Wed, 22 Mar 2000

Up close and personal with your aura

By Tom Suhalim

JAKARTA (JP): In the past, only psychics and clairvoyants were able to see auras. But with new technology, we can all see our auras on the Aura Video Station using a computerized multimedia biofeedback system.

Actually, what is an aura? An aura is the energy field around a living body. Barbara Ann Brennan, in her book Hands Of Light, says a human has seven non-physical bodies -- the Etheric Body, Emotional Body, Mental Body, Astral Body, Etheric Template Body, Celestial Body and Ketheric Body. She could see all of these non- physical bodies through her talents as a clairvoyant.

Do we really have auras? When you meet somebody for the first time, you can feel their aura from the very first moment. Do you like him or her, or is it uncomfortable to be near him or her? Right, you feel it. Everybody has an energy field around their body. We are energy, we are light; the only difference is the vibration.

Around 1935 the Russian professor S. Kirlian developed a machine based on high voltage photography to measure the corona field around the fingers and feet. This is what we call Kirlian Photography. Then in or about 1985, some scientists discovered the Real Aura Photography that we know today.

To get a photo of an aura, you just measure certain points on the hands through a biofeedback sensor. The sensor picks up the information and sends it to a camera, which prints the information. But the technology continued to improve, and in 1998 German researcher Fisslinger came up with the Aura Video Station. This computerized multimedia biofeedback system gives us additional information about ourselves through our aura analysis.

This new technology uses biofeedback, color therapy and mind- body energy medicine. This system is fun and educational for people. But the system also provides us much information about ourselves. It measures our stress level, mind-expression-inner emotion-heart-feeling-energy levels, reads our emotiometer, mind- body state, gives us a mind-body-spirit graph, tells us if we are head-or-heart dominant, right-or-left dominant and prints out a complete aura analysis report. It gives us about 14 pages of information that is really very useful.

If you are familiar with psychology, you now that color therapy is one of the tools used to analyze someone's character and personality. From this point of view, someone's aura analysis will give us more detailed information about them. Every person has a certain aura base -- it could be red, yellow, green, violet or white.

Basically, there are seven major aura colors. They are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet and white. Red is the lowest vibration, white is highest vibration. Every aura color has positive and negative effects. "Red" people usually are hardworkers and "violet" people are often visionaries.

We can correlate these aura colors with our cakras (the energy center in the human body). Red is root cakra, orange is sacral/ sex cakra, yellow is solar plexus cakra, green is heart cakra, blue is throat cakra, violet is ajna/third eye cakra and white is crown cakra. If the colors of these cakras are different from their original colors, we can say there will be an imbalance in a person's body. For example, when the heart cakra becomes yellow, it will affect the immune system.

To analyze someone's health from an aura analysis is not too difficult. You have to have such basic knowledge such as: the shape of the aura, the dark and bright side of the aura and the color of the aura in specific areas. I have seen people with lung problems, head problems, drug problems, etc., with aura shapes and colors which differed from those of healthy people.

Sometimes, we can act as a fortuneteller in doing an aura analysis. An aura analysis using the multimedia biofeedback system is quite different from the aura camera (Guy Coggin's camera). In Germany and some European countries, this system helps psychologists analyze their patients' personalities.

In Indonesia, particularly in Jakarta, there are people who already have heard of the aura camera. It was introduced here by Adriana Bojoh, a color therapist and reiki practitioner from the Netherlands.

Picking up the trend was Sofyan, who owns a crystal shop in Mega Mall Pluit, and King Gunawan of the Mangga Dua Mall Traditional Healing Center and Aura Photography Shop. Now there are at least three locations in Jakarta offering aura photography. Using the aura camera, you can get a half-body aura Polaroid photograph and two to five pages of aura analysis.

But if you want more than a photo of your aura, you may want to consider an aura video session. You will be amazed to see your aura live on the monitor. You can watch as your aura changes, and witness the flow of energy in your body. In Indonesia there is only one location for such an experience, Club Sentosa Ascott Jakarta, on Jl. Kebon Kacang Raya, Central Jakarta.

The writer is the founder of the Jakarta Holistic Care Center.