Snapshots of Mysterious and Beautiful Images
When I casually browsed the book Messages from Water, I
was struck by the marvelous photographs of hexagonal crystals. Some crystals
were clear and some were hazy, some were intricate and some were simple. The
photographs appeared almost three-dimensional, new and different, and very
pleasing to my eyes.
At the first glance, the photographs appeared to be the masterful work of a
great photographer. However, when one looks closely at the captions of the
photographs, one will see that the photographs are results of a scientific
experiment. They were the snapshots of water crystallization taken under a
microscope by the author
Dr. Masaru Emoto, head of the Hado Institute (IHM
Corporation) in Tokyo, and his research team.
According to what was described by the chief researcher of the experiment,
the following is the procedure used:
While in a laboratory set to –5ºC, an
experimenter takes out a glass container from a refrigerator and quickly
puts it under a microscope which has a camera mounted to it. A drop of water
that has been exposed to a unique mind-intent, or a language, or a form of
music, or a word, or a physical factor is placed in the container, which
becomes frozen and form a small ice hummock. When the light from the
microscope shines on it, it causes the ice to start to melt. At the top of
the ice hummock, a water crystal is quickly formed which can only survive
for a few seconds. The biggest challenge for the experimenters is to focus
the camera rapidly enough to capture the beautiful image.
As we can see, the approach used is quite straightforward. For a given set
of the test environment, the researchers would conduct the same experiment
on approximately ten to a hundred different water samples and then do
statistical analysis on them. The photographs of water crystals shown in the
book are the most representative of the results obtained. In the
experiments, the response of water when exposed to different mind-intents,
languages, forms of music, words, physical factors (such as vibrations,
microwaves, electro-magnetic waves, etc.) and many other factors have been
They are diverse and vivid. The results are so
astonishing and wondrous. For example, water samples taken from a lake after
an earthquake had just occurred were not able to produce crystals at all.
However, after some people said a prayer, the water samples were again able
to produce crystals. In another experiment, when the same word, such as
“wisdom,” was written in different languages and then placed on the labels
of different water sample containers, the water crystals produced had the
same shape and structure. The water taken from containers that had good
words such as “love” and “thank you” placed on them produced marvelously
brilliant crystals, while the water taken from containers with the bad words
such as “hatred” and “demon” on them made extremely horrifying and ugly
Another amazing discovery is that when a piece of ice is just about to melt,
the crystal formed looks the same as the Chinese character for water.
The experiments are enough to make us sigh in wonder and ask ourselves how
little we know about water.
How can water respond to the different
and feelings of humans?
Is it possible that water has sensory functions and
the ability to change according to its environment?
Can water distinguish
good from evil, beauty from ugliness?
If it can, how does it do it?
the real origin of water?
Are there common universal messages that go beyond
words and language?
Life cannot exist without water. If water is able to
sense things, do we need to re-examine our understanding of life all over
How should we use this knowledge to improve the quality of our lives?
Those questions seem to go beyond what the so-called mainstream contemporary
science can answer. With the current notions of science, it is difficult to
explain how it’s possible that emotions, words, prayers and so on can affect
the crystallization of water.
There seems to be ways to improve the experiment. The process of
crystallization is on a microscopic level and disappears in the twinkling of
eye. If the whole crystallization process is shot with a video camera
instead of the several still photographs taken from a camera, the results
would be more convincing. Furthermore, scientists might start to ask
different questions. One question is what kind of transformations are taking
place on a physical and chemical level by those emotions,
mind-intents and so on that can affect water crystallization. Perhaps doing
more research in these areas will allow us to better understand the water
crystal experiments. In turn, it might breakthrough some of the outdated and
rigid mindsets scientists have currently.
However, Dr. Masaru Emoto has no interest in trying to gain more acceptance
from the community of mainstream science since what he has realized from his
experiments has broadened his vision. He wrote on the cover page of the book
Messages from Water:
“Hado (wave) creates words
Words are the vibrations of nature
Therefore beautiful words create beautiful nature
Ugly words create ugly nature
This is the root of the universe”
It is obvious that he has raised the significance of his series of
experiments to a very high level. When I met Dr. Masaru Emoto in Boston last
year, he clearly stated that he had no intention of getting into a debate
with the community of mainstream science. Instead, he wants to disseminate
the knowledge to people in society so that the public and the younger
generations will realize that kind thoughts such as love and thanks can make
changes to water and the environment around us.
Dr. Masaru Emoto is invited to many countries to present his research
discoveries and philosophical thoughts. He acts as a messenger using his
unique perspective to bring forth love in human beings. He has initiated a
global activity called “Expressing Our Love and Thanks to Water.” He hopes
to change the quality of water and purify the Earth’s water resources
through people’s kind intentions. After referring to the mysterious
calendar and prophecy, he has declared July 25th 2003 as the global
commemoration day for this activity.
In fact when people can treat water, the source of life, with
thanks, is it only the water that people will improve? The significance of
the water crystal experiments will transcend the imagination of everyone.