|What is the Aura?
Everyone has an
aura. Everyone has already seen or experienced the auric fields
of others. The problem is that most people ignore the experience
or chalk it up to something that it is not.
Mystics from all parts of the world speak of seeing lights around
people's heads, but you do not have to be a mystic to see the aura.
Anyone can learn to see and experience the aura more effectively.
There is nothing magical about the process. It involves recognizing
it for what it is and not ignoring the experience. It simply involves
a little understanding, time, practice and perseverance.
Children are very good at seeing and experiencing the aura. Those
experiences are often translated into their drawings. Around the
figures, they will shade in unusual and different colors. These
colors often reflect the subtle energies they have observed around
what they are drawing.
You Experienced the Auric Energy Field?
|1. When you are around some people
do you feel drained?
2. Do you associate certain colors with people? ?(For example, "You
always seem like a yellow person to me.")
3. Have you ever felt when someone was staring at you?
4. Have you ever been able to sense how someone is feeling, in spite
of how this person was acting?
5. Do certain sounds, colors and fragrances make you feel more comfortable
6. Do you find that some people excite or energine you more than others?
7. Are some rooms more comfortable and enjoyable to be in than others?
Do you notice the difference in one room from the next? Did you
ever notice how your brother's/sister's room feels different from
|How about your parent’s or children's?
|The human aura is the energy field
that surrounds the physical body. It surrounds you in all directions.
It is three dimensional. In a healthy individual, it makes an elliptical
or egg shape about the body. I have heard it proposed that the auras
of the ancient masters could extend outward from the body for several
miles. It is often believed that this is one of the reasons they could
draw such large numbers of followers in any area where they traveled.
It is worth noting that a common depiction of many masters included
the halo, a portion of the aura that is most easily seen by the average
|The aura is weakened by:
|1. Poor diet
2. Lack of exercise
3. Lack of fresh air
4. Lack of rest
9. Negative habits
10. Improper psychic activity
|Feeling and Experiencing Subtle Energies
|The in and out movement of the hands
causes the energy surrounding them to accumulate between them, making
it more perceptible to you. The hands are becoming more sensitive
to the subtle energies.
As the hands become more sensitive, you can use them to detect the
auric energies emanating from other parts of the body as well. These
detections may feel like heat, pressure, tingling etc.Hold your dominant
hand about a foot and a half above your bared forearm.
Slowly lower your hand toward the forearm. Pay attention to anything
that you might feel. How close do you come to the forearm before you
can feel the energy from it? Remember that the feeling may be one
of pressure, heat, coolness, thickness etc. It will feel much like
what you experienced between you hands. It may not be as strong, but
you should be able to feel it. If you cannot, slowly repeat it. Remember
that you are reawakening your ability to consciously be aware of the
subtle energies around you.
|The Meaning of Colors
|Color can be constructive or destructive.
It can stimulate or depress, repel or attract. It can even be male
or female in its character. It can reflect positive or negative, and
when perceived within the aura it provides a key to the personality,
moods, maturity and health of the individual. It reflects physical
and spiritual aspects.
It takes a great deal of practice to interpret the color shades seen
within the aura. Each color has its general characteristic,but each
shade of that color change that characteristic a little. The location
of the color, the intensity and even the from the color takes in the
auric field must be considered.
This text is not intended to provide all of the subtle nuances of
color interpretation within the auric field. You will examine basic
colors and the energies they commonly indicate on physical and other
levels. This gives you a starting point to begin to understand what
is revealed by the colors of the aura.
The colors closest to the body reflect aspects of the individual's
physical condition. They also indicate those energies manifesting
and energies further away often indicate the energy that the person
will be able to determine time elements of certain energy patterns
by the color and the location of the color with respect to the physical
|The Rainbow colors
|Red is the color of
strong energy, fire and primal creative force. It is the life-promoting
energy. It is hot. It can indicate strong passion, mind and will.
It is a dynamic color that can reflect anger, love, hate and unexpected
changes. It can indicate new birth and transmutation.
