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Colour, Healing, and the Human Soul

Understanding Colours and Using Them for Health and Therapy

January 2020
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  • Publisher
    Rudolf Steiner Press
  • Published
    21st January 2020
  • ISBN 9781855845657
  • Pages 68 pp.
  • Size 5.5" x 8.5"

In a delightful study—originally comprising two separate booklets—the accomplished artist and teacher Gladys Mayer explains that color is nothing other than the very substance of the soul. Just as the body is made up of mineral, water, air, and warmth, so the soul is made up of color. This is revealed in the emotions of sadness and joy and the many shades in between, as expressed in human language—for example: “seeing red,” “rose-colored spectacles” and “jaundiced view.” 

Mayer discusses the basis of color theory and its methodology, and the importance of color for everyday life and health. It is as fundamental to the soul as air is to the body. By increasing our awareness of the spiritual laws of color, we can acquire a balanced and enriched life of soul. Thus, color can become a healing force in life, enabling us to tackle the deadening, grey aspects of our mechanized civilization. Based on the work of Rudolf Steiner, which she studied intensively for many years, Mayer offers an approach to color that is of value to painters and artists, as well as to those interested in psychology, health and healing, spirituality and personal development.

Gladys Mayer

GLADYS MAYER (1888–1980) attended Rudolf Steiner’s series of lectures on education at Stratford-on-Avon in 1922. The following year she visited Steiner in Switzerland and decided to become a painter and art teacher at the Goetheanum, Dornach. She is the author of a number of titles including The Mystery Wisdom of Colour and Colours: A New Approach to Painting (1983).