To understand how color exerts its healing power we need to know something about atoms.
Atoms are not spherical, as some have supposed, but ovoid, and the lines of atomic force are not in circles but like the pathway of missiles on planets in the sections of a cone.
Each atom has its imperishable framework, with the definiteness of position which is supposed to belong to materiality, and yet an inconceivable exquisiteness, elasticity and spirit-like freedom and flow of force.
The law of positive and negative action forces one end to be smaller than the other and they combine and polarize better in this shape.
The spiral line of force moves round and round the atom from left to right, commencing below and sweeping around with inconceivable rapidity. In electricity and magnetism when the conducting wire is wound in a spiral coil its heat producing power is greatly increased. The greater the heat, the greater the expansion, other things being equal.
The more powerful the sweep of forces around the atom, the more it will increase the outward or centrifugal force. One leading principle for the development of heat is that here shall be obstacles to overcome or a laboring style of movement, which explains why this ever-twisting movement of the spiral is the distinctive one for heat.
The line of force commencing at the lower smaller end of the ovoid gets under greater and greater momentum until it swells out the atom to its greatest size at the middle or a little beyond and then becoming gradually spent, the coil grows smaller and reaching the larger negative end; the heat force of the other end is felt through the axial portion and draws the line of force in through the middle of the atom to the smaller end, where the circuit is recommenced.
OUTLINE OF AN ATOM
This current of force through the center of the atom, acting like any fluid under the same circumstances, becomes a vortex and tends to draw the other portions inward by its suction. This is the principle of cold, as is proved by the following facts:
- It is contracting in nature, and cold is contracting
- It moves in the opposite direction from heat
- The swifter the movement of forces, the more narrow, piercing and contracting is the stream, and this harmonizes with the known effects of cold, which is piercing and contracting in proportion as it becomes intense
- As a great principle of equilibrium in nature, it is necessary that one part of atomic force should develop cold in a way to balance the heat action; and
- The flow of forces could not be kept up at all were it not for the law of cold, to intensify the law of heat, just as the heat intensifies the law of cold.
In order to work properly there must be a more intense heat-action at the smaller end in order to draw in the forces that reach the negative larger end from the outside. It might seem that the greatest heat would be at the larger end where the spiral is most expansive, which is so as far as this spiral is concerned.
But nature ever deals with gradations of refinement and there are 3 grades of spirals with the smallest encircling the next largest, and this larger encircles one still larger, as in the solar system. These little spirals encircling the main spiral may be called spirilla. These spirilla cause the smaller positive end of the atom to have more heat, which may also be caused by having the coils of the main spiral closer together.
By having the external positive and hot, the axial current within is drawn upon more powerfully and thus the cold is intensified.
These spirals and spirilla are in the form of tubes within which are the still finer ethereal juices which constitute the atom’s most interior life-force. The atoms by means of which colors can be made manifest seem to have groups of spirals outside the atom, a coarser more external group and finer spirals set further in which may be called intra spirals. There seem to be 7 intra spirals on the outside of atoms for the warm or thermal colors. These same spirals when passing through the axis of the atoms form the principle of the cold electrical colors.
The ethers are drawn from the spirillae of one atom to the same kind of spirillae in a contiguous atom for the same reason that a tuning fork or the cord of a piano is set into vibration by a tone made in its own key. In other words the red spirilla’s vibratory action in one atom throws the current of ether which passes through it into the eddy like whirl which just harmonizes in size and form to the red spirilla of the next atom above it.
This second atom passes it on to the red spirilla of the third atom and so on through millions of miles so long as there is a spirilla of the right grade to conduct it onward. The same principle applies to the orange or yellow or any other spiral, and to the axial spirals whose lines of force, when they reach the smaller, positive end of the atom, make a sudden dart outside and thus in part jolt their currents into the answering spirals of the next atom, the blue into the blue spirilla, the violet into the violet, and so on.
These atomic springs keep up their ceaseless motions, their ceaseless vibrations, millions and millions of which take place in a second of time, through the flow of ethers, which are in perpetual motion. There are many different styles and grades of ether, and the finer and more subtle a substance becomes, other things being equal, the more potent is its character and the more nearly does it approach self action. To reach the primate of power we must mount the ladder of fine forces to those which are still finer, until we arrive at conditions so exquisite as to be able to receive directly the impress of Infinite Spirit. Spirit, itself, flows out and permeates all atoms and beings on a diviner plan, though in harmony with the fluidic process.
There are ethers which are more fluidic and others which are more nearly static, though the latter may become fluidic just as calm water may flow in streams. The thermal colors are produced by the thermal ethers in different grades designated as red ether, orange ether, etc. There seem to be two grades of ether for each color. The finer atoms of such ether are small enough to penetrate between the tubes of the spirilla which form channels for the color ethers and become part of the interior current. But the coarser atoms, being too large to pass inside, would strike the tubes and bound off. This would constitute a reflected color as seen in a colored object, such as a building. The finer atoms would constitute a transmitted color, as in colored glass. The interior transmitted color is more exquisite than the ordinary reflected color, as seen in the colors of a prism or diamond as compared with the reflected color seen in paints.
It has been shown that the colors on the warm end of the spectrum including red, red-orange, orange, yellow-orange, yellow and yellow-green, are made in connection with the spirillae of the thermal or widening portion of the atoms, while the cold colors, blue-green, blue, indigo-blue, indigo, violet-indigo, violet, and dark violet are made in connection with the spirillae of the axial or contracting portion of atoms. It is thus evident that the substances in which the thermal colors predominate must affinitize with those in which the electrical colors rule. The axial spirilla for blue, for instance, is simply the inner portion of the thermal spirilla for red. When the blue part is quickened, the blue part responds by direct action. The affinitive colors were listed on a previous page.
An illustration of this law can be found in water which is one of the most perfect chemical combinations in nature. It is composed of hydrogen, the ruling spectrum of which is red and warm, and of oxygen, whose ruling spectrum is blue and cold, or electrical. So great is their affinity that they are swept together about 2000 times as close as when in their gaseous condition. Having this beautiful union of contrasting elements water readily combines with alkalies and other thermal elements by virtue of its oxygen, and with acids and other electrical elements by virtue of its hydrogen, thus being the most universal of solvents.
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