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the only truth I know is my own experience

Why is the rose colour so powerful? July 10, 2010

Filed under: thoughts — axinia @ 6:31 pm

This colour is probably the most impressive and is known to be most comforting for the heart-sick people.  There are many reasons the rose/pink colour has such a power over humans  – see my earlier post on it here.

Now I came across one sweet anthropological theory telling that in fact we feel attracted towards rose colour just because this is the only colour we could percept from our time at the mother’s womb. Basically seeing this colour awakens in us the deepest unconsious memories of the most comfortable period in our existence… remember? 🙂

LOVE, axinia


10 Responses to “Why is the rose colour so powerful?”

  1. Shailendra Sharma Says:

    I obviously do not ‘remember’ but I can well imagine. Mothers… they surely are always the most amazing… nothing, absolutely nothing can describe those emotions or rather ‘state of being’…

    No wonder Lotuses are pink too; the Crown of the Primordial Mother can give re-birth to us adults and impart those crystalline child-like qualities and that undescribable, ever-lasting Joy!!

  2. Terry Says:

    The womb makes a very emotionally satisfying explanation. Red of any shade is also the color of the god Mars or the Hindu counterpart Angaraka. In that context rose can be associated with courage, confidence, duty, and discipline. As a flower the rose is probably the most prized across all cultures. Maybe it holds such power because of all flowers it best symbolizes the duality of material life–a delight to the senses yet only inches away from the danger of the thorn.

  3. swaps Says:

    The anthropological fact is interesting. Thanks!

  4. pooyan Says:

    maybe true, but only one small problem;
    Can one see anything at that time, I mean the child in the womb, or how is it? Got confused a bit … 🙂

  5. nmirel Says:

    it is fascinating that there are various articles mostly in japanese but also in english about small children recalling their experiences in the womb

    in the last three decades, research psychology has invested heavily in infant studies and uncovered many previously hidden talents of both the fetus and the newborn baby. The findings are surprising: babies are more sensitive, more emotional, and more cognitive than we used to believe.
    Scholars in this field respect the full range of evidence of infant capabilities:
    – By only 14 weeks gestational age (g.a.), the taste buds are formed, and ultrasound shows both sucking and swallowing
    Hearing begins earlier than anyone thought possible: at 16 weeks. The ear is not complete until about 24 weeks, a fact revealing the complex nature of listening, which includes reception of vibes through our skin, skeleton, and vestibular system as well as the ear

    – our sense of sight also develops before birth, although our eyelids remain fused from week 10 through 26. Nevertheless, babies in the womb will react to a light flashed on the mother’s abdomen. By the time of birth, vision is well-advanced, though not yet perfect.

    I was a premature baby, cesarean who stayed a few weeks in neonatal intensive care unit.

    Not long ago, experts in pediatrics and psychology were teaching that babies were virtually blind, had no sense of color, couldn’t recognize their mothers, and heard in “echoes. They believed babies cared little about sharp changes in temperature at birth and had only a crude sense of smell and taste. Their pain was “not like our pain,” their cries not meaningful, their smiles were “gas,” and their emotions undeveloped. Worst of all, most professionals believed babies were not equipped with enough brain matter to permit them to remember, learn, or find meaning in their experiences.

    it is argued that some babies remember at a very deep level of consciousness their primal journey, the way they entered this world and their are some folks out there who indeed remember their own birth.

    human beings are indeed unique at the very threshold of life:)

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