Colors are Good for the Soul

Fantastic Colors from the Rainbow

The use of colors has a long tradition, which we have revolutionized with our SpektroChrom color glasses in 12 vibrant colors.

This precisely balanced filter system is matched to the established Spectro-Chrome color circle and enables easy application anytime and anywhere.

Our Know-Why

Loving light and Experiencing Color

12 SpektroChrom color glasses, the PRiSMA sunglasses collection, the legendary “pink glasses” and last but not least the eye mask for absolute darkness make the difference.

Light Fascinates and Consists of Colors

Light is life.

It serves plants as an energy source for the synthesis of organic substances. It controls hormonal processes in humans and animals and therefore also moods, performance and sleep quality.

Light is color.

Electromagnetic waves between 380 and 780 nanometers are visible to the human eye. In this part of the spectrum, which is physically and psychologically effective, between ultraviolet and infrared, there are many

different spectral components that have different effects on us humans. Light mixed from parts of all wavelengths of the visible spectral range appears white to us. But as soon as we fan out the light into individual wavelength ranges, the world becomes colorful.

The high-quality color filters of PRiSMA products work very specifically and efficiently with these colors to make light usable and enjoyable for us humans – just like the glass artists who designed the magnificent picture windows of the most famous churches and cathedrals that shine in all colors.

Watercolor pen and ink drawing from Goethe's Theory of Colors in the chapter "Allegorical, symbolic, mystical use of color".

From Antiquity to the Present Day

A Brief History of Color Therapy

Color therapy may well have originated at a time when the only available bright light source was the sun. As far as we know, color (light) therapy was common in various cultures in ancient times.

For example, in ancient China, sick people were taken to rooms with windows covered by colored cloths, so that the sunlight entering the room made it radiate color. In ancient Egypt, there were believed to be color temples with differently colored rooms in which “color baths” were taken.

In Europe, too, the health effect of colors has a long tradition. The medieval mystic Hildegard von Bingen already reported in her medical writings that the green color of sprouting nature strengthens the life forces.

Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1726) is known today mainly for his work on gravity. However, he was also interested in light and color, experimented with prisms, and discovered that sunlight contains all the colors of the rainbow.

In 1810, none other than the poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) published a comprehensive scientific work “On the Theory of Colors,” which he himself considered more important than all his literary works. In addition to physical observations and the classification of colors, Goethe was also deeply invested in the effect of colors on the human psyche.

One of the first to translate these considerations into a therapeutic system was the U.S. American Dr. med. Edwin Dwight Babbitt (1828-1905), whose extensive work “The Principles of Light and Color” sparked a great deal of interest in the medical application of colored light.

The Indian physician Dinshah P. Ghadiali (1873-1966) was inspired by Babbitt’s work and, after initial treatment successes, devoted his entire life to the development and research of colored light therapy. The Spectro-Chrome method with its detailed treatment plans is owed to his meticulous passion.

Today it isprobably the best documented system for the application of colored light for health.

The Spectro-Chrome Color Wheel ...

... the Centerpiece

“Theory” and “practice” are one in Spectro-Chrome. The Spectro-Chrome system is a delight, of unusual elegance and symmetry.

Founder of the Spectro-Chrome Method

Dinshah P. Ghadiali

Dinshah P. Ghadiali, who later simply went by the name Dinshah, was born in Bombay, India in 1873. The period of his growing up was marked by spectacular inventions and advances in science, and Dinshah was fascinated by the wonders of his time. He became involved with electricity at a very early stage and in 1896 gave lectures in the USA on X-rays, which had just been discovered. It is considered relatively certain that Dinshah set up a complementary medicine practice in India at the age of 24, where, inspired by the work of Babbit, he also began treating his patients with colored light. Neben seinem Engagement für Elektromedizin und physikalische Therapien entwickelte Dinshah über die nächsten Jahre die Spektro-Chrom-Methode um die Anwendung von farbigem Licht zu formalisieren.

In 1920, 10 years after emigrating to the United States, Dinshah began to introduce his method and offer training programs. A period of turbulence followed, during which Dinshah had to defend himself and his method in court time and again. While alternative healing methods were still represented in almost all medical school schedules at the beginning of the century, the climate had changed by the 1910s. Only those methods that had proven their efficacy in double-blind, placebo-controlled studies were to receive approval for healing purposes. However, since such studies are downright impossible to conduct with colored light, Dinshah later had to indicate when marketing his colored light devices that they served no therapeutic purpose. Nevertheless, there were repeated trials in which Dinshah was usually defeated. When Dinshah died in 1966, he could not have foreseen that Spectro-Chrome would once again become very significant in our time. The Dinshah Health Society, founded by his sons to provide information about his methods of restoring health, was officially recognized as a non-profit, scientific and educational institution in 1977.

