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So, like.. wow

So okay. There's this guy, Masaru Emoto, who wrote this book called The Hidden Messages in Water. And people debate about it, whatever -- I haven't read the book myself, but understand the premise, and it's interesting if true. My understanding is that it basically suggests that water is capable of reacting to thought/emotion, in that it will crystallize in different patterns based on the thoughts/feelings projected into it. They said something about this in What the Bleep Do We Know!?, and that's all I know about it.

It's an interesting idea, anyways, and makes me think of some tests people have run involving replacing morphine with saline solution and diluting pharmaceutical drugs in any amount of water, and showing the same effect. This much is apparently true, as tests have shown, while a lot of people question Emoto's method, and  just plain don't know how to explain these pseudo-placebo effects.

In any case, helen99 decided a while ago to try filling a few bottles (such as those used for holding mead and other alcohols) with water, and labeling them with things such as Love, Joy, and Health. If nothing else, it's good to have some active placebos around, right? She likes to experiment -- so do I.

She'd been doing this test for a while without my knowing about it, and I'm not sure to what effects. But it came up yesterday, and I thought about how horrible my health has been for the past few years, so she decided to lend me the Health bottle she'd been using after filling it with fresh water. This bottle has been used for this a couple of times already, along with the other bottles. Each of them have been washed with soap and water, and refilled with filtered tap water, and then drank from for some time now.

I placed the Health bottle in my room  last night, in a nice cozy little spot on the floor nearby my stack of school books, etc. It's in a nice little place on the floor where I don't go since I'm not back in school yet, and can be left unbothered, but still be visible from the mattress I sleep on, and sit on while using this computer. Placebo effect -- go!

Well, I didn't notice anything when I got up this morning. I had my breakfast, did my quick email check, and run out the door to mechanic shop before work.

Tonight, though, I come home, and after entering my bedroom, notice there is water on the floor. I then notice that there is a large shard of glass sitting next to the Health bottle. It's a pretty clean break, too; just a couple tiny speckles, a long crack in the bottle, and this one, large shard.

We have no idea what caused this to happen. These are sturdy bottles, this is normal water, and it's been filled this way a couple times before along with its companion bottles. There have been no significant temperature shifts or anything, and the other bottles are still fine.

I can't help but be reminded of the fact that I've had issues in the past couple of years with somehow managing to shatter imperial jade without even having to touch it. I am told, too, that one of the prominent metaphysical properties of jade is healing. I understand that traditionally it is considered to represent purity and/or purification.

Tonight, we are trying a fresh bottle with the same label. We filled it up with the same water, but let it sit open for a while, even left some extra space of air at the top, let it sit halfway closed, opened it up again, etc. It's now sitting in my room, and we'll see what, if anything, happens to this one.


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Jan. 18th, 2006 11:04 am (UTC)
I will say that during a time of noteworthy stress, I have had a worrystone shatter from a fall of less than 4 inches.

ANd the day after her hard drive failed, the manaki neko I had given my then-girlfriend to stand watch over her computer fell and broke apart in a notable fashion.
Jan. 18th, 2006 03:26 pm (UTC)
It could very well be that the bottle just absorbed far too much energy and broke, especially if it was labled "Health". Apparently, while I was doing an exercise in emptying negativity into a bowl of watter (this is according to friends), almost shattered it.

If what we know/speculate regarding quantum "stuff" is accurate, and combined with the little fact that we are composed of 98% water, it makes perfect sense that it would/could hold energy, charges - that resonance/entanglement thing. This, of course, would also be why certain stones also have and show this effect.
Jan. 18th, 2006 04:51 pm (UTC)
Ya.. have been thinking about that recently, the fact that we are made of mostly water, it would make sense, if some of these theories are right, that we'd have some sort of resonance with water; the primary chemical of our bodies. A kind of empathic connection, seems like.

Interesting too to think about how people have always thought of water as being something which molds to the shape of those things it comes into contact with. This is natural, considering that if you dunk something into water, the water will simply surround it and seemingly 'adapt' to the object effortlessly.

Yet now we also seem to be seeing that water is capable of other, baser forms of adaptation, by taking on the properties of the things it comes into contact with, creating what could otherwise be described as placebo effects, but apparently with some direct, physical basis, not just a human psychological one.

But who knows.. might not be making a lot of sense here, ee
Jan. 19th, 2006 01:46 am (UTC)
You make sense to me..
Maybe water can adapt to the shape of its spiritual container as well as its physical one. Maybe other substances too - I don't know if anyone has tried this with fine powders or air. Maybe these resonances are the basis of the "placebo effect", i.e., they're not placebos at all ince they've adapted - they have the actual properties of the resonance they're picking up.

Jan. 20th, 2006 09:23 pm (UTC)
I remember seeing the photos in the What the Bleep and finding it fascinating. Let me know how your experiment works for you.
Jan. 20th, 2006 09:35 pm (UTC)
Aa.. I'll be sure and do that? (^*^); Should I track you by your IP address?
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