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How to see the Colours of the Aura

How to see the Colours of the Aura

Article by Craig Hamilton-Parker. Extracts from books about the colours of the aura by Craig Hamilton-Parker are copyright. Tell me about what the aura looks like to you at the bottom of this article or ask questions about your own colours.

Have psychics and Spiritualists got the colours of the aura wrong? Comment on the bottom of this article.

The Aura is the energy field of our life-force. It appears to mediums, and those with clairvoyant vision, as a fibrous light that surrounds all living things. This ethereal light emanation also surrounds the human body and extends from two to three feet in all directions.

The colours of the aura are a good indicator of a person’s disposition, health and spirituality. The Aura is seen by those with clairvoyant vision as being filled with vibrant colours that flow around you in a brilliant kaleidoscope of lights. Its dominant colours change according to your moods, feelings and spiritual condition.

Aura Video & Audio Tutorial

On the video below Jane and I talk about the colours of the aura and express a few opinions about how people can sometimes be misguided by alleged aura photographs. We have also published two free sets audio instructions taken from my CD ‘Opening to Auric Light’. If used with full attention these musical/audio instructions will help you to attune with the spirit world and enable you to open your celestial eyes.

Craig and Jane talk about how to see the colours of the aura

More about How To See The Colours of the Aura

Fake Auras

The Aura is not to be confused with the lights seen by people suffering from migraine or epilepsy, cell debris in the eyes (sometimes called floaters), the bright spots of light caused when the eye is rubbed or the after images caused by retinal fatigue. Some people can sense the aura and others can see the aura – often initially as lines of light between the fingers.

What is the aura?

Firstly, its something that I and other psychics see. You may also see it or sense it. You may see a light around a person’s head or you may sense somebody’s mood. One could think of it as an atmosphere around the human body- just as the planet earth has an atmosphere.

In short, the aura is an energy field- it’s our life force. It takes two forms – the cosmic vibratory energy that is omnipresent in the universe, structuring and sustaining all things and the specific aura that sustains each human body. You will learn how to draw upon both of these incredible sources of energy.

Recognition of the fact that humans are surrounded by an aura dates back millennia- Christian saints are of course traditionally shown with a halo around the head, the ancient Egyptians did the same for their gods or important human beings as did the Hindus, Buddhists, Greeks and Romans. And these beliefs continue right up to the present day. The aura is generally recognised as having seven layers. Most psychics only see the first three- those closest to the physical body. The outer auric layers are concerned with the soul and spirit whereas the inner auric layers relate to mind, emotions and health.

The aura is shaped like an egg made of fibrous light surrounding the whole of the body. To some, it is like a heat haze radiating all around the person shimmering with light and energy. It has every colour imaginable including those that are beyond the visible spectrum. Or in the words of Sir Winston Churchill “I expect orange and vermilion will be the darkest and dullest colours and beyond them will be a whole range of wonderful new colours which will delight the celestial eye.”

Closely related to the aura are the chakras. See also my article about the colours of the chakras

How to see the colours of the auraCraig & Jane teach classes about how to see the colours of the aura

How to see the Aura Colours

Many people can sense the aura and some can see it. When you have stood close to a stranger have you ever ‘felt’ their personality- something we sometimes call the ‘human atmosphere’? For example, you may have visited a married couples house and inadvertently interrupted a row. They greet you with sweet smiles and pretend nothing has happened but behind this facade you can feel a pressure like the moment before a thunderstorm.

You are sensing the emotions from their auras and this is why you know that something is wrong despite their pretence. You have experienced the projected personality of the person through their aura. Perhaps you have also at some time experienced psychic sight and seen the aura but have been too embarrassed to talk about it for fear of ridicule by non-believers. Trust what you sense and see and stand by what you know to be true for this is a natural phenomenon. Fortunately many more people today are having the courage to talk about their spiritual experiences which are proving to be more common place than would once have been expected.

How to See the Aura

This extract is taken from the Psychic Workbook by Craig Hamilton Parker.


Soft or low light is the best condition in which to first see the aura. It also helps to be relaxed, so bed is the best place to try this next experiment.

HOW TO SEE THE AURA STEP 1. Turn off the lights. You don’t want to work in pitch-black conditions and in most cases the street lights filtering through the curtains will provide enough light. If not, leave the landing light on and close the bedroom door. The small amount of light seeping underneath the door frame should be enough to work with.

HOW TO SEE THE AURA STEP 2. As you lie in bed, hold your hands straight out in front of you. Look gently at them, don’t stare hard- you need to gaze rather than look. The aura rarely appears as a bright light, it is more like a gentle heat haze.

HOW TO SEE THE AURA STEP 3. Try fixing your attention on your hands while focusing your eyes on the bedroom wall. The hands will appear out of focus but this will help you get the knack of the way to look.

HOW TO SEE THE AURA STEP 4. Now very slowly bring the fingertips of each hand towards each other until they are very close but not touching. The aura will appear as fine lines of blue and red light between the finger tips. You can try the same again just using the index fingers of both hands.

