Colour Therapy and It's Applications
Modern Paganism and Witchcraft
I would like to say first
off that I do not speak for the
entire pagan or wiccan community, these are the views and applications
of a 26-year-old Celtic/Eclectic witch and pagan, otherwise known as
The colour spectrum has a
wide range of effects on the human
psyche. In some wiccan/pagan paths, colour therapy is combined into the
crafting of spells;
for health, peace and well-being, love, and
We have all heard of the White Light, which can be associated to by
almost all cultures on Mother Earth. It's view is taken differently for
different religious paths; most pagans tend to see and feel the Light
as harmonious, the manifestation of warmth, love, friendship and
I tend to see colours a
bit more brightly than I used to,
greener greens, bluer blues. This I believe develops when you become
more spiritually aware of your surroundings. Look closely at a living
tree or plant...soften your gaze...can you see the ivory light
encircling the plant? That is the spirit energy...the Aura.
I have been
studying for fourteen years, and have only in the last couple of months
learned to see the Auras of various plants and animals, (and a few
This is a step, which takes time and practice, so don't
feel bad if you can not see yet.
rambling...on to the true content of my writing.
In specific situations, the use of colourised breathing techniques are
utilised to bring feelings of calmness, warmth, centring, healing, and
intuitiveness. These techniques are usually combined with meditation
A technique for this follows, preceded by a list of colours and their
appropriate uses...as found in my personal journal.
The colours I list here
are also used for candle spells, and
ritual clothing. It's an all-purpose list!
As stated above, and can be used to substitute any of the other colours.
Often mis-represented as evil, black is simply an absence of all other
colour. I personally use black in visualisation to represent the
This is a personal choice.
This colour is used for healing and relaxation, and also for psychic
Used to deepen personal spiritual awareness, as well as working with
the divine power.
This is used for visualising love, protection, and also for connection
to the God in his youthful aspect.
This is wonderful for raising your energies.
Excellent colour for divination, as well as charm, confidence and
The herbalist's colour. Also, fertility, good luck, prosperity, and
Improve powers of telepathy, concentration, and also for the protection
gained from familiars and pets.
Useful in neutralising negative influences.
Used to honour solar deities and attract their power.
Used to attract the Goddess' influence. Also used to banish negativity,
and bring about stability.
Find a place where you
will be seated comfortably, (preferably
cross-legged or Lotus position) maintaining correct posture while
relaxing all muscles.
I do ask that if you tend to fall asleep or float on the astral plane,
please lie down. I wouldn't want anyone bumping their head if they fall
Now, place your hands on your knees, (or beside you), palms facing
upwards, as this will help you remain open.
Drawing slow, deep breaths;
in through your nose, and out through your mouth; visualise your need,
the corresponding colour, and your personal power.
Visualise yourself breathing in the appropriate colour, and exhaling
either black or gray, symbolising the negative influence or energy. I
usually suggest this exercise have a time length of ten minutes, with
five minutes of grounding or centring afterwards.
Burning a candle of the corresponding colour also seems to help, as
well as your favourite incense.
I hope this has described
the sometime pagan use of Colour
Therapy well, and that it may help others also.
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Elevated Therapy in the 90`s.
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