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Some Basic Science about Color & Light:
Color and Light are synonymous – you can’t have Color without Light and you can’t have Light without Color.
All visible (ie colored) light is between 400 & 700 NM – these wavelengths of colored light are visible to the human eye.
White light is created when all colors combine, similar to this RGB model which is what all of our electronic LED screens use:
Sunlight also contains all colors of light which combine to make white light
Sunlight that reaches the earth’s surface contains UV, IR and Visible Light (which contains all of the colors in the spectrum)
IR Radiation (InfraRed = Below Red Light. NOT visible to the human eye)
Red (longest wavelengths in the visible light spectrum)
Violet (shortest wavelengths in the visible light spectrum
UV Radiation (UltraViolet = Above Violet Light. NOT visible to the human eye & includes UVA, UVB & UVC)
When we see a RAINBOW in the sky, we are seeing all of the colors within sunlight split into the 7 spectral colors:
We see this same phenomenon when shining white light through a prism:
How Do We Perceive Light?:
There are three things that can happen to a light wave:
It can be reflected, absorbed, or transmitted. This is determined by the object that the wave hits, and that will give it its color. For an object to be black, it means that all the wavelengths of light hitting that object are absorbed; no light is reflected. Solid objects, for the most part, will reflect light, and transparent objects will transmit light through them.
Why Do Objects Appear to be Certain Colors?:
The color of anything depends on the type of light sent to our eyes; light is necessary if we are to have any perception of color at all. An object is “colored,” as stated above, because of the light it reflects-all other colors are absorbed into that specific object. So then, an apple appears red because it reflects red light back to our eyes.
White light from the sun contains all the possible color variations.
Yet, the human eye can only respond to certain colors and wavelengths, and not everyone sees the same colors or exact same shades of a color. Our ability to perceive color correctly does not matter in terms of being able to absorb the appropriate color frequencies, however. Even color blind people and blind people can benefit in the same ways from the therapeutic effects of color and light.
How Do We Absorb Color Energy?
We absorb color and light energy in 3 ways:
1. Via our EYES – simply by looking at different colored objects or colored lights, we absorb the healing effects of those colors.
2. We also absorb color’s healing energy directly through our SKIN.
One example of this is when BLUE light is used in hospitals to treat babies with Jaundice – the blue light is simply shone on their naked skin and the Jaundice heals very quickly. (You can accomplish the same thing by exposing the baby to sunlight for short periods of time (Sunlight contains all of the spectral colors, including blue light)
3. We absorb color and light through our HUMAN ENERGY FIELD.
You can read about a new, ultra-sensitive camera developed by scientists at Kyoto University in Japan that can now photograph bio-photon emissions from human beings (this ‘human energy field’ is what has historically been known as the ‘human aura’):