Impact of mantra recital on health

Claude Setzer cssetzer at MUM.EDU
Tue May 9 15:02:30 UTC 2000

There is an annotated bibliography of over 500 papers at:

Many of the above papers have charts summarizing findings. The charts are
given at:

The conclusion of these papers is very strongly that
1) It DOES make difference WHAT you do.
2) It does make a difference HOW you do it.

There is also extensive research in progress relating specific recitations
of Vedas and Vedic literature to almost every aspect of human health.

The US government, National Institute of Health, is funding a major research
center for alternative medicine base on this research.

See also, the department of Psychology:

contact Dr. Fred Travis:
ftravis at

You can also see very specific data on success of results (percentage of
relief from various conditions) at the site of "Vedic Vibrations":

Claude Setzer, cssetzer at

----- Original Message -----
From: Surya P. Mittal <spmittal at GIASDL01.VSNL.NET.IN>
Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2000 12:06 AM
Subject: Impact of mantra recital on health

> Is there any research (completed/ongoing) on the impact of
> mantra recital on health -- more specifically the mental
> health, i.e. the psychological/psychiatric problems ?
> Any references (web-sites/print/contact persons) will be
> helpful.
> Thanks in advance,
> Surya P. Mittal

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