Re: Seeing a wider spectrum

Paul Hughes (
Mon, 09 Aug 1999 00:41:16 -0700

Damien Broderick wrote:

> Oh. Sorry if I jumped the gun there with an over-simplification. The only
> experience I have in this line which involves *colors* is caused by the
> involuntary gaze flicker which can produce a liminal surround of
> *complementary* hue to the object looked at (an after-image, in fact). A
> red pencil will have a green `aura'. If your method is more technicolor
> than that, can you describe how to induce it?

Yes. It's been a long time since I've done this myself, so I practiced in the mirror today to see what results I could get. I have brown hair, and ended up seeing a faint blue and yellow aura around my head. Here is what you do. Face the mirror with your back about 2 feet (60 cm) from the wall. Make sure the wall is white. The trick is to look at your head but focus your eyes on the wall behind you. If you can maintain your focus behind you while glancing at the outline of your head and body, you should begin to notice the 'aura' effect.

Sometimes I can see vibrant aura's with lots of colors extending up to a foot away from a persons body, but other days barely anything at all. I have about the same success as seeing those damn 3-d images that were so popular a couple of years back. :-)