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The Meaning of White

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The color white has several different meanings and interpretations, which can be culturally, psychologically, and its meanings in different religions. The Meanings of White White in Culture Religion PSYCHOLOGICAL
PROPERTIES FUN FACTS ABOUT WHITE! Did You Know... - Universally, a white flag signifies truce? More Countries! Western Countries: Brides and weddings
Angels
Hospitals, doctors
Peace - the white dove
Purity and cleanliness In Thailand: White elephants are considered favorable and fortunate. IN CHRISTIANITY: The symbolic meaning of the color white was purity and virtue.
White also has a Biblical meaning for holiness and is the Christian color for all high Holy Days and festival days of the Church Year, especially the seasons of Christmas and Easter.
The Pope is associated with the color white
The color white (pristine white) is used for baptism, marriage, ordination, and dedications IN ISLAM White clothing is worn during required pilgrimage to Mecca, or Ihram pilgrimage (Hajj). Called Ihram clothing. IN JUDAISM During the rituals of Yom Kippur, the ceremony of atonement, the rabbi dresses in white, along with the members of the congregation, to restore the bonds between God and his followers. Shinto (traditional Japanese religion) An area of white gravel or stones marks a sacred place, called a niwa. These places were dedicated to the kami, spirits which had descended from the heavens or had come across the sea.
Later, temples of Zen Buddhism in Japan often featured a Zen garden, where white sand or gravel was carefully raked to look like rivers or streams, designed as objects of meditation. In the Morman Church: In the temples of the Mormons, only white clothing is worn inside once the member has been officially dedicated, due to white symbolizing purity. Elizabethan Times The color white(in clothing) was used to show the status of a man or a woman during the Elizabethan times. The color white reflected their social, religious, biblical, and Christian symbolism.
The pure white colored clothing was worn by the wealthy. Only those who could keep their clothes clean (they had servants) would wear the pure white color.
Queen Elizabeth is famously pictured in a pristine white gown conveying a visual image of the 'Virgin Queen' CHINA Age
Humility Positive connotations of white include: innocence, cleanliness, equality, complete and whole, simplicity, immaculate and neat, pristine and open.
Some negative are: sterile, empty, isolated, cautious, critical and boring.
Some believe a white picket fence surrounds a safe and happy home.
How the color white can affect us mentally and physically
*aids mental clarity
* encourages us to clear clutter or obstacles
* evokes purification of thoughts or actions
* enables fresh beginnings
Even the color of fresh snow brings up images of a peaceful and pure winter scene. White is also used lots for charities and non-profit organizations to denote something good and positive.
White usually is associated with being pure and almost heavenly.
Angels are usually depicted wearing white robes.
The ancient Greeks wore white to bed to ensure pleasant dreams.
"White heat" is a state of intense enthusiasm, anger, devotion, or passion. More Facts! To whitewash is to gloss over defects or make something seem presentable that isn't.
A “white knight” is a rescuer.
A white list contains favored items (as opposed to a blacklist).
A “white sale” is a sale of sheets, towels, and other bed and bath items.
A “whited sepulcher” is a person who is evil inside but appears good on the outside, a hypocrite.
“White lightning” is slang for moonshine, a home brewed alcohol.
A white room is a clean room as well as a temperature-controlled, dust-free room for precision instruments. In Catholicism: The Pope wearing white Mormon: Mormon woman wearing white for church. In Judaism: A Jewish Rabbi In Islam: Male and Female Irham clothing A Japanese Zen Garden
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