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Museum of Water is an invitation to take part and to have your say.

The context we are making this work in has changed with each new water crisis. The Museum’s travels around Britain began and continued in years of repeated and catastrophic floods, first in Somerset then in Cumbria. The American water crises of Flint, Nestle and DAPL have brought new focus to global water management and sourcing. Water rights have never been so hotly contested: the bottled water industry nears a global market value of $200 billion, with a huge alternative cost to the world in plastic consumption.

We have had the chance to travel from the Netherlands to Australia, from flood to drought, re-tracing ancient trade routes for a whole new exchange. We work in Australia now in the age of a ‘nil by water’ immigration policy, but also at a time when rivers nearby have been given human rights. Before our eyes the Mediterranean Sea has turned from pleasure garden to graveyard, as the flood of refugees escaping from a drought and water war in Syria has brought to breaking point the coping and caring strategies of different countries, questioning our kindness and threatening the very coalition of Europe.

No one could have predicted the shocking change of contexts this water work has encountered, and of course our relationship with water will continue to adapt rapidly over the coming years, in new and unexpected ways. Museum of Water is an act of witness. It explores the boundary lines of our bodies and our thinking, and considers more fluid way of understanding the world and our inter-relations.

Museum of Water has travelled to over 50 different sites worldwide, been visited by over 40,000 people, and currently holds over 1000 bottles in the collection. These range from a melted snowman to a burst London water main and water from the last ice age, a muddy puddle in Birmingham to a canal in Rotterdam, water from Lourdes, Mecca and the Ganges, condensation from a Falmouth window, Ghost water and bad dream water, 20-year-old evaporated snow from Maine, a new born baby’s bath water, Norwegian spit, three types of urine, two different breaths and water from a bedside table said to be infused with dreams.

Eadi Solanki-Jackson (2007) - Water from a river in India

Rebecca Sharrocks (8-10/03/2013) - Rain Water collected over 2 days

Kipp Bryan (10/03/2013) - Sea water, fizzy water, and a bath bomb

Sidney (08/03/2013) - Water from my brother’s bath, 1 week after his operation. Water makes him feel better

Amy Sharrocks (19/05/2009) - Water from the Thames, collected at the end of the WALBROOK River Walk

Rocky (2012 Summer Holiday) - Greek painting with blue and white. Inside stones from Greece. The tap water reminds me of the sea and my holiday

Violet Bensley (10/03/2013) - Rusty water from my bird bath

Jesse Allmon (12/03/2013) - Water from my fish tank

Esme Supple (10/03/2013) - Hospital water and tap water

​Catrin Jones (Jan 2013) - My melted snowman

Smokey Quartz | ☯ | crystal healing

The stone of Power, the Seeker Stone

Chakra(s): Sacral and Base

Smokey quartz stands for facing life, giving strength & motivation to meet new challenges.


☽ MindBodySoul ☾


“Smokey quartz is considered to be a perfect stone for meditation as it helps refine the vibratory energies within body and create clarity of the mind thus facilitating access to subconscious wisdom. It grounds during the meditation and facilitates alignment between the lower and higher selves. It activates the flow of the kundalini energy and enables access to higher states of consciousness.” - (Dominique Allmon)

 

✦ MIND Smokey quartz is a fundamental calming, grounding stone. Brings balance into our natural yin and yang energies. Allows a clear path to be established by removing negative thoughts and energies. Gives renewed strength to overcome inner grief, promoting personal pride and creativity. Smokey quartz can transform energy by taking negative thoughts, anger, uneasiness and elevating it into positivity. Aids on keeping one’s mind focused in order to pursue personal goals and dreams. Clears up communication difficulties to dissolve mental and emotional blockages that can get in the way of perception or learning. Provides the mental stability for meditations or any type of healing work. For flightiness or unclearing thinking this stone gives a gentle, steady energy compared to other grounding stones. It is a great aid with insomnia, nightmares, addictions, and hyperactivity.  Acts as a barrier around the person carrying or wearing it. Often used by energy healers to protect and ground their energy for sessions.

✦ BODY Strengthens the supporting and connective tissues as well as the muscles. Stabilizes the joints and stimulates fertility by activating the production of the sexual glands. Promotes detoxification (tissues & organs), facilitating healing by regulating the minerals in the body. Also works on the physical health of the abdomen organs. Helpful with the aliments of the hands and feet. Aids in healing back problems, cramps, and alleviates pain and nerves. It is also believed to protect against radiation, pollution, and electromagnetic smog.

✦ SOUL Provides psychic protection. Helps to manifest dreams. Also collects scattered energies, while dissolving anything negative. Clears blocked energy in the chakras. Will assist with grounding, centering, and enhancing awareness and dreams. Is the antidote for misuse with the Herkimer diamond (astral travel, dreams) allowing one to reconnect back the reality of their physical body, giving a down-to-earth energy and allows return to a solid earthly spirit. Can be used during mediation to connect with the higher Self to access subconscious wisdom, while providing that stable grounded link. Often used to pray to ancestors and anchoring (negative) energy back into the earth to dissipate naturally.



*disclaimer: posted for informational use only. herbs and crystals can compliment any regular medical care not necessarily replace them.

A B-1B Lancer flies a combat patrol over Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The B-1B has the capability to carry guided and unguided weapons and deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision weapons against specific targets. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon)

An F-15E Strike Eagle flies over Afghanistan. The F-15E’s primary role in Afghanistan is providing close-air support for ground troops. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon)