Russian Researcher Reveals Human Energy Fields—Auras—Related to Love, Positive, Negative Emotion, Health

Russian Researcher Reveals Human Energy Fields—Auras—Related to Love, Positive, Negative Emotion, Health
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Tara MacIsaac

Russian researcher Dr. Konstantin Korotkov has brought an old method of photographing “auras” into the 21st century.

Although its roots trace back to the 17th century, Kirlian photography really took off in the 1940s. This method, developed by Russian inventor Semyon Kirlian, involves placing an object on a metal plate covered with photographic film. The plate is then charged with an electric current. When the film is developed, it reveals a colorful energetic field surrounding said object.

Some have said Kirlian photography shows a bioenergy field; others that it’s simply heat or moisture.

Some have called this field an “aura”—energy emanated from the body associated with spirituality. Others have said it is simply produced by body heat or moisture.

Kirlian himself said the strength or weakness of this field could indicate either well-being or illness. Physicist Korotkov is among those scientists who have kept up Kirlian’s practice. He understands the effect to be an energy field similar to chi, as discussed in traditional Chinese medicine, and he uses it to treat and prevent illness.

(<a href="">Emmanuel Heredia</a>/CC BY-SA 3.0)
(Emmanuel Heredia/CC BY-SA 3.0)

Korotkov constructed the first digital Kirlian device in 1995 and has continued refining the technique. He has applied it in multiple experiments to test how illness, love, anger, and other factors affect this “aura.”

Through these experiments, he has become convinced that Kirlian photography doesn’t just pick up on moisture or heat from the body but clearly relates to a more profound energy.

Correlations found by Korotkov between energy channels in traditional Chinese medicine and energy fields in Kirlian photography are among the reasons he believes this effect isn’t explained by ordinary heat and moisture.

He measures auras, or Kirlian effects, and has developed mathematical parameters to draw correlations between energy and various functions of the body. In so doing, he has found that traditional Chinese medicine’s understanding of energy channels and meridians is correct.

He has discovered that love and positivity are vitally important to a healthy aura; that people’s thoughts can influence the auras of others, even from a distance; and that classical music helps strengthen the aura.

An acupuncture chart from the Ming Dynasty. (Public Domain)
An acupuncture chart from the Ming Dynasty. (Public Domain)

Some critics of Kirlian photography will remain staunch, Korotkov acknowledged, because his use of the technique does not fit in the common Western scientific paradigm.

“We are based on traditional Chinese medicine, not all doctors accept those ideas,” he said. “They need to come deeper into the study to understand this, and ... many doctors or scientists are too busy to do that.

“Plus we talk about physical body, mind, consciousness, soul. [Western doctors] are based on a materialistic approach when they think only about [the] physical body. They don’t want to accept the existence of consciousness and soul. That is why I am not afraid that it is not widely accepted in science of medicine. Because it is coming, step by step, but it is coming.”

Korotkov uses Kirlian photography in preventative medicine, not just treatment after an illness occurs.

He spoke of a woman who came to him with a variety of different symptoms including fatigue, depression, and pain in different parts of the body. She was taking various pills for each condition.

Using Kirlian photography, he found parts of her aura were weak and recommended exercises to strengthen energy in those areas. Her health rapidly improved afterward, and she stopped taking pills. Thousands of doctors worldwide now use this approach successfully, Korotkov said.

In ancient China, doctors were responsible for keeping people healthy; they were paid when people were healthy, he said. In Western medicine, however, it works the opposite way. Healthcare professionals and pharmaceutical companies make money when we are sick.

He’s not against Western medicine; his wife is a medical doctor. Instead, he thinks his approach could work in conjunction with theirs.

“If people have some severe problem, like heart attack, then they should go to the hospital and get treated,“ he said. ”To prevent this severe situation, we need to use the power of this integrated medicine and traditional medicine, because this has tremendous power to keep people healthy.”

Negative emotions destroy a person’s aura as well as other people’s.

A person’s aura is strengthened by positive emotions like joy, humor, and love, Korotkov said. “If people have negative emotions—anger, envy—then it decreases the energy field, makes the energy field shrink and sometimes even disappear.”

Negative emotions directed at someone else can decrease that person’s energy field, too, even from a distance, according to Korotkov’s studies.

He has photographed two people in love and found their auras intermingle. Conversely, two people with no emotional connection have a gap between their auras.

Love heals.

“When we are in love, we transfer this energy, not just in our imagination, but it is real physical transformation of physical energy,” he said. “That’s why people when they have loving people, they heal. They can send positive emotions and help the healing process.”

A healthy person has a robust, full field. A sick person has gaps in their field, Korotkov said.

An image taken by Dr. Konstantin Korotkov showing the Kirlian effect between the fingers of two people in love. (Courtesy of Dr. Konstantin Korotkov)
An image taken by Dr. Konstantin Korotkov showing the Kirlian effect between the fingers of two people in love. (Courtesy of Dr. Konstantin Korotkov)
Further exploring the connections between loved ones, Korotkov found that a person’s field responds when someone they love is near, even if that loved one is out of sight. This suggests that an emotional bond allows a person to intuitively sense another’s presence without the ordinary five senses.

Classical music and meditation create a more stable, healthy aura.

Korotkov has studied the effect of music on a person’s aura. Classical music has a positive effect. Harsh rock ‘n roll increases energy for some time, but results in a steeper drop after.
While classical music can help sustain a steady aura, the best method for doing so is, in fact, meditation and exercises like yoga or qigong, Korotkov said.

‘Together, we create a collective consciousness field.’

Korotkov summed up his research: “After more than 30 years of research, we came to understand that we are not just material body, we are much more than that. We have our mind, our consciousness and it’s not just inside of our brain, it is outside. So we expand our consciousness, we expand our spirit outside to the environment. Together, we create a collective consciousness field.

“If we generate positive emotions, if we generate positive feelings, then we influence other people in a positive way. If we generate negative emotions and feelings, then we influence other people in a very negative way. Only with our positive feelings, with a positive attitude to each other ... we can make our world better.”

Tara MacIsaac is a senior reporter with the Canadian edition of The Epoch Times.
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