Color...a physical phenomena of light or visual perception
associated with the various wavelengths in the visible portion of the spectrum. A sensation experienced by humans and some
animals, it is a complex neurophysiological process.
A great deal of study
has gone into color theory. It has been proven that color has an effect on our brains and it produces different emotional
results. It affects our moods, stimulates or depresses our awareness, can make us have a sudden desire to eat, rant, feel
secure, or shop depending on the color. Studies of color and its uses in modern times have been incorporated in our Medical,
Psychiatric, Education and Penal Institutions as well as modern marketing techniques! The "old" and traditional color uses
mostly agree with the modern day interpretions and the ancient use of color in magick still holds true today. You will find
many different uses and meanings of colors. Colors as used in magick should evoke a response from you but keep in mind that
my response to a certain color may be entirely different from your response to the same color. The colors must have meaning
to the person using them. It is up to you to find what works for you.
Understanding the magickal properties of colors
will help in seeing the Auras, Chakras, Meditations, the correct choices for gems and stones, candle magick, scents and even
some herbal recipes. The magick of colors can be used in many different ways...let your creativity take over and show you
the way. The use of colors in magick is only limited by what you want to use them for.
The following story was given
to me by a friend,who got it from a friend, who got it from a friend and so on.....I don't know who the author is but I know
the story belongs here..
Once upon a time the colors of the world GREEN said: "Clearly I am the most important.
started to quarrel:
all claimed that they
were the best,
the most important, the most useful, the favorite.
I am the sign of light and hope. I was chosen
grass, leaves, trees--without me, all animals
would die. Look out over the countryside and
you will see that I am in
BLUE interrupted: "You only think about
but consider the sky and sea. It is the water
that is the basis of life and drawn up by the
the deep sea.The sky gives space and peace
and serenity. Without my peace you would all be nothing "
YELLOW chuckled: "You are all so serious.
I bring laughter, gaity and warmth to
The sun is yellow, the moon is yellow, the stars
are yellow. every time you look at a sunflower,
world starts to smile.
Without me there would be no fun."
ORANGE started next to blow her temper.
"I am the color of health and strength.
I may be scarce but I am precious for
serve the needs of human life. I carry
the most important vitamins. Think of carrots,
pumpkins, oranges, mangoes
I don't hang around all the time but
when I fill the sky at sunrise or sunset,
my beauty is so striking
that no one gives
another thought to any of you."
stand it no longer.
He shouted out "I am the ruler of all of you!
I am blood! Lifes blood! I am the color of danger
of bravery. I am willing to fight for a cause.
I bring fire to the blood! I am the color of passion
and of love, the
red rose, the poppy and the poinsettia.
Without me the earth would be as empty as the moon."
PURPLE rose up to his full height.
He was very tall and spoke with great pomp:
"I am the
color of royalty and power. Kings, chiefs and
bishops have always chosen me for I am a sign of
authority and wisdom.
People do not question me,
they listen and obey."
Finally INDIGO spoke,
much more quietly than all the others,
but with just as much determination:
"Think of me. I am the
color of silence.
You hardly notice me, but without me
you all become superficial. I represent
thought and reflection,
twilight and deep water.
You need me for balance and contrast,
for prayer and inner peace."
the colors went on boasting and quarreling,
each convinced of their own superiority.
Soon, their quarreling became louder
Suddenly there was a startling flash of bright lightening!
Thunder rolled and boomed!
Rain started to
pour down relentlessly!
The colors crouched down in fear
drawing close to one another for comfort.
In the midst of
the clamor RAIN began to speak:
"You foolish colors, fighting amongst yourselves,
each trying to dominate the rest.
you know you were each made for
a special purpose, unique and different?
Join hands with one another and come to me."
Doing as they were told,
the colors united and joined hands.
The rain continued: "From now on, when it rains,
of you will stretch across the sky
in a great bow of colors as a reminder
that you can all live in peace.
is a sign of hope for tomorrow."
whenever a good rain washes the world,
and a rainbow appears in
let us remember to appreciate one another.