The Fourth Phase of Water: Beyond Solid, Liquid, Vapor

I have spent years researching and reading about water. I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that by far the most valuable resource when it comes to learning about the properties and behaviour of water can be found in a book that I just finished reading called the Fourth Phase of Water: Beyond Solid Liquid Vapor.

The author of the book is Gerald H. Pollack who is Professor at the University of Washington and the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal WATER. The man is truly at the very top of the heap when it comes to studying water as you will discover if you Google the man or the book.

If you buy this book, don’t expect to read a glorified sales pitch as it is written by a scientist whose motives are far beyond the pursuit of money. That doesn’t stop Dr. Joe Mercola from putting his money making spin on Pollack’s work in an interview and article seen here: The video is 36 minutes long and well worth your time. Mercola’s mercenary summary of the information is about what you would expect from a man who sees money in everything.

What impresses me the most about Pollack is that the man challenges the concepts that science bestows upon us that don’t make common sense or fail to fully explain things. Once Pollack recognized a glitch in the matrix of the scientific explanation of water, he set about testing and explaining the results from a different perspective. That might sound like fun, but the career risks associated with taking on the scientific establishment are only for those with the strongest constitution.

The book starts off with Pollack asking you to consider 15 Everyday Mysteries that defied scientific explanation (even from leading experts) and then he addresses the Mysteries throughout the book. The book takes us through some of the history of why so little is known about water despite its incredible importance and abundance in our world. I was fascinated by the stories of Boris Dragand’s “Polywater” debacle and Jacques Benveniste’s “Water Memory” debacle. Those scientists were professionally castrated by their peers who refused to accept new facts in lieu of maintaining their professional standing.

I don’t want to give the story away because this is an incredibly worthwhile read but I will tell you that you will learn about Pollack’s proposed fourth phase of water call EZ (Exclusion Zone) which Pollack describes as “a liquid crystal with properities analogous to those of raw egg white”. Pollack tells us that if his theories are a valid explanation of water’s character, then the most appropriate phase sequence of water would be solid, liquid-crystalline, liquid, and vapor. You will learn about his four Foundational Principles of water which incudes: 1) water has four phases 2) water stores energy 3) water gets energy from light and 4) like-charged entities can attract one another.

You will discover that water is much more than simply a medium where things happen.

I urge interested readers to check out the website of Pollack’s publisher and buy the book at: You have the option to buy an actual copy or an e-copy. I would strongly recommend the physical copy as I marked up the copy repeatedly and consider the book to be an important part of my library.

I think it is a pretty safe bet that I will be referring to Pollack’s work again in the future as the content of his work sinks in and I figure out how to apply it to what I think I have learned about ionized water.

Thanks for reading.

2 Responses to The Fourth Phase of Water: Beyond Solid, Liquid, Vapor

  1. Hi Rob,

    I could not agree more with you. This book is the finest piece of water literature I’ve come across.
    Pick it up if you are interested in water.


    • Heh Jody:

      I’m sure Professor Pollack will appreciate your endorsement.

      For those that don’t know Jody Spencer, he is an very knowledgeable guy when it comes to water. If you live in Australia and are interested in healthy water, check him out.

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