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  • Title: Colour: Part One: Colour-Experience (Erlebnis)
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    • must try to keep to the world of colour itself and not leave it; then
    • of the blueness, it becomes itself bluish, it ceases to be green. If
    • itself, as such. There is something in that world which we shall have
    • body is not itself green. The element which gives the plant its
    • itself through green. The etheric body is quite a different colour, but
    • it presents itself to us by means of the mineral green of the plant.
    • If a man really tries to imagine himself inwardly ensouled, and thinks
    • He expresses himself by pouring his soul-nature into his form in the
    • fresh flesh-colour, you will see that the soul experiences itself in
    • none other than the man's self-experience. We may say that in
    • itself; there can be no doubt about that. It is the living image of
    • the soul. The soul experiences itself in flesh-colour. It is not
    • greenish. There is an inward entity which really presents itself in
    • We might say that what appears to us as sun, what manifests itself as
    • light — has the peculiarity that of itself it does not appear to us
    • If we reflect upon light itself, and are not tempted to cling to the
    • light and that which manifests itself as spirit in the ego, in the
    • that by means of the light the ego really experiences itself inwardly.
    • must experience itself in the soul; this it does when it feels itself
    • coal. Thus black shows itself to be foreign in life, hostile to life.
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  • Title: Colour: Part One: The Luminous and Pictorial Nature of Colours
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    • throughout in mauve, would lend itself very well, shall we say, to
    • character; whereby green allows itself to be defined, lilac and peach
    • super-terrestrial into the terrestrial sphere. He allows himself to
    • center, and then paling off. Blue piles itself up at the edges and
    • blue. Then it shows itself in its very own nature.
    • with what the colour itself demands. If he consciously thinks — now
    • yellow — I must make that radiate, I must imagine myself the spirit
    • of radiation; and if he thinks when painting blue: I draw myself in,
    • into my innermost self and build, as it were, a crust round me, and so
    • it yields itself to the nature of colour.
    • it were, into itself.
    • does not want to radiate or pile itself up, or to escape; it asserts
    • itself. Lilac, peach-colour, flesh-colour, do not really assert
    • help itself, it is its nature to disappear. Green outlines itself,
    • differentiated in itself, but to be uniform, like red; if it were
    • differentiated it would level itself out at once. Just imagine a
    • towards the edges; it wants to radiate; blue wants to heap itself up,
    • to intensify itself, and red wants to be evenly distributed without
    • advertises itself outwardly. So that we have in the one case pictures
    • itself outwards, is the luster of the psychic. Red, filling space
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  • Title: Colour: Part One: The Phenomenon of Colour in Material Nature
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    • into consideration you will have to say to yourself: only in the last
    • seeks to achieve must also be sought in the nature of colours itself.
    • nature of colour itself which raises the question, when you are
    • from the colour itself? There is a strong necessity; for think
    • of the colour itself, as after all later human development demands, we
    • torn away just as the moon was. Of course that in itself is connected
    • say to oneself: this ought really to be shaded off; I transform it
    • itself; how it is possible to regard the world of colour as such as
    • I experience in a sense the same that the colour itself has
    • rubbish; the Ego itself is in the colour. The Ego and the human astral
    • himself with such a method, and lives wholly in it, it is then no
    • theoretical process of thought, but an element in colour itself. And,
  • Title: Colour: Part Two: Thought and Will as Light and Darkness
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    • The man who can develop himself so far as to have knowledge of
    • Imagination and Inspiration, you put yourself opposite to it and can
    • light, as it were, you take up the light in yourself which otherwise
    • appears outside you. You differentiate it in yourself. You work in it.
    • thought before you: if I were to come out of myself — as indeed a
    • at myself therefore as a thinking man, I should see myself radiating
    • into yourself. There you find the other side of will, and that is
    • The world discloses itself in it strength and might and power, but
    • also in its darkness. The world of the future discloses itself in
    • And thus man can understand himself only if he takes himself as a seed
    • Thus it is a question not merely of making for oneself a picture of
    • which unfolds itself as green. (See Diagram 2) But that which points to
    • graded off to the bluish tone, there is that which proves itself to be
    • inwardly fills itself with force, where it becomes warmth. Now one
    • again towards the top. But you yourself — as man — are there,
    • out on the coloured world, one can say: There one is oneself in the
    • precisely then every rainbow would appear as a self-contained circle,
  • Title: Colour: Part Two: The Connection of the Natural with the Moral-Psychical. Living in Light and Weight.
