“Learning about water is like an exploration to discover how the cosmos works, and the crystals revealed through water are like the portal into another dimension.” – Dr. Masaru Emoto
Human beings are essentially made up of water, and in his pioneering research, Dr. Masaru Emoto demonstrated that the molecular structure of water is greatly affected by non-physical events such as thoughts, words, and intention. In a series of ground-breaking studies he applied mental stimulation to water and photographed it with a dark field microscope, taking snapshots of the formation of ice crystals to show how the application of different intentions to water affected it’s physical structure.
The results were nothing short of phenomenal. It turns out that just as tone and intention affect human-to-human communication, he proved that tone and intention are received as communication by water. Just as plants are now understood to be self-conscious and somewhat self-aware, Dr. Emoto’s studies suggest that water also exhibits signs of consciousness and intelligence.
Here’s a look at the differences in a sample before and after being prayed over by a Buddhist monk in one of his tests:
The science of how intention affects molecules of water is unknown, and the results of Dr. Emoto’s work leave the door open for some big questions about life and about how life itself began on planet earth. Of what is the universe made? And why is water such a unique element in our world, with such unusual properties?
In 2000, a comet carrying enough water to fill a small lake broke apart near the sun potentially validating the theory that comets could have brought the Earth’s supply of water to the planet during its formational stages. It was also recently reported, “…that “a significant fraction” of the water on Earth was inherited from interstellar space, and was there before the Sun was formed some 4.6 billion years ago.” Therefore, the water on this planet was here, or en route, before the planet itself.
This theory is something that the late Dr. Emoto agreed with and mentioned in his book, The Hidden Messages in Water, noting that water appears to be conscious, reacting with intelligence to it’s environment, and foreign to planet earth. Here are some of his thoughts on the matter:
“My investigation into the mysteries of water makes me think that water is something not of this earth.
Why do you think there is so much water on this earth? Most explanations say that when the earth was formed, some 4.6 billion years ago, water turned to steam, evaporated and formed rain that fell on the earth, resulting in the creation of the oceans.
But not all scholars agree with this theory, and some offer radically different alternatives. One such scholar was Louis Frank of the University of Iowa, who has proposed that water arrived on this planet in the form of lumps of ice from outer space.
Professor Frank began his investigation when he became puzzled by the fact that satellite photographs showed black spots; he reached the conclusion that these black spots were comets that were falling to earth.
These mini comets are actually balls of water and ice weighing a hundred tons or more, and falling into the earth’s atmosphere at a rate of about twenty per minute (or ten million per year). The theory is that these balls of ice bombarded the earth forty billion years ago, creating the seas and oceans, and this same phenomenon continues today.
As the earth’s gravity pulls these ice comets into the atmosphere, the heat of the sun evaporates them and turns them into gas. As they fall fifty 0r five kilometers from outer space, the gas particles mix with the air in the atmosphere and are blown about, falling to the earth as rain or snow.
If this new approach were to gain widespread credibility, it would require many of the books in the world’s libraries to be rewritten. It would have an impact on almost all of the scientific theories related to life on this planet, such as the origin of man and Darwin’s theory of evolution.It is universally accepted that there can be no life without water, and if we accept that water, the source of all life, was sent from outer space, then logic leads us to the conclusion that all life, including that of human beings, is alien to this planet.
But if we go along with this theory of water being extraterrestrial, then perhaps we can better understand the many unusual characteristics of water.
Why does ice float? Why is water able to dissolve so much? Why is a towel able to soak up water, seemingly in defiance of the laws of gravity? From the standpoint that water is not of this world, these and other mysteries surrounding water may seem a little less difficult to understand.”
When you link what we know about how ubiquitous water is in our universe, how important water is to life here on planet earth, and the possibility that water is conscious and is communicating with us in its own unique way, then you open the door to the idea that water might be more than just a substance found in space, and that it in fact may be a form, the most important form, of intelligent life in the universe.
The following video is a beautiful presentation of some of Dr. Emoto’s photographic work:
Where there is water there is life, as the saying goes, and if the theory that water was delivered to earth by millions of water-bearing comets is accurate, then from where did these comets of water originate? If we are not from earth, then where are we from?
Could the hidden message in water be something along the lines of ‘look upward to find your home?’
Buck Rogers is the earth bound incarnation of that familiar part of our timeless cosmic selves, the rebel within. He is a surfer of ideals and meditates often on the promise of happiness in a world battered by the angry seas of human thoughtlessness. He is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com.
