Author: A R Hari
Publisher: Pustak Mahal
ISBN/UPC (if available): 81-223-0833-3
In vogue since ancient times, colour therapy has now come of age as a holistic method of treatment. Global research justifies the application of colour in many disorders. Administered by a trained practitioner, colour therapy is safe, complementary to other systems and relatively inexpensive in India.
Modern man spends most of his life cooped up within homes, offices or automobiles. Thanks to the odd hours they keep, some people even spend a few months without being exposed to sunlight. The body and mind are casualties when we miss out on the invigorating colour vibrations present in nature. The good health of the ancients was partly because they allowed all colours in nature to energise their bodies by being outdoors during the day. Having a proper balance of healthy colours in the interiors of our homes and offices can partly rectify this shortcoming.
The Magic Therapy of Colours outlines the history of colour therapy, modern methods of utilising colour and the areas it is beneficial in. The book is an invaluable guide for those seeking holistic benefits from colour therapy.
Colour therapy has been in vogue since ancient times. Hindus have always considered different colours as manifestations of the Supreme Lord.
The following lines succinctly outline the relationship between colours and God:
Evamesha mahadevo deva deva pitaamaha
Karomi niyathakalam kalatma eiswari thanuhu
Vishwame rasamayo vipra sarvaloka pradeepakaha
Thesham shreshta punanha
Saptarasamayo tanayee namaha
The Lord is supreme and is the God of gods. He controls time and time rests in Him. He illumines the world with His brilliant hues. Of these, seven are most important and I bow
It is quite clear that much before Western scientists proved through the prism spectrum that white light was made up of seven colours, ancient Indian sages were well aware of this fact.
>From the early stages of human evolution colour has aroused the interest of man. This is quite natural as nature is filled with colour. Everywhere we look around us, greenery is predominant in nature.
There are other rich colours in nature, too.
The sky is blue, but takes on breathtaking hues when the sun s rays play with the clouds during sunset. At such times, one can see red as well as violet, which lights up the entire sky. The rainbow is another beautiful phenomenon where all the seven colours in the spectrum stand out brilliantly across the sky.
Flowers are another example of nature s bounty seen in innumerable colours. Almost all permutations and combinations that man can ever think of already exist in nature. The colour preference of nature indicates that nature is fully aware of the beauty associated with colours and utilises it to the maximum to make God s creations appear even more spectacular.
Apart from flowers, beautiful birds with kaleidoscopic shades inhabit various parts of the globe, contributing their mite to making the world more beautiful. It is therefore not surprising that man noticed colours and has enjoyed their beauty since ancient times.
This interest in colour must have goaded the ancients to examine the impact of colour upon the mind and body. There is little doubt that given its past heritage, India is the birthplace of chromo-therapy. However, the scattering of light into various colours through the use of prisms, the advent of coloured glasses and other advances by the West helped colour therapy take giant strides.
Colour therapy has come of age and is today recognised as a respectable, holistic method of treatment. Research on colour therapy is being conducted around the world. The current findings are sufficient to justify the application of colour therapy in many disorders to which the human body is prone. Significantly, in the hands of a trained practitioner, colour therapy is safe, harmless and relatively inexpensive in India.
This book aims to enlighten the readers on the latest research and breakthroughs in this field. The book is therefore unique as it updates you on the latest research findings.
The application of colour in modern times is more important than ever before. Earlier generations had the good fortune of being exposed to nature, when they could enjoy its beauty and receive vibrations from various colours. This helped them have a cheerful mind and healthy body.
Today, this is no longer true. Modern man spends most of his life cooped up either in a drawing hall, in the office or in an automobile. He rarely looks up at the sky or has any time to enjoy nature. Thanks to the odd hours they keep, some people even spend a few months without being exposed to the sun.
In such a situation, the body is the casualty, missing out on the invigorating colour vibrations present in nature. There is no doubt that the high energy levels and the good health enjoyed by the ancients was partly due to the fact that they allowed all colours in nature to work on them by staying out in the open during the day. The body is blessed with inherent intelligence and knows what colour is required to repair which organ. As all colours are freely available in nature, the vibrations were absorbed effortlessly, resulting in vibrant health for everyone.
This luxury is largely denied to us today. To some extent, having the right healthy colours in the interiors of our houses and offices can rectify this shortcoming.
The Magic Therapy of Colours deals with the history of colour therapy, the modern methods of utilising colour therapy and the areas where it is beneficial. The book will therefore be a valuable guide for those who wish to benefit from colour and colour therapy
The History of Colour Therapy
The Basic Principles
Application of Colour in Modern Medicine
How Colours Affect Us
Colours and Chakras in the Human Body
Methods of Administering Colour Therapy
Spot Application of Colour Therapy
Sources of Colour
Colour Breathing Techniques
Colour Combination Treatment
Colour Therapy Through Chakras
Acupuncture and LED Light Colour Therapy
Energy Colour Healing
Octagonal Colour Pyramid
Use of Colour Pyramid Water
Pyramid Healing Through Chakras
Colour Crystal Cards