Welcome to Poetry & Candles (Vol. III) here at Milestone Two

This week’s theme is COLOR – The effects of color on the human soul.

With that in mind, I thought it would be interesting to throw this subject wide open, in a free flowing, round table discussion format. That means you are hereby welcomed; share your thoughts, ideas, point-of-view on the effects of color; use the COMMENT section below and let the discussion take us where it will.

To begin I created two simple instructions, just to get the party started:

  1. Imagine the Earth in black, white and shades of grey, ONLY.
  2. Now imagine (or recall) an autumn forest, or magnificent sunset, or the hues and tones in a Vincent van Gogh’s painting. You choose any colorful scene you like.

Note: This is not intended as an auditing action of any kind. There is no other agenda, or purpose to these questions, except to look at this subject and enjoy a community wide experience.

I do hope you will join in on the fun, post any kind of comment or art you like. Feel free to respond or add to other’s comments, and most of all, enjoy the spirit of thoughtful play with all who participate. I look forward to your take on this fascinating subject

I will also kick-start the discussion with a painting I did some time ago.

For me, color is a green mile of life – a red drop of love in the making.

painting green fields

Title: Mile of Life

Medium: Fine Art Digital

Size: 16 X 20 Canvas

Next week I am going to invite a “Guest” to host Poetry & Candles.  I’ll need to keep it a surprise, until his availability is 100% confirmed. But we will now be adding this “Guest Host” feature to our P & C format, so from time to time you can look forward to other creative souls jumping in to host with me here at Milestone Two.

Until next week, choose your grove and play a little – play a lot…

54 thoughts on “Poetry & Candles (Vol.III)

  1. The effects of color on the human soul are not intrinsic to theta. Color causes effects on the soul because eons ago we have made a lot of agreements which down-spiraled us into being effect of this universe. So, in reality, we cause that color cause effects on ourselves.

    Something interesting about people who have OOBE (out of body experiences) with perceptics is that the thetan has a complex, fine-tuned, range severely restricted, theta(?) mechanism which mimics the human body perceptics. (So, theta perceptics are not intrinsic to theta).

    About 99.99982% (frequency) or 99.9999999999965% (wavelength) of the whole electromagnetic spectrum is discarded. The human body’s visible spectrum is restricted to about only 0.00018% (frequency) or 0.0000000000035% (wavelength) of the electromagnetic spectrum.

    The color perception is a complex combination of frequencies and sensitivity functions.

    And, the three dimensional perception is a complex combination of mono-visual and bi-visual functions.

    • Interesting refs MaBu.

      (Not a big fan of Wikipedia but ok)

      Anyway sound and color are both vibrations. Probably why they intersect so well in music. Color which is a division of the spectrum of light measured in angstroms or nanometers and sound measured in hertz.

      Like sound which in humans is limited to between 20 hz to 20 Khz. 380 nanometers to 750 nanometers is the band can be detected by the eyes.


      According to the above article green seems to be the favored color which probably why Ron choose that color for the ink on HCOPLs.

      Also red tends to stand out more. Probably why people who drive red sports cars tend to get more tickets 🙂

      (Which means if ya feel that “need for speed” then pick a more neutral color and maybe something other then a primary 🙂 )

      This is probably why Ron choose it for HCOBs.

      I can’t argue if color is intrinsic to theta or not but I have personally experienced a broader band of perception of sight when exterior and not forced to rely on the body’s perception which included infra-red.

      • Interesting observations about green, red and LRH’s choices; and about sound and color intersecting so well in music probably because both are vibrations.

        Wikipedia’s historical, socio-economical, etc. articles may be influenced by the authors’ bias (and misinformation). However, I didn’t find significant problems with Wikipedia’s technical articles.

        RV: “I can’t argue if color is intrinsic to theta or not”

        I didn’t argue that color is not intrinsic to theta. (I suspect that colors as we know them are not intrinsic, but I don’t have a good basis).

        I argued that “The effects of color on the human soul are not intrinsic to theta”.
        E.g. from the article you referenced: “Eyes Love Green. In bright conditions, the human eye has maximum sensitivity for the 555 nm wavelength of light, which corresponds to the yellow-green color. Not coincidentally, it is also the color of fresh green foliage. This evolutionary adaptation probably helped our ancestors”.
        This green effect is totally dependent on life on current Earth.

