Semyon Kirlian and his wife Valentina
In 1939, two Czechs, S. Pratt and J. Schlemmer published photographs showing a glow around leaves. The same year, Russian electrical engineer Semyon Kirlian and his wife Valentina developed Kirlian photography after observing a patient in Krasnodar hospital who was receiving medical treatment from a high-frequency electrical generator. They had noticed that when the electrodes were brought near the patient's skin, there was a glow similar to that of a Neon Discharge Tube.
Kirlian feet photo
The Kirlians conducted experiments in which photographic film was placed on top of a conducting plate, and another conductor was attached to the a hand, a leaf or other plant material. The conductors were energized by a high frequency high voltage power source, producing photographic images typically showing a silhouette of the object surrounded by an aura of light.
In 1958, the Kirlians reported the results of their experiments for the first time.
People have used Kirlian photography as a means of diagnosing illness through the study of healthy and unhealthy auras.
Even more interesting for us to know is that our auras change with our thoughts. Which is more confirmation of how important it is for us to develop a habit of thinking positive thoughts. I don't mean we should suppress our negative thoughts . We need to become conscious of all our thoughts and thereby we will have the opportunity to direct our thoughts to higher or more positive ones. Every situation of our lives has many possible outcomes, once we open our minds ( sometimes we need help for this ) we will allow information in to our minds that can lift our spirits no matter what the external circumstances.
One only has to read Victor Frankl's Man's Search For Meaning ( which chronicles his experiences as a concentration camp inmate which led him to discover the importance of finding meaning in all forms of existence, even the most sordid ones, and thus, a reason to continue living. ) to confirm that we can rise above any situation.
All this is leading me to a true story my daughter Jo told me last weekend and it is still going around in my head and compelling me to tell it.
She was watching one of the weekend ' talk shows' and the host was interviewing a girl and her brother who had made or is making a documentary about her life . This girl was born with no limbs. The whole interview was inspiring but this story is the one that keeps ' haunting ' me .
The parents knew that they were going to have a daughter and had told the other children ( who were all boys ) that they would have a sister soon. When she was born their uncle was driving them somewhere ( maybe to the hospital I don't know ) anyway he was breaking the news about their sister and telling them that she would not be like other sisters as she was disabled. Then one of the boys asked, " Will she be able to Laugh ? " Their Uncle said, " Yes of course she will be able to Laugh " . The little boy said " Then everything will be ok ! ".
How amazing is that, what a wonderful mind , what an inspiring attitude to have, the story is such a testament to Love no wonder their sister has turned out to be an inspiration everywhere she goes.
I post the name of the documentary when it is released.