We started as a group for a spa design. Water was one of the main elements used in designing a spa. The significance of water while designing a spa had to be researched on. When I started out, I wondered what was there to research about water. It’s all about just two hydrogen and one oxygen atom and nothing more, but my thoughts changed as I came across this article about Dr. Emoto and his experiments on water.
His experiments began from one of the articles he read about the snowflakes having different crystalline forms. He disagreed with that statement. Hence his experiments began. He set up his own laboratory, and discovered later that his presumptions about water in its crystalline form were infact wrong. Each of the two samples of water from two different rivers, lakes and sea were different. His presumptions further contradicted him and made him more confused. His Muslim friend decided to help him out and suggested him to experiment with water from ZAM – ZAM well in Mecca. He experimented with the water and was shocked to see that this water which is said to be the purest form, never crystallized. His friend suggested that they play prayer songs while the water was getting crystallised. They found two tiny beautiful crystals of water. The explanation as to why two crystals is that the word ZAM-ZAM has two parts which lead to the two different types of crystal formation.
The different human emotions reflects the way water gets crystalized. For example a person with good thoughts in mind , water crystalizes in beautiful patterns and a person with bad thoughts and intentions (ex. I will kill you) water would never crystalize. In homes, the element of water is believed to dissolve negative vibrations. Also, in religious spaces, it is said that water bodies absorb positive vibrations from the cosmos and dissipate it to the surroundings.
The inference drawn made me think as to why people those days used water extensively in their built forms; like in temple sacred tanks that could absorb positive vibrations, water in copper vessels in the courtyards of native residences, Baptism ponds in ancient churches, water as a part of every positive rituals etc. Now it’s time for us to think how we incorporate this in our design more than it’s aesthetic values, is indeed a challenging one and we are working towards it.
- Sumedha Ashok