Edgar Cayce on Auras & Colors Excerpt

How to Understand Colors and See Auras

by Kevin J. Todeschi & Carol Ann Liaros

Auras are twofold. That which indicates the physical
emanations, and that which indicates the spiritual
development . . .
The aura, then, is the emanation that arises from the very
vibratory influences of an individual entity, mentally, spiritually—
especially of the spiritual forces.
Edgar Cayce reading 319-2

In simplest terms the aura is a field of energy that emanates from all things. Some may see it as a band of color or colors; others might describe the appearance of an aura as waves of light or motion, and still others indicate that they can “feel” certain things just by being close to another person’s energy. Those who can see or feel this band of energy or vibration insist that the aura provides descriptive information about the person, plant, living thing, or object from which the aura is emanating.

Although the existence of this kind of energy might sound unusual to some people, what may be even more surprising is the fact that everyone can be taught to see or experience an aura. In Western religious history the aura has been associated with the halo. In mysticism the aura is connected to the astral or non-physical body. Although some individuals contend that there is no such thing as an aura, in the twentieth century Kirlian photography provided what for many became scientific evidence for the existence of the aura. Kirlian photography is able to capture evidence of the energy fields surrounding all living things and can also depict phantom energy that is no longer present from a living object. For example, even after a leaf has been torn from a plant, a Kirlian photograph will still display a faint image of the leaf that has been removed.

Those who can see the human aura contend that it is the sum total of the individual—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. It can provide details about a person’s health, life experiences, relationships, attitudes, strengths, weaknesses, moods, problems, thoughts, ideas, and even past lives. In the same way a fingerprint is unique to the individual the aura is unique, as well. Ultimately, the aura is the vibrational
manifestation of everything that exists about a person.

Countless people have actually had experiences with the human aura without really knowing it at the time or realizing what they have encountered. Have you ever come in contact with another person and instantly had the feeling of wanting to take a step back, as though something was repelling you? Conversely, have you ever met someone for the very first time and had the feeling of being instantly drawn to that individual? Both of these experiences note how it can “feel” to be in proximity to another person’s energy field or vibration. There is an instantaneous effect that another individual’s aura and vibration have upon your own.

One of the early proponents of the existence of the human aura was Edgar Cayce (1877-1945), the most documented psychic of all time. Called the “father of holistic medicine” and “the sleeping prophet,” Edgar Cayce became known for his incredible clairvoyant accuracy and for a psychic legacy that continues to help and inspire individuals around the world.
For forty-three years of his adult life, Cayce possessed the ability to lie down on a couch, close his eyes, fold his hands over his stomach, and put his mind into an altered state in which virtually any type of information was available to him. The accuracy of Cayce’s psychic work is evidenced by approximately one dozen biographies and literally hundreds
of titles that explore the thousands of topics he discussed and various aspects of his information, as well as a thriving organization and a university that continue to exist based on his work. (Additional information can be found in There Is a River by Thomas Sugrue, Edgar Cayce—A Seer Out of Season by Harmon Bro, and Edgar Cayce: An American
Prophet by Sidney Kirkpatrick, or by visiting www.EdgarCayce.org and www.AtlanticUniv.edu.)

When asked about the source of his information, Cayce replied that there were essentially two. The first was the subconscious mind of the individual for whom he was giving the reading and the second was the Akashic records. In further describing these records, Cayce stated: “Upon time and space is written the thoughts, the deeds, the activities of an entity . . . ” (1650-1)1 The Akashic records somehow maintain an account of everything that has transpired in the universe. Similarly, the human aura is the sum total of everything that has transpired in an individual’s unique soul history, including the past times and the previous lives of that person. When asked to describe his personal experiences with auras, Cayce had this to say: Ever since I can remember I have seen colors in connection with people. I do not remember a time when the human beings I encountered did not register on my retina with blues and greens and reds gently pouring from their heads and shoulders. It was a long time before I realized that other people did not see these colors; it was a long time before I heard the word “aura,” and learned to apply it to this phenomenon which to me was commonplace. I do not ever think of people except in connection with their auras; I see them change in my friends and loved ones as time goes by—sickness, dejection, love, fulfillment—these are all reflected in the aura, and for me the aura is the weather vane of the soul. It shows which way the winds of destiny are blowing.

