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" Seeing the Aura "
The first po st-war aura lecture delivered
at Caxto n Hall. Lo ndo n
Metaphysical Research Gro up
(asso ciated with The So ciety o f Metaphysicians Ltd., Hastings, England)
Head Office: Archers' Court Hastings Sussex England
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The first po st-war aura lecture delivered
at Caxto n Hall. Lo ndo n
COPYRIGHT 1957
The So ciety o f Metaphysicians Ltd.
co J J o
SEEING THE AURA
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'Seeing the Aura' is a lecture compiled by Mr.J.J.Williamson
of The Metaphysical Research Group (which is a section
of The Society of Metaphysicians Ltd.) and was deliv-
ered at the Caxton Hall, London on May lst.1954 by
Dr. R.Low at a meeting organised by the Association
of Psychical Research Societies...
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1 Purpose.
Dr.Kilner.
Bagnall.
Pina-
cyanole.
The aura
biometer.
Infra-red
photo-
graphy.
Dr.W.E.
Benham.
2. Defin-
ition:
The purpose of this lecture is to discuss the
general methods of viewing the human and
other aurae by means similar to those develop-
ed by Dr.Kilner of St. Thomas' Hospital, London
in 1920 and published in his book entitled,
'The Human Atmosphere' .* Few developments
have occured since that work apart perhaps,
from the researches of Oscar Bagnall who checked
some of Kilner's results and also, introduced
the newer aura dye known as pinacyanole bromide.
Also, we wish to mention the use of a new aura
biometer, which is a recently developed rad-
iesthetic instrument with which one can measure
some of the characteristics of the aura beyond
visual detection. Reference
red photography will be made. It is believed
that the aura of a magnet has been photographed
for the first time. The aura biometer is due
to the patient work of Dr.W.E.Benham.
Aura research covers the detection and assess-
ment of radiation from any object, no matter
what its nature. This research can be ...
(classified..
*
since this little work was published in 1954, the Society has
promoted great developments in these fields: See Appendix--
-- One --
Physical and Supernormal Aura Study
Two main
categories.
Super-
normal.
Physical
(normal)
3 The
lecture is
not con-
cerned
With super-
normal
methods.
4.
Affect of
aura
screens on
psychic
perception.
Mr.
Boddington.
classified into two main categories; these
are:
1. That research wherein supernormal
faculties are the basis of aura
perception; and,
2. That research wherein physical
equipment is the basis of detection
and assessment of the aura.
We are not concerned with the super-normal
perception of the aura in this lecture,
except to mention in passing, the more
obvious relationship of clairvoyance in the
use of aura-screens and its possible cause
of the misinterpretation of colours in
visual aura perception through those screens.
Inasmuch as the development of any psychic
faculty is due to 'conditioning one's con-
sciousness' by some special mental attitude
or 'atmosphere' so does the mental attitude
of 'seeking to see' when a person wears
aura-goggles, aids in the development of
'mental seeing' or clairvoyance. Usually,
the developing clairvoyant begins to see
the 'super-normal' aura and, later, the
usual symbols and guides. This effect of
aura screens has been discussed by the late
Mr. Boddington in his classic 'A University
of Spiritualism'.
In view of the fact that clairvoyant percep-
tion varies considerably with individuals and
is subject to 'mental automatism' or uncon-
trolled desires, it is evident that the more
psychic aspects of aura research are beyond
the scope of this lecture and require a
completely different approach.
As the use of aura goggles tend to develop
(both..
-- Two --
Dicyanine and Pinacyanole
Aura gogg-
les can
cause
both
modes of detection.
5. Aura
screens
make
*near-
physical
aura
visible,
6 Film
or
liquid
filters.
7
Dicyanine.
High cost,
unstable.
Bagnall
finds
pinacyan-
ole to be
an aura
dye.
8 .
both physical and supernormal methods of
detection, care must be taken not to be misled,
especially when colours are seen.
The visual methods of viewing and assessing
the human aura developed by Kilner and Bag-
nall (and with which the Metaphysical Research
Group is now experimenting, make the *near-
physical parts of the aura visible to the
eye by means of special optical filters.
