The Simplicity and Complexity of Colour by Mike Booth

Colour is a universal language which can help us in the process of individuation and self-realisation. Aura-Soma® works with the spectrum of visible colour as well as the information encoded in the sequence of colour combinations.  

As Rudolph Steiner said: 

“Colour is the soul element of nature and of the whole cosmos, and we have a share in this soul element when we experience colour.

Aura-Soma appeals to many people throughout the world, regardless of race or religion, because of the inherent simplicity of colour. Yet as we begin to understand the complexity of colour, those of us who are compelled to look deeper can find the exploration extremely satisfying.


White represents the full spectrum of consciousness, where all colours are contained. It represents simple purity as well as intensity. 

White can signify suffering and the understanding of suffering. The light of that understanding of suffering is beautifully related to the enlightenment of the Buddha, after which he defined his experience of and understanding of suffering in four noble truths: 

1.     There is suffering.

2.     There is a cause of suffering.

3.     There is a way out of suffering. 

4.     There is a goal at the end of suffering. 

We suffer when get what we don’t want.

We suffer when we want what we can not have.

We suffer when we can not distinguish between these two. 

Vicky Wall, the founder and innovator of Aura-Soma, referred to white/clear as the ‘well of unshed tears’ which relates conceptually to the Buddha’s understanding of suffering, as if the colours of the rainbow have been washed out of our life.  Considering we are seven-tenths water, perhaps the ‘well of unshed tears’ refers to those emotional forms of suffering which we identify with. 

White/clear can also relate to the transparency and consciousness. When we look at a mirror, transparency and reflectivity are paradoxically both part of our experience, with all colours passing through it. 

Being attracted to white/clear need not be a burden, but a way to healing. The light itself. Our Aura-Soma White Pomander is particularly beneficial for helping to clear, balance and protect oneself, and is useful for everyday application. To detoxify, restore and refresh when we find ourselves in a polluted environment, whether that be emotionally, mentally or physically. The energetic cleansing brought about when we apply white to our bodies can provide the possibility to bring in the light and sustain other energies that may be otherwise adversely affected by a contaminated environment.

How to Benefit from Colour

Aura-Soma engages us at our sense doors. Whilst it is intriguing to look at the colours and colour combinations to see which ones call to us, it is far more effective to actually use the various Equilibrium bottles, Pomanders. Quintessences, ArchAngeloi and Colour Essences. In doing so, experiencing the liquids and aromas can bring rapid personal growth, balance and support in our journey toward ourselves. 

Steiner explains this living experience as such: 

We must bring to life what is in the colour, not by practicing colour symbolism, which is the worst possible thing, but by actually discovering what is in colour, in the same way as the power of laughter is in someone who laughs. … The essential thing is to know how to open our souls to what speaks to us out of colour.

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Mike Booth

Mike Booth is the principle of Aura-Soma Academy and chairman of Aura-Soma Products Ltd.


  • Thank You so much for this article Mike Booth. I remember decades ago whilst attending courses in the Hinterland, my dear friend introduced me & other course attendees to Aura Soma…..
    I am grateful to have learned a little back then. I trust since Holistic Bliss has got Aura Soma back on my radar, I am readying myself for more work with these beautiful colours & the products offered. Thank You again.

    • Hi Akiela
      Thank you for your comment. I manage the Aura-Soma shop in Byron bay and distribute here in Australia so when the time is right, and if I can assist in any way, please feel free to contact me, with love iesha ☺️✨


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