As Wauters’ title indicates the book offers color and sound homeopathic solutions to healing issues, a self help type book. However, while her discussion incorporates color and sound, she typically relates it back to working with chakras. She spends two chapters being a cheerleader for homeopathic medicine yet she doesn’t really offer a big picture on the homeopathic practice. While giving an overview of the history and background, she includes vague allusions to scientific studies. Yet she doesn’t give strong information. If she’s trying to scientifically validate her work for the use of color and sound then she fails to provide enough details to support her thesis.
Wauters is realistic in promoting her therapies stating “Ascribing more to these remedies than they actually do would not serve healing.” So in this brief statement she acknowledges the limitations this type of healing method has. She’s also realistic about how the physical body is affected including genetic predisposition.
Aside from the preliminary background information, the majority of the book is broken into two sections. The first section covers the chakra qualities with sound and color. Wauters includes sections on determining color and sound remedies; relates each major chakra to a color and note. She gives an overview of the areas affected or controlled by the chakra.
About a third of the book is devoted to the second major section and covers the following:
- The color she chose to focus on, its associations and how it is perceived by the eye.
- Ways to use the color homeopathically
- Coordination of the color with sound
- Contraindications for using the color
- Remedies related to the color and sound
- Mini case studies.
At the end of the book, Wauters provides some useful charts and an energy assessment for the chakras. The charts include physical and emotional/mental therapeutics which offers a quick reference of color and sound relating to symptoms. She also includes a brief section on Homeopathic potency choices which discusses in slightly more detail some of the testing and results.
Wauters does not provide the reader any suggestions on how to use these techniques. She does in her afterward tell the reader how to buy her products. There is little practical usage advice in this book. The largest section discussing the colors is interesting but offers little practical advice for using color or sound therapy.
This book isn’t a how-to book and it doesn’t give enough scientific validation to Wauters' theory. In the end, it feels a great deal like a sales tool. Wauters refers to her other works and in the afterward tells the reader how they can buy a set of color/sound homeopathic remedies. Though it may not have been her intent, this book comes across like a smooth talking snake oil salesman. It could be these remedies are amazing helpful tools which work exactly as directed but the way they are presented in this book leaves the reader wondering at their validity.
~review by Eileen Troemel
Author: Ambika Wauters
Crossing Press, 2007