Holy Order of Water: Healing Earth's Waters and Ourselves

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Long gone are the days of drinking naturally pure water from flowing rivers and streams. It is already common today for people to use bottled water or home water filtration systems for their drinking water. How have we come to such a predicament, and what can be done about it? Continuing pollution, ever increasing population and industrial demands, destruction of the rainforests, over-pumping of the ground water are all responsible for the deterioration of water quality- but the underlying reason, as William ...
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Overview

Long gone are the days of drinking naturally pure water from flowing rivers and streams. It is already common today for people to use bottled water or home water filtration systems for their drinking water. How have we come to such a predicament, and what can be done about it? Continuing pollution, ever increasing population and industrial demands, destruction of the rainforests, over-pumping of the ground water are all responsible for the deterioration of water quality- but the underlying reason, as William Marks shows in this wide-ranging, thoughtful book, is a lack of understanding of and respect for the nature of water itself.

Marks covers such diverse topics as water's role in the origin of the universe and of life, cosmic rain and water in interstellar space, water in the myths of various peoples and religious traditions, the power of water in the many forms it takes in the natural world, vortex energy and living water, water and the human body, water healing, and a history of water pollution. He offers hope for the future by discussing the work of such visionaries as Theodor Schwenk and Viktor Schauberger. Marks shows us that finally water can be understood only when seen as the mediator not just between life and death but between the physical world and the spiritual world as well.

About the Author:
William E. Marks has been working with water for most of his life. To experience firsthand the status of America's waters. he made a meandering 7,000-mile horseback journey from San Diego to Maine. He also studied industrial pollution and historical water management practices in Europe, North Africa, Mexico, Canada, Ireland and Australia. He was an environmental water analyst briefly for the City of Newark, New Jersey, and for 15 years he operated a water-testing and research laboratory and an environmental consulting firm on Martha's Vineyard. He is also the founding publisher and editor of Martha's Vineyard Magazine.

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What People Are Saying

Larry Dossey
Water is life, and The Holy Order of Water affirms life. At a time when Earth's waters are under siege, we need Mark's message more than ever before. If there is a Bible of water, this is it.
— (Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Reinventing Medicine and Healing Words)
Ted Danson
Water gives us life--a fact that is certainly not lost on William Marks, whose fascinating book, the Holy Order of Water, helps us to better understand and appreciate what a precious gift it is. Readers won't find a more intimate, spiritual, and informative look at what is without question the world's most vital and versatile resource.
— (Ted Danson, Founding President, American Oceans Campaign)
Walter Cronkite
This is an extraordinary book, the results of one man's passionate effort to save us—to save civilization—from our ignorant waste of our precious water resources.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780880104838
  • Publisher: SteinerBooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,048,286
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2005

    The Saving Grace of Water Consciousness

    William E. Marks provides an exquisite, holsitic analysis of the most mysterious and special of the five elements--water. As fundamentalism runs rampant and end of days theologies abound, Marks gives a healthy alternative for the seeker of a peaceful and sustainable existence for our species. Flowing through philosophy, religion, history, science, and health--Marks illuminates how water always has been and continues to be humanity's saving grace. Revere water, revere life. Revere life, and the infinite potential of humanity may be realized.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2005

    AN AWESOME BOOK FOR THE NEW YEAR- 2005

    I received this book as a Christmas present along with The Message From Water by Masaru Emoto. The year of 2005 will be a special year for the world to grow spiritually. I highly recommend this book to be on the list of those who wish to evolve in this process. I felt like I was actually 'there' as the author relates his life work with water and the resulting spiritual wisdom brought to his life. I now see the connection between a Higher Power and Water, a connection that hadn't occurred to me previously. I am grateful for the new ideas that this book has brought me. By reading this book, ones spiritual and emotional intelligence naturally increase.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2004

    Finally, a book that says it all on our most precious commodity

    Holy Order of Water is a comprehensive study of our most precious commodity. It is a well written, fascinating and easy to read book on a very serious subject. I highly recommend it to everyone. You cannot afford to miss this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2003

    An Outstanding Read

    I have been involved with the water industry for twenty years. William Marks has forever changed my view of our most precious resource. An exceptional insight for anyone interested in our environment and our future.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2004

    A book of hope and healing.

    I highly recommend The Holy Order of Water. I read it cover-to-cover, and it has changed the way I think about life on earth. Author William E. Marks notes that ¿In all my readings and travels around the globe, it appears as though people are awakening to the idea that all life is related through water.¿ I¿ve often wondered about the saying that the beat of a butterfly wing can be felt around the world. Maybe this idea, that water currents connect us all, is the reason why. If the water connecting us all holds an energetic current of balance and vitality instead of pollution and despair in the ways that he shows are possible in this book, then maybe by healing ourselves and our local environments we can we bit by bit change the world. This thought provoking book has given me a great deal of hope.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2002

    A Spirited Portrait of Water

    Marks' fine book has educated and inspired me to be more sensitive towards water conservation efforts in my community, and more aware of how important water is to every facet of human existence. Most of all, Marks' writing style makes complicated scientific theories accessible to the 'average reader' like me. His stories of his travels and experiences are vivid and fascinating. I've bought five copies of this book for my friends, too. If the politicians in Washington had read this book, we might have a better future.

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