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Agnihotra Philiipines Forum (issue 10)

Hello dear friends and Agnihotra partners.  After long incubation time, here is the 10th issue of the Agnihotra Phillipines Forum/newsletter. Hope you will have the chance to read it and give feedback. Maybe even rekindle the interest, esp for those who have, for some reason, set the practice aside. There are some developments which might greatly interest you, as we have somehow entered into a different realm, retracing the ancient roots of Filipino spirituality and its global significance.  Enjoy and hear from you soon!
Warmest regards,
Pam
“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature – J Campbell… and Agnihotra can help in this realignment!!!

Om Tryambakam at home

Recent revelations about agnihotra through the ancient Filipno script:
Above is about Agnihotra mantra body movements and in Filipino version, written in Baibayin.
More revelations below, specifically on what is agnihotra (the meaning may be read in the newsletter below):
 
Agnihotra Philippines Forum 10
October 2012

Hello my dear Agni friends,

Greetings! It has been two years since the last issue (August 2010), and 5 years since my first practice of agnihotra (March 2007). I continue to do the “agni” daily at sunrise and sunset, with occasional Om Tryambakam (a more advanced practice), while a number of practitioners in the country are already doing it more regularly. No one yet in the country, to my knowledge, has set-up resonance points (consist of agnihora pyramids  strategically installed at the outlines of one’s area to further spread or increase the benefits of the “agnihotra power” beyond the usual reach, much like the resonance effect of tuning forks. On the other hand, many who got a pyramid pot have left the practice or are still to actualize their intention of doing agnihotra. Ingredients are limiting to some… but where there is the supply or capacity to get them, there are other reasons… the will still awaits the doing, the push has yet to happen… the interest reawakened… the commitment refueled.

I really hope that we give agnihotra a chance to help us. It is very simple and easy. It is only a ten minute practice each sunrise and sunset. It gives us multifunctional benefits. We do a quantum leap in healing, earth repair, etc. The words of some thinkers and philosophers,  that “Agnihotra and Homa Therapy is our Last Chance”, is now ringing loudly. The year 2012 awaits people who can collectively and quantumly do earth healing. And if we believe that we ought to do our share in the healing movement, agnihotra is a good start; take a look. It is first among the Five-Fold Path… continue reading here.

 

Quantum is Like Magic but is Science

Quantum is like magic. This is how quantum may be introduced, and this would certainly raise brows esp among the skeptics. Let us focus on the non-skeptics… they would certainly say “surely!” or “oh yeah?” While more people are now using the word, or wearing/using some sort of quantum power (as in those scalar pendants, biodiscs, amulets of sorts), quantum is still not common language. If you want an introduction, visit some sites, such as this one…

The Magic of Quantum

 http://www.themagicofquantum.com/forward.php

http://www.themagicofquantum.com/book.php

Here is a favorite chart that I found therein: Quantum Quiz . This may also be found in my article: http://quantum-agri-phils.com/Pseudoscience.pdf

 

Quantum Quiz for the Lay wo-man

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above is very different from the quantum quiz and quantum mechanics and quantum physics which you may want to glance on…

http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=quantum-quiz

http://www.funtrivia.com/trivia-quiz/SciTech/The-Quantum-Quiz-305125.html

What phenomena are there that are in the quantum domain, where a quantum leap (instantaneous- or almost, from small to huge effect, muti-dimensional, wide coverage, etc) may be manifested? Here is a sample…

  • žHimasmo (anti-pasma)
  • žCooking meat with posporo o tinidor/metal to hasten tenderizing
  • žAntidotes to Venomous bite, žDurian smell, žPepper hotness, Stings from hairy plants, Allergies from eating the wrong food, Ashing/peppering of pests
  • Like cures like principle, Homeopathy
  • Anthroposophic medicinežž
  • Cockroach for healing/medicine
  • žBreached babies as healers
  • Cat’s paw for tinik or bone stuck in mouth
  • žWater dowsing
  • žInviting or casting away wind, water/rain, etc
  • žDriving away negative forces with special objects, substances (salt, alum, etc), plants, seeds, words, symbols
  • žSumpa in Bisaya (pangontra in Tagalog)
  • žAnting-anting (protector, amulet)
  • žLumay (gayuma)
  • žBarang (Kulam)
  • žTotho, lawayan
  • žPalina (luop)
  • Sireno (exposing raw egg, kalamansi, etc to treat persistent coughs, etc.
  • žMany many more!!!

