Fritz-Albert Popp (1938-2018) was a German biophysicist and cancer radiotherapist. He is the father of Biophoton Theory, which postulates DNA as the source of biophoton emissions. Popp also coined the term "biophoton", and founded the International Institute of Biophysics in Neuss, Germany. His extensive research led him to the conclusion that humans are, essentially, beings of light.
Prior to Popp, a couple of other prominent scientists also came to the same conclusion:
Biophotons fuel the biofield (HeartLight). When a person is in a neutral state of mind, their HeartLight radiates 4-6 ft. beyond their body. The HeartLight also expands and contracts as the result of one's positive or negative thoughts and emotions, the state of one's health, and various other endogenous and exogenous stimuli. The visible energy of the HeartLight is known as the aura. The aura can be seen with minimal effort, and can be photographed, using specially equipped cameras.
Auras have different colors at different times. The colors in a person's aura are an indication of the dominant frequencies in their HeartLight, which are determined by that person's thoughts, emotions, and overall health and well-being at that particular moment. Higher frequencies in the aura are the result of a higher vibrational state of consciousness, whereas lower frequencies indicate a lower vibrational state of consciousness. The state of consciousness is not due to intelligence, but is rather an indication of a person's overall conscious awareness.
A person's vibrational frequency determines the color of their aura at any particular moment. The frequency and colors change according to one's thoughts, emotions, and overall state of health and well-being. The colors are also an indication of which subtle energy centers, or chakras, are most predominant at the moment. Reds and oranges are indicative of the lower chakras, yellows and greens correspond with the middle chakras, and blues and purples are tied to the upper chakras. The chakras are explained in detail on the Chakras page.
It goes without saying that the aura of a healthy person would have a greater amplitude and magnitude than that of an unhealthy person, but recent scientific studies have also shown significant changes in the auras of people who are dying. For more information, check out this study published in the Integrative Medicine Clinician's Journal (IMCJ), and offered by the NIH's US National Library of Medicine (click below):
In 1939, Russian electrical engineer Semyon Kirlian and his wife, Valentina, developed Kirlian photography, which was used to capture electrical coronal discharges around living and non-living things. Since that time, many improvements have been made in the process, and there are now cameras and video equipment that can photograph the human aura and video it in real-time. At HeartMind Institute, we use aura photography and videography in our classes and workshops to show participants how their energy field changes with their thoughts.
HeartMind Institute uses aura photography and videography during our workshops to demonstrate how thoughts and emotions affect the vibrational frequency of the HeartLight. We take an aura photograph and/or video when a participant first arrives, and then again at the end of the workshop, after they have had biofeedback practice, brainwave synchronization, heart rate variability training and meditation sessions. We then compare the before and after photos/videos to see how their aura has changed over the course of the workshop.
Dr. John Douillard, DC, CAP is a globally recognized leader in the natural health field. Here, he uses Quantum Physics to discuss how biophotons respond to our thoughts and intentions.
Spiritual Teacher Sai Maa gives amazing instructions for intentionally reprogramming our cellular structure and consciously guiding our cells towards optimal health.
Best-selling author Lynne McTaggart explains that cell communication is not a haphazard chemical reaction -- it's an energetic frequency that occurs on the quantum level. She describes how biophotons are the primary channel of cell communication in all living organisms, and that they are the means the cells use to signal both to themselves and the outside world. McTaggart is the author of six books, including The Intention Experiment and The Field.
Asa Hershoff, ND, DC, is the founder of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. In this talk, given at the 3rd International Conference on Vajrayana Buddhism in Thimpu, Bhutan, Dr. Hershoff explains the Buddhist concept of Rainbow Body, and how it relates to biophoton science and the human energy system. The Rainbow Body is a body of Pure Light, and its attainment is typically accompanied by the appearance of lights and rainbows.
The various spiritual traditions all depict their holiest people as having a halo of light around their head. The "halo" is actually the head-area portion of the aura, and in this case, represents the fact that the person is vibrating at such a high energetic frequency that their crown chakra is fully open and functioning, even to the point where their aura (halo) can actually be seen. The chakras are explained on our Chakras page, and there is more information regarding other spiritual aspects of this science on our Sound and Prana pages.