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Healing Water for Human, Beast and Soil

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Submitted by Viktor Schauberger on Sun, 03/16/2014 - 17:08

As long as humanity refrained from interfering with Nature’s interdependent organic functions, and as long as Mother Earth could still supply her blood—water—to the vegetable kingdom in a healthy condition, there was no necessity to contemplate how wholesome water could be produced artificially in the same way that it is naturally constituted inside the Earth.

Today, where almost all healthy springs have either dried up, or the water has already been intercepted at its source and delivered to urban areas in wrongly-constructed water-mains, the soil and the entire animal kingdom have to rely on worn out, stale and consequently diseased water. Even quite immature water (full of inferior, less complex substances, and torn from the womb of the Earth), or health-endangering surface water (sterilised with chemical additives) must be supplied for human use. It is therefore high time that we discover ways and means of protecting human, beast and soil from the decay that must legitimately follow if the Earth dies of thirst—as a result of the internal decomposition of water arising from current economic measures and industrial practices.

Nature alone can and should be our Great Teacher. If we wish to regain our spiritual and physical health, we should not simply rely on secondary mechanical or hydraulic phenomena. As a first priority we must see to it that sublime conformities with natural law are thoroughly investigated—conformities which govern the ways in which Mother Earth prepares her life-giving fluid and the means she uses to conduct it to the point-of-use. Once we have unveiled this secret, if we faithfully copy what has been tried and tested over millions of years, then we are on the right track. Only then can we intervene analogously in Nature’s vital functions and harvest an over-abundance of the best and most noble fruits that Mother Earth has created and maintained in countless varieties with the aid of healthy blood. In order to penetrate the great mystery surrounding the origin of all life, we must take an interest not only in our living space, but in the ‘above and below’, in which water pursues its eternal cycle in obedience to a great and immutable law.

It may be impossible for us to observe the wonderful processes in crystal-clear water with our eyes, and likewise impossible for us to accompany water on its mysterious path above and below the Earth. Nevertheless an indirect, inductive way still lies open to us to research those things we cannot see but which we absolutely must know about, if we wish to remain healthy and hence to serve the purpose of life: continuous creation.

Up to now all that humanity has ever done has been to commit crimes against Mother Earth. In so doing not only do we inflict grievous injury on ourselves but also on the natural environment. With endless patience she has passively suffered humanity’s interference and intrusions, motivated by greed, avarice and ignorance. However as a result of continuous ransacking and thorough ventilation of the Earth, inner decomposition of her blood is taking place and with it the dying of the soil that feeds us. Not only have pumps been attached to the inner circulation of water, wrenching it prematurely from the Earth’s womb, but also the water flowing over the Earth’s surface has been ruined through senseless regulation of water-courses. As if this were not enough, we also cut down Mother Earth’s forest or destroy it organically, and now our own head is finally on the chopping block. This had to happen in order to bring humanity to its senses and to the understanding that nothing in this world goes unpunished. Ultimately every foolish interference with Life’s wondrous workings—Nature—must exact its vengeance on humanity itself.

The fable of a former paradise is no figment of the imagination. Although our ancestors may indeed have been engaged in a constant struggle for survival, their lives were still relatively carefree by comparison with the present era. But what will it look like after a further generation, if it continues to go downhill at its present rate? What future will our children have to face if no way can be found to stem this dreadful, festering tide? Today we are already confronted by events that must shake every thinking person to the very core of their being. What purpose is served by continuous self-deception or by deluding ourselves in the foolish hope that somehow things will improve by themselves? If we wish to make life enjoyable and beautiful again, then we must apply the lever where life begins. The origin of life—the ur-substance—is water, which is the guardian of the secret of all becoming and evolution. This secret will only be unveiled once we have come to understand the innermost nature of water.

In exactly the same way that a ripe apple falls to Earth from the tree, water rises out of the Earth of its own accord when it is mature. It matures when it has so transformed itself internally that it can and must take leave of Mother Earth by overcoming its own physical weight.

While correct methods of spring-capture cannot be addressed in great detail here, reference should nevertheless be made to the skills of the ancients. These skills were either lost or had to yield to worse practices. Where possible, the Romans tapped their springs in such a way that at a certain height above the mouth of the spring they placed a cover in the form of a thick stone slab, carefully leveled and smoothed, on the sloping face of natural rock. Having been completely sealed all around the perimeter with driven wedges, a hole was then cut in the stone slab into which the outlet pipe was inserted and secured, so that no entry of air was possible. In spite of and because of their simplicity, all methods of spring-capture in those days were more mindful of the nature of water than contemporary systems. Apart from other serious errors, contemporary systems have also frequently destroyed the conditions of water circulation and metabolism between the spring and its surroundings, principally by over-extensive building works and by disturbances in the vicinity of the spring caused by the use of lime, cement and metal pipe-fittings.

