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Can People Today Have Holy Auras? (Catholic Religion Q)?

I mean how can you tell if a person is holy and good?
Is it by feelings, light, colors?
Example: St. Francis of Assisi, or Padre Pio, or an everyday person that practices the faith.


  1. Yes and no. Im sure if a person is pure at heart then lyeah but i do doubt that. Im sure everyone has wished someone wrong wether they ment it or not.Heres some information i found on it.
    Throughout history light has been connected with good and with creative powers, thus in the daytime we are active and the light of the sun brings the world to life. Consistent with the concept of the “goodness” associated with illumination and radiation, the terms are frequently used to connote revelation – seeing the light, the light at the end of the tunnel, a visionary experience or, in the case of the apostles who received the gift of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, “tongues of fire.”
    The idea of a “divine spark” or a “captive light” within man, appears early in religious systems and has had a profound influence both in religious and occult teachings. This inner etheric light has been represented pictorially by most ancient religions when glorifying important figures – in the form of a flame in the case of Moslems and in early Christian art by a gloria, a luminosity surrounding the head or whole body. More frequently the practice has been confined to a halo around the head only, known as a nimbus.
    The idea of an inner light radiating from and surrounding the human body, gave rise to the speculation that besides having an objective visible existence, each human being radiates subjective experiences including thoughts, urges and sensations. These otherwise invisible parts of man are regarded in all religions as being more important than his body, and some individuals who claim to be able to see the human “aura”, maintain that as its colours exhibit the state of a person’s mental, spiritual and physical being, it can be used as a diagnostic tool. This is also a belief of Theosophists, and is taught by organizations such as the Inner Peace Movement, who claim that the aura is also an indication of the level of purity attained by an individual.
    In 1858, Baron Karl von Reichenbach, a well-known industrial chemist, demonstrated that radiations coming from magnets, crystals, plants and animals could be seen and felt by certain sensitive subjects, these radiations were given the name Odic Force. Although often claimed to have been seen by clairvoyants, it was not until 1911, that W.R. Kilner devised ways of showing the aura experimentally, by first looking through a dilute solution of dye called dicyanin, or by looking at a very bright light through a strong alcoholic solution, then viewing the subject against a dark background to observe the aura. Kilner believed that illnesses caused changes in the colours of the aura and hoped to use this information to aid in the diagnosis of disease.
    Clairvoyants who claim to have been trained to interpret the colours of the aura associate red and orange with energy, yellow with the intellect, green with the healing arts and so on. In the 1970s, an interesting development caused a resurgence of interest in auras, when a Russian engineer, Scmyon Kirlian, developed high frequency photography which, it was claimed, showed the aura as a fuzzy glow around the boundary of the image.
    With the advent of the New Age, this discovery and its suggested relevance to the state or condition of the object being photographed, became a topic of great interest and claims were again made that the auras of human parts – fingers, toes etc: and those of plants, leaves and insects contained information about the physiological, psychological and psychic states of those objects. If this is so, the “life-force”, “life-energy” or “bio-plasma” of the object could become an important probe for obtaining information otherwise inaccessible by other techniques.
    Skeptics argue that it is not possible to see certain wavelengths with the human eye and therefore dispute the claims made by aura readers. The method devised by W.R. Kilner for perceiving an aura was probably the result of a phenomenon known as image retention. Stare at bright light or a vividly illuminated object, then look at a blank wall and the image will still be seen. Under these conditions if you are expecting to see an aura you will probably imagine that you have, although it won’t be a natural emanation from the person or object under observation. Brindley (1970) explains these “after-images” this way:
    “The effect is caused by the light/dark adaption of the light sensitive cells in the retina. The brightness…causes a high rate of breakdown of pigments in the cells in the outer area of the retina, while the pigment in the cells of the central area (focused on the object) were increasing their pigment and hence the sensitivity. Movement of the eye to look elsewhere exposes all the cells of the retina to a lighter background. The cells which were focused on the object were more sensitive and fired at a greater rate, causing a glare effect which is seen as an image of the object.”
    The momentary retention of a picture on a TV screen after the set has been switched off is a good example. Kirlian photography, while supposedly proving the existence of an aura in the metaphysical sense of a “life-force” radiating from a human body, does exactly the opposite – inanimate objects one would assume not to possess a “life-force” such as plastic, stones and metal objects, also reveal auras.
    Physics has some very advanced equipment. We can, for instance, measure one quantum of electromagnetic flux. That’s more than a million times more sensitive than living tissue is. After all, life as we know it is always warm and wet. Devices don’t have that constraint. We can make devices out of poisonous metals. We can cool them to hundreds of degrees below zero, to make them superconductive. Even if the human nervous system turns out to be a thousand times better than I think, devices would still be hugely better at measuring energy fields.
    There is a billion dollar industry which builds versions of this equipment for medical use. So, the human body has been measured – and measured often – with the very latest toys, like antimatter. (The P in “PET scan” stands for Positron. A positron is an anti-electron.)
