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How often does one have the opportunity to read the aura of a pope who leaves office?

Think technology, as well as spiritual evolution that allows today’s energy literacy. Since this hasn’t been done for 600 years, and photography hadn’t quite been invented yet when Pope Gregory XII resigned in 1415, not that easy to compare his aura.

Every regular photo is an aura photo, if you have energy literacy. Back in the day, maybe not so much skill at aura reading was available, and definitely no photographs.

Nor can we compare before-and-after-resignation shapshots of Pope Celestine V, from 1294… or read about aura readers exploring how the man changed during his five months in the papacy.

Thus, today we have a chance to do one of those aura reading firsts in human history. Hooray!

I’m going to give you a comparison aura reading, one “aura photo” of Pope Benedict XVI at a high point, last Christmas, contrasting with our second “aura photo” of Pope Benedict right after doing this extraordinary retirement move on February 28, 2013.

What will we find?

Depending on what I discover in most of today’s post, I may throw in a bit of Skilled Empath Merge at the end.

How upsetting is a regular aura reading going to be, researching the head of today’s scandal-plagued Catholic Church? And I don’t mean just the routine scandals that have gone on with so long in the Catholic Church. No, today’s papal scandals are jumbotron-worthy.

Seems to me, it’s a big deal, what is covered in the new book by Matthew Fox,  “The Pope’s War: Why Ratzinger’s Secret Crusade Has Imperiled the Church and How It Can Be Saved.” Haven’t read it yet, just checked out the two links just supplied here, and that’s enough to make a person go bobblehead for a while.

How enobling has Pope Benedict’s auric modeling been?

We’ll explore. First, the photos used, for you Blog-Buddies who wish to read along with me:

“Aura Photo” of Pope Benedict XVI, Christmas 2012

With skills of energetic literacy, this picture is easy for you to use for aura reading Pope Benedict, blessing the world on a separate screen.

A Final Official (Aura) Photo of Pope Benedict XVI

Is the retired Pope Emeritus now posing for Playboy Magazine? Or anyone? I don’t think so. Closest I could get in the time available for blog research was this recent picture of him just hours before becoming a private-ish, public figure.

This picture can be easy for you to use for aura reading the retiring Pope Benedict on a separate screen.

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.

To learn more about how I do Aura Reading Comparisons, click onto our post about Aura Readings for Academy Award Nominees in 2013. Granted, this isn’t like my annual Aura Reading Movie Reviews.

Don’t expect this type of papal resignation aura reading to be a recurring feature. Golly, I’m not even a Catholic this lifetime. Yet I feel awe and sorrow, wondering what has occurred really, and will happen as a result once (if) the facts are known, within the Catholic church.

Which Chakra Databanks will be researched?

Unusual times call for reading unusual chakra databanks. Except for the first one, I will research work-related chakra databanks. I think this is a first for any aura readings or Skilled Empath Merges done before at this blog.

As you may know from learning to read chakra databanks with Stage Three Energy Literacy (such you can learn from the how-to, “Read People Deeper,”) most of a person’s chakra databanks are regular, standard-issue, for a human being.

You, like Pope Benedict, have hundreds of chakra databanks that can be read by someone with energy literacy: 50 in every major chakra, additional chakra databanks in an energy field’s sub-chakras.

So long as you’re alive and conscious, those chakra databanks tell the deep truth about you, revealing what’s going on in your subconscious mind and Higher Self. This truth shows with your auric modeling.

The current state of these chakra databanks  happens regardless of your job description, social status, state of consciousness, or mood. (Unless, of course, you’re a world-class actor, psychopath, sexual player, or otherwise you have developed a knack for purposely shape-shifting energetically in social situations.)

What about chakra databanks that are more specialized? These relate to your work, your relationships, hobbies, interests, how you are learning in life.

These optional chakrabanks may come and go, being replaced afterwards by more current chakra databanks. This array, at any given time, depends on your use of free will, your lifestyle, how you are growing in this incarnation.

