We Are in Love With the 90 Natural Elements

Vedic science disagrees with modern science about the cause of pollution and the climate crisis.

by Dee Doanes

February 2020

The average person may think that to solve the pollution and climate crisis problem, all you need to do is recycle plastic or buy a more energy-efficient car. When I recently attended a short environmental talk given to a group of well-read children, they echoed what many adults say—recycle goods. The children were participating in the Macon County Junior Commissioner event in Tuskegee, Alabama. This activity was put together for children ages 5-16. Their voices were raised high, excitedly answering intelligently about how to solve the pollution problem. 

But according to Vedic science, the reality is that the many publicized ways of dealing with these problems are not solutions and that what is happening to the planet is much deeper than what most modern scientists are aware of or understand. 

I talked with yogi, Sri Charles of Shanti Villa Institute, an Ayurveda school, farm, and eco-center. He has 45 years’ experience in Ayurveda science and Agnihotra.

Sri Charles says that even though recycling and being efficient with energy will help a little with the problems of the planet’s health that, “modern science is to blame for pollution and the climate crisis. The recipe for life has stayed the same, but man’s actions have not. Scientists who tamper with the natural elements are destroying the world.”

“Modern science is to blame for pollution and the climate crisis. The recipe for life has stayed the same, but man’s actions have not. Scientists who tamper with the natural elements are destroying the world.”

Elements and What Yogis Know About Them

Vedic yogis believe that the elements are made up of atoms and molecules, that these components are the building blocks of life. It’s essential to maintain them without scientists experimenting on how to make new ones.  In Vedic science, only 90 natural elements appear in nature. Man created infusions with natural elements, and now we have several artificial elements in existence. Sri Charles says, “When you’re talking about an element, you’re talking about going to the smallest manifestation of creation. But even the elements themselves, the atoms, they have atoms within atoms.” 

He minces no words when he says that scientists constantly interfere with the foundation of life to the detriment of every living thing on the planet, including humans. There’s a subtlety to creation that can’t be studied properly with the approach that most scientists take. The yogi points out that one scientist who is a notable exception is physicist, John Hagelin.

Sri Charles says, “Most yogis know about the subtlety of creation. When you’re quiet, the vibration slows down, but it speeds up at the same time. When the quietness comes in, you can see things that exist at the smallest of levels. And you can feel the vibration of those things.”

“Most yogis know about the subtlety of creation. When you’re quiet, the vibration slows down, but it speeds up at the same time. When the quietness comes in, you can see things that exist at the smallest of levels. And you can feel the vibration of those things.”

Sri Charles has a serious look on his face as he continues to talk.  Today he’s repairing one of the buildings on his property. He’s wearing jeans and a t-shirt that says, “Save the planet.” He has 13 acres to maintain and its hard work. He picks up a hammer goes inside the building. He identifies the five basic elements, “The five basic elements are earth, wind, fire, water, and ether. Those are the ones that are known to most people. These five basic elements are in everything that exists. From these five elements came life.”

Water, for example, is a major life substance. In nature, moisture must be present to maintain flora and fauna. You have to have water for blood circulation in the body. Water also supports and sustains energy and enzymes in the body. On Earth, you can’t live without water.

What Modern Science Says About Natural and Man-Made Elements

According to the New York University website, “Elements are substances that cannot be separated into simpler substances.” The site further explains, “The smallest particles of matter are called atoms.” And that, “An atom is the smallest particle of an element that has the properties of that element.” 

When I did an internet search to verify the number of natural and artificial elements, I found this information varied depending on which expert I referenced. This differing information could be confusing for a high school student or the average adult with basic science knowledge, or a parent looking for teaching material to use at home, who is researching this information.


I addressed this question about the number of natural elements to Khizar Hayat Khan , who will be graduating with a doctorate in Organic Chemistry from Pakistan’s Punjab University in 2020. In response, he states there are 24 artificial elements. He sent the following information along with a portion of the periodic table (Note: He included links to scientific references):

“In the periodic table,  there are 118 elements discovered so far. Out of 118, 24 are artificially synthesized, and the rest—94 are naturally occurring.”

“Artificially synthesized elements: given elements with their symbol and atomic numbers were synthesized artificially. The remaining elements in the periodic table are naturally occurring.”

Americium Am 95 1944
Bohrium Bh 107 1981
Berkelium Bk 97 1949
Californium Cf 98 1950
Curium Cm 96 1944
Copernicium Cn 112 1996
Dubnium Db 105 1968 (USSR), 1970 (US) *
Darmstadtium Ds 110 1994
Einsteinium Es 99 1952
Flerovium Fl 114 1999
Fermium Fm 100 1952
Hassium Hs 108 1984
Lawrencium Lr 103 1971
Livermorium Lv 116 2000
Moscovium Mc 115 2003
Mendelevium Md 101 1955
Meitnerium Mt 109 1982
Nihonium Nh 113 2003–4
Nobelium No 102 1966
Oganesson Og 118 2002
Rutherfordium Rf 104 1966 s(USSR), 1969 (US) *
Roentgenium Rg 111 1994
Seaborgium Sg 106 1974
Tennessine Ts 117 2010

“Rarely naturally occurring elements: Some of the elements in the periodic table are found rarely in nature, and they are often produced artificially. These elements, with their symbols and atomic numbers, are listed below.”

