Color Philosophy

Indigo – Part One  

Indigo Philosophy


    Indigo, the sixth fundamental color, also called Blue-violet, is a color denoting intuition and spiritual perception.  As symbol of the Mystic Borderland, it has to do with spiritual attainment and self-mastery, wisdom and saintliness.


    Indigo is stimulating and regenerating to mind and soul, and is one of the rays of the future race-consciousness, extending the inner vision and opening up new fields of comprehension and knowledge.  This is the vibration on a parallel to a power in us which knows when and how to put on the brakes.  Thus the mental effects of its usual activity are concentration, poise and deliberation, suggested by the expression “indigo mood.”


    Its deficiency might indicate eccentricity or rashness of behavior, aimless dreaming, or weakening of the body structure.  Too much indigo tends to increase fearfulness and caution, or poisons caused by retention of waste in body.  This color in its relation to the lower end of the spine has to do with functions which excrete waste from the body.


    It has a cooling and purifying effect, and is used as an astringent or antiseptic.  It is a slightly stimulating color, containing a little red.  Can halt tissue degeneration, and clear skin eruptions; or be used for the clean healing of skin eruptions or wounds.


    It is a safe neutral anesthetic, its anesthetic effect brought about by causing a hypnotic condition in which the patient is insensitive to pain while fully conscious.


    It has effect on the organs of sight, hearing and smelling, on the nervous, mental, and psychic faculties and forces of man.  It corresponds to the areas of the knees and skin, bony structure of the skeleton, the kidneys, the sweat glands, lumbar region of the spine, the vaso-motor system, the excretory system, and the sacral plexus.


    It has been used in successful treatment of mental disorders, obsessions, nervous disorders, insomnia, and matters having to do with the eye, ear and nose.  Also as an antidote to frustrations, to fear-complex or general negative conditions, by taking action on personality and character.


    By reflex action of its complementary color, yellow-orange, it can also be used to aid the stomach or breast, or to act as an aid to digestion.


    Such blue, or indigo or violet substances as aconite, ergot, indigo, the galls, sulfate of copper (blue vitriol), together with a moderate form of the acids which have the blue principle of oxygen in them, including sulphuric, phosphoric, nitric, are spoken of as being refrigerant astringent, antiseptic, arresting hemorrhage, narcotic, allying spasms, etc.


    Chloroform (CHCl3) has the blue green, blue, indigo and violet strong in its spectrum, and is called a direct sedative to the nervous system.


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    Tannic acid, though bluish yellow externally, has the oxygen very strong, and its blue and indigo principle seems to be potentized by the hydrogen in a way to make the substance, as a whole, highly astringent.


    Aconite, whose flowers are a dark violet blue, is called a powerful nerve sedative and anodyne.


    Opium, which has the red and yellow elements in predominance, and yet being called a narcotic, and sometimes an astringent, may be thought to convert the principle, but it should be remembered that opium is a narcotic by over-exciting and congesting the brain, and is an astringent in part by drawing the vitalizing ethers from the bowels to the head, which thus leaves the bowels weak.


    Indigo has some relation to the transmission of life.  Its planet is Saturn, and its metal lead.



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Indigo – Part Two



    Minerals and chemicals radiating indigo are chromium, iron, copper, strontium, titanium, potassium, bromide, cupro diammonium sulfate, chloral hydrate and oxygen.


    Glass for indigo treatments should have cupro-diammonium sulfate, which is used in mazarine glass.


    Indigo foods partake of both blue and violet coloring.


    Pulmonary diseases are caused by fear, and the eradication of fear is therefore essential for a permanent cure.  The power consciousness is directly keyed to the blue rate of vibration and this can be fixed by drawing the blue light of poise and serenity and then color breathing in the blue ray.


    A long-standing case needs then to be disinfected with the deeper blue of indigo light treatment, that the atomic impurities discarded during the bombardment of atoms may be cast out. The entire atomic structure of the body is caused to split up and multiply by the bombardment of cosmic forces.  This process is stimulated by color and within it is the remedy for complete healing.  Much of the rebirth of cells goes on within the blue-indigo light for the atoms of the body do not die but are split up into new substances and new activity.


    Some diseases generally affected by indigo are eye, ear and nose ailments, facial paralysis, lung troubles, pneumonia, bronchitis, bronchial croup, whooping cough, asthma, phthisis, nervous afflictions, mental ills such as delirium tremens, obsession and insanity.


