Over the years, auric healing practitioners have
suffered serious criticism and revolt from the skeptics, due to their
extraordinary claims including seeing halos around some people.
Synesthesia, found in 1 out of every 1000
people, is a neuropsychological phenomenon wherein the brain regions
responsible for processing different type of sensory stimuli are largely
interconnected. This phenomenon actually causes a person to associate people to
a particular color, or even taste a sound or feel a smell.
In such individuals, there is an intense cross
wiring of brain synapses that cause them to effectively establish
inter-connections that are not normally experienced in common people.
Scientists presume that it may be this
neuropsychological factor that may have been contributing to the ability of
auric healers to view auras (specific colored light) around an individual. It
may even be the reason why healers are able to possess high empathy (ability to
feel what others feel) and experience pain inflicted on another person.
Researchers at the University of Granada
revealed the prevalence of synesthesia among some auric healing practitioners
and those into esoteric forms of healing. They carried out this research by
interviewing some synesthetes including a well-known healer from Granada called
Esteban Casas. Most people claimed that Esteban possessed paranormal powers,
whereas the researchers quietly and mutually agreed that this was a clear case
This is the first time that science has been able to
provide a clear explanation for an esoteric phenomenon. More such studies in
the future may help us uncover the secrets behind other paranormal occurrences
such as remote viewing, the existence of the human soul and even ghosts.