Don’t even try to explain it scientifically if your science cannot go beyond the materialisitc  level. One need to invoke the energy and information aspects of what is to be able to provide a gross explanation of phenomena.

Here is a chart presenting  the difference between Quantum and the older Science:

Quantum vs Ordinary Science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The comeback of Scientific Method is a’la Leonardo da Vinci… artist, philosopher, scientist proceeds like this…

™First I shall test by experiment before I proceed farther, because my intention is to consult experience first and then with reasoning show why such experience is bound to operate in such a way. And this is the first true rule by which those who analyse the effects of nature must proceed: and although nature begins with the cause and ends with the experience, we must follow the opposite course, namely begin with the experience, and by means of its investigate the cause.

 

If you get inspired to read something about what is going on out there, here is a book that you may be able to download, by Donald DeGracia:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8694093/Donald-J-DeGracia-Beyond-the-Physical-A-Synthesis-of-Science-and-Occultism-in-Light-of-Fractals-Chaos-and-Quantum-Theory-2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Later… my powerpoint on Quantum Agriculture

Agnihotra at EarthDance Manila 2012

I was invited to give a talk on Agnihotra for Earth Healing at the EarhDance Manila 2012. (Visit  http://www.earthdancemanila.com/  to know more about it) . It was a great event, many got interested in Agnihotra. The energy was also palpable. Sharing with you here my powerpoint presentation, and some photos that I collected through friends’ postings … Soon out will be the next issue of Agnihotra Philippines Forum 10.

Post presentation group photo

Sunset Agnihotra at Earthdance 2012

 

Organic Quantum Food

Organic Quantum Food
My interest in Quantum Agriculture naturally extends to food. To be holistic, we should care about what we eat, and how we eat… Below are my thoughts that further give light to my food interest:
1. Organic food may still be not sustainable… it may still not help improve the lot of the bigger group. It may also just reside in the level of safety and material nourishment. Organic food that are certified or labelled as such are also mostly expensive or imported. There is even a question as to how authentically organic they are.

2. Food is our medicine. “Quantumized” food will effect quantumized healing (see the powerpoint prepared on Quantum Food). There are many who are sick and seek solutions that deal only with symptoms or which exclude transformation in lifestyle and ways of thinking.

3. Quantum food spiritualizes the human being. Only a strong united front of spiritual (conscious) and committed people can change the world. Food impacts on the thinking, feeling and willing-doing. Rudolf Steiner contends that the future of mankind hinges on nutrition and here food with high life force is the key. Such food translates to higher consciousness, to higher discernment, and to and increased or a developed WILL. And is it not that the problem of our society these days is basically lack of consciousness and a lame will power?

4. Food is key in societal transformation. Victor Landa says this: By the Spiritual Food for the New Millennium initiative we are trying to convey that through Biodynamic Agriculture we are feeding the physical and the spiritual bodies of both man and the planet. http://www.schooloflife.org/sfnm/forcesoflife.htm

I wrote an article on ”Quantum Food” for a presentation in the university in 2008 (click here to download). The accompanying “Quantum Organic Food”  presentation (slides in powerpoint) has morphed through the years and may be viewed here. I variously use it to explain what that kind of food that is needed for a quantum leap in societal transformation.

My food journey has been helped by advanced-soul friends and their sharing or talks/seminars which dwell on raw food, organic food, quantumized food, etc. Let me share some with you…

Dr. Susan Balingit (M.D.) was generous and kind to give talks in my classes or events in campus (2006, 2009). Her topic and passion is about “Agriculture, for Wellness or for Illness?” (read here). One could find some reference to her advocacy and practice in the following links:
1) http://www.prrm.org/publications/comhab13/rediscovering.htm Rediscovering indigenous food in Quezon, Palawan
2) http://bosombuddy.org/stay.html Stay Healthy
3) http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/metro/view/20070817-83208/Health_advocates_say_indigenous_food_healthy  Health advocates say indigenous food healthy


Judy Barber (http://judy-barber.com//) has inspired me to deepen my understanding and practice some of her teachings on raw food. A transcription of a workshop session with her on “Raw and Living Food” may be read here.