Cayce gained a wealth of personal experience with the meaning of colors and energy patterns that he saw emanating from all individuals. He perceived the aura as a series of vibrating colors that surrounded an individual and provided a barometer of a person’s health, state of mind, strengths, weaknesses, desires, thoughts, and more. In fact, Cayce believed that every thought and action possessed an energetic vibration that was essentially reflected in a person’s aura. In addition to perceiving the colors in auras throughout the many years he gave life readings to people—those readings which discussed
the soul’s history through time as well as personal strengths and weaknesses—Cayce frequently discussed which colors most aligned with an individual and which colors were most in tune with an individual’s personal vibration. As a case in point, during a reading given to a nineteen-year-old stenographer who was apparently strong-willed, strongminded, temperamental, and prone to condemning herself and others, Cayce advised her against ever wearing red, as the energy and vibration of the color would reinforce her negative attributes. Instead she was encouraged to wear delicate shades of grays and greens, as these colors would be more conducive to her temperament and more apt to inspire confidence in herself and others. (2522-1) Conversely, Cayce once advised
a withdrawn, introverted, and subdued forty-four-year-old clerk that she needed to wear red in order to energize her own vibrations and give herself more “flash or show.” He went on to say: “ . . . For the vibrations of . . . {self} have even been so subdued about the entity that little of the real beauty has escaped, because the love and deep emotion had been kept hid so long.” (3564-2) Edgar Cayce repeatedly emphasized that color was a vibration and that each individual had an affinity to certain colors more than others because of her or his own level of soul growth and personal vibration. By utilizing the vibrations of certain colors, an individual could empower traits or abilities he or she needed to work on, whereas other colors might help to restrain or diminish undesirable characteristics. One discussion of the use of vibrations occurred in a reading given to a thirty-seven-year-old woman who apparently needed more balance in her life. Her positive qualities included having a good sense of humor, possessing a great capacity for love, and often being perceived as someone who was extremely “sweet.” On the other hand, the same woman was told that she was entirely too sensitive, which often adversely affected her relationships with others. Extremely hard-headed, she also exhibited a bad temper. In order to help in her daily interactions with others, the reading recommended the use of all seven principal colors at different times—red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet—as well as black and white. The reading advised: “ . . . For color itself is vibration, just as much vibration as—or even more than—music.” (3637-1) By alternating the various colors, in time she would be able to achieve the balance she apparently needed. Cayce added, “By the colors indicated, ye can control almost thine own physical being, by thine own mind!”

Throughout his life Edgar Cayce gave additional readings that explored the importance of color. He gave readings on life seals, which discussed the creation of a unique personal symbol for motivation and inspiration, and aura charts, which contained a visual depiction of the soul’s history through time. Cayce also gave readings on color symbolism such as that contained in dreams and in the Book of Revelation and discussed how certain past-life experiences could influence individuals to be more drawn to specific colors. There are literally hundreds of Cayce readings on the subjects of auras, colors, and personal symbolism.

In addition to Edgar Cayce, reputable contemporary psychics are also able to access the Akashic records as a source of information and can discuss how those records manifest in the lives of individuals. Many have also worked a considerable amount with auras. For example, according to psychic Carol Ann Liaros who has given readings for many
decades: “An individual’s aura is a personal manifestation of his or her Akashic records. Whatever is going on in the person’s life is evident in the aura. An individual’s aura changes as the body’s physical health or vitality changes.” When she sees gray spots around the heart area, for example, she knows that the individual has had a heart attack or has
some other problem with the heart. Much like a networked computer system, from the aura it is possible to access anything contained within the central record itself.
Carol Ann began her psychic work back in the 1960s but was extremely surprised that life events led her in that direction. Her career began after friends convinced her to see a reputable psychic who gave Carol Ann a reading of her own. The individual told her that she was extremely psychic and that she would be using her intuition to teach others. He went on to say that Carol Ann would be doing extensive travelling with her teaching, that she would be working with “men in white coats, like doctors and scientists,” and that she would write a book about her psychic experiences.

After the reading Carol Ann was convinced that the psychic had been wrong and that she had no intuitive talents of her own. However, her friends insisted that she try to give them readings. In time Carol Ann came to understand that not only she had intuitive talents, but everyone else did also. Eventually she told Hugh Lynn Cayce, Edgar Cayce’s eldest son, about some of her psychic experiences; and he referred her to Dr. Justa Smith, a biochemist, educator, and nun, who was working with the Human Dimensions Institute at Rosary Hill College doing research with healers. Carol Ann’s research with “the men in white coats” began.

Over the years Carol Ann Liaros has logged more than one million air miles in traveling to teach individuals how to use their own intuitive gifts. She eventually authored Intuition Made Easy, a book that explores how people can use and experience their psychic perception. When asked to describe her first experience seeing the human aura, Carol Ann
recalls: I remember telling Dr. Justa Smith that seeing auras was not one of the intuitive skills I possessed. She asked me: “Don’t you see colors or anything around people?” I told her I didn’t. Sometimes I saw hazes and glows around people or behind people but I couldn’t see auras and colors and discern when someone had a physical problem.
Dr. Smith said, “Let’s try an experiment. Take a look around me. Do you see anything around me?” Thinking that auras were in color and that I was only seeing a glow around her head, shoulders, and arms, I laughingly told her I couldn’t see her aura. She persisted in questioning me. I looked at this grayish glow and said, “There seems to be a break in it from about the bottom of your ear to your shoulder.”

