Types of Aura
An article, taken from Training To See Auras, in which Robert Bruce examines the different types of aura...
The human aura is an energy field that surrounds the human body, and reflects the subtle life energies at work within and around it.
This is something like the magnetic field that surrounds a simple magnet. Like a magnetic field, the aura is generated within physical matter - but is also affected by it's surroundings.
The energies flowing through the aura make us what we are, and are in turn affected by our surrounding life conditions and life style. The aura reflects the activity of our organs, health, mental activity and emotional state. It also shows disease - often long before the onset of physical symptoms.
The strength and properties of an aura are determined by the amount of, and the quality of, the energies flowing through it.
The Main Aura
The main human aura is banded around the body - strata like. Imagine a person with thick, coloured hoops of light dropped over them, and you get the general idea. The main colours of the aura emanate from the primary energy centres (major chakras - or psychic centres). The individual bands of colour are difficult to see, unless you have very well- developed auric sight, and are observing under optimum conditions.
The Etheric Aura
Close to the skin is the etheric aura. This is often called "The vitality sheath". It is seen (with auric sight) as a pale, narrow band, next to the skin, outlining the body. This is usually no more than half an inch wide - depending upon the vitality of the subject. It looks like a dense layer of pale smoke, clinging to the skin. This is the visible part of the energy body, in it's contracted state.
During sleep, the etheric aura expands and opens (becoming larger and finer) in order to absorb and store vitality (cosmic energy?) within it. After sleep, the energy body contracts and forms a dense sheath surrounding the body, close to the skin. This holds within it the stored energies we all need for living.
In a way, the energy body is like a living storage battery. During sleep, it automatically sets itself on recharge, replacing the energies that have been used up.
Copyright © 1990 by Robert Bruce. This article was taken from Training To See Auras. Visit www.astraldynamics.com for more of Robert Bruce's work.