Well, I certainly have an open mind about it. I have come to believe in recent years that many things in life are certainly not what we think they are. As far as lore, legend, and myth, I am beginning to think that a lot of what has been categorized as such has more to do with reality than most people would be comfortable accepting. Alchemy is an interesting topic and who knows, maybe there is something to the rapid heating and cooling thing. It seems to have application in other areas of science.
It seems to me though that if there really was something to this then Mr. Ellis would be a little more forthcoming about his theory as to how it works. It is one thing to say that the rapid cooling and heating energizes the water in some special way and it is quite another to provide some sort of coherent explanation as to why that happens. Even if this man is basing his 'physics' from the metaphysical realm he could at least say where he got this idea.
I have studied many forms of quantum mechanics and I am intrigued by things such as Aetheric physics, zero point energy, torsion physics, hyperdimensional physics, etc. Although mainstream Science rejects many of the outstanding theories that have been advanced in these sciences I happen to be a great believer in them because I feel that current physics offer very incomplete models of our universe and some of the new ways of looking at universal energies just makes a lot more sense.
We'll have to break into another thread about alchemical possibilities some time...