by Jonathan Vatner | September 28, 2010

Aura reading at a conventionAn Aura Reader uses a sensor to detect what kinds of energy people give off. Bettina Bernoth, Ph.D. (310-301-0285;, a holistic life coach based in Los Angeles, can provide 10-to-15-minute aura readings for attendees, along with a photo of their aura; prices vary depending on the event, but expect to pay about $25 per reading. Attendees will be drawn in by the novelty of it, and they'll leave with some clarity about their lives. Thanks to Camille Leon, executive director of the The Holistic Chamber of Commerce (, a directory of holistic practitioners, for the idea.