Indigo children and the psychically sensitive child-adult
Indigo children is a label given to children whose parents believe they possess special, unusual and/or supernatural traits or abilities. The actual traits and abilities may vary widely from child to child.
The first evidence of empathic and psychic powers began to emerge in USA and Europe around 1945, just after WWll
Indigo children is a label given to children whose parents believe they possess special, unusual and/or supernatural traits or abilities. The actual traits and abilities may vary widely from child to child. The first evidence of empathic and psychic powers began to emerge in USA and Europe around 1945, just after WWll.
These children - also called the ‘Baby Boomers’ formed the early Indigo population. Many of these children posses acute sensory and intuitive abilities. Some are very musical while others express themselves in other artistic venues. It was not until the late 60’s that a collective consciousness was detected and expressed in studies conducted by various individuals. Several secret military studies were initiated to determine if some of these ‘gifted’ young adults could harness their psychic powers for the benefit of the military or associated private sector operations. Studies were conducted at Ft. Ord Monterey, Ft Meade, Maryland and Stanford Research Institute as early as the 1960's by the intelligence community. These studies remain sealed.
The New Children, Indigo Children
INDIGO KIDS EMERGE
The idea is based on New Age concepts developed in the 1970s by Nancy Ann Tappe. The concept of indigo children gained popular interest with the publication of a series of books in the late 1990s and the release of several films in the following decade. A variety of books, conferences and related materials have been created surrounding belief in the idea of indigo children and their nature and abilities. These beliefs range from their being the next stage in human evolution or possessing paranormal abilities such as telepathy to the belief that they are simply more empathetic and creative than their peers.
The list of traits used to describe the children has also been criticized for being vague enough to be applied to almost anyone, a form of the Forer effect.
The term "indigo children" originates with parapsychologist and self-described synesthete and psychic, Nancy Ann Tappe who developed the concept in the 1970's. Tappe published the book Understanding Your Life Through Color in 1982 describing the concept, stating that during the mid 1960s she began noticing that many children were being born with "indigo" auras The idea was later popularized by the 1998 book The Indigo Children:
The New Kids Have Arrived, written by husband and wife self-help lecturers Lee Carroll and Jan Tober.
The promotion of the concept by Tober and Carroll brought greater publicity to the topic, soon their book became the primary source on "indigo children". They describe the goal of indigo children to be a remaking of the world into one lacking war, trash and processed food.
In 2002, an international conference on indigo children was held in Hawaii, drawing 600 attendees, with subsequent conferences the following years in Florida and Oregon. The concept was popularized and spread further by a feature film and documentary released in 2005, both directed by James Twyman, a New Age writer.