Practical Magic: A Beginner's Guide to Crystals, Horoscopes, Psychics, and Spells - Nikki Van De Car 2017
How to See Auras
Healing for hedge witches
First, get comfortable sensing auras. We all do this instinctively, so it’s just a matter of consciously paying more attention. Take a person on the train or sitting near you in the park, and observe them. What is your gut reaction? Use all of your senses, if you can—what do they look like, sound like, smell like? What is your emotional response? Go ahead and assign that person a color. Try not to pin down any meaning of the color in your mind first. Just go with your instincts and intuition.
Next, try utilizing your peripheral vision. Out of the sides of our eyes we often half-see objects and colors that aren’t really there—or at least aren’t usually visible. Our peripheral vision provides us with far more information than we normally allow ourselves access to. If you look at the person out of the corner of your eye, do you sense a color? You can develop this peripheral vision through practice.
To take a more intentional approach, ask the person to stand in front of a white wall, and sway gently from side to side. Use a soft focus to look at them. Allow your eyes to blur. Don’t strain or squint—this isn’t something that requires good eyesight, as it isn’t really about seeing at all. Any colors that you see in the space the person just occupied will indicate their aura.