In 1983 the Aura-Soma Colour Care System was created by Vicky Wall, a practising chiropodist, pharmacist and herbalist. She was 66 years old at the time and clinically blind. She had no idea what she was doing when she found herself one night in her laboratory formulating a mixture comprising different layers and colours of natural ingredients. Yet over the following years thousands of people were attracted to the dual coloured bottles she created and allowed her to arrive at a formal body of solidly researched scientific knowledge on colour. Why did people choose certain bottles as their favourites? What effect did the bottles have on their lives? What were the individual's life dynamics before and after exposure to or use of the bottles? Over a period of a few short years, Vicky was able to say with absolute certainty "Colour speaks a language of its own". Today the process of unlocking the secrets concerning Aura-Soma is in full swing, particularly the consciousness aspects of the system. There are currently thousands of teachers and students worldwide.

Aura-Soma is now based on more than 100 vibrant dual coloured bottles. It is a non-intrusive colour care system which offers the opportunity for awareness and transformation. It invites clients to work from the deepest level of their being, empowering them to help themselves. A trained practitioner can help interpret the meaning of the colours in relation to deep emotional, mental, physical and spiritual issues. An initial consultation lasts up to an hour and a half. Through their colour preferences, Aura-Soma brings consciousness and insight from a deep inner level to the everyday lives of clients. During the consultation they gain insight into their current situation and the larger pattern of their life story. The colour choice reveals the gifts, challenges and opportunities of the client. What is needed to be overcome so that the gifts can come through?

It is not fortune telling. In making a selection of preferences it is as if something deep inside responds and knows exactly what is going on in the client's life. "You are the colours you choose and these reflect your beings' needs" said Vicky. If the cause of dis-ease is forgetting who we are, Aura-Soma helps to remember. Colour both opens the doors to hidden rooms within and is a means of healing what is found there. Aura-Soma is especially suited for those who wish to come to a new focus in their life and/or who wish to develop themselves.

Aura-Soma is not a therapy in the traditional sense since it makes no claims to heal medical conditions. What it does do is address the whole question of what lies behind dis-ease. Aura-Soma is about what is right with you, not what is wrong with you. It supports you to come to a greater ease within yourself.

The Miracle of Color Healing by Vicky Wall, Aquarian/Thorsons Press, London, 1990. Re-issued in 2005 as Aura-Soma, Self Discovery through Color, published by Inner Traditions, USA

Aura-Soma, Healing Through Color, Plant, and Crystal Energy by Irene Dalichow and Mike Booth, Hay House, 1996

Aura Soma products are available from the following outlets:

Cathleen Morley (Mail Order), 01-2857731

Angel Times, 26 Thomas Street, Limerick

Angel Light, Shipquay St, Derry

Healing Earth, Church St, Athlone

Life Changes, Blackrock

Natural Rhythms, Belfast

The Angel Shop, Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre

Healing Earth, Eyre Square Shopping Centre, Galway

Goodness Me, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal

Food for Life, Callan, Co. Killkenny, 056-7725777

Áit an Turas, Achill Island, 087-278 9912