[nggallery id=1]More often than not, after sharing A Color Box with someone (the concept or the actual box) folks begin telling me about the psychological or therapeutic value of color. That’s fine with me. Focusing on the aesthetic of color relationships is enough for me for now. Those who want to expand the impact of A Color Box into a psychotherapeutic tool are more than welcome.
The other night I was invited to attend a color light healing therapy session. I don’t think that is what Jacob called his evening session, in fact, the email said, “an evening of color and light discussion.”
Jacob has a tremendous presence and his use of words and layered meanings draws one in. For years he was an optometrist who, through his practice discovered that his patients sight would improve following diagnostic sessions. He was able to narrow that effect down to the practice of shining light into clients eyes and later began experimenting with different colored light. Further it became clear that the impact was far beyond his clients vision, but the colored light was affecting mind, body and soul.
His work is fully documented in his two early books:
Take Off Your Glasses and See: A Mind/Body Approach to Expanding Your Eyesight and Insight
Light: Medicine of the Future: How We Can Use It to Heal Ourselves NOW
After sharing with us some of his background experience– that he designed and built a light and color tool that he took around the world, the vast range of experiences that people have with different colors, the depth of the experiences… he then turned of the lights and told us we’d experience 19 different colors over 19 minutes. He instructed that if any color became uncomfortable to feel ok covering our eyes.
The first color I saw was Magenta. Each color held for a complete minute before transitioning to the next, one color would slide away to reveal the next as if a crescent moon went to full moon in an instant.