Viktor Schauberger was critical of modern science for many reasons. At the foundation of his unrest was what he referred to as our mechanistic approach to life. It’s true. Modern science and philosophy attempt to describe natural processes using a linear approach—a series of events—as though life itself were a machine.
Nature is not a giant machine churning out the same result over and over again. In fact, because Nature works in cycles, the end result is never the same (see Chapter 2 of Dancing with Water). With each creative cycle, Nature infuses new energies, and as long as circumstances are favorable, life evolves in a progressive fashion. While science has been able to simulate many of Nature’s processes with machines, closer inspection reveals that most of our attempts lack an understanding of the bigger picture. Life is a symphony composed and played in the same moment—impossible to mechanize no matter how complex the technology.
Modern technology uses a very isolated approach. In order to understand life as a step-by step progression of events, scientists study small portions at a time. Each event is broken into tiny parts in order to outline the process. Whole fields of study develop around a part of a larger process and scientists can spend an entire lifetime with no comprehension of the big picture. What they end up with are the equivalent of two-dimensional pieces to a multi-dimensional puzzle—and no way to put the pieces together. The bigger picture is lost. Consequently, an organism is never viewed as a whole—nor can it be viewed as a part of the even bigger “Web of Life.”
Genetic manipulation is a prime example of this mechanistic approach. Even though our science may understand how to remove and to replace genes (as though they were computer chips), the same science has not considered the whole picture—or the consequences. Like so many forms of mechanization, genetic modification is an attempt to manipulate and to control Nature. It supports greed, rather than a creative system with a greater purpose.
Today, computers and computerized machines practically run our world. Yet as powerful as our technology has become, it has crippled us in many ways and it has disconnected us from Nature and from the Earth. However, we are on the verge of a whole new way of thinking that will bring us back into harmony with Nature and with the Earth. One thing that will result is a new form of technology based on a natural approach.
Natural technology emulates Nature. It takes into consideration everything we have learned from our machines and our mechanization and then weaves Nature back into the picture. Where water is concerned, natural purification technologies take gravity into account and they consider the way water slowly percolates through multi-layers of rock and soil in the Earth. When it comes to revitalizing water, flow forms, spiral movement, and egg-shaped containers will eventually replace machines that zap and electrocute water to obtain desired results. Natural programing from Earthly or Celestial sources has many unrecognized components that go far beyond anything man can add to water; it is what water is always seeking.
Even though we are beginning to understand water’s capacity to carry and deliver information, we are still tempted to use it as a machine—adding and programming it without a thought for its life force. We have yet to understand that when we have thoughts and feelings of gratitude and love, water is much more responsive to us and we are more responsive to water because we respect the life within it. This is a deeper level of the dance with water that we are still learning.
Even though there are many good technologies for treating and revitalizing water (some of them machines), the authors of Dancing with Water have found that simple is usually better. They believe that even the best of the “machines” will eventually be replaced by more natural technologies that allow water the freedom to respond in the dance as an equal partner.
Dancing with Water