This very short booklet (20 pages) was the last work to which Edgar Cayce contributed to directly before his passing in 1945. Made of a collection of notes put together by Thomas Sugrue, his well-known biographer (There Is a River), it summarizes Cayce's views on the significance of colors in auras based on his lifelong experience (he could see auras at all times and had to be reminded that other people could not).
In the Preface, Sugrue wrote: ...It occurred to me that a short but instructive article on auras would be helpful for members of the Association [A.R.E.], particularly if it carried Mr. Cayce's interpretation of colors, worked out over a long period of years by patient trial and error.... We set to work immediately, right there on the porch, and I began making notes. By the time the text was ready he had returned to Virginia Beach, had fallen ill, and was at Roanoke resting. Early in December [this was written in September], he was brought home to the house on Arctic Crescent. There, on the night of January 3, 1945, he passed away.
What colors you surround yourself with speaks volumes about the person you are, even though you may not realize it. Haven’t you noticed that we are all attracted to certain colors, while we shy away from others? Well, some people believe there are very good, yet unconscious reasons for that.
One of those people is the famed psychic and ‘sleeping Prophet’, Edgar Cayce. Even though he lived more than a century ago, Edgar Cayce knew things about the past, present and future that no man could have known without special abilities.
Each one of his abilities is worthy of a full article in itself, so I won’t delve into them today. Chances are, you probably already know if Edgar Cayce anyway, so I’m just going to discuss what he claimed he learned about Colors while he was accessing the Akashic records.
By the way.. If you don’t know what the Akashic records is, here is a Spirit Science article on the subject.
(3 Steps to Understanding and Accessing the Akashic Records)
One of the last books Edgar was working on before his death was a book on Colors and the Human Aura. Edgar could see colors of energy around people, and he believed each color he saw represented an aspect of that person, among other things. Here is a small excerpt from his essay: Auras, An Essay on the Meaning of Colors
“.. What do auras mean to the majority of people, who cannot see them,” you ask? Well, the majority of people do see them, I believe, but do not realize it. I believe anyone can figure out what another person’ aura is in a general way, if he will take note of the colors which a person habitually uses in the matter of clothing and decoration. How many times have you said of a woman,
“Why does she wear that color? It does not suit her at all.”How many times have you said, “How beautiful she looks in that dress. The color is just right for her. She was made to wear it.” In both cases you have been reading an aura. The first woman was wearing a color which clashed with her aura.
The second woman was wearing a color which harmonized with her aura. All of you know what colors are helpful to your friends, and bring out the best in them. They are the colors that beat with the same vibrations as the aura, and thus strengthen and heighten it. By watching closely you can even discover changes in your friends as they are reflected in a shift in the color predominating in their wardrobe.”
Fascinating information to ponder, eh?
If you want to learn more about colors, the human aura and what Edgar had to say about it, feel free to download the essay I tagged above. If you want something to listen to, I will also attach a video for you at the bottom.
For those of you who just want to know the basics, here you go.
Red is the color of our base chakra. In ancient times, red was considered a color of power and strength. As for the meaning of red, it indicates force, vigor and energy. Its interpretation depends upon the shade, as with all colors. Dark red indicates high temper, and it is a symbol of nervous turmoil.
A person with dark red in his aura may not be weak outwardly, but he is suffering in some way, and it is reflected in his nervous system. Such a person is apt to be domineering and quick to act. If the shade of red is light it indicates a nervous, impulsive, very active person, one who is probably self-centered. Scarlet indicates an overdose of ego.
Pink, or coral, is considered the color of immaturity. It is seen usually in young people, and if it shows up in the aura of one who is grown it indicates delayed adolescence, a childish concern with self.
In all cases of red there is a tendency to nervous troubles, and such people ought to take time to be quiet and to get outside themselves.
Orange is the color of the sun. It is vital, and a good color generally, indicating thoughtfulness and consideration of others.
Again, however, it is a matter of shade. Golden orange is vital and indicates self-control, whereas brownish orange shows a lack of ambition and a don’t-care attitude.
Such people may be repressed, but usually they are just lazy. People with orange in their auras are subject to kidney trouble. In the early church orange signified glory, virtue, and the fruits of the earth, all of these being connected naturally with the sun.
Yellow is the second primary color. When it is golden yellow it indicates health and well-being. Such people take good care of themselves, don’t worry, and learn easily; good mentality is natural in them. They are happy, friendly, and helpful. If the yellow is ruddy, they are timid. If they are red-heads they are apt to have an inferiority complex. They are thus apt often to be indecisive and weak in will, inclined to let others lead them.
Pure emerald green, particularly if it has a dash of blue, is the color of healing. It is helpful, strong, friendly. It is the color of doctors and nurses, who invariably have a lot of it in their auras.
However, it is seldom a dominating color, usually being over-shadowed by one of its neighbors. As it tends toward blue it is more helpful and trustworthy. As it tends toward yellow it is weakened. A lemony green, with a lot of yellow, is deceitful. As a rule the deep, healing green is seen in small amounts, but it is good to have a little of it in your aura.
Blue has always been the color of the spirit, the symbol of contemplation, prayer, and heaven. The sky is blue because gas molecules in the air cause light rays from the sun to be scattered.
This is the scientific explanation but, as I have mentioned before, blue is said to be the true color of the sun, and it is also the color of the planet Jupiter, which is the ruler of great thoughts and high-mindedness. Almost any kind of blue is good, but the deeper shades are the best. Pale blue indicates little depth, but a struggle toward maturity.
The person may not be talented, but he tries. He will have many heart aches and many headaches, but he will keep going in the right direction.
The middle blue, or aqua, belongs to a person who will work harder and get more done than the fellow with light blue, though there may be little difference between them in talent.
Those with the deep blue have found their work and are immersed in it. They are apt to be moody and are almost always unusual persons, but they have a mission and they steadfastly go about fulfilling it. They are spiritual-minded for the most part, and their life is usually dedicated to an unselfish cause, such as science, art, or social service.
Indigo and Violet-
Indigo and violet indicate seekers of all types, people who are searching for a cause or a religious experience. As these people get settled in their careers and in their beliefs, however, these colors usually settle back into deep blue. It seems that once the purpose is set in the right direction, blue is a natural emanation of the soul. Those who have purple are inclined to be overbearing, for here there is an infiltration of pink. Heart trouble and stomach trouble are rather common to persons with indigo, violet and purple in their auras.
The perfect color, of course, is white, and this is what we all are striving for. If our souls were in perfect balance then all our color vibrations would blend and we would have an aura of pure white.
If you want to know more, please make you sure you check out the A.R.E. institute website.
Not only do they have the second largest metaphysical library in the world (second only to the Vatican) they also have the largest collection of Edgar Cayce records in the world, including the entirety of the essay you just read here.
Now, here is that awesome video I told you about. Enjoy!
“Psychic Carol Ann Liaros and Cayce expert Kevin J. Todeschi talk about Edgar Cayce on Auras and Colors, a title they wrote together. This unique volume teaches you to access your intuitive self in order to see auras and explores colors and auras in a way that provides practical tools that can be applied in your own life right now. For Edgar Cayce, the aura provided a pictorial representation of an individual’s health, thoughts, talents, and life potentials as well as karmic lessons and even past lives. This book also includes Auras: An Essay on the Meaning of Colors, which was written by Edgar Cayce himself. Available at ARECatalog.com“
Edgar Cayce on Auras and Colors, Author Interview
By Lara Starr