A comprehensive guide to the therapeutic benefits of light and color and how they affect our physical and psychological well-being.

• Shares scientific research on how different wavelengths of light influence our cells, brain function, sleep patterns, and emotional stability

• Examines several forms of light therapy, including chromotherapy, heliotherapy, actinotherapy, and thermotherapy

• Explains how to use light and color therapy, maximize the benefits of sunlight, and avoid the health risks of new light sources such as compact fluorescents and LEDs 

Light Therapies - Book coverBeginning with sun worship in prehistory and sunshine therapies in ancient Egypt, Greece, and India, light has long been associated with the sublime, the divine, and healing.Yet only recently have we begun to understand how different parts of the light spectrum, from infrared to ultraviolet, can affect our physical and psychological well-being.

Covering the historic, scientific, and spiritual aspects of light and its role in energy medicine, Anadi Martel explores the vibrational nature of light and the interaction between light, biology, and consciousness. He demonstrates light’s incredible effects on the physical, energetic, and cognitive dimensions of life and examines several forms of light therapy, including chromotherapy (color therapy), heliotherapy (sun therapy), actinotherapy (ultraviolet therapy), and thermotherapy (infrared therapy). He details how to use light therapy daily, get optimal benefits from sunlight, and avoid the health risks of new artificial lighting such as compact fluorescents and LEDs. Combining his own 30 years of research with practical insight from the many phototherapy pioneers he’s encountered, the author examines scientific studies on how specific wavelengths of light influence our cells and DNA, brain function, sleep patterns, and emotional stability; speed the healing of wounds; and are effective in the treatment of disease, including arthritis, stroke, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and brain and nerve injuries. Exploring the spiritual aspects of light, the author explains why auras and halos have been used to represent sages and saints of all traditions, revealing the intimate link between light and consciousness.

Investigating the many laser, monochrome, audiovisual, and infrared machines designed to heal disease and treat emotional disorders, Martel also reveals promising medical applications for light that are currently in development, inviting the reader not only to appreciate the complexities of light but to maximize its therapeutic dimensions.

​A French version of the book is also available – see here.

Anadi Martel

Anadi MartelPhysicist and expert in electronics, Anadi Martel designs experimental instruments for use in the exploration of sound and light. He also acts as a consultant for special projects for diverse organizations such as IMAX, Cirque du Soleil and the Metropolitan Opera of New York. His sound spatialization devices have been used throughout the world, by artists of international renown as well as by NASA.

Early in his career, he became interested in the interaction between technology and consciousness. His thirty years of research in this field brought him to the creation of the multi-sensorial Sensora system, which he continues to develop in his laboratory in Quebec.

Considered to be one of the most advanced systems in the world in this field, the Sensora combines audio, visual and kinesthetic stimulation to produce a profound integrative experience, effective as therapeutic support in numerous clinical applications.

​During seven years up to 2018, Anadi Martel was president of the International Light Association (ILA), a group of researchers exploring the therapeutic applications of light. The ILA acts as a bridge between leading scientists offering their latest research, and the practitioners of the diverse forms of Light Therapy.


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Gerald H. Pollack

Ph.D, Professor of Bioengineering, University of Washington; Executive Director, Institute for Venture Science; Editor-in-chief, WATER; author, The Fourth Phase of Water.

“Plants use light effectively. Why not humans? Would Mother Nature take a strategy developed so effectively for the plant kingdom, and wantonly squander it as she created the animal kingdom? In an articulate and beautifully illustrated book, physicist and long-term president of the International Light Association, Anadi Martel, authoritatively describes therapeutic effects of light in a comprehensive, reader-friendly fashion, beginning with the nature of light and the ancient history of light therapeutics, all the way to the modern, exponentially growing field of science and medicine that uses light as a foundation. The book is liberally sprinkled with highlighted boxes containing little-known facts and fascinating insights. It’s a joy to read. Highly recommended.”

Ray Gottlieb

O.D., Ph.D., Dean, College of Syntonic Optometry

“Light Therapies is brilliant, a star among books about light. It is a must-read for everyone interested in the field of light – beginners, experts, lay-people, health and wellness practitioners, teachers and scientists. It covers the broadest spectrum of information about the historic, scientific, healing, and spiritual aspects of light’s past, present and future. Anadi’s clear writing style, the modern page layout and the many illustrations and photos are inviting and easy on the readers’ eyes and mind. Even after my 40-plus years of devoted study of light, I found something new to me and very useful on almost every page of each chapter. Light Therapies is a spectacular achievement. I enjoyed it and recommend it without reservation.”

Larry B. Wallace

O.D., Ph.D. Former President of the International Light Association and the College of Syntonic Optometry

“Anadi Martel has given us a masterful work on the myriad applications of color and light. His work is beautiful as well as informational, and perfectly crafted. It is a pleasure to read for all who are interested in the fields of light and color. This book is a major contribution to the field and a valuable addition to any library."

James L. Oschman

Ph.D., author of Energy Medicine: the Scientific Basis

“Both conventional and alternative medicines are making new and important therapeutic advances every day, steadily expanding our range of choices for effective prevention and treatment. Sooner or later most of us will be faced with selecting the best approach for maintaining our own health and for handling health conditions that may arise. Few realize that light and color, even though they are so familiar and ever present around us, provide some of the most precious and effective of our treatment options.

In this wonderfully detailed and beautifully illustrated book, Anadi Martel has thoroughly documented the present status of this rapidly advancing and very exciting field as has never been done before. As with any medical exploration, it is a story made even more fascinating when Anadi tells us of his meetings with the leading personalities involved, the pioneering and now iconic figures who developed our present understandings. The book comes at a time when more and more people are not well, suffering from accelerating epidemics of major debilitating diseases. Follow Anadi’s remarkable scientific and spiritual journey as he uncovers for us the essence of light and its diverse therapeutic applications. Here you will find the fascinating physics of light described with accuracy that can only be provided by a physicist, but also with the clarity that can only come from a person with a real love and passion for communicating science in ways anyone can easily understand. You will discover miraculous features of our eyes, and that there are also several “extraocular” visual pathways.