It is a color that affects the circulatory system of the body, the
reproductive system (sexual energy) and an awakening of latent abilities
Too much red or a muddiness can reflect overstimulation, inflammation
or imbalance. It may reflect nervousness, temper, aggression, impulsiveness
|Orange is the color
of warmth, creativity and emotions. It is an indication of courage,
joy and socialness. It is a color which can reflect an opening of
new awareness-especially to the subtle realms (the astral plane) of
Depending on the shade, it can also indicate emotional imbalances
and agitation. Some of the muddier shades of orange can reflect pride
and flamboyance. It may reflect worry and vanity.
|Yellow is one of the
first and the easiest aura colors to be seen. Pale yellow around the
hairline can indicate optimism. Yellow is the color of mental activity
and new sunshine. It can reflect new learning opportunities, lightness,
wisdom and intellect. The more pastel shades often reflect wisdom
and intellect. The more pastel shades often reflect an enthusiasm
for something (especially in the pale yellow to white spectrum). Yellow
is a color which represents the power of ideas and awakening psychic
abilities and clairsentience.
Deeper and muddier shades of yellow can reflect excessive thinking
and analyzing. It can reflect being overly critical, feeling of being
deprived of recognition and being dogmatic.
|Green is the color of
sensitivity and growing compassion. It reflects growth, sympathy and
calm. It can reflect a person who is reliable, dependable and open-minded.
Bright green moving toward the blue spectrum in the aura indicate
healing ability. It is a color of abundance, strength and friendliness.
The muddier or darker shades of green can reflect uncertainty and
miserliness. The muddier shades often reflect jealousy and possessiveness
as well. It can indicate self-doubt and mistrust.
|Blue, next to yellow,
is one of the easiest colors to see in the aura. It is the color of
calm and quietness. It reflects aevotion, truth and seriousness. It
can indicate the ability for clairaudience and for the development
The lighter shades of blue reflect an active imagination and good
intuition. The deeper shades of blue can indicate a sense of loneliness,
which on one level reflects a life-long quest foe the Divine. The
deeper shades of blue reflect levels of devotion. Royal blue shades
indicate the person has found or is about to find his or her chosen
The muddier shades of blue can reflect blocked perceptions. They can
indicate melancholy, rushing and worrying, domineering, fearfulness,
forgetfulness and oversensitivity.
|Violet and Purple
|Violet is the color
of warmth and transmutation. It is the color for the blending of the
heart and the mind, the physical with the spiritual. It reflects independence
and intuition, as well as dynamic and important dream activity. It
can reflect one who is searching. The purple shades often reflect
an ability to handle affairs with practicality and worldliness. The
paler and lighter shades of violet and purple can reflect humility
and spirituality. The red-purple shades can indicate great passion
strength of will. They may also reflect a need for greater individual
The darker and muddier shades can reflect a need to overcome something.
They can also reflect intense erotic imaginations as well. Tendencies
toward being overbearing, needing sympathy and feeling misunderstood
are also reflected in muddier shades.
|Other Colors of the Aura
|Pink is a color of compassion,
love and purity. It can reflect joy and comfort and a strong sense
of companionship. When seen in the aura, it can indicate the quiet,
modest type of individual, along with a love of art and beauty.
Depending on the shade of pink, it can also reflect an immaturity,
especially the muddier shades. It can reflect truthfulness or a lack
of it. It can also reflect times of new love and new vision.
|Gold is a color that
reflects dynamic spiritual energy and a true coming into one's own
power. It reflects the higher energies of devotion and great inspiration.
It indicates a time of revitalizing.
Muddier shades of gold can indicate the person is still in the process
of awakening higher inspiration and has not clarified it yet within
his/her life. It reflects the alchemical process still being active;
i.e.' the person is still working to turn the lead of his/her life
|White is often seen
in the aura, prior to any actual colors. It is often seen as a diaphanous
shade. White has all colors within it, and when it does appear strongly
within the aura, it is often in conjunction with other colors. This
is how you can know whether it is an actual energy color or just a
poor perception of the aura. When the white does stand out as a color
in the aura, it reflects truth and purity. It indicates that the energy
of the individual is cleansing and purifying itself. It often reflects
an awakening of greater creativity as well.
|Gray is a color of initiation.
It can indicate a movement toward unveiling innate abilities. Those
shades of gray that lean more toward the silver reflect an awakening
of the feminine energies. Those are the energies and abilities of
illumination, intuition and creative imagination.
The darker shades of gray can indicate physical imbalances, especially
if seen next to specific areas of the physical body. They can also
indicate a need to leave no task undone. Much gray in the aura can
indicate a person who is secretive and who is the lone wolf type.
|Brown often appears
in the auric field. Although many people think of as reflecting a
lack of energy or an imbalance, this is not always so. Brown is the
color of the earth. When it shown itself in the aura, especially in
areas above the head and around the feel, it can reflect new growth.
