The Human Aura

Anyone reading this will have heard of the human aura and know that its existence is now an established scientific fact.  However, not too many know just what an aura is although it has been measured, photographed and demonstrated in a number of ways.

Some people believe that the aura is the spiritual body and in part this is true, insofar as the physical body exists within this etheric body and is dependent upon it for enlightenment.  But the aura that is seen in demonstration and through kirlian photography is not this etheric body, but a magnetic body which exists partly in the etheric and partly in the physical dimension.  It may even be called the bridge or link between the two bodies and is what holds the atoms of the body in cohesion.  Thus we differentiate between the spiritual or etheric aura and the magnetic aura; the aura we will be dealing with here is the magnetic aura.

The aura of the physical body, that is the magnetic aura, is predominantly negative in the great majority of people because it is associated with matter and as such can manifest on the material plane.  The more we are in a state of balance, of harmony within ourselves, the more positive our aura becomes in polarity.  Consequently some persons have a less negative magnetic aura than others, in other words it is more positive in polarity.  Thus, where there are two negative auras and one is more negative than the other, the latter stands in relation to it as of positive polarity.  They are therefore drawn to each other by their magnetic opposite attraction.  If the auras are alike in polarity, then of course they will repel each other.

What of two positive auras?  Will they, by the same rule – ‘like repels like and attracts unlike’ – repel each other?  There are degrees of positiveness also, thus two persons’ auras may have a definite positive polarity in relation to a third person having a negative aura, but in relation to each other, one may be more positive.  Consequently they will be drawn together by that relative difference in their auras.  On the other hand, where two auras have about the same degree of positiveness, opposition will occur.  This repulsion, however, may not become violent, it may not cause the individual to resort to unethical or immoral conduct.  It would, however, produce a discord of inharmony between them.  Two persons having such strong and positive auras would not find the comfort, ease and enjoyment in each other’s company that they would experience in the presence of one having an opposite receptive or negative aura.

How then, do we account for the fact that persons with the same high idealism, good health and resorting to the development of their inner selves, are seemingly drawn together?  Are not their auras positive in polarity?  Therefore, should they not oppose each other and friction set in?  What actually happens is that such persons are unified only in the sense that they are drawn together towards a common goal.  The affinity is not the result of an attraction between them as individuals, but of the interplay of an outside factor – the common goal.

For a simple analogy:  in experiments with magnetism we find that two pieces of metal which have been magnetized so as to have a positive polarity, together may be attracted to the negative pole of a magnet.  These positive pieces may be close together as they cling to the negative pole of the magnet; however, they are not drawn to each other, but rather to the opposite polarity of the magnet for which they have a common attraction.  As another analogy:   Culdians are drawn together by the common attraction of an ideal – to make the world a better place.  There are others who come together with equally high common aims and we can surely say that in any of these groupings there are many whose auras are of a similar positive polarity.  Yet the groups remain coherently together because these individuals are attracted towards a common cause.

We often meet people to whom we feel immediately attracted and others who seem to repel us.  While there are other explanations for these occurrences, in most instances it is simply what we may call a ‘rapport’ or alternatively a ‘clash’ of auras.  In the first instance there is an immediate harmonisation and in the second a repulsion.  These reactions can be very acute, but as a rule they register without any depth of feeling.  Generally-speaking those whose whole being is harmonized and balanced will emanate an aura that makes others feel comfortable in their company, while those who are out of balance will cause others to feel vaguely uneasy in their presence.

This feeling of ease or uneasiness is actually caused by an interchange of electromagnetism, so that to some extent, there is a modification of auras.  When a number of people whose health is below par get together, the effect is that the interchange of frequencies accentuates the unwellness of all.  Likewise, when there is a gathering of healthy people their wellbeing is increased.  In a gathering where healthy people are in the minority, the unhealthy majority will have a certain amount of influence.  However, there are means whereby people can become immune to such influences; anyone interested is advised to write to the Publishers for the ‘Manual of Metaphysical Self-Defence’.

All living things have an aura which is not generated by the material mass, but is in fact the enlivening element holding the physical being in cohesion.  Various material factors influence and modify it, so that it is a very complex combination of diverse forms of energy which have both material and immaterial origins.  The human aura is in a continual state of flux as it reflects the ever-changing moods, psychological states and degrees of health or illness.  It influences these rather than being influenced by them and is closely related to the immune system.  This is why when one person in an office or workshop has a cold, although all his or her workmates will be exposed to the viruses, not all will catch the cold.

Although the existence of the aura is now scientifically proved and most open minded scientists accept it, it is something which has become connected in the minds of many people, with the activities of fraudulent mediums and others on the ‘lunatic fringe’ of occultism.  It is unfortunate indeed that this field which has attracted many sincere and enlightened people, should be polluted by the activities of tricksters and the self-deluded.  Thus, those who think deeply on such matters and truly wish to discover the truth, are put off and look askance at the whole area.  All we can say to these is that there is no smoke without fire and the true science of metaphysics is probably the oldest of all sciences.  Throughout the ages there have been exposures of fraudulent practices in this area, even as there have been with every other science, though perhaps not to the same extent.  Nevertheless, underneath the superficial froth and bubble, when all that is insubstantial is discarded, there remains a hard core of unshakable truth and it is this that we must hold fast.  Had there not been this substance of truth the whole field of metaphysics would have been discredited long ago.

The nature of the aura must be understood because it plays quite an important part in relationships; each person’s aura has the capacity for interacting with and reacting to, the auras of other people.  Just as important as this interchange, is the aura’s ability to form a barrier against adverse influences, including the negative moods of others.  It often happens that when one person in a relationship is moody and negative, this feeling becomes communicated to the other, with the result that there is a repulsion of two identical polarities and the outcome is emotional discord.

