Orbs are the beautiful balls of light seen by the naked eye and captured in digital videos and photographs. They can appear anywhere from wispy to brilliant white spheres of light. These “orbs” with their concentric circles, coronas, mandalas, faces, bumps, knobs and tracks seemingly appear at random times in one photo but not the next. They are known to manifest in different colors and sizes, singularly and in groups.
Orbs exhibit consciousness and can respond to requests by appearing in meaningful places at meaningful times. A growing number of people are experiencing the orb phenomena as a spiritual, transcendental or other worldly event that occurs after the death of a loved one. When photographed by a grieving family member, orbs can give a sense of solace unlike any other during a time of loss and adjustment.
Orbs have been sighted during OBE’s and NDE’s with the most publicized being the “brilliant orb of light” in Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Near Death Experience and Journey into the Afterlife, by Dr. Eben Alexander. He encounters a stranger, a young woman who accompanies him during his NDE. She appears not only in human form, but in the form of a brilliant orb of light. She is later identified as his birth sister who died ten years previously and someone who Alexander had never met.
Numerous explanations have been suggested to identity of these balls of light: soul/consciousness energy, a vehicle of consciousness, angels, spirits, light waves, discarnate energies, thought forms, inter-dimensional beings, energy fields, aliens, dust or moisture particles, pollution in the atmosphere, or lens flare.
Orbs are most readily captured on digital cameras.
According to Virginia Hummel, director of The Orb Whisperer.com
“Orbs come in a variety of colors from the visible light spectrum, including ultra violet, x-ray and gamma ray range. Currently, there are two different scientific theories as to the physical makeup of orbs; subtle energy i.e. Chi, Prana and Life Force, or plasma.
Orbs are mentioned in literature across many genres and have been captured by traditional film, digital photography and video. There is a growing body of published information, videos and websites discussing this phenomenon. With a simple camera anyone can learn to take pictures of these incredible light beings. Though generally not visible to the naked eye, some people can see them while others are able to “feel” their presence.
Orbs are a beautiful demonstration of manifesting physical reality through consciousness. They are the most readily available proof of the existence of life beyond our third dimension. As the veil thins between worlds, we are afforded the opportunity to connect with the magic and beauty of spirit. We have been given a window to the divine. Thanks to the digital camera, we now have a visual experience that quite possibly validates for the first time what mystics, spiritual leaders, and religious doctrine have expressed for millennia: that we truly are eternal beings.”
Phenomenological list of experiential and transformative elements
One or more of the following experiences or identifying factors is associated with the appearance of orbs. This is not an exhaustive list, as the study of orbs is a relatively new field.
Dr. Klaus Heinemann
Born and educated in Germany, Dr. Klaus Heinemann holds a Ph.D. in experimental physics from the University of Tübingen. He worked for many years in materials science research at NASA, UCLA, and as a research professor at Stanford University. He is the founder and chairman of a corporation that performs scientific research in computational fluid dynamics, materials development, and nanotechnology, under contracts from NASA. He is co-author of both The Orb Project and Orbs: Their Mission and Messages of Hope.
Virginia Hummel is an author and inspirational speaker on the subjects of Orbs and New Age Bereavement Healing. She has been a lifelong student of spiritual and metaphysical studies and most recently the orb phenomenon. Following the 2007 appearance of a brilliant white orb, visible to her naked eyes, she has focused her energy into discovering the source and identity of these intriguing balls of light. She is a Certified Light Therapist who uses Divine Light, or subtle energy, as a tool to assist in her ability as a medical intuitive. She is the author of Miracle Messenger: Signs Form Above, Love From Beyond., Cracking the Grief Code, and Orbs and the Afterlife. Virginia has created a website devoted to the orb phenomenon and is currently working on a new book on the subject. Find out more at TheOrbWhisperer.com
Dr. Miceal Ledwith, LPh, LD, DD, LLD (h.c.)
Dr. Miceal Ledwith served as a Catholic priest and as a Professor of Theology and College President for over 25 years in Ireland. During the course of his academic and administrative careers he lectured extensively internationally. He was one of the scholars featured in the movies "What the Bleep Do We Know," and its sequel "Down the Rabbit Hole." He is co-author of The Orb Project and producer of the movie Orbs: Clues to a more Amazing Universe.
Sandra Underwood, a retired university administrator, had a series of extraordinary experiences and back-to-back synchronicities following the suicide death of her son Eric. Through these experiences, she learned about and began to interact with orbs and what she calls "lightwaves" –believed by some to be conscious beings from another dimension. Find out more at SandraUnderwood.com
Individual Case Examples
A Google search of “orbs” will yield more than thirteen million results. There are literally hundreds of photographs available in published material along with thousands of self-published photos and videos available on the Internet. There are Facebook pages and websites with breathtaking photos and comparative discussions about this phenomenon. There are also conferences for devoted orb fans to share their insights and passion for these benevolent beings of light.
An orb responds to a verbal command.
International best-selling author/researcher on the origin of orbs
Energy OrbEnergy Orbs at the Ratu Bagus Ashram, March 26, 2009.
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