As we move toward the medicine of the future, all of us need to know how light and color can benefit us. Anadi does not hesitate to present the unanswered questions about light – important for the budding researcher looking for topics for exploration. These are questions that can create the important discoveries and successful research careers of the future. Whether light therapy is a new or an old subject for you, this is the most valuable and enjoyable and up-to-date book you can read. It is no surprise, then, that Anadi has integrated the wisdom he has acquired into a remarkable therapeutic tool called Sensora that harnesses the beneficial properties of both light and sound to provide a peaceful yet powerful healing environment.”


ILA Talkshow
  • 13/01/2021
  • The scientific basis of color therapy with Anadi Martel

ILA Talkshow

Anadi Martel and Jacob Liberman are interviewed in the first Talkshow episode for 2021 of the International Light Association.

Everything Imaginable Podcast
  • 11/01/2021
  • The Physics Behind the Healing Power of Light with Anadi Martel

Everything Imaginable Podcast

Anadi Martel is interviewed in the Everything Imaginable "podcast for curious minds".

4th Conference of the Australasian Light Association
  • 25/10/2020 - POSTPONED TO 2021 DUE TO COVID-19
  • Perth, Australia

4th Conference of the Australasian Light Association

Anadi Martel is a featured speaker at ALA 4th conference dedicated to light professionals and others interested in the therapeutic effects of light and colour.

LumiCeuticals Virtual Conference
  • 09/10/2020
  • Discover the Healing Potential of Light

LumiCeuticals Virtual Conference

Learn from international experts like our featured speaker, author Anadi Martel, along with other doctors, massage therapists, reiki masters, about ways that light, color, harmonic resonance frequencies are profoundly impacting our mind, body and spirit. Presented by www.shinewithlight.com

Healing with Vibration Summit
  • 22/09/2020
  • Online Summit

Healing with Vibration Summit

Objective: to explore the many ways we can change our energy/vibration and move towards improved health. Anadi Martel is a featured expert on "Light: Power, Potential and Healing".

Limbic Light Podcast
  • 27/08/2020
  • Upgrading Consciousness Using Sensora Colour & Sound Therapy

Limbic Light Podcast

Limbic Light Podcast is a show dedicated to spreading information all about light, colour and other innovative energy-based therapies. The host, Maniisha Bluntschli, interviews Anadi Martel over two episodes.

'Na Rubu Znanosti' TV show
  • 18/09/2019
  • Interview with Anadi Martel

'Na Rubu Znanosti' TV show

Anadi Martel is interviewed on the popular Croatian TV show “Na Rubu Znanosti” during the 2019 conference of the International Light Association in Pula, Croatia

Doc of Detox Show
  • 04/09/2019
  • Healing with Light and Color with Anadi Martel

Doc of Detox Show

Anadi Martel is interviewed by Dr. Darrell Wolfe on his web program that can be listened to online. It is followed by a separate Q & A

87th International Conference on Light and Vision
  • 17/05/2019
  • St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA

87th International Conference on Light and Vision

The College of Syntonic Optometry is an active educational organization established in 1933. Its members include optometrists and other health professionals from around the world. Anadi Martel presents "Mysteries of Gamma brainwaves".

Tesla Mania Event
  • 13/04/2019
  • Metro Toronto Convention Center, Canada

Tesla Mania Event

Anadi Martel is an expert guest speaker at the Tesla Mania interactive event, part of the Total Health Show in Toronto.

Rune Soup Podcast
  • 17/10/2018
  • Talking the healing power of light with anadi martel

Rune Soup Podcast

Anadi Martel is interviewed in this podcast that you can listen to online.

Télésommet Santé et Conscience
  • 06/10/2018
  • Online Conference (in French)

Télésommet Santé et Conscience

Le Télésommet Santé et Conscience c'est 11 films et documentaires + une vingtaine de conférenciers traitant de la santé du corps, de l'esprit et de la Terre. Anadi Martel parlera des 'Merveilles inattendues de la couleur'.

The 43rd Annual SSF-IIIHS Int’l Conference
  • 12/08/2018
  • Montreal, Canada

The 43rd Annual SSF-IIIHS Int’l Conference

The premier conference for harmonious integration of Science and Spirituality with over 50 international speakers. Anadi Martel presents “The Unexpected Wonders of Colour”.

Healing Chronic Pain Summit
  • 13/06/2018
  • Online Summit

Healing Chronic Pain Summit

Learn vital information from a globally recognized panel of experts that shine the light on the best options for you to conquer your pain and regain your quality of life and express your full potential. Anadi Martel talks about Light for Life.

15th Annual ILA Conference
  • 15/05/2018
  • Oslo, Norway

15th Annual ILA Conference

Anadi Martel, president of the ILA (International Light Association), will be giving a talk on ¨Light and Consciousness¨.

Japan light association conference
  • 14/04/2018
  • Tokyo, Japan

Japan light association conference

Anadi Martel will speak at the First Annual Japan Light Association conference. He will present an update on the latest research on light therapies.

  • 27/02/2018
  • Cordoba, Argentina


Anadi Martel gives a one day workshop on light therapies for health professionals.

13th AIC (Association Internationale de la Couleur) International Congress
  • 18/10/2017
  • Jeju, South Korea

13th AIC (Association Internationale de la Couleur) International Congress

Anadi Martel will present “Colour for Health: Update on the Latest Developments in Light Therapy”.

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