the time children reach secondary school, it is
little wonder that there remains, a primary confusion.
We describe sexual passion as " red "
hot, sadness as feeling " blue ",
and insecurity, cowardliness or jaundice as feeling
" yellow ". The logic
of Lilian Verner-Bond‘s opening remarks seem obvious,
and while she appears to make a number of subjective
cognitive leaps later in the book, there is some
truth in the foundation of her thinking:
light there is no life. If you put the plant in
a dark cupboard, it will wither and die. Light
is a natural requisite for growth and life, and,
as living beings, we are continually reacting to
the wide range of stimuli that we call light. "
the basis, that all colours come from light, she
proposes that colour impacts upon human behaviour
and health; arguing that colour has power, which
is both transcendent and intuitive; the knowledge
of which, she believes, is able to change lives.
Indeed, the power of colour has historically been
used to control and organise the way people think,
and behave; evidenced by the former " red coats "
of the English Army, right down to the detail of
the colour coding of paper clips, in an office.