Color Philosophy

The Intermediate Colors  



Intermediate colors may express in the following ways:


    Red-orange: Slightly less stimulating than red, it is used to intensify intuitive power, and to awaken interior hearing.  It affects the neck and throat, and all corresponding areas, as well as the genito-urinary organs by reflex action of opposite color.


    Orange-yellow: A very mild stimulant, its cheering influence assists in overcoming the blues, worry, or mental depression.  It has to do with the chest and mammary glands, the stomach, the diaphragm, lower lobes of lungs, and upper lobes of liver.  It helps promote digestive functions and assimilation.


    Yellow-green: A slightly depressant color, it quiets the nerves, corrects the tendency to over- confidence. It quickly relieves headache caused by auto-intoxication or unequal blood-pressure. It is related to the small intestine and upper part of the large intestine; to the pancreas and spleen; to lower lobes of the liver.


    Blue-green: A sedative and depressant, its action is expressed through the nerves and muscles of the voluntary system. By arousing the activity of its opposite color it can be used to treat the throat area.  In general, it relates to the genito-urinary organs, the urethra, the prostate gland, and the descending colon and the rectum.


    Violet-red:  Very mild antiseptic, almost as strong a stimulant as red.  Its stimulant action makes it of value in overcoming desire for drink or drugs.  Its antiseptic action clears the blood.  It relates to the feet and toes.  Violet-red denotes the returning in toward manifestation, but on a higher note.




    The use of turquoise for skin building gives immediate relief and correction from sun burn, hot liquid burns and severe skin injuries.  Some of the most severe destruction of the skin has responded and healed rapidly without even leaving a scar.  For conditions where the flesh and tissues are destroyed along with the skin, alternate with the green and turquoise.  Various infections of all kinds of fever respond to turquoise.  Turquoise gives fast relief from fatigue poisons.  Work, play and exercise produce these poisons as the cells and tissues are broken down making one feel tired.  Use the turquoise at any time for correction.  Use to give relief from insomnia.  Turquoise is a depressant for an overactive and over stimulated brain.  Turquoise depresses an over active thymus gland.  Turquoise relieves various kinds of irritation and itching.  It is very cool and relaxing.  This applies especially for headaches and many kinds of extreme pressure or swelling conditions.


Turquoise as:


    Acute Alternative – An agent that produces a favorable change in the process of nutrition and repair, in recent disorders.


    Cerebral Depressant – An agent that decreases the functional activity of the brain.

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    Skin Builder – An agent that builds the skin.


    Tonic – An agent that tones the system.


Magenta – Red & Violet 


    Colors are harmless and normalizing in their effect on the body.  However, if the process of loosening and eliminating of toxins and congestions from the body occurs too rapidly, one might feel upset.  Do not stop tonation unless the condition becomes unbearable.  If the tonation causes extreme pain or dizziness which does not go away soon, then use turquoise color for temporary relief.


    The colors must be irradiated on the bare skin in a dark room.  The room should be comfortably warm during the tonation.  The tonation may be taken with the head to the North and the feet to the South; it is best to be in a reclining position.  Complete relaxation is important and it is desirable to remain so, for a short time after the tonation period.


    Insofar as practical during this treatment, avoid those things which cause toxic effects, such as meat, coffee, tobacco and alcoholic beverages.  They slow down the natural processes of the body to build new and healthy tissues and cells and retard the natural processes of the eliminative organs to remove mucous poisons and waste from the body, thus interfering with nature’s efforts to heal.


    All forms of refined and devitalized foods should also be eliminated as they are dead and therefore cannot build live and healthy tissues. 


    Drink plenty of water and fruit juices.  They flush out the body and dissolve waste.  Lemon is especially helpful, one-half lemon to a glass of lukewarm water.




    Auric Builder – An agent that builds the aura or the radio-emanation of the chemical body.


    Cardiac Energizer – An agent that increases the functional activity of the heart.


    Diuretic – An agent that increases or promotes the secretion of front elimination.


    Emotional Equilibrator – An agent that stabilizes the emotions.


    Suprarenal Stimulant – An agent that increases the functional activity of the adrenal glands on the kidneys.


    Magenta balances the emotions giving relief to all phases of these unbalances.  It is indicated in nervous conditions accompanied by melancholia, or grief, and in sexual neuroses. 

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Magenta with its recuperative green complementary is of great benefit. As with the green, use magenta for all disorders regardless of their names.  It makes it possible for other colors to be more effective.  It balances the sex desires of both sexes.    


