Diagnostic and Therapeutic Elements in Ligh-Darkness-Color, by Chantal Bernard and Janny MagerRudolf Steiner College Press
The goal of this publication is to show how Light-Darkness-Color therapy, for which Liane Collot d'Herbois gave the creative impulse, provides the basis for precise, complete and reliable diagnosis of a patient's condition with regard to different symptoms and their interrelationships. From there it is possible, in collaboration with a doctor, to offer a therapeutic plan adapted to this individual's particular needs.
Part 1 of this book is dedicated to the study of a key lecture by Rudolf Steiner, which allows us first to lay some basis essential to understanding the human constitution in relation to its different spiritual, soul, etheric, and physical constituents and the different currents that stream through them. We will also find there a conception of pathology from two essential notions-formation of foreign bodies and tendency to an illness similar to congenital consumption-and some general elements of how to conduct a therapy.
Part 2 shows how these elements correspond directly to the conceptions of the human being in health or illness according to the Light-Darkness-Color approach. Part 3 demonstrates, through analysis of free pictures by the patients in charcoal and in color, how we can begin to establish a diagnosis in relation to the two pathological tendencies described. Then we assemble the elements of diagnosis and therapy for the different types of depression related to the cardinal organs: liver, kidney, lung, and heart. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Elements in Light-Darkness-Color is for art therapists, medical professionals, artists, and anyone interested in the relationship of light, darkness, and color to the human organism.