With regard to the actual choice of material for water pipes, where wood was not used, the metals of coins ritually cast into springs were observed for a number of years, and those most resistant were selected for the conduction of the water. Depending on the nature of the water, many of the offertory metals became thoroughly encrusted and thus unacceptable to the respective deity, whereas others were almost entirely eaten away—a sign not only that water can easily decompose metals, but also that every cult has its more profound meaning.

The following statements should not be taken as a recipe for the production of healthy water. It should only be stated here that even in this area a thinking person can make good the sins of his or her ancestors, and is capable of producing good, healthy water in the same way that the Earth does.

It is quite obvious to us that a mighty tree can ultimately develop from a healthy seed planted in the earth. It is thus equally understandable that only ripe and healthy water can produce healthy fruits. In the same manner that a seed in the moist earth requires heat and cold, light and shade, and the energies associated with them, exactly the same applies to water. Water has an equal need of these opposites in order to build itself up and reconstitute itself internally. The very reason water wends its long way through the universe is to maintain and gather these opposites. In every drop of water dwells a world of possibilities. Even the Divine has Its abode in every drop of water. If we destroy water, if we remove it from its cradle of the forest, then we stupidly rob ourselves of our most prized possession—our health. With it we lose our place of birth—our habitat—as well. As restless as water which has been wrested of its soul, we too must once more take to the road. Wherever we alight, decomposition, unrest, ruin, poverty and privation soon begins.

However, if our work is to become a blessing instead of a curse, then we must content ourselves with living off the interest and the superabundant, ripened products of the Earth’s capital. We must never live off the substance of the Earth directly. Water supplies this interest in such a valuable form that we could do without all the rest and live off her surplus alone, taking only what is ripe, once we understand how the Earth manages her household. We still have time and we still have water. If at long last we finally take proper care of this giver of life, then all will right itself again automatically!

Good high-grade spring water differs from atmospheric water (rainwater) in its inner material contents. Apart from dissolved salts, high-grade spring water possesses a relatively high quota of gases in free and bound form (such as carbon dioxide and carbonic acid). Up to 96% of the gases absorbed by good high spring water consist of compounds of carbone. Under the term carbone is here to be understood all the carbons of the chemist, all elements and their compounds, all metals and minerals—in a word, all substances except oxygen and hydrogen.

Atmospheric water (rainwater, aqua destillata, condensate) or surface water exposed to strong aeration and intense light influences exhibit a comparatively high oxygen content, almost no salt (or only less-complex forms), little or no free carbon dioxide and bound carbonic acid, and an absorbed atmospheric gas content predominantly of oxygen in physically dissolved form. The expression ‘physically dissolved form’ here means a more highly-evolved solution (compound), comprising groups of substances not occurring in purely chemical forms of solution, and in which energetic processes are already actively involved.

Following from this, we therefore differentiate between water possessing a high percentage of carbone energies and water exhibiting a high percentage of oxygen energies. The former we will describe as cathode-water- and the latter as anode-water+. Cathode-water possesses a negative form of energy and anode-water a positive form. These energy-forms are characteristic of what we describe as the sphere, psyche or character of water. Accordingly, high-grade spring water bubbling out of the Earth possesses a preponderance of carbone-spherics—negative energy-forms or negative character—whereas rainwater coming from the atmosphere chiefly exhibits oxygen-spherics—positive energy-forms or positive character.

Apart from the necessary isolation from light and air and a capacity to absorb certain transformative substances (metabolic catalysts), atmospheric water infiltrating into the ground also requires certain lengths of path and periods of time in order to carry out the restructuring process correctly—to become inwardly ripe. Only mature and therefore healthy water can produce good fruits. In the same way that the seed requires heat, cold, light and shade and the energies associated with them for its development, so too does water in order to be able to build itself up and transform itself internally. Water is ripe when its absorbed air contains at least 96% carbon-spherics, together with a quota of solid carbones associated with such a sphere. It is precisely upon this inner ripeness that water’s excellence and up-rising or levitative force depends. The longer the path traveled, the more highly-organised and qualitatively higher-grade its inner energy becomes, provided that the appropriate transformative substances are present. The closer to the centre of the Earth, the more complex and aggressive the oxygen-groups infiltrating with the water become.

