What is "Living"?

By Patrick Quanten MD

In various articles about the quality of food, soil, water, air, and so on, we have stated that there is a big difference between two identical chemical structures when one is made in a laboratory and the other occurs naturally. That difference we have called: "Being alive." But what exactly is that? And how do we know that they are different in the first place? Do they behave differently? Do they have different properties?

It is basically by observing the behaviour of the substances very carefully that we have come to realise that there must be differences. It is from gathering observational data that we have reached the conclusion that the only way we can explain what we observe, is for us to admit that a naturally occurring molecule or body behaves differently from its exact artificial replica because it is alive. In crude terms, all the cells and molecules within the body are exactly the same the moment just before death and the moment just after, yet in the first instance the body and everything that makes up the body is alive, and in the next, it is dead. What is it that makes the difference? Is there a way we can visualise what the difference might look like?

Well, first of all, we should try and show that there is a difference. It would help enormously if we could "see" that difference.

Water is a common media and very flexible and accessible. This makes it a relatively easy subject to study. Also, man has had a long-standing relationship with water and we are well aware of the life-giving properties that water can hold. Even, so it is believed, Life on earth itself has sprung from water. So, we already have a knowledge of some kind that water plays an essential part in living, whilst on the other hand we know that water can spread diseases. It seems that this is a perfect media to examine the relationship between water and life, and water and death.

Mr Masaru Emoto, a creative and visionary Japanese researcher, has published an important book, The Message from Water. He started from the very premise that water is the very source of all life on this planet. Its quality and integrity are vitally important to all forms of life. The body is very much like a sponge and is composed of trillions of chambers called cells that hold liquid. The quality of our life is directly connected to the quality of the body water.

Water is a very malleable substance. Its physical shape easily adapts to whatever environment is present. But its physical appearance is not the only thing that changes; its molecular shape also changes. The energy or vibrations of the environment will change the molecular shape of water. In this sense water not only has the ability to visually reflect the environment but it also molecularly reflects the environment.

Mr. Emoto has been visually documenting these molecular changes in water by means of his photographic techniques. He freezes droplets of water and then examines them under a dark field microscope that has photographic capabilities. His work clearly demonstrates the diversity of the molecular structure of water and the effect of the environment upon the structure of the water.

Snow has been falling on the earth for more than a few million years. Each snowflake, as we have been told, has a very unique shape and structure. By freezing water and taking a photograph of the structure, as Mr. Emoto has done, you get incredible information about the water.

Mr. Emoto has discovered many fascinating differences in the crystalline structures of water from many different sources and different conditions around the planet. Water from pristine mountain streams and springs show beautifully formed geometric designs in their crystalline patterns. Polluted and toxic water from industrial and populated areas and stagnated water from water pipes and storage dams show definitively distorted and randomly formed crystalline structures.

This is not just interesting by itself, it has far reaching implications. The development of qualitatively high-grade vegetation is dependent upon there being a particular ratio between the quantities and qualities of the basic elements within the formative substance, water. These quantities and qualities generate a particular internal temperature appropriate to each organism in which they are taken up (whether by breathing, through the consumption of food or the direct supply of water) as a result of the interactions occurring during the reciprocal oxidising processes of water molecules and "solvent". A particular inner temperature produces a certain physical form, which in turn generates the special kind of immaterial energy we encounter as character. Hence the old saying "mens sana in corpore sano" (a healthy mind in a healthy body). If the composition of the basic substances should in any way be altered, not only must the metabolic basis for further growth of the body change but so must its spiritual and intellectual growth and further development.

In other words, the way the water looks, reacts, and lives, is the way it is going to "feed" its surroundings or pass on the information to its environment. For example, if the water is highly polluted then the "nourishment" it will give to its surroundings will be toxic. Plants and animals will become ill and may die. More broadly speaking, we can say that no two water sources will be the same. No two springs will produce the same water as the waters have been in contact with, have "matured" and "lived" in different environment of rocks, minerals, light and plants.

Mr Emoto's pictures clearly show different patterns for water from different sources. Spring water from Saijo forms six-sided crystals with elaborately decorated arms extending from a six-sided center, while the six-sided crystal from the spring water of Sanbuichi Yusui has slender arms extending from a round center. Antarctic ice has six small elongated crystals arranged around a round center. Where the elongated crystals meet six butterfly-like crystals extend outward, one at each junction. Water from Lourdes, the pilgrimage resort in the South of France, shows a bracelet of small bright white crystals.

These are in sharp contrast with the pictures of water sampled from other sources where the water is known to have been polluted. Not only is it striking that the crystalline structure has disintegrated but also that there are different patterns for different types of pollution. The pollution of Biwako Lake, the largest lake at the center of Japan, is getting worse and the water pictures a round amorphous ring of dull brownish colour with small individual separate blobs of different sizes on the outside. Then there is the Yodo river, which pours into the bay of Osaka after it has passed through most major cities in Kasai. It's water picture shows nothing more than what can only be described as sludge. It reminds one of a close-up of an oil slick.

Water is among the most mysterious of substances, because it is a compound formed from two gases, yet it is liquid at normal temperatures and pressures. In their studies, Del Giudice and Preparata have demonstrated mathematically that when closely packed together, atoms and molecules exhibit a collective behaviour, forming what they have termed "coherent domains". They are particularly interested in this phenomenon as it occurs in water. In a paper published in Physical Review Letters, Preparata and Del Giudice demonstrated that water molecules create coherent domains, much as a laser does. Light is normally composed of photons of many wavelengths, like colours in a rainbow, but photons in a laser have a high degree of coherence, a high concentration of almost identical wavelengths. The single wavelengths of water molecules that create these coherent domains, appear to become "informed" in the presence of other molecules. They tend to polarise around any charged molecule, store and carry its frequency so that it may be read at a distance. This would mean that water is like a tape recorder, imprinting and carrying information whether the original molecule is still there or not. The shaking of the containers, as is done in homoeopathy, appears to act as a method of speeding up this process.

