Red Part One
Red is the first fundamental color, the
sensation of red being produced by the longest and slowest
of the visible light-rays.
This color always typifies the active use of power.
It relates primarily to the physical body, but also
has a vitalizing effect on the finer spiritual forces.
It correlates with alchemical
As the first ray of manifested being, it is called
the Life-ray, or the life-giving principle of creation, and
is of a positive and magnetic vibration, projecting life,
strength and vitality. The
face is, this color vitalizes all living matter, giving
energy, strength, courage and activity.
Its influence is hot and dry, and tends to incite to
action, a principle used in the traditional “waving a red
flag before a bull.”
Active in the motor centers of the brain, this color
works in every muscle, both voluntarily and involuntary.
It stands for passion and sentiment, as well as the
extrovert or practical realist – active, genial and
Red is essentially a physical color, the essence of
energy, connotated with the element Fire and the planet
controls the glandular center in the body connected with the
sex organs of both sexes.
Psychologically, it has much to do with desires and
impulses brought over from the earlier states of personal
of the red vibrations act upon the subconscious mind to
arouse primary instincts of desire-nature.
The physical power also inspires the more heroic
qualities such as courage, love, adventure, enthusiasm, and
the pioneer spirit. It
represents the pulsation of blood, and animal life.
As the color of the blood, it is sometimes connotated
with brave and heroic deeds in battle, or with sublimation.
Such surging and tearing passions as love, hatred,
courage or revenge are intensified by this ray, and an
overbalance of red rouses temper, harshness and a streak of
cruelty, of a tendency to allow animal passions and desires
to rule the judgment, or to manifest obstinacy and
deficiency in this ray may manifest the opposite tendencies.
Red in healing:
The red cosmic ray is found at the thermal, or heat
end of the spectrum. Thus
its nature is warming and stimulating.
In using healing colors, red stimulates both the
adrenals and arterial blood, and exercises much influence on
the health and vitality of the body.
Red rays cause reaction to occur, resulting in the
release of adrenaline into the bloodstream.
- Part One, page 2
Red light increases the amount of hemoglobin in the
blood, and improves circulation by raising body temperature.
It is a natural antidote to blue-cold conditions
which it counteracts. Foods
that help the red ray are red fruits and vegetables, and
iron-rich foods. There
is an inorganic iron inside the body which is activated
through the Mars center.
Red is an exciting color, stimulating and uplifting
to the mental and nervous system.
The red ray applies in cases of blood disorders,
impaired vitality, depletion, defective circulation,
depression, fear and worry.
It stimulates the liver, and the various senses,
particularly the sense of sight.
This color factor, in the physical vehicle, relates
to the vibration responsible for breaking down cell
structure, as does each move or muscular activity.
Red is the warmest color, a strong stimulant.
It is a color which, used in room decoration seems to
appear closer than it really is.
Rooms decorated with soft red tones are more
stimulating to brain workers than those furnished
predominantly in cold blue.
However, caution is advised not to overuse red, for
too much of it is disturbing and overtaxing, tending to make
one irritable or nervous.
A small dash of red can give an energizing uplift.
Properly used it increases vigor….seeing red, call
to action, banner of life and freedom, excitement….
The red vibration affects the head above the brows,
the eyes, and the brain as source of motor impulses
affecting the muscular activity of the body; but has little
effect on intellectual centers of the brain.
It is a powerful healing agent in matters having to
do with blood and circulation, and greatly relieves debility
Where red is seen in the aura, it reveals such
qualities as ambition, leadership, sociability or
fulfillment of its influence (The Red Ray) is seen in men of
action, or courage and optimism.
They are likely to have strong love natures, more on
the physical level, or the plane of the senses and emotions,
less responsive to the mind and reasoning faculties.
Persons who strongly manifest this ray dislike being
dictated to, and excel where they can lead or supervise.
They have power to do things, or to move others.
They are prominent in movements of a pioneer nature,
because this force is forward-looking, but destructive to
systems of limitation, or to false knowledge.
Varying shades indicate different qualities, bright
clear tones being preferable to murky ones.
Clear, bright scarlet denotes generosity, ambition,
and affection. Sometimes
lust. Dark rich
tones are more prominent in those of close selfish nature.