    Infantile convulsions are relieved by using the indigo light on the face and head.


    Anesthesia can be produced in the safest form known to science through use of the indigo light.  The indigo raises the consciousness of the patient to such a high rate of vibration that he becomes unaware of happenings to the physical body, having withdrawn his consciousness to higher levels.  This is not at all the same as hypnosis.


    Bleeding from the nose can be stopped by snuffing and bathing the nose in indigo water, then focusing indigo light on the nostrils.  One having frequent nose bleeds will be benefited by a dose of indigo solarized water at bed-time for a week.  Indigo is also helpful to relieve internal bleeding.


    Dyspepsia will be checked by indigo light and indigo radiated water.


    Dry cough can be stopped by drinking indigo water.


    Pneumonia responds best in indigo light unless there is hemorrhage, when blue should be used.


    Indigo gives relief from swellings and extreme and acute pain. It gives an effect of a sedative.


    Use indigo for over-active thyroid and for stimulation of the parathyroid for better and freer breathing.


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Indigo as:


    Astringent – An agent that causes Contraction and arrests Discharges.  Indigo, acting as an astringent, tightens and gives tone to muscles, nerves and skin.


    Hemostatatic – An agent that checks the Flow of Blood.


    Inspissator – An agent that dries or thickens.


    Pain Reliever – An agent that allays Suffering.


    Parathyroid Stimulant – An agent that increases the functional activity of the 4 Parathyroid Glands, embedded in the Right and Left Thyroid Glands.


    Phagocyte Builder – An agent that builds cells which destroy harmful Micro-Organisms.


    Respiratory Depressant – An agent that decreases breathing.


    Sedative – An agent that allays activity and excitement.


    Thyroid Depressant – An agent that decreases the functional activity of the thyroid glands.


Indigo used with other colors:


    Inflammation occurring in the parts of the body for which indigo color treatment is indicated should first have the heat reduced by using the blue, then apply the indigo to bring about better functioning.


    Eyes that are inflamed from digestive troubles, will be helped by using blue glasses and then having indigo light turned on the face.


    Granular eyelids and chronic ulcerated cornea, sties and bloodshot eyes require the same treatment, blue light and indigo light with indigo radiated water which generally effect a cure in a few weeks.


    Earache can have the inflammation reduced by blue light and if there is a pimple or discharge from the ear a gentle syringe with blue solarized water, followed by indigo light and solarized water.  Abnormal sounds in the ears, if they come from too much heat in the brain, will be stopped by indigo light on the head with the feet kept warm and the bowels open.


    Creeping palsy due to a mental helplessness is relieved by having the patient concentrate on the word “serenity”, then putting him under the blue light moving it down the right side and up the left.  (The direction is important.)   


    Deep green light is next focused on the soles of the feet and slowly moved up the spine.  Indigo light is now radiated on the throat center for 20 minutes and then moved down the right side and up the left, stopping for 10 minutes to focus the light on the soles of the feet.


    Before going to bed a warm bath should be given while the indigo light is over the tub and then a rub down with indigo cloths.  If a tub bath is not feasible the bath can be given on a

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rubber sheet on the bed using a warmed blanket to prevent chilling.  Salt bags solarized with indigo, as previously described, can be used in place of a wash cloth.  The indigo should be kept shining over the bed.  If the patient does not respond immediately to the treatment the indigo light can be left shining during the night, but this is only an extreme measure.


Further indigo treatments with other colors:


    One of the eye afflictions successfully treated with the indigo ray is cataract.  This can come from an adamant attitude toward persons or conditions.  One case of this was treated psychologically, first asking the patient to do the universal breathing exercise and giving her a salmon pink rose to meditate upon, suggesting that she use this color in her room furnishings.  Before the treatment was begun the room was flooded with soft pink light to help dissolve the harshness of the patient’s mentality.


    Indigo breathing was then practiced while both eyes were bathed with indigo radiated water and wet compresses of it put on the eyelids and forehead.  After this the indigo light was radiated on the eyes and forehead and the patient was asked to inhale more deeply. The light treatment was continued for 30 minutes and the forehead etherically massaged with the finger tips, the healer visualizing the indigo light flowing through them.  The patient was given a transparent indigo eye shade and asked to sit in the sunshine whenever possible with the indigo light directly on the eyes.


