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and in mental and spiritual influence on man, in all these the effect of each color has been studied by able scientific men. In addition to this the history of art gives us the use, the meanings, of sacred and symbolic colors in religious and social life. Science agrees with art and with inspiration in regard to the meaning of colors We see these meanings in the royal purple of rulership, in the yellow flames of religious fires, and in the green robes of regeneration and hope. In the arts of painting the yellow colors are classed as warm and soft, the reds are hot and positive, while the blues and grays are cool and sober.

In the radiant nerve-spheres as seen by sensitive subjects the various colors agree with those deduced in the other fields of science and art. Organic life itself is dependent upon the sunlight. The orange, yellow and green rays carry on the work of plant organization. If these colors were absent from the sunlight, then all plants would die. That would be followed by the death of all animals, for they would have no food. The subject of colors is therefore of vital importance.

The colors, both symbolic and practical, which belong to the twelve departments, are as follows, giving only one color for each: For the departments of arts, pearl gray or opalescent; for letters, sapphire blue; for science, azure or turquoise; for culture, emerald green; for marriage, orange; for religion, lemon yellow or cream; for familism, old gold or amber; for the home department, salmon; for rulership, crimson and purple; for industry, scarlet; for wealth, garnet red; and for commerce, maroon or

Indian red.

Of course each color given here belongs to a group

of tints. The members in each department have

their proper color for costumes, but the different

members of a group would not all wear the same

shades of that color. If there were twelve members

in the group of rulership, they would have twelve

different shades of crimsons and purples. The light

est shades in this group are the pinks, lilacs and


White and brown are the feminine and masculine

colors of unity. There is a special shade of brown

for each of the twelve departments. Thus a reddish

or seal-brown belongs to culture, and a greenish or

olive brown to rulership.

Each type of character has its own proper shade of color, and this shade is "becoming" to that person and also is in harmony with his or her natural taste. In a large audience the twelve groups would display an attractive and charming series of colors. And in the social dances and marches, where the groups are arranged in the form of flowers and stars, all the movements bring together a wonderful and changing display of harmonic colors with a multitude of gradations.

Every color, let us repeat, has a definite and direct effect of its own upon our physical health as well as upon our mental or spiritual sense of beauty. The colors of rooms and costume are therefore a necessary part in a complete system of sanitation.

In the mansions and temples each room has its proper color, adapted to the character and work of its occupant. In borders and trimmings a large use is made of complementary colors. In dresses, each

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