Masaru Emoto, water and mind
Masaru Emoto was a Japanese author and entrepreneur, who claimed that human consciousness has an effect on the molecular structure of water. Emoto’s conjecture evolved over the years, and his early work explored his theory that water could react to positive thoughts and words, and that polluted water could be cleaned through prayer and positive visualization. Emoto’s work is widely considered to be pseudoscience.
Masaru Emoto believed that water was a “blueprint for our reality” and that emotional “energies” and “vibrations” could change the physical structure of water. Emoto’s water crystal experiments consisted of exposing water in glasses to different words, pictures or music, and then freezing and examining the aesthetic properties of the resulting crystals with microscopic photography. Masaru Emoto made the claim that water exposed to positive speech and thoughts would result in physically pleasing crystals being formed when that water was frozen, and that negative intention would yield “ugly” frozen crystal formations. This phenomenon was not published in any pee reviewed scientific journal and the best quality study Emoto published on the effects of human intention on the structure of water did not yield positive results.
Masaru Emoto claimed that different water sources would produce different crystalline structures when frozen. For example, he claimed that a water sample from a mountain stream when frozen would show structures of beautifully-shaped geometric design, but those structures would be distorted and randomly formed if the sample were taken from a polluted water source. Emoto believed that these changes could be eliminated by exposing water to ultraviolet light or certain electromagnetic waves.
Commentators have criticized Emoto for insufficient experimental controls and for not sharing enough details of his approach with the scientific community. William A. Tiller, another researcher featured in the documentary What The Bleep Do We Know?, states that Emoto’s experiments fall short of proof, since they do not control for other factors in the supercooling of water. In addition, Masaru Emoto has been criticized for designing his experiments in ways that leave them prone to manipulation or human error influencing the findings. Biochemist and Director of Microscopy at University College Cork William Reville wrote, “It is very unlikely that there is any reality behind Emoto’s claims.”Reville noted the lack of scientific publication and pointed out that anyone who could demonstrate such a phenomenon would become immediately famous and probably wealthy.
Any theory that involves a shift in focus from traditional theories will be rejected until it is impossible to maintain the focus largely accepted. The photos attached below are the evidence of Emoto´s research. To accept them or not is a personal matter that will improve our lives anyway. After all, both ends are only opinions.