Color Philosophy

Violet – Part One  

Violet Philosophy


    The symbol of spirituality, violet is the highest color vibration of the spectrum, vibrating at 790,000,000 vibrations per second.  Violet is the seventh or final principal color of the rainbow spectrum, manifesting in many hues such as heliotrope, amethyst, orchid, royal purple, wisteria, and lavender, each of a different significance.  All other rays are likewise divided into various hues.  The major divisions of the Violet ray are Purple, related to the earth plane as its more material aspect, and Amethyst, the more spiritual aspect of this color.


    The violet ray vitalizes man’s spiritual nature with life-giving power, and animates and expands the soul-consciousness.  It is of a positive magnetic vibration, but not physical.  The soul which lacked this ray totally would be barren and dry.  This is not a color for the masses, but appeals more to sensitive and soul-conscious types who seek spiritual unfoldment and enlightenment.


    Violet carries the highest vibration of visible Light, with strong electrochemical properties, and its rays are stimulating to the nervous system, inspiring to the mind, arousing soul qualities, mysticism, spiritual intuition, and idealism.


    It is used for relaxation, to restore mental equilibrium and cure lack of poise caused by the rush and bustle of modern life, so difficult for sensitive people.  Its use for a short time each evening is found especially valuable for brain workers, helping considerably to insure restful sleep.  This use also aids in the development of the spiritual consciousness, the clairvoyant and psychic faculties, and is of great value in meditation and concentration exercises.


    It inspires the highest ideals in man, as for example great works of art, music, poetry, etc.  It stimulates the desire to benefit humanity, and in its perfect fulfillment the violet ray is manifest in the prophet, the mystic, the seer or inspired teacher, the great poet or musician.


Violet in the aura:


    Violet indicates spirituality.  Deep purple stands for high spiritual attainment and holy love; the Divine Redeemer.  Purple in the church is used for penitence.


    Pale lilac and wisteria tints:  Cosmic consciousness and love for humanity.  Bluish purple: transcendent idealism. 


    There is some relation of the color violet to the abdominal brain with its record of the history of the cosmos; also to nostalgic memories.  It refers to the ankles, the legs between knees and ankles, to the directive system of the sympathetic nervous system, and the epigastric ganglion.  It relates to the sacral regions of the spine, the sciatic nerves, the femur, hips, and thighs, to the feet and toes.


    There is a close correspondence between areas affected by the blue and violet vibrations.  Both are active in stomach, mammary glands, and liver.


    Violet, with its cognate color purple, is a powerful healing agent, with a direct influence on the brain and nerves.  It is stimulating to the spiritual nature, and a strong purifying force.  It is a specific in cases of sleeplessness, as the physical senses succumb quickly to its influences.

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It is used to stimulate the spiritual body, and to treat mental, nervous, and cerebral troubles; neurosis, neuralgia, rheumatism, and epilepsy.


    It is a mildly stimulant color, antiseptic and regulative, which promotes the normal flow of fluids through the body, and relieves congestion of the nerve-currents. It is useful as antiseptic when applied to delicate membranes, such as the eyes, or the mucous membranes of mouth, nose, and genito-urinary organs.


    The violet ray in normal balance gives fondness for outdoor life, lending soundness to all bodily functions.  Psychologically there manifests a love of ceremony, of charity, and interest in established forms of religion; good manners, respect for law and order, and a generally reasonable and conservative attitude toward life.


    Deficiency in this ray may affect health through poor circulation or impure blood.  Psychologically there would be expressed the opposite of the normal mental qualities indicated above.


    Overbalance, or too much of this ray in an individual may manifest as pompous, materialistic, a stickler for details of convention, form, and ceremony – a rigidly conservative type.


    Amethyst is at the other end of the color scale which began with red, and is called the purest vibration of the violet ray.  Amethyst is a ray of spiritual mastery.  In contrast to red, which primarily deals with man’s physical body, amethyst influences his highest spiritual nature.


    The deep violet purple rays are very stimulating to the nervous system, inspiring, purifying, nourishing those cells in the upper brain that expand the understanding and idealism.


    One of the greatest investigators of the science of color, Leonardo da Vinci, the painter, said that the power of meditation can be ten times greater under violet light falling through the stained glass windows of a quiet church.


    Wagner had purple hangings about him when he composed his lofty music.  The Comte Saint Germain healed the sick with violet rays and removed blemishes from gems with it.


    Purple combining the red and blue colors symbolizes rulership, rage, dignity, richness and majesty; the color of royalty.  On the less materialistic side of it refers to the passion of sorrow, to meditation, aspiration, seclusion, reverence and upliftment.  This color must be used with discretion, as it can appear “odd” when used for appliances, etc.  Purple is often called the power ray associated with kings and it is the ruler of the kingdom of the body and all its parts.