When atmospheric water infiltrates into the ground its oxygen content becomes concentrated as it approaches the geothermal low point of +4°C (+39.2°F). All the carbones present above this boundary layer, which combine with the particles of oxygen as they approach it, are thereby restructured. Some of these rise upwards as nitrogen while others remain behind as salt crystals.

Such oxygen-charged water can therefore take with it none of the carbones previously brought up from the Earth’s interior through the reverse process, below the boundary layer of +4°C. It must leave them behind in the vegetation zone. This vegetation layer is akin to a sub-depot which is continuously supplied with oxygen or carbones from above or below through these reformative processes. It is limited in depth by the geothermal neutral layer of +4°C. The water that sinks further beyond this boundary layer can only take with it those surplus or less-complex portions of oxygen which cannot interact or enter into a restructuring process (oxidation), for lack of the presence of suitably-organised carbones in the vegetation zone.

Due to rising temperatures with increasing depth in the interior of the Earth, which themselves are actually engendered by these interactive processes, the oxygen descending with the water becomes increasingly aggressive. This enables both the interaction and recombination of various grades of oxygen with carbones. These carbones have also become progressively less complex with increasing depth. Ultimately even coals (carbones in a solid state of aggregation) are decomposed and restructured when aggressive oxygen comes into direct contact with them under high pressure (which arises simultaneously because of this). Incidentally, we also find something similar in the transformation of foodstuffs in our bodies: this transformation takes place with the intake of water and air, and activates metabolic processes that condition life.

The higher these reconstituted and ennobled carbones rise towards the Earth’s surface, the lower the surrounding temperatures become with the approach towards the boundary layer of +4°C. During this process oxygen components of groundwater also become less aggressive. The higher-grade the carbones, the less complex the oxygen groups need be in order to complete the interaction, and vice versa. The relative position of the boundary layer of +4°C also varies, due to fluctuations in ground temperatures caused by the rising and setting of the Sun and the alternation of the seasons. Generally speaking, this layer lies higher by day and deeper by night. When assessing the causes of fluctuations in the groundwater table, the introduction of the already well-known concept of the saturation deficit is necessary, with which the relation between temperature and water-vapour content of the atmosphere is determined.

The climatic conditions of Central Europe are of moderate continental character and are distinguished by maximum rainfall in the summer months.

However, this is associated with a corresponding increase in evaporation due to higher temperature—thus the saturation deficit will be greater. The annual rainfall distribution in Central Europe amounts to 9%-13% in the summer months and 4%-6% in the winter months. According to Mayer’s findings (Meteorologische Zeitung, 1887), these values for rainfall distribution are to be compared with summer and winter saturation deficits of 3mm-7mm and 0.3mm-1.0mm respectively.

With equal levels of relative humidity, and with rises in temperature from -10°C to +30°C, the water content of the atmosphere can rise more than fifteen-fold. Only when data concerning the amounts of rainfall and the saturation deficit have been studied will it be possible to arrive at laws governing the fluctuations in the height of the groundwater table. Generally speaking, however, since at present these two meteorological components can neither be added together directly, nor cancel each other out, fluctuations in the groundwater table must therefore be dependent primarily on their reciprocal interaction. The possibilities for practically applying the here-decisive conformities with natural law encompass the effortless and almost costless raising of the deep-lying groundwater table in deserts.

Apart from the mechanical interplay of forces co-active in the raising and sinking of the groundwater table, another factor to be taken into account is the physical interaction—the absorption of portions of carbone elements and the binding of gaseous carbones, which are diffused (dispersed) through the water at a suitable temperature if isolated from light and external air. The highest dispersion of carbone groups is always present in the immediate proximity of a concentration of oxygen that occurs under these circumstances—which means that the water can complete its reconstitution and become internally mature.

The water lying above the boundary layer now further charges itself with carbones present in the vegetation zone of the Earth, using up more and more of its oxygen in the process. When a certain degree of saturation is reached following an increase in ground temperatures towards the ground surface in summer, it then has to release carbonic acid, which rises in the form of bubbles and mechanically assists in raising the water in the soil’s capillaries. This interplay of forces is boosted by yet another physical energy form—the oxygen-starvation of water over-saturated with carbones, which creates a negative pressure (vacuum), resulting in the raising of the water.

Good, high mountain springs do not gush out of the ground due to excess mechanical pressure (as has hitherto been assumed), but because of the effects of negative pressure (suction). In the final analysis these are due to processes of material transformation—combination of mechanical and physical effects related to the non-compressibility of water at +4°C. This explains the phenomenon of high-altitude springs that rise on mountain peaks or at great heights, which are caused to rise to the surface through the action of physical opposites.

