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Spiritual Meaning of the Color Purple

Spiritual Meaning Of Purple

Purple is a color of moderation, consisting of red and blue in identical proportions, lucidity and thoughtful action, balance between earth and sky, senses and spirit, passion and wisdom.

On the horizon of the vital circle, purple sits opposite of green. That is why purple does not symbolize the transition, in the spring, from death to life, that is to say, evolution, but the autumn transition from life to death, the involution.

Thus, purple would be, in a way, the other face of green, and like the color green, purple is linked with the symbolism of the mouth.

Purple represents the mouth that closes and turns off the light, while green is the mouth that pours the light and turns it on. Consequently, purple is the color of secrecy and mystery.

Behind the color purple, the unseen mystery of reincarnation, or at least transformation, will unfold.

On the symbolic monuments of the Middle Ages, Jesus Christ carries a purple vestment during passions, that is, when he has fully assumed the incarnation, when, at the time of the sacrifice, He embodies the man (the son of the earth), whom he will redeem with the heavenly, immortal Spirit, in which He will return.

The Color of a Bishop

Purple is also the color of obedience, submission, which does not contradict its association with the passions of Christ.

Some people put a purple stone around the neck of children in order to be worn, not only to protect them from illness but also to make them obedient and well-behaved. Furthermore, purple is a soothing color in which the powerful red color shades away.

The symbolism of the bishop’s purple vestment is, therefore, easier to comprehend as this color is the symbol of moderation.

The Far East interprets the transition from red to purple in a completely different sense, purely carnal, which also means switching from active to passive.

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In Tantrism, love rituals are performed in a room filled with a purple light, as this color stimulates a woman’s sexual glands, while the color red stimulates the man’s.

In short, the meanings of the color purple are:

  • ceremonial;
  • mystery;
  • wisdom;
  • (spiritual) enlightenment;
  • nobility;
  • royalty;
  • spirituality;
  • creativity;
  • wealth;
  • pride;
  • delicacy (light purple);
  • envy;
  • sensuality;
  • romance (light purple);
  • bisexuality;
  • arrogance;
  • profane;
  • mourning;
  • penance;
  • confusion;
  • exaggeration;
  • Scorpio’s sign (one of the three water signs);
  • May;
  • November.

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The Therapeutic Effects of The Color Purple

The color purple is used successfully in cases of cellulite (caused by the poor removal of toxins), discomfort or slowing down after eating, spleen, bladder and kidney disorders.

Moreover, this color quickly calms the anguish, annihilates fear, eliminates aggression, and dissolves jealousy. In addition, purple favors elevated reverie and dreaming.

Purple is endowed with the most intense electro-chemical power. It is also extremely stimulating for the nervous system.

The color purple nourishes and energizes the highest part of the brain, helping us to expand our comprehensive abilities.

Furthermore, this color is the stimulator of the highest human ideals and, thanks to the inspiration it inspires, the most beautiful works of art, music, prose, poetry, painting, sculpture, cinema, etc. have been created.

Leonardo Da Vinci argued that the power of meditation of human beings could be greatly increased if we were meditating in a room with violet windows, along with the bright light of the midday sun.

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Count of St. Germain

The famous Saint Germain (a spiritual master of the ancient wisdom in Theosophical and post-Theosophical teachings) often used the purifying effect of purple light to heal sick people.

Wagner used to compose his spiritual music in a room with purple curtains.

The color purple has a remarkable affinity with conditions related to nerve stimulation in a human being’s system, attracting harmony and perfect health.

These aspects can easily be noticed especially in the case of nervous irritation, neurosis, neuralgia and inflammatory diseases of the nerves.

The physiological effects of the color purple: it intensifies cardiovascular activity, accelerates breathing, and positively enhances cardiac and pulmonary endurance.

The psychological effects of the color purple include:

  • cool color;
  • transcendental;
  • wise lucidity;
  • total detachment;
  • clairvoyance;
  • a sense of eternity;
  • the nostalgia of ultimate truths;
  • paranormal experiences;
  • state of fusion and unity with everything around us;
  • stimulation of high spiritual experiences;
  • simultaneity of states such as optimism and nostalgia, attraction and detachment, departure and closeness, joy and sadness, concrete and abstract, presence and absence, omnipresence, a feeling of great closeness within the space, encompassing infinity and eternity in one’s own being, knowing that everything is within the being and that simultaneously the being is in everything that surrounds it.

Also, this color has the ability to expand consciousness, to connect us to higher dimensions.

It acts as a “purifier” of thoughts and emotions, a catalyst for inspiration and creativity and a facilitator of the connection with our higher self.

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Therapeutic Indications

Therapeutic indications of the color purple:

  • cataract;
  • cellulite;
  • cramps;
  • enuresis;
  • epilepsy;
  • insomnia;
  • leucorrhea;
  • cerebrospinal meningitis;
  • neuralgia;
  • neurosis;
  • rheumatism;
  • sciatica;
  • spleen, bladder, and kidneys disorders;
  • visual disturbances;
  • mental disorders;
  • tumors.

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Friday 1st of November 2019

Thanks very interesting. Read your information before habe a few questions