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Indigo Children claim special powers; skeptics abound
NorthJersey.com ^ | 02.02.06 | MAKEBA SCOTT HUNTER

Posted on 02/02/2006 9:13:49 PM PST by Coleus

Jurate Cannara knew her daughter Laura was different when, as a toddler, she would stand out in the rain, her tiny hands outstretched toward the lightning.

"Mama, I need energy," the little girl would tell her.

As Laura Mikuseviciuje grew from toddler to child to teen to young woman, Cannara noticed that her daughter's eccentricities only increased with age.

"I didn't understand my daughter," said Cannara, who lives in Verona, of her daughter's early expressions of intuition and odd, energetic behavior.

According to some, Laura's tendencies are not odd at all; they even have a name.

She and others like her, the researchers maintain, are evidence of a new generation of young people among us. Not a generation X, Y or Z, but a unique group of people between ages 12 and 25, believed to be so naturally intuitive as to border on the psychic.

Indigo Children, as they're called, typically exhibit a combination of common characteristics such as being strong-willed, creative, intuitive, independent, restless, possessed of a deep desire to help the world and, often, able to bond easily with animals.

Kirlian photography, developed in 1939 by a Soviet scientist, purportedly captures an aura of energy emanating from animals and plants, which fluctuates with physiological or emotional changes. Indigo Children photographed in this way emit a blue aura around their bodies, hence the name.

The concept has gained most of its traction in New Age circles, but despite attracting more mainstream attention recently, it still leaves many people scratching their heads.

"Everybody has an aura and auras are different colors at different times," explained Lori Talarico, a Hackensack-based alternative-healing practitioner who uses methods such as acupressure, reflexology and aromatherapy to help Indigo Children "manage" their energy.

"Indigo is considered one of the highest spiritual colors (in the aura spectrum), and we are saying that these children's energy vibrates at a different level," Talarico said, "which means that they are resonating with the planet on a different level and that actually parallels how their consciousness appears to be different than a lot of their peers."

Indigo Children proponents claim that these children are "helping to make the world a better place" and are evidence of the evolution of humankind. That means, according to the proponents, such things as promoting a humane and just society, with all people – regardless of age – granted respect.

Skeptics, however, challenge the generalities and vague terminology used to explain the concept. They also say it is on shaky ground scientifically. "I don't know of any actual studies that have shown that there's this actual phenomenon of life force, or an aura, shown by these children," said Dr. Kai-pang Wang, an attending child psychiatrist at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson. "I think there's a lot of public doubt that we are overmedicating children with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and not diagnosing the underlying problems, and this is one manifestation of that uncertainty.

"It all boils down to that stigma of getting a mental diagnosis. There's such a negative connotation ... that people can't help but feel like their children aren't perfect if they get that diagnosis. So they may be thinking that children with ADHD are not imperfect, but that they are actually more special in some way."Last weekend's premiere of the movie "Indigo Evolution" at more than 300 churches, bookstores and healing centers worldwide showed that interest in the topic is high. Five alternative healing centers in New Jersey, including the Chai Center in East Brunswick and New Life Journeys in Montclair, hosted events.

On Friday evening, more than 100 people packed a conference room at New Life Journeys to view the movie, which explores the phenomenon and features Indigos from around the world. One was 10-year-old, blonde, blue-eyed Akaine -- the film did not place her geographically -- who displayed talent in poetry and art. Her paintings (of animals and children) recalled works by Old Masters; her poetry was intricate and sophisticated far beyond her years.

Akaine said she dreams of the images she's supposed to draw or paint and strongly believes her inspirations come from God, to whom she feels a personal connection. "I like him," she said with a knowing smile.

Another Indigo film was distributed in 2005 and several books have been written over the years, but Indigo proponents believe the dramatic increase of awareness during the past 10 years indicates a larger societal problem: the alleged misdiagnosis and overmedication of many children today.

"A lot of people are paying attention now because people are wondering, as we overmedicate our society, is there something else that it could possibly be, that we're missing?" said Jason Mills, New Life Journeys director of conscious parenting. Might the diagnoses of attention deficit disorders, he wondered, actually be a high energy level attributable to the Indigo phenomenon? Mills suggests to parents of Indigo children that they challenge traditional labels, such as ADD and ADHD, and seek alternative educational systems like Montessori schools.

A Ridgewood resident who asked to be identified only as Jackie brought her two teenage sons -- self-proclaimed Indigos -- to Talarico for acupressure treatments two years ago. The youngest has been diagnosed with ADD and ADHD; the eldest has been labeled resistant to authority in every school he's attended. Since their visits to Talarico, she says, she has seen great improvement in the boys' moods and behaviors.

"Acupressure helps the boys," their mother said. "It allows them to be more sensitive to what they do feel."

Jackie's elder son believes it's time for the world to learn about Indigos, but says he doesn't think many people are ready for the concept.

"I think it's right that everybody should get a feel that there are different people, and it's not a bad thing," said the boy, who is 17, "but that it's time for everyone to change and that me, along with other kids, are here to help."

