The Prana Aura

"The clairvoyant vision is also able to discern what is called the

'prana aura' of a person. By this term is indicated that peculiar

emanation of vital force which surrounds the physical body of each and

every person. In fact, many persons of but slight clairvoyant power, who

cannot sense the auric colors, are able to perceive this prana aura

without trouble. It is sometimes called the 'health aura,' or 'physical

It is colorless, or rather about the shade of clear glass,

diamond, or water. It is streaked with very minute, bristle-like lines.

In a state of good health these fine lines are stiff like toothbrush

bristles; while in the case of poor health these lines droop, curl, and

present a furlike appearance. It is sometimes filled with minute

sparkling particles, like tiny vibratory motion. To the clairvoyant

vision the prana aura appears like the vibrating heated air arising from

a fire, or stove, or from the heated earth in summertime. If the student

will close his eyes partially, and peer through narrowed eyelids, he

will in all probability be able to perceive this prana aura surrounding

the body of some healthy, vigorous person--particularly if that person

be standing in a dim light. Looking closely, he will see the peculiar

vibratory motion, like heated air, at a distance of about two inches

from the body of the person. It requires a little practice in order to

acquire the knack of perceiving these vibrations--a little experimenting

in order to get just the right light on the person--but practice will

bring success, and you will be repaid for your trouble. In the same way,

the student may by practice acquire the faculty of perceiving his own

prana aura. The simplest way to obtain this last mentioned result is to

place your fingers (spread out into fan-shape) against a black

background, in a dim light. Then gaze at the fingers through narrowed

eyelids, and half-closed eyes. After a little practice, you will see a

fine thin line surrounding your fingers on all sides--a semi-luminous

border of prana aura. In most cases this border of aura is colorless,

but sometimes a very pale yellowish hue is perceived. The stronger the

vital force of the person, the stronger and brighter will this border of

prana aura appear. The aura surrounding the fingers will appear very

much like the semi-luminous radiance surrounding a gas-flame, or the

flame of a candle, which is familiar to everyone."