HOW TO SEE THE AURA STEP 5. As you draw the hands apart you will see the streams of energy connecting each finger. Imagine the energy increasing and you will see the light glow brightly. Bringing the fingers tantalisingly close together in this way seems to increase the auric flow. It’s just like when you bring two opposite poles of magnets together: you feel the attraction suddenly increase as the fields unite.

What is Kirlian Aura Photography?

Kirlian Photography is a method of photographing the human aura – also known as bio fields. This photographic technique (electro photography) involves the photographing of subjects in the presence of a high-frequency, high-voltage, low-amperage-electrical field. This will reveal on the photograph glowing, multicolored plasma which many believe is of the human aura.

Kirlian Photography was invented by Seymon Kirlian who was an amateur inventor and electrician from Krasnodar in Russia. Seymon Kirlian pioneered the process in the early 1940s.

Kirlian Photography was discovered by accident: In 1939 while in the USSR Semyon Kirlian watched a patient receiving treatment from a high frequency generator and noticed that, as glass electrodes were brought close to the patient’s skin, there was a tiny flash.In an attempt to investigate the phenomena Semyon Kirlian and his wife Valentina Kirlian tried taking photographs. The result was a photograph of Kirlian’s hand surrounded by a glowing aura.

Do the Aura Colours Change?

It is worth noting that the colours of the aura are not fixed. You do not have a permanent red, blue or yellow aura. The colours of the aura change depending on your state of health, energy level or your emotions.

The colours of the aura are a reflection of you. So if you have a very active brain the aura may be seen as very active with many rainbow colours changing and swirling around you as your thoughts activate.

Similarly the emotions can be seen in the aura. A red aura id generally considered to show anger, sexuality and a very powerful nature. A sportsman may have their aura charged with this colour when they are preparing to compete. Yellow can show a happy mood, pink may show gentle emotions and the purple, violet and puce tones can indicate spiritual thoughts.

An aura can also look sluggish when you are tired and the colours may become more somber with browns, dark greens and darker tones flushing through the auric field. When a person is ill or very depressed black may be seen in the auric field.

If you feel lively and bursting with life and optimism you aura will show this. Electric blues, emerald greens and sunshine yellows are a sign that a person is healthy and optimistic about their life.

Is it possible to protect the Aura?

The aura is the radiation of the life force. It is sometimes felt or seen by clairvoyant people. You may initially feel your aura like a prickly sensation around the hands or radiating from someone near you. People who are sensitive to the aura may sometimes become quickly fatigued as their sensitivity will open them to people’s vibrations or stress.

On this site we show you how to safely work with the aura so as not to diminish your energy. Using yoga and breathing techniques it is possible to work with the aura safely and quickly replenish your life force when your energy is low or being drained by another person

You can find out more about aura protection and how to open and close the aura using our site search. We have posted many extracts from Craig’s book “Protecting The Soul” which is an in-depth look at generating and sustaining spiritual energy.

What is an Aura Reading?

An aura reading usually begins with the clairvoyant ‘seer’ meditating and using visualisation techniques to open up their own aura. Initially they may be able to sense the sitters emotional conditions and maybe have an intuitive understanding of the person’s state of mind or health.

Healer often read the aura unconsciously. They may make no claims to having psychic vision or to be able to see the aura but may nonetheless immediately sense what’s ailing their patient.

Clairvoyants who specialise in aura reading can usually see the aura with their physical eyes. This may be seen as a haze with gentle movements of colours or the seer may become aware of the layers of the aura. A good aura reader will be able to tell the sitter many things about their life and situation for it is through the aura that telepathy happens. (Aura Reading is closely related to Claivoyant Readings clear seeing - more info here)

Often an aura reading may include an auragraph – this is a coloured representation of the sitters aura, usually with an explanation of the things discovered during the reading. Some readers claim to be able to give aura readings at a distance. Remove readings can take place by phone or an auragraph (auragram) is sent by post.

Detailed article about psychic art and drawing auragraphs here


Psychic people and people with a budding or latent psychic gift are usually sensitive individuals. You may feel the atmosphere of place or pick up vibrations from people’s auras. For example, have you ever sensed that a person is disturbed, depressed or angry without them giving any physical clues. You may be sensing their psychic vibrations and responding to them on an unconscious level. Soon you will be feeling just like them- depressed, worried, angry and so on. It is important for psychic people to protect themselves from these harmful vibrations. The technique that follows will help you do this and furthermore protect you from other harmful influences that you may feel are bothering you. Now here’s the commercial plug- and you can buy my specially designed cassette to talk you through the various techniques for attuning the aura and, most importantly, closing the aura.


“Learning to close down after doing your psychic work is even more important than opening up in the first place. When I’m not working psychically I keep my centres firmly shut. If I tuned in to every vibration that came my way I’d soon be a gibbering wreck. Psychics that push their clairvoyance on you at every opportunity are normally not much good; they waste their energy. Close your aura after working and the power recharges ready for the next time you want to work.

As you become more proficient at opening, however, you will find that it is possible to open the chakras very quickly. Nevertheless, for the best results it is best to systematically go through the techniques I’ve outlined.

