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Hidden Messages in Water
I got an email from Enio asking me: I would like to know your opinion about Masaru Emoto's "Crystal Water Photos".

First, some background. Masaru Emoto's book The Hidden Messages in Water is currently #66 in sales rank on Amazon. That means A LOT of people are buying it. Here's the blurb from the cover that pretty much explains what Masaru Emoto and his crystal water photos are all about:

The Hidden Messages in Water is an eye-opening theory showing how water is deeply connected to people's individual and collective consciousness. Drawing from his own research, scientific researcher, healer, and popular lecturer Dr. Masaru Emoto describes the ability of water to absorb, hold, and even retransmit human feelings and emotions. Using high-speed photography, he found that crystals formed in frozen water reveal changes when specific, concentrated thoughts are directed toward it. Music, visual images, words written on paper, and photographs also have an impact on the crystal structure. Emoto theorizes that since water has the ability to receive a wide range of frequencies, it can also reflect the universe in this manner. He found that water from clear springs and water exposed to loving words shows brilliant, complex, and colorful snowflake patterns, while polluted water and water exposed to negative thoughts forms incomplete, asymmetrical patterns with dull colors. Emoto believes that since people are 70 percent water, and the Earth is 70 percent water, we can heal our planet and ourselves by consciously expressing love and goodwill.

What do I think of this theory? Well, at the risk of giving off a lot of negative energy that's going to make a whole bunch of water crystals get all bent out of shape, I think it's complete baloney. But then, I'm not very 'open minded' about things like this. So I would think that.
(but I have to add: since when has the earth been 70 percent water? Do they mean the surface of the earth? That might make sense. But the earth itself ain't 70 percent water)
Categories: Photos/Videos, Science
Posted by The Curator on Wed Apr 06, 2005
Comments (123)
I think people are missing the point. It's not about science or water - it's about bettering yourself. The true message or Mr. Emoto's books is positivity and making a positive difference in your own life and the lives of those around you.

The fact that people mock someone for having that viewpoint speaks volumes!!
Posted by K  in  UK  on  Thu Sep 23, 2010  at  08:12 AM
K, we're not mocking Emoto for having a positive attitude. We're criticizing him for making ridiculous claims about the alleged powers of water.

A person CAN extol a positive attitude without making scientifically unsupportable claims about H20.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Fri Sep 24, 2010  at  03:20 AM
Water is one the the greatest conductors of energy,is it not?Then why couldnt water conduct human emotional energy?Science has no way to measure it therefore it does not'exist"!In the 1890 we could not measure high energy particle and waves so whats does that tell you?
Posted by P  in  LOS ANGLES  on  Tue Jul 31, 2012  at  11:29 AM
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