The Hidden Qualities of Water

Edited by Wolfram Schwenk

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A collection of articles about the Drop Picture Method and its implications for the quality of our water.

234 x 156 mm
Floris Books
Philosophy of the Natural World
58 b/w photographs and 7 tables
144 pages
Publication date:
15 Nov 2007


Water is essential for life. It’s also vital that we know about the quality of our water and how it is affected by its environment.

Theodor Schwenk, the acclaimed author of Sensitive Chaos, developed the Drop Picture Method to analyse the quality of water. This collection of articles from the Institute of Flow Sciences that he founded provides detailed information on how the method works, how impartiality is assured, and research into how different parameters affect the images.

The book includes a study of a section of polluted river which shows self-purifying properties, and an evaluation of the issues surrounding our drinking water.

Table of Contents

1. What is Living Water? Theodor Schwenk
2. The Nature of Water Theodor Schwenk
3. Water, the Universal Element of Life Wolfram Schwenk
4. The Forms of Drop-Generated Images Michael Jacobi
5. The Value of the Drop Picture Method Andreas Wilkens, Michael Jacobi, Wolfram Schwenk
6. Flow Movements During Drop Picture Testing Andreas Wilkens
7. Evaluation of Drop Generated Images Christine Picariello
8. Forming Processes as an Aspect of Water Quality Wolfram Schwenk
9. Aspects of Drinking Water Quality Wolfram Schwenk
10. Study of a Section of a Self-Purifying River Wolfram Schwenk, C Sutter-Picariello
11. The Role of Substances in Formative Processes Wolfram Schwenk
12. Summary Wolfram Schwenk


'The book was an engaging read and I see it as being of use not only to the lay reader who wants better to understand water, perhaps even to strengthen their case when lobbying for a more healthy, even reverent treatment of water, but also to those responsible for our water supplies, who could enhance their work by understanding its subtler qualities.'
-- Science Group of the Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain Newsletter

'Contains many illustrations of photographs [of drops of water as they impact on the surface of a pond], and indeed shows that the most beautiful, symmetrical and complex images comes from mountain spring water. It appears that well-run tap water is better than bottled, particularly in plastic -- restauranteurs please note!'
-- Keith Denerley, Christian Parapsychologist, March 2008

'This new book updates the research being carried out at the Institute of Flow Sciences. Readers new to this kind of work will find their understanding of water reframed and will realise that we need new scientific approaches to understand the real nature of water and the distinction between living and dead water … The authors go so far as to suggest that in order to solve the water problems facing us, we need to rediscover the cosmic aspect of water and renew our understanding of the nature of life. New perceptions will lead invariably to new patterns of behaviour. This is an important book for anyone interested in the more subtle aspects of water.'
-- David Lorimer, The Scientific and Medical Network Review


Wolfram Schwenk was the son of Theodor Schwenk, and was a scientist at the Institute for Flow Sciences in Germany. He died in 2014.

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