THE 7 LAYERS OF THE HUMAN AURA
The seven layers of the aura, also know as the subtle bodies, hold different forms of information, these layers correspond with the chakra system. The energy from the chakras process the aura. Physical, emotional and spiritual health effect the size of the aura. The aura expands and contracts depending on those factors.
When it comes to the aura, you might envision a cloud or field of energy surrounding the human body, and you’d be correct. But what you may not know is that the auric field is composed of several layers, rather than just one. Each layer corresponds to a chakra and has its own qualities and characteristics. Together they blend to form the absolute aura.
THE ETHERIC LAYER
The first layer is called the etheric field. It vibrates closely to the physical body and is associated with the Root chakra. This field holds information about your physical health. Its colors are shades of blue and 1 1/4 in to 2 inches outward. A person reading this field may feel physical pain or pleasure.
THE EMOTIONAL LAYER
The emotional layer of the aura extends about 1 to 1 1/3 inches from the body. This is the field that holds emotions and feelings associated with the sacral chakra. The colors are usually a bright rainbow combination. When negative feelings and emotions or blocks are present, this field can appear muddy. Problems in this field have a negative impact at some point on the first and third layers.
THE MENTAL LAYER
The mental, or third layer of the aura can extend from 3 to 8 inches from the body. It contains your ideas, thoughts and mental processes. Usually bright shades of yellow and the solar plexus chakra are associated with the layer.
THE ASTRAL LAYER
The astral layer relates to the heart or fourth chakra and is located about twelve inches from the physical body. This layer unites the lower three and the higher three auric layers, acting as a bridge between the denser physical vibrations and the higher spiritual ones. It is also called the astral body or the entrance to the astral plane.
This is considered the layer of love. Here we understand and express our feelings and relationships with others. Although the second layer pertains to emotions, the fourth gets into the higher octaves of care and compassion. Negative expressions can result in judgments and attacks on the self and others, also known as “hardening your heart.”
THE MANIFESTATION LAYER OR ETHERIC TEMPLATE
This layer corresponds to the throat or fifth chakra and extends about eighteen inches from the physical body. Here is where you manifest things out of ether into the world. It is the blueprint for everything you create on the physical plane, including your identity or personality.
Negative effects can result in changes on this layer that eventually show up as negative thoughts, emotions, physical disease and distorted personality aspects.
THE HOLOGRAMATIC OR CELESTIAL LAYER
The third eye or sixth chakra corresponds with this layer, approximately twenty-four inches away from the physical body. Your perception and intuition are highlighted here.
Projections and illusions can be understood or distorted based on positive or negative vibrations. It has been said that we exist in a hologram—how you perceive it depends on your consciousness and connection with the divine.
THE I AM LAYER OR KETHERIC TEMPLATE
The seventh and final layer is associated with the crown chakra, our ultimate connection with all that is. While the sixth layer is also higher consciousness, the seventh represents unity consciousness—the point where you and the Universe become one. It extends about three feet away from the body.
Negative expressions on this level result in feelings of superiority, isolation and separation from God, others and even the self. Conversely, divine expression will result in true bliss and serenity.