Laura Mikuseviciuje, now 20, who attended Friday's screening of "Indigo Evolution" with her mother, spoke a bit more directly and forcefully: "The world needs us right now," she said. "That's why you see so many Indigo kids. There are no more chances because we've driven our universe" to the brink of extinction.

"That's why you see all the hurricanes; that's why you see so many changes in the world very, very fast; and that's why Indigos are being sent to the world -- to save it and turn it around to bring enlightenment into people's lives that this is not the path."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: 1960salloveragain; acupressure; add; adhd; aura; enlightenment; freaks; humanaura; indigochildren; kooks; littlebrats; newage; pagan; paganism; spoiledchildren; weird; weirdos
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1 posted on 02/02/2006 9:13:50 PM PST by Coleus
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To: Coleus

I saw this nonsense on DU a few weeks ago, it made less sense than it did here.


2 posted on 02/02/2006 9:15:24 PM PST by darkangel82
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To: Coleus
That's why you see all the hurricanes; that's why you see so many changes in the world very, very fast; and that's why Indigos are being sent to the world -- to save it and turn it around to bring enlightenment into people's lives that this is not the path.

ROFL! Why hasn't this person been on George Noory yet?

3 posted on 02/02/2006 9:16:30 PM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances and it advances relentlessly freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Coleus
Laura Mikuseviciuje, now 20, who attended Friday's screening of "Indigo Evolution" with her mother, spoke a bit more directly and forcefully: "The world needs us right now," she said. "That's why you see so many Indigo kids. There are no more chances because we've driven our universe" to the brink of extinction.

"That's why you see all the hurricanes; that's why you see so many changes in the world very, very fast; and that's why Indigos are being sent to the world -- to save it and turn it around to bring enlightenment into people's lives that this is not the path."

They also think no small beans of themselves. Lucky us...

4 posted on 02/02/2006 9:19:29 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Coleus

Okey...Dokey...

5 posted on 02/02/2006 9:20:41 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: darkangel82

They always neglect to mention that their mothers were taking crack while pregnant, and now these children have chemical imbalances.

The moonbatery never ends in this country.


6 posted on 02/02/2006 9:21:12 PM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: Brett66

The subject of Indigo children has been discussed on Noory's show. I just kind of roll my eyes when they talk about it. Give him time, and he will interview the author of this article.


7 posted on 02/02/2006 9:21:43 PM PST by Enterprise (The MSM - Propaganda wing and news censorship division of the Democrat Party.)
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To: Nathan Zachary

LOL, maybe that's why they posted it over there.


8 posted on 02/02/2006 9:21:55 PM PST by darkangel82
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To: Coleus

"There are no more chances because we've driven our universe" to the brink of extinction."

Uh...no :o)


9 posted on 02/02/2006 9:22:27 PM PST by Constantine XIII
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"we've driven our universe" to the brink of extinction. "

Universal Warming Alert!!!!

10 posted on 02/02/2006 9:23:08 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: Billthedrill

That is EXACTLY what came to my mind!!!


11 posted on 02/02/2006 9:23:54 PM PST by bonfire
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To: Billthedrill

...and now because I thought the same thing as you......I'm scared I'm one of Them.


12 posted on 02/02/2006 9:24:30 PM PST by bonfire
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To: Coleus


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13 posted on 02/02/2006 9:25:32 PM PST by kenth
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To: DannyTN

You gotta laugh when they make such stupid statements like that. Man- earth- our whole gallaxy is bit a tiny grain of sand in the universe. Man has little or no effect (except for sin) on this planet, never mind space and the entire universe.


14 posted on 02/02/2006 9:29:04 PM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: Coleus
Indigo Children, as they're called, typically exhibit a combination of common characteristics such as being strong-willed, creative, intuitive, independent, restless, possessed of a deep desire to help the world and, often, able to bond easily with animals.

In other words, little liberals.

15 posted on 02/02/2006 9:29:37 PM PST by flying Elvis
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To: bonfire
Oh, don't be silly - if you were one of Them you'd be reading...uh...reading...people's...minds...

Uh-oh.

16 posted on 02/02/2006 9:32:05 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill
Indigo kids are one thing. It could be worse. It could have been (((shudder)))... gingers




17 posted on 02/02/2006 9:32:38 PM PST by kenth
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To: Coleus

Thanks for posting it. I think there have been others, but I never stopped to read them until now. This term is being used a lot of places and I had no idea what it meant. Now I do.

I thought it was just a movie gimmick and they were like "Children of the Corn" or something. And I thought there were only 5 of them in the world, somewhere in Appalachia.

I used to get those Kirlian "photos" done at a street fair here every year long ago, but I wouldn't buy them--just let them "read my aura" for fun. You can find a mood ring or something made out of that same stuff and read your own. Bet there are tons of people with Indigo auras at any given time--well out of the speficied age range. Dumb!


18 posted on 02/02/2006 9:33:34 PM PST by Rte66
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To: bonfire

I must be one too. I have ice grey eyes and blond hair, and I have a way with animals- they seem to find themselves in the crosshairs more often for me than other hunters around these part...


19 posted on 02/02/2006 9:35:28 PM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: Nathan Zachary

See......and you are helping the world all at the same time!


20 posted on 02/02/2006 9:36:47 PM PST by bonfire
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