Technetium Tc 43 1937
Promethium Pm 61 1945
Polonium Po 84 1898
Astatine At 85 1940
Francium Fr 87 1939
Actinium Ac 89 1902
Protactinium Pa 91 1913
Neptunium Np 93 1940
Plutonium Pu 94 1940

United States

(Editor’s Note: some of the information on the various websites we viewed were out of date. Not all websites are included in this article.)

In the United States, the website of Texas-based Angelo State University shows that there are 23 synthetic elements and 90 natural elements. Angelo State’s periodic chart is missing four artificial elements: Nihonium, Moscovium, Tennessine, and Oganesson)

The website of the University of Florida’s Nutrient Management Program shows there are 92 natural elements.

(PBS) Public Broadcasting Service the PBS Learning Media site, which has free, interactive lesson plans for teachers. The National Science Foundation funds the science lesson plans. The periodic chart for grades 6-12 is missing some of the synthetic elements.


The Royal Society of Chemistry, headquartered in London, has an up-to-date periodic chart listed on their website.

Pollution, Technology, and Dangerous Elements

“Pollution affects the elements. Technology has disrupted the elements. Cadmium, barium. When these things infuse, when it’s not done naturally, it can destroy every country on the Earth.”

(Editor’s Note: Requested interviews with several scientists to comment about technology and synthetic elements were declined.)

Sri Charles is adamant that man has done much harm with his pursuit of new technology for the advancement of humankind.  He says, “One of the greatest sciences is called the Vedas. From the Vedas comes this knowledge about the elements.  The Vedas mention natural elements like barium. So anytime these things get infused unnaturally, there’s a chance that you can destroy all life on the planet.”

Sri Charles emphasizes that creating new metals or something similar doesn’t belong in the normal ways that things exist in nature.  He says, “Potassium, nitrogen— when they become fused, it brings about a certain type of gas. And this gas is harmful to children and senior citizens. This gas oozes up from the ground without anyone doing any research on it. This gas is odorless and colorless and can cause explosions. The elements that become dangerous are plutonium and uranium.”   

One such example of what the yogi is talking about is radon. There has been research done on this gas. But according to Bob Rhoads, who had a radon problem with his home, “the housing industry hasn’t changed how and where they build homes and buildings to solve the radon problem.”

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon “is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer.” The EPA also states that, “radon comes from the breakdown of naturally-occurring radioactive elements (such as uranium and thorium) in soils and rocks. As part of the radioactive decay process, radon gas is produced. The gas moves up through the soil to the surface, where it can enter homes, schools, and the workplace through cracks and other holes in the foundation.”

Big Houses Built on Rocks Emit Harmful Radon

Bob Rhoads is a 75-year-old real estate developer with more than 44 years’ experience in the business. In 1980, he and his wife Barbara bought a 4,600 square foot, five-level home from a builder, located near the upscale Indian Hills community in Marietta, GA.

I recently visited their home.  It’s a lovely abode decorated with various artifacts collected from around the world. My eyes twinkle with delight as I look out of the bay window in the living room. The view is breathtaking. The house sits on large rocks that lead down to a beautiful babbling stream 46 feet below. I could have stared out that window for hours mesmerized by the beautiful nature sounds and surroundings.

Rhoads shows me a glittering 18-pound quartz crystal he found near the stream below. He says the beauty of the home is deceiving. According to him, the builder had to sell the house because his wife had breast cancer, and he needed to scale down to take care of her. 

Rhoads typically bought various self-testing kits for his home, he bought one to test his water for contaminants in 1992, and the results were normal. But in 1993, when he purchased and used a self-testing kit for radon, the results showed that his house was two to two and a half times levels above a safe reading.

This same year his wife Barbara was diagnosed with breast cancer. She would face two more occurrences of this disease again in 1999 and 2001. Added to this, Rhoads battled throat cancer in 2003.”

After the self-testing results, he did extensive research on radon and then called a radon mediation company. The company located the problem.  Rhoads says, “Radon fumes were coming up directly from open dirt near the master bedroom crawlspace and leaking directly into the master bedroom. The weight of the house pushing down on the ground caused the rocks to release radon gas under the rocks. Unfortunately, radon seeped into the cracks of the foundation because concrete is porous.” 

An intricate system was used to fix the problem. Rhoads says, “A heavy gauge plastic was used that was so thick I didn’t think they could make a plastic that thick.” They put the plastic on top of the dirt. Then tunneled down under the foundation of the house, and put in piping with holes to the foundation, for venting. This venting hooked up to an exhaust system that goes from the piping to the eves of the roof. And the exhaust fan runs 24 hours a day, every day, and still is running today.  