The filters are made of either special films
impregnated with suitable dyes; or, of
solutions of the dyes in special optical cells.
Early aura screens utilised a coal-tar dye
known as dicyanine, but the high cost (5 or
$ 20:00 a gram) and the very unstable nature of
the dye makes it impracticable for general-
purpose work. Bagnall carried out considerable
research and found another coal-tar dye known
as pinacyanole; the structure of this dye is
very similar to dicyanine except that it is
much more stable and also, very much cheaper
(15/- or $2:l5 per gram).
This discovery was put to good use when
(recent...
* this term has now been found to be almost correct, the aura
in its more physical state being detectable by special photo-
cells which reveal very low intensity with many spectra.
A red band has been found which moves to the infra-red during
fever.
The structural formul of both dicyanine A and of pina-
cyanole bromide are available from the research group.
-- Three --
Discovery of Aura Film
8 (con.)
Archers'
Court
discovers
how to
make aura-
film.
9. Many
types
of aura
filters
other
than
dicyanine
and pine-
10. cyanole.
pina..
filters
in light-
excluding
goggles.
[6 minutes]
11.
Basic
types of
filters.
Inner aura
vision.
recent research at Archers' Court revealed a
method of making aura film using pinacyanole.
This meant that aura study could be promoted in
such a manner, that anyone wishing to experiment
could afford to do so. The new-type aura
filters have a much longer 'life' than dicyanine
screens; they do not require inflammable liquids
to be held near the eyes and are generally
easier to handle.
In addition to the basic aura filters of pina-
cyanole film or of liquid dicyanine (or other
aura dyes) optical cells, there are many other
filters and a complete range now number almost
150 differing types. Other dyes requiring further
test have appeared, such as chlorophyll, carbolan
violet, lissamine fast violet and others.
The specially constructed pinacyanole filters
are fitted to leather light-excluding goggles
and can be used for long periods without dis-
comfort; also, the filters can be changed
rapidly for various specialised tests.
The main filters required for initial work are:
1.
Pinacyanole dark shade.
2. Middle, medium and light shades of
pinacyanole filter.
3. A medium RED or CARMINE tint. This is used
to reduce or to completely cut out the
outer aura and to emphasise the inner
aura; but the effects of this red filter
can be modified very considerably.,.
(by
The use of colour filters to examine the aura by the complement-
ary colour method is now more fully understood since it has been
possible to discover the exact spectral positions of the aura-
radiations by spectrographic methods.
-- Four --
11 (con),
Outer
aura
vision.
Inner and Outer Aura Filters
by altering the intensity of the light on
the person being examined.
4.
Methylene blue, sensitised filters; a pale
shade of this blue has an approximately
opposite effect to the red or carmine filters.
USE OF FILTERS AND GENERAL METHODS OF OBSERVATION
12. Technique
for
general
observation
Situation
of subject.
Eye-
sensitising
Conditions
for general
viewing
Whole aura
or 'ovoid'.
[10 minutes]
The technique developed and generally con-
firmed by various researchers is this:
The subject to be observed is placed
against a black background so that he is
illuminated, without reflection, from the
front. The observer then stands with his
back to the light, a few feet away from and
facing the subject. A pair of dark-grade
pinacyanole filters are worn and the operator
looks at the sky (not at the sun) or at a
bright light (not fluorescent lighting) for
about a minute; he then removes the aura-
goggles
- if he has well-developed aura sight;
or
, he changes the filters for a pale shade
of pinacyanole if his aura-sight is not well-
developed. The aura examination then proceeds.
A faint
bluish--grey mist becomes apparent;
its inner edge is close to the skin of the
subject and, providing that the operator's
aura vision is fairly well-developed, the
strange mist can be seen forming a rough
'ovoid' and completely surrounding the body.
This ovoid is the whole of the visible aura
( the aura which can be se en through aura-
screens) and *it cannot be properly examined
unless the special coloured screens are worn
and some method of adjusting the illumination
is available.
* now possible by photo-electric spectrographic methods.
-- Five --
SEPARATING PARTS OF THE WHOLE AURA
13
Methylene
blue
pale
filters.
14
Ovoid is
split
into
i
nner and outer
aurae.
15 Use of
RED
filters.
