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Are Auras Real
Second only to “I see dead people”, the next most popular joke folks usually crack upon discovering I’m a psychic medium is “What color is my aura”.
Is snarky on the color wheel?
Hey, at least they know about auras-ish.
This means “we” are getting to “them”. LOL
For the sake of full disclosure, I have never seen an aura. Then what the heck am I doing writing an article about them, right? Well…
Like all matters Woo Woo, I look to science for help with understanding the whys and wherefores of that which cannot yet be explained – well, explained to me at least.
I find that, along with my conscious decision to live a life of faith and spirituality, understanding the science based data currently available aids me in tapping even farther into my own divine nature – i.e. “I see more dead people”. (How this works is a subject for another article.)
OK, So Are Auras Real?
Spoiler alert: Nobody can say for sure.
To determine if auras are real it makes good sense to trace their first appearance in history. If you read the Internet, you’ll find that hundreds of articles which cite auras being used in art throughout the ages (wow, alliteration alert!).
The authors submit this as substantial proof that not only do auras exist but that they were clearly seen and accepted as real by our ancestors because art imitates life, right?
Dig the tiniest bit deeper and you’ll also find that halos used in art could potentially be due to a little case of anthropomorphism – the attribution of human characteristics to anything other than a human being.
The golden halos and rays we often see in great masterpieces generally are surrounding deities as well as religious icons and rulers of the day.
Rare is the piece which shows Joe Blow cocooned in a halo whilst plowing his field of wheat.
The “aura” in these cases are thought the work of visionary artists ascribing the sun’s symbolism (illumination) to mankind.
That said, what about the ‘Radiant Faces of Moses’ (Exodus)? Could the following be a literal translation?
34:29 And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses’ hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him.
34:30 And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him.
Fast forward from cave drawings to the late 1930’s.
Semyon Davidovich Kirlian accidentally discovered he could ‘photograph’ electrical discharges (energy) thus giving rise to the psychic fair attraction we all know and love today – The Kirlian Photography booth.
By the 1960’s the widespread use of psychedelic drugs and birthing of the New Age movement catapulted auras to spiritual icon status faster than you can say, “The colors. They’re alive!”
“If God dropped acid, would He see people?” – Steven Wright
In the 2000’s we have all kinds opinions regarding the reality of auras;
- Human luminescence caused by bacterial infections. – (Alvarado, 1987)
- The GDV Technique (Bioelectrophotography)
- Bioenergy Studies
Finally, there’s even a scientific hypothesis which claims the ability to see auras is absolutely real. The kicker is it’s also considered a neuropsychological “condition”.
In a physical phenomenon known as “synesthesia” (specifically, “emotional synesthesia”) the brain regions responsible for the processing of each type of sensory stimuli are intensely interconnected.
This way, synesthetes (those who see auras) can see or taste a sound, feel a taste, or associate people with a particular color.
It’s kind of like when something you eat “tastes” like a smell with which you are very familiar.
If Auras are real, can we see them?
Quite frankly, trying to come up with enough credible research based evidence to wholly support an answer of ‘yes’ made me actually see auras as a headache set in. Nonetheless, here’s my final answer – Yes and here’s why I think so…
At the outset of this article I stated that I’m a professional psychic medium. While I want to believe that loved ones who’ve crossed over ‘talk’ to me at just the right moment, when a client needs them, I have no conclusive evidence for such. Meaning, it could very well be that the energetic or electrical imprint of a soul behind the veil is out there in the etheric or Akashic Records.
For reasons as yet unknown to me, I happen to be able to receive that electrical output and decipher it – much like a human cell phone.
In this, when a complete stranger came in for a reading and I say, “I see a caucasian woman in her mid-forties who appears to be presenting a tambourine, does this resonate with you?” and she replies, “My mother passed away 6 weeks ago. She was white, 47 and a music teacher who collected vintage tambourines.” then it’s just as plausible to me that auras are real and we can see them.
OK. Then how do we see Auras?
There are zillions of books, websites, magazine articles, etc. espousing their techniques for seeing auras.
No “one” is the “right” one.
My best advice is, keep it simple. Everything and everyone is made of vibrational energy. There is no such thing as solid matter. We’re just a bunch of particles doing the Hula at warp speed.
But, if you relax enough – slow down enough – you can see the dance. It’s kind of like how you can see heat waves radiating off a car.
So break out the grass skirt and coconut bra! Grab a Mai Tai and watch for those heat waves, tropical heat waves…