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The Protective Aura

Among the very oldest of the teachings of occultism, we find

instructions regarding the building up and maintenance of the protective

aura of the individual, whereby he renders himself immune to undesirable

physical, mental, psychic or spiritual influences. So important is this

teaching, that it is to be regretted that there has not been more said

on the subject by some of the writers of recent years. The trouble with

any of these recent writers is that they seem to wish to close their

eyes to the unpleasant facts of life, and to gaze only upon the pleasant

ones. But this is a mistake, for ignorance has never been a virtue, and

to shut one's eyes to unpleasant facts does not always result in

destroying them. I consider any teaching unfinished and inadequate which

does not include instruction along protective lines.

Physical auric protection consists in charging the aura with vital

magnetism and color, which will tend to ward off not only the physical

contagion of ill persons, but, what is often still more important, the

contagion of their mind and feelings.

The student who has really studied the preceding chapters will at once

realize that this protection is afforded by filling the aura with the

vibrations of health and physical strength, by means of the mental

imaging of the life-preserving reds, and the exercise of the mind in the

direction of thought of strength and power. These two things will tend

to greatly increase the resistive aura of anyone, and enable him to

throw off disease influences which affect others.

The aura of the successful physician and healer, in the presence of

disease, will invariably show the presence of the bright, positive red

in the aura, accompanied by the mental vibrations of strength, power and

confidence, and the absence of fear. This in connection with the Auric

Circle, which shall be described presently, will be of great value to

healers, physicians, nurses, etc., as well as to those who are brought

into intimate contact with sick persons.

Of practically the same degree of importance, is the charging of the

aura with the vibrations of mental protection, viz, the vibrations of

orange, yellow and similar colors. These are the colors of intellect,

you will remember, and when the aura is charged and flooded with them it

acts as a protection against the efforts of others to convince one

against his will, by sophistical arguments, plausible reasoning,

fallacious illustrations, etc. It gives to one a sort of mental

illumination, quickening the perceptive faculties, and brightening up

the reasoning and judging powers, and finally, giving a sharp edge to

the powers of repartee and answer.

If you will assume the right positive mental attitude, and will flood

your aura with the vibrations of the mental orange-yellow, the mental

efforts of other persons will rebound from your aura, or, to use another

figure of speech, will slip from it like water from the back of the

proverbial duck. It is well to carry the mental image of your head being

surrounded by a golden aura or halo, at such times--this will be found

especially efficacious as a protective helmet when you are assaulted by

the intellect or arguments of others.

And, again, there is a third form of protective aura, namely protection

of one's emotional nature--and this is highly important, when one

remembers how frequently we are moved to action by our emotions, rather

than by our intellect or reason. To guard one's emotions, is to guard

one's very inmost soul, so to speak. If we can protect our feeling and

emotional side, we will be able to use our reasoning powers and

intellect far more effectively, as all know by experience.

What color should we use in this form of auric protection? Can anyone be

in doubt here, if he has read the preceding chapters? What is the

emotional protective color?--why, blue, of course. Blue controls this

part of the mind or soul, and by raising ourselves into the vibrations

of positive blue, we leave behind us the lower emotions and feelings,

and are transported into the higher realms of the soul where these low

vibrations and influences cannot follow us. In the same way, the blue

colored aura will act as an armor to protect us from the contagion of

the low passions and feelings of others.

If you are subjected to evil influences, or contagion of those harboring

low emotions and desires, you will do well to acquire the art of

flooding your aura with the positive blue tints. Make a study of bright,

clear blues, and you will instinctively select the one best suited for

your needs. Nature gives us this instinctive knowledge, if we will but

seek for it, and then apply it when found. The aura of great moral

teachers, great priests and preachers, advanced occultists, in fact all

men of lofty ideals working among those lower on the moral scale, are

always found to be charged with a beautiful, clear blue, which acts as a

protection to them when they are unduly exposed to moral or emotional

contagion. Ignorance of the occult laws have caused the downfall of many

a great moral teacher, who could have protected himself in this way, in

times of strong attack of low vibrations, had he but known the truth.

The individual who knows this law, and who applies it, is rendered

absolutely immune from evil contagion on the emotional plane of being.