SpektroChrom

Color Glasses

While the classic Spectro-Chrome method irradiates different areas of the body with colored light, our color glasses offer the possibility to take in the colors directly through the eyes. And all this without any additional equipment. The idea is not new; Goethe already came to this realization when considering color effects in his Theory of Colors: “In order to feel these individual and significant effects perfectly, one must surround the eye completely with a color, …” What is new, however, is the filter technology with which these specifications can be realized. Thanks to modern manufacturing techniques and sophisticated measuring equipment, we can offer our SpektroChrom glasses with their finely adjusted color frequencies and the highest level of saturation. The shape of the filters, adapted to the face, reduces extraneous light and ensures that colored light hits the eye from all sides.

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SpektroChrom Knowledge

Literature

Spectro-Chrome is an extensively documented and very comprehensive system. We are happy to provide an insight on these pages and offer a selection of the best literature on the subject for further reading. Be it the classic Spectro-Chrome method according to Dinshah, described in detail in the book “Let there be light”, the color effects at a glance on our instructive poster, the special application of color glasses in our color glasses manual or in the comprehensive work “The Power of Light” by Alexander Wunsch, MD. In our online store you can find books and documents that allow you to go even deeper.

In digital form, you will find further information on the SpektroChrom method, as well as the 331 color irradiation plans according to Dinshah, on the spektrochrom.de website.

SpektroChrom Color Glasses Manual

Concise guide for the use of the SpektroChrom color glasses

  • This fine volume by Alexander Wunsch, MD, is ideal for beginners who want to gain an easy-to-understand insight into the underlying theory and practice of the Spectro-Chrome method.
  • Even experienced color therapists who want to make the healing effects of color accessible to their clients outside of their practice rooms will find sound guidance
  • The book illustrates the Spectro-Chrome color wheel according to Dinshah and contains explanations on the effects of the individual colors and color groups.
  • The appendix presents possibilities of combined application with “color music” and psychoacoustic techniques.

Spectro-Chrome educational chart/poster

Instructional chart to illustrate color effects and interrelationships

  • Spectro-Chrome colors and opposing colors
  • Farbgruppen
  • Colors and their preferred application times
  • Correspondences between colors and tones of the cosmic octave according to Cousto
  • Colors and chemical elements as well as organ associations
  • Additionally, the 78 color effects related to the symptom picture as well as the zone tables are shown
  • Unique compilation by Alexander Wunsch, MD.

Poster, size DIN A 2 = 420 x 594 mm, silk matt surface, UV-resistant pigments, high-quality print

"Let There Be Light" by Darius Dinshah

Origins of the Spectro-Chrome Method in detail and at first hand

  • Practical guide to Dinshah’s 12-color chromotherapy. Based on the work of Col. Dinshah P. Ghadiali, the founder of Spectro-Chrome Color Light Therapy.
  • His son, Darius Dinshah, wrote this book detailing and documenting the technique, including a collection of well over 300 irradiation plans to allow for ease of direct implementation.
  • The book contains accumulated application experience from 115 years of Spectro-Chrome as well as comprehensive explanations on the effect of colored light.

"The Power of Light" by A. Wunsch, M.D.

Why we need good light and why bad light can make us sick

  • This book with the subtitle “WHY WE NEED GOOD LIGHT AND WHY BAD LIGHT CAN MAKE US ILL” illustrates the outstanding importance of light and colors for health and well-being in the following chapters.
  • What is light?
  • Light and the evolution of life
  • Sunlight
  • Artificial light
  • Colors – quintessence of light with a detailed description of the basics, further development and application of the Spectro-Chrome method

riva-Verlag, softcover, 256 pages, published: June 2019

SpektroChrom

Sounds

The application of SpektroChrom color glasses can be ideally complemented by music. When choosing music tracks, you should know that each tone can also be assigned a color. Newton already based his color wheel on the seven tones of the Doric scale, since he assumed that an analogous relationship exists between tones and colors. Dinshah also established relationships between tones and Spectro-Chrome colors. The most mathematically precise model for describing color-sound analogies is undoubtedly the Pythagorean octave principle, which is suitable for calculating exact color and tone values.

Just as the frequency of light waves determines the color of light, it is the frequency of sound waves that determines pitch. Sounds and colors can just be seen as the same phenomenon, one perceived acoustically and the other visually. Both the CoherenceSounds and NatureBeats use this analogy to acoustically support certain color effects.

Of the 12 SpektroChrom colors, 9 are pure spectral colors, i.e. they have their equivalent in a pure color frequency. Only for these a “conversion” into tones is possible. The circulatory colors scarlet, magenta and purple are colors mixed from the two far ends of the spectrum, and therefore do not correspond to any defined color frequency. The sounds of the neutral color green are suitable as a combination to the application of the circulatory colors.

SpektroChrom CoherenceSounds

CoherenceSounds enjoy

Coherence (lat.): Designation for the existence of precisely determined, temporally invariable relationships between the phases of superimposed waves; prerequisite of interference.