Behold, I am the world’s first Self-inflicted Philosopher and I’m here to tell you: You’ll reap no evolution if you don’t sow a little revolution.
The current existential interregnum is a collision of conscience, the ushering in of an eco-conscious romantic instrumentalism and an antidote to modern drift. Your task, if you would be free thinkers, is to balance the deconstructive with the regenerative, to apply your intellect like an acid to any and all debilitating belief structures and unsustainable systems, while also employing a playful imagination in order to contemplate and construct new ideals and new systems that both enliven the spirit and respect the environment. Do not doubt your value to society as thinkers. Dissolve the distinction between Philosopher and Artist, between Thinker and Aesthetic. You –we– are both. Create atmospheres of thought that envelope other philosopher-artists; places to learn, unlearn, and then relearn: a super-massive cloud of revolutionary thought that launches ideas into the world like lightning bolts. Your longing for intellectual autonomy is both a shared opinion and an opinion that needs to be shared.
I beseech you, young radicals, autonomous intellectuals, freemen, freewomen, freethinkers, you who would dare to stretch comfort zones, shatter mental paradigms and flatten boxes others cannot seem to think outside of, paint the world with your hard-earned pain, run down the hard path toward your own liberated intellect. Create from the depths of your primordial jouissance. Don’t seek secure footing. Tear up the ground beneath your feet, and then plant seeds. Keep moving. Repeat. Show us the ecstasy and the agony of your pursuit of truth. Art is your vehicle. Poetry is your power. Subsume Emerson’s 1884 essay “The Poet”: the “true poet who stands among partial man for the complete man, who traverses the whole scale of experiences, and is representative of man, in virtue of being the largest power to receive and to impart.” The vision of a new humanity is in our hands. It is our duty to address, undress, distress and then de-stress the soul of man. As the prolific street artist Banksy tagged, “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.”
Behold, I am the world’s first Disaster Shaman and I’m here to tell you: You are a force of destiny first, a man or woman second.
You are a force of nature first. Like Camus said, “I rebel; therefore we exist.” You who are breaking the history of the world in two, what came before you is a stepping stone for what comes after you. It is our task not to adorn society but to remake it. We are here to ventriloquize the powers-that-be into awakened consciousness. Let us dare to look both creation and annihilation full in the face. We have world-making potential inside of us. We still have chaos with which to build stars. Let us create new worlds even as we efface old ones. Let us assume the role of New-hero, New-layman, and New-oracle. Let us dissect our soul, cutting it open and revealing the pulsating ignorance of our cultural cognitive dissonance. Such compost is ripe for new seeds. I insist, along with Nietzsche, that the most tyrannical of the “old tyrannies” are found within the self. Let us exorcise these tyrannies, lest we become tyrants ourselves.
The world is ready for this kind of change. Even as it thrashes about and lashes out. Its thrashing is denial. Its lashing is fear. It’s easy to fall into the clutches of denial. It’s easy to remain within the coziness of the comfort zone. But like Clarissa Pinkola Estes wrote, “When a great ship is in harbor and moored, it is safe, there can be no doubt. But that is not what great ships are built for.” We are all of us “great ships” if we just allow ourselves to be. It takes courage, immense courage, tantamount to herculean proportions. But it’s our denial. It’s our fear. Nobody else can feel it for us. It’s time we kicked ourselves in the ass. It’s time to rebel so that “we” can exist.
Behold, I am the world’s first Eco-moral Anarcho-fallibilist and I’m here to tell you: love is two wrongs obliging their wrongs; war is two rights obliterating their rights.
Like Kahlil Gibran surmised from reading Nietzsche, “Always have we been our own forerunners, and always shall we be.” We need autodidacts of the first order, with a fearless moral inquiry: freelance artists, antagonistic writers, and radical philosophers. Or, better yet, all three combined. We need intellectuals who stand outside of social and moral structures, and are daring enough to integrate their thinking with their doing, in order to rescue philosophy itself from the hypocrisy of its own abstraction. We need writers who plant holistic seeds in close-minded soil. We need artists who break outdated laws in order to enliven outlawed creativity. We need philosophers who ask tough questions, who interrogate the powers-that-be and tear down unsustainable ignorance by building up sustainable intellection.
