Do our bodies emit energy fields which vary depending on our state of health? Is it possible to photograph these emissions and to use these photos as a diagnostic tool? Kirlian photography has raised, and begun to answer, these two questions and is being used by some body workers to assist in determining the most useful course of treatment.
In 1939, Semyon Kirlian, a Russian hospital technician, was working in a medical laboratory with his wife, Valentiana. They saw an electrical discharge from a high-voltage machine. Semyon wondered whether it would create an image on a photographic plate and held one near the machine.
Unexpectedly, when the picture was developed he found there was a field of luminous light around the image of his fingers. This discovery led to the development of gas discharge visualisation cameras, primarily by Dr Konstantin G Korotkov of the St Petersburg State Technical University.
With modern Kirlian cameras, a high voltage, low amp electric field is applied to a glass photographic plate. When a person places their finger on the plate, the combination of the electricity and the persons energy creates a gas ionisation process which, when photographed, appears as an aura around the finger broken or unbroken depending on the flow of energy in the body. The aura of different fingers reveals information about different organs in the body.
Whilst most practitioners use film cameras, digital Kirlian cameras are also now available, with software that assists in the use of the aura image to detect deficiencies in the bodys energy. Massage and colour therapist Manninder Sekhon usually photographs all ten fingers to get an accurate picture of what is happening in the body and what healing attention may be needed.
“Generally, I work intuitively, but it is good to use the Kirlian photography to see how accurate the intuition is. For example, if I feel that someone is weak in the kidney area, then Ill use the Kirlian photography to verify whether that is actually the case and then I can concentrate on that area during the treatment.
“Its also good to then use the Kirlian photography again afterwards and just check to see how well the therapy has worked, and get a comparison of before and after in that area.”
Manninder trained with Dr Tom Chalko, a leading Kirlian photography practitioner, and is constantly surprised by how useful photographs can be in highlighting the true state of a persons health and wellbeing.
“My partner, Michelle, and I were running a workshop recently. There was one lassie whose aura was showing indications of a lot of stress it was extremely broken and it was very scattered. We did just a short session of reiki, and after about five minutes of reiki the aura had completely recovered it was extremely strong all the way through. It was so marked, the difference, that we were blown away.”
Already used by Russian doctors for diagnostic purposes, particularly for sports medicine, Kirlian photography uses the fields of light and energy the natural home of the bodys vibration field to reveal much more than words can say.
A Kirlian photograph may not only be an interesting adventure but may produce the most useful photograph in your album!