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  The Aura
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  Alyssia's Grove

Recognition of the fact that humans are surrounded by an aura dates back millions of years, Christian saints are shown with a halo around their head, the ancient Egyptians did the same for their gods and important humans, as did the Buddhists, Greeks, Hindus and Romans.

The aura is generally described as having seven layers and is shaped like an egg of light surrounding the body. To some it may look like a heat haze radiating out around the person, shimmering with light, energy and every colour imaginable.

The seven layers of the aura are generally said to be:


Etheric Aura - Root or Base Chakra

Emotional - Sacral or Naval Chakra
The emotional aura extends about two to four inches from the physical body and appears as rainbow coloured clouds. This aura is associated with feelings, positive feelings generally create bright colours, where as negative feelings generally create darker colours.
Mental - Solar Plexus Chakra
The mental aura extends about four to eight inches from the physical body and is usually a bright shade of yellow in colour. Within this aura are our thoughts and mental processes. The more active our thinking processes the brighter our mental aura becomes. Within this aura can be found thought forms.
Astral - Heart Chakra

The fourth layer is the Astral layer. This layer extends about 8 to 12 inches from the physical body. It is similar in appearance to the emotional body, the colours are brighter and rose-hued with the light of love.

This layer marks the division between the physical layers and the higher layers. It is where we experience love, both personally and spiritually, the love for humanity.

Atmic (Etheric Template) - Throat Chakra

The fifth layer is the Etheric Template. This layer is a copy of the physical body on a higher level. It extends about 12 to 24 inches from the physical body and appears as a blueprint like the negative of a photograph.

The etheric template holds the etheric aura in place. This level is associated with a higher will more connected with Divine Will.Here we create through word and thought, and we must take responsibility for our actions.

Intuitive/Celestial - Third Eye Chakra
The sixth layer is the Celestial body. It extends about 24 inches from the physical body and appears as pearly shimmering light of pastel colours. It is the emotional level on the spiritual plane.

Through this layer we are able to commune with Spirit. It is the level of unconditional love and trust.

It can be reached through meditation and other spiritual practices of a devotional nature. The celestial body carries our experience of spiritual love, the connection with and nurturance of all life.

Cosmic - Crown Chakra

Basic Aura Colours
All have both a positive and negative aspect.


Energy, activity, courage.


Anger, repressed emotion. Anger can often show as a red spike in the aura (if we've just had a row with someone for example).



Confidence, optimism, independence.


Indecision, low self esteem.

Orange Yellow is the colour of the intellect and communication.


Open, articulate, creative, enthusiastic.


Secretive, dishonest, manipulative.



Healing, nurturing, loyal, patient.


Jealous, emotional dependency.


Justice, principles, and ideals.


Just, altruistic.


Naïve, inflexible.


Spirituality and psychic awareness.


Just, altruistic.


Naïve, inflexible.


Spirituality and psychic awareness.




Sitting on the fence, no sense of direction, sees other people's point of views to the detriment of their own.


Synthesis of all colours. Spirituality - usually seen coming out of the crown of the head.

Some Other Colours

Lust, lower passions, materialism.

Rose Pink

Selfless love, gentleness, modesty.


Avarice, selfishness.


Higher self, good qualities, harmony.


Versatility, High energy, constant change.


Depression, low energy, fear.


Does not always mean something bad, a dark area in the aura could denote an illness or a health problem.

For more information on colour meanings…

Color Chart

Kirlian photography is a technique developed in Russia in the 1930s which shows auras on film.

If we would like to learn more about Kirlian photography we may like to visit the Kirlian Research Network website, using the following link.

Psychics can see people's auras, however you can learn how to see your aura using some exercises like sitting in front of a mirror in a dimly lit space and letting your vision go out of focus.

To see the aura you have to be able to relax and concentrate, at the same time, and there is a trick to focusing the eyes in a special way.

Two Exercises For You To Try
Exercise One
Practice seeing the white inner aura once again, only this time, try to move your focus to the outside line of the white glow.

As you practice, you will begin to see the white outline grow wider. However, there should be a slight variation in the colour, off white as opposed to snow white.

