The RainbowThe rainbow holds a special significance for almost every culture. In the Bible it appears after the Great Flood as the symbol of God’s promise that the world will never again be destroyed. The Vikings named it the Bifrost Bridge and saw it as the way to Asgard – the realm of their gods. In Buddhism the rainbow is a symbol of liberation. In British folk culture it is said that where the rainbow meets the land you will find buried a pot of gold. In more contemporary culture the song “Somewhere over the rainbow” has transcended its Hollywood origin to become an internationally recognisable expression of hopes and dreams for a better world, while the Rainbow Warrior was the flagship of Greenpeace’s efforts to bring into being a fairer, better world.

a symbol of wonder and mystery...

The rainbow’s potency as a symbol of beauty, wonder and mystery has led Richard Dawkins, a leading voice for scientific views over irrational beliefs, to entitle one of his books “Unweaving the Rainbow” This book argues that the world is no less a wonder when science explains away the mysteries of the world with the how’s of nature. The rainbow remains a symbol for both sides of our current civilisation – art and science. Yet beyond all these cultural significances, the rainbow remains a paradox: perfectly ordered yet mysterious, vibrant yet elusive.

rainbow colours as the key to consciousness...

In my work the rainbow provides a fundamental to which I return again and again. The sequence of colours and the themes with which each colour resonates provide a blueprint for our development as human beings. This rainbow journey that begins with our physical birth in red and finishes with our departure from this physical world in violet is a fascinating subject and forms an essential part of the Rainbow Evolution course. The rainbow colours also live in the vibrant Equilibrium sequence at the heart of the Aura-Soma system, and colour understanding is a vital part of the Aura-Soma Training. The exploration of colour and consciousness is the cornerstone of my life’s work and the rainbow is the invitation into this world of colour.