How to See the Aura with the Naked Eye

See the Aura with the Naked Eye
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Seeing the Aura in Six Steps

Article by Craig Hamilton-Parker about how to see the aura. This is an extract from my book The Psychic Handbook – it is copyright.

Surrounding the human body is a brilliant kaleidoscope of luminosity that we call the aura. This is a projection of our life force and is the energy that animates the human body and sustains us. We will now show you how to see the aura.

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How to see the Aura in Six Steps

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


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 give 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.


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 and not look. The aura rarely appears as bright light, it is more like a gentle heat haze.


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.


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 fingertips. You can try the same again just using the index fingers of both hands.


As you draw the hands apart you will see the streams of energy connecting each finger. Imagine the energy increases and you will see the light glow brightly. Bringing the fingers tantalizingly close together in this way seems to increase the aura flow. It’s just like when you bring two opposite poles of magnets together: you feel the attraction suddenly increase as the fields unite.


Next, you will know how to see the aura colors: Look closely and you will see the colors white, red and blue in the light between the fingers. These are the colors of the physical body. When you apply your gaze to the area around people’s heads you will see all the colors of the rainbow. The meaning of these colors is linked to health and the person’s mental, emotional and spiritual state of being.

See aura around the hands and how to see the aura colors

Does a person’s aura change?

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

The pigments 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 rainbow shades changing and swirling around you as your thoughts activate.

Similarly, emotions can be seen in the aura. A red aura is generally considered to show anger, sexuality and very powerful nature. A sportsman may have their aura charged with this tint 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 show spiritual thoughts.

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

How to Protect the Aura

The aura is the radiation of the life force. It is 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.

Psychic Sensitives

Psychic people and people with a budding or latent psychic gift are usually sensitive people. Some know how to see the aura through intuition. You may feel the atmosphere of a place or pick up vibrations from people’s auras. 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. You are responding to them on an unconscious level.

Soon you will be feeling just like them. You may feel 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. It will protect you from other harmful influences that you may feel are bothering you.

How to Close 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 centers closed. 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. The power recharges ready for the next time you want to work.

Although now rejected by mainstream science, the philosophy of ‘Vitalism’ claimed that living things are driven by a vital force – also called “vital spark”, “energy” or the “élan vital”. Modern science also rejects the idea of a soul and spirit but spiritually minded people continue to claim that we have a vital force which can be seen by clairvoyant people. This light is the Aura. The aura is  ‘seen’ as a fibrous light surrounding the body and often appears as a maṇḍala of light. The shades change according to your health, moods, feelings and spiritual condition.

What are Fake Auras?

The aura is not to be confused with the lights seen by people with migraine or epilepsy, cell debris in the eyes (vitreous detachments – commonly called floats), the bright spots of light caused when the eye is rubbed or the afterimages caused by retinal fatigue. Sometimes auras are seen with people suffering from a condition called Ocular Migraine – also known as a ‘migraine with aura’. During an ocular migraine attack, the subject will see flashing or shimmering lights, zigzagging lines in all directions and bright, sparkly stars.

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References and Works Cited

  • The Psychic workbooks – Craig Hamilton-Parker Detailed info about how to see the aura ISBN 0-09-179086-7
  • Opening to the Other Side – Craig Hamilton-Parker ISBN 1-4027-1346-0
  • Protecting the Soul – Craig Hamilton-Parker Included information about how to see the aura  for psychic protection – ISBN – 0-8069-8719-7

Additional Reading

  • Snellgrove, Brian. The Magic in Your Hands: How to See Auras and Use Them for Diagnosis and Healing. Essex, UK: C. W. Daniel, 1998.
  • Oslie, Pamela. Life Colours: What the Colours in Your Aura Reveal – how to see the aura. Novato, CA: New World Library, 2000.
  • Bain, Gabriel Hudson. Auras 101: A Basic Study of Human Auras and the Techniques to See Them. Flagstaff, AZ: Light Technology Publications, 1998
  • “Somesthetic Aura: The Experience of Alice in Wonderland.” The Lancet (June 27, 1998): 1934
  • A Cultural History of Medical Vitalism in Enlightenment Montpellier – Elizabeth Ann Williams – Google Books how to see the aura colors series.

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Craig Hamilton-Parker

Craig is a TV medium, author and mystical teacher. I will approve and respond to comments that are short, well-written and on topic. For personal questions and experiences please post on our forums.
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