        I also argued that the theta perceptics which mimic the human body perceptions are not intrinsic to theta. (But I wasn’t clear enough that I was referring to these perceptics).
        Intrinsic to theta might be the ability to perceive vibrations and choosing and demodulating sub-ranges to perceive or not. (I also have read about OOBEs perceiving a broader band of perception of sight).

        • Thanks for your clarification Mabu. It was quite aesthetic in itself – a subtle use of language and an fine point of meaning that was a delight.

        • MaBu,

          Back in the day when Wikipedia was first launched by Jimbo Wales I became a member of a discussion board called Wikipedia Review mainly due to Wikipedia’s obvious bias in regard to the paranormal in which the general consensus or at least the “consensus” that Wikipedia’s editors who are heavily influenced by Wale’s technocratic mind set want to promote in that any research in that area be considered “pseudo-science” and supported the views of various pseudo-skeptics such as CSICOP and James Randi’s fraudulent and rigged one million “challenge”.

          Not only that but many of their articles attack the alternative health profession as you can see by following the following link:


          In general as far as I’m concerned Wikipedia is a font of disinformation posing as an “encyclopedia”.

          The Onion had a pretty good article on Wikipedia in general where satire meets truth:



          Anyway moving from the ridiculous to the sublime:

          THE FACTORS
          (Summation of the considerations and examinations of the human spirit and the material universe completed between A.D. 1923 and 1953)
          1. Before the beginning was a Cause and the entire purpose of the Cause was the creation of effect.
          2. In the beginning and forever is the decision and the decision is TO BE.
          3. The first action of beingness is to assume a viewpoint.
          4. The second action of beingness is to extend from the viewpoint, points to view, which
          are dimension points.
          5. Thus there is space created, for the definition of space is: viewpoint of dimension. And
          the purpose of a dimension point is space and a point of view.
          6. The action of a dimension point is reaching and withdrawing.
          7. And from the viewpoint to the dimension points there are connection and interchange.
          Thus new dimension points are made. Thus there is communication.
          8. And thus there is light.
          9. And thus there is energy.
          10. And thus there is life.
          11. But there are other viewpoints and these viewpoints outthrust points to view. And there
          comes about an interchange amongst viewpoints but the interchange is never otherwise
          than in terms of exchanging dimension points.
          12. The dimension point can be moved by the viewpoint, for the viewpoint, in addition to
          creative ability and consideration, possesses volition and potential independence of action and the viewpoint, viewing dimension points, can change in relation to its own or other dimension points or viewpoints. Thus comes about all the fundamentals there are to motion.
          13. The dimension points are each and every one, whether large or small, solid. And they are solid solely because the viewpoints say they are solid.
          14. Many dimension points combine into larger gases, fluids or solids. Thus there is matter. But the most valued point is admiration, and admiration is so strong its absence alone permits persistence.
          15. The dimension point can be different from other dimension points and thus can possess an individual quality. And many dimension points can possess a similar quality, and others can possess a similar quality unto themselves. Thus comes about the quality of classes of matter.
          16. The viewpoint can combine dimension points into forms and the forms can be simple or complex and can be at different distances from the viewpoints and so there can be combinations of form. And the forms are capable of motion and the viewpoints are capable of motion and so there can be motion of forms.
          17. And the opinion of the viewpoint regulates the consideration of the forms, their stillness or their motion, and these considerations consist of assignment of beauty or ugliness to the forms and these considerations alone are art.
          18. It is the opinions of the viewpoints that some of these forms should endure. Thus there is survival.
          19. And the viewpoint can never perish but the form can perish.
          20. And the many viewpoints, interacting, become dependent upon one another’s forms
          and do not choose to distinguish completely the ownership of dimension points and so
          comes about a dependency upon the dimension points and upon the other viewpoints.
          21. From this comes a consistency of viewpoint of the interaction of dimension points and
          this, regulated is TIME.
          22. And there are universes.
          23. The universes, then, are three in number: the universe created by one viewpoint, the
          universe created by every other viewpoint, the universe created by the mutual action of
          viewpoints which is agreed to be upheld — the physical universe.
          24. And the viewpoints are never seen. And the viewpoints consider more and more that the dimension points are valuable. And the viewpoints try to become the anchor points
          and forget that they can create more points and space and forms. Thus comes about scarcity. And the dimension points can perish and so the viewpoints assume that they, too, can perish.
          25. Thus comes about death.
          26. The manifestations of pleasure and pain, of thought, emotion and effort, of thinking, of
          sensation, of affinity, reality, communication, of behavior and being are thus derived
          and the riddles of our universe are apparently contained and answered herein.
          27. There is beingness, but Man believes there is only becomingness.
          28. The resolution of any problem posed hereby is the establishment of viewpoints and
          dimension points, the betterment of condition and concourse amongst dimension points, and, thereby, viewpoints, and the remedy of abundance or scarcity in all things, pleasant or ugly, by the rehabilitation of the ability of the viewpoint to assume points of view and create and uncreate, neglect, start, change and stop dimension points of any kind at the determinism of the viewpoint. Certainty in all three universes must be regained, for certainty, not data, is knowledge.
          29. In the opinion of the viewpoint, any beingness, any thing, is better than no thing, any effect is better than no effect, any universe better than no universe, any particle better than no particle, but the particle of admiration is best of all.
          30. And above these things there might be speculation only. And below these things there is the playing of the game. But these things which are written here Man can experience and know. And some may care to teach these things and some may care to use them to assist those in distress and some may desire to employ them to make individuals and organizations more able and so give to Earth a culture of which we can be proud.
          Humbly tendered as a gift to Man by L. Ron Hubbard
          April 23, 1953

