The Orange Road is illusion, the senses, trickery, deception, spectacle, perception, irreverence, levity, imitation and misdirection. It overlaps in certain areas with the Grey and Blue Roads and is opposite in nature to the White and Green Roads.
Orange magic creates illusions of all types (visual, audible, olfactory and tactile) manipulates senses and perceptions, hides and disguises people and things and mirrors that which already exists. An Orange wizard can negate or overwhelm an enemies senses or greatly enhance their own, even stretching their vision or hearing out to distant locations, make one thing seem to be another, misdirect divinatory spells, become invisible or inaudible and create false sensory experiences that seem so real they can even kill an unsuspecting victim. Orange spells can also induce laughter and joy, even to the level of incapacity.
The philosophies of Orange have mostly to do with the relationship between perception and reality and people’s attitudes toward existence. The idea that perception is, or even creates reality, sensualist beliefs, the concept that nothing should be taken seriously, optimism and conversely also cynicism are all part of what makes up the Orange Road, as is the belief that what we perceive as reality is in fact a grand illusion and that only by understanding it can we perceive true reality is also a tenet of the Orange Road
Many Orange Wizards are harmless tricksters or entertainers, reminding people not to take themselves too seriously with well-intentioned pranks and deceptions. Others are lovers of intrigue who dabble in politics, or transcendentalists trying to master the Grand Illusion of reality. Some spiritually aware storytellers tap into the Orange Road, knowingly or not, to show their stories to an audience as well as telling them. Those on the darker side are thieves or con men, or cruel liars who create hope in others with their lies only to smash their victims hearts when they reveal the illusion.
Things associated with Orange magic include citrine, chalcedony, mirrors, multicolored cloth and marigolds.