I’ve included this section simply because I found it interesting how many "belief systems" (for lack of a better term) incorporate color - most associating it with energy and energy flows stemming from light waves. Some of the Feng Shui sites place importance on the possession of ammolite, calling it the seven color prosperity stone or the Kirin stone. Their reasons may be different from the Blood Indians, but the result is the same. Ammolite represents prosperity & balance - good luck, good health, & abundance - all which I have personally experienced since ammolite came into my life.
I do not know enough about any of these beliefs to tell you much more about them. If you are interested in learning more, I would start with a search topic like "meaning of color" or "seven colors of prosperity" (also try using colours instead of colors). You will find all sorts of sites, talking about Feng Shui, chakras, astrology, metaphysical, spiritual, reflexology, natural healing, holistic healing, alternative health, color therapy, the Bible, etc.
One thing that surprised me was that I have always thought of a rainbow as 6 colors - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, & purple. All of these sites talk of the 7 colors of the rainbow - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo (a color between blue and violet, sometimes called a purple blue), and violet. In fact, these 7 spectral colors were the ones listed by Issac Newton in the 1600’s when he described the rainbow produced by a prism. Each of the 7 spectral colors can be represented by a single wavelength of light, ranging from 700 nanometers at the red end of the spectrum to 400 nanometers at the violet end of the spectrum. Purple however is a mix of red and violet and is a combination of other light waves, rather than a single wavelength of light.
On the Miscellaneous Information page, I noted the difference between diffraction and refraction, which I found interesting based on the number of people that say they feel energy or vibrations from ammolite. I also find interesting the number of sites that caution that too much of a good thing becomes a bad thing - for example, red stimulates whereas an overabundance of red over stimulates, leading to rage and anger.
The sites/beliefs vary quite a bit on what they attribute to each color. Besides general emotions, many go into which colors are associated to which chakras, which planets, which ailments, etc. Most do seem to attribute these basic qualities to the various spectral colors -
Red - stimulates energy & passion
Orange - generates creativity
Yellow - stimulates wisdom & intellect
Green - stimulates growth & abundance
Blue - promotes peace, health, & harmony
Indigo - promotes dignity & integrity
Violet - promotes spirituality & meditation
If you would like more detailed information about these seven rainbow colors, you might start with Emily Gems Seven Rays of the Rainbow or Color Meaning, which looks at additional colors.
Note - some Feng Shui sites describe the seven colors slight differently - ruby crimson, fiery orange, amber yellow, emerald green, jade, azure and mauve. For Feng Shui, the combination of Red (especially Crimson), Green (especially Emerald) and Yellow (especially Amber) appear to be considered one of the most meaningful for ammolite.
~ Colors have different traditional meanings, depending on culture
and other belief systems.
~ Colors impact on our emotions - exciting, calming, etc.
~ Colors are specific wavelengths of energy, except for purple, which is a
~ Colors can be used to balance Qi (Chi)(life energy).
~ Colors can be used to balance nature’s elements - fire, earth, metal,
water, and wood.
~ Colors are associated to chakras.
~ Colors are associated to planets.
~ Colors can be used in alternative treatments for ailments.
~ Colors can . . .
And colors can be just plain pretty!
Regardless of exactly why you like a color, you can find a vibrant representative of it in ammolite.
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