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Suspend Disbelief

Dr. Masaru Emoto -- whose work is featured in the cult film on the spirituality of quantum physics, "What the Bleep Do We Know?" -- is involved in study positing that water can "carry" our emotion, that our thoughts and feelings affect physical reality.

Emoto (interesting name) developed a technique using a powerful microscope in frigid conditions, along with high-speed photography, to photograph newly formed crystals of frozen water samples. He discovered that crystals formed in frozen water reveal changes when specific, concentrated thoughts are directed toward them.

Water from clear springs and water that has been exposed to loving words shows brilliant, complex, and colorful snowflake patterns. In contrast, polluted water, or water exposed to negative thoughts, forms incomplete, asymmetrical patterns with dull colors.

(The illustration of this post is the crystal, "Love and Gratitude.")

By producing different focused intentions through written and spoken words and music and literally presenting it to the same water samples, the water appears to "change its expression." [edit and addition: It isn't that water has emotion. It is that its physicality -- its molecular definition -- can be influenced by human emotion. The theory is that the electrochemistry of our thought processes can influence water's molecular footprint.]

If you haven't seen "What The ..." I hope you will. These thoughts are dealt with in a fascinating manner. Humans and the earth are mostly comprised of water. If you accept that thought can shape crystals made of water -- as you are mostly made of water -- imagine.


Blogger Kyahgirl said...

Great post! My little chemist's heart goes pitter pat when we talk about molecules and such!

Do you know what is really amazing M?
cjblue posted this picture (or one nearly identical) about a year and a half ago on the fragrance board and kept us guessing for ages about what it was. We were all stunned to learn it was a water crystal.
Water is one of the most amazing substances!

7:30 PM

Anonymous neko said...

Wet blanket alert!

A little pronunciation guide. Dr Emoto's name is pronounced eh-mo-to. If it sounded like emotion it would begin with an i. At least I think that's what you were getting at.

At any rate, I'm split on this subject. Half of me wants to be excited. I am a scientist at heart and molocules and theories get my heat pitter pattering. The other half of me wants to scream baloney. Especially because he's Japanese.

I know Japan's cranked out some fantastic work with diodes and blue lasers and other technological wonders. But the scientific papers that come across my desk for editing. Puh-lease! One staunch supporter of Japan's right to whale supported his argument by stating that as whales have a huge apitite for fish and other seafood, if we kill some whales (and eat them) there will be more fish for us to eat. That and these days cults seem more popular than organized religions like Christianity here. Does the Dr. like to hold conferences in romote locations with spiked juice? ;)

8:54 PM

Blogger katiedid said...

I want to see this film simply because people like you keep raving about it. But the physics and metaphysics combination is kind of "meh" to me. Not because I don't see the metaphors and allegories in it, of course. It's just ever since trying to wade through the gobbletygook of Fritjof Capra's The Tao of Physics to get the actually interesting insights was an excercise in mental frustration sometimes.

9:49 PM

Blogger Bela said...

Nice pic. However, I believe in water having emotions as much as I believe it has a memory. Guess how much! LOL!

6:34 AM

Blogger colombina said...

Incredible... I would be very afraid to let him analize water in my house though...especially on certain days of the month :-)

7:38 AM

Anonymous ChristinaH. said...

Ditto on what Bela wrote.

7:48 AM

Blogger AP3 said...

I recently rented "What the Bleep Do We Know"... interesting stuff indeed!

8:37 AM

Blogger the addict said...

What a great post, M! The things that we don't know, or that we're just beginning to know, about the world around us are just fascinating.

9:02 AM

Anonymous janey said...

Is that the same as saying carrots scream when when plucked from the ground? I'd better not tell my friend the vegatarian, she'd not only starve but combined with this probably die of thirst.

Oh and lust is a good thing. And I've never been called cupcake before but as long as it's chocolate I'm ok with it. Smiles and hugs right back at you.

10:12 AM

Blogger WinterWheat said...

One of my dearest friends, a physician, had images of these molecules included in the table centerpieces at her wedding. Sounds weird and new-agey, but it was actually quite moving and beautiful. She's creative and open-minded, which is what I love about her.

11:54 AM

Blogger Caroline said...

There is no need to believe whether something works or not to try it.

Try blessing your water before you drink it or bath - a simple slient quick blessing - won't take much time and if the theory is correct will help. And if not so what?

10:13 AM


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