How to see Auras

The Aura
The Aura (although it doesn’t look quite like this when I see it!)

It’s easy to see auras it just takes a bit of patience, give it a few weeks and you’ll be starting to see results, if not before, although it takes a long time to get really good at it. You may have noticed that you sometimes see things out of the corner of your eye more clearly or brightly, for instance when you look up at the stars (try it!).

To give you an idea of what the light of an aura looks like, think of when someone takes a photo of you with a flash.  That flash that you see is a bit like what an aura looks like and works in a similar way. ie when you look directly at it, it disappears, but then you see it again from your peripheral vision.

For another example look at this turquoise colour for as long as possible without blinking. Then look at a white piece of paper, you should be able to see a pinkish colour when you blink.  Again this is not an aura, just an after image in the opposite colour to turquoise, but it gives you an idea of what the glow of an aura looks like.

Stare at this Turquoise rectangle to help you understand what an aura glow looks like
Stare at this Turquoise rectangle to help you understand what an aura glow looks like

Here’s how to learn to see auras

  1. Hold your hand about 20-30cm from your face in front of a white background.
  2. Relax your eyes and try to stare off into space so you are looking beyond your hand, keeping it in your vision but not looking directly at it.
  3. Keep doing this and try not to blink. You may need to practice this stage for a bit but soon you should see a clear kind of glow surround your fingers. The tricky part here is not to look directly at it when you see it, just keep it in the corner of your vision
  4. When you do blink the glow will fade but do it again and it will start to come back easier and easier
  5. Soon the glow will take on a colour and this is the first level of your aura.
  6. Once you’ve practised a bit try staring off above someones head especially if they are in front of a light background (and they don’t get freaked out!)
  7. Again relax your eyes (sometimes being tired helps!) and wait for the glow to appear.


Aura Workshop CD by Cassandra Eason

It really does work, I’ve done it and even mananged to teach my friends who had never done it before when we stared at another friend who was meditating in front of a dimly lit white background, his aura was all glowing and pinky purple and pulsating and we all saw it!

Be aware that there are actually several levels of your aura, but the first one you are likely to see will probably relate to the health or emotional state of your body and mind.

Once you see your’s or someone else’s aura, you will want to know the colour meanings, check this chart or visit the link below (from which I got the chart!).

Colour meanings for the aura
Colour meanings for the aura

For more info on what the different colours of your aura mean, look here

Good Luck!

Do you have any tips and tricks to share on seeing auras? Or perhaps you’ve just tried it and seen something, please comment and tell us about it!

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Auras and Kirlian Photography

A Pentagram that has absorbed some of the owner's aura
A Pentagram that has absorbed some of the owner’s aura

You don’t need any psychic powers to see auras but for those who are a bit sceptical (I used to be!) Kirlian Photograpy can show you some proof. It was discovered by the Russian scientists Semyon and Valentina Kirlian when they accidently touched camera film through an electrical current that had been generated by connecting two metal electrodes (small poles) to an electrical source. When the film was developed they saw a glow round the hand that they thought was the life force, what many call the aura of living things, but also things like crystals, rock, metal and minerals.

A Leaf that still 'remembered' part of it's aura, hours after the corner was cut off
A Leaf that still ‘remembered’ part of it’s aura, hours after the corner was cut off

Kirlian photography can show many things, from when a plant has a leaf cut off it remembers it in the aura for a few hours, or a sigil or jewellery kept near the body temporarily absorbs some of the owners aura.

Interestingly one photo I saw shows two people about to kiss, their auras have merged already. I compared this to another photo where two people who don’t like each other have their fingers close but the auras are keeping tightly away from each other.

Is Aura photography genuine?

Many people are skeptical about Aura photography when it is done of the head and shoulders.  Skeptic’s Dictionary explains that true Kirlian Photography is contact based, therefore the item must touch the camera for it to work.

What is the aura?

Auras are thought to be the emissions of photons of light, and tiny electrical currents that exist in the body.  This is what the aura is made of (although for more detailed info check this Wikipedia link), but the next question is, what does the aura signify?

What does the aura mean and what can Kirlian photography be used for?

Many believe auras can be used to diagnose illnesses in the body, and also to interpret moods, and give insights on people’s personality.  For instance a common colour for a spiritual teacher’s aura is yellow or gold.  Someone who is meditating is likely to emit a purple/pink aura.

As well as being able to show physical illnesses, they can also indicate energy blockages, which may be caused by emotional issues, among other things. It can also be used to show a before and after image of energy flows, when someone has had healing, to demonstrate the removal of energy blockages.

Kirlian Photography used to diagnose energy blockages
Kirlian Photography can be used to diagnose energy blockages

This photo, taken from Full Spectrum, shows one hand emitting a much weaker aura.  Full Spectrum explain the meaning:

‘there is more radiation on the left compared with the right suggesting more right (emotional) brain activity. Energy flow is restricted and needs a yang correction.

