If we study the water supply system of the ancient Romans, we can observe from archaeological remains that when their towns were originally founded great trouble was taken to deliver the necessary water to the place of use in wooden pipes and in conduits of natural stone. It was only later, due to the constant increase in the demand for water as the towns grew, that they hit upon the unfortunate idea of conducting bathing and drinking water in metal channels.
Where the use of wood was discontinued, the choice of suitable material for the pipes was determined by observation of the behaviour of coins of different metals, which were thrown into the springs for ritualistic purposes. The type that best resisted the various influences over the years was selected. According to the nature of the water many metals became thoroughly encrusted, whereas others were almost entirely dissolved. When water is supplied in long, iron water pipes serious material transformations can occur under certain circumstances which cannot be detected with present-day instruments, but which are of crucial importance for the character or the psyche of the water.
It is known that electrolytic processes—energetic processes—are instrumental in the formation of rust. These take place on the internal surface of pipe-walls through the action of carbon dioxide, which evolves as a result of changes in temperature and the presence of oxygen. The carbon dioxide released through the reciprocal effects of heat dissolves the iron in the pipes, in the process of forming ferric bicarbonates. If further quantities of oxygen are added as a result of excessive aeration of the water, then with the simultaneous onset of electrolytic processes the ferric bicarbonate will be converted into hydrated iron oxide (rust). This is precipitated from the water as iron ochre, causing a narrowing of the pipe diameter. In this regard it is to be remembered that the volume of wet iron rust is ten times greater than that of the parent material.
As a direct consequence of these processes a certain quantity of carbonic acid is removed. This was formerly contained in the water as an essential ingredient in the constitution of its psyche. Hence the psyche of the water deteriorates. The transformation processes that take place at certain temperatures and which lead to the formation of iron ochre as an end-product already have artificially pretreated iron as a base material. Whatever natural character the ore lying deep inside the Earth may have possessed is removed as a result of smelting and the admixture of various ingredients. If in the process of forming hydrated iron oxide, solid components accumulate on the inner wall surfaces, then transformation processes take place in conjunction with a negative temperature-gradient. These eventually result in retrogressive transformations and lead to the formation of a new inferior psyche which, in certain measure, appears to be associated with the iron ochre. The water, therefore, has not only lost its high-grade psyche by being conducted in iron pipes, but in addition has become endowed with a pernicious and second-rate psyche.
An especial danger arises through the frequent application of tar to the inner walls of iron water-supply pipes. This is done in order to inhibit the formation of rust. It is a well-known fact in medical science that the extremely volatile products of coal-tar distillation give rise to cancerous diseases in the body, which is why some water-supply authorities have prohibited the use of tarred pipes.
As often happens, water conducted in this manner is also impelled through turbines and physically smashed to pieces by the high rotational velocity of the blades. When it is discharged from the turbines and subsequently mixed with other water, serious damage is inevitably inflicted on the organisms and the surrounding soil to which such water is supplied. This treatment of the Earth’s blood one can roughly equate with blood transfusions where any kind of blood is drawn off, stirred up with a whisk, blended indiscriminately with foreign blood and then injected into the body. A person treated in such fashion can become seriously ill and ultimately insane. The same thing must also happen when water treated in the above fashion is drunk over an extended period of time. The blood will be systematically destroyed. The physical and moral degeneration of those forced to drink such water constantly should indeed provide ample proof of the accuracy of what has been stated above. Even the spread of venereal diseases is above all to be attributed to far-advanced, enfeebled conditions of the blood.
If the abusive debasement of the psyche of water is to be avoided, then it is essential that the material selected for the supply pipe is not only a poor conductor of heat, but is also of a properly-formed organic nature. The capillary is the best model of an ideal waterconduit for the proper conduction and treatment of water in terms of its material composition, internal configuration and associated functions. The most suitable material is good, healthy wood. Artificial stone (such as concrete) on the other hand is almost as unsuitable as metal for the manufacture of conduits, because only materials of natural origin should be used for the conduction of the Earth’s blood. To those who protest that wood is unsuitable for the reticulation system of a city because of its limited durability, it should be pointed out that good, properly-treated wood can actually last far longer than iron.