          As we can see perception of color is based on consideration and agreement.

        • Here are some things that LRH had to say about wavelengths which would include color in 8808:

          “Wavelength is the relative distance from node to node in any flow of energy. In the MEST universe, wavelength is commonly
          measured by centimeters or meters. The higher the frequency
          the shorter the wavelength is considered to be on the gradient scale of wavelengths. The lower the frequency the longer the wavelength is considered to be on a gradient scale. Radio, sound, light and other manifestations, each has its place on the gradient scale of wavelengths.
          Wavelength has no bearing upon wave characteristic, but applies to the flow or potential flow. A ridge has potential flow which, when released, may be supposed to have a wavelength. The various perceptions of the body and the thetan, each one is established by a position on the gradient scale of wavelengths. They are each one an energy flow.”

          “One of the most valuable contributions of Scientology to knowledge is the definition of a true static. A static has no motion; it has no width, length, breadth, depth; it is not held in suspension by an equilibrium of forces; it does not have ma
          ss; it does not contain wavelengths; it has no situation in time or space. Formerly a static was defined only as a motionless object which definition is not adequate, since an object—or a state of rest for an object—is attained only by an equilibrium of forces and all objects have in themselves, if only on a molecular level, motion, and exist in space which is itself an integral portion of motion. Hence we see we are dealing with a higher level static.
          The capabilities of the static are not limited.”

          PS: One can find the complete book here: 🙂

          • Ooohhh! My cherished Scn 8088 book! By the time I got my hands on Scn 8088, I already have done Book 1 and Dn 55 co-auditation (and they were a lot better than any other tech I knew) but Scn didn’t really caught my interest until I read this book (at that time and geolocation, it was an unofficial translation).

            Espiritu: Scn 8088: “A static has no motion; it has no width, length, breadth, depth; it is not held in suspension by an equilibrium of forces; it does not have mass; it does not contain wavelengths; it has no situation in time or space.” […] “The capabilities of the static are not limited.”

            This was (and is) the basic assumption underlying my comments.
            Based on the above, I just illustrated and pointed out that “The effects of color on the human soul are not intrinsic to theta”, “in reality, we cause that color causes effects on ourselves”, and also “the theta perceptics [in this case the color sight] which mimic the human body perceptions are not intrinsic to theta”, however “Intrinsic to theta might be the ability to perceive vibrations and choosing and demodulating sub-ranges to perceive or not”

            Ok, back to hitchhiking in the galaxy. 🙂


      • Robin, Would you mind telling us more about your OOBE(s). (Did you go snooping at your neighbors girls bedrooms? 🙂 )

        • Honestly the thought never occurred to me to do that sort of thing.

