Dr. Emoto’s experiments with water show the impact of thought on water molecules.
by Frank Joesph
To the astonishment of university-trained skeptics, experiments in Japan have revealed the mystical properties of water. Beginning in the last decade of the 20th century, scientific investigations conducted under controlled conditions in a laboratory setting compared favorably with informal testing carried out by everyday people at home to demonstrate water’s hitherto unsuspected sensitivity to human thought.
The first investigator to suspect this subtle relationship was Masaru Emoto, born in Yokohama, Japan, in 1943. Two years before he was certified as a Doctor of Alternative Medicine by the Open International University in 1992, he established his own research offices specifically to investigate the potential healing qualities of water. His IHM General Institute is a small, professionally staffed facility featuring state-of-the-art instruments, including an American-made magnetic resonance analyzer that accurately measures complimentary magnetic fields between two or more objects and aids in establishing a harmonic balance of energy as a basis for healing.
As part of his study of the therapeutic potential of magnetic resonance, Dr. Emoto was curious to learn if, like snowflakes, no two frozen drops of water were identical. Until he launched his inquiry, scientific studies of water crystals had never been undertaken. But his research did not begin with instant success. Two months of intensive trial-and-error experiments revealed nothing of any significance, until an expert in microscopic photography was engaged by the Institute. Kazuya Ishibashi helped establish a regimen by which images of crystal formation could be obtained and documented.
Representative of what later came to typify the procedure, water was obtained from the base of Japan’s most famous landmark, Mount Fuji. There, precipitation takes 20 years to travel through the great slopes of this dormant volcano, emerging as ground water in a spectacular display. According to hydrologists, more than 100,000 tons of the world’s purest water flows daily through Shiraito-no-Taki Falls. Samples are taken back to the Institute laboratory in sterilized containers, which are gently tapped to “activate” the water.
One-millimeter specimens are withdrawn with a syringe and placed into 50 separate petri dishes. Placed on a tray, they are stored in a deep freezer at –25 degrees centigrade. After three hours, the tips of the samples are examined under a high-power, illuminated microscope in a laboratory with a constant setting of minus five degrees centigrade. As the temperature of the frozen tip rises under the glare of the microscope lamp, a crystal forms, expands to its maximum extent, and melts.
A Challenging Process
The formation process is irregular, and it requires a skilled operator/observer with an excellent sense of timing to properly bring into focus and photograph the process through all its stages of development with either a video or still camera. The task is made all the more difficult by the narrow field of view, confined as it is to a protrusion at the very tip. Water crystals grow three-dimensionally from the center of the core outward, making clear focusing a real challenge. Patience is likewise required. Of the 50 samples examined, only a few crystallize. While these results may be interesting, if not unexpected, further research made some startling discoveries with potentially significant implications.
As Dr. Emoto and his colleagues compared their burgeoning collection of frozen specimens, they learned that tap water mostly failed to produce crystals. In the very few instances where crystals did appear in tap water, they were invariably distorted, incomplete, or asymmetrical. Samples of tap water from Tokyo, Berlin, Rome, Paris, London, New York, San Francisco, and many other cities around the world all failed to crystallize, save in a very few corrupted examples. Only natural fresh springs and distilled water produce crystals, although the stark simplicity of the latter contrast greatly with the ornate designs of the former.
The lack of crystallization in tap water, according to Dr. Emoto, “show[s] that the life forces in that area have been compromised in terms of energy. Anything in tune with Mother Nature manifests as a beautiful, hexagonal structure. Anything that is not, doesn’t. I think that this is the message that water is trying to tell us by using itself as a medium. It’s important for the water around us to produce nothing but beautiful, hexagonal crystals.”
Among the most outstanding crystal formations documented by Dr. Emoto is an example from Lourdes, a sacred site for millions of visitors from around the world, many of them suffering from incurable maladies. The Lourdes’ crystal is unlike the others, in that it is not hexagonal, but unevenly circular, resembling a diamond necklace. What significance this configuration may or may not possess is unknown. In any case, its singular appearance at one of our planet’s foremost places of pilgrimage suggests a profound connection.
Revealingly, the hexagon has had its place in esoteric lore for thousands of years. Hexagrams make up the 64 patterns in a
widely respected Chinese system of divination known as the I Ching, which dates back to more than 3,000 years ago. According to John Lash in The Seeker’s Handbook (NY: Harmony Books, 1990), the hexagram “has been correlated to the genetic code, which also consists of sixty-four unit systems of codons, or chemical units, which transcribed and direct the entire array of life processes.” In his classic Dictionary of Symbols, J. E. Cirlot was prescient in his definition of the hexagon: “…it is a symbol of the human soul as a ‘conjunction’ of consciousness and the unconscious, signified by the intermingling of the triangle (denoting fire) and the inverted triangle (water).”
In discovering the frozen hexagonal crystals, has Dr. Emoto stumbled upon a fundamentally spiritual “conjunction” between water and human DNA? There does seem to be at least some psychic relationship between human consciousness and water, as his experiments suggested.