It indicates establishing new roots and a desire to accomplish. It
is a color that can reflect industry and organization.
On the other hand, brown across the face or touching the head may
indicate a lack of and need for discrimination. It seen in the areas
of the chakras, it can indicate that those centers need to be cleaned.
It will reflect in such cases a clogging of their energies. Brown
is often difficult to interpret, as it can easily reflect problem
areas in the physical, but you must be careful about jumping to conclusions
when you see it. Feedback from the other person is the best means
of understanding it.
|Black is one of the
most confusing of colors in the auric spectrum. I have heard individuals
say that, when black shows up in the aura, it is an indication of
death or terrible disease. I have not found that to be true.
Black is a color of protection. It is a color which can shield an
individual from outside energies. When seen in the aura, it can reflect
that the person is protecting himself or herself. It can also indicate
that person has secrets. There is nothing wrong with that, as long
as it is not taken to extremes. Black can also indicate that a new
understanding of burdens and sacrifices is going to manifest.
Black can also indicate imbalances. Physical imbalances often show
up as black or darkened areas in the aura around the physical body.
the location provides clues to this. In the outer edges of the aura,
black can indicate holes in the auric field. I have seen this in the
auras of those who were victims of child abuse and those who are or
were strong substance abusers (alcohol, drugs, tobacco etc.).
|Another aspect that
I have observed should be mentioned. I have often seen within the
aura what look to be soft, twinkling lights. They are usually very
sparkly and silver in color. I have found that they indicate one of
several things. These "twinklies'" as I call them, are almost
always a sign of great creativity and fertility. When they appear
within the auric field of a person, it indicates that greater creativity
is being activated within the individual's life.
|Strengthening and Protecting the Aura
|TECHNIQUE # 1
|PREVENTING YOURSELF FROM BEING DRAINED
|We have all experienced being drained
by an-other person. You may talk to him or her on the phone or in
person, and, when you finish, you are exhausted. Your stomach may
ache etc. What you are experiencing is an energy drain.
Some individuals draw or suck off the energy of others. Most of the
time this happens because the individuals involved do not realize
it. In many cases they are using your energies to supplement their
own rather than building up their own. All they may realize is that,
when they finish talking with you or being with you, they feel better.
This does not give them a right to take your energy, however, and
you should not allow it.
This does not mean that you should accuse this person of being a vampire
or say that you will not speak to him or her again because he or she
is sucking off your energy. If you do, this person will think you
have gone off the deep end. In that case, your problem will be solved,
because he or she will probably not care to see you after that. Most
people still are not open to the subtle aspects of energy, and you
must keep this in mind when dealing with them.
It is easier just to correct the situation without saying a word about
it. You can control whether another shares your energy or not. One
of the simplest methods is to close your circuit of energy. There
are currents of energy flowing through your body and around it within
the auric field. You can close them down so that your energies only
circulate around your own auric field and throughout your body. You
prevent your energies from being drawn off from the aura, and you
prevent your aura from drawing in another's energy.
Assuming the posture shown on the next page is all it takes. You cross
your feet at the ankles and bring your thumbs and fingers together
so they are touching. (If you wish, you can use just your thumbs and
index fingers.) This close your circuit. Your energy will not go out
The next time you encounter your friend who drains you, assume this
posture. Simply rest your hands casually on your lap, touch your fingers
and cross your ankles. It is casual and simple, and no one will suspect
you of anything. You can also do this when on the phone with such
If you do this, you will get some feedback through other friends as
to the effects. You may hear comments such as, "You are just
not as nice,' "You are not as open as you has nothing to do with
being mad at people. You will still be talking with them as nicely
and as often as ever. What you are not doing is allowing them to take
your energy! You simply are not allowing them to drain you. Because
they are not getting "high" from you, they are assuming
something is wrong. No one has the right to take your energy without
|TECHNIQUE # 2
|ENERGY BREATHING TECHNIQUE
|Fresh air and proper breathing are
essential to a strong and vital aura. Breathing for maximum energy
to the aura should be done through the nostrils. Many people have
a bad habit of mouth breathing, not realizing that nostril breathing
is more natural and healthy.
Mouth breathing makes an individual more susceptible to diseases.
It impairs the vitality of the aura. It can even weaken the constitution.
