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Kirlian Photography: Science or Metascience?

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Photos obtained by the method developed by the Russian researchers Semyon and Valentina Kirlian (the first photographs were taken in 1939) are called Kirlian photographs. The method implies placing an object between two oscillatory plates, one of which is sensitive to the leakage current of high voltage applied to the object being photographed. This method is able to provide attractive images that show colored energy “transpiration” of organic objects.

nice black blue kirlian photography of human hand

When this phenomenon was first brought out, enthusiasts said they managed to use it to produce Kirlian photos of human auras, but skeptics rushed to emphasize that the same effects can be attributed to the effect of moisture or to completely normal electrical artifacts of the photographic processes.

The proponents of Kirlian photography claim that this is the only technique that currently registers the small fragments of Aura vibrations. The basics of this phenomenon, namely, the glowing under certain conditions was first noticed by Nikola Tesla. Our body possesses bio energy, which is to say, static electricity that is discharged in a natural way by touching objects from our environment. These excitations can be enhanced in order to be recorded, and this is exactly what Krilian technology does.

Subsequent efforts to repeat Kirlian’s work did not solve the problem of interpretation of this phenomenon. Although today, as it is the case also with some other controversial topics, the skeptical views prevail, it cannot explain in a satisfactory way the fact that the intensity of the emanations which clearly appear in the photographs is dependant on the physical condition of the subject. For example, Kirian photos of the cheekbone of a tired man shows a sudden and remarkable change when he drinks a glass of vodka. Furthermore there is a strong coincidence between the points on the body that apparently show most intensity on the Kirlian photography and the acupuncture points and meridians in the Chinese acupuncture tradition. These cases suggest that the Kirlian effect is not merely a myth. After all, the metaphysical literature knows about the properties of human auras for centuries now.

We should always remind ourselves that our human being is not only a mechanistic assembly (a combination of bones, nerves, flesh, vessels and blood), but there is also a sort of energetic support to it. There are also many other subtle manifestations that we may define with a single term — a spiritual element. This spiritual element is easily recognizable in our own being and in others, but not so easily proven by means of scientific experiments. Needles to say, this element is so complex that it goes beyond the normal human properties such as character, or intelligence, or other physical attributes. What we have just started to understand in the last decades, is the impact of spirituality on the physical form.

We live in the 21st century believing that we have discovered everything that should have been discovered. However, think about it: we still have no “instrument” that can measure and display, for instance, the levels and types of human mood.

It is necessary to unshackle our imagination and observe the nature that surrounds us, because Nature always gives us the right answers — it is just a question of our ability to notice and translate the given answer. Our human being is built out of numerous cells and there is harmony between them, as well as a flow of information from one cell to another. Are we really able to to look at every human and every other living being with the right attitude today? Perhaps we can start looking at the small responses in Kirlian photography (which is basically a Tesla transformer) and begin collecting and classifying the data which are readily available?

What is your opinion? Is Kirlian photographic technique worth considering as the method of choice for recording the human auric field at present? You can share your thoughts in the comment section below:

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