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    HOW COLOR AFFECTS EMOTIONS, MENTAL STATES AND HEALING

    From The Human Aura - Astral Colors and Thought Forms by Swami Panchadasi

    (download this entire ebook here)

    Synopsis:

      Action and Re-action. Effect of Color on Mental States and
      Emotions. How certain tints affect persons favorably and
      unfavorably. The calming effect of restful greens. "Seeing Red."
      Gloomy Black. Depressing Grays. Angry Reds. Soothing Blues.
      Illuminating Yellows. The Psychology of Color. Healing Effect of
      Colors. The principles of Healing by Colors. Effect of color upon
      character and morals. Color in Child Life. Interesting and
      instructive information and teaching.

    What Is The Human Aura - Chapter 7:

    In all of Nature's wonderful processes we find many evidences of that
    great principle of Action and Reaction, which, like the forward and
    backward swing of the pendulum, changes cause into effect, and effect
    into cause, in a never ending series. We find this principle in effect
    in the psychic relation of mental states and colors. That is to say,
    that just as we find that certain mental and emotional states manifest
    in vibrations causing particular auric astral colors, so do we find that
    the presence of certain colors on the physical plane will have a decided
    psychic effect upon the mental and emotional states of individuals
    subject to their influence. And, as might be expected by the thoughtful
    student, the particular astral colors manifested in the aura by the
    presence of some particular mental or emotional state exactly correspond
    with the particular physical colors which influence that particular
    mental or emotional state.

    Illustrating the statements in the preceding paragraph, I would say that
    the continued presence of red will be apt to set up emotional
    vibrations of anger, passion, physical love, etc., or, in a different
    tint, the higher physical emotions. Blue, of the right tint, will tend
    to cause feelings of spirituality, religious emotion, etc. Green is
    conducive to feelings of relaxation, repose, quiet, etc. Black produces
    the feeling of gloom and grief. And so on, each color tends to produce
    emotional vibrations similar to those which manifest that particular
    color in the astral aura of the person. It is a case of "give and take"
    along the entire scale of color and emotions, according to the great
    natural laws.

    While the explanation of these facts is not known to the average person,
    nevertheless nearly everyone recognizes the subtle effect of color and
    avoids certain colors, while seeking certain others. There is not a
    single living human being but who has experienced the sense of rest,
    calm, repose, and calm inflow of strength, when in a room decorated in
    quiet shades of green. Nature, herself, has given this particular shade
    to the grass and leaves of trees and plants, so that the soothing effect
    of the country scene is produced. The aura of a person experiencing
    these feelings, and yielding to them, will manifest precisely the tint
    or shade of green which is shown on the grass and leaves around him, so
    true is this natural law of action and reaction.

    The effect of scarlet upon animals, the bull for instance, is well
    known--to use the familiar term, it causes one to "see red." The sight
    of the color of blood is apt to arouse feelings of rage, or disgust, by
    reason of the same law. The sight of the beautiful clear blue sky tends
    to arouse feelings of reverence, awe or spirituality. One can never
    think of this shade of blue arousing rage; or red arouse feelings of
    spirituality.

    It is a well known fact that in insane asylums, the use of red in
    decorations must be avoided, while the proper shades of blue or green
    are favored. On the other hand, the use of a proper red, in certain
    cases, will tend to arouse vitality and physical strength in a patient.
    It is not by mere chance that the life giving blood is a bright, rich
    red color when it leaves the heart.

    When one "feels blue" he does not have the impression of a bright or
    soft blue--but he really is almost conscious of the presence of a dull
    bluish gray. And the presence of such a color in one's surroundings,
    tends to cause a feeling of depression. Everyone knows the effect of a
    "gray day" in the Fall or Spring.

    Again, who does not know the feeling of mental exaltation coming from
    the sight of a day filled with golden sunshine, or from a golden sunset.
    We find proofs of this law of Nature on all sides, every day of our
    lives. It is an interesting subject, which will repay the student for
    the expenditure of a little time and thought upon it.

