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Kobe Bryant’s Big Scary — Face Reading and Aura Reading

Annette Bening Aura Reading

Face Reading Alert, sports fans. Last night, Kobe Bryant scored 30 points, helping his team beat Orlando Magic. He’s overtaking the record of former teammate Shaquille O’Neal.

Now, have you noticed the other fascinating thing about Bryant? He has started jutting out his jaw and baring his lower teeth after making a critical play? Sports writers have noticed, even without training in Face Reading.

Someone who knows far more than me about basketball explained the context this way:

“Bryant is the most competitive and intense athlete in basketball today, and is mounting an all-out war on Michael Jordan’s popular consideration as the greatest player of all time. The gesture has developed (or perhaps “surfaced”) though he has been a basketball icon for many years. This expression of dominance is so raw and powerful that it is giving lots of people chills.” (incidentally, you can use this FaceReading link to open up the photo and enlarge it.)

Note: Over time, links can go bad. And legally I don’t have the rights to show celebrity photos, so I can’t display them here other than providing links. But you can easily go over to Google, type in the person’s name and the blog post date, then search on images. Click on a good image, preferably current with the time of the reading here at this blog.

Sure, we could call this “Scary Face,” or “Big Scary.” Getting a surface reaction is something we could do long before studying the 5,000-year old art of physiognomy, reading faces for character. What does Face Reading tell us about this new Kobe-concoction?


Yes, I’’ve encountered this Face Reading data before. One of my three books about Face Reading Secrets® (my trademarked system of physiognomy), includes a detailed Face Reading of Richard Nixon, using four photos as a basis.

Right before Nixon resigned, he did a lot of that move. Maybe it didn’t score him basketball points, or frighten any opponents, but this Face Reading data expressed plenty about his own state of mind.

Jutting out lower teeth relates to a fight to the death, the most extreme tenacity.

A more current politician who does this a lot plays the “sport” of politics. Check out Dick Cheney’s Big Scary.

You already knew it might not be safe to go out hunting with this guy. Now maybe you’ll add playing bball to your No Can Do list, just in case Cheney invites you. 😉


Interpreting one item of Face Reading data is useful, but not what I’d call a depth reading. That would involve an hour’s worth of Face Reading data.

Since the concern here isn’t so much Kobe’s range of soul-level gifts but a particular expression, there’s a better way to interpret what’s going on with him when he does the Big Scary: Aura Reading.

For background, auras are energy bodies, filled with information, that surround the physical body. One of my discoveries as a researcher in this field is that you can do Aura Reading on hundreds of databanks of information. Every aura contains loads of insight into personal talents and problems.

Doing in-depth Aura Reading isn’t hard. It just takes a bit of practice. Recently I taught some 30 Japanese students to start reading these databanks. They did really, really well — which is typical for anyone who wants to take a little time to learn some practical techniques.

Below are some observations of Kobe Bryant’s aura at the time he is doing the Big Scary.

Solar Plexus Chakra Databank for Using Power

Not only does Bryant feel physically powerful and masterful with his skill level, but he is connecting to a level of aggression that feels ecstatic, bringing him tremendous joy, a huge high, the feeling of invincibility.

Root Chakra Databank for Relationship to My Physical Body

Compared to Kobe’s jaw move on the outside, what’s happening on the inside is even more intense. In a numbed-out way.

I’’m struck by the feeling of detachment in how Bryant relates to his body at the time of this photo. He has been pushing himself unusually hard. It doesn’’t feel good. He’’s dealing with pain and fatigue.

But he’’s separating from those feelings, much like someone in a crisis with a life-or-death struggle who develops a big adrenaline rush and using more strength than normal. Think of someone with a broken ankle who makes it through the tennis tournament before he even knows he’’s been injured.

Heart Chakra Databank for Connecting to Opponents Emotionally

Bryant is purposely summoning the emotions of being at war, drawing on the kind of survival mentality where the enemy MUST be destroyed. He’’s doing this kind of role playing quite consciously, summoning it up in order to be as competitive as possible, then really getting into it as though he really WAS fighting for the survival of his people.

