1.Agnihotra and Homa Therapy for Sustainable Living
Ulrich Berk and Bruce Johnson
Our planet is now contaminated with many types of pollution. Pollution of the atmosphere, the soil, and water resources threatens the whole of life on Earth. Pollution is one of the major issues of our time. Traditional knowledge may provide some answers to the crises which we are facing. Homa Therapy, based on traditional Vedic knowledge, is a possible solution. The basis of Homa Therapy is Agnihotra, a small Homa which is done precisely at sunrise and sunset. It is said to remove the toxic conditions from our environment. But first, we need to evaluate the method in terms of modern science. In this article we will: Describe the method suggested. Give an overview of research which has been done on purification of our environment with Agnihotra and Homa Therapy. Give some examples of successful farming experiences. Summarize some scientific results in the field of agriculture and horticulture. Describe a project for rural development, to make villages self-sustainable. Outline future prospects for the youth. Discuss the impact on our health, taking COVID-19 as an example. Keywords: Agnihotra, Homa Therapy, Homa organic farming, Pollution, Environmental crisis, rural development, self-sustainability, COVID-19.