Take a Fresh Look at Auras

by John Harvey

Everyone has an aura; to most of us it is invisible, but the favoured few can see it as a coloured field around the human body.  Many healers use it as an indicator of health or illness because it is thinner or somehow deficient over that part of the body which is not in peak physical condition.

There is some controversy over the ‘thickness’ of an aura.  It has been quoted as anything from 1/2 to 36ins (12 to 900mm), but there has been little or no real investigation into the subject.  So spare me a few minutes to take a closer look at auras.

There seems to be very little in the way of facts about auras and that can be summarised in a very few words.

  1. Every animate and inanimate object has an aura.
  2. The aura covers the whole shape of its owner, roughly following the outline of that shape and moving with it.
  3. The aura of a human being or an animal will show anomalies if its owner is not in good health.

You may feel that this summation is enough, that it tells us all we need to know about auras, but is that true?  If we are to dowse auras, we really need to understand a little more about them to ensure that we treat them sympathetically. Unfortunately the few ‘facts’ listed above only raise more questions – Why should people differ in their estimation of the thickness of an aura?  Why should bad health affect the aura?  Why should an inanimate object like a stone have an aura?…… and so on.  It was to answer these and other questions that I spent some time investigating auras with my angle rods and pendulum.

I began by swinging the pendulum over my hand while asking some simple questions.

  • Does every object on, in and above the Earth have an aura?  Yes.
  • Must everything have a defined outer surface before it can have an aura?  Yes.
  • Does every aura roughly follow its owner’s external shape?  No.
  • The ‘No’ was a surprise because it contradicted the second ‘fact’ above.  I tried again in different words.
  • Are there some auras that do not conform to the owner’s external shape?  Yes.
  • Are these different auras associated with inanimate objects?  No.
  • Are they associated with animate objects?  Yes.
  • Do animate and inanimate objects have different auras.  Neutral answer.

This last question was repeated several times in case I had not been concentrating the first time.  Each time the answer was the same.  Giving the situation some deep thought I came to the conclusion that perhaps there was more than one type of aura..  Back to the pendulum.

  • Are there different types of aura?  Yes.
  • Do animate objects have more than one type of aura?  Yes.
  • Do inanimate objects have more than one type of aura?  No.
  • Is one type of aura common to both animates and inanimates? Yes.

Those answers cleared up some of my misconceptions, I could now assume that, for instance, sticks and stones have auras which are of the same type as one of the auras common to both humans and animals.  This assumption led to more questions for the pendulum.

  • Is the commonest type of aura affected by the health of its owner?  No.

As we already know that auras around humans and animals are affected by health problems, it seems that there must be at least two types.  Continuing with the questions about the common aura, I established that it is a homogeneous field, not layered, which consists of an aggregate of the individual fields of the countless atoms and molecules of which a body is constructed.  Its outer boundary thus follows the shape of its owner and is not affected by the malfunction of a part of that owner because the number of molecules remains roughly the same during an illness.  However, it would obviously be affected if a part of the owner was removed.  For future reference I will call this common aura ‘Aura 1’.

So, inanimate objects have only one type, Aura 1. But what about animate objects such as people, animals, birds, insects etc.? The pendulum was brought back into use.

  • Do animate objects have only 2 auras?  No.

Further questions and answers established that humans have at least six auras, but answers beyond the question for six were again inconclusive.  To identify at least these six I felt that I had to go back to basics.

It is known that static atoms and molecules have electric fields which, combine to give an aura and which I have called Aura 1. It is also known that moving fluids produce static electrical charges and hence electric fields.  Our bodies are filled with moving fluids of various sorts and we also have muscles, which, by voluntary or involuntary movement, also produce electric fields.  It seemed to me that all this movement would produce another overall field, which would, in effect, be another aura.  This would naturally show anomalies in its structure when, for example, blood supply increases or decreases to a site of infection or muscles slow down or seize up due to injury.  As a result there would be a dowsable difference between the normal part of this aura and that over the affected body part.

  • Do all living things have a second aura due to moving liquids or tissues?  No.
  • Do active living things have a second aura due to moving liquids or tissues?  Yes.
  • Are the tissues and fluids in plants moving too slowly to produce a second aura?  Yes.

Having established this second aura resulting from internal movements it is logical to call it ‘Aura 2’.

Next I needed to look at the remaining four auras. it was difficult to imagine what could give rise to another four electrical or magnetic fields but perhaps the pendulum could help.

  • Are the next four auras all electrical fields?  Yes.
  • Do they conform to the overall shape of the host body?  No.
  • Is each one a separate field?  Yes.
  • Is each formed by a specific part of the human body?  Yes.
  • Are they formed by parts of the brain?  Yes.

Further questions and answers established that the electrical currents in a working brain produce fields’ characteristic of those portions that are in use.  Popular books tell us that our brains consist roughly of three concentric structures.  The ancient reptilian brain is at the centre and is the smallest.  This is covered by the mammalian brain, which in turn is surrounded by the human part.  My dowsing found these three but detected also a fourth, thin layer of simian brain between the mammalian and human layers.  Recent medical research has also discovered this simian layer.

At this stage questions became more and more difficult to think of and sometimes there were days between dowsing sessions.  However, very gradually the story emerged.