Again Mr Emoto was able to demonstrate the remarkable ability of water to take on the "energy" of the surrounding field.

Mr. Emoto decided to see what effects music would have on the structuring of water. He placed distilled water between two speakers for several hours and then photographed the crystals that formed after the water was frozen. Beethoven's Pastorale produced a delicate and sparkling six-sided amulet, whilst Bach's Air for the G-string showed a heavier looking, more robust six-sided broach. The Kawaki Folk Dance produced a beautiful white flower. The Tibet Sutra, in contrast, looks like a small ball made up of tiny elongated crystals and the heavy metal music produced a circular ring pattern around what appears as a hole in the middle. The rings are like pencil drawings and there is no visible crystal formation at all.

After seeing water react to different environmental conditions, pollution and music, Mr. Emoto and colleagues decided to see how thoughts and words affected the formation of untreated, distilled, water crystals. Water from the Fujiwara dam looks like the spill-out from a dropped and broken egg, but after prayers have been said, it changes into a fantastic sparkling crystal, not dissimilar from the spring water from Saijo, and reminding us of the sacred monstrance as used in Christian celebrations.

He then proceeded by using words typed onto paper by a word processor and taped on glass bottles overnight. The water was then frozen and photographed. Untreated distilled water looks like some sort of solar eclipse with some radiant flares sticking out of its surface, but with another sun slightly off-center. Love and Affection creates a full robust six-sided crystals around a six-sided central eye. Thank You shows us a large brilliant central eye, surrounded by neatly placed small elongated crystals and tiny butterfly-like extensions on the six meeting points. You make me sick. I will kill you. resulted in no crystal formation whatsoever, but showed a pattern that looked like an old cheese in which organisms had made holes and left tracks.

These photographs show the incredible reflections of water, as alive and highly responsive to every one of our emotions and thoughts. It is quite clear that water easily takes on the vibrations and energy of its environment, whether toxic and polluted or naturally pristine.

So vital is water to the transmission of energy and information that Dr Beneviste's studies actually demonstrated that molecular signals cannot be transmitted in the body unless you do so in the medium of water. In Japan, a physicist called Kunio Yasue of the Research Institute for Information and Science, Notre Dame Seishin University in Okayama, also found that water molecules have some role to play in organising discordant energy into coherent photons.

This suggests that water, as the natural medium of all cells, acts as the essential conductor of a molecule's signature frequency in all biological processes and that water molecules organise themselves to form a pattern on which can be imprinted wave information. Water not only sends the signal but it amplifies it!

Now then, back to where we started from. What do we mean, when we talk about "living food", "living water" and "natural vibration"?

We are, and we live water! So, the quality of our own water, the water that makes up our body, will determine the quality of life the body is having. And more, it will also determine the quality of "mind" the body is having, as demonstrated earlier.

As water has the great capability of absorbing the quality of its environment and making that available to the body, we need to take a careful look at the quality of water that makes up our environment. Water in the soil, in the air, in the plants and animals is of vital importance to our own life. It is not a matter of having "clean" water, as in disease-free, it is a matter of whether or not the water carries "happy" memories or "destructive" ones. What destroys the natural happy memories are all the non-natural influences, and these range from our chemical pollution, to radiation pollution, to sound pollution, to our negative feelings such as hatred, jealousy and envy. The water in our body is as much influenced by the quality of the physical contact (food and drink) as it is by the quality of "air" that surrounds us. Love/hate, encouragement/criticism and confidence/fear changes the water of our body, which is the physical manifestation of the way our environment changes us. The two are inseparable: when you feel bad, the water in your body does not show magnificent crystals; when you are happy, you are filled with the crown jewels.

On top of that, when we destroy the natural vibration of the water in our fruits and vegetables in order to prolong their life span, we almost totally destroy the water's ability to absorb and transmit the life-vibrational energy. In other words, the water becomes dead. It even no longer is capable of absorbing life-diminishing energies, let alone giving out life-enhancing ones. This may initially appear as an improvement, and it certainly is when the only alternative water that is available is disease riddled, but the fact that water no longer brings us new living energy does mean that in the long run we will be unable to replenish our own. The direct result of this is that the body will slowly become diseased as it has no way of re-imprinting a fresh copy of living energy. Recycling works well in an emergency but eventually one has to restock. This of course is no different from a submarine in which the air is recycled, but we all know that eventually you will run out of the stuff, unless you come up for air.

Drinking massive amounts of dead water (bottled and tap) will contribute to your demise.

Food that has lost its naturalness, through the killing of the natural processes within (driven by profit making in the Food Industry), will drain your body's life-energy almost as quickly as eating rotting food.

Absorbing the juice of one piece of fresh unadulterated fruit or vegetable will refresh the body's memory about the format of living energy and keep you alive for a long time.

The secret of "Living" is all in the energy patterns and the only real guide we have to Life is Nature.

April 2004


Patrick Quanten has been a general practitioner since 1983. The combination of medical insight and extensive studies of Complementary Therapies have opened new perspectives on health care, all of which came to fruition when it blended with Yogic and Ayurvedic principles. Patrick gave up his medical licence in November 2001.
Patrick also holds qualifications in Ayurvedic Medicine, Homeopathy, Reiki, Ozon Therapy and Thai Massage. He is an expert on Ear Candling and he is also well-read in the field of other hard sciences. His life's work involves finding similarities between the Ancient Knowledge and modern Western science.

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