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Can Colour help Cure you, unravel your personality or give you more money?


Colour Therories

Colour is quite a complex topic Initially Sir Isaac Newton analysed it by placing it in three key areas from which history based all its theories on.

Colour theory has then expanded into personality testing tool by Swiss psychologist Dr. Max Lüscher who discovered the unconscious mind can reveal the person as they really are, by choosing a combination of 8 colours. Want to try it out?

Image consultants use colour tables to match a person's 'type' to coordinate a wardrobe that best matches their skin and personality type.

Herbolists have found colour to be prescribed in aromatic oils for patients

More thoughts on the matter

Yellow is the colour of the mind and intellect

Yellow encourages creative thinking, new ideas, helps us to find alternative ways to achieve goals. It radiates Sunshine, Joy and Happiness

Not a good colour to have around if you are anxious or are in termoil

CLNewton / Via Photographed at the Somerset House Exhibition

Colour is absorbed by the eyes, skin, skull our ‘magnetic energy field’ or aura and the energy of colour affects us on all levels, that is to say, physical, spiritual and emotional. Yellow connects to the solar plexus chakra; Source colourtherapyhealing

Red is for Anger or Love

CLNewton / Via from BrickLane Show

Red on the other hand is the colour of extremes

it can indicate a warning signals fro a red light to bright red fungi or heat - as seen in a fire, Violence and blood, reflecting emotions of anger, where as if red is used in clothing it has a different effect - passion, seduction and love.

Red is one of the top two favorite colors of all people.

Interestingly because it has an Authoritism, Red is the popular choice for flags in the world with approximately 77% countries using it.

Power of Purple

CLNEWTON / Via ART fairs in London

In Feng Shui Purple is a very powerful colour with its associations with royalty. Purple is best placed in the south sector of your dwelling and in particular southeast wall to help you gain MORE MONEY - let me know if it works...

Wearing purple clothing is a great way for sales people, bankers, to use in a wealth-enhancing way and increase sales. While placing something purple in the north part of your office, to bring luck and prosperity to your job and increase business opportunities.

Colour healing

CLNEWTON on Nature Walk / Via

Colour healing, known as Chromotherapy, can be implemented in a number of ways. The ancient alchemists built great halls of color healing, where individuals entered and were bathed in light that was filtered through various colored glass panels or windows.

In ancient Egypt, people were often dipped in vats of colored pigment, in order to help effect a cure. Or grind up of crystals and gemstones that could be ingested. (Don't try this at home).

The "colour cure," devised by physicians in an asylum on Wards Island, involved putting mental patients in rooms dominated by a "primary color." "The walls are painted in vivid color, the bed and chair colored to correspond to the walls, and the light sifts into the room through a shade of the same color". The "colour cure" wasn't "very successful," neither did it vanished.

So if you want to try apprarently White promotes healing of body, mind and spirit at all levels; white light is a natural pain reliever, increasing and then maintaining energy levels and relieving depression and inertia. It helps bone and tooth maintenance . It dispels negativity from the body’s energy field.

Colour used to express metaphors

CLNEWTON: over a BBQ / Via

Language is filled with metaphors references to colour for example;

Feeling blue, seeing red and green with envy are common expressions that are easily decoded from an illustration or graphic.

1. Black and white To judge everything as either one way or the other, good or bad

2. Black and blue after the boxing match

3. Pot calling the kettle black

4. Out of the blue Appear out of nowhere without any warning

5. Blue blood referring to Royalty

6. Browned off To be bored or annoyed with ...

7. Give someone the green light

8. A golden handshake - large sum of money that is paid to a retiring manager/director

9. See pink elephants When someone sees things that are not really there

10. Red herring An unimportant matter that misleading

11. Red hot Something new and exciting, creating much demand

Thank you for reading

Brought to you by the curious thoughts of an Artist, Clare Newton

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