          But thanx for the suggestion 😉

          Seriously though I’d say being a voyeur or a peeping Tom is pretty much on the bottom of my list of things to do while ext or as you say OOBE.

          Anyway I suggest reading Creation of Human Ability the section on Route 1 what is called R1-9 the Grand Tour.

          Being exterior is pretty much deciding to be anywhere you want then being at that location.

          BTW did you know that Phobos is completely hollow?

          Most unusual for a “natural satellite”.

          Some say it’s the same as our moon. Though I haven’t verified that for myself. Though I will say the last time I was there I found traces of ice. Not what one would expect from an extraterrestrial body which supposedly doesn’t have an atmosphere.

          Anyone ever ask why even though NASA has them that they’ve never released any high def images of the moon’s surface to the general public?

          Same with Mars.

          Ironic that they bash Ron for his description of Venus in the lecture Between Lives Implants but so far our friends at NASA haven’t shown any images of the surface of Venus that contradict what he originally said.

          Funny how that goes 😉

        • RV: “on the painted desert in Arizona where I spent a lot a time riding my Harley with my hair in the breeze […] which to me is as a close to a release one can get outside of Scientology. That is while still wearing clothes 😉 “

          RV: “Honestly the thought never occurred to me to do that sort of thing. But thanx for the suggestion 😉 Seriously though I’d say being a voyeur or a peeping Tom is pretty much on the bottom of my list of things to do while ext or as you say OOBE.”

          It looks like you don’t waste your time 🙂

  2. Interesting concept Ren.

    Personally I remember a lot of my memories of the past and particularly during the “Cold War” before I got into Scientology were in black and white.

    Then after I attested to clear the world was in full vivid color 🙂

    BTW. Nothing in my opinion can compare to the sunsets here in LA.

    (Some attribute it to the particulants in the air i.e. smog and compare it favorably to the sunset after a nuclear test which is supposed to be spectacular from what I’m told 😉 )

    That said sunsets here are definitely beautiful and awesome here.

    We don’t have anything that amounts to a fall season here but I do remember them when I lived in colder climes. Leaves turning multi-colors then turning brown and falling to the ground.

    (The part I liked least when I was a kid because I was usually assigned to rake them up 😉 )

    Followed by the usual winter wonderland which I personally happy to leave.

    Though every time I go back to Canada when someone finds out I live in LA they ask me if I don’t miss the changing of the seasons?

    My response usually is that any season that involves cold and particularly snow looks great on a postcard 🙂

    The colors I love aside from LA are on the painted desert in Arizona where I spent a lot a time riding my Harley with my hair in the breeze (since they didn’t have a repressive helmet law in that state) which to me is as a close to a release one can get outside of Scientology.

    That is while still wearing clothes 😉

    Anyway I think the main thing that attracted me to Scientology was that it didn’t have the same hazards of doing drugs to attain some state of “aesthetic perfection” or “that perfect moment” and opened up the actual “Doors to Perception” 🙂

  3. Ren,
    Until I’d read this P&C instalment I must say honestly, I pretty much didn’t notice color aesthetically or really “get” what all these painters have been working and playing as artists.

    As quickly as I read your intro, I began to see more color and I’ve had a definite epiphany and an entire new means of communication has opened for me.

    Holy cats 🙂

  4. To me, the Prairies are beautiful, as magnificent as the Rockies. Such vast spaces, such openness. It’s all in the eyes (or perception) of the beholder.

