The Rainbow Theory of the Chakras

In the west the charkas are typically associated with the colours of the rainbow. This is primarily down to the philosopher and researcher Christopher Hills, who in his book, Nuclear Evolution, published in the early 1970s, suggests that each of the Chakras corresponds to one of the seven colours of the spectrum. Although the psychological aspects of this theory did not catch on, matching the seven chakras with the seven colours of the spectrum caught the imagination of the public and consequently many of the books produced after this time show the Chakras in rainbow colours.