Friday, July 1, 2011

The Magic of Kirlian Photography Explained

In 1939, the Russian engineer Semypnov Davidovich Kirlian from Krasnodar on the Kuban noticed that discharges appeared between the body of a patient and the electrodes in the high-frequency range of an apparatus for electro-therapeutic treatment. Kirlian was eager to know whether this state which was visible to the eye could also be photographed. He and his wife, Valentina, undertook the difficult job of developing these photographs. 

Kirlian photograph, which is used everywhere today, exhibits the so-called Kirlian effect. In high-frequency alternating current fields which are harmless to people, animals, and plants, bodies acquire a luminescence that can be photographed but is not caused by high temperature. It is also known as "cold luminescence."

As a passing example of the phenomenon which Kirlian photography can make visible, it should be mentioned that a fresh flower with many blossoms and the same flower with some blossoms cut off. In the place where the blossoms had been their outline still showed up in a photograph taken seconds after the cut was made and they were no longer there. 

Countless exposures have been taken all over the world using the Kirlian effect. They show radiation around men's bodies that are not visible to the naked eye. 

For example, there was a photo taken after a hand was amputated. The outlines of the amputated hand appear on the photographic plate.

And, most remarkable of all, a man lay down on a sofa, then stood up and went away. A photo taken just afterward showed the outlines of the man lying on the sofa.  Here an unknown force obviously causes a physical phenomenon.

When the technique is developed further, mankind will have a brand new principle, for at the moment the photographed aura- or whatever it is- varies considerably in quality and clarity.

I am always amazed to observe how formerly unintelligible passages from myths turn out to be realities. People used to just talk about the aura that surrounds certain people - and it exists! It can be photographed. 

The way that the Kirlian effect works has been explained in principle. It is not denied by physicists that the body "radiates" to a greater or lesser degree. Kirlian discovered how to photograph these radiations. 

But how do we answer the phenomenal question of how a no longer present object (cut blossoms, amputated hand, man who has left the room) continues to radiate for a brief period. ie., can still be "active" in it's former position? 

When all is said and done, scholars claim that bodies are the cause of the radiations. Could it be the other way around? 


Brightest of Blessings,
Lory

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