“Colour and Healing” is dedicated to Hugh Leon Sprinck in gratitude for his helpful collaboration.
What is colour? Nothing less than the substance of the soul. Just as the substances of the body are mineral, water, air and warmth, so the substance of the soul is colour.
Normal perception can reveal this in the extremes of the emotions of sadness and joys and the many shades between are clearly indicated in our language, e„g. “rose-coloured spectacles”, “jaundiced view”, “looking black”, “seeing red”, etc.
No one who recognises the reality of soul can fail to recognise the connection between colour and the inner life of soul,, To clairvoyant perception, it reveals itself in the colours of the aura. In our souls we are colour.
Colour is to the soul almost as great a necessity as air is to the body. Our bodies breathe in air, and without air they die; similarly the soul breathes in colour, and without it, the soul sickens.
I. THE IMPORTANCE OF UNDERSTANDING COLOUR
Our sick world can be healed—Have we a philosophy?—Bridging the gap between faith and knowledge—The need for a deeper knowledge of colour—Science, Art and Religion.
II. COLOUR QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
What is Colour?—Newton’s Theory—Goethe’s Theory—The Reality of Darkness.
III. COLOUR IN EVERYDAY LIFE
The effect of green and red—How we react to yellow—How blue affects us -Are dreams coloured?—Rudolf Steiner’s teaching on colour.
IV. COLOUR, HEALING AND HEALTH
Man is threefold—Illness can be a blessing—Colour Therapy—Colour and the eyes—The use of red and blue —Colour exercises—The four temperaments—Colour meditations—Sleeplessness.
V. HOW TO USE COLOURS
The re-discovery of Colour—Colour and clothing—Our surroundings—Becoming more alive to colour—Painting out of colour—A road to the Spirit.
- The HUMAN ORGANISM in the Light of Anthroposophy
- I. THE IMPORTANCE OF UNDERSTANDING COLOUR