This very readable book is a valuable resource for anyone concerned about the current problems associated with global warming and climate change. Alanna has compiled the results of an enormous amount of research on the subject of water. I have learnt a great deal from this book. As Alanna says in her Introduction: 'It focuses on water in the Australian context (and beyond), its various manifestations, unique characteristics and abilities, and especially its folklore and spiritual dimensions.' Alanna's easy writing style and ability to evaluate and encapsulate a lot of data, putting it all in context, makes this a fascinating read.

Although this research spans the globe as well as the millennia, it is set out in such a way as to allow immediate and easy access to any information required. Alanna has divided the book into four parts, each with headings, sub-headings, and giving the page numbers so useful! The four parts are headed:

Waters of the Earth;
Waters of Power and Mystery;
Water of the Sky and
Restoring the Waters.

This is a 'must have' book that will be read and re-read many times.

Review by Sue Bussell
Natural Resonance Study Group
September 2007