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- Title: Colour: Part One: Colour-Experience (Erlebnis)
- same thing when gazing on the green plant-covering of the earth; we
- everything else offered by the plants, as we only wish to look at the
- plants; we are accustomed to regard it as characteristic of them.
- the plant. We do not feel it as a necessity that certain animals which
- thought that they might be some other colour; but as regards the plants
- peculiarly their own. Let us endeavour by means of the plants to
- What is the plant, which thus, as it were, presents green to us? We
- know from Spiritual Science that the plant owes its existence to the
- is this etheric body which really lives in the plant; but the etheric
- body is not itself green. The element which gives the plant its
- the plant, but in reality it cannot be the essential nature of the
- plant, for that lies in the etheric body. If the plant had no etheric
- body it would be a mineral. In its mineral nature the plant manifests
- it presents itself to us by means of the mineral green of the plant.
- If we study the plant in relation to its etheric body, if we study its
- the essential nature of the plant, and on the other the greenness,
- dividing it abstractly, taking the greenness from the plant, it is
- the plant, and this image peculiar to it is necessarily green. We
- really find in greenness the image of the plant. While we ascribe the
- colour green very positively to the plant, we must ascribe greenness to
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- Title: Colour: Part One: The Luminous and Pictorial Nature of Colours
- in the case of the plant, then, as we saw, you have green. If the
- Title: Colour: Part One: The Phenomenon of Colour in Material Nature
- plants — as you can see in my
- fluid. So that what we call plants first appeared during the formation
- in plants such as we perceive today; it was then that it became a
- Now a plant does not wear only this green — at least
- generally, — for you are aware how a plant in the course of its
- metamorphosis merges into other colours, as a plant has yellow, blue or
- work there when a plant takes on a colour other than green. When this
- sunlight. Just consider how plants, if they cannot hold up their
- absence of green colour in certain plant parts and the sun. The sun
- other relationships of coloured plant-life to the stars?
- produce that in plant-nature which sunlight as it were metamorphoses,
- can establish the connection between the green of plants and this
- one can establish the connection of the rest of plant-life, with the
- an explanation why green becomes an image, and why green in plants is
- not luminous like the other colours. The other colours in plants are
- Compare it with the green. It is “fixed” to the plant. You
- of light, in the green of plants. And you have in the plant through
- But if we regard the colour of plants in such a way that we know that
- plants a conjunction of solar and lunar forces, we then have the first
- the plant we have to deal with that green which becomes an image
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- Title: Colour: Part Two: Thought and Will as Light and Darkness
- considered the green plant-world. He had not, of course, the
- greenness of the plant-world, which had not quite reached the stage of
- into the present; for in the plant the past appears already in the
- green, the plant-world (thus would Goethe feel, even if he has not
- plant-world; there you are, as human etheric body, and I have often
- Title: Colour: Part Two: The Connection of the Natural with the Moral-Psychical. Living in Light and Weight.
- green plant, when we can experience the sound of plashing waves. For
- planted in their souls the feeling of gratitude towards the far-off
- Imagination, you can observe the etheric body of a plant. In doing so
- you will feel inwardly that his etheric plant-body draws you
- influences him also, and implants activity in his soul, which is
- Title: Colour: Part Two: Dimension, Number and Weight
- When an animal sees a plant, his first feeling is not: that is
- outwardly a plant, and I am inwardly a separate being — but the
- animal gets a strong inner experience from the plant, a direct
- sympathy or antipathy. It feels as it were, the plant's nature
- and plants and animal; but in sleep he is with all that is spiritual
- Title: Colour: Part Three: Colours as Revelations of the Psychic in the World
- Let us look at the green of the plant. When a plant puts on its green
- vibrations in the plant as the physicists do. After all, we no longer
- have the plant if we think only of the vibrations in the trees which
- reality we cannot imagine the plant without its green, if we use our
- living imagination. The plant creates its green out of itself. But
- Now, lifeless substances are incorporated in the plant, but these
- lifeless substances are made to live. In the plant are iron, carbon
- lifeless, i.e. the image of the plant, we get the feeling of green as
- lifeless substances of the earth live plants. Life itself we do not
- perceive. We perceive plants because they contain the lifeless
- world-word which tells us how life in the plant weaves and flows.
- suggestion of peach. And as we feel in the plant's green the lifeless
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