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Aura imaging

  1. Mar 6, 2009 #1
    http://www.auraphoto.com/

    Is this for real? Can this technology actually reveal states of emotion, intellectualism, etc?
     
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  3. Mar 6, 2009 #2

    Ivan Seeking

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirlian_photography
    http://scitation.aip.org/getabs/servlet/GetabsServlet?prog=normal&id=JAPIAU000044000007003102000001&idtype=cvips&gifs=yes [Broken]
     
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  4. Mar 7, 2009 #3
    It's an interesting idea. Do the 'auras' change when a person thinks negative or positive thoughts? This is the only way that I would be convinced that there was anything truly revolutionary in this technology.
     
  5. Mar 7, 2009 #4

    Ivan Seeking

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    To the best of my knowledge, there is nothing to suggest that this is anything but corona discharges acting on photographic film. If there were anything to the rest of the claims, we would know by now.
     
  6. Mar 10, 2009 #5
    Agreed.
     
  7. Mar 10, 2009 #6
    All things put of some sort of energy. I think the idea that the "aura" changes based on mood is an attempt to prove a religious idea (I don't know much of the ideas, therefore have no wish to discuss, debate, or in any way offend anyone that believes in the idea.) of an energy emanating from all things motivating, and effecting the universe.

    Another possible scientific reason behind a "corona" is the constant bombardment of energy that pelts us at all times. It is reasonable to assume that a certain portion of this energy is refracted (maybe better put as reflected.) away from a surface (due to the dispersion of the refracted energy it appears as a "corona" or "aura".).
     
  8. Mar 10, 2009 #7

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    What do you mean by energy emanating from all things? If you refer to thermal energy, you are right. Any object above absolute zero radiates thermal energy.
    If you are talking about chi, prana or any other new age energy, there is no place for them in this forum.
     
  9. Mar 10, 2009 #8
    As I stated quiet clearly, I am not speaking of nor wish to discuss such ideas as "chi", or "new age energy". I was in fact referring to thermal energy.

    The reason I mentioned such ideas in the first place was to make sure no one misinterpreted, and thought I was using them as reason behind an "aura" or "corona".

    I was also referring to earlier post which asked if the "aura" could be used to determine a persons mood, or if they were thinking positive or negative thoughts. I was attempting to state there is no evidence that a persons thoughts or mood changes their "aura".
     
  10. Mar 10, 2009 #9

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    The reason I asked is because you misinterpreted the corona discharge mentioned by Ivan. A corona discharge is a well known phenomenon around electric conductors carrying high voltage and is behind Kirlian photography. It has nothing to do to reflected or refracted energy.
     
  11. Apr 24, 2009 #10
    Overly curious, I bought their videotape long ago. It's not an aura camera. Instead, you place your hand on a multi-channel GSR meter. There are colored lights inside the "camera" and a computer which lights them to simulate what your aura "should" look like ...if cameras could see it. The 45deg beam splitter visible inside the "camera" is combining the image of the lights with the real-world view of the human sitting in the chair.

    This version is somewhat honest when compared to an earlier one which included colored lights in it's photoflash unit, while the victim sat in front of a retroreflective screen on which the colors were transiently projected.
     
  12. Apr 25, 2009 #11
    I once had the strange experience of seeing an aura around a woman. It looked quite like a bubble: spherical and transparent, not so much emanating from her as being a kind of separate container in which she was centered and which traveled with her as she walked. The point of note, I think, is that it didn't conform to the contours of her body the way a kirilian aura does.

    I'm not claiming it was anything but a mild hallucination, but I'm curious as to why it should take that form. Is there any children's story or old movie in which a female character is depicted inside a bubble?
     
  13. Apr 26, 2009 #12
    We were in psychology in high school when a girl came in and talked about how she saw peoples auras. Even the teacher was giving her weird looks...
     
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