Hello everyone. This is for anyone who wants to learn to see auras.
A few disclaimers before we start.
1: My method of learning to see and interpret auras can be learned by anyone who has functioning color vision. I have not yet figured out how to teach this to the colorblind. If you are a colorblind magic user and you would like to help me with my research into the aura sight of the colorblind (they do have it by the way), please contact me.
2: This method, while it can be learned by anyone, can be difficult and time consuming to learn. Once learned however it is as natural as any other sense. Learning this requires a certain amount of both faith and focus. Faith in ones own abilities is crucial. Focus is essential to any sort of magic.
3: I have always found this method of reading auras to be very accurate. Accurate to a frightening degree. You might not like what you find out about yourself or others.
Ok, either you've read the disclaimers or you skipped them. Either way you've been warned. Now to learn how to see the auras of people and things around you. I say things, because to see auras and to see energy are really the same type of sight.
I always look first in the shadowed areas of the person. Usually a person has a few shadows on their face, or in their hair somewhere. If you have trouble finding shadows, you can also look under their arms and under their chin. The darkest areas of the person's form will have an overlay of color. That is the colors of the person's aura. They shift and blur together a little when you look at them. They always look to me a lot like the colors you sometimes see when you close your eyes. Some people say they look like afterimages of bright lights (those flashy things you get when you look at something bright). I agree they look somewhat like that only not so bright.
The most difficult part of seeing auras this way is you tend to see several colors at once. The colors blend this way, visually mixing into different colors. It is hard to tell which colors are mixing in some cases. Remember these aren't technically colors at all. They are wavelengths of energy. Your brain is picking them up and it is associating colors with the wavelengths. The reason this is important is that there are rules that apply to colors that do not apply to auras. Have you ever seen something that was both red and green at the same time? Auras can be like that. They can be red and green and orange at the same time. Often they have 3 or more colors that are dominant.
The second way to see auras I have heard works for quite a few people. Look at the outline of a person's body. You may see a very thin halo of color. This is kind of more of a sideways view of the aura, you will most likely see the colors in more of a layered pattern rather than all at once. There are a few benefits to learning this method even if the first method works for you. The first benefit of this sideways view is that it is easier to see black in a person's aura using this view. Black is the only aura color that doesn't show up well against shadows using the first method. Indeed if you see auras by the first method only, you might miss black entirely. Against a dark shadow a black aura shows up only as a darkening of the shadow itself.
The more colors you are able to detect, the more you will learn about the person you are trying to read. Believe it or not it is actually better that you learn how to see the colors before you learn what the colors mean. If you do not know what they mean your sight will not be affected by the colors you expect to see for that person. It is very easy to psychologically convince oneself to see the colors you expect to see. The real colors of someone's aura reflect true personality traits of theirs. These aren't necessarily obvious to people around them, even those they are closest to.
That being said, I will be posting a second thread about the meanings of the colors for people who already know how to see them but need help with interpretation. I will recommend that people learn how to see the colors before reading the second post.
I welcome all comments or additions to my observations. Thanks for reading