Bookshop Offers Opportunity
to See Your Aura
by Jay Olson
The notion that every human has a unique energy fingerprint, or aura, has been around for thousands of years. Auras are invisible to most people, although some psychics claim they can see them, and describe them, as multicolored energy fields that shift and change as a person emotes different feelings. Clear auras are good, muddy ones bad, they claim. Different colors denote different areas of strength and weakness.
Legends relate that individuals' auras were once visible to everyone, but that as humans evolved we slowly lost the ability to see them.
The halos seen around angels and prophets in religious paintings legends, some say. Today most leave aura sightings and readings to those who claim to be clairvoyant or psychic.
But now that may not be necessary A German researcher has developed a sensor pad and computer software that, he claims, can monitor a person's aura, and provide a full color, real time, representation of their energy field. By combining scientific biofeedback principals and computer technology with information from clairvoyants and psychics, Johannes Fisslinger has created what he calls the Aura Video Station.
"Bio-feedback" has been known and accepted for a long time," explains Fisslinger. "But I wanted to take it to the next level. My goal was to develop something which shows the subtleties of who we are. I wanted to give people a visual representation of what is going on inside of them."
A New Vision in Capitola Village
Avalon Visions, a book and gift shop located in Capitola Village, recently purchased an Aura Video Station from Fisslinger's company, Inneractive. For $20 they will give you a full color printout of your aura, along with a few pages explaining what the specific color patterns on your chart may indicate.
The bookstores owner, Cheryl Ban,
guides customers through the experience,
asks helpful questions, and offers her own
observations concerning the aura visible on
the computer screen.
The station is actually a small black
box that is connected to a computer, which
is loaded with the proper software
The black box, termed a biosensor, has
five metal cups into which a person places
their five fingers. The box measures what
Fisslinger calls electro-dermal activity,
which is similar to what most biofeedback
machines and lie detectors measure.
The computer takes that information
and translates it into color images. A
simple silhouette of a individual's aura,
which looks like an oval shaped field of
Typically two colors will predominate
the image, and the nature and intensity of
these colors indicate areas of strength or
How It Works
Ban says she enjoys leading customers
through the process. She says that people
are often amazed that as they think of
different people or subjects, the colors of
their aura on the screen change
"When we first got the Aura Video
Station one of our employees had just
fallen in love," she said. "We connected
her to the Station, and her colors were
predominantly blue and purple. But when
we asked her about the person she was
involved with, the image turned bright
pink. It was just amazing."
Pink shows an influx of red energy, the
color of passion and romance, according to
Ban. As the person thought about who
they were in love with, the sensors picked
up that shift in energy, and translated it as
While an individual is connected to the
machine, they can witness real time energy
fluctuations on the screen. Some report
that the same idea, thought of at different
times, will produce almost the exact same
color pattern on the screen.
But while the colors do tend to shift
and change, two colors usually dominate
the image. Fisslinger believes these colors
indicate the energies that are prevalent in
and around a person.
Blues indicate loyalty, compassion, peace, service, and a desire to helpful and. of use. Violets show an intuitive, artistic, visionary bent. While green demonstrate a more social, communicative, harmonious nature, according to Fisslinger' s data.
Muddy or dark spots in the color field
can indicate areas of emotional energy
blockage, such as unresolved anger,
aggression, or hurt feelings.
The Good and The Bad
The specific locations of the dark spots
can help to reveal emotional areas people
need to work on, Ban believes.
Long Time Avalon Visions employee
Pam Wyllie says that when she guides
people through the process she often asks
them to think of something they feel very
good about, and something they have very
negative emotions concerning, so that they
can watch their energy patterns on the
screen shift and change.
Ban says that people's reaction to the
station is often skeptical curiosity at first,
followed by wonder.
"A group of about four people, two guys
and two girls, walked in one day," she
remembers. "They were in kind of a party
mood. They asked about the station, and
seemed pretty skeptical. Finally one of the
guys sat down, and when they saw the
readout they were all just amazed, they
could not get enough. They all decided to
According to Ban, many people view
the station with some dread, but walk away
feeling very happy.
"Some people sit down and expect to
see bad things about themselves," she said.
"We are so programmed to expect negative
feedback, it's too bad. This station can
point out areas that need work, but it also
shows how beautiful we really are.
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