  5. Colors resonate with music.
    Colours is one of my favorite songs from the folk music era:

    “Colours” lyrics

    Yellow is the color of my true love’s hair
    In the mornin’, when we rise
    In the mornin’, when we rise
    That’s the time, that’s the time
    I love the best

    Blue’s the color of the sky
    In the mornin’, when we rise
    In the mornin’, when we rise
    That’s the time, that’s the time
    I love the best

    Green’s the color of the sparklin’ corn
    In the mornin’, when we rise
    In the mornin’, when we rise
    That’s the time, that’s the time
    I love the best

    Mellow is the feelin’ that I get
    When I see her, mm hmm
    When I see her, uh huh
    That’s the time, that’s the time
    I love the best

    Freedom is a word I rarely use
    Without thinkin’, mm hmm
    Without thinkin’, uh huh
    Of the time, of the time
    When I’ve been loved

  6. Thank you for this great post Ren.

    I take great pleasure in colours and in design. The composition of a picture, photo, painting, drawing is so impacted by colour and shape and form and texture. It is those things that have always drawn me to art since I was a young one, and now bring me great pleasure in my current job as a Digital Communications Manager.

    The Australian outback is known for its striking colours and I was noting yesterday on a walk on my farm, that the changing colours of the seasons (Spring is arriving in Australia and the yellow wattle is in blossom everywhere) bring me such pleasure.

    Colour is for me, a havingness. I truly enjoy it. 🙂

  7. “Color is one of the basic tools that must be well understood and used in many areas of artistic endeavor: painting, photography, set design for stage or cine, interior design and so on.”

    From HCOB 26 February 1984, “Color”; Art Series 14. Written more from a technical perspective, but if anyone wants the issue, I can upload it here.

      • For Robin, then. 😉

        I’m not going to format this as I’ve got to go pick up my kiids, so sorry for how it transposes from pdf to this forum, but here’s the issue copied from the current (1991) edition of the Technical Volumes:

        Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
        Art Series 14
        Color is one of the basic tools that must be well understood and used in
        many areas of artistic endeavor: painting, photography, set design for stage or
        cine, interior design and so on.
        Color harmony is found by the use of a color wheel. Using a cine set as an
        example, color harmony concerns the key color in the set, which is determined
        by the color that one cannot change-as in an outdoor set where there may be
        predominantly green grass; or where the lead character must wear a specific
        color for his costume. It is the biggest amount of color in the scene, or what you
        are trying to concentrate your people’s attention on in the picture. Harmonious
        colors are based on the key color and this would then be the basic setting for the
        color wheel for sets and costumes.
        The dominant colors must integrate when put together and make the scene
        look like it belongs together (which is the reason you use a color wheel). Color
        has to be used to make something look like it belongs together, not so it’s
        “pleasing. ”
        There are four types of color harmonies most usually described in texts on
        the subject:
        1. “Direct” harmony: This is the color directly opposite the key color on
        the color wheel. This color is also known as the “complementary color”
        or “complement” to the key color. In the direct harmony one has the
        equal or lesser amount of color in the scene as complementary.
        2. “Related colors”: The immediate adjacent areas to the key color are the
        “related colors.” When you go two spaces away from the key color on a
        color wheel, you are stretching color harmony. Some color harmony
        texts refer to these adjacent colors to the key color as “analogous harmonies.

