Vol 1: Auras 1-50                                   Vol 2: Auras 51-100

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What is an 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. 

The process

Produced at high speed each auragraph would start differently, sometimes beginning in the middle of the sheet, or occasionally starting in one corner. The colours are usually established first and then the ink drawing is superimposed. Witnesses would describe seeing Sharps pen weaving across the page with great accuracy often depicting subjects as complex as waterfalls caves, and woodland vistas in a matter of minutes. Even the most intricate auragraphs where executed in no longer than an hour. The largest auragraph measures 26in by 14in. The most consistent size is a circular form with a diameter of approximately 7inches. Harold would later collate one hundred of his auragraphs into two leather bound journals all of which are faithfully reproduced in these two volumes.

The Guide

Sharps auragraphs are all produced under the influence of spirit guide Chin Shih, a young man from China believed to be of around 30 years of age. Chan had often been described to him by various mediums, but until these drawings began Sharp did not know the reason for the spirit association. In 1966 Sharp, then in his late 70s, visited Peking, where Chan Shih had lived and worked as a metal engraver, he saw the house and commune where he had lived. 


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Harold Sharp

Harold Sharp (credited as the pioneer of the Auragraph) 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.