Red (R)

Drive & Energy

IMPORTANT: The CoherenceSounds are capable of producing altered states of waking consciousness and should never be listened to while driving or performing other activities that require heightened attention.
Absolute contraindications: Epilepsy, psychoses

Orange (O)

Vitality & Love of Life

IMPORTANT: The CoherenceSounds are capable of producing altered states of waking consciousness and should never be listened to while driving or performing other activities that require heightened attention.
Absolute contraindications: Epilepsy, psychoses

Yellow (Y)

Happiness & Strength of Nerve

IMPORTANT: The CoherenceSounds are capable of producing altered states of waking consciousness and should never be listened to while driving or performing other activities that require heightened attention.
Absolute contraindications: Epilepsy, psychoses

Lime (L)

Freshness & Change

IMPORTANT: The CoherenceSounds are capable of producing altered states of waking consciousness and should never be listened to while driving or performing other activities that require heightened attention.
Absolute contraindications: Epilepsy, psychoses

Green (G)

Balance & Equilibrium

IMPORTANT: The CoherenceSounds are capable of producing altered states of waking consciousness and should never be listened to while driving or performing other activities that require heightened attention.
Absolute contraindications: Epilepsy, psychoses

Turquoise (T)

Mindfulness & Concentration

IMPORTANT: The CoherenceSounds are capable of producing altered states of waking consciousness and should never be listened to while driving or performing other activities that require heightened attention.
Absolute contraindications: Epilepsy, psychoses

Blue (B)

Relaxation & Recovery

IMPORTANT: The CoherenceSounds are capable of producing altered states of waking consciousness and should never be listened to while driving or performing other activities that require heightened attention.
Absolute contraindications: Epilepsy, psychoses

Indigo (I)

Clarity & Intuition

IMPORTANT: The CoherenceSounds are capable of producing altered states of waking consciousness and should never be listened to while driving or performing other activities that require heightened attention.
Absolute contraindications: Epilepsy, psychoses

Violet (V)

Wisdom & Spirituality

IMPORTANT: The CoherenceSounds are capable of producing altered states of waking consciousness and should never be listened to while driving or performing other activities that require heightened attention.
Absolute contraindications: Epilepsy, psychoses

SpektroChrom Sounds

NatureBeats healthily

These acoustic signals from natural sounds (so-called hidden binaural beats) merge into the soundscape and thus circumvent conscious perception.

The use of natural sounds allows the application
during many other activities (e.g., studying, reading, or intellectual work) where musical content might be more distracting. This is because the brain can more easily tune out natural sounds due to their familiarity.

For the application, the recommendations for the use of the coherence sounds titles apply accordingly; so they are listened to while wearing the respective SpektroChrom color glasses. However, it is important to note: NatureBeats work best over headphones in pure stereo mode.

He [Goethe] reads to us now about the colors, says that they lie in our eyes, therefore the eye requires the harmonies of the colors, like the ear those of the tones.

Charlotte von Stein

SpektroChrom Color

The 12 SpektroChrom Color in Detail

SpektroChrom Red (R)

Drive & Energy

Root Chakra

Warmth, closeness, passion, vitality, fighting spirit and perseverance

SpektroChrom Orange (O)

Vitality & Love of Life

Sexual Chakra

Desire, enthusiasm, initiative, vigor, creativity, sexuality and eroticism.

SpektroChrom Yellow (Y)

Happiness & Strength of Nerve

Navel Chakra

Joy, optimism, confidence, will, power, freedom and ease

SpektroChrom Lime (L)

Freshness & Change

Hope, expectation, anticipation, determination, curiosity, trial and play

SpektroChrom Green (G)

Balance & Equilibrium

Heart Chakra

Naturalness, connectedness, well-being, balance, clarity, contentedness, self-love, stability and implicitness.

SpektroChrom Turquoise (T)

Mindfulness & Concentration

Alertness, openness, directness, simplicity, practicality, truthfulness and friendliness.

SpektroChrom Blue (B)

Relaxation & Recovery

Laryngeal Chakra

Coolness, distance, vastness, calmness, contemplation, facilitation and relief

SpektroChrom Indigo (I)

Clarity & Intuition

Third Eye

Intensity, depth of soul, expressiveness, faculty of distinction, analytical and visionary

SpektroChrom Violet (V)

Wisdom & Spirituality

Inwardness, intimacy, awareness, cleansing, disentanglement, serenity, knowledge, mystery and diplomacy.

SpektroChrom Purple (P)

Quietude & Consolation

Emancipation, spirituality, mystic, secret, dignity, power, longing, penance and peace of mind

SpektroChrom Magenta (M)

Serenity & Harmony

Crown Chakra

Emotionality, balance, serenity, freedom and self assurance.

SpektroChrom Scarlet (S)

Gentle power & Recommencement

Willpower, trust, clarification and revelation

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