As you watch the aura form, you will be able to see slight colour emerge around the edges of the white aura. They maybe faint and cloudy at first, but keep watching and practicing.

This is the beginning layer of the middle aura.

Exercise Two
  1. You need soft light to train in, not dim, but good soft light. No harsh light shining or reflecting in your eyes. Get a book and cover it in Blue or Red paper. Stand it upright on a table several feet from you. Experiment with the distance until you find what is best for you. Make sure you have a plain neutral background. If the wall colour is wrong, hang a sheet of neutral coloured paper or cloth as a backdrop.
    Note: The auras of the colours Blue and Red are the brightest and easiest to see. Blue has a Yellow aura and Red has a Green aura. The brightness and tone of the aura varies with the shade and tone of the colour used, so use bright primary colours.
  2. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and relax. When you are calm, look at the book. Focus your eyes on nothing, a little to the side and past it. Gently hold and get used to that focus but do not strain your eyes or tense your eyes or forehead. Concentrate, you need a gentle, steady un-focus, similar to day-dreaming.
    Note: When you need to blink, do so or it will cause your eyes to tense and water. Blink normally and quickly without changing focus, and do not become preoccupied with it. It may cause the aura to disappear for a second, but it will reappear quickly if you stay relaxed and hold your focus.
    After a while you will see a pale narrow aura coming from the book. Hold the focus, do not look at it, soon a bright Yellow or Green aura will start building up from the object. Do not change focus or look directly at it or the aura will disappear.
    There is a reason for this strange un-focus. Your outer field of vision is many times more sensitive than the focused area is. Have you ever seen a movement, out of the corner of your eye, only to turn and see nothing there? What you may have seen is an aura building up from something and your outer field of vision has detected it.
  3. Once you have completed the first step, gather several books and cover them, each with a different coloured paper. Study these one at a time and write down the auric colour for it. Next try using two at a time, and watch how the auric colours affect each other.
  4. Get a pot plant or some flowers and study it. The aura you will see emanates from the living plant and also from the colours of the petals. The Orange hue comes from the green of the stems and leaves. You will also see a more distinct etheric and a shimmering optical effect around them. This shimmering is the energy field or living aura of the plant.
  5. For the next step use an animal, dog or cat etc, if you have one. Try and observe them when they are resting.
  6. Observe your own aura. This can be done both inside and outside in the sun. Hold your arm out and study it against the sky or clouds. Alternatively, lie down and look at your legs. Make sure the skin is bare when you do this, and remember, grass will give off an Orange hue.
  7. When you feel proficient enough, try it with a human subject. Remember not to try too hard. Do it exactly the same as in the original exercise with the book. Get your volunteer to remove some of their clothing and study the bare skin area against a neutral background.
    On a human subject, again, the first thing you will see is the etheric aura, like pale smoke clinging to the skin. Next you will see the shimmering optical effect in the air extending from several inches to a couple of feet deep, depending on the strength of their aura. Keep trying and the aura's colour will build up, and out from, the etheric. It will first appear as a narrow band of colour next to the etheric. This will expand slowly, if you hold your focus, until it is several inches or more thick.
  8. The brightness of a person's aura has a lot to do with how they feel. If they feel happy and full of life their aura is stronger, larger and brighter. Try playing their favourite music, this will help to energize their aura and make it easier to see.
  9. Try it on your volunteer outside. Make sure the sun is behind you and use clouds as a backdrop.

It takes practice to see the human aura, so do not be disappointed if you fail, or see very little, the first few times you try. If you managed to see the auric colours of the books, you can learn to see the human aura. Using this training method stimulates the forehead chakra, which is responsible for this ability. With use, it will grow in strength, and become progressively easier to do.

For More Information On The Aura

Lesson Two - Auras
Aura Seeing Exercise 1
Aura Seeing Exercise 2
Aura Seeing Exercise 3
Aura Seeing Exercise 4
Cleansing Your Aura
Auras and Energy Fields
About Seeing the Aura
Spiritualism and the Aura
The Human Aura

For More Information On Colour

Color Chart
Physcology of Colors


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