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The Divine Name

My first experience with aura photography.
Jonathan  Goldman
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Dec 15, 2009 at 09:00 AM

I had just sent out the completed manuscript of The Divine Name to my editor. I was done with the book. It was the best I could do. I was content. 

The next day I attended INATS, the International New Age Trade Show—a yearly event in Denver where authors, musicians, artisans, and many others speak, perform, or have booths displaying their works. Others, such as myself, do signings for those in attendance. The first day had been extremely busy for me, ending that night with my receiving two Visionary Awards, one for “Best Healing/Meditation Album,” which my CD 2012: Ascension Harmonics won, and another for “Best Web Site,” which the Temple of Sacred Sound won. This was a great surprise to me, as well as quite an honor.

My wife, Andi, and I arrived quite late at the show in order to spend a couple of hours looking around at what we had missed previously due to our busy schedule of activities the day before. As the show was just about to close down, I passed by a booth that had “aura photography.”

The study of photographing the aura has been around since the 1930s, when two Russian scientists, Valentina and Semën Kirlian, accidentally discovered that by passing a slight electric current through a plate that contained living matter, they were able to observe some sort of color “discharge” that extended beyond the physical material—what has become known as the aura or the electromagnetic field. This work has progressed over many years until there are now cameras available that seem to be able to record different aura colors relating to the moods and other factors of the people who are being photographed. There’s much skepticism about the validity of these cameras, although the photographs can be fascinating to look at.

At this booth, there was a monitor that displayed the real-time effects of people using the equipment. I was asked to sit down and try it. However, I was tired and ready to leave the show—not particularly interested in having my aura photographed. But for some reason, I was guided to sit down, and as an experiment, see if any changes would occur in my aura while intoning the Divine Name. Apparently, when I did this, the results were quite startling to everyone around the booth, including the aura-camera operator. I had missed whatever had occurred, since my eyes were closed. I was asked to sound the Divine Name again. This time the results were recorded.

It is not my purpose to validate aura photography. Most aura photography shows one or two predominant colors that are seen swirling around a person. When I viewed the photos of me, there was an initial slight bluish purple before I began to vocalize the Divine Name. The next set of photos showed a pure white light that began to emerge and then envelop me.

No claims are made about what these pictures represent. I do find it most interesting that rather than the traditional change in the color of the photograph, which is usual when people try to affect their aura, these pictures demonstrate something quite different: As I started to sound the Divine Name, white light immediately began to manifest. I’d never seen that before. I don’t believe anyone else had either.

The photos may well show one aspect of the power of the Divine Name to initiate light and love through sound. Or they may indicate something else.

About Author
Jonathan  Goldman
A student of Kabbalah, Jonathan has been working for many years on the relationship between the Hebrew consonants of the Tetragrammaton and vowel sounds. Continue reading