This can be interpreted as follows: The individual has a lot of ‘heart’ but is holding back emotionally, inhibiting their ability to express themselves freely. ‘

Interestingly, Kirlian photography can also be done on foods, to show the difference between organic and processed foods.

Although there is little scientific evidence to support it, many people believe and have experienced (including some I have met) that eating a raw food diet makes you feel much more healthy and alive, because the energy you are getting from your food is much stronger. Kirlian Photography supports this.

Aura from an organic bean sprout
Aura from an organic bean sprout
Aura from an organic lentil sprout cooked for 2-3 mins
Aura from an organic lentil sprout cooked for 2-3 min

As you can see, the lentil sprout on the right, which was blanched for only two minutes, has a much smaller aura, and this leads people to believe that there is much more nutrition and vital energy to be gained from the raw sprout.

Can you see auras without Kirlian Photography?

Yes! – With a little practice.  Although they do look a bit different when seen with the naked eye.  Part 2, how to see auras and more about what they mean!

What do you think about Kirlian Photography? Genuine or not?  Have you got a Kirlian Camera or tried it with a friend’s one?

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Installing Love on the Human Computer

Installing Love on the Human Computer
Installing Love on the Human Computer

Someone posted this lovely script on the Self Development Forum (interesting place!) and its cute and healing so I thought I’d share!



Installing Love on the Human Computer:

Tech Support: Yes, how can I help you?

Customer: Well, after much consideration, I’ve decided to install Love. Can you guide me through the process?

Tech Support: Yes. I can help you. Are you ready to proceed?

Customer: Well, I’m not very technical, but I think I’m ready. What do I do first?

Tech Support: The first step is to open your Heart. Have you located your Heart?

Customer: Yes, but there are several other programs running now. Is it okay to install Love while they are running?

Tech Support: What programs are running ?

Customer: Let’s see, I have Past Hurt, Low Self-Esteem, Grudge and Resentment running right now.

Tech Support: No problem, Love will gradually erase Past Hurt from your current operating system. It may remain in your permanent memory but it will no longer  disrupt other programs. Love will eventually override Low Self-Esteem with a module of its own called High Self-Esteem. However,you have to completely turn off Grudge and Resentment. Those programs prevent Love from being properly installed. Can you turn those off ?

Customer: I don’t know how to turn them off. Can you tell me how?

Tech Support: With pleasure. Go to your start menu and invoke Forgiveness. Do this as many times as necessary until Grudge and Resentment have been completely erased.

Customer: Okay, done! Love has started installing itself. Is that normal?

Tech Support: Yes, but remember that you have only the base program. You need to begin connecting to other Hearts in order to get the upgrades.

Customer: Oops! I have an error message already. It says, “Error – Program not run on external components.”  What should I do?

Tech Support: Don’t worry. It means that the Love program is set up to run on Internal Hearts, but has not yet been run on your Heart. In non-technical terms, it simply means you have to Love yourself before you can Love others.

Customer: So, what should I do?

Tech Support: Pull down Self-Acceptance; then click on the following files: Forgive-Self; Realize Your Worth; and Acknowledge your Limitations.

Customer: Okay, done.

Tech Support: Now, copy them to the “My Heart” directory. The system will overwrite any conflicting files and begin patching faulty programming.
Also, you need to delete Verbose Self-Criticism from all directories and empty your Recycle Bin to make sure it is completely gone and never comes back.

Customer: Got it. Hey! My heart is filling up with new files.Smile is playing on my monitor and Peace and Contentment are copying themselves all over My Heart. Is this normal?

Tech Support: Sometimes. For others it takes awhile, but eventually everything gets it at the proper time. So Love is installed and running.

One more thing before we hang up. Love is Freeware. Be sure to give it and its various modules to everyone you meet. They will in turn share it with others and return some cool  modules back to you.

Customer: Thank you, Spirit.

Spirit/Tech Support: You’re Welcome, Anytime.

– Anon

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Magical, Spiritual & healing places on Earth

The Macchu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Sit...
The Macchu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site near Cusco in Peru, at twilight (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Recently, through my anthropology study combining an interest in environmentalism, nature based spirituality and activism, I’ve learnt a lot about ways of connecting to the land, and the way that many people feel a spiritual or sacred connection to a particular place.

Many Pagans (as well as lots of other people with different or unnamed beliefs) have been involved in anti-roads protests or trying to stop something like a Tesco’s being built on ancient woodlands that contain many sacred sites like ancient burial grounds and stone circles.

This often involved living in trees or spending a great deal of time on the land, leading to deeper and more connected feelings with nature and the organic environment.

I was fortunate enough recently to go to a Rainbow Family gathering in Kent, on a sacred site containing an ancient (really ancient – from the neolithic times about 3500BC!) burial ground and sacred stones, known as the coldrum stones.  This site is also significant as it is on a Ley (sometimes called Ley lines) and you can see a line of churches sacred sites that map out this line of power.

