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AURA (from the Gr. for " breath " or ...

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 922 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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AURA (from the Gr. for " breath " or " breeze "), a term used in old days to denote a supposed ethereal emanation from a volatile substance; applied later to the " electrical aura," or air-current caused by electrical discharge; in epilepsy (q.v.) to one of its premonitory symptoms; and in spiritualism to a mysterious light associated with the presence of spirit-forms. See also AUREOLA.
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