Outer
aura
reduced:
inner
intensi-
fied.
16
Tint/
illumin-
ation
balance
for best
vision.
17.Deep red
filters
for inner
aura int
ensifica -
tion and examination.
Having become aware of the whole aura or ovoid,
the operator now replaces the light blue pina-
cyanole filters, if used, with pale methylene
blue ones and looks at the subject's aura through
the blue screens.
The ovoid now appears as two distinct sections,
an inner aura is discovered roughly following the
contours of the body and about 2" - 4" away from
it; and an outer aura from 6" 15" (very variable)
is found reaching to the boundaries of the ovoid
as previously seen through the pale pinacyanole
screen (or, according to the aura-sight of the
operator, without goggles).
The RED filters are now worn and the aura is
re-examined through them. The outer aura almost
disappears and the inner one is considerably
intensified. By adjusting the tint of the carmine
filters (pale red) or the intensity of the light
on the subject, the boundary between the inner
and outer auras moves and both the outer and
inner aurae can be viewed clearly and simultaneously.
The boundary of the inner and outer auras should
be measured when it is first observed by the use
of the pale-blue methylene filters, so that the
measurement is a guide to the right combination
of red tint and illumination when the RED filters
are used.
The last step for general aura examination purp-
oses, is to change the lighter shade of red
screens for DEEP carmine (or red) filters. Obviously,
due to the greater difficulty in seeing through
the darker filters, the illumination must be
increased. Most or all of the outer aura will now
disappear and possibly part of the inner aura
also. As in the use of the pale red filters w e
(have only..
-- Six --
The Striations of the Inner Aura
17 (con.)
18
Striae:
Structure:
Texture.
19 Striae:
Boundaries
of inner
aura.
20
Ultra-
outer
aura.
have only to adjust the illumination so that the
inner aura only is visible.
The inner aura should then be clearly enough
defined for us to detect the texture and the
'grains and lines' (or striations) upon which
assessment of the more physical factors will
generally depend.
Further examination is a matter of using various
colour filters; both black and white backgrounds
are needed for various purposes, and the ill-
umination on the subject should be adjustable.
The INNER aura is composed of*bunches of lines
or 'grains', with the longest line in the centre
of the bunch and the shorter ones surrounding it
The boundaries of the INNER aura are determined
by the distance that these 'bunches of lines'
reach when seen through a dark carmine filter.
In special cases an 'ultra-outer' aura can be
seen extending beyond the 'whole' aura or ovoid;
this ultra-outer aura has no definite boundary
or shape and 'leads', as it were, out and away
from the physical body.
[13 minutes] General View of Aur and Stri
-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o -o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o
* now believed to be due to the granular nature of the skin-
sterols which in oxidysing emit the radiation detectable by
-- Seven --
BEGINNERS' TECHNIQUE
21.
Percentage
success
amongst
new
students.
22.
Dark
pinacyanol,
screens.
Progress-
ively
lighter
pina
filters,
until no
screen
needed.
The Metaphysical Research Group at Archers'
Court, Hastings, England has developed a useful
general-purpose technique for those commencing
aura researches and who must, therefore, first
develop their own aura vision. Kilner stated
that at least 95% of students could see the
aura; amongst our own users of aura goggles
we would say that 58 % can see the aura without
guidance other than necessarily brief
instructions, and amongst the remainder a vast
proportion can be ignored-on grounds of
'novelty-usage' and not serious study. Of
those who have actually used the goggles for
a short study period at Archers' Court, about
90% have been successful.
The dark pinacyanole filters are issued in the
first instance, and the student is requested
to lock through them at a light for a few
minutes. Then, still wearing the goggles, he
should seek
for the characteristic bluish-grey
mist around the hands and fingers and especially
the 'rays' from the finger-tips of opposite
hands ( see diagram). Whether or not he is
immediately successful,
he should then remove
the goggles and seek the aura-mist again,
preferably against a dark background. He then
proceeds to lighter
shades of filters and repeats
the process until, eventually, he may dispense
with the aura screens completely.
(Very often ......
-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-
photo-electric spectrometric methods: that is, that radiation
of the inner aura only. At the time of revision of this booklet
(1957. July) the outer and ultra-outer auras had not been confirmed
b
y spectroscopic methods.
