Surrounding the human body are electromagnetic energy fields. The 'corona' of
the human body is the etheric body, and most people can see it with only a little
practice. It is the forerunner of the aura, but of a coarser consistency.
One way to see it is to get a willing partner to extend a bare arm. Have their
fingers outspread a few inches away from some neutral or black background. Look
towards the arm and the fingers, not directly at it, but towards it. You'll soon find
there is a particular knack at focusing on the background through your fingers, but
seeing them with your peripheral vision. Close to the skin will be seen a bluish or
grayish haze that will extend from 1/8 of an inch to maybe 6 inches from the body.
Relax and don't strain the process, and pretty soon you'll see there really is
Another way to see the etheric body is to practice on yourself. Sit comfortably
about 6 feet from a blank wall. Relax and take several deep, abdominal breaths.
Extend your arms to full length and place your finger tips together with the thumbs
up. Now part your fingertips slowly to about 1/4 of an inch and you will see
something like a gray mist that is almost luminous. If you draw your fingers apart by
another 1/4 of an inch, you'll discern the etheric body more noticeably. Keep
practicing the touching and parting until you see "something." It's just a matter of
practice. When you get good at it, you'll notice that it flows from either the left hand
to the right hand or from the right to the left. This flow depends not only on your
sex, but on your state of health as well as your thoughts at the time. Now alternate
the flow back and forth with your thoughts.
Another technique is to extend one index finger vertically away from your eyes
and look at it. Then put your other index finger in front of the first. Begin moving
the back index finger away from you slowly while focusing on its movement. After
reaching arm's length, begin slowly moving it back to the first finger. Repeat the
process, but this time focus on the moving finger, while directing your conscious
awareness to the ghost finger (review "Exercise -- Improving Your Peripheral Vision
Awareness"). Do this several times. Now reverse your hands, and repeat the
process. Afterwards, close your eyes and visualize in your mind's eye this back and
forth, 2-finger process. By practicing these drills, seeing the etheric body will come
quickly and easily.