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What is Kirlian Photography?

Kirlian 'Photography' is different from normal photography.
The Kirlian camera has a plate (rather than a lens), which is charged by a high frequency coil, and can only photograph objects in immediate contact with it. The photograph, therefore, must be taken in the darkroom. The photo-sensitive paper is placed directly onto the machine and the hands (or whatever is being photographed) are then placed, one at a time, onto the paper while the machine is energised for a few seconds. The paper is then developed in the normal way.

The picture, then, is an interference pattern between two fields of energy: the energy generated by the camera and that generated by the human aura*. (Repeated studies have shown that the corona emanation does not relate to skin temperature, resistance or to perspiration).

This process, discovered by Semyon and Valentina Kirlian in 1939, has since been extensively researched and refined by independent labs and health practitioners throughout the world, being used in the material sciences, biological sciences, agriculture, pharmaceutical research, holistic health and more. Any other aura camera which does not use this same process is not, technically, a Kirlian camera.

How is Kirlian Photography useful in the Healing Arts?

The electrical field of the Kirlian camera amplifies and makes visible the body's biological and energetic exchange producing a "corona" effect around the image being photographed.
Experienced Kirlian practitioners can 'read' from the subtle emanations information about the subject's energetic, physical, emotional and psychological state, as well as evidence of disease before it manifests in the physical body.

Kirlian photography can be a valuable diagnostic tool when used in conjunction with a range of complementary therapies, e.g. acupuncture, homoeopathy, reflexology, and as well as providing a "launching pad" for the therapeutic process, can be used throughout to monitor progress.

*Aura: open to much speculative interpretation, the word is used here to include radiations, electromagnetic frequencies, life force, bio-plasma etc.

Information supplied by:
Julie Wright – practitioner of Kirlian Hand diagnoses, focusing on the psychological aspects of a client in conjunction with EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique).
“Gemini”, Church Path, Hook, Hants, RG27 9LZ
Tel: 01256 760210

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