Circumstances permitting, and apart from any other special treatment, these pipes should be laid and surrounded by sandy, humus free bedding material in order to avoid external destructive influences to which pipes laid in the ground are frequently subjected. The poor thermal conductivity of wooden pipe-walls inhibits influences detrimental to the water’s inner metabolic processes. This considerably weakens dissociations that take place under a negative temperature-gradient and at the same time retains the quality of the flowing water.
The hydraulic efficiency of pipes constructed with wooden staves is actually somewhat greater than that of iron or concrete pipes. The frequently-cited fact that wooden pipelines are cheaper to install should also not be underestimated. In any event, as must be emphasised here, the types of timber currently cultivated by modern forestry are well nigh useless for this purpose: almost without exception today’s artificial plantation forests furnish timbers that possess neither the properties nor the durability of timber grown under natural conditions. It is rare today to find forests in which humanity, as forester, has not interfered destructively. Yet there are still sufficient remote stands of valuable timber untouched by contemporary forestry, to which the greatest attention must be paid if humanity is once more to be supplied with good, healthy water. Once a suitable timber has been selected pipes can then be manufactured which largely correspond to the necessary requirements.
Water can only conserve its pipe system, however, if its inner conformities with natural law are taken into account. These inner conformities prevail if the substances the water secretes, which serve to maintain and build it up, are able to fulfill their respective purposes. It need hardly be emphasised that the quality of the remaining sources of food will inevitably decline with the general deterioration of the water.
The capillaries in animal or vegetable bodies serve for the transport of blood or sap, and for the simultaneous and continuous buildup and maintenance of the capillaries themselves. Hence drinking water supply-pipes must be constructed accordingly, otherwise unwelcome processes will occur which lead to the destruction of the capillaries in the pipe-walls and to unwholesome metabolic processes in the water itself. These subsequently have the most detrimental effect imaginable on the human organism and on other bodies.
We find something akin to this in all waterways. Experience teaches that rivers seldom attack their banks if their inner conformity with natural law has not been disturbed. On the other hand there are no artificial bank-rectification measures that have proved effective long-term, which can withstand the destructive force of water whose natural flow has been impeded. The reasons for this lie in erroneous methods in use today which do not influence the water itself (which is what really matters) but which try to control it by its banks. Similarly it is of supreme importance that the composition of the walls of drinking water-pipes is suited to the natural, inner functions of the conducted substance, otherwise the supply pipes will be destroyed. This would lead to the destruction of the system of blood-vessels in the body and hence to dangerous metabolic disturbances largely responsible for the increase in cancerous diseases.
If the place where a spring is tapped is far removed from the point of use, it is only possible to maintain the character of the water (and then only partially) by taking very specific precautions. In no way can this be achieved with present systems of water reticulation, which are dictated purely by shallow and superficial reasons of profitability and expediency. The only case where slightly more care has been taken in the selection of the pipe material is in the transport of mineral water, wherein the emanations almost leap to the eye. Furthermore in order to satisfy the demand for water, spring water is often supplemented with immature groundwater which still lacks the requisite content of high-grade carbones.
As things now stand, if water warms up on its long journey through pipes, which unfortunately are today made mainly of good thermal conductors, then both carbones and oxygen in the water become more aggressive. The untoward effect of this development is revealed, inter alia, in the characteristic corrosion of turbine blades. The oxygen content enables embryonic bacteria, represented by organic matter in the water, to develop into bacteria proper. Processes identical to those taking place in the water itself must also occur, if such carbon-deficient and oxygen-rich water succeeds in entering the body. Under suitable temperatures it will likewise inaugurate transformation processes in the body’s prescribed substances. These are not body-building processes, but manifestations of decay. Under these circumstances the consumption of such water will become one of the major causes of the scourge of the twentieth century—cancer.