Updated: Jul 4, 2020
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It might be matter of fascination to know about the certain radiation emanated by human body (AURA) but some of you might even doubt about its existence. There's no doubt that Aura do exist around every matter that is present on the earth but its interpretation is different among different groups of people. A spiritual person considers aura as manifestation of physical, emotional and mental characteristics of a human. But for the person who always urges scientific approach may have different explanation for this.
BELIEFS about AURA
“In Latin Ancient Greek, aura means wind, breeze or breath. It was used in Middle English to mean 'gentle breeze'.”
The strength of the aura determines the health of the person. Moreover, it is believed that aura act as a shield to protect our physical, mental, emotional wellbeing from negative energies. As our body needs exercise to stay fit and so do our aura requires mental exercises like meditation to strengthen itself.
There are seven different layers of aura. Each layer has different color and it might be bright or dull which illustrates how healthy the person is. The color of different layers may vary from time to time. The seven layers are listed below:
1. THE ETHERIC LAYER OR ETHERIC BODY
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The etheric layer is the first layer of the aura. This layer connects with the first chakra, our organs, glands and meridians, and it relates to the condition and health of the physical body.
2. THE EMOTIONAL LAYER OR EMOTIONAL BODY
This layer connects to the second chakra, feelings, emotions and experiences. It’s constantly in a state of change and is reflection of our current mood. This layer also stores unsettled emotions such as fear, resentment and loneliness.
3. THE MENTAL LAYER OR MENTAL BODY
The third aura layer is the Mental Layer. This layer connects to the third chakra, our consciousness, ideas, logical processes, belief systems and intellect. In this layer thoughts and ideas are rationalized and validated.
4. THE ASTRAL BRIDGE LAYER, ASTRAL BODY, OR BRIDGE LAYER
It connects to the fourth chakra, our sense of love, well-being, expansion and life-balance. The fourth layer is the window to our spiritual nature and it separates the first three layers from the outer three aura layers.
5. THE ETHERIC TEMPLATE LAYER
The fifth aura layer is the Etheric template Layer. It connects with the fifth chakra, sound, vibration, communication and creativity.
6. THE CELESTIAL LAYER OR CELESTIAL BODY
It is connected with the sixth chakra, memories, dreams, spiritual awareness, intuitive knowledge, trust, honesty, and unconditional love. The Celestial Layer holds our experiences of having a connection to something greater than ourselves.
7. THE KETHERIC TEMPLATE LAYER OR CAUSAL LAYER
The seventh aura layer is known as the Ketheric Template Layer or Causal Layer. It is connected to the seventh chakra which is related to all knowledge and possibilities. This layer protects and holds all other aura layers together, and contains the blueprint of our spiritual path, reflecting all of the soul’s experiences and events through time.
It is believed that Charles Webster Leadbeater, a former priest of the Church of England and a member of the mystic Theosophical Society was the one who mentioned aura for the first time in his book-Man Visible and Invisible published in 1903. Based on his studies, Theosophists such as Rudolf Steiner and Edgar Cayce reinterpreted it and came up with new findings about aura of human body.
Later on in 1977, American Esotericist Christopher Hills published the book Nuclear Evolution: The Rainbow Body which is considered as modified version of leadbeater's study of auras and chakras.
By the time there were lots of attempts made to capture the aura and then finally in 1939 Semyon Davidovich Kirlian, found that placing an object or body part directly on photographic paper, and then passing a high voltage across the object, one can obtain the image of a glowing contour surrounding the object. Further, this technique became popular as Kirlian photography.
But claims of Kirlian photography were not supported by scientist community for a long time.
The physiologist Gordon Stein has written that Kirlian photography is a hoax and had nothing to do with health, vitality or mood of a human photographed.
Scientists and researchers explained aura in their own rational ways. As every solid matter consists of proton, electron and neutron which vibrate continuously, due to which there's formation of electrical impulse in the body. By a physics principle that states "When there is an electrical field within a body, a magnetic field gets developed automatically." So, there's magnetic field formed around the solid matter which we called as “AURA”.