Between the mouth and the lungs, there is nothing to strain the air.
Dust, dirt and other impure substances have a clear track to the lungs.
Mouth breathing also admits cold air to the lungs, which can lead
to inflammation of the respiratory organs.
Nostril breathing, on the other hand, is more vitalizing and healthy
to your entire energy system. The nose provides specialized surfaces
for the absorption of prana from the air. Prana can be likened to
the vitalizing aspect that exists within air. Many Eastern breathing
techniques require a conscious focus upon the tip to the nose and
the entire nasal area during inhalation. This enhances the prana absorption,
raises the vitality of the entire aura and stimulates the entire energy
system of the human being.
The nostrils and the nasal passages are designed with hair to filter
and sieve the air. They also warm the air through the mucous membranes.
This makes the air fit for the delicate organs of the lungs, and breath
is them more energizing and strengthening to your auric field.
In yoga, the moon breath is termed the Ida and the sun breath is termed
the Pingala. The balance of the two is Susumna. Your energy has polarity,
positive and negative, male and female, sun and moon. This breathing
technique quickly energizes the aura and balances the polarity of
the body. It also enhances your ability to remember and assimilate
information. It balances the hemispheres of the brain. It can be used
before studies to shorten learning time. It can also be used as a
quick-me-up during the day.
The basic technique is comprised of alternate breaths, breathing in
one nostril and then breathing out the other. (Remember that conscious
attention to the tip of the nose, especially during the in-breath,
will magnify the effects of this technique.) The rhythm is aided by
holding the nose with the thumb and fingers.
1. Begin with your right thumb and fingers over your nose and exhale.
Place your tongue against the roof of your mouth behind your front
2. Use your thumb and close your right nostril; then inhale through
your left nostril for a slow count of four.
3. Keeping your right nostril closed, clamp your fingers down over
your left nostril, pinching your nose closed between your thumb and
fingers. Hold for a court of 16. (If you have
never performed any concentrated rhythmic breathing, the count of
16 may be too long for you. If this is the
case, reduce it or count faster. With practice, you will develop the
ability to hold your breath for more extended periods.
Try inhaling for a exhaling for a count of three. Work to find the
rhythm that is most effective for you and then build upon it.)
4. Release your thumb, opening your right nostril. Keep your left
nostril closed with your fingers. Exhale slowly out through your right
nostril for a count of eight.
5. Release your nose, raise your left hand up and, with your thumb,
close off your left nostril. Inhale for a count of four through your
right nostril and then clamp your fingers
closed on it. Hold for a count of 16.
6. Release your thumb and your left nostril. Keep your right nostril
clamped with your fingers. Exhale for a slow count of eight through
your left nostril.
7. Repeat four to five breaths, alternating each side. Breathe in
one nostril, hold and exhale out the other. Reverse it and repeat
the procedure. Do at least four to five breaths
for each side for a quick pick-me-up. This will saturate your entire
body and aura with quick energy.
|TECHNIQUE # 3
|THE CLEANSING VORTEX
|This exercise is a visualization exercise
for cleansing and purifying your entire auric field. It is an excellent
exercise to perform at the end of a day, especially at those times
when you have interacted with a great many people. It helps sweep
out energy debris, preventing it from accumulating and creating imbalance
within the auric field. It only takes about five minutes to be effective.
1. Take a seated position and perform a progressive relaxation. Performing
the breathing technique just described is beneficial as a preparation
for this exercise. You may want to use a simple prayer or mantra as
well. Remember that the exercise as presented here is
a guideline, and you should learn to abapt it to your own energies.
2. About 20 feet above you, in your mind's eye, visualize a small
whirlwind of crystalline white fire beginning to form. It looks like
a small, visualize it so that it is large
enough to encompass your entire auric field. The small end of the
funnel should be visualized as capable of
entering through the crown of your head and passing down the middle
pillar of your body .
3. This whirlwind of spiritual fire should be seen as rotating and
spinning clockwise. As it touches your aura, see it as sucking up
and burning off all of the energy debris you
4. See, fell and imagine it moving down, over and through your entire
aura and body. Know that it is sweeping your energy field clean of
all the extraneous energies you have accumulated
throughout the day.
5. As it moves through your body, allow this energy vortex to exit
out through your feet down into the heart of the earth itself. See
the vortex as carrying this energy debris
into the lower realms, where it is used to fertilize and benefit the
lower kingdoms of life upon and within the