Ursula Schloer is a friend who continues to shower me with her thoughts and finds about subtle energies. She introduced me to the realm of raw food. My notes during a visit with her and on various talks that she delivered, as well as articles that she wrote, may be read here… the titles of the four articles are:
1. RAW FOOD
2. SIMPLE COCONUT SECRETS
3. SIMPLY RAW
4. ENERGY AND HARMONY SPECTROMETER – PENDULUM – WAVES – FREQUENCIES

I also included here my notes on a session in 2005 with another food and alternative medicine teacher-practitioner, Boy Ortilla (click here to read).

Anthroposophy and the works of its founder, Dr. Rudolf Steiner has given me the backbone and meat of my scientific exploration on food. Here are some articles that could further deepen one’s understanding on matters that relate to food:
1. Problems of Nutrition. A Lecture By Rudolf Steiner. Munich, January 8, 1909 http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/19090108p01.html
2. Nutrition and Health. Lecture I: Nutrition and Health http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/GA/GA0354/19240731p01.html

3. Nutrition and Health. Lecture II: Nutrition and Health http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/GA/GA0354/19240802p01.html

4. Agriculture Course: Lecture 8 http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/Agri1958/19240616p01.html

5. Foundations of Esotericism: Lecture XXX http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/FoundEsoter/19051104p01.html

6. Agriculture Course: Preface BYcEHRENFRIED PFEIFFER, M.D. (HON.) http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/Agri1958/Ag1958_preface.html

7. On the Sheath: Lecture Three: Intestines, Mesentery and Digestion http://wn.rsarchive.org/RelAuthors/KoenigKarl/OntheSheath/19471004p01.html

 

By the way, here is an interesting take by a Steiner on alcohol…http://888spiritualscience.blogspot.com/2007/10/rudolf-steiner-on-alcohol.html

… and a few quotes related to food, nutrition and their link to agriculture, and especially to Spirituality and Food:http://www.schooloflife.org/sfnm/farmers.html
“ The following passage taken from the preface of the book, Agriculture, by Rudolf Steiner is very enlightening concerning the transcendental aspect of properly grown food. A challenging question posed by Ehrenfried Pfeiffer to him was: “How can it happen that the spiritual impulse, and especially the inner schooling, for which you are constantly providing stimulus and guidance bear so little fruit? Why do the people concerned give so little evidence of spiritual experience, in spite of all their efforts? Why, worst of all, is the will for action, for the carrying out of these spiritual impulses so weak?”….. He goes on to say, “I was particularly anxious to get an answer to the question as to how one could build a bridge to active participation and the carrying out of spiritual intentions, without being pulled off the right path by personal ambition, illusions and petty jealousies, for these were the negative qualities Rudolf Steiner had named as the main inner hindrances.” (emphasis added)
Then came the thought-provoking and surprising answer: “THIS IS A PROBLEM OF NUTRITION.”… “NUTRITION AS IT IS TODAY DOES NOT SUPPLY THE STRENGTH NECESSARY FOR MANIFESTING THE SPIRIT IN PHYSICAL LIFE. A BRIDGE CAN NO LONGER BE BUILT FROM THINKING TO WILL AND ACTION. FOOD PLANTS NO LONGER CONTAIN THE FORCES PEOPLE USED FOR THIS.”
Biodynamic farming and ayurvedic farming: http://www.schooloflife.org/sfnm/farmers.html ”THIS IS A PROBLEM OF NUTRITION…” was the astonishing reply that Dr. Rudolf Steiner gave to Ehrenfried Pfeiffer when he asked why is it that your followers to whom you give so much spiritual impulse seem to be having so little spiritual growth. He continues:

