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The Holy Order of Water

Healing the Earth's Waters and Ourselves

October 2001
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  • Publisher
    Bell Pond Books
  • Published
    16th October 2001
  • ISBN 9780880104838
  • Language English
  • Pages 256 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

Long gone are the days of drinking naturally pure water from flowing rivers and streams—or even your tap. Today it is becoming common practice to use bottled or filtered water. How did we arrive at such a state, and what can we do about it?

Pollution, ever-increasing population, industrial pressures, rainforest destruction, and ground water waste have all led to the deterioration of water quality, yet the underlying problem—as Marks shows in his wide-ranging, thoughtful book—is the general lack of understanding of the nature of water itself.

Marks’ topics are as diverse: water’s role in the origin of the universe and life itself; cosmic rain and water in interstellar space; water in the traditional myths and religions; the power of water in its many forms 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 visionaries such as Theodor Schwenk and Viktor Schauberger.

We see that, in the end, one cannot understand water unless it is viewed as a mediator—not only between life and death, but also between the physical and the spiritual worlds.

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.
Walter Cronkite

"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

"At a time when Earth's waters are under siege, we need Marks' 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

"What we need to know about water and why we need to know it ... an evocative and compelling book that informs the mind while nourishing the spirit."
Susan Seacrest, President and Founder of the Groundwater Foundation

"William Marks has spent a lifetime fighting for clean water, being touched by water, and even healed by water. In this fascinating mix of science and memoir he shows us how to find a future for our fragile planet by increasing our sense of value for water. An inspiring and free-flowing work."
David Rothenberg, author of Blue Cliff Record and Sudden Music, editor of Writing on Water

" inspiration to all of us in the quest for clean water and a healthy life."
The Courier

C O N T E N T S:


1. The Well
2. Cosmic Rain
3. Water of Life
4. Water Weather
5. Vortex Energy

6. The Desert
7. Is Water Myth Water Truth?
8. Ritual

9. Dead Fish
10. A Brief History of Water Polution
11. Deforestation and Dams
12. Water Wars

13. Healing Heart
14. Our Human Bodies and Water
15. A Brief History of Water Healing
16. Healing Our Earth and Ourselves

17. The Power of One
18. The Awakening
19. One Water Family


William Marks

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.