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KIRLIAN EFFECT: A SCIENTIFIC TOOL FOR STUDYING AURA
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INTERESTING PHENOMENA: DOUBLE CORONAS


KIRLIAN EFFECT: A SCIENTIFIC TOOL FOR STUDYING AURA
 

All over the world various researchers study unusual phenomena, most of them under the name of paraphychology, and probably the most experienced researchers are in Russia (Lee, 1996). Most widely are studied telephaty, telekinetics, and extrasensory perception. Quite some people are known that are able to see aura. With the developement of technology it has become possible to scientificaly study some aspects of the aura phenomenon (Korotkov, 1998b).

The history of so called Kirlian effect also known as Gas Discharge Visualization (GDV) technique (a wider term that include also some other techniques is bioelectrography) goes back to 1777 when G.C. Lihtenberg in Germany recorded electrographs of sliding discharge in dust created by static electricity and electric sparks. Later various researches contributed to developement of technique (Korotkov, 1998b): Nikola Tesla in USA, J.J. Narkiewich-Jodko in Russia, Pratt and Schlemmer in Prague until the Russian technician Semyon D. Kirlian together with his wife Valentina noticed that through the interection of electric currents and photograph plates, imprints of living organisms developed on film. In 1970 hundreds of enthusiasts started to reproduce Kirlian photos and the research was until 1995 limited in using photo-paper technique. In 1995 a new approach, based on CCD Video techniques, and computer processing of data was developed by Korotkov (1998a; 1998b) and his team in St. Petersburg, Russia. Their instrument Crown-TV can be routinely used which opens practical possibilities to study the effects of GDV.

The basic idea of GDV is to create an electromagnetic field using high voltage and high frequency generator. After a thershold voltage is exceeded the ionization of gas arround the studied object takes place and as a side effect the quanta of light -- photons are emmited. So the discharge can be fixed optically by a photo, photo sensor or TV-camera Various parameters influence the ionization process (Korotkov, 1998b): gas properties (gas type, pressure, gas content), voltage parameters (amplitude, frequency, impuls waveform), electrodes parameters (configuration, distance, dust and moisture, macro and micro defects, electromagnetic field configuration) and studied object parameters (common impedance, physical fields, skin galvanic response, etc.). So the Kirlian effect is the result of mechanical, chemical, and electromagnetic processes, and field interactions. Gas discharge acts as means of enchancing and visualization of super-weak processes.

Due to large number of parameters that influence the Kirlian effect it is very difficult or impossible to control them all, so in the developement of discharge there is always an element of vagueness or stochastic. This is the reason why the technique was not yet widely accepted in practice as results did not have high reproducibility. All explanations of the Kirlian effect apprehended fluorescence as emanation of bilogical object. Due to low reproducibility in academic circles there was a widely spread opinion that all observed phenomena are nothing else but fluctuation of the crown discharge without any connection to the studied object. With modern technology the reproducibility became sufficent to enable serious scientific studies.

Besides studying non-living objects, such as water and various liquids (Korotkov and Korotkina, 1998), minerals, the most widely studied are living organisms: plants (leafs, seeds, etc. (Korotkov and Kouznetsov, 1996; Korotkov and Ratman, 1998)), animals (Krashenuk et al., 1998), and of course humans. For humans, most widely are recorded auras of fingers (Kraweck, 1994; Korotkov, 1998b), and GDV records of blood excerpts (Voeikov, 1998). Principal among these are studies of the psycho-physiological state and energy of the human being, diagnosis (Gurvits and Korotkov, 1998), reactions to some medicines (Magidov et al., 1998; Filippova et al., 1998), reactions to various substances, food (Kraweck, 1994), dental treatement (Lee, 1998), alternative healing treatement, such as accupuncture, 'bioenergy', homeopaty, various relaxation and massage techniques (Korotkov and Chalko, 1998), GEM therapy (Shah, 1998), applied kineziology and flower essence treatment (Hein and Bedoya, 1998), leech therapy (Korotkov et al, 1998b), etc.), and even studying the GDV images after death (Korotkov, 1998a). There are many studies currently going on all over the world and there is no doubt that the human aura, as vizualized using the GDV technique, is higly correlated to the human's psycho-physiological state, and can be used for diagnostics, prognostics, theraphy selection, and controling the effects of the therapy.

We have got the Russian Crown-TV and we plan to develop an expert system for diagnosis from aura images using the machine learning techniques (Kononenko, 1997; Mitchell, 1997) which proved to be successful also in classical medicine (Kononenko et al., 1998). We are open for collaboration and wellcome the researchers from various fields, such as physics, biology, chemistry, psychology, pharmacology, medicine etc. for joint projects on studying those exciting phenomena.


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INTERESTING PHENOMENA: DOUBLE CORONAS

With Crown TV (Russian Kirlian camera) we already recorded five persons that have on at least one finger obvious double corona. Besides, by recording coronas of some hundreds of persons we noticed that occassionaly there appear a slight tendency of double corona (which however could be ignored as noise). I include some of (already processed) double coronas in the attechment.

There is no physical explanation for this phenomenon. I talked to one expert in gas discharge, and beside beeing confused he said that there should be some carrier of the charge on that destination from the finger. In June 1998 in St. Petersburg Prof. Krashenjuk told us about one such person, that had some psychological problems. Our five persons do not have any psychological problems although in a certain sense they may be classifiead as extremes.

My current hypothesis is that the Kirlian camera is able to record only first-level eteric body while the others are too subtle. Only in special cases, when a person have a special state of mind with emphasis on mental or emotional body the camera is able to record this.
 
 

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Last updated on Tuesday, June 13, 2000.