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November - January 2011

Satyabhama-2010 India





















Namaste, Divine Brothers and Sisters,


The energies this Fall seem more turbulent than in the early part of this year.  Many people seem to be "cocooning," as it was called in the 1980s or needing to stay home to absorb the changes.  Others are occupying hundreds of cities/towns in the US and abroad.  The people are definitely going through a major shift to a higher vibration, bringing cultural change.  It is extraordinary how loving and peaceful the intentions of the people occupying Wall Street, Spain, and Cairo again, and many other places, while the US police have violently attacked and arrested those who are demanding cultural and economic change.


Not all of us are able to go out and occupy our own town, but we can support the positive change we want to see by our mantra practice.  The Mantra Therapy for Restoration of Dharma and World Peace CD was recorded in 2001 because of my request to Namadeva Acharya to put something together to ameliorate the situation after 9/11/2001.  Just last week, I was reviewing those mantras and observed that among the 11 recorded, 8 of them are specifically to destroy negative energies.  The other 3 are for "moral and legal principles of government enforced for the maintenance of a righteous life, to ameliorate our fears, and for peace.


This year, traveling and teaching Namadeva's workshops has reminded me repeatedly that when the avatars, including Ganesha's 8 Great Incarnations, destroy the demons/rakshas, they use "mantra arrows" or the Sudarshana Chakra, the discus of Vishnu.  All of these destructions of evil are done by vach, speech with a great deal of power.  We have that power collectively by chanting the mantras in the Mantra Therapy for Restoration of Dharma and World Peace CDs. 


I urge you to begin a discipline of chanting these mantras to bring in the positive changes we need as rapidly as possible.  

Mantra Therapy mantras are designed to all be chanted daily, as they have a catalytic effect on each other.  Picking only one or a few will not achieve the goal.


All of us chanting these mantras on a regular basis, not necessarily in a 40-day discipline, will bring the change we want to see!    


Prem & Shanti,




Big Energetic Shifts Bring Big Changes in the Earth, The Governments and Individually.   


As I wrote in my First Quarter Newsletter:


Back in November, Certified Mantra Teacher and astrologer Jill Jardine [] said:  "The big secret in esoteric and cosmological circles is that the much awaited 2012 shifts are already here.  We don't have to wait til the big due date of December 21, 2012.  The galactic transformations are in progress.  We are living in the new time-space continuum, which will become more evident in the coming months.  Between November 3, 2010 - March 9, 2011 we are in a galactic grace period to prepare even more because from March 9, 2011- October 28, 2011, we will feel those new time-space energies in full tilt."


We can see the changes in the past months, especially the Arab Spring and now our American Fall (Occupy Wall Street.)


In her current newsletter, Jill says, "The Full Moon in Scorpio arrives on November 10, preparing us for the big shift on 11/11/11. The global economy will continue to be of pressing concern and in the spotlight. Taurus and Scorpio rule money and thus our economic well-being both personally and collectively. That is why people with planets in Scorpio and Taurus come into this life with money karmas that need to be healed. Once these natives realize that and work on healing it, their lives tend to improve, and thus the lives of those in close contact with them. Sun in Scorpio, moon in Taurus which occurs in late October or early November creates economic fluctuations for the collective. This is a time to heal personal financial woes or limitations and affirm prosperity for the coming year.   Don't rely on external indicators to predict the future of your personal prosperity. Affirm abundance and wealth for yourself, and realize "God is the source of my supply and the God within is the source of my supply and that supply is infinite." Otherwise, you may sink with the ship of limited financial consciousness which is pervasive in the collective right now. Doom and gloom, foreclosure, bankruptcy, job loss and financial (and health) limitation are dominant in the collective right now. Don't align your consciousness to these dying thoughtforms. Scorpio is the time of death and rebirth, so choose to let the outworn die out and welcome the birth of the new.