- Part One, page 3
Heavy shades usually are preferred by domineering,
arrogant persons of sensual nature.
Dark red indicates deep passions, of whatever kind.
Dark, cloudy red shows cruelty.
Crimson may indicate lower passions and desires; yet
crimson is also called a ray of life and love.
Reddish-brown shows sensual, voluptuous nature.
The best shade to cultivate is rose-red, the symbol
of Universal Love. In
using color rays, vermilion or scarlet are inspiring and
General additional notes on red color:
Red is the first visible color in the spectrum with
wave length of one 37,000th of an inch.
Thus it becomes the grossest of all colors.
Under the red vibration we find many destructive
forces such as war, sensual red-light districts, anger or
fear. A man can
never be made to fight until he “sees red.”
It is a color both irritating and aggressive.
Selling is found easier with the use of red
pressure salesmanship is predominantly red.
Products for sale sell faster and easier on red
shelves or with red in back of them.
Man evolves from lower red through the succeeding
colors to the highest color of violet in the visible field.
Red is the warmest of all colors.
Red flannel underwear is much warmer than the same
weight of white or other shades of color.
Red increases circulation and warmth.
It looks warm, and is much used in cold weather to
provide a cheering note. People sometimes use red to lift
morale – the red hot technique, or to attract attention.
Red can be worn when it is desired to warm any part
of the body, and for cold feet red tissue paper placed
inside the stockings will have a more warming effect than
the coarser heat of a hot water bottle or flat-iron.
In nature, heat associates itself with red. Fire
is red; so are capsicum, cloves, musk, balsam of Peru and
other plants used as drugs for warming, their tints varying
from bright red to dark brown.
Red and orange lights increase plant growth.
Neon red is affecting the eyes of the public. Excitable,
emotional people should avoid it.
From a psychological standpoint, nearly everyone is
warmed by visualizing the color red, but coming constantly
in contact with it is somewhat irritating.
Red indicates the glow of health or glow of fever.
In disease, heat is expressed by redness as in
inflammation and fevers.
In the emotions people turn red with passion,
embarrassment or anger.
- Part I, page 4
In red color there is a connotation of the primitive,
or of basic beginnings, such as the Hebrew Adamah, red color
of ground. (Adam
means “red earth”).
The red man first dwelt in
Red Ray therapy is life giving, stimulating.
It opens the day at sunrise and closes it at sunset.
Red is used in vestments of the church to signify the
Holy Spirit, or the love of God – sometimes also
In drugs or chemicals exactly the same law of force
as manifested in the colors of sunlight rules.
Such red substances as capsicum (cayenne pepper), red
cedar, bromine, the oxide of iron, which are generally
bright red, ether (C4H6O) and alcohol
(C2H6O) in which the ruling element
hydrogen is bright red in the spectroscope, ammonia and
potassa, the spectra of both of which are predominantly red,
etc. are spoken of by our medical authorities as being
“rubefacient,” “arterial stimulants,” “raising the
Red - Part Two
Healing Power of Red
suggested remedies should be further tested before
Red has an elementary affect upon the physical
body, energizing, heating and vitalizing it, promoting
circulation of the arterial blood.
It has a releasing and expanding principle overcoming
inertia and contraction, and helps to stimulate vital and
metabolic functions animating the skin and glands.
Diseases benefited by red color treatments include
anemia, blood ailments, lassitude, colds, paralysis,
consumption and often melancholy conditions.
Red is not to be used with individuals who are
excitable, emotional or nervous, but it should be used where
there is a lack of vitality in the system, where emaciation
is noticeable, where the hands and face assume a blue cast
in winter or cold weather, where there is a deficient
nutrition, a dormant condition, cold inflammations or
Red stimulates and increases the action of the warm
red principle in the body, the arterial blood, and quickens
the heart action. It
acts as the harmonizing affinitive element of the cold blue
principle that causes blueness of veins, pale countenance
and so on. The
red ray insulates against cold, and increases blood
helps stop dizziness, and stimulates bowel action.
Drugs which are red or reddish produce stimulating
effects, such as balsam of Peru, Capsicum, Cloves, Bromine,
Iron, Red Cedar, Musk.
Oxygen develops the red principle of the blood.
