8 comments on “WATER MEMORY

  1. I’ve got to say, initially I thought I would disagree. Then my mind started working on your logic, and it’s sound. By your logic, the iron in the water is from an interaction with the pipes it runs through (for an example), that is verifiable fact. Compare that to my experience through a crowded street, I will feel the effects of that until I encounter another environment which “filters” my emotions and perceptions.

    You used the term memories when describing what lake water has in it. I was thinking about that. The various things the water touched, fish, mud, algae, mosquito larvae, etc. aren’t our memories the same? Everything we interact with leaves an impression upon us to some extent.

    You said another perception could say it’s contaminants…I say, then what are bad memories? Do you remember a bully from school? What about your first love that fell apart? What about a body image issue, or struggle with poverty? All of these could be considered mental contaminants, and that logic is also entirely sound, though they are widely agreed upon as memories.

    I would say anyone who would disagree not only has a lack of imagination, but also a lack of logical progression.

    • You’ve got the wheels turning now, excellent points. Well said re
      “mental contaminants”, as self doubt, a lack of a self worth.
      are contaminants, no less so than an overblown ego or sense of

      “Everything we interact with leaves an impression upon us to some extent.”

      It is this interaction and impressions that are the basis of what we refer
      to as memory, it may be a simplification to then refer to that as memory in
      water as people generally will define memory as personal or cultural, something
      irrevocably linked to “higher” intelligence.
      It hasn’t been all that long ago the common belief was that animals and other
      denizens of the natural world were capable only of responses based on instinct.
      Instinct is an encoded genetic memory that produces response, it can also
      be a conditioned response – an automatic response when once having been burned
      to instantaneously react if burned again without first saying I’ve touched
      something hot and my finger is burning so I better remove it. We react immediately,
      instinctively,based on experience, an acquired memory.
      Not the case anymore, now they are considered to have a level of emotion, the
      ability to reason in a qualified fashion, and to “think”.
      It seems to me that living things like crops, fish, or game that are consumed
      as essential to promoting life such as a fetus, or to maintain life shouldn’t
      be so easily dismissed.Water being an essential to life likewise might warrant
      a closer scrutiny.
      Plants for example will respond not just to their caregiver but to sound as
      well – sound as in music or words spoken to them. That seems to me to be an
      emotional response, undeniable that emotions are part and parcel of memories
      as humans have defined and understood it to be.
      A consideration as I mentioned in the blog is water as far as any know hasn’t
      the ability to think in a cognitive manner, it’s retention of influences may
      only be reactive rather than interactive – apply heat and it boils, expose it
      to frigid temperatures and it freezes.
      These are elemental in nature, yet such characteristics reflect a specific
      nature and can be referred to as an elemental memory.
      It’s interesting to me the changes that take place during pregnancy, the
      transitional stages a fetus will undergo, rudimentary gills and a tail.
      Some weird anomaly or genetic memory?
      And what of blood memory and DNA – do they require the human attributes
      of speech and thought as it has been defined by the only species that as
      proclaimed itself to have dominion over all things?
      Multiple cultures and religions believe blood is a persons soul, or at
      least acts as a vehicle for it – do these cultures also believe that as
      a soul thought and emotions likewise exist within it?
      Beginning to expand the original theme so probably better to allow some
      time for you and others to consider what’s been said I’m not claiming
      any special insight just expressing a curiosity about things.
      The point being is that maybe we would all be better served as the
      dominant species if we were less haughty and self consumed.

  2. “A consideration as I mentioned in the blog is water as far as any know hasn’t
    the ability to think in a cognitive manner, it’s retention of influences may
    only be reactive rather than interactive – apply heat and it boils, expose it
    to frigid temperatures and it freezes.”

    A quote from Stephen Hawking from “Into the Universe”.

    “There could be lifeforms so strange, we don’t even recognize them as life.” This is sound logic, and by that measurement, water could be alive, it’s just so alien we don’t recognize it according to any category we have.

    I like to say, “Nature is so complex, the best way to describe it, is simply.” But that really applies to anything. When you ask someone to move, you don’t list off the mental commands, the electrical stimulus, the contraction of muscles, etc. When you say “I love you” you never list the many ways, unless you are Shakespeare.

    We use simple terms all the time to describe complex thoughts, why not water memory?

    • “”There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
      Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

      The interesting thing about knowledge and understanding
      is the more that is known the more can be known and
      understood – what may be considered an absolute in the
      present may be shown not to be so in the future.
      Examples would be the former belief that the earth was
      flat and the center of our solar system with the sun
      orbiting it.
      In the day to day there are few occasions that arise
      when in those daily pursuits complex answers or an
      understanding of the complexities of how something
      operates or laws that govern such operation are
      A good example is the one you provided is when you
      ask someone to move.
      Another would be how many people know the inner workings
      of the engine or transmission of the vehicle they drive?
      Far fewer than those who know how to drive.
      So there’s an existing simplicity in that, but also for
      me to avoid what I consider flights of fancy – which if
      history is prologue may turn out to be something other
      than fancy.
      The better approach seems to be to keep an open mind but
      remain grounded at the same time.
      As a people indigenous people have been and remain to
      greater or lesser degree depending on the individual,
      animists – there are schools of thought that would agree
      with such beliefs and those who would not.
      But, and I emphasis the but, indigenous people globally
      live in a greater harmony and with a greater respect
      for the land and the relationship than any other demographic
      that can be named – most notably among uncontacted tribes.
      I attribute that to animism and an inherently simpler
      approach than that of “civilization”.
      Water is essential to life, whether a person believes it
      has a memory becomes secondary to it’s ability to sustain
      life – yet in the strictest sense of the word as illustrated
      in the blog it does have a memory, if you extrapolate that
      then by definition anything containing elements from exposure
      likewise has a memory.
      If you think about that it would include every form of plant
      life and even the air we breathe.
      Since elements of exposure can be found in every human being,
      every mammal, every fish, and every bird an inference based
      on that alone could be made that indeed we are all related as
      we absorb and retain.
      There’s nothing dead about the land or the planet, it is a
      living entity that births and sustains life, not a stretch for
      me to say a planetary memory exists in light of that.
      Memory from the retention of elemental exposure and memory
      based on an ability to think in a cognitive way – twins in a
      manner of speaking and yet different.

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