Key To The Astral Colors



RED. Red represents the physical phase of mentality. That is to say, it

stands for that part of the mental activities which are concerned with

physical life. It is manifested by the vitality of the body, and in

other hues, tints and shades, is manifested by passions, anger,

physical cravings, etc. I shall describe the various forms of Red

manifestation, a little later on.



BLUE. Blue represents the religious, or spiritual, phase of mentality.

That is to say, it stands for that part of the mental activities which

are concerned with high ideals, altruism, devotion, reverence,

veneration, etc. It is manifested, in its various hues, tints, and

shades, by all forms of religious feeling and emotion, high and low, as

we shall see as we proceed.



YELLOW. Yellow represents the intellectual phase of mentality. That is

to say, it stands for that part of the mental activities which are

concerned with reasoning, analysis, judgment, logical processes,

induction, deduction, synthesis, etc. In its various hues, tints and

shades, it is manifested by the various forms of intellectual activity,

high and low, as we shall see as we proceed.



WHITE. White stands for what occultists know as Pure Spirit, which is a

very different thing from the religious emotion of "spirituality," and

which really is the essence of the ALL that really is. Pure Spirit is

the positive pole of Being. We shall see the part played by it in the

astral colors, as we proceed.



BLACK. Black stands for the negative pole of Being--the very negation of

Pure Spirit, and opposing it in every way. We shall see the part played

by it in the astral colors as we proceed.



The various combinations of the three Astral Primary Colors are formed

in connection with Black and White as well as by the blending of the

three themselves. These combinations, of course, result from the shades

of mental and emotional activity manifested by the individuality, of

which they are the reflection and the key.



The combinations and blending of the astral colors, however, are

numberless, and present an almost infinite variety. Not only is the

blending caused by the mixing of the colors themselves, in connection

with black and white, but in many cases the body of one color is found

to be streaked, striped, dotted or clouded by other colors. At times

there is perceived the mixture of two antagonistic color streams

fighting against each other before blending. Again we see the effect of

one color neutralizing another.



In some cases great black clouds obscure the bright colors beneath, and

then darken the fierce glow of color, just as is often witnessed in the

case of a physical conflagration. Again, we find great flashes of bright

yellow, or red, flaring across the field of the aura, showing agitation

or the conflict of intellect and passion.



The average student, who has not developed the astral vision, is

inclined to imagine that the astral colors in the human aura present the

appearance of an egg-shaped rainbow, or spectrum, or something of that

sort. But this is a great mistake. In the first place, the astral colors

are seldom at rest, for all mental and emotional activity is the result

of vibration, change, and rhythmic motion. Consequently, the colors of

the aura present a kaleidoscopic appearance, of constant change of

color, shape and grouping--a great electrical display, so to speak,

constantly shifting, changing, and blending.



Great tongues of flamelike emanations project themselves beyond the

border of the aura, under strong feeling or excitement, and great

vibratory whirls and swirls are manifested. The sight is most

fascinating, although somewhat terrifying at first. Nature is wise in

bestowing the gift of astral vision only gradually and by almost

imperceptible stages of advance. There are many unpleasant, as well as

pleasant, sights on the Astral Plane.





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