Chakra databanks related to work are most important to read — and I feel most fair to read — for a public figure who is a renunciate rather than a householder.

Back at Pope Benedict XVI, therefore, I will research mostly chakra databanks related to work — that pontiff job. And mostly I will research chakra databanks related to integrity.

Although my usual Lie Detector Tests include just three chakra databanks, others can be read. As you’ll soon see.

Chakra Databank, Root Chakra, Connecting to Physical Reality

Pope Benedict XVI Celebrating on Christmas 2012

4 inches. Spiritual surrender and glory are based on not being connected to physical reality. This chakra databank may reveal Pope Benedict at his best. In this moment, his connection to human life is the bare minimum required for him to function.

After years of experience as a pope, plus the special blessing that comes to him in this sacred role, Pope Benedict XVI really knows how to get out of the way, personally, while dispensing a sacred blessing.

Although I don’t have precise documentation from the Internet to go with the photo used here, common sense suggests that the pope is giving a blessing to the world on one of the holiest days in the Catholic year, Christmas. So aurically this photo shows Pope Benedict being a servant in the tradition of Jesus Christ.

Chakra databanks change with us, every minute and second of life. It would have been interesting to research a candid picture of the man hanging out at home while still pope.

But what? Hanging out at The Vatican? I don’t think photographers would be allowed. Bad enough to have had his own butler turn spy against him….

Pope Benedict XVI, Last Public Photo Shoot

45 feet. Tremendous relief and relaxation. A feeling of narrow escape, and getting away with it.

I am a bit surprised by the degree of sensuality. This doesn’t strike me as a renunciate’s connection to things physical but more like a householder great escape, someone with gusto and freedom to enjoy life physically as he pleases.

Well, this is the man when not fulfilling a formal role for collective consciousness on earth as The One and Only Holy Catholic and Apostolic Pope who is supposed to be unworldy in every way. (More about role in collective consciousness coming up soon in this post….)

Chakra Databank at the Belly Chakra for Sexual Integrity as Pope

At work, Pope Benedict holds and models an ideal for his community, presumably personnifying the Catholic leadership’s highest ideals (in collective consciousness) about ethical behavior, including sexual integrity.

Just like what happens to politicians when they are in that public role, auras change. You know, reflecting the collective consciousness that they represent.

What, Blog-Buddies, you never heard of that concept before? Think about it!

Small interlude about collective consciousness in auras of public figures

During my second marriage, to David Ramsay, I learned a bit about this. David worked on the Republican staff for the House of Representatives in Illinois. He used to come home from work and tell me how shocking it was, seeing how the reps would change on the house floor: Their personalities, their body language, their views.

On the public stage, doing their job, politicians and others embody the collective consciousness of their constituency.

This idea first was presented to me by my former guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and I believe he was absolutely correct — brilliant, really — to articulate this spiritual mechanism built into human life. (And, as I would later discover, auras can reflect one’s role in collective consciousness, all the way down to the level of chakra databanks.)

Leaders, in their professional roles, express the clarity or confusion, the integrity or dishonesty, the civility or dysfunction, of the sum total of humans they represent.

Something for Americans to keep in mind amid the hand wringing of the Sequester. When America, as a nation, becomes governable again, we’ll elect people to Congress who are flexible and open-minded, principled and collegial. So long as we, individually, live with division and contempt, our politicians will officially serve as our puppets for that instead.

Anyway, back to Italy and

Okay, back to reading Pope Benedict’s aura….

Pope Benedict XVI Celebrating on Christmas 2012

Seven inches. Interesting texture here. Primary perceptions from this aura reader:

  • Scaly, with the quality I associate with mythical dragons
  • Tough
  • Calloused

Aura reading = Perception + Interpretation

Forgive me for doing the unusual thing of sharing my primary perception. Usually I just give my interpretation, but this is so shocking to me.

