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Violet – In Depth

The learned compute that seven hundred and seven millions of millions of vibrations have penetrated the eye before the eye can distinguish the tints of a violet.   ~Lytton

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The word violet is from the Middle English and old French violette, and from the Latin viola, the names of the violet flower. The first recorded use of violet as a color name in English was in 1370.

Violet can also refer to the first violas which were originally painted a similar color.

In Arabic language Violet color is called Nile and the dye Nilege made from Viola flower (of the violet color) which was dominant on the shores of the Nile River, giving the Nile color as the name of the Nile river. The Violet shade of Blue is called Nili in Contemporary Arabic.

In Chinese painting, the color violet represents the harmony of the universe because it is a combination of red and blue (Yin and yang respectively). In Hinduism and Buddhism violet is associated with the Crown Chakra.

Violet is one of the oldest colors used by man. Traces of very dark violet, made by grinding the mineral manganese, mixed with water or animal fat and then brushed on the cave wall or applied with the fingers, are found in the prehistoric cave art in Pech Merle, in France, dating back about twenty-five thousand years.

More recently, the earliest dates on cave paintings have been pushed back farther than 35,000 years. Hand paintings on rock walls in Australia may be even older, dating back as far as 50,000 years.

It has also been found in the cave of Altamira and Lascaux. It was sometimes used an alternative to black charcoal. Sticks of manganese, used for drawing, have been found at sites occupied by Neanderthal man in France and Israel. From the grinding tools at various sites, it appears it may also have been used to color the body and to decorate animal skins.

Berries of the genus rubus, such as blackberries, were a common source of dyes in antiquity. The ancient Egyptians made a kind of violet dye by combining the juice of the mulberry with crushed green grapes. The Roman historian Pliny the Elder reported that the Gauls used a violet dye made from bilberry to color the clothing of slaves. These dyes faded quickly in sunlight and when washed.

During the Middle Ages violet was worn by bishops and university professors and was often used in art as the color of the robes of the Virgin Mary. Violet and purple retained their status as the color of emperors and princes of the church throughout the long rule of the Byzantine Empire.

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While violet was worn less frequently by Medieval and Renaissance kings and princes, it was worn by the professors of many of Europe’s new universities. Their robes were modeled after those of the clergy, and they often square violet caps and violet robes, or black robes with violet trim.

Violet also played an important part in the religious paintings of the Renaissance. Angels and the Virgin Mary were often portrayed wearing violet robes. The 15th-century Florentine painter Cennino Cennini advised artists: “If you want to make a lovely violet colour, take fine lacca, ultramarine blue (the same amount of the one as of the other)…” For fresco painters, he advised a less-expensive version, made of a mixture of blue indigo and red hematite.

The violet or purple necktie became very popular at the end of the first decade of the 21st century, particularly among political and business leaders. It combined the assertiveness and confidence of a red necktie with the sense of peace and cooperation of a blue necktie, and it went well with the blue business suit worn by most national and corporate leaders.

Seeing Violet:

Violet is at one end of the spectrum of visible light, between blue and the invisible ultraviolet. It has the shortest wavelength of all the visible colors. Violet is a spectral, or real color – it occupies its own place at the end of the spectrum of light. Violet is the color the eye sees looking at light with a wavelength of between 380 and 450 nanometers. It was one of the colors of the spectrum first identified by Isaac Newton in 1672.

In the traditional color wheel used by painters, violet and purple lie between red and blue. Violet is inclined toward blue, while purple is inclined toward red.

Symbolic meanings of violet:

  • Knowledge and intelligence
  • Piety
  • Sobriety
  • Humility
  • Temperance
  • Peace
  • Spirituality

220px-color_icon_violet_v2-svgSpectral Coordinates:

  • Wavelength: 380-450 nm
  • Frequency: 800-715 THz

Color Coordinates:

  • Hex triplet: #8F00FF
  • sRGBB: (143, 0, 255)
  • CMYKH: (44, 100, 0, 0)
  • HSV: (274°, 100%, 100%)

Note: This post was compiled by Shirley Twofeathers for Color Therapy,  you may repost and share without karmic repercussions, but only if you give me credit and a link back to this website. Blessed be.

Using The Color Violet

Look at us, said the violets blooming at her feet, all last winter we slept in the seeming death but at the right time God awakened us, and here we are to comfort you. ~Edward Payson Rod

11939649_1465592597082535_1181961291_nWearing Violet:

Violet is often worn by people predisposed toward psychic matters, and is the perfect symbol of the “higher” mind, combining as it does the earthy, fieriness of red with the cool reasonableness of blue to forge an entirely different hue.

