The message of water
Masaru Emoto, born 1943 in Yokohama, Japan, is the Head of the I.H.M. General
Research Institute. He has undertaken an extensive research into the nature
of water over the last few years. His research has been undertaken from "an
original perspective as a human being, rather than solely with a scientific
eye", as it says in his second book, "The Message of Water".
Topaz has received the author's permission to introduce his extraordinary and
The Danish Nobel prize winner, Niels Bohr, was once seen hanging a horseshoe
above a door in his house. Asked by a friend whether he believed in such things,
his answer was: "No, but I have been told that it works nevertheless."
We all know that there are no two water crystals that are identical. Each has
a hexagonal formation, yet each is as unique and individual as the human finger
words create beautiful crystals"
During a lecture in March 2002 in Bonn, Germany, Mr. Emoto told the audience
that many years ago he began to question why each snow crystal is unique and
whether the crystallisation process could be influenced. He later developed
a technique to photograph water crystals during the process of crystallisation,
and as he studied this he was stunned by what he discovered. He began to recognise
that the crystallising process was directly influenced by projecting different
words or impressions at the water. He saw that words associated with beauty
and fine qualities created beautiful crystals, and words associated with ugliness
warped the normal hexagonal crystallisation process! He and his team then played
music of various kinds to the water, and the pictures again showed very interesting
variations of formations.
"You become what you think about"
Throughout the centuries, philosophers have disagreed upon many diverse matters,
but most have tended to agree on one idea, which is that "you become what
you think about".
If water can be influenced by its environment, then it is able to record its
experience, and it is interesting to consider this in the light of the fact
that more than two thirds of our human body consists of water. It is therefore
logical that the water in our body, within the cells, the blood or the brain,
stores and records the processes and experiences we have, how we think and feel,
almost like a tape-recorder. If this is so, then we must directly determine
our state of health and our body's capability by what we think about and how
we think about it.
As we think, so the brain and other parts radiate fine electromagnetic signals
on a constant basis, and the this may in turn print and influence the blood
that runs through the cells of our brain in every moment of every day.
The Power of Thought and Feeling
Mr Emoto's research clearly demonstrates how the power within thought, language
and sound can even clean and purify water! Perhaps this is one of the original
ideas behind certain religious practices, such as that of using 'holy water'
and the ceremony of baptism? As various scientific researches performed in the
1970s have shown, it is now widely recognised that music can influence the growth
of plants, either in a positive or detrimental way and that in the same way,
music can influence our own wellbeing and brain states. Whilst many people will
remain sceptical about Mr Emoto's research, nevertheless the pictures may cause
us to question the influence that our internal and external environment may
have upon us and may open doors to other associated researches in this area.
We include here a selection of photos from Mr Emoto's fascinating and thought-provoking