Our “self” does not completely stop at the brick and mortar layer of the epidermis. In many different ways, part of us extends out beyond that border, much like the headlights coming out from the car. The headlights might correspond to the subtle electromagnetic energy field that emanates from out electro chemical makeup, or to our emotional
nature which attracts and repels others.
We emit chemicals as odors, we breathe and bacteria and other microbes surround us in a kind of haze. We talk of people getting into our space, or getting into our face, when they get too close. And we stay away from infected people because of what they cough and breathe out, and what is on their skin.
Some people concretize this outer layer into an “aura”, and there are some people who claim to be able to see and describe the auras around other people.
Still, the most agreed upon location where it stops being outside or other and starts being you is the outer layer of the skin. And that’s where I work.
To your health,
Dr. Alan M. Dattner
New York, New York
As always, the content of this blog is for information and education purposes only, and should not be used to prevent, diagnose or treat illness; please see your physician for care.