Water: The Essence of Life
Water enables life on Earth.
Human beings can survive three weeks without food, but only three days without water.
According to H.H. Mitchell, water forms 83% of the lungs, 79% of muscles and kidneys, 73% of the brain and the heart, 64% of the skin and 31% of even the bones.
The dominating content of body fluids in humans is made up of body water.
Approximately 60-65% of body water is contained within the cells (in intracellular fluid) with the other 35-40% of body water contained outside the cells (in extracellular fluid).
This fluid component outside the cells includes the fluid between the cells (interstitial fluid), lymph and blood. There are approximately 6 to 10 liters of lymph in the body, compared to 3.5 to 5 liters of blood.
Whether it is in the form of amniotic fluid, cerebrospinal fluid, saliva, semen, breast milk, sweat, tears, urine or blood, water plays an essential role in the formation and maintenance of life on Earth.
Water and the Aether
While the mainstream scientific understanding of water is based almost entirely on an awareness of its chemical properties, there is additional research and information that strongly suggests a far more mysterious and intriguing relationship between water and the nature of reality as we know it.
Put succinctly, water is intimately related to the aether, the energy of the vacuum, the energy of the zero point.
Dark Energy and the Aether
Mainstream science currently views a majority of the universe as being made up of as yet invisible energy, also referred to as “dark energy.”
Assuming that the standard model of cosmology is correct, the best current measurements indicate that dark energy contributes 68.3% of the total energy in the present-day observable universe.
The mass–energy of dark matter and ordinary (baryonic) matter contribute 26.8% and 4.9%, respectively, and other components such as neutrinos and photons contribute a very small amount.
The density of dark energy (~ 7 × 10−30 g/cm3) is very low, much less than the density of ordinary matter or dark matter within galaxies.
However, it comes to dominate the mass–energy of the universe because it is uniform across space.
You might even refer to this energetic phenomenon as a kind of “ocean” of energy.
More than a century ago the scientific community once conceived of the universe as being permeated by an ocean of energy called the aether.
Although mainstream science has since discarded the aether as a reality (due to the poorly designed Michelson-Morley experiment), it has inadvertently replaced it with the notions of zero point energy and dark energy (which, by the way, are essentially the same thing as the aether).
Regardless of whether we refer to this phenomenon as the aether, dark matter or dark energy, the central idea is identical: the universe is made up of an obscure, imperceptible force from which manifested light, matter and energy are sourced.
This is the cosmic sea in which everything arises, is made manifest and to which it returns.
Creation Myths and the Relationship Between Water and the Aether
In her book, Water Codes, Carly Nuday, Ph.D.establishes a connection between the world’s wisdom traditions and the mysterious aether that forms the physical world.
It is within the ancient texts and indigenous traditions that we see this primordial ocean of creative energy likened to the properties of water.
The representation of the aether as water lies at the center of the world’s creation myths, and is often esteemed as the very Spirit, or modus operandi, of the Creator.
What follows are just a few of the world’s sacred creation stories that revolve around water and primordial consciousness.
“And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”
~ The Bible, Genesis 1:2
“In the beginning were darkness, chaos and water.”
~ St. Epiphanius
“In the beginning there was only the Creator. From him the water was formed; from the water heated, the foam was formed.”
~ Rig Veda, Hymn of Creation I 2.1
“There was not the non-existent nor the existent then. A Darkness was in the beginning hidden by darkness. This was all water.
~ Vedic Creation
“First the gods, and subsequently all beings, arose from the fusion of salt water (Tiamat) and sweet water (Apsu).”
~ Assyro-Babylonian Creation
“(In the beginning) . . . Apsu (sweet water), the first one, their begetter and maker Tiamat (salt water), who bore them all, had mixed their waters together . . . when yet no gods were manifest, nor names pronounced, nor destinies decreed, then gods were born within them.”
~ Mesopotamian Babylonian Creation
“In the beginning, the sun-god Atum (Ameb-Re) resided in Nun, the primordial ocean.”
~ Egyptian Heliopolitan Creation
“In the beginning there is nothingness. Gradually this space filled with water . . . .”
~ Norse Creation, Originating from Northern European, Germanic, Scandinavian and Baltic Tribes
“At the beginning of time, Narayana lay floating on the primeval waters. After many ages, Narayana began to create the universe.”
~ Early Hindu Creation
“The first being, named Mbombo, presided over a dark and watery world.”
~ Bakuba Creation, Africa
“In the beginning, in the dark, there was nothing but water.”
~ Bushongo Creation, Central Africa
“Thousands of years ago, there was no land or sun nor moon nor stars, and the world was only a great sea of water.”
~ Ancient Filipino Creation
“In the beginning, the gods were situated above a primordial body of water.”
~ Siberian Altaic, Northern American and Eastern Europe Creation (Earth-Diver Narrative)
“In the beginning there was no earth to live on, only a watery abyss.”
~ Iroquois Creation