Sensing the Aura in 7 Steps

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How to Quickly Sense the Human Aura

Article by Craig Hamilton-Parker about sensing the aura. This article is an extract from my book Psychic School which teaches you the elements of mediumistic development. Connecting with the aura is an important part of becoming a psychic or giving a reading.

Here I talk about Sensing the Aura. Further down the page, you can learn about SEEING the human aura.

I am now going to teach you about sensing the aura. I will then show you how to link to the aura and give a psychic reading. Finally, I will show you how to shift from psychic to mediumistic reading. In order to do this, I need to teach you to about sensing then aura and see the aura.

For many students, seeing the aura is a turning point in their development because it is tangible. It gives them faith in the fact that their gift is real and not just in their minds. However, not all mediums see the aura, so do not be disheartened if you discover that you do not have this form of psychic sight, for mental mediumship is an inner gift and it is love that makes it all work.

Aura Meditation


The aura can play an important part both in psychic and mediumistic development, as it links the medium to the sitter. The psychic medium can also work from afar, when the sitter is not physically present, such as during a consultation by email, on the telephone, or in an Internet chat room. However, the sitter’s physical presence makes it easier for the medium to work because he or she is surrounded by so much beneficial energy. The medium’s own powers are bolstered by a positive sitter and the aura energy of both parties will become a flow of power that fuels the session. In addition, the love being projected to and from those in the next life is also spiritual energy, and this more than anything else builds a bridge between the worlds.

The experiments that follow are best done in low lighting and without the distraction of candles or side lighting. If you are working during the evening the light coming in from outside through closed curtains are enough. At my group I use low red light for the aura-seeing experiments.

How to Sense the Aura

Step 1:

The circle leader asks the members of the circle to relax and quiet their breath. He or she will then talk everyone through the experiment or can read aloud what follows.

Step 2:

Rub your hands together vigorously so that you become sensitive to them. Now hold your hands about three feet apart with the palms facing each other. In a moment you will very slowly bring them together to the praying position and as you do this you are to concentrate on the sensations you feel.

Step 3:

As you hold your palms apart, close your eyes and become aware of the aura energy surrounding your hands. Imagine that they are surrounded by a powerful force field. Now build the power of that force field. Experience the power surrounding your hands and feel it increases in strength. Your hands are radiating energy. Notice how it is getting stronger and stronger

Step 4:

You will remember from your high school science lessons that like poles of magnets repel one another—they fly apart when brought together. Now imagine that the force field around your hands repels one another. They are like two opposing magnetic poles that force apart.

Step 5:

Very slowly bring the palms of your hands closer together, so that there is now a gap of about one-foot gap between them. Be aware of the force field surrounding the hands and between them. Notice how the energy reacts. Can you feel how the hands want to fly away from one another? Can you feel a tingling sensation as the hands get closer? The closer they get, the more the hands want to fly apart. It is like squeezing a partly inflated balloon.

Step 6:

Now slowly bring the palms even closer together. As you do this feel the opposing force fields resisting each other. The closer the palms get the more your hands want to fly apart. Bring the palms closer still until now they are facing flat toward each other with just a fraction of an inch between them. Do not let them touch. Feel the huge resistance between them.

Step 7:

Bring the hands fully together to the praying position. Relax and allow the sensations to subside.

When you have finished this experiment discuss the sensations you felt. It is likely that most people in the group sensed the feeling in their hands. When everyone has settled again, the group leader will talk everyone through a second experiment in the same way as before except this time the hands attract like the opposite poles of two magnets. They want to slap together as if being pulled together by a giant spring or giant elastic bands. Afterwards, discuss the sensations that were felt and how they differ from the first experiment.

The aim of this exercise is to show how we can influence the aura. These techniques of pushing and pulling the aura are used in Eastern self-defense teachings and particularly in tai chi. When we are in a threatening or an aggressive situation we unconsciously protect our auras and, conversely, in a secure situation our auras attract and we share energy. A sharing of aura energy may happen between people who care for each other and has a healing and restorative effect upon one another’s health and well-being.

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References and Works Cited:

  • Hands Of Light by Barbara Ann Brennan, Jos. A. Smith (Illustrator) Published February 1st, 1990 by Bantam(first published 1987)
  • Infinite Mind: Science of the Human Vibrations of Consciousness by Valerie V. Hunt Published January 1st, 1996 by Malibu Pub
  • The Celestine Prophecy (Celestine Prophecy #1) by James Redfield Published 1997 by Warner Books(first published 1993)
  • What Color Is Your Aura? by Barbara Bowers Published December 15th 1989 by Gallery Books

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According to Spiritualists, The Human Aura is an energy field that surrounds living things. It is our life force that is allegedly seen by sensitive people with super-normal perceptions. It has also been called the morphic field.

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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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