    A case of encroaching blindness due to shock in which there was no organic eye trouble was remedied by changing the colors of the patient’s room furnishings from orange and yellow to 3 shades of green, and violet light treatments were given twice a day.  Partial recovery occurred in 7 weeks and in 7 months the sight was nearly normal.


    Deafness, which can come from a mental attitude of unwillingness to hear certain things, as well as from physical causes can be relieved if from the former cause by use of the peachy pink light and affirmation and bathing the face and ears with indigo radiated water every morning.  Then the indigo light is to be used on the ear.


    The sense of smell can be restored by use of the peachy pink breathing affirmation combined with imagining the aroma of delightful flowers.  Then a little indigo radiated water is to be sniffed up the nose several times a day and a little gargled in the back of the nose.  A compress of indigo silk wet with indigo water is to be placed over the nose and indigo light radiated through it, while the patient inhales deeply and uses the indigo color breathing affirmation.


The Healing Power of Blue and Violet:


    Blue and violet are cold, electrical and contracting potencies, very fine and penetrating, as well as soothing in inflammatory and nervous conditions, and in stopping headaches.


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   If the red arterial blood becomes over-active and inflammatory, blue is the balancing and harmonizing principle.  If the yellow or red and orange principle of the nerves becomes unduly excited, the violet and also the blue and indigo would be the soothing principles.  


    This applies to the nerves of the cranium, stomach, bowels and kidneys when conditions of delirium, emesis, diarrhea and diuresis occur through overheating.


    Drugs used for this purpose have the blue coloring and include aconite, belladonna, foxglove, ergot, cranesbill, logwood, blackberry, nitric acid and many others.


    Green tea, which is the blue color combined with yellow, is astringent and gently exciting, the double quality coming from the two colors.


    The blue, indigo and violet being cooling and contracting are nervine, astringent, refrigerant, antiseptic, febrifuge, anti-inflammatory, narcotic and anti-spasmodic.  They are not to be used in cold, bluish or chronic conditions, unless considerable excitability is present.


When Blue and Violet are Injurious:


    In cases of paralysis (according to Babbit), costiveness, chronic rheumatism, gout, consumption (acute forms excepted).  All cold, pale and dormant conditions of the system, all the electrical colors, blue, indigo, violet, and even blue-green are too cooling and constricting.  The brain, however, even under these conditions, may be put under the blue glass, especially the upper portion of it.


    Blue is as pronounced in reducing nervous excitement as red is in producing it, and may be administered in small doses as a general sedative, creating a disposition to sleep.  But as soon as sleep begins the bath should cease.


    In ordinary cases the blue bath should be about 2 hours through a window containing alternate blue and plain glass.  This may be longer than most persons can endure comfortably unless the head is protected.


Healing by Means of Substances Charged with Blue and Violet Light:


    The great power of light is shown by the transformation it is ever making in mineral, vegetable and animal forms and colors.  Reichenbach by many experiments proved the great power of sunlight in his work with sensitives, persons who have peculiar sensitivities.  A copper wire held by such a sensitive in a dark room and the other end attached to a metal plate in a ray of sunlight registered immediately on the sensitive as an icy cold principle, so cold as to stiffen the hand.  From this it was deduced the finer elements of sunlight are cold.


    Water standing in the sunlight 5 minutes produced a pepper-like burning when the sensitive drank it; when standing 20 minutes in the sunshine it was powerfully magnetized.  When Reichenbach exposed himself to the sun for 10 minutes, the sensitive noted a great increase of force in his hand.

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    Experiments were made with milk of sugar, placing some of it in the red and yellow rays of the solar spectrum and some in the blue and violet rays.  After some time of such exposure, the taste of the former to a sensitive was tepid and nauseous, but that of the latter cool and refreshing, confirming the properties of these colors as previously shown.


    An 18 month old child who had been in convulsions for 4 hours was given up as dying when a half grain of the milksugar that had been exposed to the violet and blue rays was administered.  In some 15 minutes the convulsions stopped and the child recovered completely.


    The blue and violet principles are not only valuable in checking nervous and inflammable conditions but can also be used in cases of diarrhea.  Blue glass can be placed over the bowels or blue charged water can be taken by the tablespoonful.  A case which had lasted 5 weeks was stopped in two days by taking a tablespoonful of water two or three times a day which had been charged with sunlight in a blue bottle.  After the first day or two she took an occasional sip of the water and was entirely healed.



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