    Speaking of the general class characteristics of the three primary
    groups of colors, all occultists, as well as many physiologists and
    psychologists, are agreed on the following fundamental propositions,
    viz.: that (1) Red is exciting to the mind and emotions; (2) Yellow is
    inspiring and elevating, and intellectually stimulating; and (3) Blue is
    cool, soothing, and calming. It is also universally conceded that the
    right shades of green (combining the qualities of blue and yellow in
    appropriate proportions) is the ideal color of rest and recuperation,
    followed by a stimulation and new ambition. The reason for this may be
    seen, when you consider the respective qualities of blue and yellow
    which compose this color.

    It is interesting to note that the science of medicine is now seriously
    considering the use of colors in the treatment of disease, and the best
    medical authorities investigating the subject are verifying the
    teachings of the old occultists, regarding the influence of colors on
    mental states and physical conditions.

    Dr. Edwin Babbitt, a pioneer in this line in the Western world, gave the
    general principles in a nutshell, when he laid down the following rule:
    "There is a trianal series of graduations in the peculiar potencies of
    colors, the center and climax of electrical action, which cools the
    nerves, being in violet; the climax of electrical action, which is
    soothing to the vascular system, being in blue; the climax of luminosity
    being in yellow; and the climax of thermism or heat being in red. This
    is not an imaginary division of qualities, but a real one, the flamelike
    red color having a principle of warmth in itself; the blue and violet, a
    principle of cold and electricity. Thus we have many styles of chromatic
    action, including progression of hues, of lights and shades, of fineness
    and coarseness, of electrical power, luminous power, thermal power,
    etc."

    Read the above statement of Dr. Babbitt, and then compare it with the
    occult teaching regarding the astral colors, and you will perceive the
    real basis of the science which the good doctor sought to establish, and
    in which cause he did such excellent pioneer work. The result of his
    work is now being elaborated by modern physicians in the great schools
    of medicine, particularly on the Continent, in Europe--England and
    America being somewhat behind the times in this work.

    The advanced occultist also finds much satisfaction in the interest, on
    the part of physicians and jurists, in the matter of the influence of
    color upon the mental, moral and physical welfare of the public. The
    effect of color upon morality is being noticed by workers for human
    welfare, occupying important offices.

    The American journals report the case of a judge in a large Western city
    in that country, who insisted upon his courtroom being decorated in
    light, cheerful tints, instead of in the old, gloomy, depressing shades
    formerly employed. This judge wisely remarked that brightness led to
    right thinking, and darkness to crooked thinking; also that his court,
    being an uplift court, must have walls to correspond, and that it was
    enough to turn any man into a criminal to be compelled to sit in a dark,
    dismal courtroom, day after day.

    This good judge, who must have had some acquaintance with the occult
    teachings, is quoted as concluding as follows: "White, cream, light
    yellow, and orange are the colors which are the sanest. I might add
    light green, for that is the predominant color in Nature; black, brown
    and deep red are incentives to crime--a man in anger sees red." Surely a
    remarkable utterance from the bench!

    The effect of color schemes upon the moral and mental welfare of persons
    is being recognized in the direction of providing brighter color schemes
    in schools, hospitals, reformatories, prisons, etc. The reports
    naturally show the correctness of the underlying theory. The color of a
    tiny flower has its effect upon even the most hardened prisoner; while
    the minds of children in school are quickened by a touch of brightness
    here and there in the room. It needs no argument to prove the beneficial
    effect of the right kind of colors in the sickroom, or hospital ward.

    The prevailing theories, and practice, regarding the employment of color
    in therapeutics and human welfare work, are in the main correct. But, I
    urge the study of the occult significance of color, as mentioned in this
    book in connection with the human aura and its astral colors, as a sound
    basis for an intelligent, thorough understanding of the real psychic
    principles underlying the physical application of the methods referred
    to. Go to the center of the subject, and then work outward--that is the
    true rule of the occultist, which might well be followed by the
    non-occult general public.

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