Expanding his research, Dr. Emoto placed containers of distilled water between the loudspeakers of a CD player and exposed them to recorded performances. “Music is vibration,” he observed. “If we expose water to music, its crystal structure should change.” Distilled water, as mentioned, freezes into simple, unadorned hexagons. But in the presence of so-called “classical” music, the crystals blossomed into flowery shapes. More incredibly, their patterns seemed to suggest the very character of the individual pieces being played.
For example, when favored with the strains of Mozart’s “Kleine Nachtmusik,” the resulting crystals are appropriately delicate and exquisite. (Some of the Mozartian crystals even resemble the lacy attire that was fashionable during the period of composition in the late 18th century.) Entirely different are the blunt, massive crystals formed by Beethoven’s powerful Ninth Symphony, while patterns formed in close proximity to a traditional Japanese folk song look like the cherry blossoms depicted in “Sakura.” Such intriguing correspondences have led some observers to conclude that the water is following the music, responding to the artistic intentions of its composer.
What kind of crystals might be formed in response to acid rock or gangsta rap? Perhaps that is not worth considering. As Dr. Emoto states, “I think that music was created to bring our vibration back to its intrinsic state. For example, after World War II, Japan went through a harsh period, experiencing suffering difficult for its people to bear. That’s what spawned so many positive songs during that time. Each era, each community has a history of its own. It’s human nature to create music that re-adjusts the vibrations distorted by history. That’s why I’m certain that music was a form of healing before it became an art.”
“Thank You, Water!”
Even more amazing were the results of an experiment documented at Dr. Emoto’s Institute on October 5, 2002. Four sets of parents and their children held hands in a circle around two glass containers (A and B) filled with equal volumes of tap water from Tokyo. In unison, they spoke directly to A only: “Thank you, water! We love you.” Immediately following this declaration, they closed their eyes, and attempted to send these words to the same container telepathically. The other vessel (B) was pointedly ignored. Both were subjected to the by now standard procedure followed in earlier experiments.
Glass B, which received no attention from the group, was devoid of any crystal. To the amazement of everyone in the group, the frozen specimen from Glass A sprouted a multi-faceted crystal, the first ever seen in tap water.
Afterwards, several participants admitted they began the test with more skepticism than expectation, and were therefore all the more surprised when the crystal formed before their very eyes. Apparently, their lack of belief in telepathy—to say nothing of its dubious influence on water—did not hinder the outcome of their experiment.
Since that first telepathically-induced specimen appeared three years ago, the process that brought it about has been replicated numerous times in similar circumstances by investigators around the globe with the same results. The implications of this discovery are profound, with ramifications for world health beyond imagining. If our tap water has been despoiled, could mass-telepathic engineering restore its original purity? The human body is composed of three-quarters water. The possibilities for change—both beneficial and harmful—that concentrated thought might have on our physical make-up seem limitless.
The 2002 experiment suggests that the potential for non-invasive healing of a kind far more effective than today’s most sophisticated surgical procedures could be the birthright of every man, woman, and child, a natural legacy forgotten or unrecognized until now.
Inspired by Dr. Emoto’s research, a Japanese mother and her son tried an experiment of their own. They placed equal amounts of cooked rice in two separate glass containers. On one, they taped the Japanese word for “thanks,” ahrigato. On the other they taped baka, or “fool.” Every morning, mother and son spoke out loud to the jars, calling out “Thank you!” to one, and “Fool!” to the other.
Photographs taken over the next 30 days showed a remarkable contrast. At month’s end, the glass container marked and regularly greeted with thanks was still a fluffy golden yellow and entirely edible. It produced a rich, pleasant aroma. The other jar, labeled and accosted as “fool,” had rotted into a revolting mass of black matter that stank of decay.
News of the mother-son experiment quickly spread, and it was soon being repeated in households all over Japan. Hoping to duplicate its success, Dr. Emoto collected vials of distilled water, labeling them with various words and statements, such as “Love,” “I will kill you!,” “Harmony,” “You make me sick!,” “Please,” and so forth. They were written by hand in Japanese, English, French, Chinese, Greek, and Latin, together with several other languages, living and dead.
The results were almost predictable—at once satisfying and disturbing. Containers bearing words of positive input grew crystal formations of intricate beauty, while the negatively labeled vials were either unaffected or contained hideously distorted, grotesque images, sometimes of
anthropomorphic forms twisted into nightmarish shapes.
Water and Life
Dr. Emoto and his fellow investigators continue to pursue their unconventional research at his General Institute. Where it will lead, they refuse to speculate. It seems clear, however, that their numerous experiments have established a subtle, organic relationship between water and man.
As mentioned earlier, three-fourths of our body is water. Perhaps more than coincidentally, that is generally the same surface proportion of the planet on which we live. Dr. Emoto’s work appears to have revealed something of a very fundamental link between our physical being and the world of Mother Earth.
For further information about Dr. Emoto and his books, visit the I.H.M. Co., Ltd., website at www.hado.net as well as the “Project of Love and Thanks to Water” web-page at www.thank-water.net.
Frank Joseph is a regular Fate contributor and editor of Ancient American.