“NUTRITION AS IT IS TODAY DOES NOT SUPPLY THE STRENGTH NECESSARY FOR MANIFESTING THE SPIRIT IN PHYSICAL LIFE. A BRIDGE CAN NO LONGER BE BUILT FROM THINKING TO WILL AND ACTION. FOOD PLANTS NO LONGER CONTAIN THE FORCES PEOPLE USED FOR THIS.”
This quote from the inspiring lectures of Dr. Steiner published in the book “Agriculture” speaks very clearly of the role of Biodynamic farming in the process of human and planetary evolution.
The following article is an interpretation of Dr. Steiner’s message to the Biodynamic farmer as seen by one who is totally new to the area of farming and is extremely impressed by the scope and depth of the farmer’s role in a spiritual process.
Dr. Steiner reminds us of the need for meditation. It seems but natural, then, that the farm becomes a learning center for the spiritual truth of man. Victor Landa October 1997

My “quantum food” term includes “spiritual food”. Here are some links on the subject:
http://www.schooloflife.org/sfnm/newspfindex.htm
http://www.schooloflife.org/sfnm/background.htm
http://www.schooloflife.org/sfnm/eating.htm

Why Spiritual Food
Diet being one of the important elements in the practice of yoga, we were led to search for good quality food. The role of the process of growing the food was important to make the choice, which was not difficult once we found the form of agriculture offered by Rudolf Steiner. This form of agriculture not only ensures extraordinary nutritional value from a physical point of view– that means mineral and vitamin content, etc. –but nutritional value from a spiritual perspective, since it includes the integration of positive, subtle cosmic and human forces. Additionally, the farmers practicing this form of agriculture, at the time when we started our search, were joined in a cohesive manner by a common denominator: the teachings of Anthroposophy, a Spiritual Science, as defined by Rudolf Steiner, the founder of this school of thought. The method was not meant to be exclusive; the proof is that nowadays it is practiced all over the world by farmers and individuals that have come to the realization of the great benefits that it brings for humans and the planet as a whole, since its emphasis is on healing the soil. Our admiration was expressed in writing in Biodynamic Farmer: Backbone of a Spiritual (R)evolution, published in 1997. As we approached the organization that groups the farmers in the USA, we found our capacities could contribute to the effort of supporting this form of agriculture, threatened by the commercial “all for profit” tendency increasingly dominating this field of human activity with nefarious consequences for the health of human beings and the planet… That is when A Plan of Action was designed, that gave birth to Spiritual Food for the New Millennium, which represents a commitment to develop a concerted effort to support the movement by offering a venue to facilitate the contact between farmers and users. The potential that this symbiosis had to contribute to bring peace to the planet is described in Peaceful (R)evolution, which details how food grown in this manner, with positive subtle forces, enhances the natural spiritual nature of man in his search for inner peace. This special food, then, is the ideal support for the practice of Yoga that leads us to the attainment of self-realization, or perfect inner peace… Articles published in Pathways magazine report the coming to light of the project. The Spiritual Food for the New Millennium article explains the importance of this form of agriculture. The article “Eating: A Spiritual Practice” explains how food has such an important impact on our process of spiritual growth. Finally “Forces of Life Within You” covers the potential to bring about a societal transformation, by going back to the root of societal organization—“agriculture”—land stewardship, and the responsibility and possibilities that are open to us as human beings endowed with reasoning capacity and free will. It is a clear exposition of what we can do within our means (as ordinary folks, busy with everyday life activities) to bring about a transformation towards the positive… Further work in this area led us to realize that the number of farms that were strictly following Rudolf Steiner’s guidelines could not provide the whole spectrum of food that was needed. Another important step was then taken: to establish a classification system that would allow us to evaluate farms that– while not following strictly, or all of, Rudolf Steiner’s recommendations; or having introduced variations that could mean enhancement; or using alternative approaches, but maintaining the same principles–were still delivering quality produce, preserving the environment, and healing the soil. The result of this was Spiritual Farms. Farm classification gives more detailed information about the procedures used to classify the farms.