Each part of the working brain produces a characteristic field that is different from and independent of Auras I and 2. Although each part of the brain is small, it is also very powerful and each part is able to produce its resulting field as a sphere of dowsable ‘energy’. (For convenience I will refer to them as ‘Mind Fields’ – and the resemblance of this term to ‘minefields’ is significant!) Four mind fields are the norm for humans, one each from the reptilian, mammalian, simian and human parts of the brain.  Now popular books tell us that only about one sixth of our brain volume is in everyday use, so arithmetic indicates that five sixths are unused and hence generate no fields.  There should, perhaps, be potential for further brain development to activate unused portions which would then generate further mind fields.  This development does not seem to be a case of increasing intelligence as measured by IQ; an illiterate teenager can have four mind fields as can the most erudite professor, but the teenager will perhaps have a weak fourth field while that of the professor will be very strong.  It also seems that a high IQ is not a prerequisite for increasing mind fields but it can be a help in devising ways to develop new fields.

Mind fields can be dowsed as concentric circles or as spheres, the innermost being from the reptilian brain, the next from the mammalian brain and so on.  With this in mind it may be possible to divine, very roughly, the personality of a subject by the strength of the relative mind fields (by reference to the dowsable rings); someone with a strong innermost circle (reptilian) is likely to have few morals, any desire having to be rapidly fulfilled by the most direct, perhaps violent, means.  A strong mammalian field could infer a similar, but less immediate, fulfillment of desires, with some ability to calculate the odds of success.  It hardly seems necessary to describe the likely personality of the owner of a strong ape like brain field: strong and crafty with enough intelligence to reason out the most effective way of attaining objectives or wishes, but expressing little morality in gaining them.

Our Homo Sapiens brain is the source of our morals that enable us to live in peace and harmony with our neighbours.  It is also a source of much of our intelligence and reasoning power and these, together with our morality, give us the essence of what we call ‘humanity’.  Dowsers and sensitives have these powers in full measure and, in my experience, when allied with an inquiring spirit these people have the potential to activate other parts of the sleeping brain and hence exhibit 5th, 6th and even 7th mind fields.

A word of caution here; possession of 4th or greater mind fields does not imply that the lower three, less moral, mind fields have been suppressed, just that the owners have the ability and the will to subordinate them to more human feelings and actions.

If we accept that, in everyday life, only one-sixth of our brain capacity is activated and in use and that the usual four brain fields represent that one sixth, then it seems theoretically possible that complete brain usage could result in 24 mind fields.  It is beyond my intellect to imagine what such a superbrain could do!

Some readers may remember my early work m discovering and accessing life stones in which I found that all such stones had around them the mind fields or dowsable rings which once belonged to their living owners.  In the same way your watches, bracelets, necklaces and lucky charms will all be carrying your mind fields.  In ancient times life stones or other personal belongings were often buried with their deceased owners and these sites can hence be traced by dowsing for the invisible circles or spheres.  In the “Encyclopedia of Terms” from the EEG there is an illustration of the outer envelope of such a sphere under the heading of “Energy Dome”

Expansion of my work on life stones has revealed some exciting information in that 24 field superbrains did (and perhaps still do) exist.  It will come as no surprise to some that these superbrains were Druids.

However, the term ‘Druid’ is here used in the widest sense to describe those men and women who were trained to embody the qualities of healers, lawgivers, teachers, wise men and women, peace makers, philosophers, scientists and many other abilities.  Not all Druids were superbrains, Of course, they were trained to the upper level of their natural abilities and then sent out into the world to make use of those qualifies.

Returning now to Auras 1 and 2; although it is difficult to describe them in terms other than ‘energy fields’; they have certain properties that may, in the past, have gone unrecognised.  Some people still don’t realise that auras can pick up and hold positive and negative energies such as love and hate.  These held energies need not be permanent but, while present can insidiously affect the moods or feelings of the owner.  It is quite easy to remove or change negative energies by positive thought, but many people seem to be unaware even that they may be carrying such impressions.

Another property of auras which doesn’t seem to be widely known, is that they can be easily removed (and, luckily, easily replaced) by accident or by intention.

Do you feel refreshed after a shower?  Invigorated after bathing in the sea?  Glowing after a walk on a windy day?  Most people do.  It may well be due to the fact that moving water . or wind has temporarily removed your aura, scouting away with it any negative or other unpleasant energy.  The removal is probably caused by the leaking away or neutralization of electric fields by the charged and moving water and air molecules.  Automatic renewal of the aura takes about 10 to 15 mins, more quickly after vigorous exercise.  This removal of bad energies may be the reason why baths or hydrotherapy is effective in treating some illnesses and why swimming can be so therapeutic.  Perhaps it also lies behind the original Christian baptismal rites of complete immersion in a flowing river or stream; the actual washing away of past sins held in the aura.

Naturally, long term removal of auras is dangerous to health and, as regeneration takes longer with increasing age, this may be why some old people dislike going out in the wind or rain which leaves them breathless or disorientated.

There is one factor of which we should be constantly aware when dealing with or even thinking about auras – the property of being able to influence any aura by the power of thought.  If you think of reducing an aura, you’re own or that of someone else, it will shrink, if you think of expanding it, it will expand. This should be borne in mind, particularly when using aura assessment as an indication of the health of a patient.  Most likely I am speaking to the converted, but beginners in the field should be aware that just thinking about an aura would change it unless a distinct effort is made to limit or exclude such an effect.  My own instructions to rods or pendulum are “Show me the limits of this aura in its relaxed state”.

As yet there is no sure way to energise the unused portions of our brains.  Dowsing with a sensitive, but inquiring and honest attitude can do this as we venture further into the paranormal and, as mentioned earlier, some sensitive people have reached the 7-field state.  You can check your own complement of mind fields by dowsing over your hand, but don’t congratulate yourself if you find more than four until you know whether they are strong or weak.  In the event that you find you have 23 or 24 mind fields, don’t write to me, just telepathise your discovery.

© 1999 John Harvey & BSD EEG