“The idea of a human aura, a radiating luminous cloud surrounding the body, is an ancient one. Sacred images from Egypt, India, Greece and Rome used this convention long before the aura came to be considered an attribute of everyday mortals.
Dr. Walter J. Kilner conceived the idea that the aura might be made visible to normally sighted people if viewed through a suitable substance, and he experimented with dicyanin, a remarkable coal-tar dye. This dye appeared to have an unusual effect upon eyesight, making the observer more readily able to perceive radiation in the ultra-violet band.
The new introduction by Lesile Shepherd indicates the present status of work on the human aura. It can be hoped that the publication of this edition of Dr. Kilner’s epochal work will stimulate the thought and research in this field which might lead to significant advances in a better understanding of this little-understood and much neglected phenomenon.”
We have 3 copies available 2 from 1965 and one from 1980.