    Its planet is Jupiter, and its alchemical metal Tin.


    Lavender which is purple tinted with white symbolizes spirituality and sweetness, dainty and soothing.


Color Therapy

Violet – Part Two


    Violet is at the end of the visible spectrum and includes the invisible ultra-violet rays which are more rapid and potent.


    It is similar in its action to blue but more cooling and depressing to mind and nervous system.  It can produce lethargy, melancholia and deep relaxing sleep.  It is a powerful bactericide and parasiticide, effective in the treatment of ringworm, itch and similar infections with pus.  It increases the red corpuscles.


    Violet rays, especially the ultra-violet ones, kill the baccilus of tuberculosis.  This color is beneficial in all pulmonary ailments.


  Its chief effect is upon the nervous system and it is not to be used in melancholia, depression, sleepy sickness, paralysis, rheumatism, gout, low vitality or any cold, negative conditions of the system.


    Used alternately to yellow given in full exposure, violet produces a strong vital rhythm.  It is complementary to yellow which is used for tubercular conditions, and benefits phthisis by increasing the resistance of the tissues.


    Metals and chemicals radiating violet are manganese, barium, iron, rubidium, aluminum, calcium, cobalt, strontium, titanium, silver chloride and arsenic.


    Violet glass for color treatment should contain manganese and cobalt. 


    Foods having violet coloring are eggplant, purple broccoli, beet tops, purple grapes and black berries.


    Diseases which are helped by violet include nervous and mental disorders, neurosis, neuralgia, sciatica, epilepsy, cerebro-spinal meningitis, cramps, concussion, rheumatism, tumors, kidney and bladder troubles, diseases of the scalp.  Violet stimulates the venous blood and purifies it.  Violet affects not only the blood vessels, but also heart and lungs.  Violet depresses all over active conditions of the organs and glands.  However there is one exception -- violet builds the white corpuscles and stimulates the spleen.


    Violet relieves over stimulated nerves, and acts as a depressant for violent mental conditions.  It reduces excitement and extreme irritations.


    Violet made by the radiation of ruby and its complementary blue, can be used in treating all conditions caused by active gonorrhea.  All Neisserian inflections that will show a reflex for that toxemia should be tested with violet.  It is useful in all renal deficiencies.


    A deficiency of violet would manifest in poor circulation and impure blood.


Violet as:


    Cardiac Depressant – An agent that relaxes and soothes the muscles and nerves controlling the heart.


    Leucocyte Builder – An agent that builds the white corpuscles in the spleen.


     Lymphatic Depressant – An agent that decreases the functional activity of the lymphatic glands for nutrition, and helps the appetite in reducing overweight.


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    Motor Depressant – An agent that decreases the functional activity of the motor nervous system, which energizes the muscles into motion.


    Splenic Stimulant – An agent that increases the functional activity of the spleen.


    Amethyst combines the stimulation of red with the tonic of blue and is a particularly vital color.  It should be used sparingly in treatment.




    Purple is not quite the same hue as violet, having a deeper richer connotation, somewhat less pure; its uses, however, are similar.


    Purple is a heart and arterial depressant.  It lowers the blood pressure to give relief from many headaches and pressure pains.  Relieves toothache.


    Purple depresses over-active kidneys and adrenal glands.


    Due to its hypnotic effect one finds restful and relaxed sleep.  Purple gives similar relief from pain and suffering as narcotics give, without the harmful after effects.


    Purple is found to be most effective in giving relief to all types of fever.  It may be used inter- changeably with turquoise wherever indicated.  Purple helps reduce sex desires and over-emotional disorders.


    The purple combines the blood-warming red, and the cooling antiseptic blue, and is excellent for lungs, stomach and kidneys and other parts where animation without irritation is needed.  Red-purple is good for a dormant stomach; but blue purple or blue is best if the stomach is hot and excitable.


    Purpuro or purple charged water is especially good to help digestion if taken internally; is excellent as an enema in leucorrhea and ulcerated uterine organs or rectum, makes a good nasal douche for catarrh. 


    As a fine wash for baldness and dandruff, it should be rubbed in over the whole head from the end of fingers repeatedly wet in it.


Purple as:


Analgesic – An agent that decreases sensitivity to pain.


Anaphrodisiac – An agent that decreases sex desires.


Antimalarial – An agent that prevents or removes Malaria.


Antipyretic – An agent that lowers the body temperature.


Nypnotic – An agent that induces sleep.


Narcotic – An agent that produces stupor.


Renal Depressant – An agent that decreases the functional activity of the kidneys.


Sex Builder in Supernormal – An agent that builds the sex powers by lowering the sensitivity.


Vasodilator – An agent that causes expansion of the blood vessels, lowering the blood pressure.  


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