Sui Generis

July 10, 2007

Purple Passion

Filed under: Book of Shadows,Creativity/Fun,Spirituality — by Joyful Girl @ 12:30 am

Ever since the 80’s era of Prince, I have been enchanted with all variations of the color purple…from lavender to lilac, plum to indigo. 

I’ve known that purple has been long associated with themes of royalty.  Which was pretty clever of Prince, now that I think of it–get it– “Prince” (a royal persona) and his reign of all things purple? 

For those who are either as enamored by purple as I am, or know someone who is, you’ll be relieved to learn there is actually a store which boasts nothing but purple merchandise sold here. 

Finally, proprietors who understand that “purple is a lifestyle”. 

Purple and Indigo

Describing and colour in words is not easy, let alone those shades which
result as a mix of red and blue.

But if you consider purple to be a straight mix of blue and red, with no
whiter included, then indigo is a darker and bluer colour, as close to black
as the deepest blue of the night sky. Purple stones include dark amethyst
and suglite, whereas indigo is represented by sodalite. Both colours
represent the colour of Spirit and are associated with spiritual and psychic
development. However, whilst purple is associated with magic for healing,
indigo is more useful in money and success spells. Purple, because of the
difficulty in creating it from plant dyes, has long been associated with
royalty and high office in male-dominated systems, whereas indigo is more
often associated with Wise Women and more matriarchal belief systems such as
the Craft. This subtle difference means that the two colours are very good
in enabling us to access, and hence balance, our male and female aspects.

To create a balancing meditation aid, draw and colour in a purple circle
inside an indigo square. Make it as large as you can. Place it upright in a
place where you can comfortably sit and contemplate it. Burn a purple candle
on the right and an indigo one on the left. Extinguish all other lighting
and focus on the image. Do this every evening for a full week for at least
10 minutes per time. Alternatively, create a necklace of alternating purple
and indigo beads, with an equal number of each, and wear this under your
clothing next to your skin.

Taken from “The Real Witches Year” by Kate West

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