Using colors for psychological therapies is an idea as old as the hills.
Colors are healing according to color therapy, but they also change somebody’s character, as recent psychological studies show (http://www.barbazzagarden.it/spip.php?article51).
Through observing a certain color your mood will be changed, so you can get sick or heal. This is consistent with the idea of psyche and soma being deeply connected to each other, as we can also read in some works available on the web (http://www.assobenessere.it/details.asp?id=21) .
Colors represent the unconscious personality, the deep I, the self, Consciousness (http://www.videomed.it/il_colore_della_personalita.html) . These kind of studies are not only linked to the New age fashion, but also to academic studies (A Quantitative Study on Chromotherapy.Tazzayyan Yousaf, Samina (2007) A Quantitative Study on Chromotherapy. PhD thesis, University of Balochistan, Quetta) (A Critical Analysis of Chromotherapy and Its Scientific Evolution: Samina T. Yousuf Azeemi and Mohsin Raza
Department of Physics, University of Balochistan, Quetta, Pakistan).
According to these authors, color therapy uses the spectrum of visible colors to heal illnesses. This is an age old concept, being used throughout the years to heal different illnesses. Some Pakistani researchers reviewed and analyzed the color therapy and they documented its scientific evolution to this day. There have been just a few researchers who tried to find the basic scientific principles, but they missed using a quantitative study. It is possible to find many published works about this subject. Chromotherapy is a complete system of therapy based on treatments characterized by healing colors. A set of studies analyzed the relationships between human body and colors. “In our work” said the researchers, “we even show that there can be a number of researches in color therapy which seem to be able to decode, through quantum mechanics, the water molecules’ dipole moment. The dipole moment, after the absorption of different colors, seems to produce some charge quantization phenomena. This vision shows that the evolution in the electromagnetic radiation science field can be very useful in order to find new aspects of this old theory”.
http://downloads.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2005/254639,pdf, (see bibliography 1-23).
The most interesting result of this is that colors can heal or sicken, since it is able to change the psychosomatic state of the person being exposed to the visible radiation.
Yet, how is this really possible?
And if it is really possible indeed, could we plan a dynamic CCT to “cure” people while having them mentally change colors for the three spheres, Soul, Mind and Spirit, when they are inadequate or inappropriate?
Archetypes for the RGB system
The fact that the three colors related to a healthy and normal mental state are represented by the RGB system, is confirmed by a large number of results from another test of ours, called SIMBAD. In this test the person was asked to imagine to be in a room appropriately furnished, where Soul, Mind and Spirit were supposed to enter, and they were always dressed with certain preferential colors. Through analyzing hundreds of SIMBADs, we noticed that the persons being examined really preferred the Soul, Mind, Spirit system being Blue, Red, Green. We didn’t miss that these colors are the archetypical representation for air, fire and water, which are equivalent since ancient times to the triad’s components.
So we were finding out that these colors had a communicative and effective archetypal meaning. So they were the embodiment for the triad’s symbol.
We can quickly review this idea just about anywhere: starting from tales and ending in modern science. A tale is the representation of a myth. A myth is the story’s image outside space and time. As an example, you probably didn’t miss that in the Disney’s movie, “Sleeping Beauty”, the three fairies who protect the princess are dressed in RGB colors.
And they are always in the same exact order: from blue to red, from left to right, based on the same order for the visible spectrum colors.
The three fairies symbolically represent in the movie the princess’ triad, that the Witch (in black, representing the devil, the alien from the second creation,) wants to keep in a suspended animation state. As a matter of fact the princess cannot die, or one would lose the triad’s body/container, and, above all, the Soul component, that the Witch wants to keep for herself.
The princess pricks her finger on a poison spindle. Even now there’s an archetype, for “pricking”, which represents the creation of a “groove”, according to Mario Pincherle’s studies. A groove that divides the triad and makes it unable to rebel against the Witch–Alien. http://www.altrogiornale.org/comment.php?comment.news.942 –
It is up to the Prince, who embodies the Spirit, the male component of the Self, to free the princess, who represents the Soul. The liberation process takes place through the symbolism of kissing, where his breath (anemos) goes inside of her and restores her.
If we consider the electronics industry the three ways are par excellence defined by three connectors, blue, green and red which are always in the same order.
It looks as if mankind knew this three typical aspects of life and unconsciously creates everything based on this fundamental archetype.
Matter is made of quarks and they can be of three different kinds, that is colors. For instance a proton is constituted by three quarks, two of them called “up”, and one called “down”. But they are represented using three different colors that are, once again, Blue, Green and Red.
People used to really believe there are three kind of living beings: the ones with blue blood, the nobles, the ones with red blood, that is all the others, and the ones with green blood, the martians.
Once again the different colors unconsciously separate the ones that are Soul and the ones who would like to be Soul, using the nobles’ color, that is the color for the few ones, the elected ones. The common humanity is just Spirit and so they are red. The other ones are green.
Using the RGB colors in Psychology
Renato Cocchi, neurologist and medical psychologist, created an interesting theory, according to which, “some of the cognitive behaviors which are contradictory, normal or pathological, could be caused by faulty, temporary, permanent or stabilized hemispherical dominance(r) Supporting this idea there are commonly available data, like mirror reading, writing and speaking, the terrible 2′s phase, the oppositional behavior and greater frequency of left-handedness for people affected by mental problems or childhood encephalopathy, oppositional behavior in teenagers, Janusian thinking, the Fault-finder’s behavior, negativism for certain psychosis, the paradoxical prescription, the “dissociated” behavior in drug-addicts, some experimental data about concordance of verbal and visual motor digit span for demented or alcoholic people, the opposition answers to the Raven’s Progressive Matrices, for demented, alcoholic or normal people, the mirror focus during epilepsy.” In other words Cocchi maintains that considering the two hemispheres, there’s a dominant one, usually the left brain. We know it for a fact that the dominant hemisphere is able answer to stimuli a few millisecond faster than the other one. Based on this we could assume that the two hemispheres are in competition with each other and that they tend to give specular answers. If the right hemisphere tends to say yes, the left dominant hemisphere would tend to say no. The right answer is always allowed to the dominant, and in this way it would suppress the impulses coming from the other hemisphere, that wouldn’t then make it to express itself. It is possible though, that for some people there’s an alternation of the hemispheres’ predominance. This would cause the person to give the mirror answer to the right answer, that is the wrong answer, simply because the non-dominant hemisphere would sometimes become dominant on the other one.
