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  • Title: Colour: Part One: Colour-Experience (Erlebnis)
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    • the polar opposite of white is black. That black is darkness, we no
    • Let us now pass on to black or darkness. We see that we can
    • which exists between darkness and blackness. Let us now take black,
    • and try to connect something with a black darkness. We can do so.
    • Certainly black is easy to find as a characteristic of something even
    • black has something to do with carbon, let us realize that carbon can
    • also be quite clear and transparent; but then it is a diamond. Black,
    • however, is so characteristic of carbon that if it were not black, if
    • it were white and transparent, it would be a diamond. Black is so
    • existence to the blackness. Thus carbon owes its dark, black,
    • carbon-existence to the dark blackness in which it appears; just as
    • black.
    • Let us place ourselves in blackness, absolute black around us, black
    • darkness — in black darkness no physical being can do anything.
    • coal. Thus black shows itself to be foreign in life, hostile to life.
    • We see this in carbon, for when plants are carbonized they turn black;
    • Life, then, can do nothing in blackness. Soul — the soul slips away
    • from us when awful blackness is within us. The spirit, however,
    • flourishes; the spirit can penetrate the blackness and make its
    • blackness — and if we endeavour to investigate the art of black and
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  • Title: Colour: Part One: The Luminous and Pictorial Nature of Colours
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    • point of view and found on the way — white, black, green,
    • black is pictured in the spirit as the image of the dead, as we say
    • must reckon black and white among the colours — with the
    • picture-character: black, white, green, peach-colour.
    • When the lifeless appears in the Spirit you get black.
    • black
    • must seek it in another way, as follows: Imagine I paint here a black,
    • below it a white, another black, below it a white and so on — black
    • and white alternately — now imagine that this black and white was
    • yellow and blue from left to right. Now I take black and white; I
    • black and white, to be shone through, pierced with red: if I could
    • select the right shade, I should, through this play of black and white
    • two of the colours we have, black and white, we must instill movement
    • shine through the moving white and black. You will also see something
    • only if one could represent white and black in motion and then let
    • continual wave movement of black and white, with red rays through it.
    • Again, we take two colours, black and white, in a scale of reciprocated
    • Yesterday we found the four colours: black, white, peach-colour and
    • red. We were compelled today to let black and white move in and out of
    • each other when we produced peach-colour. Black and white are
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  • Title: Colour: Part One: The Phenomenon of Colour in Material Nature
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    • got black, white, green and peach-colour as images, and from
    • black.
    • green. Black and white are to a certain extent frontier-colours and are
    • don't you, that if I paint a black table on a white ground, that is
    • paint a black table on a white ground, it is purely a drawing, but you
    • What do the colours black, white, green and peach allow to inanimate
    • You have to give the colours that have image-character, black, white,
    • sunlight is that in the dark, when all cats are grey or black, we do
    • Recall the scheme which I have given you, in which I said: black is
  • Title: Colour: Part Two: The Connection of the Natural with the Moral-Psychical. Living in Light and Weight.
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    • [Dr. Steiner was here describing on the blackboard the three
  • Title: Colour: Part Three: The Creative World of Colour
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    • In quarters where they are anxious to blacken us before the world, it
  • Title: Colour: Part Three: Colours as Revelations of the Psychic in the World
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    • Take, on the other hand, black. When you see black, when we use black
    • spirit has to find its place on awakening in black darkness. So one
    • can feel black as the spiritual image of the lifeless.
    • the psychic image of the spirit and black as the spiritual image of
    • and go up to the spirit. Black = the spiritual image of the lifeless.
    • and black give one the desire to have an enclosed image. One wants to
    • shadow, for it is shadowed light. Black is the darkest. Green and
    • And so one can call the four colours, flesh-colour, and green, black and

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