       11:11:11 is a much awaited date by those of us in the consciousness movement and heralds in a frequency shift both individually and for the whole planet. All of these 1's indicate new beginnings on every level. 1 is always a new cycle and 11 has a connection to Ascended masters. This is a time for us to create new paths, form new thought processes and projects, and align to our personal masters or path of mastery. My guidance has indicated it is like the turning on the light switch breaker which will illuminate the whole house. You can choose how bright or how high you want the bulb wattage and which rooms you want to light up. Do you want a 30 watt, 75 watt or 100 watt bulb in your body-mind consciousness. Do you want the whole house lit up (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies), or just some rooms. If you have any lack in consciousness, you may only want a few rooms lit up, because you are worried about the electric bill. If you want the whole shebang, make sure you can handle the brightness or your circuit will blow a fuse. Some will have their circuit breaker on, and their physical bodies will manifest an illness so that they don't blow a fuse. If you really turn up the brightness, then you will also be forced to see what is hiding out in the corners and have to clean up the dust and grime that the low lights didn't reveal. Some have been hard at work cleaning up those hidden corners, so that they can turn their lights up high. Some (perhaps in the new age movement or fanatical religious types) have thought they were ready for the strong light but ego was in charge and they will need to short circuit to work on these ego, emotional or mental issues. Some have been experiencing major body symptoms, and healing these symptoms as they arise, but perhaps feeling dismayed or overwhelmed by what feels like big health issues. These symptoms are precursors, preparing the body to handle the new frequencies, akin to cleaning a house, before all the lights are turned up when you are ready to entertain the guest, or in this case, the new frequency."  


Mantra work always raises our vibrations and cleans out our karma, but to releast these patterns and keep in good health, it is important after chanting to do pranayama.  You can either do a number of simple alternate-nostril breaths, or you can do the Dr. Wright's Clean Out Technique.  If you are not familiar with this Buddhist pranayama, you can buy the CD on our online store and do it with Namadeva Acharya's guidance.


This year and next year bring exciting changes.  So it is up to us, as Gandhi said, to "Be the change you want to see."    


Mantras of the month:

Mantra Therapy For Restoration Of Dharma And World Peace


1.  Hung Vajra Phat

By the power of will, I invoke the Thunderbolt of my mind.


2.  Om Vajra Sattwa Hum/Hung

Om, I invoke that supreme purifying power of universal mind, repository of all accomplishing and irresistible compassion taught by the great Bodhisattvas, Rimpoches and Rishis.


3.  Om Eim Hrim Klim Chamunda'yae Vicche Namaha

Om and salutations to Her (Chamundi) who is radiant with power and wisdom. I rejoice at her invincibility and victory over evil.


4.  Om Deva Karya Samus'yata'yae Namaha

Om and salutations to the Great Feminine power who is ever engaged in promoting the welfare of the divine ones and destroying the enemies of divine forces.


5.  Om Raksha Sagah'nyae Namaha

Om and salutations to Her who has vowed to come again and again to destroy recurring demonic forces.


6.  Om Chandika'yae Namaha

Om and salutations to Her who is fierce toward despoilers of the world.


7.  Om Avara'yae Namaha

Om and salutations to Her who defeats the ignoble and negative forces.


8.  Om Danda Nitish'tayae Namaha

Om and salutations to Her who is present in the moral and legal principles ofgovernment, enforced for the maintenance of righteous life.


9.   Om Virahaya Namaha

Om and salutations to Him who destroys evil for the protection of Dharma.


10.  Shante Prashante Sarva Bhaya Upasha'mani Swaha

Invoking Supreme Peace, I offer the quality of fear back to its source in the universal formless mind.


11.  Om Shanti Om

Om Peace Om


Mantras for Healing the Earth

Om Vighna Nashanaya Namaha
To relieve energy blockages especially for the Devas that work with the energies of the various species: wind, water, plant, bird, mammal, fish and human.

Om Ucchista Ganapatayei Namaha
To destroy negativity 

Om Vakratundaya Hum
To correct something that is not working properly.

Om Dhumra Ketuve Namaha
To bring difficult circumstances under an umbrella of peace.

Om Gana Dhyakshaya Namaha
To bring healing to a group. In this case, the people harmed by the earthquakes and tsunami. 

Om Kshipra Prasadaya Namaha
 For immediate assistance.

We offer a number of pujas and fire ceremonies which may be done on your behalf for various purposes.  You will find a list of them here:

If you wish to have a puja performed for you, purchase it online, and one of the priests will contact you to make arrangements with you as to which puja or fire ceremony/yajna you want and when. 


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

Bharata/Bill Barry, a Certified Priest who lives in Massachusetts, is available for pujas and yajnas in his area. Please contact him at 

Rajeshwari/Gretchen Carmel is a Certified Priest, living in Keene, NH.  She is available for pujas and yajnas in her area.  Please contact her at

Mahavir has been certified by Sanatana Dharma Satsang as a Pujari for 9 years.  He is available to do pujas or yajnas in Brooklyn or at your location in the New York City area on a donation basis.  He can be reached at

Parvati/Pat Murphy J has been certified by Sanatana Dharma Satsang as a Pujari.  She is available for pujas and yajnas in Los Angeles area.  Please contact her at


The works of Thomas Ashley-Farrand (Namadeva Acharya) (1940-2010) 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 (d. 1997) and Satguru Rama Mata to bring these teachings to everyone.   


