Saturday, November 28, 2009

Part 2: A Dying Horse gets his Wish

SAF Interpretations are a series of numbers that relate to organs and glands, emotions and conditions. Combinations of these numbers tell the story of syndromes and diseases.

After the infrared scan had been completed, Joe Scogna sort of hesitated when he saw the numbers on the screen, but gave the Interpretation as he saw it not knowing what to expect. But instead of identifying a disease, Joe said, "He doesn't like his work, a 3-4-5 in the core."

He turned to the three for a response.

The woman answered tersely, "We don't work him - he isn't a workhorse. He's a fine thoroughbred!"

Roger cringed. Obviously, this trip was a mistake. Joe didn't know horseflesh.

Undeterred, Joe turned back to the computer screen and continued. "He's lost his zest for living, this 13-17/18," he pointed to the lead numbers in the sequence on the screen. "And the 13-20 up-link shows he is homesick and depressed. Whatever happened, whatever changes were made, this was all very traumatic for the horse and it has upset his hormone balance," he stated matter-of-factly.

After a brief silence, the weight of his words sunk in; both owners began speaking at once. "He's a fine racehorse, a champion we purchased at great expense!"
"We wanted to recoup our money by putting him out to stud, but he's impotent!"
"He isn't interested in mares..."
"He has the best of everything here, the pastures, the feed, the peace and quiet for his retirement years."
"And yet, he is going downhill!"

As the story unfolded, the couple finally understood the messages their horse was sending them. They had taken him from the fast-paced life of the racing circuit where he was tops in his class, away from that energy and vitality, and had moved him to their bucolic country estate where they planned to recover their investment by using him for breeding purposes. But the horse missed the excitement of his old life and job, wasn't interested in the new life they were providing.

"It's right here," said Joe, "the 13-17/18-20 tells us loss of zest, loss of sexual powers. He is depressed about the move and can't perform at his new job, providing offspring."

Mystery solved. The emotional issues beneath the "illness" had been brought to the surface by the SAF chain and the owners decided to make some changes. The stallion would receive more attention and grooming from people, uplifting, parade-type music, flags waving and fanfare.

Last I heard, the horse was doing well, interested in mares, and living up to his potential as a stud.


Humans, you can understand the hidden messages of body, mind and spirit with SAF chain work. What are your stresses? What lifelong patterns are holding you back? Complete the Stress 120 Questionnaire at

Then, it is best to find an SAF Practitioner or Coach to work with.

However, we encourage ALL readers of SAF to learn to read a chain and start taking personal responsibility for your own awareness of health, life, and business. Start Level 1 Training today - it is the SAF Road Map. It includes 5 hours personal work with a practitioner, 5 SAF books, and at least 60 days use of SAF Online  in order to finish the course work.

The Self Awareness Formulas (SAF) is a registered trademark. SAF Online service will provide brief interpretations, plus help you create customized work-ups with essential oils, flower essences, juices, herbs, business solutions, homeopathic remedies, acupuncture meridians to check, Chinese herbs and more.

Friday, November 27, 2009

SAF and the Horse, Part 1

Roger Willoughby-Ray, of Pittsburgh, PA, recounted an experience with Joe Scogna and SAF. Roger was a well-known communications expert and marketing consultant for Francis Health Systems throughout the USA, plus an import/export specialist. He was a radio personality, spoke with a delightful British accent. Being an advocate of computers and self-improvement, he was enthralled with the SAF numbering system; by the mid-1980s he was on the SAF Advisory Board.

Roger had friends in West Virginia with a very ill horse. Several vets had been consulted and none could come up with a diagnosis. The horse hadn't responded to any treatment and it was obvious to all that the animal was dying. He was to be put out of his misery soon and his owners were devastated.

In conversing with Joe about this sad circumstance, Joe assured Roger he could discover the ailment of ANY being, human or animal. "After all," he reasoned, "all living beings possess Life Energy. It is a matter of tapping into that energy to find the blockages. SAF can do this!"

It sounded fantastic to Roger, so, just before they were scheduled to put the horse down, Roger convinced his friends to give SAF a try. They were eager to find the disease and take whatever measures were necessary to save the animal. But they didn't want him to suffer any longer.

Joe flew to Pittsburgh in his airplane, then drove with Roger to the home of his friends. It was a BIG spread, fenced and cross-fenced. It was such a large horse ranch that all four of them drove down a long lane to the stable to examine the dying horse.

The original Apple system Joe used was cumbersome, with dual disk drives, interface cords to and from the Infrared Sensitizer, a heavy monitor and keyboard. There wasn't a tower then, no memory to speak of; the many 5.5-inch floppies contained the "memory" of this system. Finally, locating an electric outlet in the stable and using extension cords, Joe set up the system as Roger regaled his friends about SAF and its ability to find diseases.

Truth be told, Joe didn't know anything about this horse or any horse, or if SAF would even be able to read the energy of the animal. Would the energy translate into symptom patterns as in a human being? But he deftly performed an infrared scan of the horse's head as he had done countless times on humans. The temperature readings fed into his computing system and an image slowly appeared on the computer screen.

"I was totally embarrassed," Roger stated later. "I was expecting a horse head to appear on the computer screen and instead it was the image of a human head! How could I explain this?" He fidgeted as he waited to hear about the disease of this horse. "I could not have anticipated what was to happen next," he said.

Part 2: A Dying Horse gets his Wish

SAF stands for Self Awareness Formulas. SAF is a registered trademark. Visit: for information on books and courses, find your stresses with the Stress 120 Questionnaire and Interpretations at SAFonline (for a fee), or better yet, work with your SAF practitioner.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Discover SAF - Discover Yourself

"He who knows others is wise - he who knows himself is enlightened." -Tao Te Ching
What is S.A.F.? It stands for Self Awareness Formulas.