Okay, on to the interpretation, the regular aura reading…

Pope Benedict has a real loathing for sexuality. He finds it corrupting, disgusting, something he would obliterate if he could from himself and the clergy.

Deep denial, entrenched denial, is in place regarding sexual conduct.

Sexual ethics aren’t even, really, expected. Pope Benedict keeps his conscious mind away from any of that “disgusting garbage” called sex.

Finally, I find an overlay about greed in the Catholic Church, where it is immensely important to keep intact the Church’s power and money, the influence. That’s how I translate the sense of hoarding, that dragonish part to my original perception.

Pope Benedict’s desire to keep the worldly empire intact is so intense, it adds another repulsive layer to the ongoing denial.

Side note: Researching this, I think about one of my favorite characters in “Downton Abbey,” Lord Grantham who (despite behaving as a bit of a fool, repeatedly) brings a sweetness and spirit of service to maintaining the manor of which he is Lord.

Pope Benedict XVI, Last Public Photo Shoot

7 inches. Loathing of sex equalled only by his profound disinterest. To him, the only way to have integrity around sex would be profound disinterest.

Chakra Databank, Solar Plexus Chakra, Power Integrity as Pope

Pope Benedict XVI Celebrating on Christmas 2012

7 inches. Integrity? Who cares about integrity?

In this chakra databank, I find the ultimate version of using Christianity to “save.” Because Pope Benedict shows some fascinating energetic subroutines to the effect that, “So long as I place my trust in Jesus Christ, I can surrender all problems and cares and not have to do anything humanly.”

Nothing human to do, taking action about scandals in the Catholic Church? Oh, really?

Reminds me of certain Washington politicians, elected to government, who believe government is bad.

The shriveled, hardened, dysfunctional portion of Benedict’s chakra databank that does exist shows a profound contempt for worldly life, i.e., what people within the Catholic Church actually do.

It is like an icky version of, “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,” a.k.a. Intense denial.

Pope Benedict XVI, Last Public Photo Shoot

3 inches. Sneaky. Experienced at hiding and evasion.

Apology to my dear friends and many Blog-Buddies who are Catholics. It brings me no joy to find this, I promise you.

Chakra Databank at the Heart Chakra for Emotional Integrity as Pope

Pope Benedict XVI Celebrating on Christmas 2012

1/8 inch. At the time of this photo, Pope Benedict isn’t just getting out of the way, due to spiritual surrender. He is living with a quality of spiritual shutdown that seems quite chronic to me.

He’s got energetic subroutines galore, of course. Bottom line: Pope Benedict is in the habit of substituting faith and spiritual connection for human feelings like compassion, caring, paying attention to his human emotions or anyone else’s.

Emotional integrity does not work when there is no respect for human emotions.

Pope Benedict XVI, Last Public Photo Shoot

2 inches. Not much caring about any emotions, other than “What’s in it for me?”

Chakra Databank, Throat Chakra for Verbal Integrity as Pope

Pope Benedict XVI Celebrating on Christmas 2012

5 inches. The most charitable interpretation I can give to this chakra databank goes, “It doesn’t matter what I say or any of the Catholic clergy say. So long as we have the right belief, Jesus Christ moves through us to save the world.”

Again, there is a stunning lack (to this human aura reader) of an authentic human connection to others. So what’s the point, really, about combining the notion of communication with anything approaching integrity?

Benedict doesn’t take responsibility for what he and his clergy say, so long as their faith is correct.

No doubt, you have met many Christians (and believers in other religions, also cults) with a similar faith. May sound great on the suface of life. With Deeper Perception, especially researching chakra databanks like this one, the sordid and tawdry problems can emerge.

Read loads of related research on 50 Evangelical Christians, plus what to do for authentic success spiritually and monetarially, in “Magnetize Money with Energetic Literacy.”

Pope Benedict XVI, Last Public Photo Shoot

4 inches. Sneering. Laughing secretly at having outsmarted them all. Contempt for those he speaks to — a long-term, hard-hearted sort of contempt.