    Magenta will produce similar stimulative and depressive effects to those of both scarlet and purple but it works a little more slowly.  If one does not know whether it is high or low blood pressure, magenta raises or lowers it automatically as is needed.  It stimulates or depresses the arteries and veins.  It gives all kinds of changes for heart conditions regardless of the names.  Nothing can give relief to the heart with such rapidity and accuracy as does magenta.  Use magenta primarily on the areas around the heart and kidneys.


White Light:


    The white light, without filters combines all rays.  Thus we have made full circle.


    White light appears in all minerals and chemicals though most strongly present in platinum, silver and quartz.


    Lenses to use in healing with the white light are best made of quartz.


    White light is of course in the sunlight, which has been used in healing down the ages.  It is recognized as an antiseptic and a caustic.


    The sun’s rays will cauterize a vein or an artery and almost instantly stop the bleeding.  No after-dressing is needed except in the case of cancer.  As the sun’s rays are not poisonous there are no bad after affects as with the use of drugs.  There are no preparations necessary but the operator can cauterize as deeply as may be needed.  No scar is left after the healing is completed.  Augustus Barnes removed cancers in their earlier stages, tumors, moles and birth marks no matter what the size or color.  He used the lens and the simple rays of the sun without any bleeding or a permanent scar.


    It is related by Paul Brunton how the Hindu Rishi Vishudhananda of Benares could pick up a bird that has just fallen lifeless to the ground and holding it in the warmth of his hands focus the sun’s rays upon its eyes through an ordinary lens, whereupon the bird flies up fluttering about for a half hour, then again dies, showing the power of the sun’s rays on the life forces.


    The student of color healing may experience for himself the methods which he is led to use, gradually extending his knowledge until he can use all of them.


More on Ruby or Magenta


  In addition to the usual hues, there is a color vibration related to both the red and violet ends of the spectrum which is called ruby or magenta.  This color carries the vital radiations of life and metabolism in what may be called etheric form.  It does not appear to ordinary

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vision, as the red and blue of the spectrum when superimposed do not produce its saturated brilliant color.  This ruby or magenta present in the two ends of the spectrum can be transmitted by cobalt blue or manganese violet glass.


    Research over many years has brought Dr. Sander to the conclusion that white light, instead of consisting of 3 primary colors, actually has 4 color elements, which are magenta, green, yellow and blue.  These form 2 pairs of complementary colors, magenta and green, and yellow and blue.


    This 4-color system proves of great value in the color treatment of disease, each of the 4 elements having a separate function.  The mixing of pigments does not produce the same colors as the mixing of light rays in the spectrum, for complementary pigments mixed together produce black, not the spectrum color resulting from the mixture of colored light.  This is important to remember in chromotherapy.


    In using color in healing it is necessary to have a color system which will prevent mistakes in harmonizing the colors being used therapeutically.  The spectrum colors merge from one to the other without any definite line between them.  The ordinary chromatic system divides them into 7 colors which are called red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.  These actual colors are very indefinite in most people’s minds for many have never looked at the spectrum either through a prism or a spectroscope and have never compared them with the reds and blues seen in pigments and dyes.


    The dull navy-blue color generally called indigo, for instance, is very different from the beautiful deep spectrum indigo.  For healing work it is better to call the blue which is next to green by its more scientifically correct name, cyan blue.  And the blue which approaches the violet band in the spectrum is to be called ultra-marine blue instead of indigo, as the French ultra-marine in good pigment is the nearest approach to this healing spectrum color.


    The therapeutic color system requires more than the seven spectrum colors, and the magenta or ruby color is added to it.  This color appears if the rainbow band is arranged in a circle so that the red and violet overlap.  This actually seems to be a deep rose tint because the pure magenta hue is diluted by the white resulting from the overlapping of the blue in the violet end and the yellow in the red end.


    Magenta or ruby therefore cannot be seen in the spectrum in its full strength.  In analine dyes, rhodanime B or acid violet produce it.  A diluted beetroot juice also produces it, as does a weak pink solution of potassium permanganate.  The pigeon-blood ruby also approximates it, and for this reason the hue will be called ruby in therapeutic work.


    The therapeutic color chart is arranged in a circle with the 8 colors: red, orange, yellow, green, cyan blue, ultra-marine blue, violet and ruby.


    These are the pure colors in their full strength and brilliancy.  It is to be realized pure color is seldom seen in nature or in art, decoration, or fabrics. 


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