The Colors of Healing
In November of 2011 I chatted with Rebecca E. Parsons on her fascinating Artistically Speaking Talk Show , on Blog Talk Radio where she interviews a wide range of artists, coaches, and other creatives, such as mixed media painter Sarah Ahearn Bellemare. As the show’s Color Muze , it is my job to offer fun, interesting, colorFULL and salient color tips each third Sunday of the month, at the end of the interview. The Color Muze is then transformed into an article, and published in Rebecca’s Cre8tive Compass Magazine , and my own blog, Artissima, the blog of ArtiFactory Studio. We strive to make our Color Muzes both delicious AND nutritious…to keep the learning sweet!
On November 20, 2011, our Color Muze took a turn to the metaphysical, and the arena of psychosomatic medicine. We discussed an approach to healing with color I had learned about during my studies with the IACC , ( International Association of Colour Consultants/Designers), based on the “Chakras‘, or energy centers existing outside of the body, which, according to our teacher and color expert, Frank Mahnke , “are in communication with the automatic nervous system and the regulation of hormone secretion. These energy centers are divided into seven chakras and each chakra corresponds to one of the seven spectral colors.”
We had so much colorFULL fun during our Muze, looking at the list of these, and their correlations, which, gratis Mr. Mahnke, I share with you, Gentle Readers, here and now.
The Forehead chakra corresponds to INDIGO…representing intuition, ( the third eye), and influences the pineal gland.
The Basis chakra corresponds to RED… representing life and reproduction, and influences sex glands and sexual organs. (Can’t help thinking about VALENTINE’S DAY here!)
And, what happens when colors such as complimentary BLUE and ORANGE are placed next to each other?
What experiences have YOU had with Color Healing?
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Remember, we are all healing through this thing called Life, together.
Wishing YOU Health, Peace, and Color in Your Life.
A a liner note, the above pictures were taken at the magical and marvelous San Francisco event, “Bouquets to Art”, held each MARCH, at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, (FAMSF). Follow the link, and check it out if you are in the Bay Area at that time (it is coming up next month!) You won’t be disappointed…”Bouquets” is bound to add sweetness, AND color to your life and senses!