This book is an amazing introduction to a whole new world of water. Beautiful photographic images show us the effect of positive and negative vibrations on water, revealed through ice crystal formations. The difference between water subjected to the words “love and gratitude” and “dirty” is quite eye-opening, and the variation between water exposed to the words “mother’s home cooking” and “fast food” will make you think very carefully about how you prepare your food. Lawrence Ellyard is a student of Masaru Emoto, whose images of ice crystal formations intrigued us some years ago, and The Spirit of Water includes some photographs not previously published. But this book offers much more than beautiful images. There is a wealth of information on water: its chemical content, the different properties of water, how water is used, and how much water there is on the planet. And there is a whole section on hado – the Japanese word for frequency, or wave. It is this hado that brings about the changes within water when it is exposed to different words or sounds. Hado affects us, and there is a chapter of practical hado exercises, including the hado smile, which has a surprising effect on our whole being. This is a fascinating book, with material to satisfy the scientist and the philosopher. And some lovely pictures, too!