Red glass and red rooms excite and cheer.
on the feet, red rays improve nerve function.
Red light, like red drugs, is the warming element of
sunlight. It is
stimulating both to the blood and to the nerves, especially
when some yellow light is also used.
The tone of red which is to be used in healing work
is a rich deep geranium or vermilion with a slight wash of
carmine. It is
often called signal red and is the hue which has the
strongest thermal properties and the longest wave lengths of
the visible spectrum.
Red has been beneficially used in cases of neuralgia,
rheumatic conditions, and deep-seated congestions of
internal organs, the warmth probably producing the relief,
rather than the wave length of the color.
Use to correct enervation, bronchitis, bronchial
asthma, pneumonia, and any condition in which stimulation
and a counter-irritant is called for.
Tuberculosis patients are benefited and made to feel
energized under red light, but depressed and enervated under
blue and other colors.
Red is helpful in eruptive fevers in bringing the
eruptions to the surface.
It brings fresh blood to the parts upon which it is
focused and clears congestions.
It has been used for the treatment of small-pox,
shortening the course of the disease and preventing pock
marks. Thus it
can prove beneficial in eruptive fevers, smallpox, scarlet
fever and measles, relieving the congestion of vital organs.
– Part Two, page 2
Red radiates heat and stimulates and tones up the
nervous system. A
person who is neurasthenic and generally run down will be
quickly brightened by being put in red surroundings.
But here care must be exercised not to
over-stimulate, and the red should be changed as soon as
recovery takes place.
Red controls the subtle center at the base of the
spine, the coccygeal chakra, which controls the ductless
gland which releases adrenaline.
Red light stimulates this center and causes the
hemoglobin corpuscles to multiply in the blood, raising the
body’s temperature and liberating energy and dispersing
Use caution here.
Red is radiated from 6 metals: iron, zinc, copper,
rubidium, titanium and bismuth; from potassium, ferric
oxide, ferrous tri-oxide, ammonium carbonate, bromine,
slaked lime, hydrogen and various alkalines.
Glass used for red color treatments should contain
some of the above materials.
Foods containing red are beets, (root and tops),
radishes, red cabbage, watercress, spinach, eggplant, most
red skinned fruits, black cherries and red berries.
Correct diet is of great importance in color healing,
partaking of the foods with the analogous coloring.
Select the many red foods in the vegetable and fruit
sources instead of animal sources.
The fruit and vegetables build while the animal
sources produce toxic conditions.
The red treatment by colored light should be
augmented by using these foods in the diet and taking red
solarized water between meals.
In the form of food the red principle is strikingly
represented by red or cayenne pepper.
It is said to be a blood builder which increases the
circulation and warms the entire body; it helps to clean out
mucus and waste from the body.
Use it in soups, salads and various drinks such as
tomato juice and lemonade.
It supplies extra energy and pep.
But use very sparingly,
lest it irritate the stomach.
People who benefit most from red treatments are the
anemic and subdued type of neurotic.
Red haired persons, those who are full-blooded or who
drink too much alcoholic liquids become overly irritated
under red light.
Red is stimulating mentally and benefits melancholia.
Extreme debility will be lessened by short
in most conditions red is to be avoided.
the Red is Inadvisable
In a naturally inflammatory condition of the system,
florid countenance, red hair, feverish and excitable
temperament, red would be injurious.
In an insane asylum patients placed in a red room
became much worse; when put in blue surroundings they became
If red light is employed too much or too often it may
produce dangerous fevers.
It should seldom be employed without other rays, and
only in extreme cases where immediate action is necessary.
The danger can be obviated by using the red light
only a few minutes at a time, then using the blue glass, or
placing a wet bandage over the head.
It is generally better to have blue glass over the
head and red glass over the rest of the body.
- Part Two, page
Red is the warmest color but is also irritating and
seldom used except as a local application.
When modified to pink it can be used instead of
orange on an emotional patient.
It is irritating to the eyes and increases any
Red rays excite the cerebro-spinal and sympathetic
nerve systems and in time overheat and irritate them.
They should not be used on the head, nor in feverish
or inflammatory conditions, in neuritis or nervous
are they to be used in treating stout, full-blooded persons
nor those with red hair or ruddy complexion.
