Aura-Soma founder Vicky Wall's 100th birthday
The 20th August 2018 marks a very special day for Aura-Soma. It would have been the 100th birthday of Vicky Wall, Aura-Soma’s founder and creator. Here, we tell you the story of this remarkable woman and her silent role in everyone’s Aura-Soma journey.
THE BEGINNING OF AURA-SOMA
After dedicating her life to the welfare of others as a surgical chiropodist, Vicky Wall retired due to clinical blindness. At the age of 70, she immersed herself into a world of meditation and wellbeing, which led to the creation of the first Equilibrium bottles in 1983.
The idea came to her one evening, where she worked in her small home laboratory mixing oils, water, herbs and plant extracts to create the first ever version of the dual coloured Equilibrium bottles. She did all of this by feel, guided by instinct.
Come morning, the light radiated through the coloured layers that we are all so familiar with today.
“Suddenly, I felt energised, happy, the physical tiredness I had been feeling lifted. The concept of balance came into my mind, as if it had been whispered – a state of balance that is beyond stasis and which is known as Equilibrium. They could be known by no other name. Equilibrium was born and she was beautiful,”
Vicky Wall, on the creation of Equilibrium
The bottles captured the imagination of everyone they came into contact with, inspiring Vicky to create more colour combinations by infusing plant, crystal, and colour energies. But why did someone choose a particular colour combination?
It was this question that saw her conduct extensive research which still influences our Aura-Soma consultations today. It became clear that the colours you’re drawn to, are the colours you need. They are a true window to the soul.
THE FUTURE OF AURA-SOMA
Before her passing in 1991, Vicky handed over stewardship of Aura-Soma to Mike Booth, entrusting him to introduce Aura-Soma to the world. Their shared importance of personal wellbeing and vitality, and the need to create conscious change on the planet has ensured that Aura-Soma has remained on course, positively impacting people in over 90 countries worldwide.
Mike’s interest in the philosophies of Rudolph Steiner - particularly in the area of biodynamic farming - has seen Aura-Soma adopt a ‘Soil to Soul’ philosophy that Vicky would have been incredibly happy to see brought to fruition.
Vicky’s work reignited interest into the ancient mystery of colour and brought to the forefront once again its effects on emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing.
Inspired by pioneers of colour exploration, such as Aristotle, the Roman physician-philosopher Paracelsus, Isaac Newton, Goethe, and Rudolf Steiner, Vicky Wall contributed to explorations of colour in science, medicine and wellness.
Through Vicky’s work we have learnt that colour is a universal language, with deeply individual meanings – offering keys to who we are, why we are here, and what we need for our greater wellbeing and vitality.
Thanks to Vicky’s work, and Mike's continued life of dedication to it, we are all closer to understanding the role colour plays in protecting our aura and becoming the best version of ourselves. Happy birthday Vicky, and thank you for all the good you brought into the world!