She said, “That’s very interesting because I have a neck and shoulder problem that I’m being treated for and that’s exactly where it is.” Well, being the skeptical, logical thinker that I am, I decided it had to be a coincidence. Besides, I could see the same kind of haze around tables, chairs, lamps, animals, and trees. I saw it around everything. My  misconception at the time was that auras only radiated from human beings. Soon afterwards, I began experimenting with this haze or glow. I might ask someone, “Do you have anything wrong with your ear?” because I might have seen a break there, not as much energy, or it looked aggravated. And they’d respond, “Yes, as a matter of fact, I have an earache.” Persisting as the very logical person that I am, I went to the eye doctor and had my eyes checked. My eyes were fine. Many, many months later when I finally began to see colors around people, I thought, “Oh, I have glaucoma. That must be what this is. It has nothing to do with seeing auras.”

And so again I went to the eye doctor. I did not have glaucoma, and I was still seeing colors around people. One of Carol Ann’s most fascinating experiences teaching individuals to see the human aura occurred while she was working with a class at the YWCA in Batavia, New York. She explained to the students what the aura was and how to begin seeing it by refocusing the eyes on a higher, finer level of energy. She then stood up against a white screen wearing her black outfit (so their minds wouldn’t say, “that’s only a reflection of the color”) and had them do a relaxation exercise with their eyes closed. When they opened their eyes, they were asked to describe whatever they could see. Many saw a huge glow; others could see colors behind her, and so forth. One of the students in the class seemed to demonstrate a tremendous level of accuracy.

Carol Ann had several more students come up one at a time and stand with their backs against the screen in order to give the class the ability to see how one person’s aura might look different from someone else’s. Some saw different shapes, intensities, and colors; and again the same individual showed a real talent for seeing the human aura. Finally Carol Ann asked for any volunteers to come forward who possessed a physical problem that wasn’t obvious and couldn’t be seen. These auras gave the students in the class the opportunity to see how the aura looked “different” wherever a physical issue was present—for example: wider, narrower, darker, lighter, bulging, or indented. The same male student proved to be talented with this exercise as he was able to see various shades of color and was able to pinpoint areas where there was a physical problem because the area “looked darker” to him. After the class, the wife of the talented student came up and asked,
“Did you see how well my husband did?” Carol Ann replied that he had done a great job. The wife added, “But, you don’t know the best part—my husband is totally blind!” Carol Ann was stunned. It turned out that the man was forty-one years old and had been blind since the age of fourteen, with no light perception. His wife had dragged him to the class because she didn’t want to attend alone. He had also attended as a “non–believer.” When
he was asked how he had been able to see the auras, he thought for a moment and said, “Well, I did with my mind what you told the others to do with their eyes, and I could see it!” When he was asked to show where in his mind he had seen the auras, he pointed to the middle of his forehead—the third eye. This experience became the original impetus behind Carol Ann’s founding and directing “Project Blind Awareness,” which for many years was an innovative training program designed to enhance intuition in blind participants in order to help them become more mobile and independent. Presently, Carol Ann is convinced that anyone can be taught to experience the aura: Our eyes are accustomed to seeing on a very dense level of energy—this physical level. We appear to be solid but in reality our physical bodies are made up of millions of moving molecules with a lot of space in between the moving molecules. All it really takes to see an aura is an eye adjustment. We need to train ourselves to see on this higher, finer level of energy. It is simply a conscious refocusing of the eye.

The purpose of exploring the aura is actually to better understand the self. In the same manner that tools such as astrology, psychic readings, numerology, psychological tests, personal introspection, dreams, and more can empower an individual to become all that she or he was meant to be, working with the aura can be beneficial in overcoming
one’s issues and in cultivating personal strengths. Most often the aura is ever changing, multi-layered, and multi-colored. The size, shape, and colors generally change and evolve depending upon what an individual is doing, what she or he is thinking and feeling, and whom or what the person is encountering. Like a mirror, the aura provides a reflection of
the individual, but it is a reflection that details both the exterior and interior parts of one’s self. The key to seeing auras is similar to undertaking the rest of the psychic processes. The key is being able to relax. This book was written in order to provide individuals with information about the human aura—what it is and how it can be experienced. In addition to citing contemporary examples as well as examples from the life’s work of Edgar Cayce, the book explores the meaning of colors and how the vibration of color can impact individuals. It also examines what colors may mean (positively and negatively) in the human aura.
Even if you’ve never seen an aura before, or believed it was possible to see an aura, this book will give you the tools to experience the human aura. It is hoped that this book might make some small contribution to understanding the fact that each of us is much more than a physical body and that some of the tools we need in order to know the self have
been with us all along—we just didn’t know where to look.

The Edgar Cayce readings are numbered to maintain confidentiality. The first set of numbers (e.g., “1650”) refers to the individual or group for whom the reading was given. The second set of numbers (e.g., “1”) refers to the number of the reading for that individual or group.

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