Spiritual teachers have long discussed the relevance of auras and chakras regarding physical and spiritual well-being. Others seek to understand energy blockages—which tend to manifest as creative blockages or ‘brain fog’ — preventing many from reaching their highest potential.
While the layman may hear these claims and revert to talking down on the concept as “new ageist nonsense,” these ideas are being brought into our scope of vision by scientists from many practices and schools of thought. Scientists like Semyon Kirlian, Dr. Valerie Hunt, and Thelma Moss of the University of Los Angeles are some of the pioneers who have developed technology that bridges the gap between spirituality and science. The bridging of these domains allows for further investigation into the presence and significance of auras, chakras, and spiritual energy. This scientific development is referred to as the Biofeedback Aura Imaging System.
Though its medical applications are questionable in the world of western medicine, studies were conducted that reveal it to be an effective tool in the realm of physiological healing and therapy.
What is a Biofeedback Aura Imaging System?
A Biofeedback Aura Imaging System is a multimedia biofeedback computer system that is based on the principles of biofeedback, color psychology, energy and mind-body knowledge and studies.
Using biofeedback sensors and cameras, these systems measure, analyze, and interpret the energy and activity levels of the client and correlate this data with emotional-energetic states of being. The images and colors that are displayed on the screen represent one’s bio-energetic field, emotional-energetic state, personality type and state of wellness.
The representations of this data are based on research conducted with the help of healers and spiritual teachers, who ensure that the auras and chakras are correctly presented using their clairvoyant abilities.
Components of a Biofeedback Aura Imaging System
Biofeedback Aura Imaging Systems are primarily composed of three parts that allow them to capture and process measurements of the subject’s energy:
- Camera: The camera is an essential piece of the system, as it allows for researchers and therapists to capture the whole of a person’s aura and chakras. However, this camera does not work on its own, and must be accompanied by the biofeedback sensor.
- Biosensor: The biofeedback sensor is the most important part of the entire system. It allows for the individual’s aura to come in contact with the system itself. When the individual places their fingers in the correct position on the biosensor pad, it measures the energy radiating from the body and redirects said information to the computer system, where it can be measured and displayed.
- Software: The computer program receives the data sent by the client, translates the information into understandable language, and even provides the users with preliminary data analysis of the aura. This means that even someone who is unfamiliar with the nature of auras can understand the readings through the information provided by the system.
What Information do these Systems Provide?
These systems provide the user with information regarding the state of their chakras, the color and meaning behind their aura, measurements of current energetic-emotional states, and can give insight into one’s higher spiritual calling or purpose.
The purpose of this information is to assist others in propelling themselves into higher states of being and in simpler words: to assist them in achieving their fullest potential. While this may seem far out at first glance, we live in an age with virtual reality and self-driving vehicles, so it is clear that progress in technology and understanding the world around us is a continuous journey.
The Intersection of Spirituality and Science
While there is skepticism surrounding the measurement of spiritual energy within the sciences, there are theories and applications that back up the development of biofeedback aura imaging and how it can be applied in schools, hospitals, and therapeutic centers.
The question that comes up again and again in the academic and research world is: “How viable is the information produced by biofeedback aura imaging systems?”
There are some that attest to its validity and others that negate such claims without batting an eye. However, considering its application in universities and alternative medical practices, researchers will soon find much more information about this technology and find a deeper understanding of its practical applications.
Scholarly Applications and Holistic Viability
Studies conducted by researchers at colleges and universities found biofeedback technology to be very effective during therapy. In a study conducted by Dr. Shamita Chakraborty, director of the College of Technology in Raipur, India, he states, “Many alternative healing practitioners today use Color Therapy Healing rooms to assist us in balancing the energy of the color or colors we are lacking in. Colors bring about emotional reactions within us and therefore can be used to assist us.”
He also found that this technology is especially useful in the realm of Biofeedback Practicioning. Wherein professionals can measure changes in one’s physical and psychological states as they are happening to gain a better understanding of human psychological processes and states of being.
Another study conducted by the Department of Basic and Applied Sciences at the School of Engineering of GD Goenka University, researchers found that objects that are not alive do not exhibit drastic changes in their auras more than 2%, while living organisms have the ability to change their auric fields drastically and rapidly. They go on to expound, “This provides scientists with unique tools to study the physics of life and consciousness using bioelectrography.”
Since it primarily measures bio-energetic frequencies that come from the body, this technology has been experimented with in numerous alternative and holistic practices such as Rolfing—a platform in alternative medicine that suggests that the human body’s energetic field benefits from being aligned with the Earth’s gravitational field. This technology can be an aesthetically pleasing way to measure a subject’s energy as it relates to their current physical and mental state and their health.
Researchers have used biofeedback aura imaging to examine the physics within an individual’s energetic field during the rolfing process. Along with techniques and devices such as Kirlian photography, gas discharge visualization, and polychromatic interference photography, biofeedback aura imaging systems are being applied by therapeutic practices to study and reveal real-time changes in the body’s bio-energetic field.
Aside from spiritual applications and therapeutic measures, this technology is making its way into the world of art and design. Since it captures beautiful and unique looking images of people and their auras, it is a fascinating platform for creative expression, as well as a means of measuring one’s physiological state.
The research regarding these systems is new, in terms of advancements in technology and the rise of new age spirituality. As such, there is still much to be learned about biofeedback aura imaging technology and how this information can be practically applied in the realm of higher education and holistic medicine.