We may be associated with people who argue with us whenever we express an opinion or a purpose.  Are you one of those who have only to mention a wish or a viewpoint to a relative or workmate, to find that these will try to persuade you that you ought to think differently?  Most of this interference will stop when you have rightly developed your aura, or will cease to cause you any concern.  Once a truly protective aura is developed, contention of this sort will simply leave you untouched and people will be more inclined to accept you as you are.  Later in this booklet, we will be providing methods whereby you can develop a strong aura which will undoubtedly play a prominent part in the maintenance of good relationships.  It will also provide a defence against influences inimical to your wellbeing and health.

The aura can be of such strength that even earthly materials and activities may sometimes be deflected by its power.  The annals of warfare, for instance, through the centuries have contained a number of strange yet irrefutable accounts of individual soldiers who have stood or advanced unhurt in a volley of missiles, whether arrows, spears or bullets.  There are records of warriors who have had a reputation for doing this repeatedly.  People, in many countries, have unaccountably survived through massacres, earthquakes and disasters of every sort.  After the event it is usually impossible to explain the exact circumstances, but the widespread human testimonies cannot lightly be set aside.

People who have been rescued from fallen buildings, for instance, have sometimes spoken of having had a certainty that if they kept their courage they would be safe; many men and women have experienced this feeling when pulling a car out of a skid, jumping across a crevasse or doing some other feat which never hit the headlines, because it succeeded.  Survivors have often said that they knew they could make it or felt lucky.  This, of course, does not explain everything, the pattern of life is not as simple as that.  There are innumerable instances when courageous people have been killed and there are cases where ‘premonitions of disaster’ have come to nought and remained inexplicable.

Yet this healthy assurance, which helps us make prompt decisions, justifies itself repeatedly as the right feeling to live with.  It certainly will not make anyone death-proof, no reasonable person could ever claim that and a life fully lived makes its own adjustments to that wish anyway.  However, it does mean that having developed a powerful protective aura it will keep you from many sources of possible harm.  What is generally overlooked is that a great deal of harm can come about from the fear of what might happen.  Let us give as an example, an event which occurred in England in the seventeenth century.  So notable was it that it has been commemorated in local tradition to this day and preserved in historical records.  A television documentary was made regarding this episode.

Congleton, in Cheshire, a region towards the border of Wales, was a village so remote that it seemed to be almost in another world and out of reach of the Great Plague which, at that time, was killing thousands of people in London.  The landowners, farmers and trades-people of Congleton heard news of the epidemic, but little was known about infection in those days and no apprehension was felt when someone in London sent a gift of textile goods to his relatives in Congleton.  Thus the plague came to the village, bringing death to a number of people and blind terror to all.

Those who were free to leave, fled.  That took away a considerable part of the population, for in Congleton at that time many people were self-employed, making the strong metal-tagged leather laces or ‘points’, with which garments were fastened.  Those who had to remain, or who did not choose to abandon their homes, tried to save themselves by having as little to do with their neighbours as possible.  However, this behavior did little or nothing to keep the deadly infection away and made matters worse by leaving the stricken untended and dying in their houses.  One young woman, however, was not affected by the general panic.  She went from house to house, tending the sick and the plague did not touch her.  She rallied the timorous and encouraged the charitable to make a stand against disaster.  In one house the parents and all but one of the children had died.  Bess, for that was the heroine’s name, rescued the little girl from the house of death and took her into her own home to tend her.  Like the young woman, the child survived unscathed.  “Bess of Congleton” is remembered even now as an example not only of courage and neighborliness, but also of the protective strength which makes some people immune to all outside influences.

One of the significant things we learn from this anecdote is the importance of not damaging our protective aura from within, by creating ‘fear bogies’ in our imagination.  Another is that there is a strong connection between the immune system, good neighborliness and unselfishness.  You may wonder what immunity from disease has to do with relationships, yet there is a link because people who are well balanced, wholesome in outlook and healthy, very rarely have bad relationships.  What is to be understood is that good congenial relationships are the intended and natural norm and the extent to which individuals deviate from the proper state of balance and wholesomeness, measures the extent to which they are vulnerable to bad relationships.  This is not to imply that unhealthy people cannot have good relationships, quite often they can, with the proviso that they are not also unhealthy emotionally or psychologically.

Undeniably interpersonal relationships are deteriorating all the time and a measure of this is the extent to which our society as a whole, is sick.  The two are not isolated phenomena but go hand in hand, each reacting with the other, so that we have a compounding situation which , unless something is done to change matters, will continue to form a vicious circle.  We know, of course, that our present plastic, throw-away culture orientated towards personal satisfaction and pleasure, together with our welfare society which is conducive to irresponsibility and shiftlessness, produce a climate prejudicial to stable relationships, but the problem goes deeper than that.

There is a strong association between personal frequencies and the aura; in fact it is sometimes difficult to differentiate between a frequency affinity and an auric affinity.  However, for the purposes of this work it is not necessary to strictly define them, a good or bad relationship is not altered, whatever may cause it.  Babies at birth have an affinity with their mother, they share her aura and continue to do so until their own aura is developed sufficiently to function independently.  Even the members of an adult family living together will, to some extent, share an aura; teachers often notice that a class made up of the most diverse temperaments, will nevertheless develop an overall character, that may be described as a ‘group aura’.

In the wild, animals share in the aura of their group, while domestic animals usually share the aura of their human ‘family’, sometimes of one person in particular.  These affinities are founded on frequency harmonisation.  Because of this it is often found that there are people who, while having poor relationships with other people, have a pet of which they are particularly fond and which is very close to them.  Still, as a general rule people who have a good relationship with another human or humans will also have a good relationship with animals.

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