To that end, he wrote and recorded a number of works.  He also traveled to North America and the UK to teach workshops, which Satyabhama is now continuing. 

Bi-annually, we lead a Pilgrimage Tour of India's Holy Places, visiting with the Shankaracharayas at Kanchi Math, Vishwa Shanti Ashram (our gurus ashram), and doing fire ceremonies in the Himalayas, among the highlights of the trip. 


We have founded a religious organization, Sanatana Dharma Satsang, (a 501(c)3 nonprofit) 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)
Saraswati Publications, LLC
In This Issue
Big Energetic Shifts
Mantras of the Month
Mantras for Healing the Earth
Certified Priests & Pujaris
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

Mantra Therapy for Restoration of Dharma & Peace

NEW ITEMS Coming soon:
Mantra Therapy for Overeating

Mantra Therapy for Undereating, Anorexia, Bulemia

Mantra Therapy for Deeply Imbedded Habits, Addictions (Alcohol, Drugs, Smoking)         
Price Reduction:   Vital Yoga,
A Sourcebook for Students & Teachers, by Meta Chaya Herschl -

This is a full-color yoga book like no other on the market. Meta Hirschl opens the door to the full vision of yoga with graphics, photographs, and personal stories plus yoga asanas.

Rama & Sita Workshop, Co-Starring Hanuman, a version of the Ramanaya with mantra intensives, including the Bala Ati Bala mantra - 16 CDs.

Ganesha's Abode of Bliss Guided Meditation (CD)


Ancient Power of Sanskrit Mantra and Ceremony, Volumes I, II & III CD-sets now  available separately or bundled with or without the books.   

True Stories of Spiritual Power on Amazon Kindle to download to Kindle, iPod, iPhone, iPad, or your computer

Dr. Wright's Clean Out Technique - guided pranayama for healing and releasing negativity 

Piercing the Knots-Granthis CD - A Mantra & Visualization Meditation to gently release the Kundalini from its home at the base chakra, through the knots and to the crown chakra, then back again.

Gayatri Mantra Meditation -2CDs with the long and short versions of the mantra, an intensive Gayatri Discipline and 1000 Names & Powers of Gayatri on Disk 2.


Mantra Therapy for Prosperity CD

- Help with karmic blocks to prosperity and mantras to bring it in.

Mantra Therapy 
Healing Intensives 1,2 

Disk 1 - Systemic Disorders,

Disk 2 - Mental, Emotional Disorders



Mantra, Path to Spiritual and Material Attainment

- a 15-hour workshop on 14 CDs.  This is a comprehensive overview of Eastern and esoteric cosmology and spirituality with mantra intensive practice.  Click on its name for a complete description.  

Quick Links Online Store 

Preview of Ganesha Puja from DVD
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2011-12 Schedule of Workshops

Satyabhama will be doing workshops in the following places:

December - Austin, TX; Mobile, AL; Tampa, FL    
2011 information:

January 2012 - Los Angeles

March 2012 - Keene, NH

April 2012 - Boston, MA, with Satguru Rama Mata and Sri Muralidhar Pai; London, England

May 2012:  India Pilgrimage - emphasis on Goddess temples
Gayatri Murthi
Gayatri Murthi
  Events at the Gayatri Temple 


Nov. 19 -   

Learn to Chant the Sri Suktam and Lakshmi Puja 


Dec. 22 - 7 pm 

Winter Solstice Planetary Puja    


January 1, 2012 - 2 pm 

New Year's Day Gayatri Celebration  


Click on the Events link above for more information. 



Portland, OR
Gayatri Temple Meetup
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Contact Helen at 


Cochrane, Alberta, Canada 

Los Angeles, CA
Atma Jyoti Chanting Group, Contact Jagadamba,  Certified Mantra Instructor:
Centennial, CO
Contact Maheshwara, Certified Priest: 


Kilauea, HI

Contact Anandra George, Certified Mantra Instructor:

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

St. Louis, MO
Contact Nita Turnage,
Certified Mantra Instructor, at

Western  MA Contact Rev. Bharata/Bill Barry, Certified Priest, at

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

New York-Upstate

Contact Saraswati/Mary-Ann Muth,

Austin, TX
Contact Sara Minnis: 
New Braunfels, TX
Contact Roger Hays at  

Sherman, TX

Listed at Dr. Jennifer Laing's website: