Aura -- Sources

Source texts from the books by Jozef Rulof for the article ‘Aura’.
By Ludo Vrebos, based on the books by Jozef Rulof.
These sources presume the prior reading of the article ‘Aura’.


Many people think with the word aura about the radiant light which a clairvoyant perceives around a human being.
Jozef Rulof indicates that this aura is formed by our feeling and thinking, as a result of which every human being has a different aura:
Mr Reitsma, there is not one aura exactly the same.
All life possesses different auras.
And even if you have reached a sphere, the first, second, third sphere, then the auras are still not the same.
We all experienced the laws by means of our own self and feeling, thinking.
One person has art, the other does not.
And all those thoughts create aura, colour, radiance, light.
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951
When André (Jozef Rulof) walks amongst the earthly people in a state of leaving the body along with his spiritual leader Alcar, he sees many differences in their aura:
He saw how the people had varying kinds of light around them, and he noticed that they were oblivious of both Alcar and himself when they walked amongst them.
‘Alcar, is the light they carry around themselves their aura?
I see how some have a very bright radiance but others don’t.’
‘Yes, André, you saw correctly, they radiate light to a greater or smaller extent, and some have no light at all around them.
This has to do with the strength of their spiritual power.’
André saw many poor people, but also quite a few who were dressed in expensive clothes.
He pointed to a man walking next to him who was dressed very shabbily.
‘Look, Alcar, what a beautiful light that poor man has got around him.’
‘Well seen, my boy, it’s a beautiful light this man radiates.
It can’t be obtained with money, and it would be a sad outlook for poor people if it were.
He has developed this light himself, it’s his very own property.
It’s a good thing that we’re not judged in the higher world according to our material possessions. In the face of God all people are equal.
If only people were willing to understand this, the earth would soon be delivered from all lowliness and evil.
A beggar can be very rich within, whereas a rich man can be poor spiritually, and possess none of this beautiful light.
Spiritual wealth has much more value than material property, and this light means much more to the poor person who owns it than money and luxury and all the comforts which people believe they need for their worldly happiness.
But we’re the only ones to perceive it.
On our side we see the aura which people themselves can’t see.
They have no idea what their aura is like, they’re not aware of their own light.
All the same, many rich people are fortunately not only surrounded by gold, they carry gold within. I’m talking about the inner light.
This has to do with the task they have to accomplish on earth and the way in which they accomplish it.
A View into the Hereafter, 1936
In the book ‘Those who came back from the Dead’, Jozef asks Jeanne how she as spirit perceives the earthly human being:
“Can you see me clearly, Jeanne?”
“Very clearly, Jozef, like on earth, but very different.
You are sitting in a light; I can see you in a haze and that haze is your aura and I can see different colours in it.
It is amazing and everyone has that, a light or dark haze.
I can see that you are looking at me, Jozef; and I can look into your eyes as on earth.
How wonderful it is.
You speak, feel, hear and see me and yet I am invisible to those who do not possess these gifts.
I feel exactly as when I lived on earth and have not changed in any way.
Those who came back from the Dead, 1937
Master Zelanus explains that thousands of colours can live in the aura:
Yes, the aura of the human being also has that.
You know the colours, you know your earthly, material colours, but in the human being there are some, approximately seven thousand, ten thousand colours present.
Questions and Answers Part 6, 1951
The aura does not consist of one colour, but one colour can dominate:
The human being here for the earth who wears a beautiful white garment, he is beautiful, but on the other side, white has no meaning.
Do you know that?
That has no aura, after all, does it?
You get the life in the colour.
All the colours are present in one colour.
But one colour dominates.
Questions and Answers Part 6, 1951
One colour on its own is harsh:
And pink alone is death.
It does not mean much.
White is also death.
A colour on its own is harsh.
You do no find any blue on the other side, or that blue has all the colours of the universe; but then that aura is a violet-bluish haze.
Questions and Answers Part 6, 1951
Theo from the book ‘Through the Grebbe Line to Eternal Life’ discovers when looking back on his earthly life why his aura differs from that of his father:
Standing next to father in our house in Amsterdam I start to see more and more.
I suddenly perceive my own aura.
There are many deep shades of colour in the light which I radiate.
Father’s aura has other colours.
Now I also start to learn the reason for this difference.
Those colours were built up in previous lives and since everyone experiences and leads his life in his own way, the colours are also different in each person’s aura.
A master in spirit is capable of determining the lives of a person and his thoughts, feelings and actions from his colours.
New images reached me.
My aura showed that I had been a scholar in one of my lives, a scholar of the soul, to the earth, a psychiatrist.
Through the Grebbe Line to Eternal Life, 1942
Every life radiates aura which shows the life of feeling:
We now stand before the life fluid.
And now everything, every material, every soul, spirit, life has radiance according to his personality and according to the attunement of the thing, the being, the grade of life.
A fish also has radiance, and a dog and a cat too, then you get animal radiance and pre-animal; and then you also have grades in that animal radiance.
Because you come from the higher life, a dove, a nightingale and another bird, to crocodiles, or to birds of prey.
And it radiates life according to your life of feeling.
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951
As a result of his deeds and character, the human being on earth can already build up his sphere of light:
Because every truth and character trait which is spiritual, radiates conscious living aura.
Is that clear to you?
(Hall): ‘Yes.’
So do good, love, be gentle, be true, and you will build, you will radiate aura which will go straight to the first, the second, the third sphere.
If you think about someone in a pure core and in love, then you immediately feel where that intelligence, where that being is too.
That is the universal contact by means of truth.
Questions and Answers Part 6, 1951

Healing aura

Passing on aura to a sick person for healing is called magnetizing or laying on of hands.
When the magnetizer is guided in this by a master in the spirit, the sick person is in good hands:
The master feeds the sick organs through his aura and that of the medium, and anything that lives cannot be sick, because he wants to achieve that.
And that is usually achieved, or the master will not consider it and sends the patient to the doctor.
The sick tissues repair themselves through the aura. The organs suck themselves full of their own accord and then slowly recover.
This animal-like magnetism or human fluid is inspiring and strengthening and can never work in a destructive way, if it is applied by the good healing medium.
Now the master elevates the patient into his own life. The aura heals the sick organs and a change comes about.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
However, the aura of a magnetizer is not naturally healing:
However, healers must know that they are giving away their own life aura by the laying on of hands and it has not nearly been proven that their own aura is healing.
Yet, the human aura is suitable for this.
Precisely the life aura of the human being can heal, because this surplus power has an inspiring effect on tissues which uninspired, even lifeless, have their own task to fulfil in the organism and now receive new food.
However, it is also possible to completely destroy these tissues and then the healing from human being to human being is destructive!
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
A magnetizer can also unconsciously take away the life force of a sick person:
If a medium doubts himself, the patient will not receive any aura, any life force, because the doubt has no inspiration and brings the medium to a dead end.
It is then necessary to stop.
The life of the medium is not working, and cannot give anything, but demands. It absorbs itself and this is the dreadful tiring feeling, which the patient sometimes has after a treatment.
Now there is no receiving, but taking from the little bit of life which is still present.
For the healer this is called: “How I have been helped again, what a power they gave me.
So you see, you give something, but you get it back from the Other Side.”
He is nevertheless unconscious of the fact that he took the life force from the sick, tortured organism.
The doubting inner life holds onto the fluid and has nothing to give. Only the consciously tuned inner life can give something.
This is of great significance for healing.
It is the true knowledge, and anyone who knows is certain and effective in his treatment.
These are the laws for a medium and a healer under his own power.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
When the healer does not work under his own power, but is led by a master of the light, the combination of their material and spiritual powers precisely gives the healing possibility.
Master Alcar explains that he needs an earthly medium like Jozef Rulof for the healing, because his own astral-spiritual aura is too rarefied to be absorbed by the sick person:
Your aura of life is charged with physicality and possesses gravity, whereas mine is astrally ethereal.
If you sense this, then it must be clear to you that this physical quality enables us to bridge the gap that separates the sick from our world.
My powers of seeing and the knowledge of the laws enable us to attain this unity.
We cannot accomplish this from our side on our own strength; you will just have to accept that.
Our own link dissolves, yet your powers turn our oneness on earth into a lasting one.
Our link with the earth is severed by ‘death’.
The unity we now experience empowers us to establish a constructive foundation and then material harmony returns to these lives.
This patient draws your aura into her body and the nervous system takes care of further treatment.
Mental Illnesses seen from the Other Side, 1945