-- Eight --
First Experiments
22 (con.)
Cumulative
effects.
23 Always
use dark
pinacyanole
screens
before
any
test.
24 RED
filters
to see
inner
aura.
25
[17 minutes]
Very often, it is found, that aura vision is
most fleeting - lasting but for a few seconds,
and further attempts at that time are
useless. But, the effect of the filters is
cumulative and the periods of aura-vision will
become longer until they are virtually contin-
uous.
However, Kilner advises that every operator
should 're-sensitise' the eyes by looking
through a dark aura-screen for about a minute,
before any aura examination; whether aura-
vision is well developed or not! Examination
can then be continued either without goggles
with the pale-blue pinacyanole screens in the
case of weak aura-vision, or with *coloured
screens.
When the operator can see the aura around the
hands, arms, head and other exposed parts of
the body; not forgetting the 'rays' between
the finger-tips of opposed hands; he should
then obtain the RED (outer-aura cancellation)
filters and observe the aura through them.
Variations in the illumination on the hands,
face, arms and so on, will enable him to
differentiate between the outer and inner
aura. The way is now clear for him to proceed
with the full technique as, already discussed.
* The spectrographic analysis shows many different colours in
the visible spectrum, emitted with a granular structure and
detectable by the use of the complementary colour method.
This method employs the complement of a oolour to make the
eye sensitive to that colour. The normal Kilner goggles
have their filters replaced by the appropriate colour-filter
and one looks at a light through them, then removes the goggles
in a dimly lit room and re-examines the aura areas. Basic
sets of colour filters (6 prs.) are necessary.
--
Nine --
STRANGE AURA RAYS
26. Rays.
Kilner.
Seance-
room
rays.

Thought
control
27.
Directed
conscious
ness.
Many investigators have been intrigued by the
strange beams of 'light' or RAYS that are often
seen emerging from (or going to) the body. They
seem to shoot off into space, passing through
the various auras and, according to Kilner, they
always remain straight, never being curved. They
are considered to be of importance by the
Research Group because the special fundamental
conditions require to produce ray-like forms,
especially in the physical sense, give many clues
to the nature of the aura-rays and their possible
mode of control: Many clairvoyants have seen
these rays shooting from members of a circle in
the seance-room; or from person to person; or,
in some cases from a person to an object in the
room. Later, questions after the seance revealed
that the person THOUGHT about the object or
person contacted by the rays, during the seance
and at the same time as seen by the clairvoyant!
Kilner confirms that rays in the aura can be
*controlled by thought.
It would seem, from work in the Research Group's
psychic department, that these strange rays are
a result of DIRECTED CONSCIOUSNESS; that is to
say, when a person DESIRES to know something, he
makes direct contact with that 'thing' or
person by means of these strange forces.
Further, the necessary contact and required
information is conveyed along the beams of 'aura-
energy' back to him! This is a startling
thought-- which is well supported by data from
many other similar fields of research.
*
Further evidence supporting the existence and function of
the thought-rays comes from new developments in radionic
photography recently developed at Archers' Court by various
members.
-- Ten --
Channels of Consciousness
28 . Rays
from
discarnate
entities.
29. Physical
evidence
to
support
the 'ray'
theory
Photo-
graphs.
30. How
they
were
taken.
[21 minutes]
Converg-
ing
aura
rays.
31.
Rotation
of aura
rays.
If follows, therefore, that not only can rays
leave a person, but also be received by him.
If we accept 'life-after-death' as a valid
fact then 'inspiration' from discarnate entit-
ies requires that.a 'ray' reaches out and
finds the subject with whom communication is
desired.
This is the more theoretical conclusion to
observed facts; what of more physical, evidence
to support them? These photographs (which I
w
ill pass round the audience,) were taken by
a commercial photographer in the normal course
of his daily work; they were rejected as
'faulty' but fortunately for our research
the photographer recognised their 'strangeness'
and sent them to the Group for examination.
The photographs show an amateur pianist playing
by 'ear' - the first photograph is normal
and was taken just as the pianist commenced
to play and, we may believe, had not yet 'made
contact' with his source of inspiration.