Absolutely wear violet when:

  • You wish to make positive changes in your life and when you are looking for a purpose
  • When you wish to feel special and unique and show other people that you are a non-conformist
  • When you want to eliminate anger, destructive attitudes and addictions

Do not wear violet under the following conditions:

  • If you suffer from depressive disorders
  • If you are absent-minded and daydreaming
  • If you feel stuck in any kind of grief

An Overdose of Violet:

Excess violet may be overpowering and suppress inner feelings and emotions, especially anger. It may also cause a sense of disquiet. You should always balance it with yellow!

Put some violet in your life when:

  • You wish to re-balance your life
  • There is a need to speed up the natural healing of the body.
  • You have a desire to use your imagination to its fullest, and apply that imagination in practical ways.
  • You wish to integrate new skills into every day life.
  • There is a desire to remove obstacles.
  • You have a need to calm over activity.

Questions to ask yourself when drawn to violet:

  • Is there a need for self healing?
  • What are you sacrificing to appear as a “good” or “helpful” person?

Ways to use violet:

  • Violet is a great color to use in rooms where you practice relaxation and meditation techniques, as well as in spaces intended for introspective and contemplative thinking such as studios, libraries, bedrooms, verandas, and gardens.
  • Violet stimulates blood flow to the brain, and it can be used to enhance intuition, imagination and creativity. When creating and composing his operas, Richard Wagner surrounded himself with this amazing color.
  • Violet can be also very helpful for those suffering from insomnia or stress. Adorning your home with flowers like violets, lavender, lilacs, and orchids, or wearing gems such as amethyst, purple fluorite, sugulite, lepidolite, and charoite, will help you eliminate worries and doubts, and achieve inner balance and mental peace.
  • Violet is also used to alleviate migraines. Crystal healers suggest placing an amethyst on the center of the forehead to relieve pain.
  • Violet is also a good appetite suppressant. Eating more violet foods such as eggplants, purple cabbage, grapes, blueberries, and blackberries, will help you relax and keep hunger at bay.
  • Wearing violet clothes or violet night gowns will help you become more calm, intuitive, creative and contemplative!

Loving violet:

A person who loves the color violet most likely has a longing to ascend and dissolve polarities (purple consists of the active red and passive blue), to improve the world. This color attracts soft, sensitive people with often paranormal abilities. The color implies reservation, mystery and dignity. It is a color for meditation, contemplation, mysticism, spirituality and religion power.

Not loving violet:

A person who has an aversion for violet may have very serious attitude towards life; and may find it difficult to give dreams, fantasies, vague fears or memories a place in it. May also have a tendency to reject everything he or she regards as unnatural or unrealistic.

Note: This post was compiled by Shirley Twofeathers for Color Therapy, you may repost and share without karmic repercussions, but only if you give me credit and a link back to this website. Blessed be.

Variations of the Color Violet

Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other?
~Herman Melville

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Purple: The color purple is specifically associated with royalty and the nobility, creating an impression of luxury, wealth and extravagance. Purple has power. It has a richness and quality to it that demands respect. Purple is ambitious and self-assured, the leader.

Light purple: Represents feminine energy and delicacy, as well as romantic and nostalgic feelings.

Deep purple: Dark purple is related to higher spiritual attainment. A powerful color, it can also indicate arrogance and ruthlessness, and may evoke feelings of gloom, sadness, and frustration.

Bright purple: Suggests riches and royalty.

Mauve: Mauve helps us to make the best choices and decisions; it is concerned for justice to be done and always does the right thing. On the other hand it can indicate a degree of commonness, the social climber aspiring to higher ideals.

Lavender: Lavender is attracted to beautiful things. It has a fragility, sensitivity and vulnerability to it. Lavender is a feminine, graceful, elegant color that has long been associated with refined, wealthy women.

Lilac: Lilac implies immaturity, superficiality and youthfulness. It is extroverted and enthusiastic, inspiring glamour, romance, and vanity.

Amethyst: A mystical color, amethyst opens intuitive channels. It protects the vulnerable and assists the humanitarian. It is the color of the evolved soul.

Plum: An old-fashioned color, plum is honorable and linked to family traditions. It is also prudish and narrow-minded, always preaching at you.

Note: This post was compiled by Shirley Twofeathers for Color Therapy, you may repost and share without karmic repercussions, but only if you give me credit and a link back to this website. Blessed be.

Violet – The Correspondences

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Foods that work in a violet way:

There are very few foods that are a violet color, however some foods work in a “violet” way. Violet foods have a remarkable effect on the workings of the mind.
  • Purple sprouting broccoli
  • Plums
  • Purple cabbage
  • Grapes
  • Eggplant
  • Purple berries

Herbs that work in a violet way:

  • Purple basil – a sacred herb of meditation
  • St John’s wort
  • Potassium
  • Peyote

Violet essential oils:

  • Carnation
  • Clove

Violet crystals and stones:

Violet gemstones are associated with mysticism and purification. They are used for meditation and to sharpen psychic awareness, connection with higher self, and to increase imagination and inspiration.
  • Amethyst
  • Flourite
  • Iolite
 Note: This post was compiled by Shirley Twofeathers for Color Therapy, you may repost and share without karmic repercussions, but only if you give me credit and a link back to this website. Blessed be.

