© 2013 Bruce Johnson – Reprinted with permission from Shining Lotus Metaphysical Bookstore newsletter September 2013
by Bruce Johnson
Color and musical tones and vibration pervade spiritual as well as physical planes of life on planet earth. Let’s examine the relationships between colors and musical tones when we divide their mutual spectrums by the numbers one, three, seven, and twelve.
Division by 1 gives us the white light, the source of the 7 sub-rays of light, which is paralleled in the Aum or Om sound. The Aum is the sacred chord, the single note reverberating through all life. It is the basis of the celestial Music of the Spheres, said to be heard by Pythagoras, the Greek mystery school Adept.
Division by 3 yields the three primary colors- red, yellow, and blue, and musically, the three fundamental tones –Do, Mi, and Sol.
Division by 7 completes the visible light spectrum by adding the blended colors – orange, green, indigo, and violet, to the primary colors, red, yellow, and blue. The seven colors and tones linked with related planets are: Red- Do- Mars, Orange- Re- Sun, Yellow- Mi- Mercury, Green- Fa- Saturn, Blue- Sol- Jupiter, Indigo- La- Venus, and Violet- Ti- Moon. The 7 tones are the 7-stringed lyre of the ancients.
Division by 12 reveals the 12 section color wheel, 12 musical tones, and the 12 signs of the zodiac. The following chart places the 7 tones in a 12 tone ascending scale, along with related colors and sun-signs.
Two good correlated books to the study of color are- The Principles of Light and Color by Edwin S. Babbitt, which examines the therapeutic properties of color, and Music Forms, by Geoffrey Hodson, which shows how music appears psychically to clairvoyant vision.
Bruce Johnson has over 30 years of study in the fields of Ancient Wisdom and occultism. He has taught classes on a wide range of topics, from Atlantis to mediums to Zoroaster. He is also a spiritualist minister, with a background in spiritual astrology. He lives in Colorado with his wife and their cat.