About four seconds later a second picture was
taken and, later, a third and so on. The
second picture is very misty, as would be the
case when one views a light through a fog.
Well within the edges of the film and 'beaming'
onto the pianist is a converging beam of
'light' - a beam which we may suppose to be
an 'inspirational ray' connecting the pianist
to some strange source.
The third photograph shows the same beam and
the same 'mistiness' or 'fog'; but, there is
a useful technical difference, the beam has
rotated to a different position - almost as
if the source was moving around the subject.
This rotation gives important clues to the
mechanism producing the rays, but this matter
(is beyond..
-- Eleven --
Photographs of Inspiration
31 (con.)
32.Heterodyne
o
f aura
and ray to
produce
effect on
photo-film,
is beyond the scope of this lecture and more
concerned with the dimensional nature of the
phenomena as revealed by the study of the new
metaphysical science (vid. Dimensional trans-
lation).
The fact that the ray originates at a position
which approximates to the position or boundary
of the outer-aura when expanded (possibly the
ultra-outer aura of Kilner) suggests that the
energies of the ray and that of the human aura
l
combining together produced light that Was
within the*sensitivity range of the photograph-
ic film, thereby making the photographs
possible.
(The faces are blanked out on the photographs
for obvious reasons; the person did not know
that he was being inspired and that the way
of inspiration was being photographed!)
* New developments in electronics have produced special photo-
electic cells whose sensitivity by far exceeds that of any
photographic film: it is by the use of such cells that
aura research has been greatly developed.
INFRA-RED PHOTOGRAPHY

33.
It is evident that the greatest advance of all
Basic
Would be for us to discover a technique whereby
problems.
the aura could be photographed. This depends
to a great extent, upon two things:
.
1. The frequency range of the radiation
of aurae; and,
(2. The sensitivity..
-- Twelve --

Infra-red or Ultra-violet?
33.(con.)
Infra-red
or ultra-
violet?
Infra-red
more likely
from our
point-of-
view, and
easier to
investigate.
U.V.study
later.
[24 minutes]
2. The sensitivity range of the Photographic
films available to us.
*Some doubt exists as to which end of the visible
spectrum the aura radiations occupy: the infra-
red or the ultra-violet? Both Kilner and
Bagnall thought that there was a second 'semi-super
normal spectrum' which the eye could see in its
strange non-mixing colour ranges when properly
adjusted.
This 'new' spectrum is in doubt and other methods
of research seem to support the view that it is
not so much the high-frequency end of the spectrum
(the ultra-violet), but rather the infra-red
region wherein the aura radiation mainly lies.
Investigation of the infra-red was easiest for
our Group, so we carried out that mode of research
as a first issue; ultra-violet investigation is
much more difficult and as soon as equipment can
be gained we will examine this also.
* Photo-electric studies have proven that the inner aura is
definitely electro-magnetic in nature (but, of course, cannot
prove anything beyond the dimensions of the modes of detection
(i.e. photo-electric) and the possible existence of non-electro-
magnetic energy cannot be discounted) and the following spectral
bands have been recorded: 248 0, 2530, 2650, 2700, 28 00, 28 90,
3020, 3120, 3340 and 3650 All lines are granular in nature.
Ultra-violet radiation, has been detected between 2300 and 2400,
density (sciatic nerve of frog) 1000, - 10,000 photon/second/cm
Infra-red:little trace but weak infra-red bands displaced to
deep infra-red in feverish state.
Researchers are asked to bear in mind that the outer and
ultra-outer aurae still have to be analysed and, very especially
the nature and function of Kilner's thought-beams. It would be
foolish indeed, to assume that the aura is no more than the
presently detectable radiations now confirmed and until the
detectors can be proven to have a very much enhanced range and
-- Thirteen --
The New Aura Biometer
USE OF THE AURA BIOMETER TO DETERMINE WHETHER INFRA-RED OR
ULTRA-VIOLET REGION IS PECULIAR TO AURAE.
35.
Use of
the new
aura
biometer
to find
region of
radiation.
36*(A)
Biometer
tests
suggest that
infra-red
part of
aura is at
9300.
