In metaphysics, Aura refers to the energy field emanating from the surface of a person or object. This emanation is visualized as an outline of cascading color and may be held to represent soul vibrations, chakric emergence, or a reflection of surrounding energy fields.
Auras may be viewed by the naked eye, though some psychics, like Edgar Cayce, believe this ability weakens with age. Focused training may improve one's ability to see auras. Layers of aura are separate and distinct yet connected to all the remaining layers. In the books of Carlos Castaneda auras are referred to as luminous cocoons.
Modern New Age metaphysics identify the aura as electromagnetic fields. The existence of electromagnetic fields around every object in the known world is a scientifically proven fact. What is debatable is whether or not humans can see these electromagnetic fields as colors with the naked eye. This claim is considered paranormal because devices that sense electromagnetic fields at magnitudes many times smaller than that which allegedly exists in auras have recorded nothing.
However, these energy fields are sometimes claimed to be documented by a rare form of photography called Kirlian photography.
These claims are vigorously denied by debunkers about paranormal activity. The magician James Randi, for example, has for many years (as of 2004) offered one million US dollars to any person capable of repeatedly detecting auras, no one has yet succeeded, (though at least one has tried and failed).
The test would involve the aura reader standing on one side of a room with an opaque partition separating them from a number of slots which may contain either actual people or mannequins. All that would have to be done is that the aura reader would have to consistently be able to tell which were real people and which were not.
In truth this energy field not only goes around you, but moves within your body as well. It is not just the outside of your body that is made of electromagnetic energies, every part of your and everything your experience in third dimension.
Auras vibrate to different color, sound and light frequencies. The color spectrum varies with one's physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual states.
Auras are in a constant state of flux.
When I do a psychic reading with someone, I always check their aura first. If the aura sways back and forth, the person has a chemical imbalance, due to drugs, medication, drinking, a chemical imbalance in the body.
When I look at a photo of a person who has no aura - or the aura appears black - I know the person has crossed over - in part - or totally - as their physical body no longer has an electromagnetic energy field.
Your aura usually consist of more than one color at a time.
It can extend out very far or remain close to the body, which occurs when the person is protecting themselves form someone or something.
Some people can psychically look at the subject and see images within the person's aura. These images may include symbols/archetypes, people, digits, or even another aspect of the person's soul that is coming through in their third dimensional aura from another realm.
When two people have just been lovers, they will show up in each other auras, the color of their auras depending on the nature of their relationship.
When people have done healing work together - or shared any physical contact - they will share a common auric field for a period of time as they have just merged their electromagnetic energies.
Auras can be seen physically, or sensed psychically, or both.
To practice seeing auras - have the subject stand in front of a white background and look to the side of their body - either side is fine.
Daylight is often the best light as the sun's rays are full spectrum.
If you watch the person for a minute, you will see their electromagnetic energies as sort of wavy lines of energies. This looks a lot like the energy you see when you are watching an airplane taking off in a movie.
Please do not strain you eyes. Relax. You might want to let your eyes go a little out of focus while you are looking for an aura.
You may only see the aura for a few seconds, then it will disappear.
After you see that energy, you may also see or sense a color frequency, maybe two or three colors, in the aura.
After several minutes you should be able to see some sort of energy field around the person, even if you cannot determine the color.
Remember that auras change all the time according to the person's mood and environment.
As with all psychic tools, learning to read auras seems easy for some people while others need lost of practice.
The color of your aura is determined by your emotions, physical surroundings, spiritual work you are doing, items in the room, such as crystals which can magnify or change the colors of any aura.
Anything that can affect an electromagnetic field can affect a change in one's aura.
As everything that is in our reality is created from electromagnetic energy, everything has an aura - plants, animals, etc.
When you are working as a healer, you are bringing balance to the person's electromagnetic field.
You should observe the person slowly then determine if they have holes in their aura. It would look as if the electromagnetic energies had suddenly stopped.
This will tell you where there is a problem or imbalance in their physical body.
I always suggest you discuss the problem with the person first. All physical illness comes from the emotional which created the problem in the first place.
You must find the psychological cause of the problem first, to determine if the person actually wants to be healed on an emotional and soul level. If they are they are not ready, the healing and balancing can only last for a sort time and will revert back, or manifest in another area of the body. All healing must be done on the soul level first!
You can use your hands in a slow sweeping motion over the part of the aura where the energy (chi) does not appear to flow properly.
As you move your hands across the person's aura - you should both experience some sort of change in the energy flow.
You do not touch the person--just the auric field of that person. This healing technique goes to Therapeutic Touch.
If you would like to see your own aura, find a mirror that is in a well lit room. Relax. Look at your head or head and shoulder area. Focus on one side of your head. Soon you should be able to see the electromagnetic energies as a field of light - around your head.
Do you want to feel the electromagnetic energies coming from your body? Try holding the palms of your hand facing each other - about two inches apart. Wait a few second. You will feel something. If you hands are nervous and cold, that will hamper the energies.
Once you begin to feel the sensation of electromagnetic energies between your palms, move them slowly to and fro. You will feel the movement of your aura. Look between your hands to see the electromagnetic energies, your aura.
Try moving your palms further and further apart slowly. See how far you can go before you no longer feel the 'pull'. Remember to check periodically by moving your hands slightly and slowly.
Now try pointing your fingers towards each other and feel those energies. Again move your fingertips to and fro.
You can repeat this with another person.
Aura energies are linked to colors, the chakra system, musical tones/notes, as they all resonate to the same frequency. Sound, light and color are all interconnected at source.
I have had fun changing my aura while taking an Aura or Kirlian Photo. Meditation or working with anything that can enhance your electromagnetic energy fields will raise your frequency and move you to a higher frequency color of light. In other words - you hold a few clear quartz crystals and meditate--->take your picture----> it will have a clear white tone unless you have a serious medical problem. So as you see all things are connected by the flow of the electromagnetic energy fields that create our reality.