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Kirlian Photography and Its Influence On Technology


Since the 1700s, electrophotography has been the interest of some scientists from all over the world. It’s not until 1939 that photographing auras were actually fully observed by an electrical engineer, Semyon Kirlian. “Kirlian” photography is basically the capturing of energy discharges or “aura” from any object. This stemmed the debate concerning the existence of chakras and life-forces surrounding objects.

Before, there were no Kirlian cameras per se, but the images are captured by stacking an object on top of a photographic film which is placed on top of a metal platform. Briefly conducting high voltage upon the metal platform will create the exposure, thus displaying a Kirlian photo. The Kirlian effect happens when an image features an energy corona or aura surrounding it. These auras are said to be energy surrounding the object taken by the Kirlian photography techniques.

Kirlian photos became a rare niche. But if anyone does want to exercise their experimental edge, the traditional technique in capturing a Kirlian print is readily available. Much has changed since the discovery of Kirlian photography. The world evolved and digital photography went viral, while the use of conventional film became less. The digitized leap of taking pictures brought with it tons of high-tech advancements that eventually made it easier for enthusiasts to capture the Kirlian effect.

Biofeedback is a term used by those who are developing Kirlian cameras. It is essentially the capability of our body to emit life-energy at various levels. Modern Kirlian photography can capture a person’s aura in varying intensities. It is said that these light emissions depict the current emotional, mental and even state of health of a person. Auras are naturally perceived by anyone. When a person is happy, one feels that the environment has a lighter feeling. When a situation is foreboding, then the mood of the people dips and everyone’s auras turn bleak. Inventors want to capture this type of Kirlian phenomena and present it via clear images that even determine and describe the current internal and transcendent state of a person.

The creation of an Aura Camera allowed people to capture biofeedback in real-time. Such data are taken when a person places the palm of their hand onto a device that transmutes life-energy into a computer, which in turn translates the data and presents them via camera feed. A Kirlian effect is shown to the person, along with data depicting the meaning of the ethereal aura depicted on-screen. This method may help people determine what areas of their lives need balancing so that their chakra will also maintain equilibrium.

In this mechanized age, industry experts have designed many types of cameras. Some can even be integrated with other devices: smartphones have tiny yet high-end cameras; laptops feature web cameras; the CCTV system became so hyped that everyone has it in their households or businesses. Cameras are everywhere. Such an overexposure also requires protection for the person, thus password encryption and secured storage are made for the use of persons who want to protect their privacy. Fingerprint and facial recognition are all the rage in digital protection nowadays. The Kirlian effect can also be a means of identity security. Some say that a person’s chakra/aura is unique unto himself, so the use of Kirlian images to determine a person’s identity is quite possible.

People who radiate a great interest in the Kirlian effect usually post photos online of them capturing the phenomena. Truly, the Kirlian images are a sight to behold. It is an art form, some say, a means to express one’s self through photographing people and objects, including the energies that surround each of them. The advent of the modernized Kirlian camera could be helpful to the advancement of technology in the aspects of health, security and art.

People have found increasingly unique ways to improve their life and help them enjoy the possibilities around them. Who could’ve imagined splicing the study of the inner energies of an individual with modern photography and videography? Scientists and doctors who specialize in the study of human life and energy may be able to use the Kirlian camera to help them further their work. It is clear that the leaps made by Kirlian photography have helped in advancing interest in such a matter. A curiosity in something as new as the depiction of human life-energy though camera lenses and data interpretation won’t fade easily because it is something that people can relate to personally, a technology that they can actually use as easily as mounting a camera onto a platform and taking pictures of themselves, only now with auras surging out of them through the camera feed. The modern Kirlian camera is something new, and the people of this generation of rapid technological advancements flock to the idea of something new to their lives.

Chakras, auras and the Kirlian effect aren’t exactly mainstream ideas, but they’ve been a subject of learning and lifestyle in many cultures all around the world. The Indians have been balancing their chakras for generations; the Southeast Asians have always been watching out for their chi and making sure that they have been living lives that would represent harmony to their auras. Wouldn’t it be nice if we actually had physical data to support these claims?

Auras and inner energies shouldn’t be limited to the understanding of the divine and the spiritual. Kirlian photos shouldn’t be a subject of scrutiny and doubt. We as humans should look further into the science of living. We should find out what makes us experience our moods and emotions. We should find out what other things make us unique as individuals. If we are open to the science and spirituality of the Kirlian phenomena, then we may be closer to finding the balance that we want for ourselves. After all, the key to finding ourselves are already within us. We just have to unlock that potential and Kirlian cameras may help finding that out.