Chakra Databank, Third Eye Chakra for Spiritual Integrity

Pope Benedict XVI Celebrating on Christmas 2012

4 inches. “If I’m doing all the things required of me, and I pray, everything important is handled.”

That’s the gist. Which makes a faith-based sentiment like this the perfect illustration of how energy literacy is REQUIRED to tell the difference between a nice theory versus a brave but failed experiment long-term versus something that produces the desired results on earth.

Precisely that Christian way of being faith-based, spiritually superior due to being “saved”, while unaccountable humanly, who hasn’t witnessed many a rock-solid religionist with this belief?

This version of religion has, sadly, has led to Benedict’s dismal showing. (Again, I’m giving the most charitable interpretation possible, given my initial perceptions. Trust me on this.)

Who will replace this pope? I have seen pundits calling for an evangelist and a charismatic Christian for the next post, or for a mystic (this from a gorgeous article in today’s Washington Post by Timothy Shriver). The latter might actually bring back spiritual integrity to the Holy See.

Even a non-mystic, free from spiritual addiction or spiritual shutdown would be an improvement, if he had integrity, right?

Pope Benedict XVI, Last Public Photo Shoot

7 inches. Sneering, it seems to me. A kind of mirthless chuckle. Combining feeling safe at last, plus “Who cares what any human thinks of me now?”


Skilled empath merge here, after going this deeply in the often revolting aura of Pope Benedict XVI? No thanks.

Fascinating in a way, to me, is having someone who ostensibly is a renunciate have so many characteristics of a householder, when not actively engaged in his public role.

Here at the blog, including the Enlightenment Life List, we have found many examples of householders slipping into a renunciate lifestyle, and spiritual teachers claiming to help householders with teachings that cause a householder who aspires toward Enlightenment to live more and more in the middle.

From either direction, spiritual evolution slows down for someone who is part householder and also part renunciate.

There is no happy compromise here, Blog-Buddies.

Make your choice and live it. You’ll be the happier for it.

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  1. 1
    Amy says:

    My jaw has dropped at your explanation of how collective consciousness changes auras. I will be looking for this all over now, fascinating. I suppose a person agrees to represent someone- they really are re-presenting them!

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    Amy says:

    The reminder about choosing your path to enlightenment is stark. No middle way!

    As someone who grew up Catholic in a Catholic family (supposedly), the denial, the distaste for sex and the sense that it doesn’t matter what people do but only that they appear to be doing the right thing/ are being the right type of person, is all very familiar and validating for my early experiences in my county of origin.

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    Jim Curry says:

    I am a practicing Catholic and always have been (God knows, I really need the practice). The Pope has always looked to me like an evil little gnome. I couldn’t shake the impression. This contrasts sharply with the profound elegance and insight of his theological writings (very good author). So, it’s very confusing—heavenly author, but a sort of distorted personal presence.

    In every age, the Catholic Church has immense resources. These are not just financial resources, but spiritual resources as well. At any one time, there is always a small handful of extraordinary, great, living mystics among us. These actually are people like John of the Cross and Theresa of Avila or Catherine of Siena (go, Cathy!!!!). I have always wondered very much why these people of superior quality are not “trotted out” (particularly in an age of mass media) so that we lesser beings might be able to model their success. Still, the Church never does this, and we only find out where these people were when they’ve been mouldy oldies for a few hundred years. I’d like to meet a mystic on the hoof! I’d like to walk up to the modern version of John of the Cross and “get tips” about how to do this cool junk, too. Here “doing cool junk” may mean something as simple as shifting consciousness to practice a more constant and focused awareness of the Divine in daily life.

    Perhaps your reading shows more clearly why the Church can be uncooperative in the spiritual education of lay people. It’s a shame, but it is one possible explanation. It seems you are describing a rather profound degree of arrogance. You may, of course, be completely correct. Until I myself develop energy literacy, I won’t have a way to see for myself.

    Sic transit gloria mundi.

