Dr. Masaru Emoto is the author of The Hidden Messages in Water which recounts a series of experiments he conducted regarding his claim that if human speech or thoughts are directed at water droplets before they are frozen, images of the resulting water crystals will be “beautiful” or “ugly” depending upon whether the words or thoughts were positive or negative. These experiments were conducted through prayer, music, or by attaching written words to a container of water, such as a water bottle.
|Left: Water before prayer Right: Water after prayer|
|Left: Biwako Lake (Polluted) Right: Shimanto River (Clean)|
|Words typed: Left: “Adolph Hitler.” Right: “You make me sick, I will kill you.”|
|Words typed: Left: “Love and Appreciation.” Right: “Thank you.”|
The results of these experiments conclude that water stamped with positive energy is considered to be more symmetrical and therefore aesthetically pleasing.
Some may say that this could be the work of biased photographers or biased photo selection by Emoto.
While going to college I completed a class centered on giving sales presentations and so I know the power of manipulating data and marketing.
The Journal of Scientific Exploration did several follow up case studies with varying results. These problems are attributed to the fact that any experiment involving intention, cannot have the results cleanly isolated from the intentions of the invesigators and the participants. (Journal of Scientific Exploration. 4 22: 481–493. 2008.)
Regardless, I’m a firm believer in the power of positive thinking, and I think Emoto’s findings fit in well with the philosophies of Rhonda Byrne’s best-seller, The Secret.
Now, here’s something to think about… The average human body is 60% water.
Are you thinking what I’m thinking?
Pictures of water crystals sourced from: http://www.highexistence.com/water-experiment/
first off, even though i've seen this study before, i always forget about it and am wowwed all over again.
2nd. You = GENIUS!! I'm totally going to stick a post it note on my waterbottle too! (can't write on mine, we have a rotating stock of reusable ones…)