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The Anatomy of the Aura (A Start Here Guide for Beginners)

A Start Here Guide for Beginners

Eliza Swann

St. Martin's Essentials


If you want to explore the energy and beauty of auras, simply start here!

Auras: The Anatomy of the Aura is a modern illustrated guide to the ancient practice of aura reading. The latest title in The Start Here Guide Series, this is the perfect book to introduce readers to the power and beauty of auras. These layered veils of energy surround all physical things and reflect the state of their internal energy flow. Author and teacher Eliza Swann demystifies the world of auras and brings an ancient tradition into the modern era, teaching readers:

- What an “aura” is from both mystical and scientific perspectives
- Techniques for learning to perceive auras
- The history of the concept of auras
- An in-depth explanation of the layers of the human aura
- An extensive glossary of terminology relating to the human aura
- How to heal the human aura

Black and white illustrations throughout the book help readers visualize the techniques as they read. Packed with information yet always fun and accessible, Auras is the ultimate beginners guide!


My clients and students often ask me when I first began to see auras. Is there is something “special” about me, or is the perception of invisible energy something that can be learned? I firmly believe that all...

Praise for Auras

"Auras is a beautiful, life-affirming invitation for readers to step into a new and magical way of perceiving themselves, other people, and the world around them. More than ever we need this vital reminder that beneath our illusion of separation and isolation, we can truly perceive that we are all energetically interconnected in the same cosmic web.” —Yumi Sakugawa, author of The Little Book of Life Hacks

“Eliza Swann has written a joyful guide for anyone seeking to increase their perception and understanding of bodily energy will love Auras!” —Amy Fusselman, author of Idiophone

"Eliza Swann is a living embodiment of the union of the High Priestess and Hierophant energies. She is a true conduit for the divine, and her ability to share high-frequency wisdom via accessible and practical tools for all is a gift to humankind." - Marcella Kroll, creator of the Sacred Symbols Oracle Deck and author of Cutting the Cord

"Eliza Swann decodes powerful forces of magic into a set of understandable and approachable elements. In this book, she generously bestows her knowledge from years of esoteric research and leading a metaphysical practice. She reveals lost feminist histories that empower us all to form a vibrant new future." – Lily Benson, The Divine Feminine School of Hypnosis"


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Eliza Swann

ELIZA SWANN is an interdisciplinary artist, intuitive, writer, educator, and community organizer based in Los Angeles and New York. Eliza has trained in hypnotherapy at the Isis Centre in England, Hindu cosmology and yoga with Dr. Vagish Shastri in Benares, India, and Tarot and Western Magical Practice with the Builders of the Adytum Western Mystery School. She has written articles for BOMB, Perfect Wave, Arthur Magazine and Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles. She is the founder of The Golden Dome School, a modern day Mystery School that studies intersections of art, metaphysics, and ecology.

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