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The Human Aura in a healthy woman
by Walter John Kilner
(1847-1920). The picture depicts Kilner's "inner and outer auras."
In parapsychology and many forms of spiritual practice, an aura is a field of subtle, luminous radiation supposedly surrounding a person or object (like the halo or aureola of religious art) that some people are claimed to be capable of observing by means of their third eye. The depiction of such an aura in religious art usually connotes a person of particular power or holiness.
According to the literature of Theosophy, Anthroposophy, and Archeosophy, each colour of the aura has a precise meaning, indicating a precise emotional state. A complete description of the aura and its colours was provided by Charles Leadbeater, a theosophist of the 19th century. The works of Leadbeater were later developed by Palamidessi and others.
Skeptics such as Robert Todd Carroll contend that auras may be seen for explainable reasons such as migraines, synesthesia, epilepsy, a disorder within the visual system, a disorder within the brain, or due to the influence of psychedelic drugs such as LSD. Eye fatigue can also produce an aura, sometimes referred to as eye burn.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An aura is the perceptual disturbance experienced by some migraine sufferers before a migraine headache, and the telltale sensation experienced by some people with epilepsy before a seizure. It often manifests as the perception of a strange light, an unpleasant smell or confusing thoughts or experiences. Some people experience aura without a subsequent migraine or seizure.
When occurring, auras allow epileptics time to prevent injury to themselves. The time between the appearance of the aura and the migraine lasts from a few seconds up to an hour. Most people who have auras have the same type of aura every time.
Auras can also be confused with sudden onset of panic, panic attacks or anxiety attacks creating difficulties in diagnosis. The differential diagnosis of patients who experience symptoms of paresthesias, derealization, dizziness, chest pain, tremors, and palpitations can be quite challenging.
An aura sensation can include some or a combination of the following:
- Visual changes
- Bright lights
- Zigzag lines
- Distortions in the size or shape of objects
- Vibrating visual field
- Scintillating scotoma
- Blind or dark spots in the field of vision
- Curtain-like effect over one eye
- Slowly spreading spots
- Kaleidoscope effects on visual field
- Total temporary monocular (in one eye) blindness (in retinal migraine)
- Auditory changes
- Other sensations
- Strange smells (Phantosmia)
- Feelings of numbness or tingling on one side of the face or body
- Feeling separated from one's body
- Feeling as if the limbs are moving independently from the body
- Feeling as if one has to eat or go to the bathroom
- Anxiety or fear
- Weakness, unsteadiness
- Saliva collecting in the mouth
- Being unable to understand or comprehend spoken words during and after the aura
- Being unable to speak properly, despite the brain grasping what the person is trying to verbalize (aphasia)
The specific type of sensation associated with an aura can potentially be used in an attempt to localize the focus of a seizure.
Auras share similar symptoms with strokes, but onset is more gradual with auras. Auras can last from several seconds to as long as an hour, and can sometimes end with feelings of extreme tiredness, weakness, heart palpitation, sweating and warmth throughout one's body.