Symbolism

Symbolism of the white chamber: in the exploration of the colour that contains all colours.

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White is the symbol of purity, innocence, wholeness, truth  and completeness. Using white furniture and shades of white to the wall in the white chamber reflects a genuine love between husband and wife. As a symbol, white represents light, the opposite of dark and in contrast to black. White is not a colour, but contains all colours, the complete spectrum of light.

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In the spirit, white represents perfection, harmony and synchronicity. Children and brides wear white, innocent and pure. The white lily represents new life, resurrection and heaven.  The colour white imparts healing and reflects glory.

Animals that are white are considered sacred to many cultures. For example, a white elephant was considered very sacred to the people of historical Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand and Laos.

In some Asian cultures, white is considered to be a colour that represents death. White also represented death in ancient Egypt,  presenting the lifeless desert that covered much of the country; black was held to be the colour of life, representing the mud-covered fertile lands created by the flooding of the Nile and giving the country its name (Kemet, or “black land”). The association of white with purity and peace is used by many religions. In Judeo-Christian tradition, white represents the purity and divinity of God’s Word given to his followers.

White and black has the biggest visual contrast, this can easily be associated to other opposite concepts such as day and night, or good and evil.  White often represents purity or innocence in Western cultures. In most Western countries white is the colour worn by brides at weddings.  Angels are typically depicted as clothed in white robes.

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Meaning of White: 

Purity, harmony, balance, spirit, sincerity, angels, oneness, moon, goddess, new beginnings, simplicity, peace, good, innocence, virginity, youth, birth, marriage, perfection, winter, snow, cold, freshness, cleanliness, sterile, reverence, protection on all levels, divinity, cleansing, spirituality inspiration, invoking of good, spiritual truth, serenity, spiritual self, newness, precision.

White Words: 

Of the colour white: snow, pearl, pale, antique white, ivory, chalk, milk white, lily, smoke, seashell, old lace, cream, linen, ghostly, beige, cornsilk, alabaster, paper, whitewash, powder.

White gemstones:

Calcite, Diamond, Quartz Crystal, Herkimer Diamond, Howlite, Moonstone, Opal, Selenite, White Zircon, Cubic Zirconia.

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