When carbones, whose quality constantly improves the higher they rise, draw closer to the concentration of oxygen present in the upper regions of the atmosphere, the last remnants of the accompanying water crystallise under the low temperatures prevailing at this altitude. They descend with the oxygen again as microscopic particles of ice. Now moving without a carrier and continuing to rise, the remainder of the extremely diffused carbone particles ultimately reach the highest oxygen concentration of all—the Sun—and contribute to the organic, formative processes of the solar system. The reverse process takes place in the depths of the Earth, where carbone groups—coals—already compacted and concentrated, are decomposed under the influence of the most highly-aggressive oxygen.

The energies in the upper regions of the atmosphere, which evolve from the interaction between highly-complex carbone groups and less-complex quantities of oxygen, return to Earth again by way of radiation. Conversely, radiant energies that have been released in the depths of the Earth are drawn upwards. Gaseous hydrogen, which becomes denser as it approaches the Earth’s surface, offers a resistance to the interactions through which these energies are transformed into light or thermal radiation. In this form they finally reach the Earth and contribute towards the organic build-up of various forms of vegetation. The nature of the processes taking place deep inside the Earth is such that their effects are projected in the opposite direction. Radiation, light and heat are therefore the counterparts of certain forms of energy evolving at the Earth’s surface.

Vegetation (material bodies) is equally the result of the restructuring processes continuously taking place. Water is everywhere involved, and with its assistance the necessary interactions occur. Every change in form of vegetation hence inevitably leads to the modification of this inner transformation and development, to an alteration of climatic conditions—and thus to a change in the inner character of the world’s blood, water. The properties or character of the Earth’s blood is conditioned by the sum total of circumstances that have only just begun to be considered by our experts. The beneficial or detrimental influences of certain substances contained in water, such as chlorine, ammonia, manganese, iron, sulphuric acid and so on, will not be discussed here, since these are dealt with quite sufficiently in the relevant technical literature. From our point of view, we are primarily interested in the oxygen content and the carbon dioxide content in its various bound forms, including its salts.

In various publications it is gradually becoming evident that increasing attention is being paid to compounds contained in water, which manifest themselves in a certain labile state. Major changes in temperature and the influence of light and air can destroy these delicate formations within a short space of time. These formations, however, are what really matters. With regard to ordinary drinking water, this is particularly applicable to semi-bound carbonic acid and how it is incorporated in bicarbonates of salts. However, ‘uncombined’ carbonic acid is also of great importance, since it is the essential contributing factor to the refreshing taste of good, high-grade springwater, and, as ‘associated’ uncombined carbonic acid, it necessarily contributes towards maintaining the labile bicarbonates of salts in solution. Above a certain concentration the content of uncombined carbonic acid endows the water with aggressive properties and has a detrimental effect on metal surfaces, particularly with the presence of oxygen. The importance attached to the supply or exclusion of air is due to the fact that in groundwater, for example, pyrite does not decompose if air is excluded. The moment oxygen is introduced, as a result of human activity, sulphuric acid is formed from pyrite.

Attempts to transport certain medicinal waters while still retaining their properties have so far been unsuccessful. In those waters, whose efficacy is in part attributable to their content of certain unstable iron compounds, evidence of decay due to the entry of air and light can already be detected—although on first inspection everything appears to have been retained in the water qualitatively and quantitatively. A certain length of time after discharging from the mouth of the spring, all radioactive waters lose a great deal of their medicinal effect. Their emanational activity is greatest in very early stages, and when conducted in pipelines this can only be maintained with the implementation of very specific precautionary measures. Naturally, this is also valid for other types of water.

In Professor Dittler’s opinion, radioactive gas is added to medicinal water mechanically and already loses half of its activity within four days. According to L. Winkler, the oxygen content of water lies between 6cm3 and 8cm3 per litre of water, depending upon the water temperature. This quantity is very slight compared to the amount of soluble carbon-dioxide in one litre of water, which decreases from 1500cm3 to 1000cm3 as the temperature rises from +4°C to +15°C. In general great care should be taken to ensure that the hydrogen ion concentration (pH) does not fall below 0.7 x 10 = pH7, since the aggressiveness of the oxygen will eventually damage the supply pipe. In addition the water’s dissolved carbonates will also be precipitated as a result of the oxygen’s activity.