Root Chakra Databank for Relating to Other Members of his Team Physically 

Bryant is in a heightened state of awareness where he feels very strongly connected, in a visceral way, to all the others on his team. It is as though they are supplementary eyes, ears, legs, muscles. He knows where every team member is, the state of that person’s body and readiness, the position on the field.

I’’ve noticed something reminiscent of this when reading the aura of Tiger Woods in competition, where a “secret of his success” is merging with the environment, being able to feel the blades of grass, the angles of hills, the presence of the trees, all breathing with him, as a part of the same force of Nature.

With Woods it has a more mystical, peaceful quality; he’’s fiercely competitive but not fierce like Bryant.


Obviously, I have never asked either athlete for validation of my perceptions. But I did once read something similar in Donna Eden, the founder of Energy Medicine. She invited me to be a guest at one of her workshops, which was magnificent. Donna is a one-in-a-million healer. She’s also an exceptional teacher.

Observing her, I couldn’t resist doing a bit of Aura Reading. There she was, the great Donna Eden, overseeing a healing exercise with hundreds of participants. In her place, some teachers might have tuned out, and just let participants do their thing, content to take a break.

Once I was a guest at a workshop given by another phenomenal healer, the late Janet Mentgen, founder of Healing Touch. That’s what Janet did during student practice time. She let students do their best with the techniques that had been taught very clearly.

Janet had the most extremely vivid and varied gifts of Deeper Perception of anyone I’ve met yet. Not only was she a lifelong natural at Aura Reading and a Medical Intuitive and a master teacher who could develop a brilliantly effective system that would be easy to learn (in all these respects like Donna Eden). But Janet was so clairaudient that she would walk into a room with a piano, hear the instrument vibrating — not being played, just silently vibrating — and be able to tell if any of the keys needed tuning.

I know this part about the piano keys because of an interview I wrote about her for an article published some years ago.

So Janet Mentgen learned to not burn herself out by paying attention to herself mostly when teaching. At least, that was my perception with the bit of Aura Reading I was able to do during one part of one workshop.

For a completely different approach, other teachers might have tuned into their students, observing physically or energetically to the point of exhaustion.

Donna Eden did neither of these extremes but something very different.


Okay, these are technical terms you can read about in my how-to for empaths, Empowered by Empathy. Here’s the practical gist, what I described to Donna in private, giving her my description of the phenomenal way she held a space for her workshop participants.

Doing an Aura Reading about her during practice time in her workshop, it seemed to me that Donna did something effortless yet fascinating. For her, it was like being on a landscape (like some of her Native American ancestors) where she would be one with the environment and could therefore tell if an animal moved, if “danger” (or “student problem”) was going on in some part of the landscape.

Donna thought for a moment, because she hadn’t been doing this on purpose. Instead, as all people do, she had been having a spontaneous experience using her distinctive talents with consciousness.

Here’s how I remember what she said next: “Yes, that’’s what I’’m doing. It’’s just automatic, but your description is right.”

So when you meet someone who holds a space with her or his team, you’re in the presence of a formidable healer. Or, as in the case of Kobe, a formidable basketball player… regardless of how he positions his teeth.

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    lisa says:

    Hi Rose,

    I was watching the end of the playoffs last night, and was struck by how Kobe kept saying that “it (winning) felt unreal, like a dream”.

    It seemed odd, like he was having a hard time being present in the moment and taking it in.

    This makes more sense to me after you described the disconnect with his pain/feelings and body. His talent and physical are amazing, but he has certainly had his ups and downs with his rivalries, problems with the law, and his past problems with becoming more of a team player, which he has certainly come a looooong way.

    He has been an interesting athlete to watch over the years. I certainly wouldn’t want to be his basketball opponent–scary.

    p.s. it’s been fun to read about your experiences walking around in Tokyo. I love walking around in new neighborhoods, taking in the architecture, people and history of a place…

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    Dana says:

    I have always pulled for the team that Kobe wasn’t on, and usually they lost since Kobe is so good. But I have never been a fan of him playing despite his talent. That is so interesting about his new underbite/jutting jaw. I wonder if I was turned off by his tenacity that lacked a kind of joy that I look for in athletes.

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    DANA, you’re one of the few athletes I have gotten to know in life. So I find it wonderful (and educational) that you look for joy in them.

    Certainly top athletes do have some of the most fascinating auras one can possibly read.

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