Chromotherapy in the Field of Advanced Pranic Healing: A case of Persian to English

Document Type: Original Article


1 Faculty of Persian Literature and Foreign Languages, Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran

2 Faculty of Persian Literature and Foreign Languages, Islamic Azad University, Imam Ali University, Tehran, Iran


This study focused on the role of appropriate equivalence selection of colors in the field of Advanced Pranic Healing (APH), based on Mona Baker’s equivalence, both at word level and above word level. The participants included 40 bachelor’s students studying in the field of English translation. Participants received the Colors’ Translation Test (CTT) included in the book “Advanced Pranic Healing” written by Choa Kuk Sui. The translated colors from English into Persian were then used in the treatment process of ten patients. Inaccurate translation of colors had negative consequences in patients. The findings also showed that equivalence above word level could be more problematic than the word level. The destructive consequences of inaccurate translation of colors in the field of APH, encourages translators to gain background knowledge of the field they are trying to translate. This study also supported therapy implications of color translation and teachers, translators and pranic healers may benefit from the findings of the study


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