This Livestream airs on Sept. 27, 2020 at 4pm Pacific Time (11am New Zealand Time on Sept. 28)
Guest Matt Thornton
Matt is a dear friend who is just as passionate about water as I am. His career began as a fighter pilot which led on to 35 years in various fields of aviation...but there was a pivotal moment in his life when water became not only his passion, but spiritual teacher of kinds....
Over the years Matt has observed various forms of water from the skies such as clouds, storms and halos, but he has been deeply moved by the beauty of our Planets meandering rivers and lakes that look like artforms from above.
His mentor and friend, Dr. Masaru Emoto taught Matt about the meaning and importance of the 'Hado' of water which he will explain in our interview. We will go very deep into some rarely discussed philosophical topics that might well propel your heart and mind towards new depths of water appreciation, as well as an appreciation for the water inside of you.
Matt is currently working with both indigenous elders as well as the scientific community to create an online gathering for World Water day next year. I believe this gathering is significant because it is not only bringing awareness to the lifeblood of the planet, but my hope is that it may also affirm ancient and indigenous wisdom with new science.
About Matt Thornton:
Matt Thornton is a water sommelier, water researcher, Emoto Hado instructor, entrepreneur, speaker and storyteller on water related issues from the ‘new science of water’ to environmental, water consciousness and traditional water wisdoms and is dedicated to creating a New Water Conscious Generation.
Trained by Master Jason Chan for over 20 years he's a qualified Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Chi Yoga Teacher, Ling Chi Practitioner, and will confess to being a long time student of subtle energies in Physics, Metaphysics, Consciousness, BioGeometry, Alchemy and the Kabbalah.
Trained by the late great Dr Emoto, Matt heads up the Emoto Peace Project UK, the mission of which is to teach all children on earth the true nature of water and is cofounder and global ambassador of the ‘Fellowship of the Spring’, a cadre of water guardians and protectors created to educate and inspire water guardianship and introduce ‘Wild Law’ and the ‘Rights of Nature’ to the UK and further afield.*
Matt actually began his profession as a fighter pilot and operational test pilot of 20 years responsible for introducing next generation fighter aircraft into service becoming well versed in developing new thinking, protocols and operations in highly dynamic and often hostile environments, known more now for offering experiences and understanding of water and is pursuing this critical need for a generation to completely ‘Rethink Water’ with a trans-disciplinary and multi-dimensional approach including ceremony and prayer to a return to reverence for all waters.
A water and business architect and entrepreneur Matt is founder of an ecosystem of water ventures under the umbrella name of ‘The New Water Generation’ a social enterprise which architects water solutions to domestic, commercial, communities and bottled water with new water technologies, environmental harmonisation alongside a new model for understanding water to restore, revitalise and rewild our urban waters. It brings some of the world's leading experts in water science, water technologies, environment, water crystallography, traditional wisdoms and water consciousness together under one roof.
His projects include ‘Water Stories’ a series of films & documentaries that weave forgotten and traditional wisdoms with new water science for children, mainstream and science audiences to accelerate this new water understanding and exposure into mainstream thinking; the ‘London Water Laboratory’ which will look at water structure, new technologies, the physiological effects of pollution and introduce a series of vibrationally imprinted waters designed to counteract ailments, virus and diseases; ‘Urban Springs’ which are a series of community environmentally harmonised drinking foundations emulating the quality, energy and flow of natural springs into urban environments.
“When we begin to understand water, the roadmap to ending all pollution will begin”
About This Series:
The ancients and indigenous people have always believed that water is a living being. Scientists tell us that water came from meteorites making it an alien substance. What do we really know about it? This channel gives Water a voice and a platform to reveal it's incredible ability to respond to human consciousness as well as its environment. What will it say? How does it see us? What can it teach us and is it alive? I will cover topics that interweave water with science, art and spirituality, gently teasing open the veil of mystery surrounding the element that is WATER.
About Veda Austin:
Veda Austin is a New Zealand water researcher, author, artist and mother of three. For nearly a decade she has been photographing water in a ‘state of creation’, the state between liquid and ice that she believes is responsive to consciousness. Veda views this important phase from three perspectives. Scientifically, water is becoming a liquid crystal, artistically, water is free to design, and from a spiritual level, water enters a phase of fluidity between space and time, and is in a place of ‘becoming’. Her technique is called Collective Molecular Photography (CMP) and captures macroscopic photos of water 'responding' to a variety of influences within a crystallographic medium.
Her desire to find a unifying force that upheld the principles of life, nature, and the cosmos manifested when she began her journey with water at the deepest of levels. Inspired by the genius of Viktor Schauberger, Marcel Vogel, Theodor Schwenk and Rudolf Steiner, Veda embraced a Goethean approach, weaving science with phenomena based learning and years of refined observation. For her, water is not limited, it enters the bodies of people as freely as it enters the bodies of ants…it can be found in the Heavens as well as the Earth, and it never dies, it is always reincarnating between liquid, solid and gas. Veda believes water is FLOW...it does what it is.
With such an extensive collection of photographs Veda’s work could easily baffle the rational mind, but by sheer consistency and quantity cannot be disregarded. In fact, Veda believes that through this medium of art an emotional connection can be formed with water, and that this is key to creating change in the way we treat our natural world. She says, "If we think water can feel, we will care for it. If we think it is intelligent, we will learn from it."
Veda's passion for water extends out of the freezer and into primary schools where she donates time teaching water science and cleverly intertwines it with art projects. She loves to reconnect children to the living water systems inside and outside of their bodies, believing that the 'tamariki' (children) are the water bearers of the future.