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    • times, he says to himself: Everything surrounding me has come out of
    • this. You realized it with the necessary intensity, you fill yourself
    • for a man to say: There is a kind of compensation, for Nature itself
    • Nature itself, spiritually seen, lies the justification of the moral
    • all subconsciously. But it reveals itself at once to the imagination;
    • body is heavy; this force transfers itself to the soul: the soul lives
    • fact of the will. And the will ceases in man himself when he is
    • aspects, in itself the thing is one. The world which develops towards
    • Moral world-order reveals itself out of the natural world-order. You
    • therefore Spiritual Science is called upon to make itself known to
  • Title: Colour: Part Two: Dimension, Number and Weight
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    • (see Diagram 1): if I were to spread myself out, I should go into the
    • yellow five times. I must expand myself. I must become bigger, then I,
    • returns again to himself, his ego and his astral body keep as it were
    • must necessarily give himself up in dream in order to experience this
    • free movement and life, whereas when one gives oneself up to freedom,
    • impression. You say to yourself: Yes, that is all very nice, what we
    • really of himself nothing. He is the product of the oxygen in the air,
    • to paint out of colour itself. However elementary and bad and
    • itself; freed from weight, to experience colour itself. In these things
    • I have described how the modern philosopher comes to admit to himself:
    • One must, however, make oneself clearly acquainted with the meaning of
  • Title: Colour: Part Three: The Creative World of Colour
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    • which revels in the fact that the soul can unfold in itself a higher
    • itself in an outward form, even if this outward form has to be
    • on himself, of whom one might ask: What is his own relation to his
    • account at all when one steeps oneself in the great Art-periods. On
    • makes of the world is in itself inartistic, and makes an effort to be
    • raises himself from this sea of colour with his ego; the animal-world
    • makes himself white has approximately the same significance, on
    • he completely “whitens” himself.
    • expressed itself again outwardly in certain parts of his body. Man had
    • ego gains for itself by working upon it. And in spiritualizing the
    • lies in the colour itself, as the power to laugh lies in a laughing
    • manner. It is impossible to steep oneself in the living nature of
    • directions. In steeping oneself in this living element of colour, one
    • slightly above or below it; one feels how living the colour itself
    • itself, and a colour such as the red colour drives in its advance
    • can feel all this, you would also actually feel yourself in harmony
    • will arise when the human soul learns to steep itself in the living
    • mind, one must say to oneself: what is really being described here?
    • sort of thing which a person may imagine for himself and which has no
    • as life itself, will increase in us. Etheric life will also permeate
  • Title: Colour: Part Three: Artistic and Moral Experience
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    • the experience: you are now in the world, you yourself have become
    • world in which one is oneself red is pierced with the substance of
    • also experience how red can express itself plastically in space.
    • of the colour itself. We shall feel the need of allowing space to
    • in a self-forming of colour, and with our whole soul shall feel an echo
    • it does not create form directly out of the material itself.
    • the world into which one carries the yellow oneself.
    • And if one identifies oneself with green, and goes with it through the
    • selfishness — a stimulus of the inner egoistic forces.
    • self-surrender, and one would feel happy to remain in this condition
  • Title: Colour: Part Three: Colours as Revelations of the Psychic in the World
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    • living imagination. The plant creates its green out of itself. But
    • through the lifeless, and makes for itself an image by means of the
    • lifeless substances of the earth live plants. Life itself we do not
    • forms itself through the lifeless into the image of green. The psychic
    • point of feeling oneself driven no longer to speak in words, no longer
    • peach-colour are images, that is, self-contained surfaces, which give
    • the living; the living wants to reveal itself to us in active red; so
    • If the spirit wants to reveal itself to us not merely in its abstract
    • expressed artistically in colour, then the soul will withdraw itself
    • and our feeling if we realize everywhere how a world forms itself out
    • the middle and lighter towards the edge. The colour itself demands it,
    • and thus what lives in the colour reveals itself gradually. We come to
    • of colour itself, through our feeling.
    • was natural and self-evident in the middle of the fifteenth century,
    • the medium of Art itself and the thing that can be of service to us in
  • Title: Colour: Part Three: The Hierarchies and the Nature of the Rainbow
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    • myself, but: the world is, and I am the world and the world is
    • beings. The warmth is nothing in itself, it is only the evidence that
    • is there only when the person is there. In itself it is nothing. The
    • spoke freely of it. What is this Fourth Hierarchy? It is man himself.
    • can learn from man himself. Your ego and your astral body have not
    • the human being. I say to myself further: That is the human being,
    • itself” of these clothes might be. And the conclusion is that one
    • cannot recognize “the thing in itself” of the clothes. Very
    • itself” — or in the manner of Helmholtz, saying: these clothes

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