Results of using Red Light Treatment
Following are some effects produced by the use of red
light in illnesses, as testified to by E.D. Babbitt,
(1) A boy of 8 attacked by paraplegia and almost
completely paralyzed was covered with a white sheet, and
given strong red baths of one to two hours.
In 3 weeks he walked firmly and entirely recovered in
(2) Consumption in the 3rd stage, both
lungs involved, in a woman of 35, was relieved by red baths
in about 2 weeks; in 10 weeks she had entirely recovered.
prostration and complete exhaustion suffered by a man of 45
was remarkably helped by the first red ray bath which acted
as a tonic upon both mind and body.
Small doses were given at first and increased
gradually. In 3
weeks he was completely recovered, continuing to attend to
his business throughout that time.
woman of 45, delicate from birth, completely overcome by any
exertion, became bedfast during change of life.
The blue and red light treatment was applied,
alternated according to variations in her condition.
She recovered rapidly and remained in better health
than ever before.
Red treatment as:
Sensory Stimulant – An agent that increases the
activity of the sensory nervous system, energizing the
senses of vision, smell, taste, hearing, touch.
Liver Energizer – An agent that activates the
Irritant – An agent that irritates.
Vesicant – an agent that blisters.
Pustulant – An agent that suppurates.
Rubefacient – An agent that reddens the skin.
Caustic – An agent that burns or corrodes.
Hemoglobin Builder – An agent that builds the
coloring matter of the red blood corpuscles in the liver.
– Part Two, page 4
or other shades of Red as used in Treatment:
It is difficult to secure the proper glass for ruby
and two glass may have to be used, manganese violet and
copper ruby superimposed.
Ruby should contain neither yellow nor violet.
Gelatin stained with a dye such as rhodamine B is
good but liable to fade in long exposure to direct sun rays.
Ruby stimulates vitality and the flow of the life
stream, acting as a general tonic without any particular
effect on the nervous system.
It increases resistance and stimulates metabolic
action and the formation of hemoglobin.
Stomach, pancreas, liver, and kidneys and spleen are
activated by ruby, as in pigmentation, hair, nails and skin.
It increases the circulation especially of the venous
blood but does not raise the temperature much.
Like violet it destroys bacteria and parasites.
Though ruby is gentle in its action, it is not
suitable for feverish or excited conditions, or plethoric
patients. But it
is an excellent tonic for those who are depleted, suffering
from anemia or tuberculosis.
It relieves gastric troubles.
For cancer it should be alternated with short
exposures of green to produce a vital rhythm.
Ruby used for charging water:
Rubio, like ambero, contains an exquisite element of
iron as well as other enkindling substances and, of course,
is animating to the blood.
It is good for a very dormant inactive stomach; but
in case of irritation purpuro (purple) is better, or ceruleo
(blue) if the irritation is great.
As a wash it is good for rousing the skin when
Ruby color is indicated in all cases of tuberculosis
and in the anemias, provided they are not caused by
syphilis. If in
doubt as to color to use in treating disease, use ruby.
It covers the greatest field owing to its penetration
and stimulation, (according to Dr. White).
Scarlet is a heart and arterial stimulant.
It speeds the heart action and raises the blood
pressure, thus increasing circulation.
It stimulates the kidneys and adrenal glands.
This gives immediate relief to asthma and sinus
depresses over-activity of the veins.
Scarlet increases discharges and relieves menstrual
pains; it stimulates emotions and sex desires.
Scarlet may be used wherever lemon is indicated to
give relief from congestions and crystallized deposits such
as lumbago, arthritis and similar disorders.
The scarlet and lemon color may be interchanged for
Arterial Stimulant – An agent that increases the
functional activity of the arteries.
Renal Energizer – an agent that increases the
functional activity of the kidneys.
– Part Two, page 5
Genital Excitant – An agent that stirs the
functional activity of the organs of generation.
Aphrodisias or Sex Builder in Subnormal – An agent
that arouses sex desires, and builds the sex powers by
Emmenagogue – An agent that stimulates the ovarian
elimination or menstruation.
Vasoconstrictor – An agent that causes contraction
of the blood vessels, raising the blood pressure.
– An agent that causes or accelerates expulsion of a fetus
or unborn baby.
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