Example: ‘I was standing in a very beautifully carved chapel or religious place. There seemed to be shadowy nun or monk-like figures around. But it was the exquisite colouring of the place which filled me with a son of ecstasy. Everything was in the most delicate shell pink1 (SO. In many dreams where colour predominates there are usually strong feelings, as in the example. This suggests colours depict our emotions and feeling tones. Where a dreamer is largely intellectual or out of touch with their feelings, the colour would stand in the place of the emotion instead of alongside it, as with SC.
White is the most frequently mentioned colour in the collection of dreams used for this book, black next, then blue.
Colour affirms the existence of light. In spiritual terms, red is the colour of self-image and sexuality, orange is relationship – both with ourselves and others. Yellow is the emotional self, green is self-awareness and blue is self-expression and wisdom. Indigo is the colour of creativity, while violet depicts cosmic responsibility. Pure white suggests absolute spirituality.
Psychological / emotional perspective: The symbolism of colour is very relevant in dreams since we know that these colours are not physically produced, but are a mental image.
Material aspects: Colour is a vital part of symbolism, dream and otherwise. By learning to work with our own colour spectrum, particularly in the dream state, we can maintain and enhance our physical wellbeing. This is partly to do with the vibratory frequency which each individual colour has, and partly to do with tradition. Experiments have been carried out to ascertain what effect colour has, and have proved what occultists and healers have always known. In working with the colours of the rainbow, we discover that the warm, lively colours – which give back light – are yellow, orange and red. Cold passive colours are blue, indigo and violet. Green is a synthesis of both warmth and cold. White light holds within it the whole colour spectrum and its potential.
If you dream about Flags or Decorations in many bright colours, it signifies continued prosperity and success in all your undertakings. WHITE is always favourable, especially in matters concerning other people, such as public affairs. BLACK is the sinister colour, unless you dream of a funeral, in which case it is appropriate, and signifies only a struggle before success. BLUE and PURPLE represent prosperity through other people, good fortune in your love affairs, and so on. SCARLET or RED is a warning of quarrels, the loss of friends; but CRIMSON denotes pleasant news from an unexpected quarter. YELLOW and ORANGE are mental tints, and show that you need not expect any important change in your affairs for some time. GREEN indicates a journey, or business with people at a distance.
1- Colour is a vital part of symbolism. This is partly to do with the vibratory frequency which each individual colour has, and partly to do with tradition. Scientific experiments have now been carried out to ascertain what effect colour has, and have proved what occultists and healers have always known. In working with the colours of the rainbow, we discover that the warm, lively colours which give back light - are yellow, orange and red. Cold passive colours are blue, indigo and violet.
Green is a synthesis of both warmth and cold. White light holds all colour in it.
2- By working with one’s own colour spectrum, it is possible to maintain health. Some meanings given to colours are
Black This colour holds within it all colour in potential. It suggests manifestation, negativity and judgement.
Blue It is the colour of the clear blue sky. This is the prime healing colour. It suggests relaxation, sleep and peaceful ness.
Brown The colour of the earth, death and commitment. Green This is the colour of balance and harmonv. It is the colour of nature and of plant life. Grey There is probably no true grey. It means devotion and ministration.
Magenta This is in some ways a colour which links both the physical and spiritual. It signifies relinquishment, selflessness, perfection and meditative practice. Orange This is an essentially cheerful uplifting colour.
The qualities associated are happiness and independence. Red Vigour, strength, energy, life, sexuality and power are all connected with is colour.
A beautiful clear mid-red is the correct one for these qualities; if there is any other red in dreams, the attributes may not be totally uncontaminated.
Turquoise The colour is clear greeny blue. This is supposed in some religions to be the colour of the freed soul. It means calmness and purity.
Violet This colour, while found by- some to be too strong, means nobility, respect and hope. Its purpose is to uplift. White This colour contains within it all colours. It suggests innocence, spiritual purity and wisdom.
Yellow This colour is the one which is closest to daylight. Connected with the emotional sell”, the attributes are thinking, detachment and judgement.
3- Colour affirms the existence of light. In spiritual terms, red is the colour of self-image and sexuality, orange is relationship both with self and others. Yellow is the emotional self, green is self- awareness blue is self-expression and wisdom. Indigo is the colour of creativity, while violet depicts cosmic responsibility.