by Michelle Belanger
We all share a distinctive aura which others may perceive and
use to identify us. Our vampiric signature is most obviously
expressed in the auras of priests and least obvious in the auras
of concubines. We may also perceive this aura as well as the auras
of others. This perception occurs on the subtle level and enables
us to gain information about those around us.
Essentially, the aura is the subtle body where it extends
beyond the limits of the physical body. As we constantly tread
upon the threshold of spirit and matter, our subtle bodies are
much larger than those of ordinary folk, and they extend far
around us, depending upon our self-mastery, energy level, and
level of power.
The aura can be perceived in several relatively thin layers of
almost-light which extend just beyond the skin. If you look for
actual, physical light extending around the body like a halo, you
will miss the subtle nuances of the actual aura.
The aura can be perceived as light or color, though it is
really neither of these things. In truth, light and color are
merely the best metaphors was can devise in order to describe and
interpret something which layers over physical reality from the
subtle like a double-exposure.
The aura may appear textured, most often like a liquid -- oily,
rippling, misty. It is not static but fluid and is constantly
though subtly changing. It can be perceived through touch as
warmth or as a subtle tension or pressure that is almost there
beneath your fingers.
Its essence is subtle and thus our experience of it is subtle.
Perception of the aura is ultimately something which must be
intuited, perceived by insight more than with our ordinary senses.
Perceiving the Aura