"Man's Subtle Bodies and Centres"

Aura is the skin of our soul

Everything that exists - be it human beings, animals, plants or even the stones in the ground - is surrounded by its own subtle, fluidic atmosphere made up of the particles and emanations it is constantly giving off. It is this atmosphere that constitutes the aura. Of course, it is not visible except to clairvoyants, in fact a great many people don't even know that it exists. The aura is a kind of halo which surrounds every human being, the only difference being that some people's aura is immense and very brilliant, extending its gloriously varied colours and intense vibrations to great distances, whereas others are meagre and lustreless, with dirty, blurred colours.

The aura can be compared to the skin of our physical bodies and you all know how vital the skin is. It serves several important purposes, first amongst them being that of protection: like a shield or a suit of armour, it protects us against blows, sudden changes of temperature and so on. Another function of the skin is to serve as an organ of exchange: it breathes in and out, absorbing certain elements and eliminating others. And finally, the skin serves as a sense organ which enables us to experience sensations of heat and cold, contact with other bodies, pain, and so on. But my intention is not to talk about the functions of the skin: that is not my concern.

What I am interested in today is in drawing a parallel between the skin and the aura. The aura has exactly the same functions as the skin. You could say that it is the skin of the soul which it surrounds and protects; it is also its sense organ and, finally, it is the means of communication which enables the soul to receive the cosmic currents flowing through space and to communicate and exchange with others: with other human souls, other creatures of the universe, even with the stars in the heavens and with the supreme universal soul.

Thanks to our aura, therefore, we benefit from a continuing relationship of reciprocal exchange with the forces of nature. The cosmic, planetary and zodiacal influences ceaselessly flowing through space reach out to touch us, and depending on the purity and sensitivity of our aura and the colours it contains, we may capture or fail to capture certain specific forces. Our aura, therefore, is like an antenna, it is an instrument which detects and receives messages, waves and forces coming to us from the length and breadth of the universe.

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