Experiments carried out in order to determine the relation between water temperature and external effects of a purely mechanical nature have yielded no satisfactory result. Kerner tried to establish formulae demonstrating that the temperature t of a spring is a function of altitude and the petrographical composition of the mountain range. Thus, in the case of the springs at the foot of surface moraines in the Dolomites, for example, he presents the equation

t = 8.00 - 0.13h

according to which water temperature should decrease by about 1°C (1.8°F) with an increase in altitude in the order of 200-300m (600-900ft). However, J. Stiny states that the functional relationship between altitude and water temperature should not to be adhered to too rigidly, since many other factors are also involved, including the ‘motility of the air’.

Keilhack refers to heat influences active in the water itself, resulting from processes of oxidation and hydrate formation. Because of this function, these quantities of heat attain considerable importance. Where carbone appears in the concentrated form of hard pitcoal or brown coal, an additional heating effect occurs which is conditioned by the oxidation or combustion of coal seams in the interior of the Earth.

A phenomenon occurring in many places relates to the fact that springs deliver cooler water and rise higher in summer than in winter.

In summer a positive temperature-gradient exists from the stratosphere to the lithosphere. During this period cold, once strongly oxygenated snow melt water emerges into the light of day. In winter, on the other hand, there is a negative temperature-gradient from the atmosphere to the lithosphere, and frozen ground prevents the infiltration of surface water so that the relatively oxygen-deficient water that infiltrated during the summer rises from the depths. In both cases the water has had an opportunity to charge itself with carbones over an extended period, and to restructure and ennoble itself appropriately under the influence of a suitable temperature gradient, with the result that such springs deliver excellent water. Both the length of time available for the water’s processes of ennoblement inside the Earth, and the oxygen content of the initial parent water are decisive. This is because if water richer in oxygen can reach deep levels, reconstituting processes take place in more lively fashion. Since snow melt water sinking deeply into the cool layers of the ground has a greater content of oxygen than ordinary rainwater, it hence follows that cooler water appearing in summer must also be of a higher quality.

Many a hydraulic finding (today viewed from a purely mechanical standpoint, with scant consideration given to its physical aspect), will lead to an entirely different line of reasoning once physical factors referred to so far are taken into account. The result of this fundamentally different way of looking at things—from a physical instead of a merely mechanical point of view—is that my discoveries will never be incorporated into the contemporary complex of hydraulic opinion. My ideas will not be understood as long as adherence to the current one-sided approach persists. This applies to contemporary river-regulation as well, and especially to the internal destruction of water’s character through its use as a raw material for machines. The disastrous consequences caused by modern forestry are to be discussed in a separate chapter. In recent years even chemistry has come to realise that it is totally inadequate to characterise a water or a medicinal water quantitatively or qualitatively by its given compounds of salt alone.

The restructuring processes constantly taking place in Nature can readily be emulated artificially in order to produce healthy, ripe water, once appropriate physical forms in which necessary restructuring processes can proceed can be manufactured.

The change in freezing and boiling points, evident in certain types of water, led to the finding that the freezing point of aqueous solutions is dependent on the number of molecules contained in one litre of water. Electro-chemistry was the first to take an approximately-correct path, in that it began to provide evidence of what really matters here. Whereas a solution of many organic substances (organic in the sense of modern chemistry) conducts very little electric current or none at all, precisely those substances (carbones) contained in various types of water are classified as electrolytes.

If the dissolving of carbone groups characteristic of water and medicinal water is properly carried out, ionisation can also occur without application of a low-voltage current. The fact that the conduction of electric current through aqueous solutions has been successfully achieved (in which ionisation of saline solutions occurs naturally without a detectable loss of electrical energy), provides proof of the above axiom. This phenomenon becomes all the more understandable and also gains in practical value when the explanation of the true nature of electricity is taken into account.

While the method of describing water by specifying the salts in their dissociated form is certainly a small step forward, other energetic processes taking place in water are still far from being exhausted. The elucidation of these processes will radically change contemporary thinking and will enable practical applications of electricity, providing humanity with undreamt of possibilities for development.

The apparatus for the preparation and production of healthy drinking water (see fig. 9) cannot at the moment be described in more detail for patent reasons. Apart from this the means of producing other forms of energy directly from water, in a physico-mechanical way, should anyway be evident.

Had our scientists taken Nature as their teacher instead of consistently and stubbornly pursuing their own goals, we would doubtlessly have been spared our present misfortune. It is high time the many mistakes and errors made thus far (some of which occurred only recently while others have accrued from earlier epochs) should be rectified as quickly as possible in the interests of an increasingly destitute humanity. Any untoward delay in this necessary change in approach cannot be countenanced. To wait until the ponderous scientific apparat has laboriously adapted itself to new guidelines is out of the question.