So, you’ve done your psychic work and now we’re going to turn off the energy. Sir comfortably and quiet the breath. Closing the chakras is done in the opposite way to opening but we leave the crown centre to last of all.


1. First focus your attention on the brow centre. See the light get dimmer and darker. Imagine the flowers of the lotus closing and an iron door shutting over the centre. Light can get neither in nor out. All is quiet.

2. Feel the light drop downwards through the throat centre. The light fades, the petals close and the door shuts. Now drop the light through the heart centre. The light fades, the petals close and the door shuts. Drop the light down through the solar plexus. The light fades, the petals close, the door shuts. Drop the light down through the spleen centre. The light fades, the petals close, the door shuts.

3. Finally, the base centre does not close completely. See the light here fade until it is just a small red light- like a chink of light through a partly opened door.

4. Now focus your attention on the crown centre that is still open. As before, let the golden light stream through the top of your head and out of your fingertips and toes. Give yourself a psychic shower. Wash away the problems and impressions that you’ve picked up from your sitter. They’re not your worries. Wash them away.

5. Now fill the inside of your body with liquid golden light that pours in from the crown centre. Fill yourself up with golden light energy from the toes to the top of the head. Now close the crown centre. The light fades and the colours darken. I visualise two great iron hanger-doors closing over my head.

6. Quickly run through the centres again, making sure that all is quiet. Now, as a final safeguard, visualise wrapping a dark hooded cloak all over your body. Light can neither get in or out. All that shines from your aura is that small chink of light from the base chakra. Your aura is closed. You are back to normal.

I have also made this into a Free YouTube video so you can listen to the instructions as you meditate. Check out the Psychic Circles Pages for details

Book about the colours of the aura

Article Name
The Colours of the Aura
How to see the colours of the aura from my book The Psychic Workbook ISBN 978-0-09-179086-8

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  • Craig Hamilton-Parker January 3, 2013, 6:22 pm

    In the video about colours of the aura I mention the aura photography that is a little suspect. Real aura photography uses Kirlian Photography. If you are interested in taking aura photographs this is the type of equipment you may find helpful.

  • Breeona January 31, 2013, 9:23 am

    It’s hard to explain but I feel the colors of the aura and sometimes I feel two or three colors at once. Sometimes I feel as if I am blue and silver and green… and when I’m around people with blue I feel that they are strong. It’s as if they have been through a lot and are now so strong that they will never give up.

    People with green auras make me feel as if they are down to earth: they are sweet but strong. When I’m around people with red auras it makes me feel as if they are hiding something or are afraid or that they have a secret.

    I don’t know how else to explain it. I was hoping to get some advice about aura colors and what I am sensing. Do other people see the same with the aura colors as I do?

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker January 31, 2013, 12:42 pm

      Direct experience of the aura colours is what matters. Trust your feelings rather than what books say. I believe you have made a sincere and true observation.

      Like you, I would be interested to know what other aura seers intuitively glean from the colors. For example I have noticed that many people with a violet aura are often vegetarians.

      Have any other clairvoyant visitors noticed specific things like this?

      • Keith November 26, 2013, 9:55 am

        I have seen in connection to the color violet, whether a bright flash or a “meandering” sort in slow motion, very bright and very obvious, as a precursor to violence or extreme fright, be it a quick act such as a stabbing, or a sustained event such as being pinned under a heavy object, respectively. I have also seen violet turn to indigo with people that go on roller coasters or enjoy extreme sports. It seems that if red and orange are passionate colors of the body then violet and indigo must be the mental equivalent.

  • Nora February 2, 2013, 12:23 pm

    For at least two years I noticed that my aura was blue. This was during the time I enjoyed doing a lot of art. Only recently, when I started my spiritual journeying, have I noticed the aura around my head and shoulders changed to a butter-like yellow colour. I’m not familiar with this colour tone or its meaning.

  • olga May 7, 2013, 9:53 pm

    What about patients in coma? What does their aura look like? My new colleague has a mother, who has been four years in a coma. The Mother looks so gorgeous, that her daughter is still believes that she will make a recovery. Could the aura hold any clues?

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker May 9, 2013, 2:52 pm

      If the colours of the aura are seen as bright and vibrant then this would suggest that there is a lot of mental activity. I think a book that you may enjoy is Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife by by Eben Alexander. Eben Alexander describes his experiences whilst in a coma and his experiences of the next world. You can get it from Amazon books here.

  • Elaine May 21, 2013, 8:39 pm

    Hello and thank you for the interesting article about seeing the aura. I plan to use your techniques. I was driven here for an answer to this situation: I recently met someone and showed a photo of him to a sensitive and gifted friend, who immediately told me he saw haze in the aura of this new guy. Can you please explain to me more what this perhaps means?

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker May 24, 2013, 11:23 am

      You cannot see the aura from a photograph. They are not really “seeing a haze in the aura” – this is probably just their way of describing their intuitive feelings.

  • Craig Hamilton-Parker May 29, 2013, 3:42 pm

    “Psychics can see the color of time it’s blue” – Ronald Sukenick

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