Every film and story needs a hero.
Ours is Water.

This is the story of our extraordinary hero, existing from the beginning of time
in far parts of our galaxy, yet also creating life on our wonderful planet,
how she/he is now misunderstood, captured and abused and,
  to complete the film, how friends are waking up from a sleep and coming to help.

So why have we called the film DIVINE WATER?

The Dictionary Meanings can provide simple answers to this:

DIVINE means four things....

      As a verb

      As an adjective

Through this film we want you to discover the wondrous qualities of water...to understand it comprehensively, even to the extent of realizing its apparently god-like capacities.

In mythology and traditional societies when perceptions were more direct and less filtered by the intellect, water was simply considered to be a god. Maybe they were (and are) right, in that it is a creative original substance through which all life is created and formed, through which all life is maintained?

And now modern science, especially quantum sciences, are entertaining surprisingly similar concepts about water, its energies and capacities. 

We will also film people who have experienced water deeply, in its aery, icy and liquid conditions, in abundance and scarcity, sharing with us the profound truths and lessons they have learned about this (really) amazing element.

So who are we, the film makers?

PRODUCER: the Healing Water Institute

The Healing Water Institute has a history going back to the 1970s, through the work of John Wilkes and earlier to the 1950s, with George Adams and other scientific colleagues. Our charitable purpose in design, research and education is to help increase water’s capacity to support life. 

In New Zealand the Healing Water Institute is a charitable trust, (entity #407408) registered as a donee organization, shown in the Inland Revenue Department website, enabling tax rebates for gifts from within New Zealand. It is managing the finances of the film which is being made in New Zealand, though filmed worldwide.

This enables us to create a theatrical standard full length film for a relatively small amount of money, because of recent technical filming developments and also because the NZ$ is presently a bit more than half of a US$. In this gives more purchasing power per dollar.

However the Healing Water Institute is a group of trusts, existing also in Britain and the USA, both now in process of becoming charities or not-for-profits. This closely associated group of three Healing Water Institutes is the producer and owner of the film.


Iain Trousdell Iain has been active helping water for three decades in England and New Zealand and more recently has been traveling extensively raising awareness about water’s condition and deeper nature, and developing water treatment eco-technology. As well as acting as Executive Producer and fundraising for the film, he is also developing the film's conceptual content. He is based in New Zealand.


INTERVIEWEES in the Funding Trailer

The funding trailer is just under 8 minutes long so contributions could only be relatively short. We have much more in our Interview Archives for the final full length documentary.

Robert BlyRobert Bly
Robert is an American poet, regarding as one of the leading poets in the world. He is also an author, activist and leader of the Mythopoetic Men’s Movement who has had a profound impact worldwide on thought concerning the nature of the human being, through his essays, seminars, books and poetry, as well as his translations of ancient and modern poets. Central to his world concept is the acceptance of deep wells of wisdom within humanity.

Fritjof Capra Dr Fritjof Capra
Fritjof Capra, Ph.D., author and physicist and systems theorist, is a founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, which promotes ecology and systems thinking. He is on the faculty of Schumacher College, an international center for ecological studies in England and  is the author of five international bestsellers on scientific thought. His most recent book, The Science of Leonardo, published in 2007, is the first complete crystallization of Leonardo’s entire body of work into a coherent, unified whole.

Brock Dolman

Brock is director of the Water Institute in Northern California and is widely known for his work in Permaculture and watershed community creation. In particular he is a very effective communicator who brings his passion for water and life to influence people. His experience ranges from the study of wildlife biology and watershed ecology, to the practice of habitat restoration, education about regenerative human settlement, and ecological literacy activism towards societal transformation.

Bishop Gerard LaPlante
The Rev. Fr. Gerard LaPlante was consecrated in 1979 as Bishop of the Old Catholic Church of British Columbia and serves a congregation of several thousands. He grew up in the Canadian outback and has long memories of the how nature used to be there. He is committed to multi cultural understanding and to humanity working closely with nature. We are privileged to have his views committed to tape in our film.

William MarksWilliam E. Marks
William is a water philosopher and author of The Holy Order of Water and editor of the award winning Water Voices, which have had a significant impact on the way people view and value water worldwide. He has dedicated his life to befriending water in nature and has developed deep insights into its nature and capacity. He lives in Martha’s Vineyard in north East Coast of the USA and also more recently includes New Zealand as home.

Karl MaretDr Karl Maret
Karl is both a medical doctor, specializing in subtle energy medicine, and a bio-medical engineer. He has traveled extensively, including conducting medical research on Mt Everest. He also lectures internationally about water and has dedicated his life to help evolve new ways of thinking and practice to create a better future. He is featured in the Center for Visionary Leadership and lives near Santa Cruz, in California, practicing medicine.