Healing With the Color Violet

The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.
~Tennessee Williams

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Violet is at the opposite end of the spectrum from red. It is a deeply healing and cleansing color, soothes pains in body, mind  and spirit. This color is known as one of the “cool” colors. The color violet has a very calming effect on us and is, therefore, very helpful for those people experiencing sleep difficulties or stress. However, it can be contra-indicated for those suffering from depressive disorders.

Violet light slows down an over-active heart; stimulates the spleen and the white blood cells (immunity). Brings sleep. Soothes mental and emotional stress. Decreases sexual activity. Decreases sensitivity to pain. Helps in detoxification. Exposure to violet light is good for mental and emotional problems, rheumatism, epilepsy, deep tissue work, and bones.

Healing with the color violet:

  • Good for mental disorders, the nervous system, baldness and female complaints.
  • Helps with pain, is used in deep tissue work and to heal bones, suppresses appetite.
  • Can promote inner peace.
  • Good for migraines, analgesic, stimulates the immune system.
  • Helps with spiritual healing, inner balance, a tranquilizer, promotes sleep. Sedates and subdues.
  • Rebuilds the energy body template.
  • Used sparingly, violet can be good for mental and nervous disorders and emotional disturbances.
  • Maintains potassium balance, reduces hunger.
  • Purifies the entire system.

According to Dinshah Ghadiali’s Spectro-Chrome Therapeutic System, violet light demonstrates the following qualities:

  • Splenic Stimulant
    Increases the Functional Activity of the Spleen
  • Cardiac Depressant
    Decreases the Functional Activity of the Heart
  • Lymphatic Depressant
    Decreases the Functional Activity of the Lymphatic Glands for Nutrition.
  • Motor Depressant
    Decreases the Functional Activity of the Motor Nervous System, which energizes the Muscles into Motion.
  • Leucocyte Builder
    Builds the White (truly the Violet) Corpuscles in the Spleen

Contra-Indications:

  • Overuse can be tiring
  • Do not use for depression, use green or blue instead.

Violet is balanced by the color yellow.

64f224cc-0711-4742-a7c2-afe8fce92a51The Violet Flame

The Violet Flame (also called the violet fire) is a unique spiritual energy that can help you in all areas of your life. Lots of people use the mystical image of the  Violet Flame which  represents the light of divine freedom.

It is used in cleansing, protection, meditation, and to burn off karma from other lifetimes. It can heal emotional and physical problems, improve your relationships, help you to grow spiritually, or just make life easier.

More information on the Violet Flame can be found at:

Note: This post was compiled by Shirley Twofeathers for Color Therapy, you may repost and share without karmic repercussions, but only if you give me credit and a link back to this website. Blessed be.

 

Violet vs Purple

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In the traditional color wheel used by painters, violet and purple are both placed between red and blue. Purple occupies the space closer to red, between crimson and violet. Violet is closer to blue, and is usually less intense and bright than purple. While the two colors do look similar, from the point of view of optics there are important differences.

Violet is a spectral, or real color – it occupies its own place at the end of the spectrum of light, and it has its own wavelength (approximately 380-420 nm). It was one of the colors of the spectrum first identified by Isaac Newton in 1672, whereas purple is simply a combination of two colors, red and blue. There is no such thing as the “wavelength of purple light”; it only exists as a combination.

 

The Color Violet

Violet has the shortest wavelength of the spectrum.
Behind it, the invisible ultraviolet.
~Derek Jarman

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Violet is the color of purpose and is associated with imagination and inspiration.. Violet is associated with the Crown chakra. This chakra is the main coordination center of the body and ensures you are connected to universal sources of energy.

Leonardo da Vinci proclaimed that you can increase the power of meditation tenfold by meditating under the gentle rays of Violet, as found in Church windows.

Violet is the door to the unseen. It is the color of the sky at sunset. It is a deeply healing and cleansing color which soothes pains in body, mind, and spirit. It is said if you surround yourself with violet you will have peace of mind.

Violet is an important energy for those who use blue and indigo skills in the psychic field. The red in violet offers a grounding effect.

Violet is the color of good judgment. It is the color of people seeking spiritual fulfillment.

Violet is the color of transformation. It heals melancholy, hysteria, delusions and alcohol addiction and bring spiritual insights and renewal. This color slows down an over-active heart; stimulates the spleen and the white blood cells (immunity). Brings sleep. Soothes mental and emotional stress. Decreases sexual activity. Decreases sensitivity to pain. Helps in detoxification.

Note: This post was compiled by Shirley Twofeathers for Color Therapy, you may repost and share without karmic repercussions, but only if you give me credit and a link back to this website. Blessed be.

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