An aura is a field of subtle
energy that surrounds a person or living being.
This auric energy field interpenetrates the body and
extends beyond the body as a luminous field.
To many the aura appears invisible, however there
are some people who have clairvoyant abilities and
can see this field around all living creatures.
With an awareness of this energy and simple
techniques most people can learn to feel the aura of
other people or possibly see it.
Kirlian Cameras and Scientific Validation of Auras
Kirlian cameras and other scientific instruments
have been able to photograph and measure the amount
of light emitted from the body.
Other scientists such as Fritz Albert Popp studied
and measured biophotons from living organisms and
have validated the existence of light emitted by
living things. The word biophoton is derived from
the words ‘bio’ meaning "life" and photon meaning
The depiction of a halo on a saint or great
spiritual teacher represents a person of particular
power or holiness. Throughout the ages different
creeds have depicted great souls with light
radiating from and around the head. Examples of
this include depictions of Buddha, Jesus, Krishna,
Christian saints in fact nearly all religions have
similar depictions. In both Christian and Islamic
faiths there is reference to the “body of light”
Theosophists, healers and spiritual teachers have
gone on to discuss the different layers of the aura
including, etheric aura, astral aura and mental aura
to name a few. They also discuss the “anatomy of the
aura” including energy channels or meridians and
energy centres also known as chakras.
Spiritual Practice and the Aura
Spiritual practice gradually transforms the aura.
Spiritual practitioners particularly from the
Chinese Chi Kung systems, Indian yogic traditions
and Tibetan traditions have developed potent
practices to strengthen, transform the energy of the
aura into a potent force. It is thought in many
traditions that the energy field or aura acts like a
bridge to higher spiritual consciousness and