Rhoads thinks, “The building industry has let greed take over being more responsible to home and commercial buyers.”

He says, “the builder whose wife had breast cancer got it from this house. My wife Barbara got breast cancer from this house too.”  Rhoads doesn’t mention his previous battle with cancer. Instead, he says his wife recently died from cardiac arrest and suffered many years from breast cancer.

He goes on to say, “I wouldn’t recommend buying a residential house or commercial building without having a radon test on the area and the structure itself.  And test results can differ in a year. You can do a test this year and get negative radon results, and then test next year repeat the same test and get a positive radon reading.”

His experience with radon problems is from his house shifting on top of rocks and soil, which caused the radon leak. Driving away from his home, I notice some similarities in houses in the area. They’re built on top of rocks too. I wonder if those families are having health issues also.   


Much of this story is talking about the building blocks of life on this planet. What is it that makes water—water? A rock, a rock? A tree, a tree? And perhaps many people don’t think about nature in this way and will question the essence of nature after reading this story.

As Sri Charles walks through the garden at Shanti Villa Institute, he leans over to inspect some red peppers growing near a fence. He tells me that that there is a recipe of life that must stay intact if the world is to exist in a harmonious way beneficial to all forms of life.  I then asked the yogi the million-dollar question, what is the recipe of life?  

What is the Recipe of Life?

The yogi describes how experimenting with ions and protons shouldn’t take place. He’s been repeatedly saying how life can be destroyed by altering the natural elements throughout my interview. 

Sri Charles says, “Protons are 5 percent positive and 4 percent negative, you have to have those things with ions.  Protons come from the cosmos and atmosphere. The negative ions come from the soil and plant life. Sixty percent of the negative ions come from the plant life—from the leaves—the tips of the leaves.”

That’s a high percentage of negative ions that come from plant life. Genetically modified produce grows almost everywhere worldwide, and I ask him what does that mean overall for the health of people and the planet.  

Sri Charles shakes his head and tells me, “When a GMO is performed, then you don’t know what is being put into the recipe to sustain life as we know it. That’s dangerous. When you’re talking about the elements, you have to talk about that aspect of the elements. GMOs affects everything at the subtlest of levels, including the soil, insects, and animals.”

Sri Charles thinks that one of the things about the elements to consider is the free radicals, and most people don’t know what exactly free radicals are even though they’ve heard about it.   

He explains, “When you’re talking about free radicals, you’re talking about positive and negative protons, but sometimes they create neutrons—something that’s neutral. The scientists have gone so far with their technology they can take a neutral ion and put it with a positive ion. And when they do that, they create something else. Everything is based on vibration. With the positive and negative ions, you have a neutral, negative ion, and it changes the vibration. So sometimes those vibrations coming from radiation create a whole new substance. Once they taste something that man has manifested and put it with a neutral element, now something else is created that’s artificial. If the vibration is different from the natural substance, then it can explode.”      

Sri Charles adds Vedic teaching to something most kids learned in high school science biology class:

“The nitrogen that animals give off is what plants need to grow and survive. The oxygen that the plants give off is what humans and animals need to survive. This process is unbalanced due to man’s tampering with the elements. This continued imbalance between the plant life and humans is dooming this planet to total destruction.”  

Breaking Down Atoms and Restoring Life

He has a continued message of the destruction of the planet if man doesn’t stop messing with the natural order of things. I asked the yogi, how did all of this begin, and how could we possibly change this since what he was saying sounded bad for the Earth. He said that all wasn’t lost for humanity even though scientists opened up a big can of trouble when they started altering atoms.   

He proceeded to give me the low down about what happens when scientists first started manipulating atoms. He says, “When dealing with the elements man found out that the smallest thing that he could come up with was the atoms. Then he began trying to go smaller. When he found out that there was a vibration there that moved at a different pace, that’s when he decided to add some heat to the atoms and see what happened. Then he decided to put the atoms in a cold place to see what happened. Then he tried to split the atoms and see what happens. All these things gave him different results. And some of the results were catastrophic, and some were not.”

One example of a catastrophe with long-lasting effects, was the devastating atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945.  A uranium fission nuclear chain reaction created the bomb. Approximately 166,000 people died immediately or shortly after the bomb was dropped. For the survivors, the radiation generated from the bomb caused an increase in cancer rates and an increase in birth defects.  

The solution is simple to Sri Charles. A certain amount of pollution is caused by altering atoms. He says, “We live in a world where man complicates life with unnecessary experiments with the 90 natural elements.” 

Sri Charles feels that pollution and the climate crisis can be solved if scientists stop trying to outdo nature since nature is already perfect. He urges people to go back to living in sync with the 90 natural elements, and to reset the planet’s cycle with a Vedic technique called Agnihotra.

He says, “There is a solution if man listens to nature. All we have to do is pay attention to the elements and watch what they provide and have to teach us and tell us that we’ve gone too far.”