by Acolophon » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:21 pm
Some people may be wondering why I seem to be so obsessive about the colours of the symbols, As I understand it when Dr Rhines' assistant Zener designed the cards he tried to think of every way a thought could be transmitted, if it were possible at all. He cleverly came up with the five shapes with which we are now so familiar. He decided on a circle, which is composed of one line and a cross,two lines, three wavy lines, replaced a triangle, because the star (number 5) is composed of,five triangles on a pentagon. Four lines for a square and five lines for a pentacle star. Thus a thought could theoretically be sent as a shape or a number. He also gave each shape a different colour. (viz. Red, yellow and blue,the primary colours, plus green and black, as I remember). Unfortunately I can't remember which shape was what colour and that is my problem. So if any 'mature' members can remember buying Rhyne cards in the 50's or 60's please let me know.