"In 2011, we started working on this place where the farm is now. The soil is very poor. We bought it because we could not find a better place next to a river. Practicing and applying all our knowledge of organic agriculture, we have always tried to improve this dead soil.
When Marco Brutschin (from Germany) came in January this year, he gave us training on biodynamic agriculture and taught us the technique of Agnihotra (photo below on the farm ‘Gavisa’).
He said that Agnihotra could help revitalize the soil, among many other things. As I am a seeker, I have taken the teachings of Marcus seriously. With the arrival of the first rains in March, I have seen an unusual phenomenon:
There were some small spots of insects throughout the farm. I have consulted other farmers since I did not know what that was. One of them told me that these insects are found only in the very fertile soil of mountains or forests and he said that it seemed curious to see them in such infertile land. In five years it is the first time I have seen them around here and I think the Homa fires have played an important role in their appearance.
The practice of Agnihotra also helped me with another problem. Since 2014 I have often dreamt about my own death. As I’ve had premonitory dreams many times, this began to disturb me psychologically.