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The Message From Water
by Masaru Emoto
Spring Water of Saijo,
Hiroshima, Japan

A crystal is a solid substance with orderly configured atoms and molecules. But because snow is formed under a variety of conditions, there are no crystals that have the same face (just like human faces). This book was created by Masaru Emoto, a Japanese scientist who wondered if this is also true of the crystal structures of the various types of water on the earth. Emoto then came up with a theory that when a water molecule crystallizes, pure water becomes pure crystal, but contaminated water may not crystallize as beautifully as pure water.

Sanbu-ichi Yusui Spring Water,
Nagasaka-cho, Kita koma-gun,
Yamanashi, Japan
"Love and Gratitude" in Japanese

Emoto’s encounters with the study of water started when he became acquainted with his friend and colleague, Dr. Lee Lorenzen, the biochemist and developer of "micro-cluster water". Due to their work together, Emoto began his study of the properties of water and how human thought/feeling can influence it.

Using High-speed photography, he found that crystals formed in frozen water reveal changes in the same body of water after specific, concentrated thoughts were directed toward it. Small amounts of water (an 8 oz. glass) as well as large areas of water (such as dams lakes) were used in these experiments and in all cases the water samples reflected a molecular change.

Music and visual images were used to stimulate the water samples. The water was also exposed to words written on paper and photographs placed underneath or around the glass containers to see if these energies had any impact. They did.

His experiments were recorded in this amazing and visually lavish book. It illustrates, as nothing I have seen before, the profound power of sound and thought vibrations on water.

Water from clear unpolluted springs, water that had been blessed or exposed to loving words showed brilliant, often complex and invariably beautiful snowflake patterns, sparkling with brilliant color and luminosity. By contrast, water from chemically treated sources, polluted waters or those exposed to negative thoughtforms, showed incomplete, asymmetrical or semi-amorphous patterns, low reflectivity and dull colors.

The Message from Water was first published in June 1999 in Japan and sold more than 60,000 copies in less than a year. Although there has not been any commercial advertisement outside of Japan, the demand overseas was enormous, and Hado Publishing BV was set up in The Netherlands to meet the demand.

More pictures may be viewed at The book may be ordered via the following website: or from the publisher at: Hado Publishing BV, Prinsenstraat 55, 2316 HK Leiden The Netherlands, tel&fax: +31-71-521-0897, E-mail:

Price: $32.00