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Circle of healing fires under the ancient oaks trees


Agnihotra is the basis of all the healing Homa fires derived from the ancient science of Ayurveda. It is a process of purifying and restoring nutrients to the atmosphere through a specially prepared fire performed at sunrise and sunset daily. A simple practice, it is considered an antidote to pollution as well as nourishment for the air, soil and water.



Anyone in any walk of life can perform Agnihotra to heal the atmosphere in their own home. Many people experience that Agnihotra reduces stress, leads to greater clarity of thought, helps improve overall health, gives one increased energy, and makes the mind more full of love.



This daily practice helps to neutralize negative energies and reinforce positive energies which in turn helps the person who performs Agnihotra to establish a positive pattern and good habits. This primary Homa fire harmonizes the functioning of Prana (life energy).  

Henry Gregory performing agnihotra fire


The fire is prepared in a small copper pyramid of specific size and shape. Dried cow dung, with ghee (clarified unsalted buter) and brown rice are burned in the pyramid. Exactly at sunrise or sunset Sanskrit mantras are spoken and a small amount of rice and ghee is given to the fire. There is not just energy from the fire; subtle energies are created by the rhythms and mantras.  

Learn Agnihotra

Free classes to learn the practice of Agnihotra can be arranged by contacting

Henry Gregory, PhD at

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Henry Gregory, PhD
Copper pyramid and utensils with agnihotra ash inside

Fire Gatherings in Baltimore

In an effort to bring healing to our challenged communities, BHC members gather once a month at various locations around the city to bring the healing energy from sunset Agnihotra. Contact Embu to see where we will be next!

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