In her book, HANDS OF LIGHT, Barbara Ann Brennan discusses the human energy field (HEF) or human aura. She states that the HEF is the manifestation of universal energy that is intimately involved with human life. It can be described as a luminous body that surrounds and interpenetrates the physical body, emits its own characteristic radiation and is usually called the "aura".

The aura is that part of the Universal Energy Field (UEF) associated with objects. The Human Energy Field is that part of the UEF associated with the human body. Based on their observations, researchers have created theoretical models that divide the aura into several layers. These layers are sometimes called "bodies", and they interpenetrate and surround each other in successive layers. Each succeeding body is composed of finer substances and higher vibrations than the body it surrounds and interpenetrates.

Barbara observed seven layers in the auric field during her work as a counselor and healer. Every other layer of the field is highly structured, like standing waves of light patterns, while the layers in between appear to be composed of colored fluids in constant motion. These fluids flow through the form set by the shimmering standing light waves. The direction of flow is somewhat governed by the standing light form, since the fluid flows along the standing lines of light. The standing forms of light are themselves scintillating, as if they are composed of strings of many tiny, rapidly blinking lights, each blinking at a different rate.

Thus the 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th layers all have a definite structure, while the 2nd, 4th and 6th are composed of fluid-like substances that have no particular structure. Each succeeding layer interpenetrates completely all the layers under it, including the physical body. From the point of view of the scientist, each layer can be considered to be a level of higher vibrations, occupying the same space as the levels of vibration below it and extending beyond. In order to perceive each consecutive level, the observer must move up in consciousness to each new frequency level. Thus we have seven bodies all occupying the same space at the same time, each one extending out beyond the last, something we are not use to in daily life.


The Normal Aura



The Etheric Body (1st layer)

The Etheric Body (from "ether", the state between the energy and matter) is composed of tiny energy lines "like a sparkling web of light beams" similar to the lines on a television screen. It has the same structure as the physical body including all the anatomical parts and all the organs. The color of the etheric body varies from light blue to gray. The light blue color has been connected to a finer form than the gray; a more sensitive person with a sensitive body will tend to have a bluish 1st layer, whereas a more athletic, robust type of person will tend to have a more grayish etheric body. All the chakras of this layer are the same color as the body. That is, they will also range between blue to gray in color.


The Emotional Body (2nd layer)

The Emotional Body is associated with feelings. It roughly follows the outline of the physical body. Its structure is much more fluid than the etheric and does not duplicate the physical body. Rather, it appears to be colored clouds of fine substance in continual fluid motion. It extends one to three inches from the body. This body interpenetrates the denser bodies that is surrounds. Its colors vary from brilliant clear hues to dark muddy ones, depending on the clarity or confusion of the feeling or energy that produces them. Clear and highly energized feelings such as love, excitement, joy or anger are bright and clear; those feelings that are confused are dark and muddy. As these feelings become energized through personal interaction, body psychotherapy, etc.. The colors separate out into their primary hue and brighten. This body contains all the colors of the rainbow.


The Mental Body (3rd layer)

The Mental Body extends beyond the Emotional and is composed of still finer substances, all of which are associated with thoughts and mental processes. This body usually appears as a bright yellow light radiating about the head and shoulders and extending around the whole body. It expands and becomes brighter when its owner is concentrating on mental processes. It extends from three to eight inches from the body. The Mental Body is also a structured body. It contains the structure of our ideas. This body is mostly yellow.


The Astral Body (4th layer)

The Astral Body is amorphous and is composed of clouds of color more beautiful than those of the Emotional Body. The Astral Body tends to have the same set of colors, but they are usually infused with the rose light of love. It extends out about one half to one foot from the body. A great deal of interaction takes place between propel on the astral level. Great blobs of color of various forms whisk across the room between people - some pleasant and some not so pleasant.


The Etheric Template (5th layer)

The 5th level of the aura is called the Etheric Template because it contains all the forms that exist on the physical plane in a blueprint or template form. It looks rather like the negative of a photograph. It is the template form for the Etheric Layer, which is the template form for the physical body. The Etheric layer of the energy field derives its structure from the Etheric template layer. It is the blueprint or the perfect form for the Etheric layer to take. it extends from about one and one half to two feet from the body. In disease, when the Etheric Layer becomes disfigured, Etheric template work is needed to provide the support for the Etheric layer in its original template form. It is the level at which sound creates matter. It is at this level that sounding in healing is the most effective.


The Celestial Body (6th layer)

The 6th level is the emotional level of the Spiritual Plane, called the Celestial Body. It extends about two to two and three-quarter feet from the body. It is the level through which we experience spiritual ecstasy. We can reach it through meditation and other forms of transformative work. When we reach the point of being where we know our connection with all of the universe, when we see the light and love in everything that exists, when we are immersed in the light and feel we are of it and it is of us and feel that we are one with God, then we have raised our consciousness to the 6th level of the aura.


The Ketheric Template (7th level)

The 7th level is the mental level of the spiritual plane called the Ketheric Template. It extends from about two and one half to three and one half feet from the body. When we bring our consciousness to the 7th level of the aura, we know that we are one with the Creator. The outer form is the egg shape of the aura body and contains all the auric bodies associated with the present incarnation an individual is undergoing. This body, too, is a highly structured template. It appears to be composed of tiny threads of gold-silver light of very strong durability that hold the whole form of the aura together. It contains a golden grid structure of the physical body and all the chakras.




An artist's perception of the aura of Jesus



The Merkabah

The Merkabah is the energy shell which holds your entire energy together. It is like the skin of your entity, but so much more . . . each of you when you are not here, as a glorious look to you, with colors and vibrations and sounds and shapes all intertwined in the Merkabah, things which you cold not possibly see or hear with your biology now.

Kryon -Alchemy of the Human Spirit, pg 222- 223


My Aura

(This photograph was taken with a special camera.)

The aura will change as one ascends to a new vibration. Some of the colors in this picture were distorted slightly when it was placed in a scanner to produce this picture.

Suggested reading:
Hands of Light - B. Brennan
Light Emerging - B. Brennan
Kryon - Lee Carroll