Color perception plays the important role in psychological processes of a human being. We can see a large palette of colors and each of them may influence our mod and even mental state. People have different periods in their lives when they either don’t need any bright colors or are eager to wear all the shades of the rainbow combined in one and the same outfit. From time to time you might also have noticed that you want to get wrapped in gray woolen coat or put the sky blue ballerina shoes on. These wishes may speak about various inner factors and desires of a person. Subconsciously we perceive the colors along with associating them with certain general concepts in our mind. That doesn’t man a certain color is always a sign of a certain concept and the people dressed up in gray express fear and uncertainty. On should always keep in mind that there is an enormous number of shads and gray color may look different depending upon the material texture, light and shade play, whole outfit and image of the person wearing it.
Nowadays it became a trend in the human society to think about the nature and the ways we can reduce the negative impact of the humankind on the environment. A great number of “green” projects are developed every year. However, some of these seemingly useful ideas produce not so positive effect as it may be expected.
For instance, let’s take solar batteries. They are meant to save energy and prevent natural resources from exhaustion and they cope with this task successfully. But on the other hand, their glitter disorients pilots and increases the risk of air disasters. The project of creating 170 huge solar batteries in the desert of California can cause mass mortality of birds, disorientation of pilots and even attract the BBC rockets with thermal homing system.
Hypnosis is a spiritual practice with a long history though it was not viewed from the scientific point of view till the nineteenth century when this term was introduced into the world of science by James Braid in 1841. However, hypnosis was already used in the ancient times in religious and medical purposes.
Nowadays hypnosis is widely practiced by the psychologists who try to extract some painful memories from a person’s past with the help of it to define the origin of his or her present problems. However, if you do not trust a stranger with your inner world you may perform the procedure of self-hypnosis after making some simple preparations.
The Christian traditions may appear to be far more surprising than it may seem at the first sight. The world of Christians may appear to be as diverse as the whole world. And one of the most unusual discoveries may be the Christmas celebration traditions in Japan.
There are a few Christians in Japan, approximately 1 % of the population. The Japanese people are incredible tolerant to the followers of different religions and denominations. Christmas celebrations with decorated fur-trees, bright tinsels and sparkling garlands soon became popular in Japan. The celebrating traditions are liked by all the people but they still remain just a nominal and formal holiday. The laconism and moderation of Japanese art objects and interiors of the houses contrasts with the pompous luxury of Shinto temples. That’s why all the people in Japan like Christmas with its bright read and green decorations. By the way, red is considered to be the color of solemnity and prosperity in Eastern countries.
The term refers to children who ostensibly have extraordinary and supernatural abilities. Scientifically it is not proven that those children have any abilities. The term appeared in the 1970s. The idea was developed by Nancy Ann Tappe, Jan Tobber and Lee Carroll. “The Indigo Child is a boy or girl who displays a new and unusual set of psychological attributes, revealing a pattern of behavior generally undocumented before. This pattern has singularly unique factors that call for parents and teachers to change their treatment and upbringing of these kids to assist them in achieving balance and harmony in their lives, and to help them avoid frustration” (Lee Carroll & Jan Tober).