The aura is believed to be the energy field that surrounds each living thing, including humans. Psychics, the occult, New Age, Wicca, and witchcraft promote the concept of auras claiming that it helps people identify feelings, experiences, and health. They claim that it is part of our divine entity. The New Age religion believes in pantheism, which is the belief that God is creation and creation is God or panentheism, which is the belief that God is in creation and creation is in God. The aura is often thought to reflect this divine entity.
The belief of body auras is not supported by the Bible for the following reasons:
First, the Bible clearly warns against these false beliefs and forbids contact with mediums and psychics, and such people, who are moved by the occult and Satanic powers, as seen in the following passages:
“‘A man or a woman who is a medium, or who has familiar spirits, shall surely be put to death; they shall stone them with stones. Their blood shall be upon them’ ” (Leviticus 20:27).
“There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass[a] through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord, and because of these abominations the Lord your God drives them out from before you. You shall be blameless before the Lord your God” (Deuteronomy 18:10–13).
“Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God” Galatians 5:19–21).
Second, the concept of pantheism is not found in the Bible. While God is Omnipresent, He is entirely distinct from His creation. And although God made the heavens and the earth, no part of God’s divine nature exists in His creation (Isaiah 45:12; Isaiah 66:1; 1 Kings 8:27; 2 Chronicles 2:6; Psalms 139:7-10; Jeremiah 23: 23-24; Acts 17:24).
Third, people who practice New Age concepts claim to channel, manipulate, balance, manage, call, or access auras and energy for healing and other practices. But these practices are not valid scientifically, medically, logically, or most importantly Biblically. Manipulating or channeling energy is a practice of sorcery which is forbidden in the Bible.
There are some who refer to Middle Ages’ art work where Jesus, the disciples, and the saints were painted with halos above their heads as reference to auras. But the origin of these halos in art work was originally taken from pagan ancient Greeks and Romans and it also appeared in the Eastern religions’ art work. It was not from the Bible.
The Word of God does not teach that we naturally possess a special aura around us to indicate divinity but rather calls us to “walk in the light” of God (1 John 1:7). The light that God wants us to have is not an aura or a halo but a godly character that reflects His nature and is manifested in good works. Paul urged the believers saying, “let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” (2 Corinthians 4:6).
In His service,