Mind Over Matter - Ice Crystals and Doctor Masuro Emoto

Pure frozen water - a beautiful ice crystal.

Water: one of the most fascinating of all things, and absolutely essential to our wellbeing.
Water: one of the most fascinating of all things, and absolutely essential to our wellbeing.

Welcome to Mind Over Matter - Ice Crystals and Doctor Masuro Emoto.

I’ve just read a book about, among other things, the influence of ‘mind over matter.’ It wasn’t called that, but the implications were there: the way we think changes matter. It especially changes the matter of which our physical bodies are made up. This is because around 70 % of our body mass is made up of water. This amount changes with age, but even in our very old age, it doesn’t get less than 50%. You could say, our physicality is water.

Around 70 percent of our physical body is water.

Sure, the water is held in our muscles, fatty tissue, bones, gristle, blood, et cetera. But it is water: H2O. So how does our mind affect our body in a demonstrable way? Well, there are many ways, of course. But this particular scientific way is that of studying water. In particular water that has been frozen to around minus 5 degrees Celsius (Minus 23 degrees Fahrenheit) for it is at this temperature that water freezes out to make its crystalline shapes.

The Good Doctor himself.

Doctor Masuro Emoto of Japan.   A world renowned scientist.  He studied water for decades.
Doctor Masuro Emoto of Japan. A world renowned scientist. He studied water for decades.

The Window of Opportunity to get a photo doesn't last long.

We’ve seen pictures of snowflakes. Snowflakes are, of course, frozen water. It is said that trillions of snow flakes fall upon the earth each year. It is also claimed that no two snow flakes are ever quite the same. (Let’s not be pedantic, and say, “Ah, but no one has ever looked at all of them,” please...) In the case of the falling snowflake, and that moment when it lands upon something and can be viewed - or photographed- it appears at its most beautiful. That moment doesn’t last long. It quickly blends or melts into its backdrop. The same, apparently, happens to artificially frozen water. The window of opportunity to get that photo doesn’t last long. But it does last long enough, as the photos in this Hub show.

Water Flower.

Even thoughts written on paper can affect water crystals.

Dr. Masuro Emoto of Japan has devoted much of his life to finding out as much as he can about water. He is convinced that our thoughts – even our written thoughts – can have an influence upon water. And this can show up in photographs taken of water crystals. In brief, loving, kind, thankful thoughts begets beautiful crystals: ugly, selfish and hateful faults, and you get distorted, unattractive crystals, or water that fails to crystalize at all.

Toxic Water.

Most tap water from great cities will not crystalize when frozen.  Best results in crystalising beautiful forms comes from pure water.
Most tap water from great cities will not crystalize when frozen. Best results in crystalising beautiful forms comes from pure water.

Quality of water is important, but our thoughts are even more important.

Dr. Emoto is also quite sure that the quality of water has a huge bearing on the sorts of crystals that manifest. Generally, the world’s tap water is not pure enough to form really spectacular and beautiful crystals. Mountain streams, pure at the source, provide the very best. As does water from places such as Antarctica or the glaciers of high mountains.

Pure thoughts brings about purity.

What the good doctor also stresses is that even if our environment is polluted, if we think pure thoughts, we will manifest propitious changes in the water in our bodies. Pure thoughts bring about purity. Purity engenders health. We will purify ourselves with our thoughts. But I’ll say no more. I can’t do justice to all Dr. Emoto’s researches and conclusions in one short Hub.

Enjoy the pictures.

Love and Gratitude

Thoughts of Love and Gratitude radiated at water results in the most beautiful and complex of all water crystals.
Thoughts of Love and Gratitude radiated at water results in the most beautiful and complex of all water crystals.

After Prayer

A water crystal's structure and presentation can actaully be altered by prayer.  Even polluted water can be changed into crystals of beauty.  The power of prayer is real.
A water crystal's structure and presentation can actaully be altered by prayer. Even polluted water can be changed into crystals of beauty. The power of prayer is real.

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pjk_artist 5 years ago from Turkey Point, ON

Nice hub Tom. I'm surprised you didn't mention the other Japanese guy who did some similar experiments by writing "love" on a vile of water to be frozen and "hitler" on another. Similar positive and negative effects on the ice crystals resulted.


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Tusitala Tom 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia Author

Hi, pjk_artist. No, I hadn't heard of that one. However, Dr. Emoto also used words written on the insides of labels stuck on bottles. Positive words like, love and gratitude resulting in beautiful crystals forming from that water when frozen, and negative words resulting in distorted results.


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htodd 5 years ago from United States

Great hubs


walticular 5 years ago

I can't say it ain't so, but I am skeptical that these experiments include good controls. No matter what the "good doctor" is thinking/feeling, there are always other individuals with different attitudes within thinking distance - whatever that might be.


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goego 4 years ago from Loserland

Just read your post from the 27th of October... good stuff mate


Jbog 3 years ago

@walticular the participants in the experiement were monks. They are most disciplined over their emotions.


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Tusitala Tom 3 years ago from Sydney, Australia Author

An apt comment Jbog, as we're informed that anything observed is affected by the observer. Pure observation, as from a monk who has his or her mind under control, will definitely result in a more accurate portrayal of frozen water.

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      PkCharmed 2 years ago

      The person who brought up where they placed hitter written leaned apon the jar of water, this is the guy, get his book. Amazing!

      Remain positive! Even the Bible says give thanks in all, which brings out positive thoughts thereby affecting you physically.

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