    Are there energy fields near the human body? Well, yes, because there are energy fields almost everywhere. The human body is a conductor, and has capacitance, which is how many burglar alarms detect you. But chairs have capacitance too. (The burglar alarm company assumes that chairs will stay where they’re put.) These effects dominate the puny amount of electricity actually generated by the body. Burglar alarms don’t try to detect that electricity. If you’ve ever had an EEG or ECG, you will appreciate the care that is needed to measure it.
    The bottom line: the form and strength and frequencies of the fields near humans are not particularly due to the human being being alive. The fields are much more affected by things like humidity, dust, carpeting, nearby electrical equipment, and your choice of clothing. You radiate far, far more energy to infrared detectors than to field detectors.
    Kirlian photography has nothing to do with proving the existence of a supposed life force but rather evidences an electromagnetic anomaly produced by a reaction between the photographic paper and an object placed upon it, a phenomenon well known to physicists as a corona discharge in air.
    Like so many claims made by psychics, their theories are rarely subjected to controlled tests, when they are, a totally different picture emerges. One such practical test of aura reading was demonstrated on a TV special ‘Exploring Psychic Powers Live’ (ATN Channel 9, 1989) An aura reader was faced with a wall of six feet high door-like panels numbered “1” through “10”. Behind them an unknown number of people were randomly placed. The aura reader had previously seen clear auras around all these people. In the test she saw auras emanating above all ten panels; but in reality, people stood behind only three.
    Finally, the claim is made that auras can be cleansed simply by performing a stroking motion above the body from head to toe at the end of which the fingers are given a vigorous flick. This presupposes that the aura extends well beyond the body and that clothing is no barrier, when in fact a two to three millimeter radiation is the maximum. One only has to consider the implications of an extended aura in everyday situations to see just how ludicrous the concept is.
    The case study, reported in the October issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology, shows how some people can experience colours in response to people they know or words that evoke emotions — a condition known as emotion-colour synaesthesia.
    Dr Jamie Ward, author of the study, says: “A popular notion is that some people have a magical ability to detect the hidden emotions of others by seeing a colourful ‘aura’ or energy field that they give off. Our study suggests a different interpretation. These colours do not reflect hidden energies being given off by other people, rather they are created entirely in the brain of the beholder.”
    In the study, Dr Ward of UCL’s Psychology Department documented a woman known as GW who could see colours like purple and blue in response to people she knew or their names when read to her. Words triggered a colour which spread across her whole field of vision, whilst people themselves appeared to have coloured ‘auras’ projected around them. For example, “James” triggered pink, “Thomas” black and “Hannah” blue.
    A similar test using 100 words rated on a scale of 1 to 7 for their emotional impact showed that highly emotive words such as fear or hate also triggered colours. Words associated with positive emotions tended to elicit pink, orange, yellow, and green, whereas words associated with negative emotions triggered brown, grey, and black.
    Whilst it is quite common to describe people or emotions metaphorically in terms of colours, GW actually reported vividly seeing them. Indeed, when “James” (a pink word) was written in the wrong colour (e.g. blue), her reaction times were slowed.
    Synaesthesia is a condition found in 1 in 2000 people in which stimulation of one sense produces a response in one or more of the other senses. For example, people with synaesthesia may experience shapes with tastes or smells with sounds. It is thought to originate in the brain and some scientists believe it might be caused by a cross-wiring in the brain, for example between centres involved in emotional processing and smell perception. Synaesthesia is known to run in families.
    GW, 19-year old with an IQ of 112, became aware of her condition around the age of seven but refrained from telling her family or friends. In GW’s case, people acquired a synaesthetic colour as she got to know them and the colour was then triggered whenever she was presented with the person’s name or face.
    In contrast, a case discovered in the 1930s documents a seven year old boy who also associated colours with people, but saw strangers in bright orange with a black outline which faded to a mild blue and finally pink when he got to know them.
    Dr Jamie Ward continues: “The ability of some people to see the coloured auras of others has held an important place in folklore and mysticism throughout the ages. Although many people claiming to have such powers could be charlatans, it is also conceivable that others are born with a gift of synaesthesia.
    “GW does not believe she has mystical powers and has no interest in the occult, but it is not hard to imagine how, in a different age or culture, such an interpretation could arise.
    “Rather than assuming that people give off auras or energy fields that can only be detected by rigged cameras or trained seers, we need only assume that the phenomenon of synaesthesia is taking place.”

  2. Yes, people today like you can have holy auras.
    How to tell? Be concerned more of your aura and your relationship with the Lord and perhaps you’ll be gifted with discerning.
    Some see through their eyes, some feel by their skins, some hear by their ears and some see, feel, hear by and through their hearts.

  3. Well, let me put it to you another way… if a person has a dark soul… you can feel it. It’s heavy and oppressive and it makes you skin crawl and you want nothing more than to get away from them. But people of the light radiate light. They have beautiful spirits, are happy to be alive and they spread love wherever they go. That’s an extreme example, but it gives you an idea. You can just feel it.


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