Body Conscious: How To Read Your Aura


Staying physically and mentally fit is the young person’s holy grail, but there’s simply no one right way to do it. In our Body Conscious series, we’ll explore how some people protect their minds and bodies. Today, we capture and analyze our auras.

An aura is a color field of luminous light that surrounds a person or object, kind of like a halo. Each color of an aura holds a different meaning based on the seven chakras within the body. Miraculously, for the small price of $15, you can acquire photographic evidence of your aura. The technology that makes this possible is almost a century old—a form of electrophotography named after the inventor Semyon Kirlian, who accidentally discovered that every object has a certain charge that can be visually captured with a few electrodes and a Polaroid camera. Apply the same logic to humans, and our “charge” is an obvious equivalent to our aura. Curious to see and compare our own biological rhythms, we headed to Magic Jewelry, a shop-turned-psychic-palace in Chinatown, to put the Kirlian system to the test.

Click through for four takes on the aura reading experience.

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POSTED August 30, 2011 3:02PM IN ART+CULTURE NEWS Comments (1) TAGS:




  1. Alice says:

    I think Maia’s photo is down. Anyway I’m enjoying this series so far. Very inspirational wrt getting whatever things right/tight. Can’t wait to see what’s to come.