Friday, August 19, 2011

Viktor Schauberger

I thought about where go next in my discussion about water and I decided to start with Viktor Schauberger. He was a pioneer of many things, one of them is the field of water research and the practice of water vitalization. Many books have been written about him and I cannot give justice to the wealth of knowledge and discovery that is his legacy. My blog will have to serve, merely as an inspiration for readers to learn more about him and the legacy he left behind.

Viktor Schauberger lived from 1885 - 1958 in Austria and was a Forrester. He made a name for himself through his unmatched skill in designing log flumes. Log flumes were used to transport logs down valleys from where they were logged to sawmills, using water. His keen astute observations of creeks and rivers allowed him design flumes, which could transport bigger logs and also wood that is denser than water such as beech and fir. He did this by incorporating natural water movements that created vortices, which would in turn spin the logs. He also knew that colder water was denser and made sure that the water in the flumes was continually replenished and remained cold.

He was fascinated by fish, specifically those in creeks. He was intrigued by the fact that trout could effortlessly remain in one spot in incredibly strong currents. These observations sparked several ideas and theories. His theory of implosion was inspired by these observations, however I have not adequately studied it to explore it here. One of the observations he made was about the natural movements of water and how these movements are such stark contrast to the path water takes once we get a hold of it. In nature, water always meanders and particularly in mountain streams it bounces and falls, it stalls and swirls. One phenomenon he noticed particularly was the vortex.

There are several things that happen in a vortex and Schauberger felt it was very much a self-cleansing process. There is oxygenation that happens in a vortex, but there is beauty in the structure of it as well. Below I have an image of one of the most breathtaking living sculptures ever created. It is a vortex and because the water pours over the edge of the class it seems as though it is a free-standing column of water. The water forms an incredible helix, very much like the double helix of the DNA.

Schauberger realized that once water is captured for human consumption it is put through kilometers of straight pipes, undergoes all kinds of a treatment and when it arrives at our homes it is dead. It has lost the vitality it possessed in the mountain stream.

He began designing mechanical devices that would vitalize this dead tap water. His motto: understand and copy nature. He designed pipes that caused the water to spiral though them.

The amazing thing about these pipes is that many years later, experiments were carried out at a university in Stuttgart, Germany. They found that at a certain water speed, the resistance began to decrease. In other words, because of the spiral movement of the water, at a specific speed, the water began to pull itself through the pipe!

He also designed a simple device to be installed in homes right at the faucet that would vitalize the water, simply by sending it into a vortex.

It is still sold today, and what's amazing is that it works! I watched a documentary and it featured a bakery in Europe that had been using this device since the 1980s. The baker said that he notices a difference in how the dough rises as well as that they have less mold problems.
So, fast forward to 2011 and for the past 11 days I have been watering sprouts on two different dishes, using two kinds of water. One gets Kamloops tap water, the other dish gets Kamloops tap water that is vitalized, using a device that is inspired by the work of Viktor Schauberger. The first one is the straight up tap water:

And the next one is watered with vitalized tap water using the EWO Balance (

Both dishes had the same amount of seeds in it, received the same amount of water at the same time and sat beside each other in the same place. You can clearly see a difference, and for the record similar experiments have been done in labs by people with PhD's.

There is more to this device than the physical swirling of the water. But the other processes deserve entries of their own. I hope haven't lost anyone yet. There is more to water than you know! Tomorrow, I'll continue on my journey with water, read on....

Now, go drink something...

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