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    Suzanne says:

    I grew up Catholic, and have a lot of liking and respect for Catholics. Many are so deeply caring, thoughtful, and idealistic. But the Pope–I have been aware for years that he is evil. Your characterization of him as a dragon is perfect.

    I also find it fascinating, the idea that politicians and other leaders represent the collective consciousness.

    If this is the case though, how did we ever end up with our enlightened president, who is oh so much higher in consciousness than so many Americans?

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    JIM and SUZANNE, it is unfortunate about Benedict XVI.

    Although not a Catholic, just having a fondness for Catholics and Catholicism, I did follow when he was first named as pope.

    Also,I was in Cincinnati, where I had just done a network TV interview on face readings. The ratings were so tremendous, they brought me back to tape another series of interviews that were later broadcast once per day.

    Among them, I was asked to do face reading or aura reading of the new pope. Although I didn’t sugarcoat the truth, I spoke as moderately as possible. (Just as I did in this post.)

    I was very aware of the holiness of the position. One man who interviewed me at ABC news had the most enormous Mark of Devotion I have ever seen on anyone’s forehead.

    I told him, it was about having a spiritual vocation. And given the VERY proportions, a huge one at that.

    Humbly he mentioned that, although a TV news anchor, he had always wanted to go to seminary to become a priest.

    These are the details as best I remember them, anyway. For sure, I felt very embarassed to say, in front of this saintly man, what a frighteningly wicked man was being named to the office of pope.

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    SUZANNE, about your other question, regarding President Obama and his Householder Enlightenment.

    No, President Obama does not display the current consciousness of America. But he does show components of it, folks like the community at this blog. President Obama, seems to me, is a kind of forecaster of where so many are headed with spiritual development.

    Which is a vital role to play in collective consciousness! (As every one of us Blog-Buddies plays a role.)

    Because of the polarization and variety in the consciousness of different groups within America, we get to have a bunch of wildly different public figures representing us, for sure.

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    Curious As Ever says:

    Holy Smokes!!! Fascinating. Thank you, Rose, I learn so much about energetic literacy from your blog.

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    Suzanne says:

    Rose, that interaction must have taken some diplomacy! And, I love that theory about Obama!

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    Elaine says:

    Having grown up fully immersed in Catholic school and the Catholic religion, and see and heard so much of what goes on in this “religion”, perhaps now I understand a little more my aversion to participating in the Catholic church as an adult. It just does not resonate with me and actually repels me.

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    anne diamond says:

    Wow Rose! So interesting! I especially found the material about the ‘collective conscious’ fascinating.
    Thank you for this!
    ps I was raised Catholic, thus the above does not surprise me.

  11. 11
    Zelda says:

    Perhaps the Catholics might take a cue from the folks at Saturday Night Live this week and select Quvenzhane Wallis as Benedict’s replacement. 🙂

    Quite the hilarious sketch…

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    Amy says:

    I think this also has helped me understand the dynamics that went on (are going on) at my Catholic High School, which my little brother still attends. So much denial!

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    Elaine says:

    Interestingly, there’s now an ebook where the Vatican celebrates Pope Benedict XVI. It’s 62 pages of pictures, each picture that can be used for aura research.

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    Kathleen says:

    I found your website in a search for facial reading of the pope. I am not familiar with the skills you describe regarding reading energy and so on. However, I literally cannot look at that picture that you posted of the pope, or most of the photos I see of him. I glance at him and my line of sight bounces away as if responding to a physical force.

    The descriptions above of him as “frighteningly wicked”, “evil”, and “evil little gnome” tell me that others see this in him as well, and I find that reassuring.

    I have seen pictures of people staring at him with a dazed, adoring expression and it mystified me that they saw him so differently than I did. This article and the comments suggest to me that on some level they are in agreement with the spiritual forces in action here. In a word? Yuck!

  15. 15

    KATHLEEN, welcome to the blog. And with such an interesting comment!

    Let’s help you become a bit more familiar with the skills here.

