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January 2010
The Ancient Power of Sanskrit Mantra and Ceremony
Blessed Greetings Everyone -
As I write this, the suffering in Haiti is just astonishing.  Any prayer and mantra work we can do will have powerful positive effects.  Even a minute or two is very, very helpful.   We are more powerful than we know, particularly when we work together.
The troubles in Haiti can also remind us just how fortunate we are.  So prayers and mantras said with the attitude of gratitude can help maintain the blessings we all enjoy.  It is good for us as people to be grateful for what we have received and are receiving.  Sometimes in the ebb and flow of life we get so involved in our activities that we temporarily lose sight of how very fortunate we are.
While we are at it, we can offer a prayer or mantra for all those who have lost their jobs. Many have families that depend upon them.   So while we have so much to be grateful for, we must also do what we can for those who are less fortunate.  In the 1970s there was a spirit of, "We are all in this together."  This sentiment seems to have been at least partially replaced with the idea, "Everyone for themselves, and I've got mine."  As spiritual people, I pray we can set the correct moral tone and example.  For my part, I pray for you all at every event, puja, gathering and workshop. I have such great respect for you all and want every good thing to come to you.
I pray God attend your every need and pour forth so much blessing that you will wonder how you have the capacity to receive it all.  Together, we will change the direction of prevailing energies on this planet.  Our earthly home and her inhabitants will receive more Divine energy because of what we can do though our combines efforts.

In Service with Prem,
Namadeva Acharya
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Mantras & The Isaiah Effect
This fascinating set of experiments was sent to me several years ago. I thought would share it with all of you.  Gregg Braden started off as a scientist and engineer, before he began pursuing these larger questions. (The Isaiah Effect: Decoding the Lost Science of Prayer and Prophecy by Gregg Braden)


The first experiment he reported was done by Dr.Vladimir Poponin, a quantum biologist. In this experiment, first a container was emptied (i.e., a vacuum was created within it,) and then the only thing left in it were photons (particles of light.)  They measured the distribution (i.e., the location) of the photons and found they were completely random inside the container.  This was the expected result. Then some DNA was placed inside the container, and the Distribution (location) of the photons was re-measured. This time the photons were LINED UP in an ORDERED way and aligned with the DNA.  In other words the physical DNA had an effect on the nonphysical photons.  After that, the DNA was removed from the container, and the distribution of the photons was re-measured again.  The photons REMAINED ORDERED and lined up where the DNA had been. What are the light particles connected to? Braden says we are forced to accept the possibility that some NEW field of energy, a web of energy, is there and the DNA is communicating with the photons through this energy.  Some call this web prana.

The Gayatri Mantra increases the "connection" among DNA strands through spiritual light. That is why prolonged use of the Gayatri markedly increases intuition, among other things. There is greater access to conscious and energy through both light and prana.


These were experiments done by the military. Leukocytes (white blood cells) were collected for DNA from donors and placed into chambers, so they could be measured for electrical changes. In this experiment, the donor was placed in one room and subjected to "emotional stimulation" consisting of video clips, which generated different emotions in the donor.

The DNA was placed in a different room in the same building. Both the donor and his DNA were monitored, and as the donor exhibited emotional peaks or valleys (measured by electrical responses,) the DNA exhibited the IDENTICAL RESPONSES AT THE EXACT SAME TIME. There was no lag time, no transmission time. The DNA peaks and valleys EXACTLY MATCHED the peaks and valleys of the donor in time. The military wanted to see how far away they could separate the donor from his DNA and still get this effect. They stopped testing after they  separated the DNA and the donor by 50 miles and STILL had the SAME result. No lag time; no transmission time. The DNA and the donor had the same identical responses in time. What can this mean?

Braden says it means that living cells communicate through a previously unrecognized form of energy. This energy is not affected by time  and distance. This is a non-local form of energy, an energy that already exists everywhere, all the time.

The Gayatri Mantra will also be beneficial here, but add to it the Kalachakra Mantra from Tibetan Buddhism, and you have keys that can unlock access to past and future. The ability to do this varies from individual to individual, but the ability in us all is increased by these two mantras.


