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GUEST,Marie Colour and musical instruments (56* d) RE: Colour and musical instruments 10 Sep 02


Helen, Purple is indeed a little bit different from Violet... It is a bit more intense, a bit deeper out of the fact that it contains more red! You could, if you like, "sandwish" it between Violet and Magenta! Saying that, they can also be considered the same colour, as some people when they refer to the spectrum, they talk either of purple or violet! It's I suppose a question of terminology which,I believe, has never been officially standardized with regards to the naming of colour! But for our purposes, you could consider it pretty much the same as Violet with regards to its meaning!...with perhaps a "shamanic streak" to it! (Purple being close to Magenta,as said earlier...Magenta being one of the colour of Shamanism (healing with shamanism); the other one is Coral and is more about living shamanism as a philosophy of life!...whereas Orange is more about Buddhism!(there is indeed in Orange less Red (less of the "mother earth energy"; less of the "tribal" energy than in Coral!) and more of the Wisdom of the Gold! Orange being "sandwished" between Coral and Gold! Now, back to the music side of things: I was very aware when I was posting my own list of correspondances that I would omit a lot of the instruments that, you guys, are playing! My list is only a starting point and when I did a few years ago, I wasn't into Folk music at all! (In fact, I'm still pretty new to it!)So, I was not thinking spontaneously of instruments like the Fiddle or the Banjo (maybe the Banjo is Olive Green!?...)...or the Celtic Harp! :-) The problem that I've got now is the fact that I strongly (and have always...) linked Folk music with the colour Green; and therefore any traditional or Folk instruments you might think of! (especially the stringed ones!) While I'm writing this, I try to hear and visualise the Celtic Harp...and I would say: maybe Emerald Green; in other words, the colour "sandwished" between Green and Turquoise! I can feel your disappointment Helen! All this "fledgling" theory of correspondances that seem to crumble! :-) But, wait, I was surprised to see that in your selection of four bottles, your "missing" colour (in other words, the one that doesn't appear in your selection in a very obvious way)is precisely green! A missing colour needs to be considered as well for it has also something to do with you!...Saying that it is only the case when it is pretty clear it is absent from the selection! Sometimes, it can be more difficult to see which one is missing! (I think more particularly,here, of Mary Garvey's selection!) Sometimes, even, there are no colour "missing"! :-)

Now, if you look back at what I said about Sorcha whose missing colour can be considered either Red or Pink! (She's the one who's gonna be left with the final decision on that one :-)... maybe, you can start to understand where I'm getting at in your particular case! I think your spontaneous or (unconscious) choice for the Celtic Harp helps you to feel more "whole", more in harmony with yourself; in other words it helps you to ground your more basic energy or true nature! Hence you feel more complete, less scattered perhaps in your thoughts,actions and emotions thanks to the playing of this particular instrument ( which "works" for you in a special way than, say, if you had opted straight away for the saxophone!) I let you ponder on that one... :-)


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