The word "aura" is another name for "radiation" or
"forcefield". Everything in the universe has a radiation or aura. The auras of minerals, plants, animals and human bodies have special
characteristics. In it's basic form, it embodies seven major layers powered through seven major energy centers called Chakra and is energized by the Kundalini which is the storehouse of Vital energy situated at the base of the spine. Vital energy should flow naturally
up the spine with some energy radiating out of each Chakra.
The science and art of medicine that was initially one, and then split into two, are now approaching reunion. The healing science that became traditional medicine and alternate medicine is slowly becoming the healing sciences. The history of
aura healing is extensive, it is extending back thousands of years.
An ancient spiritual tradition of India spoke of a universal source of all life - the energy called "prana" (5000 years ago). This Universal energy is the breath of life which moves through all forms to give them life. Yogis work with this energy with
breathing techniques, meditation, and physical exercise to produce altered states of consciousness and longevity.
The ancient "Qigong" masters in China were practicing their meditative discipline to balance the human energy field (3,000 years ago). They called this vital energy "Qi". The Qi is the
vital energy of the body; while gong means the skill of moving this Qi and working with it. Practitioners use mind control to move and control the Qi to not only improve health and longevity, but also to enhance awareness, psychic powers, and
spiritual development. Qigong masters made the first model for acupuncture. Acupuncturists insert needles, or put magnets at specific points
to balance the yin and yang of the human energy field. When the Qi is balanced, a person has good health. When the Qi is unbalanced, a person has impaired health.
The Kabbalah (about 538 B.C.) calls these energies the Astral light.
Christian paintings and sculptures show a halo around the head of Christ and other spiritual leaders.
We see halo on
paintings of Buddha. We also see energy/light coming from the fingers of the gods of India.
There are references made to the phenomenon of the human energy field (HEF) or the aura of the body, in 97 different cultures.