There is not an artist, paint company, or school teacher in
the world, that wouldn't vehemently argue that
is the first of three Primary Colours. However, there
is strong evidence to suggest that this is not so! To pursue
the truth, it is necessary to acknowledge the phenomenon of
colour as opposed to theory about colour.
Aura-Soma shares the
view of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, artist, director,
philosopher, scientist and author of several circa 1770
-1810 German masterworks including, Faust and his
classic colour treatise "Theory of Colours". Through
countless duplicable experiments, Goethe substantiated the
existence of only two primary colours - Blue and
Goethe was aware of
the fact that the mixture of Blue and Yellow
does not function with colour pigments, crayons or paints.
The combination only works with pure white light! When light
is passed through a clear glass containing a pure bright
green oil, at the exact place where the light penetrates the
oil, one will see a
of the same intensity !
This colour premise,
has to do with duality, which plays the most important role
in Life in general, in the spiritual domain (yin/yang, for
example), and in Aura-Soma. The Equilibrium Bottles are
based on duality; two colours hand poured one over the
other; above is a layer of oil and below is a layer of
water. The above layer represents the Personality
Ray, and the below layer represents the Soul
Ray of the person who chooses a particular bottle as
first colour to emerge on the Visible Light spectrum, is the
longest of the visible colour rays. To "feel" what some of
the possible attributes of
might be, one could use the analogy of ocean waves. The
short and subtle waves that flick at your toes on the beach,
are violet, the shortest visible light waves, while
the long, powerful waves that set the great tidal cycles
(the heartbeat) of the oceans and seas, could be likened to
RED then, is
about power, energy and the Life-force itself.
As the first colour to emerge, it speaks to creation and
it's structure - the physical - or material side
is the colour of Christmas, gifts of money are placed in
envelopes by many Eastern cultures, and we speak of
"painting the town
all of which indicate materialism, spending and/or
As the colour of
materialism and the base chakra (feet to pubic bone),
it represents the connection to our Mother Earth -
and the physical "grounding" of one's own energies.
As such, the tie-in to the Aboriginal cultures acknowledging
Earth", actually pertains to the life "blood" of the
planet, and speaks to our most fundamental issue on the
physical (Earth) level - "survival".
symbolizes all aspects of the base emotions and
survival issues. The
Coats, wave the
flag or cape, "seeing"
Robes of Cardinals and traffic stop lights for example; are
all synonymous with either danger, warnings, control,
anger, aggression, war (warrior energy), courage,
protection, valour or loyalty.
As the colour of the
"root" or first chakra,
speaks to fertility and sexual/procreative issues.
Symbolically, we use
roses and Valentines to indicate our passion or
Cross to demonstrate brotherly love and unity,
and in the case of physical love and where to get it, we
refer to a
An imbalance or block in the 1st chakra can result in
selfishness vs. selflessness, and an inordinate
amount of emphasis being placed on the acquisition of
material goods and money. These and other "hidden"
survival issues could even be the result of a difficult
birth during which the "fabric" of one's Etheric
energies was torn or damaged in some way. This is called
Etheric Gaping - visible in Kirilian photography - and it
prevents the ability for one's Life-force to flow correctly.
A gap in
would make it very difficult to keep these powerhouse
energies grounded - and grounded they must be! Often a
physical clue will present itself, so if the sciatic
nerve (money issues) is flaring up on either side of the
body, pay attention and work with
One might have a
subconscious tendency toward giving all their personal
and psychic power away. This action, often mistaken for
"Sacrificial Love", can express as "Poverty
Consciousness" and extreme sexual behavior
(looking for love in all the wrong places/chakra). To move
beyond physical love and experience "true love" which is
unconditional, more light must be added to the
This creates a new potential, and that is the colour Pink.
The flip-side of the
extreme is using the charisma and magnetic qualities of
to beguile, control and manipulate others and
circumstances to your advantage, in other words
"something for nothing". Remember: symbolically speaking,
this is the colour of the Devil, who is usually depicted in
scenarios of this nature.
RED as the
first visible colour, is the Creator's "invitation", urge
and promise for spiritual awakening in a physical form.
As the hottest ray,
can be likened to the ability of a blazing flame or fire, to
either purify or transubstantiate (change something from one
form to another).
This is the metaphor
contained within the semantic ritual known as the Eucharist,
which transubstantiates bread and wine into the body and
blood of The Christ. Before one can move on to actualize all
the creative potential contained within the full spectrum of
White light, it is first necessary to be cleansed in the
purifying flame (RED)
of the Holy Spirit.
is the Ray of the great Master - The Christ, who has been
graphically depicted for millennia as either having a
heart or burning flame exposed over the Heart Chakra. It is
interesting to note, that even in many of the Eastern
cultures, there is reference to fire where the 1st chakra is
concerned - hence the names "Dragon" Chakra and "Fire"
To rise above the
physical desires of the body and the earth body
(materialism), means to pull the Life-force through
and on into the higher frequencies/chakras. This the
phoenix rising out of the ashes - the transubstantiation
- the metaphoric "trial by fire". The promise is
re-birth at all levels of being, which is essentially a
Life everlasting. Therefore, mundane (earthly) and material
concerns which are all
issues, are no longer of any concern.
RED as the
first visible ray to emerge, makes the statement "I AM".
This demonstrates the genesis of the
issue referred to as "having a will to power" - or
willpower. This is about either the need to compete,
dominate or otherwise hold yourself in authority ...or when
balanced, having the personal strength and power
(courage) to take the lead if required.
This colour has the
affect of holding people and situations at a distance,
therefore it is extremely protective in an isolated way. If
you are seeking separation or detachment, or are making an
effort to ground yourself so that you may focus more
objectively on a situation, this colour is your greatest
ally. If a change of any sort is needed and you wish to
kick-start the process, energize with
is the most widely used colour for the interior furnishings
of low-end restaurants, casino buffets and fast-food chains,
because it has been statistically proven that people will
eat and leave faster when surrounded by
This is the colour of
spontaneity (the spark), awareness and
concentration of mental energy, so if one is already out
of sync with oneself for any reason,
will create chaos, stress and negative detachment.
The terms Hot-Blooded, indicative of extreme passions and
sexual behaviors, and Hot-Headed, indicating quick to
anger or become violent (seeing "RED");
both find their roots in the colour
This colour's energies must be allowed to flow in the right
way, otherwise challenges are created. When in balance,
personifies and enhances love of self, brother and home, for
the extremes have been "cooled down". Through the
self-disciplined application of temperance, moderation,
patience and an honest desire and willingness to serve and
make personal sacrifices of one's time and talents, one can
realize sacrificial love and emotional harmony in the 1st
Lack of balance in
this already excited energy, will cause things to appear as
not happening "fast enough". This can result in a "flare-up"
of competitiveness, resentment, frustration or foolhardy
heroics (daring vs. courage). Further, the unbalanced
is usually quick to verbally communicate, often
putting their emotions in gear, before their brain is
engaged. This extends to embarrassment oftentimes to the
point of being
It is best to
avoid this colour if one is already having a negatively
emotional day, for this is not the colour of peace,
negotiation or apologies.
Red Agate, Bloodstone (Red Jasper), Hematite, Garnet, Ruby,
Pyrite, Mahogany Obsidian, Red Carnelian, Copper, Strawberry