Aura (paranormal)

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An aura or human energy field is, according to New Age beliefs, a colored emanation said to enclose a human body or any animal or object.wikipedia
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Subtle body

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In some esoteric positions, the aura is described as a subtle body.
The later theosophical arrangement was taken up by Alice Bailey, and from there found its way into the New Age worldview and the human aura.

Thelma Moss

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Some parapsychologists, such as Thelma Moss of UCLA, have proposed that these images show levels of psychic powers and bioenergies.
Thelma Moss (born Thelma Schnee, January 6, 1918 – February 1, 1997) was an American actress, and later a psychologist and parapsychologist, best known for her work on Kirlian photography and the human aura.

Edgar Cayce

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In the following years, Leadbeater's ideas on the aura and chakras were adopted and reinterpreted by other Theosophists such as Rudolf Steiner and Edgar Cayce, but his occult anatomy remained of minor interest within the esoteric counterculture until the 1980s, when it was picked up by the New Age movement.
Other abilities that have been attributed to Cayce include astral projection, prophesying, mediumship, viewing the Akashic records or "Book of Life", and seeing auras.

Chakra

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In New Age alternative medicine, the human aura is seen as a hidden anatomy that affect the health of a client, and is often understood to comprise centers of vital force called chakra.

Charles Webster Leadbeater

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The concept of auras was first popularized by Charles Webster Leadbeater, a former priest of the Church of England and a member of the mystic Theosophical Society.
Leadbeater remains well-known and influential in New Age circles for his many works based on his clairvoyant investigations of life, including such books as Outline of Theosophy, Astral Plane, Devachanic Plane, The Chakras and Man, Visible and Invisible dealing with, respectively, the basic principles of theosophy, the two higher worlds humanity passes through after "death", the chakra system, and the human aura.

Kirlian photography

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This process came to be known as Kirlian photography.
Kirlian believed that images created by Kirlian photography might depict a conjectural energy field, or aura, thought, by some, to surround living things.

The Third Eye (book)

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* The book The Third Eye, written by Cyril Henry Hoskin under the pseudonym Lobsang Rampa, claims that Tibetan monks opened the spiritual third eye using trepanation in order to accelerate the development of clairvoyance and allow to see the aura.
A third eye is drilled into his forehead, allowing him to see human auras and to determine people's hidden motivations.

Halo (religious iconography)

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The halo represents an aura or the glow of sanctity which was conventionally drawn encircling the head.

List of topics characterized as pseudoscience

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New Age

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An aura or human energy field is, according to New Age beliefs, a colored emanation said to enclose a human body or any animal or object.

Psychic

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Psychics and holistic medicine practitioners often claim to have the ability to see the size, color and type of vibration of an aura.

Alternative medicine

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In New Age alternative medicine, the human aura is seen as a hidden anatomy that affect the health of a client, and is often understood to comprise centers of vital force called chakra.

Scientific evidence

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Such claims are not supported by scientific evidence and are pseudoscience.

Pseudoscience

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Such claims are not supported by scientific evidence and are pseudoscience.

Experiment

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When tested under controlled experiments, the ability to see auras has not been shown to exist.

Latin

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In Latin and Ancient Greek, aura means wind, breeze or breath.

Ancient Greek

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In Latin and Ancient Greek, aura means wind, breeze or breath.

Middle English

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It was used in Middle English to mean "gentle breeze".

Theosophical Society

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The concept of auras was first popularized by Charles Webster Leadbeater, a former priest of the Church of England and a member of the mystic Theosophical Society.

Theosophy

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Leadbeater had studied theosophy in India, and believed he had the capacity to use his clairvoyant powers to make scientific investigations.

Hydrogen

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He claimed that he had discovered that most men come from Mars but the more advanced men come from the Moon, and that hydrogen atoms are made of six bodies contained in an egg-like form.

Saint

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In his book Man Visible and Invisible published in 1903, Leadbeater illustrated the aura of man at various stages of his moral evolution, from the "savage" to the saint.