        3. “Split complementary” or “Splits”: This refers to the colors immediately
        adjacent to the complement of the key color. When you go into
        splits, you actually should apply them only to lesser image sizes and
        even then sparingly.
        The Rising Phoenix
        4. “Triadic harmony,” “Triadics” or “Triads”: This refers to the colors
        two spaces to either side of the key color’s complement. When you go
        into triadics, you are dealing with just spots of color in a picture.
        When you use triadics and splits, they have to be in small areas.
        The fewer the colors in a scene, the more integrated the scene looks.
        One color wheel that has been found useful is the Grumbacher Color Compass,
        published by M. Grumbacher, Inc., 460 West 34th Street, New York, New
        York 10001. It is available in many artist’s supply stores and may also be ordered
        directly from the publisher.
        There is another aspect of color which must be understood, and that is
        “color depth.” This is the apparency of depth (relative distance from the viewer)
        characteristic of different colors and depending on the background against which
        they appear.
        Against a white background, colors give the illusion of distance from the
        viewer in the order:
        blue-green (apparently nearest the viewer)
        yellow-green (apparently farthest from the viewer)
        Against a black background, the apparency of distance changes:
        red (nearest)
        violet (farthest)
        Color depth and color harmony must be used in conjunction.
        As an example of the use of this tech, I was once submitted a set design for
        a film which looked a bit unintegrated, as though it didn’t really belong together.
        The main fault was that a blackboard in this particular classroom scene looked
        like it was closer to the audience than the students, when it was actually farther
        away-thus robbing the set of depth. I tried to work with the color wheel to find
        some different color background for the set and discovered at that time that I
        couldn’t get the combination that had been proposed on a color wheel or on the
        depth perception chart. It turned out that the blackboard would have to be yellow
        to make the set come off.
        As another example, a proposed set design for a Greek temple I was handed
        had its color depth backwards, collapsing the set and making it look small. The
        The Rising Phoenix
        back walls and floors and pillars should have been Greek white marble, and a
        decorative frieze set in the back wall (because of the white backgrounds in this
        set) could only have been apple-green.
        The costumes would also have to have followed color depth perception fabrics
        of almost all hues were available in Greece.
        Further data on color depth may be found in the book The Techniques of
        Lighting for Television and Motion Pictures, by Gerald Millerson, and published
        by Hastings House, 10 East 40th Street, New York, New York 10016.
        According to marketing research, there is a whole index of emotional
        responses to colors. For example, blue is usually associated with knowledge or
        serenity; yellow is mostly associated with value and red prompts impulse buying.
        There have been various studies done on these associations, and it is worth the
        artist’s time to become familiar with the subject. The television lighting text
        mentioned earlier (Millerson) includes a short section on color associations.
        As an example of the use of color associations, one would not use a blue,
        connoting serenity, as a key color for a painting meant to convey terror. The
        message ends up garbled.
        The principles of color depth, color harmony and color associations are
        invaluable tools for forwarding your message. Learn them well.
        L. RON HUBBARD

        • Thanx MaBu.

          I’ve got the Art Series somewhere on my HD. Also in hard copy.

          Just been too busy to sort out my Docs which were in various formats when I transferred them from PPC to Intel etc.

          Not to mention the others acquired more recently.

  8. Color is a perceptic (C/S Series 101; Scn 0-8). A perceptic is a “sense message” (SOS). Perception is “any means of communicating below the level of knowingness. There are more than fifty perceptions used by the physical body, the best-known of which are sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell. (CONA Gloss)” (Technical Dictionary). Below “Knowingness” is “Lookingness”, and “Emotingness”, “Effortingness”, and so on. One can suppose then, that above “Lookingness” – Knowingness – there is no sense perceptions as that is a via for the thetan to observe the MEST universe. Color is part of the MEST universe, and the amount of color one records as a “sense perceptic” would be related to the state of case of the individual. I am sure some cases see only in shades of gray; some in dull, dreary colours; some in vibrant colours. And then there is Static.

    • “. I am sure some cases see only in shades of gray; some in dull, dreary colours; some in vibrant colours”

      This is interesting Chris. The dwindling spiral at work. The case is lower toned and so sees a dull day and thinks to itself-“what a dull horrible day”. That consideration then cements the attitude.

      • It also works conversely as well in some cases.

        Areas that have more sunlight and vibrant colors seem to have lower suicide rates then those that don’t.

        For instance Seattle where it rains 366 (that’s a joke) days of the year has a higher suicide rate then LA.

        That said certain colors especially if too garish tend to repel people after a while which is why fast food places tend to specialize in this type of color scheme.

        To get people in and then out as fast as possible.

        Yet casinos use a similar but more subtle color scheme that many find inviting and attractive which tends to keep people there.

        Like subliminal advertising color can be used to manipulate people.

      • Very true, 4a:

        “The only happiness you will ever find lies within you.

        Our attitude toward life makes every possible difference to our living.

        The day you stop building your own environment, when you stop creating your own surroundings, when you stop waving a magic hand and gracing everything around you with magic and beauty, things cease to be magical and beautiful.

        They find only what they themselves put there. People become unhappy about life because they have ceased to make life.

        L. Ron Hubbard”

        [Extracted from the Journal of Scientology, Issue 41-G, “Is It Possible to Be Happy?” published early December 1954]

  9. So many informative, interesting posts happening – a kind community forwarding intelligent discussion. The spirit of art, culture, poetry and candles is alive and well and living at Milestone Two…

    In the words of the common man, “She got the groove Dude!”

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