Aura Photos

Aura Photos

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Intriguing, deeply spiritual or bogus science? There are all kinds of conflicting theories about aura photography, but you have to admit it makes for a fun thing to try at a Mind, Body and Spirit festival.

Psychics have always claimed there is an energy field emanating from the body, which can be ‘read’ to reveal all sorts of fascinating detail about your health, personality and possibly even the future. You could look on that as just another variation on palm reading and tarot cards, with the rider that here you can’t even see what the practitioner is working from.

With aura photography, however, you can not only see but get to take away the ‘proof’, with a polaroid photo and a printout explaining what all the colours mean.

Daughter #2 was keen to give this a try, despite getting the giggles as she sat before the screen with her hands pressed firmly onto plates which would apparently pick up her electrical current.

The picture shows the results, and came with 5 sheets of A4 detailing all sorts of fascinating traits and predictions, each one skilfully worded so you could apply it to multiple circumstances and hopes. It was cleverly done, was just scientific enough to make you wonder, and was well worth the S$10 we spent on it.

(In essence, daughter #2’s predictions emphasised growth and change in many areas, with a future full of fresh new ideas – not a bad bet for a teenager just about to go to university!)