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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Elements in Light-Darkness-Color

Research on Different Types of Depression

Chantel Bernard and Janny Mager

126 pp.  
5 3/4" x 8 1/2"




This publication shows how light-darkness-color therapy, for which Liane Collot d'Herbois gave the creative impulse, provides the basis for precise, complete, and reliable diagnosis of a patient's condition with regard to various symptoms and their interrelationships. This makes it possible, in collaboration with a doctor, to offer a therapeutic plan adapted to an individual's special needs.

Part 1 studies a key lecture by Rudolf Steiner that allows us to for a basis for understanding the human constitution in relation to its spiritual, soul, etheric, and physical constituents, as well as the various currents that flow through them. We thus discover a concept of pathology from two essential notions—the formation of foreign bodies and the tendency to an illness similar to congenital consumption—as well as general elements of how to conduct a therapy.

Part 2 shows how these elements correspond directly to the concepts of the human being in health or illness, according to the light-darkness-color approach.

Part 3 demonstrates—by analyzing pictures drawn by the patients in charcoal and in color—how to establish a diagnosis in relation to the two pathological tendencies described. Thus one can assemble the elements of diagnosis and therapy for the different types of depression in relation to the cardinal organs: the liver, kidney, lung, and heart.

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Elements in Light-Darkness-Color is useful for artists, art therapists, medical professionals, and anyone interested in the relationship of light, darkness, and color for the human organism.

Image above: "Colors in front of and behind the Light"

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