The Secret Life of Water

The Buddhist Channel, April 5, 2006

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- A small adventure beginning with a tiny little water crystal has spread to people all over the world, creating a growing movement. Hearts have been opened, and love, gratitude, and a hope for peace have spilled out, opening the way for a new adventure.

From its arrival on earth to the vast areas it traverses before emptying into the sea, water holds all the knowledge and experience it has acquired. As phenomenal as it may seem, water carries its whole history, just as we carry ours. It carries secrets, too.

In The Secret Life of Water, bestselling author Masaru Emoto guides us along water's remarkable journey through our planet and continues his work to reveal water's secret life to humankind. He shows how we can apply its wisdom to our own lives, and how, by learning to respect and appreciate water, we can better confront the challenges that face the twenty-first century — and rejuvenate the planet.

Masaru Emoto describes how water can absorb, hold, and even retransmit human emotions, and underlined his theory using high-speed photos of frozen water crystals that showed changes when specific, concentrated thoughts were directed toward the water.

Extending this idea, The Secret Life of Water focuses on how prayer can affect water — and more — in a curative way. The book's central goal is to promote peace within the reader and around the world through the use of prayer.

Covering the various aspects of hado, or life energy, it focuses in-depth on hado's "flow" aspect, and on the consequences when human desire, pride, and ideology interfere with "flow."

According to the author, water can act as a mirror reflecting the human heart — and the current water situation is serious. He argues that prayer is the first step toward healing, and documents the power of prayer when people gather together, outlining several experiments in which water has revealed visually how prayer can change the world.

Secret Life of Water, Author: Masaru Emoto, Publisher: Atria (December 27, 2005), 224 pages, ISBN: 074328982X