Experiences with the Original Martin-Wasserwirbler


The following materials are translated and edited versions of some reports on experiments with the Original Martin-Wasserwirbler (Water Vortex Shower), originally published in "Experimente mit Leitungswasser", Martin-Fischer-Harthun, 1997.

We want to point out that several of the methods described here as well as the theories behind them are subjective, even speculative, and are not considered scientifically validated according to the standards of contemporary natural science. We like to share this information, but encourage everybody to form their own opinion about it.

1. Summary of the paper "Experimente zur Verbesserung des Leitungswassers" (Experiments for the improvement of tap water) by Wilhelm Martin, first published in Kosmische Evolution, Heft 3, 1975.

Many people may think that we have solved the problem of providing drinking water for everyone. However, we force the water with pumps through cylindrical pipes of metal, concrete or plastic without ever having tested which kind of changes occur in the water from this kind of transportation.

Since it is not possible to make available spring water to everybody that has not been pressed through the pipe system, we have to strive for a qualitative and energetical improvement of tap water. To evaluate this kind of qualitative improvement, we need to search for appropriate scientific measuring techniques.

During a conversation with Walter Schauberger (son of Viktor Schauberger) in 1972 on this problem, he suggested the development of a small device that can be attached to the tap or shower and that directs the water into the original spiral movement we can observe in naturally flowing streams and rivers. (Mr. Martin then built the Martin-Wasserwirbler - Wirbel is the German word for vortex.)

Wanting to know if the water is changed in any measurable way after flowing through the Wirbler, Mr. Martin arranged for an analysis in a hydrological laboratory. Unfortunately, the conventional testing methods were not able to evaluate any of the qualitative-energetic processes he was looking for, therefore the results show only minimal quantitative differences:

                                  tap water               tap water after flowing
                                without Wirbler        through Wirbler

pH                                7.15                       7.19
oxygen content                9.36 mg/liter          9.70 mg/liter (= 3.6% increase)
temperature decline          9.8°C                    9.7°C


Nevertheless, the slight temperature decline and increased oxygenisation of the water are remarkable!

To test the influence of Wirbelwasser (vortex water) on biological systems, he carried out many experiments using the method of measuring the electrical skin resistance with a customary ohmmeter. This method has been introduced and successfully employed many hundreds of times by Dr. E. Hartmann from Eberbach, Germany, a member of the research association for "Geo- und Baubiologie", to measure the effects of pathological influences of disturbing locations, nonbiological construction materials, electrostatic plastics and electric wires on the human organism. The graphic recordings of these measurements are called "Geo-Rhythmo-Gramm" (GRG).

To undertake the experiment, an ohmmeter with an 1.5 volt battery sends a direct current through the test person over two copper or brass electrodes of 10 to 20 mm diameter which are grasped briefly and strongly in the test person’s hands every 30 seconds. The readings are entered into a diagram in which the horizontal axis stands for the measuring times and the vertical axis for the body resistance in kilo-ohm.

According to Hartmann, the GRG reveals information about the excitation of the vegetative (autonomic) nervous system and certain colloidal states within the body depending on health, weather, location and environmental conditions.

A smooth curve of the graph with divergences of no more than 0.5 to 1.5 kilo-ohm suggests only minimal environmental disturbances. Figures that differ up to 5 kilo-ohm or more indicate a rather strong negative influence of the surroundings.

This measuring method also shows the effects of different qualities of water on the human organism:

When a bowl with 10 liters (ca. 2.6 gallons) of normal tap water is put under the chair on which the test person is sitting, the readings taken in a disturbed environment remain unchanged. As soon as this bowl is replaced by one filled with Wirbelwasser, the readings calm down to the level of minimal pathological influences, as shown in the graphs:

GRG 1.) was taken in an undisturbed location, as expressed by the smooth course of the graph.

GRG 2.) indicates the strong negative influences of a geo-pathic location with accordingly "jumping" readings of body resistance.

GRG 3.) shows the "calming down" of the measurements in the same geo-pathic location within 10 minutes after placing a bowl with 10 liters of Wirbelwasser under the test person’s chair.

GRG 4.) was taken again in the same disturbed location. This time, a bowl with 10 liters of normal tap water was put under the chair, and the calming effect did not occur. The negative environmental influences continued to affect the test person.

Another possibility to prove differences in water quality is through the crystallization of copper chloride (CuCl2). When a small portion of CuCl2 is dissolved in 8 to 10 times as much water and left to crystallize in room temperature of 18 to 20° C, different qualities of water result in varying forms of crystallisation. Spring water and Wirbelwasser show similiar patterns with clearly visible "needles" growing from the edge toward the center of the dish, while the forms emerging from normal tap water are unclear and chaotic.

These differences are especially good to see when 5 to 7 drops of the CuCl2 - solution crystallize on a slide and are then magnified with a microscope or a slide projector.

Kirlian photographs taken from drops of Wirbelwasser show a similiar strong and structured corona as high quality well water. (We are arranging for a series of Kirlian pictures taken on different qualities of water to put on our website.)

An excellent method to determine the bioenergetic state of the organism is acupuncture. An experiment conducted by an experienced acupuncturist showed a normalisation of previously blocked or disturbed meridians after just outwardly applying some Wirbelwasser to the points. One can now easily imagine the benefits of drinking Wirbelwasser, especially considering that our bodies consist of 70% water. Therefore, the energetic quality of the drinking water is of utmost importance for the health of the organism.

  Water Vortex inside the device,
shown in a Wirbler made from glass.


2. Seed sprouting experiments

2.1 Study undertaken by students at the Community College Weihenstephan, Germany, Dept. for Agriculture

Cress seeds sprouted in Wirbelwasser (tap water after running through the Martin-Wirbler) showed an average 2.4% increase in weight after 5 days compared to those sprouted in normal tap water. To rule out the possibility that any growth enhancement could be a result of the higher oxygen content of the Wirbelwasser, both the Wirbelwasser and the normal tap water were left standing in the open until the oxygen contents in both waters were approx. the same before applying them to the plants.

A subjective evaluation of the appearance had the following results: the students judged 45.5% of the seedlings from the Wirbelwasser-group as being of good quality, 40.0% of medium and 14.5% of bad quality. The ratings for the seedlings grown in normal tap water were 3.7% good quality, 29.6% medium and 66.7% bad quality.

2.2 Study by a student undertaken at the University of Hannover, Germany, Dept. for Agriculture

Treatment with Wirbelwasser resulted in an average increase in the number of germinated seeds of 6.0% with lettuce, 2.2% with cress, 2.8% with canola, and 1.2% with radish seeds.

In a second experiment, radish sprouted and grown in Wirbelwasser showed a 2.0% increase in weight compared to radish treated with normal tap water.

                    Martin-Wirbler (inverted) as fountain in the garden

Here at the Orgone Biophysical Research Lab, we are using several Wasserwirblers in house and garden. Because we have excellent mountain spring water from our well, we cannot detect so much improvement in the taste of the water running through the Wirbler, like many other customers reported. However, using the device in the shower is just marvellous! Our garden plants, watered with Wirbelwasser, are doing excellent, and it defenitely helps with the fast establishment of new plantings and to prevent "transplant shock".

We have a small pond on our property, to provide drinking water for wildlife. Since using a Martin-Wasserwirbler as a fountain (connected to a small solar-powered pump), the water does no longer look stale and muddy after a few days, but remains completely clear!

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