SAF is an enlightening system of thought, a tool for increasing your self awareness about your life, your health, your business, your emotions, your past.

What can SAF do for you?

  • SAF can tell you what conditions are manifesting in the present time.
  • SAF can find what emotional situations occurred in the past and have led to this present day condition.
  • SAF can tell what conditions are likely to appear in the future (we repeat our patterns!)
SAF will take the mystery out of your symptoms.

Using a special formula, the SAF chain presents a new viewpoint of our problems and traumatic situations, and then something magical happens. When we put "two and two together" we experience a release of energy (an "A-ha!"), a spark of understanding. Our mind becomes more clear.

In the future, you may find yourself in a similar situation (those pesky genetic patterns!) but after working with SAF you'll be able to say, "Wait a minute, this isn't working for me anymore."

It's fun! Its enlightening! With the "secrets" of the SAF project, you'll learn to face your dragons!

What Clients say:
"Holy Cow! I just finished a session. It was like going through 50 psychology sessions and I feel about 10,000 pounds lighter! Thank you!" - BP

"SAF was more personal than I thought it would be. I don't know how it works, but I don't want to stop using this incredible method." -BT

"How did you know that about me? It was uncanny, and oh, so true. Just one run on the questionnaire and my life will never be the same. And this is a good thing!" -KC

"I've made huge strides in my life and my career, bringing me clarity as to the exact direction I should take. This will open me up as a writer. I am delighted to be doing SAF." -FM

Looking for a Practitioner?
Looking for books? Looking for training?
SAF is a collective work of questionnaires and holistic health evaluations, computer programs, books and training materials written by Joseph Scogna.
SAF Online offers basic interpretations of chains for a fee. SAF is a registered trademark.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


SAF is now Online! Learn to create Customized Work-ups with SAF Online and SAF Simplified (see book review below).

The History: We’ve known for many years that the Life Energy Research System and the SAF Computer Programs, written and produced by Joseph R. Scogna Jr. in the early 1980s, must be upgraded. In those middle years, it seemed that every 6 months a completely new operating system hit the market and had to be purchased in order to keep abreast of change. Now the field is overwhelmingly diverse and no one wants to purchase yet another computing system, no matter how effective it is at pinpointing traumatic events and increasing awareness!

The Present: With SAF readers, students, coaches and practitioners in 19 different countries, we made the decision to create an online version. In this way, we can keep the delivery standard, the cost low and reach many more practitioners and students.

What does SAF Online offer?
  • A fast way to process chains
  • Store all client administration and chains by date
  • Standard Interpretations, (Up-Links & Operative Words)
  • Eight exciting new Interpretations – Modality Sorter, Herbs, Colors, Emotion Hazards, Essential Oils, Flower Essences, Juices, and BusinessPro.
  • Access is 24/7 from most modern browsers, from anywhere in the world.
  • Easy on-screen instructions, plus Tour.

Check out and take a Tour of SAF Online! While you’re there, purchase SAF Simplified and start creating customized work-ups for your clients, friends and family.

The Future: We'll be posting articles of interest to SAFers, news about other books and training levels, and updates to SAF Online.

S.A.F. Simplified: Self Awareness Formulas
A Book Review by Rev. William J. Sneck, S.J., Ph.D.
Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth, Wernersville, PA.

I wish that I had known Joseph Scogna! Polymath, Renaissance Man, original thinker, synthetic visionary, compassionate prophet – all these descriptors and more come to mind and heart as one ponders the wisdom in these pages. SAF Simplified is at once: metaphysical cosmology, philosophy of life, ethical system, psychological manifesto, and self-help guide with its 120-item questionnaire.

The author of this review can testify to a tremendously significant personal insight that was gained from the analysis of his answers provided by software and the text.

Balance is the “spirit” and atmosphere that breathes throughout this volume as Scogna moves effortlessly back and forth between discussions of energy from the sun, organic/glandular health and malfunction, psychological strength and mistakes.

Using the simple example of a person who has bought an ice-cream cone and then has suffered a car accident, Scogna analyses the dynamics of stress, trauma, recovery, learning of perspective, counteracting of physical and mental injury, etc. by working out the implications of the interconnectedness of body, mind and spirit.

Scogna humorously describes discomfort and diseases as “dragons,” and thus enlists age-old folkloric dimensions in his prescriptions for health and wise living.

Chapter Five treats “The Organs and Glands, Emotions and Conditions.” Each of the 24 “complexes” (from thymus to lymph but distinguishing brain from mind) is ranked by number.

“SAF uses combinations of these assigned numbers, called chains, to decipher a person’s case state. Particular sequences have specific meaning” (pg. 71). Once detected, the …status can be deprogrammed to a new state of free operation, thereby releasing all injury – past, present, and future. (pg. 73)

The upbeat, hopeful tone of the book and its sweeping inclusion of suggested, healthful advice marks SAF as a major contribution toward wise living. Scogna has authored a masterful body of breakthrough insights and directions for self-understanding and living.
The Stress-120 Questionnaire mentioned is available free of charge at: Use SAF Online and this book for an interpretation of your SAF chain and custom work-up.

Who would be interested in this book:
Required for SAF Training and Certification, Level 1. Stress processors, emotional release workers, addictions counselors, psychologists, biofeedback, SCIO, naturopaths, bio-energetic practitioners, or anyone who wants to understand and change lifelong patterns and create a happier life.