The Human Aura of a healthy man
Charles Webster Leadbeater
"Man Visible and
The magician and occultist Eliphas Levi's pentagram, which he considered to be a
symbol of human, or the microcosm.
Esotericism (from the ancient Greek ἐσωτερικός -. Domestic) - a set of specific
ways of perceiving reality with secret content and expression in
"psycho-spiritual practices". The composition of esotericism turns on the magic,
alchemy, astrology, Gnosticism, Kabbalah, theosophy Sufism, yoga, Vajrayana
(Buddhist Tantrism), Masonry, anthroposophy, mondialism.
Now let's see what does an Aura mean.
By definition, an aura - this is a field of slim, luminous radiation
which surrounds every person and object. Perhaps the halo overhead of the gods
and saints people is the image of the aura in religious arts.
All objects and all living things
manifest such an aura. Perception of aura is linked to the third eye (Indian
spirituality). Various personality traits associate with the colors of different
layers of the aura. It has also been described as a map of the thoughts and
feelings surrounding a person.
Your Aura's Energy
Energy is a word from which most people draw the definition of electricity, gas
or some other form of power to produce movement or change. In the context in
which we use it here, these definitions really aren't that far off from how
practitioners like me would describe or explain energy. But what is an aura? Simply put, your aura is the space surrounding your physical being; it
extends outward and upward and is approximately the length of your arms. You
might refer to your aura as your own personal airspace, and you are the flight
commander with regard to what gets in and what doesn’t.
We all understand as humans that we are walking energy sources. The heat we
produce keeps us warm when the air is cool, and the sweat we produce when the
air is too warm functions similarly. Our metabolism is a form of energy that
uses the food we consume as its fuel, and we carry a certain amount of
electricity in our bodies. The electricity can affect our heart rates, breathing
rates and CranioSacral rhythms. Add electricity from an outside source – you
know, when you shuffle your socked feet on the carpet and "zap" your friend or
sibling — and a few things can occur: your heart can actually stop or go out of
normal rhythm. More likely, nothing at all will happen except your
friend becomes focused on getting you back.
Your aura takes on this energy. Depending on what emotional state you are
currently experiencing, your aura will transform itself into a color that
matches the emotion. Additionally, our auras can become something of a
"collection site" for energy that may or may not be useful for us. This means
that as we have interactions with another individuals, we also exchange energy.
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In Iran the aura is known as farr or "glory": it is depicted in association with
Ideas of the aura are well represented in Indian religions. In tantric tradition
of Hinduism, aura represents the subtle body of seven colours.
In many Hindu paintings of gods and goddesses, aura is marked on their backhead.
The Buddhist flag represents the colors seen around the enlightened Buddha. In
Jainism the concept of Lesya relates colours to mental and emotional
dispositions. To the Indian teacher Meher Baba the aura is of seven colors,
associated with the subtle body and its store of mental and emotional
impressions. Spiritual practice gradually transforms this aura into a spiritual
halo. Hindu and Buddhist sources often link these colors to Kundalini energy
and the chakras.
A 1531 depiction of Our Lady of Guadalupe,
often said to represent an aura
In the classical western mysticism of neoplatonism and
Kabbalah the aura is associated with the lustre of the astral body, a subtle
body identified with the planetary heavens, which were in turn associated with
various mental faculties in an elaborate system of correspondences with colors,
shapes, sounds, perfumes etc.
The symbolism of light found in the Bible is at times associated with the idea
of the aura or "body of light": similar interpretations are found in Islamic
According to the literature of Theosophy, Anthroposophy, and Archeosophy also,
each colour of the aura has a meaning, indicating a precise emotional state. A
complete description of the aura and its colors was provided by Charles
Leadbeater, a theosophist of the 19th century. The works of Leadbeater were
later developed by Palamidessi and others.
The British occultist W.E. Butler connected auras with clairvoyance and etheric,
mental and emotional emanations. He classified the aura into two main types:
etheric and spiritual. Auras are thought to serve as a visual measure of the
state of the health of the physical body. Robert Bruce classifies auras into
three types: etheric, main, and spiritual. According to Bruce auras are not
actual light but a translation of other unknown sensory readings that is added
to our visual processing. They are not seen in complete darkness and cannot be
seen unless some portion of the person or object emitting the aura can also be
seen. The British Healer, clairvoyant and author Paul Lambillion in his book
"Auras and Colours" writes of three visible bodies or layers in the auric field
that can be observed whether or not in the physical presence of the individual
subject since the aura is not a three dimensional phenomenon and limited to such
|Kirlian photo of a Coleus leaf
Is it the aura?
Kirlian photography was used in the former Eastern Bloc in the 1970s. The corona
discharge glow at the surface of an object subjected to a high-voltage
electrical field was referred to as a "Kirlian aura" in Russia and Eastern
In 1968, Dr. Thelma Moss, a psychology professor headed UCLA's Neuropsychiatric
Institute (NPI). The NPI had a laboratory dedicated to parapsychology research.
Moss became interested in Kirlian photography, a technique that supposedly
measured the "auras" of a living being. According to Kerry Gaynor, one of her
former research assistants, "many felt Kirlian photography's effects were just a
Glenn Morris, grandmaster of the Hoshin
Roshi Ryu lineage, included perception of the aura in his training of advanced
martial artists. His experience was that it consisted of multiple layers. He
described the most easily visible of these as being "light and denser than the
air in which the body is immersed", typically half to quarter of an inch thick
and correlating with the etheric body of an individual.
Trace of fingertip copy in Kirlian photography
Is it the aura?
Image copyright belongs to Jani Lassila
Around this he described a yard thick egg-shaped layer
reflecting hormonal state that he linked to the emotional body, and outside
this, other barely perceptible layers corresponding to the mental body and
beyond. Recalling the aura of another sōke, he wrote, "The first time I saw
Hatsumi, he was running continuous bright, lime, neon green a foot wide and was
so easy to see he would flash in bright sunlight".
holistic healers, aura reading is the art of investigating the human energy
field, or the energy fields of other sentient beings. It is a basis for using
techniques of holistic healing, and includes such practices as bioenergetics,
energy medicine, energy spirituality, and energy psychology.
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