October 23, 2020

What is Coherence?

Anyone who has ever watched a school of fish can understand what coherence is.  Each fish is free to move independently, yet the group responds simultaneously—as a whole.  It is as though the fish follow an unseen conductor, yet no conductor exists. In the world of physics, this kind of relationship is referred to as quantum coherence. At the smallest (quantum) level, there is unity and cooperation (coherence). This allows individual components to respond together as a larger unit.

As described in the book, Dancing with Water, there are many ways to induce water’s liquid crystalline structure. However, if the water lacks coherence, its structural organization can fall apart rapidly. In the human body (and within other living organisms) tiny electromagnetic fields help to keep water structured. The flow of energy through an organized matrix supports its organization.  Other components within the human body (proteins, enzymes, DNA, cell membranes, etc. ) contribute to the maintenance of water’s structure simply because they are also often liquid crystals. They are a part of the larger liquid crystalline organism. Outside of living organisms, water’s structure is more difficult to maintain.

Nature uses a combination of forces to establish and to sustain coherence. Cyclic or spiral movement is important. When water molecules cycle within natural electromagnetic fields, they are forced to align and re-align within the field.  This is because water is a di-polar substance—with a positive and a negative pole. Each cycle refines the structure of the system. Eventually, water molecules “find a place” within a coherent domain and even though they continually relocate, the system as a whole, is not disturbed.  The same is true within a school of fish.  Predators can temporarily disturb the group, however, it does not take long before organization is re-established.  This is coherence. Water responds very similarly in its living state.

The book, Dancing with Water: The New Science of Water, (now in its second edition) identifies numerous ways that coherence may be established, thus creating water with exceptional hydrating qualities and water with a reputation for many other benefits.