The third experiment was done by the Institute of Heart Math and the paper that was written about this was titled, Local and Non Local Effects of Coherent Heart Frequencies on Conformational Changes of DNA. (Disregard the title! The info is incredible.)  In this experiment, some human placenta DNA (the most pristine form of DNA) was placed in a container from which they could measure changes in the DNA.  Twenty-eight vials of DNA were given (one each) to 28 trained researchers. Each researcher had been trained how to generate and FEEL feelings, and they each had strong emotions. What was discovered was that the DNA CHANGED ITS SHAPE according to the feelings of the researchers:

1. When the researchers FELT gratitude, love and appreciation, the DNA responded by RELAXING and the strands unwound.  The length of the DNA became longer. 

2. When the researchers FELT anger, fear, frustration, or stress, the DNA responded by TIGHTENING UP.  It became shorter and SWITCHED OFF many of our DNA codes! If you've ever felt "shut down" by negative emotions, now you know why your body was equally shut down too.  The shut down of the DNA codes was reversed, and the codes were switched back on again when feelings of love, joy, gratitude and appreciation were felt by the researchers.  This experiment was later followed up by testing HIV positive patients.  They discovered that feelings of love, gratitude and appreciation created 300,000 TIMES the RESISTANCE to HIV that they had without those feelings.

So here's the answer to what can help you stay well, no matter what dreadful virus or bacteria may be floating around. Stay in feelings of joy, love,  gratitude and appreciation!

These emotional changes went beyond the effects of electro-magnetics. Individuals trained in deep love were able to change the shape of their DNA.  Braden says this illustrates a new recognized form of energy that  connects all of creation. This energy appears to be a TIGHTLY WOVEN WEB that connects all matter.  Essentially we're able to influence this web of creation through our VIBRATION.


What do the results of these experiments have to do with our present situation?  This is the science behind how we can choose a timeline to stay safe, no matter what else is happening.  As Braden explains in The Isaiah Effect, basically time is not just linear (past, present and future,) but it also has depth. The depth of time consists of all the possible prayers and timelines that could ever be prayed or exist.  Essentially, all our prayers have already been answered. We just activate the one we're living through our FEELINGS. THIS is how we create our reality - by choosing it with our feelings. Our feelings are activating the timeline via the web of creation, which connects all of the energy and matter of the Universe.

Remember one of the laws of the Universe is the Law of Attraction:  We attract what we focus on. If you are focused on fearing whatever may come, you are sending a strong message to the Universe to send you whatever you fear. Instead, if you can get yourself into feelings of joy, love, appreciation or gratitude, and  focus on bringing more of that into your life, you are going to avoid the negative stuff automatically. You will be choosing a different TIMELINE with your feelings.  This suggests that we can prevent getting anthrax or any other flu, virus, etc, by staying in these positive feelings, which maintains an incredibly strong immune system. So here's our protection for whatever comes: Find something to be happy about every day, and every hour if possible, moment-to-moment, even if only for a few minutes. This is the easiest and best protection we can have.

Mantras that produce devotion are powerful in clearing all kinds of karmic difficulties. If you are devoted to one of the avatars or to a particular teacher then do the mantra(s) they teach with as much devotion and gratitude that you can. I find that the mantras of Rama are particularly good for generating positive energies and feelings, along with certain Krishna Mantras and the Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya realization mantra.  On a personal note, I have found that the foundation Lakshmi Mantra, Om Shrim Maha Lakshmiyae Namaha, and a Panduranga Mantra - Om Namo Bhagavate Pandurangaya, also generate positive energies.
Kala Chakra, Working through Time:
Om Ha Ksa Ma La Va Ra Yam Swaha

Gayatri, Spiritual light that powers our lives including our Sun:

Om Bhu Om Bhuvaha Om Swaha Om Maha
Om Janaha Om Tapaha Om Satyam
OM Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi
Dhiyo Yonaha Prachodayat
Certified Priests and Pujari

Maheshwara and Sri Savitri Devi, Sanatana Dharma
Satsang Certified Priests, are available for pujas and fire
ceremonies in absentia.  Please click here for further details:  Pujas in absentia.

