Water: Our Life Blood

Dr. Brian O'Leary

Review of The Story of Water, U.K., 2010 (in the U.S., The Spiritual Life of Water), a book by Alick Bartholomew

“If only we could see that water is the essential life blood of the planet and cannot be separated from the natural environment, we could then start to work with nature whose husbandry of water is so efficient.”  The Story of Water, p. 262

How we treat our water is a metaphor for how we treat ourselves and the environment. The prognosis is not good for either ourselves or the environment unless we radically re-design our water systems and their connections to energy, health, food and waste systems. Water doesn’t like to be polluted, diverted and dammed up, and neither do we. Water needs to be clean and flow freely and responds positively to being loved and respected.

Story of WaterAlick Bartholomew has written a magnificent book,

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