yagnya. While in Houston, I heard from a friend that she had used Agnihotra eye drops successfully to help clear up an eye problem her mother had had, and I decided to start preparing Agnihotra eye drops daily, following the instructions in “HOMA Therapy, The Ancient Science of Healing” by Monika Koch. After making and using these drops, one into the corner of the right eye, and one rubbed into the skin beneath the eye, a recent M.R.I. has now confirmed, the tumor behind the right eye has disappeared.”
Paintings full of suffering and darkness before beginning with the practice of Homa Therapy.
Much more positive and happier paintings after regular practice of Homa Therapy.
Jorge Jaen Herrera’s
Guayaquil, Ecuador, South America
Alcoholism and drug addiction
“I am 47 years old and I have been into drugs and alcohol for more than 22 years, maybe even more than half of my life. I grew up in a marginal area of Guayaquil and I started taking drugs at a very early age.
When I was 25 years old, I started my artistic activities, but I also started drinking alcohol. I managed to stop taking drugs 8 years ago, but I could not stop the drinking. Nobody in my family used to believe in me. They looked for me in the “Extra” newspaper, where they picture the people who have died, like in accidents, prisoners, etc. When I disappeared, they would check with the police, the highway patrol, the morgue, etc. Those were the places where my mother and brothers searched for me and sometimes they found me there.”
“This year, 2008, I met Maria Jose, who asked me to help her in an art competition project. A little later, we visited her parents, Vicky and Fernando Zurita, in Quito, who run a Homa Center. Immediately I began to take Agnihotra ash and we did the first evening Agnihotra fire. My anxiety for alcohol was so big that I wanted to run away and look for a drink. But I took the Agnihotra ash and that removed the anxiety. I was taking 20 glasses of water with Agnihotra ash daily to get relief.”
“One day, I found a closet full with over 100 bottles of alcohol, which the family had received as gifts. I stood trembling with joy and sadness at the same time; joy, of seeing so many untouched bottles of different brands. Immediately the little devil in my mind came up, instigating me to grab one. But right away I took water with Agnihotra ash.”
“I did not know that Maria Jose and her parents were checking me out. I simply closed the door and went to continue my painting. I did not want to talk about it. And again the little devil came. So I went to the closet to grab a bottle, but surprise: It was empty! They had taken all bottles out. I said ‘OK’ and I stayed 2 months doing Agnihotra and lots of Tryambakam in this Homa Center.”
“Homa Therapy has changed my life and my way of thinking, now I want to do good things in life. There are good things to be done and there are good people. I have been doing Homa Therapy for nine months and I feel very happy. I am again united with my family and this is very important for me.”
“When I used to visit a house for the first time, I would look for the bottles immediately. I was pulled by the advertising of alcohol. That would stimulate me to drink; once I took the first drink, I could not stop until the next day. Now, I don’t care for it. Before I used to worry, what would I do with my time if I stopped drinking? I needed something in my hand, a bottle or a glass. Now, I do something more productive, I paint about the changes in my life. I feel as I have not been drinking for many years, but it only has been for 9 months. My friends ask me: ‘You look younger? What happened to you? What is so powerful that changed you? What a great change!'”
“As you can see in the newspaper, I was well known for partying among the artists, poets, writers and musicians in Guayaquil. I had a studio, called ‘El Ojo del Chicharo’, where under the pretext of creating, the artists would gather at 6 in the morning to consume alcohol. Now, I would call it a ‘Center of Doom.'”
“Now, when my friends ask me, if I want to drink, I reply: ‘No, it doesn’t grab me.’ Homa Therapy has given me the strength and confidence to talk to anybody, looking into their eyes. Now everybody opens the doors for me. Recently I was named the director of the art studio, in the Casa de la Cultura (House of Art) of the province of Guayas.”
“Now I get exhibition rooms wherever I want. Before, I had to request them and wait up to two years in order to do an exhibition. Now, in this year alone I have had 3 exhibitions. Homa Therapy has opened the doors of gratitude, it is a Divine blessing. Now my family believes in me.
The parents of my friends request me to help their children, because they see the changes in me. A friend, who was involved in drugs and who recently came out of jail, came to participate in Agnihotra and started taking the Agnihotra ash regularly. Now he is clean and his parents are very grateful to me, even though I tell them that I have not done anything. A musician friend, Pichimbo, who had a stroke and suffered from paralysis on one side of his body, came for 21 days in a row to participate in Agnihotra in my house and he took a lot of Agnihotra ash. For three years he could not play the guitar, now he does. This is really a wonderful testimony. Now, my plan is to do Homa Therapy, Agnihotra and Tryambakam Homa with a group of friends in my art studio.”
Picture: Donna Scott with husband Michael and daughter Karlie
Santa Clarita, California, USA
“I used to live in Virginia. I was very sick with asthma. I went to the top pulmonary specialists at the University of Virginia. They showed me an X-ray of my lungs which were completely black except for a little clear spot the size of a coin.”
“After that I started doing Agnihotra.
Within the first week I stopped taking all my medications for my asthma, my sprays, my steroids.
Then 3 months later I went back to the doctor for another X-ray.
He said: “I don’t know what you did, but your lungs are completely clear and you no longer need any medications.”
I told him about Agnihotra and he said: “I don’t understand it, but it worked.”
Patricia de la Espiella’s Story
Weston, Florida, USA
“I suffered from a vegetable and fruit allergy. When I ate these, my throat closed up. I had this problem for many years. Even a Medical Doctor, Dr. Lama, who is famous here, told my husband Oscar, that the best thing I could do was to buy a gun and kill myself, because there was no way to control this allergy.
Then a friend who saw me with swollen eyes, a realtor, said to me “I’m taking you to Homa Therapy and there you do not have to believe anything. It is not a religion. So I went. I participated in Agnihotra, took the Agnihotra ash and I was cured for 10 years! For 10 years I did not have any problems at all! That was amazing. But then the allergy returned. At that time I met Dr. Mario Chavez and he gave me some Agnihotra ash and said that I had to take it for at least for 21 days.
“Before this time had passed I was in a store where they were cutting a mango and I ate a piece without thinking. But then I got worried and waited for the reaction, which did not come. Then I said I’m going to test if I am healed with a grape and just in case I also put a glass of water and the medication next to it. Then I ate one, two, three grapes and nothing happened. The last test was with watermelon and again nothing happened. Now I also started practicing Agnihotra and I eat anything.”
The whole family is gathered around the Agnihotra fire in the backyard. Patricia also observed that her plants and herbs grow better since she applies Agnihotra ash water.