Mahavir has been certified by Sanatana Dharma Satsang as a Pujari for 7 years.  He is available to do puja in Brooklyn or at your location in New York City area on a donation basis.  He can be reached at

The works of Thomas Ashley-Farrand (Namadeva Acharya) give unprecedented, detailed instruction in how to empower yourself using the techniques of the ancient sages and rishis.  He and Satyabhama have been given the mission by their Gurus Sadguru Sant Keshavadas and Guru Rama Mata to bring these teachings to everyone. 

To that end, he has written and recorded a number of works, and he travels to North America and the UK to teach workshops.  Bi-annually, we lead a Pilgrimage Tour of India's Holy Places, visiting with the Shankaracharayas at Kanchi Math, Guru Mata at Vishwa Shanti Ashram, and doing fire ceremonies in the Himalayas, among the highlights of the trip.
We have founded a religious organization, Sanatana Dharma Satsang, which has opened a Gayatri Temple in Beaverton, Oregon.   Plans are in the works to found temples with residential communities in Oregon, New Mexico, and other locations.  The link to it is in the right column.
These works are offered in a spirit of service.  We sincerely hope that they will further you on your path.
Prem & Shanti,
Satyabhama (Margalo Ashley-Farrand)
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In This Issue
Mantras & The Isaiah Effect
Mantra of the Month
Certified Priests & Pujari
CDs of Ancient Power Volumes
Video Quick Links
Visit with SatGuru Mata at Vishwa Shanti Ashram and Pujas
India Video
India Video HD
The Ancient Power of Sanskrit Mantra and Ceremony
Piercing the Knots-Granthis CD
- A Mantra
& Visualization Meditation to release the Kundalini
Mantra Therapy for Prosperity CD - Help with blocks to prosperity and mantras to bring it in

Ancient Power of Sanskrit Mantra and Ceremony, Volume I & II CDs now recorded and available

Mantra, Path to Spiritual & Material Attainment - a 15-hour workshop on 14 CDs
Rama & Sita Workshop, Co-Starring Hanuman - approx. 15 CDs.
Quick Links
Online Store
Preview of Ganesha Puja from DVD
2010 Schedule of Workshops

We will be doing workshops in the following places:

January - Los Angeles, CA; San Juan, Puerto Rico
February - Portland, OR:  Shiva Ratri-1000 Names of Shiva Puja
March - CANADA: Waterloo, Ont; MA: Boston (Satguru Rama Mata), Kripalu and Keene, NH.

April - 2 workshops in London, England
May - 2 weekends in Kansas City, MO; CANADA: Prince George, BC

June - Portland, OR: workshop 6/11-13; CANADA: Maple Ridge, BC; Portland, OR: Satguru Rama Mata at end of month

2010 information:



Portland, OR
Gayatri Temple
Gayatri Temple Meetup

New Groups
Austin, TX
Contact Sara Minnis at
Centennial, CO
Contact Maheshwara, Certified Priest, at

Kilauea, HI
Contact Anandra George, Certified Mantra Instructor:

Cochrane, Alberta, Canada 
Los Angeles, CA
Jyoti Atma Chanting Group, Contact Jagadamba,  Certified Mantra Instructor, at

Chicago, IL
Contact Mary Huddleston, Certified Mantra Instructor, at

St. Louis, MO
Contact Nita Turnage and Craig Hamby,
Certified Mantra Instructors, at

Western  MA
Contact Bill Barry, Certified Mantra Instructor, at

New Hampshire
Contact Don Campbell and Chris Walsh, Certified Mantra Instructors, at

Ashland, OR
Monthly Puja and Chanting
Contact Sri Savitri Devi, Certified Priest, at
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The Ancient Power of Sanskrit Mantra and Ceremony
 The Ancient Power of Sanskrit Mantra and Ceremony, 2nd. Ed., is now being revised to simplify pronunciation.
As promised some time ago, material to be chanted is being recorded by Namadeva
to be sold in CD sets of 7 or more CDs.
Volume I and Volume II 7-CD sets are now for sale at our online store for $65 each.
Volume III, which will be more than 7 CDs, will be ready in early 2010.