As it stands, we are in conflict with a sordid and malignant regime. Now more than ever we need mindful madcaps willing to sound out the antiquated ideals and parochial stopgaps that have led us into the current cultural wreckage. The current system doesn’t want us capable of critical thought. It wants us passive, ignorant, and fearful. We counteract the system by being aggressive, knowledgeable, and courageous with our critical thinking. The death throes of the plutocratic regime are the birth pangs of eco-moral sustainability. The process by which our democracy becomes eco-moral will be the shift from an exploitative system to a relationship-based system of governance. Not hierarchal government but anarchic governance. Hierarchal government is more about power and control, which leads to tyranny. Anarchic governance is more about freedom and cooperation, which leads to liberty. Let us have the courage and compassion for anarchic governance rather than hierarchal government. Like Eliezer Yudkowsky said, “You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in.”
Caught-up, as we are, in this buckling existential threshold, it is difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But it is there, blinking like a beacon. Sometimes it takes seeing the forest for the trees, before we can see the light. The key is not to get too caught up in reaching it, but to enjoy the adventure being the thing. In between, there will be much heartache. Our souls will warble in their sheathes. Our hearts will buckle and bend. We will have been changed. But there’s nothing saying that change can’t be for the better. There’s nothing preventing us from using it as a sharpening stone toward a more precise version of ourselves. The future can either be wide-open and healthy, or closed-off and unhealthy. If we remain on our current unsustainable path it will surely be the latter, but we can still decide to change course and create a new path toward sustainability. It’s in our hands. Let us have the courage it will take to tear down the old and build up the new.
I am the world’s first Self-inflicted Philosopher. I am the world’s first Disaster Shaman. I am the world’s first Eco-moral Anrcho-fallibilist. And I am here to tell you: I have squeezed every last drop of slave’s blood from my mind body and soul, knowing that had I not done so, had I not challenged the entire notion of slavery, I would have just become a new boss or master in a violent exploitative dog-eat-dog system. But if all the blood is painfully squeezed away then a free person emerges. I am Crazy Horse. I am Buddha. I am Übermensch. I am Christ. And not even death can stop those who are free.
About the Author
Gary ‘Z’ McGee, a former Navy Intelligence Specialist turned philosopher, is the author of Birthday Suit of God and The Looking Glass Man. His works are inspired by the great philosophers of the ages and his wide awake view of the modern world.
Some philosophical work is so profound as to be influential for thousands of years. Plato’s ‘The Republic‘ is one such series of dialogues. It explains and explores the relationship between state institutions and individuals, and has provided humanity with lessons in politics, philosophy and individual enlightenment since it was penned some two thousand years ago.
One of the central dialogues in The Republic is called the Allegory of the Cave. The lessons the Allegory of the Cave provides to today’s world are numerous, and its depiction of our insidious societal structure is extremely accurate and insightful — despite often going unacknowledged as such. Through its exploration of our political outer states, it also explores our psychological inner state as well.
The Allegory of The Cave proposes that what people take to be ‘reality’ in total is only a partial reality, or an all out illusion. As is all similar philosophy, the allegory is layered, but it is partially about breaking from mainstream thinking and seeking individual knowledge; the ascension of perspective; being in a cave and coming out of a cave. It’s about how we can ascend from the bottom to stand face-to-face with the golden Sun.
Socrates begins: “Let me show you in a figure how far our nature is enlightened or unenlightened Behold! Human beings living in an underground cave”ť.
The 4 Characters of the Cave
In the Allegory there are four character types. Most people are chained, forced to watch images on a cave wall. Some however, the second character type, are unchained. They need no force; they are so transfixed with the imagery on the wall that the shadows are all they care about, and remain in the cave by choice. The images are cast on the wall by the third character type, the captors, who use a fire behind them to produce various shadows, to keep the prisoners entertained. The prisoners interpret the shadows and whatever noises are made as reality in total, for it is all they know. The fourth character type is the freed prisoner.
The narrative of The Cave hypothesizes what happens after the prisoner is released from the false imagery to which his society is subjected. In the film The Matrix, Neo is the freed prisoner; in 1984, Winston Smith dreams of being the freed prisoner.
The Freed Prisoner
The story of the freed prisoner goes that, after initial shock and distress, the prisoner learns to distinguish between reality and shadows, and sees the fire producing the shadows. When exiting the cave, he is first blinded by the light but eventually learns the basics of nature. He learns what is real, and what is shadow and reflection. He learns of Earth and Water and that all is dependent on the Sun, seasons and all life. After learning of the true reality outside the cave, free of the false images of his captors, the prisoner is inclined to return and inform those still confined to the cave of their present predicament… with unexpected results.