Anyway more about the Rainbow family later (although if you are in the UK looking for a gathering you can try facebook, or take a look at the UK site ) but for now just wanted to show you an interesting article I found about healing and magical places round the world.

See if you have been to any, and which ones you’d like to visit next (so far I’ve only been to table mountain but was too lazy to climb it!) but would love to go to more, especially Machu Picchu since my dad is from Peru!

StormJewel x

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Tibetan Singing Bowls

Tibetan Singing bowls create a beautiful sound resonance that helps to clear and purify the mind and is frequently used in alternative healing, and also in mindfulness meditation.  Below are some virtual singing bowls, not quite the same but somewhat fun and soothing, and also strangely addictive! Give it a go! :o)

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Mindfulness Stress Reduction Meditation

Stressed? So tell me, how well do you think you know a raisin?

Minfulness Meditation on a Raisin to get rid of your stress!
Minfulness Meditation on a Raisin to get rid of your stress!

I recently got the chance to have 10 mindfulness stress based reduction classes for free.  As I am a student as well as shop owner, despite thinking of myself as easy going I have experienced my fair share of stress lately so was looking forward to the classes.

Mindfulness is about living in the moment, being able to step away from the constant chatter of thoughts and of planning this and that, even if just for a little bit, but with the intention of hopefully living your life in a calmer and more thoughtful way.

I’ll write more about mindfulness in the future but for now I want to share with you the first excercise we did – The Raisin.


For this experiment you will need:

1 raisin

An open and enquiring mind.

Take the raisin and close your eyes.  Try and imagine you are from mars or lala land or whereever, and that you have never known a raisin.  Slowly run your fingers over the raisin, noting any curves, jagged bits, smoothness, crevaces and so on – do this for a few minutes until you have truly experienced the landscape of the raisin.

Open your eyes and study the raisin, try holding it up to the light to see the different colours, and again observe and feel if you like all the surfaces of it – does it remind you of anything? Perhaps a lunar landscape (ok maybe the wrong colour but whatever!)

Now smell the raisin, take some deep sniffs.  and now its time to hear the raisin (!) put it by your ear and squish it a little bit. (yes amazingly raisins do make noises and it differs from raisin to raisin!)

Finally – taste the raisin – chew it up slowly and thoughtfully, allowing the taste and texture and the sensations of eating it to take over.  This is perhaps the most amazing bit – something which you may do habitually eg shoving several raisins in at once without thinking, becomes a totally different experience.  If like me you don’t actually like raisins, you may find that since the taste is stronger than ever, its a bit yuck (altho eating them is not compulsory for the excercise!) but it proves the point that much of what we experience ignores the full depth of the experience.


The raisin excercise shows us how experience can be transformed by bringing curiousity in what we do, and this is frequently drawn upon in mindfulness classes, where we are invited to be curious about sensations in the body and mind that we think we are super familiar with but are probably not – and this can bring new joys to our lives! Yay!

I hope you enjoyed your raisin, I’ll be writing more about mindfulness in the future!

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Crystals for Healing

Fleur de Venus – Rose Quartz Pendant for Peace and Understanding

There are many ways to heal yourself, from visualisation to meditation or Reiki, but a powerful assistant can be a crystal or gemstone. Crystals are great for healing as they vibrate with concentrated energies inside them – hence why quartz is useful in watches. But before you can use the gemstone you need to learn how to activate it and what to do with it. In my shop you can see a great selection of crystals for healing, and what the properties of each stone are, I have lots of gift sets that use a combination of crystals to heal you more holistically (for instance to cure insomnia you can have a crystal to clear the mind, one to relax the body, one to ease anxiety etc), or as a general rule Crystal Quartz, sometimes known as rock crystal, is the master healer, generally boosting immune system and helping most ailments. Take a look at my article to see easy step by step instructions for activating and using crystals.

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Learn about Japanese Culture – Aino Folktales, Reiki and Akitas!

I was doing some research today on elements of Japanese culture and discovered some lovely folktalkes, learnt more about the beautiful Akita dog, and wrote a little bit about Reiki Healing.

Think all dogs go woof woof? Not in Japan! Take a look at my article to find out more.  I’ve a great story that also tells you why dogs can no longer talk (a relief I think, I love dogs but if they could chat to you they might not be quite so great – I don’t think I’d be quite as interested in bones and dogs’ bums!)

I first became interested in Reiki Healing when I got really sick whilst travelling, after one session I felt SO much better, and more calm and peaceful than I ever have before or since, the lady must have been an incredibly powerful healer.  So click here to find out a little bit about what Reiki is and how it works, and to see some reiki jewellery and reiki meditations that are availbable in my shop.

Love and Light



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