On raw food and Steiner
Raw foods contain the sunlight energies that are stored in their tissues through the process of photosynthesis. He believed that the spiritual progress of humanity as a whole would be enhanced by a progressive increase in a vegetarian eating pattern. Conversely, he felt that a meat/flesh eating diet would exert a negative influence regarding an interest in spiritual life. According to Steiner, plants supply us with their store of the outer light of the sun, which stimulates our INNER light during the process of assimilation. The light released by the plant world helps to stimulate, form and maintain our nervous system. In this way, the taking in of plant food makes a cyclic connection of our inner light with the outer light of the solar system and plant world… This is a common belief in the practice of Anthroposophical medicine. Steiner said “Nothing clouds the nervous system when nourishment comes from the plant realm. Humanity can more easily delve into the cosmic interrelationships which take place beyond the constricted limitation of the mundane personality.”… According to Dr. Gabriel Cousens, “A strong solar resonance field promotes the evolution of humanity to reach our full potential as human ‘sun beings’. Light supports evolution, and a lack of photons in our bodies hinders it. Light and consciousness are interconnected. Rudolf Steiner taught that the release of the outer light into our systems stimulates the release of an equal amount of inner light within ourselves. The more we increase our ability to absorb and assimilate light, the more conscious we become. The more we transform ourselves by enhancing our absorption of light, the more we become that light.” ~ Source: Conscious Eating http://www.waldorfhomeschoolers.com/the-problem-of-nutrition-the-praise-of-raw-food

On Biophotons and Food matters
1. Live Food & Biophotons – Gabriel Cousens M.D. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQ9vKyxS4AQ

2. WHAT FOODS ARE HIGH IN BIOPHOTONS?
http://www.livestrong.com/article/550181-what-foods-are-high-in-biophotons/
3. If Your Food Glows, You Will Glow
http://experiencelife.com/survival-of-the-fittest/tag/biophotons/
4. The Live Food Factor: A Comprehensive Guide to the Ultimate Diet for Body, Mind, Spirit & Planet by Susan Schenck, L.Ac., M.T.O.M. (acupuncture and oriental medicine) . Review by Kirt Nieft . Copyright © 2011 by Kirt Nieft. All rights reserved.
http://www.beyondveg.com/nieft-k/rvw/live-food-factor.shtml
5. The Science of Biophotons:
Part 1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCYQHA-nNzI
Part 2- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isE7e0UhMGI&feature=relmfu


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Human Creativity, Mimicking Nature but Not Anti-Nature

Human creativity is  endless…  and it is up to us how to use it. Many solutions to our personal and global problems have been tried. It seems however that we are yet to make these solutions be really sustainable as well as effect a quantum leap! Synthetic Biology is already here. Humans can create organisms that before we thought only God can make. Watch this video. Amazing but true.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKxmqMH4w_A

But there are also other approaches that we may pursue. In the field of chemistry, there is Green Chemistry, Biomimicry, Dissipative Structures and Self-organizing phenomena, etc.  For example…

http://greenchem.uoregon.edu/Pages/WhatIsGreenChemistry.php

http://greenchem.uoregon.edu/Pages/GreenChemGlossary.php

http://biomimicry.net/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_GFq12w5WU&feature=relmfu;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilya_Prigogine#Dissipative_structures_theory

http://www.frontierscience.com/

This creativity may also be brought into art, and later into practical use; into technology. Following video is refreshing… “Kinetic sculptor and artist Theo Jansen builds ‘strandbeests’ from yellow plastic tubing. The graceful creatures evolve over time as Theo adapts their designs to harness the wind more efficiently. They are powered only by the wind and even store some of the wind’s energy in plastic bottle ‘stomachs’ to be used when there is no wind.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSKyHmjyrkA

 

Others on Theo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_eY22R0TWE
http://www.strandbeest.com/film_ted.php

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WAVE OF CHANGE

A new wave of change is here. This wave permeates all aspects of human and earth existence. On the other hand, new knowledge is being revealed and new tools are being developed to answer current challenges: illnesses, pests and diseases, climate changes, calamities, etc. Approaches have been 2-pronged: one hangs on to the old mechanistic reductionist model, the other explores what is beyond that, as well as the fundamental role of human beings in addressing all these challenges in a synthesis way. Einstein’s premise is that we cannot find solution to our problems with approaches that come from the same framework that created the problem in the first place. These solutions must be coming from outside the box. And that outside the box space has been there all along, among ancient practices and teachings, and is now confirmed by the new science of “quantum”.