Nature of Dew

Concerning the nature of dew

A calm cool night with no clouds in sight, the moon shines down illuminating the many blades of grass in the field ahead. Not even a breath of wind is stirring amongst the many forms of life awaiting the rising of the early morning sun. The air, slightly warm is cool but not uncomfortable holding just above twelve degrees Celsius late into august on this particular morning. The grass is wet with moisture. Millions of tiny water bubbles have condensed during the cooling of the night onto the warm plant life thoroughly covering everything with an eerie glow. My bare feet are wet but not cold. The field stretched on into the east, void of any forests or hills visible in the horizon creating a perfect environment for the upcoming procreation of pure water by the early morning sun fertilizing the millions of dew drop embryos. For the most pronounced and developed dew drops, a particular location must be orientated in such a way with the sun (this is strongly influenced by the time of year) that the geological and topographical features as well as the correct types and quantities of absorbed particles are aligned at the proper angle.

Minutes before the first rays of light peek over the horizon, a slight breath of wind is felt. The air is alive. Small amounts of motion are evident everywhere, trees leaves are gently fluttering, the tips of grass swaying occasionally as the wind caresses all life. The thermometer reads ten degrees, the temperature is dropping. There is now enough light to see the thermometer without the flashlight and looking again after about ten minutes the temperature had dropped a total of five degrees. The wind picking up sways everything in a to and fro motion. The sun itself is not yet visible over the horizon yet there is enough light to see. My feet are now quite cold and a chill has set in from the wind. All night long it had been a consistent twelve degrees yet now with a glimpse of light on the horizon the temperature is colder. What is the meaning of this? What forces of energy are at play? Should the suns light not warm the earth and air at all times? Why should a decrease in air temperature precede the arrival of the sun? 

The tiny little sacs of water I had seen in the night with the flashlight had seemed to have grown. Now they look as if the were suddenly going to burst, as they cling to the blades of grass. Some are even joining and forming very large drops directly on the tips of the blades holding themselves erect. Now all of the grass with a thick coating of dew is standing profoundly straight reaching for the heavens defying gravity itself. Hours before the blades were somewhat bent over and had far less weight to support. How can this be? 

Once the sun fully became evident over the horizon a particular observation seemed to stand out. Normally we would think the increase in temperature from the suns rays would cause the dew to become lighter and begin to evaporate relieving the burden of weight allowing the grass to stand erect. However the longer the sun was up the dew drop became heavier and began to droop bending many of the tips of grass downwards towards the earth. 

The following are portions of Viktor Schauberger’s writings translated and edited by Callum Coats found in The Fertile Earth volume three of the eco-technology series. 


“Dew can only be formed in very particular places and environments. These must possess all the geological and topographical features conductive to the intermixture of specific diffuse substances. The location itself must be oriented so that the ur-fertilisation of geospheric ethericities by the early rays of the rising sun can take place at the proper angle. Temperature is another important factor and should not be overlooked, for it is only the still heatless rays of the sun that enable the formation and accumulation of water. As soon as the sun’s rays become warmer the dew-drop bursts. Where the right conditions prevail, soap-bubble-like vessels, in which mysterious levitative substances accumulate, appear on the tips of the blades of grass. These little sacs are formed in the first light of early morning, when the air becomes conspicuously cooler. When the first rays of the rising sun encounter this ur-egg, the ur-fertilisation of its contents and the genesis of crystal-clear water take place, filling the sac by about two-thirds. The remaining space is filled with a noble gas, which holds the dew-drop erect until it is eventually demagnetized by the increasing influence of heat. The dew-drop then becomes heavy and begins to keel over, bending the tip of the grass downwards at the same time. That it does not fall immediately indicates that its magnetic adhesion is still active. Finally the little balloon bursts and the water, ur-procreated through the crossing of diffuse ethericities of converse nature, trickles down to the ground.”


“Many people must surely have noticed that the air suddenly becomes conspicuously chillier just before the sun rises. When the first rays of the Sun light up the forest glades, the wind shifts and all at once all forces and energies change direction and completely different conditions prevail. With the arrival of the sun, as if by order, the thriving grasses in these clearings begin to weep, Dew-drops stand in their millions like tears right on the very tips of grasses in mockery of the hitherto accepted laws of gravity, for only when the dew-drops become warm and therefore lighter, it is assumed, do the grasses begin to bend towards the ground.”

“How our scientists will have to hang there heads, once they understand why these evidently heavy dew-drops stand erect like candle flames in the early morning coolness, only to keel over, lose their hold and inevitably fall, once the sun has warmed them, thus becoming lighter or so it is supposed.”

“If we wade through this dew-water, created by levitational and gravitational forces, with our warm and bare feet, we experience a pleasant tingling sensation which very quickly removes all symptoms of fatigue”

“In reality these dew-drops are countless sources of power that discharge their organic energies into the air or the body, if the differences in temperature which enable these forces to be emitted, are arranged according to a precisely ordered gradient. Here the most important factor is the direction of the gradient itself, to which a very specific polarity gives rise. In exactly the same way that the tractive force diminishes in rivers when these kinetic energies are dissipated by the sun, the water in the body also acts to weaken and impede the circulation of the blood, if the polarities are reversed and interact in the opposite direction.”



In The Early Morning Dew 
A Shaft of Wheat 
Some Leaves of Alfalfa
We gathered dew by running through the field with a flat container against the grass. We strained it through a tea strainer. We drank it. The first few mornings we drank a few ounces but one particular morning Peter and myself (Patrick) drank around a litre each. Let us just say that both of us, unscientifically concluded and are more than convinced that Dew Water at the right time is incredibly potent. Energized pure natures nectar to the extend of making one very alert and sensitive to the subtleties of life. You certainly will not find your self cuddling back in to your warm bed; your up for the day.
The dew season is over in our part of the world. We have plans for further investigations next season.