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A technique for recording photographic images of corona discharges and hence, supposedly, the auras of living creatures.
- ‘You may also use Kirlian photography to capture auras on film.’
- ‘I was distressed that my students confused astrology with astronomy, accepted pyramid power, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness monster, Kirlian photography, and psychic surgery without the benefit of a scientific critique.’
- ‘There seems to be no evidence that Kirlian photography is a paranormal phenomenon.’
- ‘You know, there's a certain kind of photography now, Kirlian photography, which can actually photograph your aura.’
- ‘There have even been claims that Kirlian photography can reveal parts of an object that are no longer physically present - for example a section of a leaf that has been torn off.’
Late 20th century: from the name of Semyon D. and Valentina K. Kirlian, Russian electricians.
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