Daniel PaulyProfessor Dr Daniel Pauly
Daniel Pauly is a French born biologist, internationally respected for his studies about human impacts on global fisheries. He is a professor and the project leader of the Sea Around Us Project within the Fisheries Centre of the University of British Columbia, Canada and supervises students in four languages on five continents. He has devoted recent decades to studying, documenting and promoting policies to mitigate the impact of fisheries on the world’s marine ecosystems. The concepts and software which Dr Pauly co-developed, and documented in over 500 scientific and general-interest publications are used throughout the world.

Pauline TangioraPauline Tangiora Q.S.M.
Pauline is a Maori elder from the Rongomaiwahine Tribe on the East Coast of the North Island of Aotearoa/New Zealand. She is a Justice of the Peace, and representative member of many international Indigenous Peoples and Earth Environment Peace groups. She has represented Aotearoa at many international forums and was a consultant to the International Steering Committee of the World Court Project.

Iain TrousdellIain Trousdell
Iain is co-director with John Wilkes of the Healing Water Institute in England, USA and NZ and a leading pioneer of Flowform eco-technology. He has spent a lifetime experiencing water, deepening ideas of its central spiritual position on our planet and lives in New Zealand, deep in the South Pacific.


Alice WatersAlice Waters
Alice one of the best-known and most influential American chefs who is credited with single-handedly creating a culinary social revolution there. A champion of locally-grown and fresh ingredients, she has promoted organic products heavily in her restaurants, in her books, and in her Edible Schoolyard program which was introduced into the Berkeley school system and is now international with the Slow Food Nation, showing the transformative power of growing, cooking, and sharing food.

Julia WhittyJulia Whitty
Julia was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and emigrated as a child to the United States with her Tasmanian and Anglo-Indian mother. Travel, diving and environmental action and other cross-cultural experiments are in her blood. Her latest award-winning book The Fragile Edge was published in 2007, written out of a concern for our decreasing water quality. She has developed considerable influence through her writing, especially regarding life forms created where land and sea meet.

  INTERVIEWEES already filmed
whose fascinating work and ideas may be included in the final film 

Rustum RoyProf Rustum Roy, Professor Emeritus
Pennsylvania State University, re quantum physics of water. His interview explains why it is time quantum physicists had their say about water, not just engineers and chemists.


Hoji Alimi Hoji Alimi
is CEO of OCULUS Innovative Science which has developed an extraordinary medical water, Dermycin that is apparently effective in killing hospital superbugs and increases healing rates in diabetic ulcers.

Jay HarmonJay Harmon
from Pax Scientific Inc. developing more efficient and harmonic engineering from highly sophisticated forms in nature. Jay is an Australian living in San Francisco.

Frank ChesterFrank Chester, a researcher into seven sided alchemical polygons that point to new insights into the life processes of the heart. Frank lives and teaches in California.

Varda BurstynVarda Burstyn, is a Canadian award-winning author, political writer, cultural critic, and public policy consultant living in Vancouver.


William TrubridgeWilliam Trubridge is the free diving world record holder to 108 metres deep, a discipline where the diver holds his breath and dives without any accompanying breathing equipment. He shares with us his extraordinarily personal experience of water and how it can give so much and take away so much. William is from New Zealand and lives in the Bahamas.

Michael Presley is a weatherman and Biodynamic gardener, with profound insights into the weather as the breath of the earth. He lives in Sonoma County, California.


Future interviewees will be noted here as we arrange them.

Dr Izumi Masukawa  is a leading Japanese water consultant and subtle energy scientist as well as artist and Koto performer. She lives north of Tokyo and travels extensively helping water.

John Wilkes is the English inventor and pioneer of Flowform eco-technology, increasing water's capacity to support life. He is also most knowledgable about metamorphosis in life processes in nature.

Pictured Left: John Wilkes (with hat) in discussion with Prof Costantino Giorgetti outside the Healing Water Institute, England.

Nick Thomas
is carrying on the path curve counterspace geometric work of George Adams and Lawrence Edwards which is a breakthrough in understand the way nature creates form. He lives in north London.

Peter Andrews of Victoria, Australia has created and proven a revolutionary and vitally important land forming system that captures rainwater and replenishes the aquafers to a remarkable degree.

Dr Ann Szaur
of Hawaii, who has experienced and studied the subtle life power of rhythm and the figure8 pattern throughout nature which is at the heart of what water carries everywhere it supports living beings.

Peter Proctor
of New Zealand, who has spent a long lifetime practicing and promoting Biodynamic agriculture around the world, but especially in India where this method is now spreading rapidly at grass roots level. Biodynamics reduces irrigation needs by 50% and also helps bring water back down into the aquafer through deepened subsoil permeated by long plant roots.
(His amazing work can be seen in the DVD
see http://www.cloudsouthfilms.co.nz/order.html)

Further Interviewee Profiles