Harold Sharp started to investigate Spiritualism around 1930 and continued throughout his life to develop his own mediumship skills.  In Sharp’s early childhood it was documented that he would regularly see a monk in spirit, in later life he discovered the monk to be one of his early Spirit guides. The monk was known as Brother Peter who had lived in Vienna, he was a healer who used rare herbs in his treatments. As a tribute to his guide Sharp cultivated his own herb garden.  The image of Brother Peter was captured by psychic artist Frank Leah and later by Coral Polge, each show a striking resemblance. Both of the original drawings are now displayed in the Britten Museum and Library in the Arthur Findlay College.  

Harold came from a farming background, living with his father on the family farm in Leicestershire. He was raised a Roman Catholic and when his father died Harold moved to London. On his first day in London Harold visited Westminster Abbey, whilst on his way out of the abbey he noticed Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s psychic museum.  Harold decided to go in and left with an address for a medium named Charles Gover Bothham to which he received an extraordinarily accurate message regarding his father and his farm. This made Sharp think seriously about the case for spiritualism.

For over a quarter of a century Sharp worked at the Marylebone Spiritualist Association, founded in 1872, today known as the Spiritualist Association of Great Britain (SAGB). 

He was also a prominent figure in the early days of the Arthur Findlay College and is regarded as a pioneer of the movement.  In the 1970’s Harold moved into a care home in Golcar, West Yorkshire where he died soon after his 90th birthday on February 22nd 1980. 

The Auragraph

An auragraph (originally known as Symbolic Art) is an automatic drawing and colouring process associated with and pioneered by Harold Sharp and his Spirit guide Chin Shih. The auragraph is a graph of the human aura executed in a delicate and intricate manor using colour and intricate rhythmic designs. 

Reading Aura

For this exercise you need the help of a partner. Ask your partner to choose a colour. This colour represents either something that has already taken place in this person’s life or something about this person. Visualise the colour for a moment and try to think what it represents to you. How do you feel about it?

Your interpretation should be something they can accept about themselves. For instance, if they choose pink, it could mean that they are a caring person or have just been through an emotional time in their lives. Ask them to choose a second colour. This is symbolic of what is happening in their life at the time of the reading. As before, just think about it for a few moments and say what you feel it represents to you. A third colour represents the potential for the future. Remember that it is the potential for the future and not a prediction. Repeat the process as before.

When all three stages of this exercise are done, ask your sitter to feed back to you what they understood. Done on a regular basis, this exercise will help you expand your knowledge of colour and your personal sensitivity.

Why not try interpreting some of Harolds auragraphs yourself? We have the complete collection of his auragraphs available to buy across two volumes click here to purchase

Harold Sharp is featured in our 'Pioneers of Spiritualism' art cards, each card details an important figure in the Spiritualist movement, a must buy for anyone interested in the history of SNU Spiritualism Purchase here.