Colour: Seeing, Experiencing, Understanding
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Colour: Seeing, Experiencing, Understanding

  • Experiment with the refraction of light through a prism
  • Set up a color circle with flowers
  • Build a rainbow instrument
  • Experience darkness with the senses

Beginning with simple sensory experiences and experiments, the author leads readers to an understanding of colors, rainbows, and color circles (as created by Goethe, Rudolf Steiner, and Harald Küppers). He provides simple but vivid explanations of the basic colors, the complementary colors, and the mystery of colored shadows. He also offers commentary on the psychology and mythology of colors and demonstrates connections between them, the planets and the signs of the zodiac.

This book offers readers a delightfully illustrated introduction to the world of colors. Packed with full-color images, it leads from perception to understanding and from experience to practice. Colour: Seeing, Experiencing, Understanding is ideal for parents, teachers, and anyone who wishes to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of color as a phenomenon.

C O N T E N T S:


1. Experiencing the World of Colours
2. Darkness and Light
3. Lightened Darkness—Darkened Light
4. Coloured Edges
5. Green
6. Magenta
7. The Colour Circle
8. The Three Primary Colours
9. The Secondary (or Pure) Colours
10. The Mixed Colours
11. Delayed and Simultaneous Contrasts
12. Colour Energies, Visualization, Chakras
13. The Colour Organons
14. Colours in Mythology

About the Author

Ueli Seiler-Hugova (b.1942) attended a Waldorf school, trained as a primary school teacher, and studied at Berne University and the Zurich Institute for Applied Psychology. He was head teacher of a state school from 1972 to 2006 and is currently director of the Independent Seminar for Institutional Education at Schloessli Ins, Switzerland. He is also a guest professor for education at the University of Latvia, Riga, teaches at the Technical University for Artistic Social Therapy in Prague, and collaborates with the Research Project on Integral Education at Regensburg University. Seiler-Hugova lectures and offers courses on Goethe’s theory of color, on sensory theory according to Rudolf Steiner and Hugo Kuekelhaus, and on integral star studies (astronomy, astrology and astrosophy).

Additional information

Weight 25 oz
Dimensions 7 × 0.5 × 10.2 in




April 2011






Temple Lodge Press


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