In an attempt to discover to which of the
two extremes in visual perception, we should
direct our attention, the newly developed aura
biometer of Dr. W.E.Benham was utilised.
Dr Benham found that light of various
colours falling onto the zero line of the
instrument caused a series of waves to appear
on its scale and that for each colour a def-
inite series of readings occured. Therefore
the aura biometer could be used as an extra-
special kind of radiation wave-measuring
instrument, which although not so accurate as
the modern spectroscope was able to give a
vastly wider range of readings - right down
into the deep infra-red, and analysis of
which, it is believed, will be rich in data.
Human radiations reaching the instrument
indicated that there were strong bands of
energy in the infra-red regions and calculation
which compared with the wavelengths of light
used to calibrate it, suggested that the human
aura radiated at about 9300 (Angstrom degrees).
Obviously if we were to photograph the aura
we had to find a film which was sensitive
enough to enable an image to be produced and
whose frequency response reached to 9300.
The best that present photographic science can
do, is to give us a film which can reach down
to 9000; thus we miss the vital figure by
(a....
sensitivity the possible of forces beyond the normal electro-
magnetic dimensionalisty must be retained: their existence is
well confirmed by direct thought/material affects(thoughtphotos).
--
Fourteen --
Finding the Correct Approach
36*(A)[con.]
A near-miss
in
sensitivity
[36*(B)]
37. Decision
to try
to photo-
graph the
aura of
a magnet.
38 . I.R.
photo's
and dim
but
obvious
results.
Need for
further
experiment.
39.
I
.R.
photo'
conditions.
[28 minutes]
a very narrow margin of 300 A near enough
in fact to make infra-red photography a MUST
in our research programme.
[Tests showed that something in the aura was
near the limit of special photo-plates, thus
infra-red researches were commenced].
Somewhat hopefully, we sought to use the
tools and data available and after a series
of straight visual tests with aura screens
we decided that a very powerful horse-shoe
magnet would be the best source of a non-
orgenic aura. The magnetic aura could be
seen by members of the Group and a report
on it was published in the METAPHYSICAL
DIGEST ( volume 1. No: 4. 1954).
A series of infra-red photographs was then
taken and as a result we have gained a dim,
but quite obvious picture of the aura of
magnetism from straight pole-
pieces and also following the familiar curved
pattern between two poles. More experiments
are necessary under various conditions - such
as photographing the magnetic aura in a
vacuum; trying the effect of electric fields
and so on.
The infra-red photography was carried out with
a normal 'box' camera whose focus had been
lengthened by the appropriate 250th. required
for the longer infra-red rays. Kodak's Extra-
Rapid, infra-red scientific plates were used;
the magnet was about 10 ft. away and against
a black background. A 100w. 200v. 'pearl'
lamp was situated just behind the camera-lens
in the normal manner.
(40. We shall...
-- Fifteen --
Cooperation Invited..\ \ \ \
4 0. We shall be happy to hear of similar work and
to cooperate with others desiring to carry out
such researches.
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41.
Ultra-
violet
radiation
causes
's
parks'
to be
ejected.
42.
Boddington
confirmed.
INCREASING THE AURA ENERGY
A further special experiment revealed and seemed
to confirm strange facts mentioned in the late
Mr. Boddington's classic work,'The University of
Spiritualism'.
Ultra-violet radiation was said to 'over-charge'
the human aura so that the surplus energy was
violently 'thrown-off' when the source of the
radiation was extinguished. A clairvoyant or
one developed in the use of aura-screens could
see flashing streams of brilliant sparks flashing
off the finger-tips and and other exposed points
of the body.
We directed a very powerful arc-light onto the
body of the subject. Immediately the arc was
switched off, visual observation was carried out
through a large liquid filter-cell containing an
alcoholic (methyl alcohol) solution of pinacyanole
bromide. Streams of vivid violet sparks were
seen to rush from the finger-tips of the subject
and to disappear into space. The phenomenon
lasted for about 1 1/2 seconds and could not be
repeated again at that time.
(See Appendix).
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CONCLUSION
43.
Acknowledge-
ment
for
material.
44.
Acknowledge-
ment
for
lecture
facilities.