Similarly, the story of 1984 by George Orwell takes place within an imagined dystopian future; the allegorical cavern. The Telescreen, which constantly transmits as well as oversees, is equivalent to the shadows on the cave wall cast by the unseen captors, the Inner Party. Most people in 1984 are Proles; they are equivalent to the people chained in the cave, forced to accept false imagery as their reality. They have been prisoners their whole lives and do not notice the fact they are chained. The Outer party are the unchained, remaining totally transfixed on the party line told by the Telescreen. They are so loyal to the imagery and narrative created by their captors that they will believe whatever they are shown, rather than observe for themselves. They will believe two plus two is five, as the saying goes, as long as it is presented as such on the Telescreen.
In the dystopian world of The Matrix, the same futuristic Allegory of The Cave is again explored. Neo is freed and seeks to free the others, and encounters the same archetypes and challenges.
Moreover the return of the freed prisoner can also be related to the ‘return of the prophet’ described in many theological constructs.
The Freed and the Scorned
The experience of the freed prisoner who returns to the Cave to free his fellow captors is depicted in all three narratives; the Allegory of the Cave, 1984, and The Matrix.
In 1984 Emmanuel Goldstein (Emmanuel = God is with us, Goldstein = gold rock) is a character who figuratively left the cave, or understood the Inner Party’s images were lies and attempted to get others to understand the institutional lies. Emmanuel is the supposed leader of the elusive Brotherhood in 1984, and is scorned, even hated by society. His attempt to enlighten his community to its captivity is met with disbelief, resistance and scorn.
The character of Winston Smith in 1984 is that of a person who attempts to leave the cave. He is privy to certain Inner Party lies and begins to question the Inner Party line and seek alternate facts and perceptions. Winston’s end is not a happy one; akin to the return of the prisoner hypothesized in The Allegory of The Cave, he attempts to leave the cave only to be shut in and beaten down – made to hold the party line by both prisoners and captors alike.
Similarly, today, individuals can transmute from dull repetitive ‘thought’ into ascended golden thinking, but as our minds are freed, one at a time, we ultimately find that our broader society is embedded with a series of norms and structures – of Matrices and Caves – that perpetuate false imagery, preserving the status quo from the ‘threat’ of individual thinking.
Individuals and Institutions
Some fictional literature is so profound as to be relevant for decades (and centuries) and serves to expand humanity’s language and thought; its understanding of itself. George Orwell’s 1984 is one such literary work. It is a post WWII interpretation of the relationship between individuals and institutions, using the archetypal Allegory of the Cave.
The Allegory of the Cave, 1984 and The Matrix contain corresponding layers. Each explores a diabolical form of societal control; the control of thought through the presentation of selective information and images, in combination with physical constraints of strict surveillance and imprisonment. Sound familiar? In fact, the original title of 1984 was proposed as The Last Man in Europe. Certainly that is the way many of us feel – as if we are the last lone person – when we first become aware of lies and partial-truths that are presented as reality by those in control, and accepted in totality by seemingly everyone else.
George Orwell’s 1984 spawned new language for age-old structures of manipulation presented in the Allegory of the cave – the word “Orwellian” being one among many. This all-encompassing term is reflective of lies made to be truths, unlimited institutional surveillance, and logic so distorted as to not only convince the masses that two plus two equal five, but that war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength; and also to deny the very basic elements of nature… Just as we do today.
In reality, individual ignorance is strength to institutions. Everyone has their own personal caves and we are all figuratively held in larger societal caverns. Coming up with your own questions is the way get out of the cave and gain enlightenment. Questioning what seems like a lie, or an illusion in the cave, is the first step outside the cave.
The solid world exists, its laws do not change. Stones are hard, water is wet, objects unsupported fall toward the earth’s center. With the feeling that he was speaking to… and setting forth an important axiom, he wrote: “Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows”. ~ George Orwell’s 1984
Ethan Discusses ‘The Allegory of The Cave’ on Aquarian Radio
Click here to listen to Ethan discussing the Allegory of the Cave, and much more, with Janet and Sasha on the Planetary Oligarchy series (presented by Aquarian Radio).
Animated Presentation of ‘The Allegory of the Cave’ (8 mins)
About the author:
Author, activist and Tai Chi teacher Ethan Indigo Smith was born on a farm in Maine and lived in Manhattan for a number of years before migrating west to Mendocino, California. Guided by a keen sense of integrity and humanity, Ethan’s work is both deeply connected and extremely insightful, blending philosophy, politics, activism, spirituality, meditation and a unique sense of humour.