Simply put, body Aura is the field of energy that surrounds one’s physical body. Our physical body is made up of millions of tiny cells, each one slowly vibrating and giving off a certain amount of energy. Our body Aura, on the other hand, is made up of even smaller cells, vibrating at a faster rate to those of our physical state. Widely used in alternative medicine, each persons body Aura is thought to be made up from a set of different colours, commonly referred to today as ones ‘spiritual colours’. Each person is thought to have their own set of spiritual colours, relating directly to his or her personality traits, state of health, and even the mood and intent of the individual. Consequently, it is popularly believed that auras are capable of showing diseases and ill-health, long before any physical signs are present. In this article, we will discuss the initial theories behind the electronic field, scientific studies that have been conducted, and how body aura is used widely today in alternative medicine.
Charles Webster Leadbeater, a former priest of the Church of England, was one of the first people to popularise the concept of body Aura. After studying Theosophy in India, Leadbeater believed that he possessed the capability to use psychic powers to conduct scientific investigations. One of his earliest theories on body Aura was published in 1903, in his book ‘Man Visible and Invisible’, where he illustrated how a person’s Aura changes and develops based on their moral evolution throughout life. In 1910, Leadbeater made the link between body Aura and Chakras in his book ‘The Inner Life’, where he described the body’s Chakras of points of energy and associated each of them with different areas/organs of the body.
Although Leadbeater’s theories on body Aura and the Chakras were picked up by a couple of other theosophists over the following years, for the most part, his ideas remained of minor interest until the start of the 1980s, where body Aura and the power of Chakras was adopted by the New Age movement, increasing dramatically in popularity. American esotericist, Christopher Hills published a book closely based on the ideas of Charles Leadbeater, but with a slightly simplified representation. Instead of body Aura and Chakras being depicted as intricately detailed shapes, he showed them as single points of energy, each one having its own colour. From this point on, the ideas of body Aura were picked up by numerous New Age writers, representing Aura based on Hills interpretation of Leadbeater’s complex ideas. From this point onwards, body Aura and energy Chakras became a popular mainstream belief, with many alternative therapists claiming to be able to be able to clear blockages of the Chakras with crystal healing, and use techniques such as bioenergetics to read a persons body Aura – a technique that is still ever-present today.
Over the years, various of experiments have been conducted to determine whether any scientific proof lies behind the theory of body Aura. With today’s development of electronic technology, a glimpse of man’s body Aura has, in fact, been detected. Shown through subtle vibrations that differ to those of the solid body, body Aura can now be picked up on camera through a process known today as Kirlian Photography. A technique discovered by Semyon Kirlian, the unique photographic process involves capturing Auras subtle energy field through the use of electronic instruments. In following years, scientists developed Kirlian’s discovery and the Kirlian camera was born. Used today by scientists to detect the electromagnetic field around the human body, it is now possible to investigate further into the theory of body Aura.
Alternative therapists believe that each of us is born with a set of spiritual colours, able to be seen by a trained eye from the moment of conception. These colours are thought to be directly related to our body Aura and our energy vortexes known as Chakras. Although not visible to the average person, it is believed that some people are born with the gift of seeing Auras and Chakras. People who are born this physic gift, suggest that different colours of Aura relate to different personality types, and can even show signs of ill-health before the body presents any physical signs. Visiting an expert Chakra seer will enable you to connect with your ‘spiritual guide’, allowing you to live a life full of happiness and well-being.
According to alternative medicine, the size, shape and colour of one’s Aura are thought to identify an array of different things about the person, with the potential to vary in colour and luminosity depending on a persons mood and intent. Below we explore some of the main spiritual colours behind Aura and look into the personality traits of each one.
Red: Enthusiastic, energetic and adventurous
Orange: Thoughtful, generous and sociable
Yellow: analytical, logical and very intelligent
Green: Creative, determined and realistic
Pink: Loving, giving, loyal and romantic
Blue: Caring, loyal and sensitive
Indigo: Calm, clear, artistic and introverted
Purple: Philosophical, inquisitive and intuitive
White: Transcendent, spiritual and quiet
Body Aura is an incredibly interesting and talked about subject in both traditional and alternative medicine today. Closely related to the energy points in your body, known as Chakras, your body Aura has the ability to become clogged and unbalanced in times of stress and illness. Certain forms of meditation and an array of yoga postures can be beneficial in purifying the body’s aura; so if you’re feeling a little off-balance, it may be worth picking up some decent yoga gear and attending a local class to restore your health and well-being to its optimum level.