It is not possible to do more than introduce
this vast and intriguing field of research;
but we cordially invite all who are interested
enough to undertake it, to communicate with us.
We shall be happy to assist.
The new developments we have discussed, together
with
a steadily expanding world-wide interest
in this and allied subjects, are due to the
work carried out by Archers' Court Research
Group (and Community) operating under the
auspices of the Society of Metaphysicians Ltd.
Hastings, Sussex, England.
We are deeply indebted to the Association of
Psychical Research Societies and to the
Association's President, Mr.P.S.Seward,F.R.G.S.,
for the opportunity to present this material
to you tonight.
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GENERAL NOTES
45.
Dark
-space
46.
Aura-
staining.
DARK SPACE: The 'dark space' which is about
l/16"-l/4" wide and strictly follows the
contours of the body, has not been mentioned.
It can be seen through coloured screens: deep
carmine, green, yellow, blue, etc., but it is
variable from the point-of-view of visibility.
'Staining' the aura with bromine, iodine, ozone,
and chlorine was confirmed by Kilner but
rejected by Bagnall and is, therefore, in doubt.
-- Seventeen --
General Notes
47.
Diagnostic
and
other
medical
matters.
48 .
Chromo-
therapy.
49.
Aura
perception
ray
projection.
50.
Special
perceptions.
All diagnostic and medical work is beyond the
scope of this lecture. Generally, the presence
of dark or dim patches, the breakdown of
observed structures and other distortions of
the aura indicate nervous disabilities. Very
often, it is found that the onset of a physical
illness is indicated a long while before any
physical symptoms occur by dark patches in the
aura, this seeming to substantiate the theory
that all illness is, in the first instance, due
to mental or psychological distortions.
Modification of the aura has been observed by
visual methods, especially in cases of ultra-
violet energising tests (refer to 41.42.).
Thus, a scientific basis for chromotherapy
is at once apparent and the examination of the
aura before, during and after specific colour
ray energising may well be a field rich in
healing value.
'Aura perception ray projection' is a phrase
suggesting special colour projectors which,
acting in the same manner as aura screens, will
make inspirational rays, aurae etc., and, of
course, thought and spiritforms visible. The
underlying principle of the research is that
of 'heterodyning'.
From the more 'transcendental' spheres the
aura appears in a far more wonderful manner
than any purely physical conditioning could
make apparent; the full range of colours and
delicate shades being gloriously apparent. It
is very evident that this form of aura vision
does not occur through the purely physical,
and hence, limited vision. Thus, a higher
form of 'seeing' is evident and with that
('seeing' ...
-- Eighteen --
50 (con'.)
51
Edgar
Cayce
incident.
52
Future
events
affect
higher
aurae.
New
metaphysics
and mental-
energy
studies.
Normal
aura
vision
first
step.
'seeing' or aura clairvoyance a whole range
of powers are revealed.
Edgar Cayce, the American healer, related the
experience of a lady friend. She was in a
department store and had signalled for the lift.
When it arrived and she was about to enter she
felt suddenly repelled and allowed the lift to
proceed without her; the occupants of the lift
had no aurae! As she turned to re-examine
some bright red sweaters the lift-cable mapped,
the car fell and all the occupants were killed!
The conclusion is obvious; the higher aurae
disappear around the human body when death is
imminent. Whilst this does not tell us whether
the lady's aura would have disappeared if she
had not noticed the ill-omens and had entered
the lift, it does suggest that a high aura vision
might save many from dangerous situations and
indeed, would be an adjunct to continuous
psychic perception. The new metaphysics applied
to mental energy studies (ref. METAPHYSICAL
DIGEST. Vol: 2. onwards) show a clear way to
higher aura vision. The first steps are,
however to develop aura vision by physical means
and to know that this automatically causes the
higher aura-vision to commence development.
Proper exercises and a right. philosophy does
the rest.
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2nd. revision edition. Previously published
June, 1954. Archers' Court, Hastings, England. ( Also
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APPENDIX
References: Anordnung zur Messung kleinster Lichtintensitaten.
Von B.Rajewsky: p576.Frankfurt a.M., Mai, 1930
1. "Physikalische Zeitschrift". ( Photo-cell data.