How are we supposed then to find out which is the dominant hemisphere? For an in-depth study of Cocchi’s work we link here his articles (http://www.reversebrain.net/domin1.htm.) The interesting thing for us about this psychologist’s work is the test he created in order to establish if a person is normal or schizoid.
Let’s quote the author himself: “As regards this co-existence of the opposite, affecting every perceptive stimulus, a famous neuropsychological experiment was carried out which, however, has never been adequately explained. If we stare at a red surface for some minutes, and then shift our gaze immediately to a white surface, for a fraction of a second we see the color green (green is the complementary color = the opposite of red). If one accepts the idea of co-existence of the opposite as being true, it can be argued that the dominant hemisphere correctly perceives the red color. The non-dominant hemisphere perceives the red stimulus as green, but this phenomenon is habitually suppressed. When moving the eye to a white surface (which represents the complete absence of color) the dominant hemisphere adapts straight away The non-dominant side, which is slower in processing stimuli, shows its residual image (green) for a fraction of a second. This is presented as belonging to the second surface, the white one, while it is still really the product of the opposite to the stimulus as a result of the red surface. The non-dominant hemisphere is also the one in which emotional stimuli are mainly processed (Gianotti, 1983; Wittling & Roschmann, 1993). Could it be possible that hyper-emotive people ( often meaning “neurotic” subjects) experience hyper-functioning of the areas structures or functions controlled by the non-dominant hemisphere ? While on this point I would like to refer to a test which I often use. If hyper-emotive subjects are asked to reply immediately without stopping to dwell on the question “What is the opposite of red?”, a large number of them reply “Green”. Asked to give a reason for their answer they are at a loss. True depressives generally answer “Black” (which is in fact the opposite of white).
Even if this work is based on assumptions that are completely wrong, since red has nothing to do with the opposite of green, while black is actually the opposite of white, still the test creates differentiations in the answers. We think that such differentiations are not caused by the reasons expressed by the author’s articles, but by something quite different. Still they show us how it is possible to use colors to identify when a person is mentally disturbed. Also, the two hemispheres are not in contrast with each other: they only perceive two different parts of the same reality, even if they believe they are perceiving the all thing.
If we ask the question, “what is the opposite color of red?” to a person without the Soul component, he will answer green, that is the color for his only other component. Instead, if we ask the same question to a person with a Soul component, he will answer blue, showing in this way that the Soul is archetypically opposite to the Spirit. From this point of view, if we are dealing with a schizophrenic person without Soul component, he will answer that the contrary of red is black, since that’s the color of his mind, as we can see from the static CCT. If we study the charts used by this author, we can exactly identify the context where the wrong test interpretation according to Cocchi, becomes easily explainable according to us.
As a matter of fact, it’s not even true that the two hemispheres give their answer in different moments because one is dominant and the other is not. They give their answers in different moments only if they do not agree about the answer.
On this basis, we can create a pseudo lie detector to determine if a person is lying. If the left hemisphere lies, then the right one questions the lie because of its structure that doesn’t allow it to say things that does not believe to be true.
The University of Padua (Italian Università degli Studi di Padova,) General Psychology Department, together with the Seattle University, is studying the memories of persons who reported having experiences with alien beings.
Professor Giuseppe Sartori uses an autobiographical memory test that can be found on this website:
This test measures the delay between the answers coming from the right and the left hand, which are linked to the opposite hemispheres.
The idea is to study, using this technique, also the Italian abductees in order to find possible anomalies.
We need to underline that the old NLP “muscle testing” system is also very useful and does not require using a PC. One asks the person, who is staying with his arms straight, to try to oppose the examiner’s push, who is trying to close the arms together while asking a question which has a yes/no answer. After a few control questions like… Is your name Giuseppe? Are you 40 y.o.? One asks… Have you ever been taken by the aliens?
If the answer is true the person is able to oppose resistance to the examiner’s push, so that his arms don’t get close to each other; when answering the last question the left hemisphere will say no, but the right one will not agree. So there will be a delay in the muscular reactions of the person being examined, and the arm connected to the non dominant hemisphere will not oppose the push, and sensationally surrender.
We also need to underline that is not the eye that see the colors, but it is actually the brain.
It seems proven that there are neurons in the neo-cortex that recognize green and red.
Cornell psychologists Romi Nijhawan, and Beena Khurana, tested the optical apparatus used to investigate the decomposition of color through “motion extrapolation.” Experiments performed showed that color composition occurs in the human cortex, not in the retinas.
The human eye is only able to acquire information from the outside, but there are definite neurons that discriminate and show colors and their meaning. All of this leads us to think that colors are perceived as a template by the human brain, and then they are interpreted in an archetypal way. This would show that there is a strong link between the perceived color and the symbol, but also between the symbol and the color when this latter one is created in a mental simulation.
So, it’d be possible to think that if a color changes the soma and its perceptions, then we can expect that, by only thinking about a color during a mental simulation, we could change not only our perceptions but also our health conditions.