Each human thought, each mood and feeling immediately affect the emissions. These emissions are expressed in the light, colors and fires, obviously visible for sublime vision. Human auras shine and play the shades of every possible paints and coloring. Pure, fine thoughts and feelings cause corresponding colorings; dark, low desires, experiences and passions cause dark, smoky, muddy, ugly forms of low fires. In his aura man brings health, pleasure and light for people that surround him, or illnesses, grief, suffering and darkness.

The Aspects of Agni Yoga1969

imgSemyon Kirlian spent most part of his life with his wife Valentina in a poor two-room apartment at the corner of Gorky and Kirov streets in Krasnodar. The wooden two-story house where they had started their family life was swept away by progress - a building program turned the small provincial town on the banks of the Kuban river into an industrial center. Now Gorky street is covered with brick five-storey brick structures, one of which has a memorial plaque in commemoration of the married couple Kirlians. He was an electrician, she - a school teacher. He had the practical mind of an inborn inventor, which brought him the honorary title "Honored Inventor of the USSR" and world fame afterwards. She was an intellectual, a university graduate, and his apprentice.

She was giving literature classes at school during the day, but the rest of Valentina's time belonged to him. She was his Love, his Passion, and his apprentice. She helped him in making experiments, which took the whole evenings, and often whole nights, all weekends, and all holidays. They were deeply carried away with the experiments with auras of live subjects, and since 1939 they had worked hard. The only rest they could afford was walking hand in hand under the trees and along blossoming fields so typical of the South Russian cities.

The main property of the Kirlians was their laboratory. Their small bedroom was filled with equipment. Every evening in order to go to bed they had to put away the photographic plates, developing dishes, and induction coils from their bed. The black monster in the corner was the highvoltage Tesla generator assembled by their own hands. At night they put cloths on it. And in that room Valentina passed away in December 1971.

Friendship with V. Krivorotov, a talented sensitive healer, strengthened his belief in that even more. They had spent many hours together, photographing fingers' glow in the process of healing.

imgWhen everything started half a century ago, Kirlian was a local master with skillful fingers, bringing to life everything he touched. Having only four classes of education, he could repair practically any electrical appliance, from burnt electric stone to telephone. He came with the tool case and a hank of wires at first requirement in order to repair wiring, regulate a junction box or electric generator. After a number of years he learned to repair photo cameras and microscopes. He invented what he didn't know. He drew his own schemes, and spent nights reading books. He loved electricity and all machines connected with it.

These were lean and violent years, when the USSR was in chaos and turmoil. Ekaterinodar city had been founded by Kuban Cossacks in 1794, who had named it in honor of the great Empress; the Bolsheviks had renamed it Krasnodar. When the new hospital was built and electrical equipment turned out to be non-functioning, Kirlian made it work. He could handle any equipment, from electro-massage to an Xray unit. When his skills became well known, he started to be invited to all medical institutions of the city. In time a small two-room apartment was given to him and Valentina, where they had spent 40 years. However, at that time everyone in the USSR lived like that, and a separate apartment was considered to be a very good variant.

Once when he was repairing a high-voltage electro-massage unit at a hospital, a discharge came through his hands, but he didn't feel pain. On the contrary, he saw a very beautiful flash which was worth capturing. The idea inspired him. But how to take a picture of such phenomenon? At that time glass photographic plates were used and the captured subject needed to be pressed to the plate.

Well, and what about the subject? Of course, he needed to photograph himself. Which part? Why not a hand? So, everything started like that. He planned to use an isolating table and place the photographic plate wrapped into black paper on the surface of an electrode. The second electrode was gripped in hand, a finger was placed onto the plate, a click of a switch- and ready! He was standing on a rubber rug for isolation.

According to all responses, the original Kirlian equipment was primitively simple. He created it from the parts taken home from hospitals. Their main resources were spent for technical literature, which he bought and brought home. Valentine, being enamored of photography, developed and printed.

This is how the Kirlians described the discovery of the most interesting property of glow - dependence on psycho-physiological state:

Perhaps, there has been no other device which would be as erratic as our handmade discharge-optical equipment. Moreover, it required triple precise tooling-optical, discharge and voltage tooling. The success of a demonstration fully depended on the experience and skills. It was impossible to keep calm. As a rule, transparent cover and optics combined in one device was checked beforehand. The equipment was always demonstrated by one of the authors, observing his hand.

The demonstration starts. Putting the hand under the transparent electrode and looking into the ocular, the author turns on the generator with his foot. From the very first second the transparent electrode starts playing up, the background is not clear, and the channels have no brightness. The author asks the guest to excuse him. The electrode is quickly disassembled, everything is cleaned again, tooled, the generator is turned on - but the same unfocused picture in the ocular. The guest, tired of waiting, wishes to look through the ocular. And, how odd: he is as if pleased with the picture. As the guest gets interested with what he has seen, the author calms down, and meanwhile cries of astonishment are heard: apparently, the guest finds something exceptional.

Recalling that the working time is already over the author finishes the demonstration, looking into the ocular himself beforehand. He is more surprised than the guest: the visibility is excellent.

This unexpected case has become a whole revelation for us. Isn't it strange: five transparent electrodes suddenly and at the same time stopped working well with one particular object, or rather, subject, and suddenly unexpectedly worked properly with another one.

It was impossible to stand such an intriguing situation indifferently. The diseased author got up from his bed and we began checking the work of five devices together on one another. There were no doubts: electrical pictures of the diseased were chaotic, pictures of the healthy represented clear play of magical discharge flow.

This is where every cloud truly has a silver lining! This is what we found through quite an unhappy fact - vasospasm. The vasospasm brought about disorder in the observed picture of electrical state.

imgA question arises: how independent were the Kirlians in their work, didn't they take the very idea and the main techniques from their predecessors?

The reply is very simple. Even living in St. Petersburg it hasn't been easy to find information on the experiments of the Nineteenth century, and it is not clear how that could be accomplished in the provincial Krasnodar at all! But even if we assume that the magazine "Niva" from the beginning of the century, where photos of the glow were published, somehow fell into the hands of the Kirlians; in order to reproduce such photos it was necessary to pass the whole way from the beginning! Therefore, the Kirlians could be accused of various sins: lack of knowledge of English, lack of skill to dance rock'n'roll, but certainly not of plagiarism!

The value of the recording method of the human body glow was noted by many Spiritual Teachers. The works of E. Blavatskaya, E.Roerich and Saint-Germain mark the importance of research methods of human field for the science of XX and XXI centuries.

imgSeveral dozens years the Kirlians were engaged in development and improvement of their creation, investigating the glow characteristics of more and more different materials. They received more than 30 certificates on inventions, and in 1974 Simeon Davydovich was given the deserved title of the “Honorary Inventor of the USSR”. And it is not so important that later in old journals similar photos made in the end of the last century were found; the name “Kirlian Effect” had been already recognized worldwide. Further there were attempts to give this phenomenon other names: each researcher who obtained more or less interesting results with the use of any updating of the Kirlian effect immediately declared his study a new phenomenon and gave it his name, however studies of physical processes of image formation showed that with all the variety of electrodes and voltages the essence of the proceeding processes remains the same.

imgAgain the same situation repeats in history: a phenomenon is given the name of the one who most vividly and in proper time informed the world about it. America was discovered by Vikings, Columbus cleared a road to it, but it was named after Amerigo Vespucci. Therefore it is reasonable to introduce various terms for scientific use, differently to designate various updates, but the common name of the method should remain without changes, the KIRLIAN EFFECT.