Octaves of Color
There are other octaves of color beyond that which is
seen by ordinary vision.
Eminent scientists, Sir John Herschel, Stokes and
Hunt among them, have had the belief there are other grades
of color besides those which are visible. “We
might almost be led to believe,” said Herschel, “in a
repetition of the primary tints beyond the Newtonian
are many people who can see these different grades of color,
especially with the outward eye closed.
After the first grade of color, which is visible,
comes the odic light, or 2nd grade; then the 3rd
grade which, being more connected with the mental and soul
forces I have named psychic.
Above these are still finer grades of color which may
be called 4th and 5th grades.
Thousands of persons are able to see these finer
grades of color, some with their eyes wide open and in
bright daylight, while in the company of others or the
turmoil of daily activities.
These colors reveal the higher laws of force.
They can be seen radiating from the head and all
other places of the system, as the finer fluids animate
them the health conditions of an individual may be
the more evolved, the astral, mental and spiritual aspects
are more clear as seen in the aura, their colors more
colors work through the etheric organs, through thought and
feeling, directly upon the physical body.
A correspondence can be noted between colors and
human constitution. There
is a 3-fold aura which corresponds to the 3-fold human
constitution: red for the physical aura, yellow for the
astral-mental aura, and blue for the spiritual aura.
The aura is the visible expression of your mind,
soul, and spirit – their powers, tendencies and
also reflects the health condition, the type of
personality-radiation and thought tendency.
There is an esoteric meaning of color science, whose
aim is to build into the aura the 7 pure rays, to
revitalize, heal and transform the being from within.
One’s thoughts and feelings cause vibrations of
certain colors and our auras are continually throwing out
color tones, caused by certain wave lengths, either dull or
bright which is the intensity according to what we are
Scientifically, color is the result of etheric
vibrations of different wave lengths.
It is not merely ornamental or static, but an active,
vital radiation. It
is a definite guide to various colors due to the motivation
of deep, subconscious instinct.
The colors they radiate can throw light both on
talents, and their psychological makeup.
It exerts a powerful influence on mind and emotion.
This is not a lifeless, static phenomena, but a vital
force, a strong power and influence in our lives.
Color vibrations have both subjective and objective
aspects, the subjective influencing our mind and senses, and
the objective aspect having an effect on our outer life and
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One of the deepest influences
that color can have upon us is through its power to create
beauty, through skillful use and harmonious combination.
Colors can affect people in a restful way, or they
can revitalize, inspire, or stimulate.
We should choose colors in our environment to radiate
cosmic vitality. But
not only must we become conscious of color vibrations in the
environment, but we need to remember that each individual is
also a living, mobile color-screen.
We continually project by means of our aura, rays and
emanations of color from our inner selves.
Auras may shine with brightness of vitality, or may
be obscured by gray thought-clouds.
The aura changes as you change.
The medical potencies of the coarser mineral elements
can be judged by their color, as can the finer potencies of
the vegetable kingdom; of water, air, electricity and
magnetism; and the still finer forces of sunlight.
Sunlight is a truly celestial materia medica, more
safe effective and enduring than that of cruder elements.
Its movement, like that of all the finer forces of
nature, is wonderfully soft yet penetrating and powerful.
Minerals are the crudest healing forces of nature,
the coarsest of them being held down in the earth.
In the more refined form they are absorbed by plant
roots and become available to man in food and
still higher grade of food-medicine is found in the part of
the plants growing above the ground which receives the
refined elements of sunlight direct from the air.
The finest potency of all comes from sunlight.
But even this is transcended by the fine
psycho-magnetic radiation which comes from highly organized
American scientists have paid little attention to
this, but in
How would the scientist photograph an aura?
A fingertip is placed on top of a sheet of film
(emulsion side up), which in turn, is lying on top of a
dielectric (non-conduction substance).
Underneath the dielectric is an electrode attached to
a power source. The
fingertip conducts the current and also acts as an electrode
and a ground.
The ensuing radiation from the fingertip makes an
impression on the silver halides and crystals of the film
developing the film the typical fingertip aura of a relaxed,
healthy individual displays a full white band approximately
1/16th to 3/16th inches wide, a light
bluish band and dark blue streamers.
An individual plagued with anxiety producing
psychological or physical problems might display a broke
and/or sporadic aura with a possible reddish or
reddish-orange blotch located within the fingerprint.
An electrophotograph of a leaf displays an aura
extending beyond the edges.
The shape of the subsequent aura depends upon the
structure and density of the leaf. A
thin leaf will show
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a luminescent internal structure;
a thicker type might show a reduction or absence of an
The energy body, separate from the physical body, is
a whole, unified organism in itself.
However, this energy body penetrates and surrounds
the physical body, flowing through and around the major
organs and having surface points throughout the system.
This could be closely analogous to the meridians and
surface points referred to in acupuncture.
from a class by Father Paul:
“Two different people wearing the same garment
would register differently on a spectrophotometer (an
instrument for determining the relative intensity of two
spectra, or the corresponding bands of color in two
“The machine has no likes or dislikes, but the
person’s atmosphere acts as a filter, and the color is
screened through this atmosphere.
“Your atmosphere is something you have to
“How do you let in more light?
Because you have determined you want it there.
“What causes light to be cut off from the earth?
Because the earth has an atmosphere, and man’s
thinking blocks it out.
“And later, when you come through illumination, the
individual cell has an atmosphere and as the body grows more
in light, the cell becomes illuminated.
“The same things hold true on all levels.”