Cadmium: 1000v. potential: Sensitivity edge of:
10
-12
erg/second/Cm
2
.
Audubert and Levy:(C.R.Ac.Sc. 200,1634. 1935 etc)
Photoelectric cell: Cupfer Iodide (CuI) Sens.
2.
edge: 10
-
9 erg/second/cm
2
.
(Compare with the sensitivity of photographic film with a sens-
itivity edge of 10
-3
erg/second/cm
2
. The frequency response
of the photo-electric cells available ranges from 1,900 to
4,000 Angstrm degrees).
The human aura (as detected by photo-electric methods) is a
mixture of the Protti effect,(or the production of luminescent
phenomena from a mixture of oxidising processes in living tissue
and of the Russel effect ( or phosphorescent phenomena emitting
electro-magnetic radiation from certain compounds (e.g. sterols
in the skin) - especially so after irradiation by ultra-violet
light from the sun, 'Milky Way', or soft X-ray of metals or
metallic salts - (refer to the arc-lamp experiment). All
spectral lines observed are granular in nature, probably due to
emulsion-like constitution of phosphorescent substances. The
case of sterol is established in this respect. (Data due to
Dr. Muftic: M.S.M.(P)).
3. Prof. Vles. ( Photochimie,Paris. Fr.Vigor:1948 )

Photographs of skin phosphorescence giving spectral
lines as follows:.
248 0, 2530, 260, 2700, 28 00, 28 90, 3020, 3120,
3340 and 3650 .
Ultra-violet radiation has been detected (Audubert & Levy) between
2300 and 2400 and of an intensity of 1000 - 10,000 photon/
second/cm a from sciatic nerve of a frog.
Experiments suggests that variations in psychosomatic tension must
produce aura changes: Kilner's diagnostic work is proven thereby.
-- Twenty --
SEEING THE AURA:
Outer Aura about six i
from head, when facing
observer. Down to the
trunk it diminished to
to about 3-1/4", being
a little narrower at
the lower part of the
thighs and legs, The
Inner Aura could be
easily seen, 2" wide
at head and trunk and
1-1/4" at the legs.
The sideways view
gave the Outer Aura
2" wide in front and the
Inner about 1/4" or less.
Both measurements diminished
lower down. At the back
the Outer aura was 2in wide
but not so wide by the lower
limbs. Here, too, the Inner
aura was about 1/4" less
than the Outer, Colour-
blue-grey.
The Aurae of a Healthy Boy: Aged 5 years:. No serious illnesses experienced.
(Published with proper acknowledgement to Dr. W.J.Kilner

SEEING THE AURA: (Insert)
These
illustrations
show the front and
side views of the
aurae of a very
healthy man of
33 years of age.
His aura was
of a blue colour
with grey.
The Outer aura
was five inches
wide, being
a little wider
at his head.
Inner aura was
very well marked
and about three
inches wide.
The striation was
very easy to see.
The 'etheric double'
was sharpy defined.
The entire aura
was very coarse in
texture.
Healthy and very strong man's aura. Healthy man's aura seen from the side.
SEEING THE AURA:
This young girl of seven
years of age, had never
had an illness. The
aura colour was blue.
As seen facing the observer
the outer aura was six inches
wide round her head. By
her side it was three
inches wide. The aura
gradually narrowed until
it was two inches wide
down to her lower limbs.
The Inner Aura was 2" thick
around her head and trunk,
and only elsewhere.
There were no strange aura
rays in evidence.
Front view: Healthy and young girl's aura:. Side view.
(Re-printed with acknowledgement to Rebman Ltd., London).
Aged 26 years:.
Outer aura 8 " wide
around the head,
and also the same
width at the trunk.
It then decreases
until, at the lower
thighs, it is three
inches wide, being
the same downwards.
The Inner Aura
was 2" wide all over
the body, Well-marked,
striation easily
detected. At the
right side of the head
the aura was brighter
and appeared as if it
were a broad, faint ray,
It reached the whole
width of the shoulders,
proceeding upwards to
the crown of the head.
Colour was grey, with
a slight blue shading.
SEEING THE AURA
The aura of a Healthy Woman of Average type:
(Published with proper
acknowledgement to
W.J.Kilner)