    This post is not a face reading. Here is a link to some cool free FAQs about face reading:

  16. 16

    So, KATHLEEN, his post is an aura reading. Here is a link to some cool free FAQs about aura reading (which is not the same thing, necessarily, as an energy reading):

    Besides reading about skills like these, you can definitely develop them. Or not. 😉

    Which brings me to one comment about a very interesting part of your comment…

  17. 17

    In your Comment 14, KATHLEEN, you wrote:

    “I have seen pictures of people staring at him with a dazed, adoring expression and it mystified me that they saw him so differently than I did. This article and the comments suggest to me that on some level they are in agreement with the spiritual forces in action here.”

    I don’t agree about that agreement part. You know, this blog (and all my professional work) are about something that you evidently care a lot about, too, Deeper Perception.

    Not everyone cares about deep anything. In fact, the fashion today is to care about shallow — wide, social — everything. Such as “Friending” at Facebook.

    Those adoring folks are probably in love with the vestments, the role, almost like “Pope as object.”

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    Although I haven’t had any chats with former Pope Benedict XVI, I once had a Franciscan nun as my long-time student.

    Let’s call her “Sister Gladys.”

    It was shocking to me, KATHLEEN, when Sister Gladys told me what it was like for her to go out on the street, wearing her habit. (Yes, this happened far back in the day.)

    Some strangers were like, “Oh, Sister, I love you.”

    Others acted like she was their total enemy, had done horrible things to them.

    In every case, it was a complete stranger. Sister Gladys was quite clear, folks were simply reacting to her as a symbol of being a nun, not as a person.

    Does this idea make sense to you?

    In any case, thanks for your thought-provoking comment.

  19. 19
    Kathleen says:

    Hello Rose,

    Thank you for your informative response(s);~}

    I read the face-reading article and realized that I didn’t know what face-reading is; I’d just heard the term and thought that was a place to start searching. I wondered how people could look at this man and not see his character on his face. I’d also become curious about my strong reaction to his pictures, which seem to be increasing over time like a bee-sting alergy: “Oh, it’s him.” Shudder-bounce.

    I understand about the reacomection about `Pope as object’–actually prefer that alternative. I’ve seen the same look on people looking at Sarah Palin–mouth slightly open in a smile, soft, eyes wide, so intensely focused they almost quiver, skin almost glowing–in the `BS-detector disabled’ mode.

    Your other link is 404-ing me; I’ll poke around. You’ve got me curious now.

    Thanks for the warm welcome.

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    Aw, thanks, KATHLEEN. Sorry about the wrong link about aura reading and energetic literacy. I meant this one:

    Of course, you can find loads on each topic by typing it into the SEARCH box on the left. Sounds like you might also get a kick out of typing “Sarah Palin” into that SEARCH box, too.

  21. 21
    Rachel says:


    How about an aura reading of the new Pope?!


  22. 22

    Lovely enthusiasm, RACHEL.

    However, in the realm of the feasible for ROSE (who has only so many hours in her day), I have this thing at the blog called “Contests.”

    This is a way I attempt to manage the many, many requests you and others might put here at the blog at random times.

    The only ongoing, non-contesty, “Read this person for me, ROSE” thing that happens at this blog is candidates for the Enlightenment Life List.

    In future, for all you Blog-Buddies and lurkers who share your desire for me to do aura readings, empath merges, face readings of… anyone… outside of those contests, what am I going to do with you wonderfully inquisitive enthusiasts about Deeper Perception? (What am I going to do outside of your own personal sessions that you book with me, where I can read anybody you like?)

    From today forward I’m not going to make those request-type comments live.

    RACHEL, I know you understand and I do wish I had the abundance of time to have an entirely different sort of blog, but at least I’m being consistent here.

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    Rachel says:

    No worries! It was a slightly tongue in cheek request, anyway.

    I’ll enter him for the next suitable contest!

    Thanks for your answer – and yes, I do understand (time I learned to read auras myself…)

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