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What is an ‘Indigo Child’ or who are ‘Indigo Children’? 

It’s NOT about blue auras it’s about synesthesia!

The term ‘Indigo Children‘ was originally coined by a practitioner called Nancy Ann Tappe who has an unusual and scientifically verifiable neurological condition, called ‘synesthesia’.  It disturbs her brain functions enough that when she eats potatoes, for example, she ‘tastes triangles’.

Nancy is not the only recorded person to be able to do this.  You may have this skill yourself!   I’ve met three people so far who can do this (or will admit to doing this!), in different ways.

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Nancy Ann Tappe – able to see the Indigo life color through synesthesia from

The term Indigo Children sprung from Nancy Tappe’s ability to perceive organized consciousness as a color – indigo!

Nancy found that she could interpret people’s body energy as a color.  Then she organized the colors she perceived into a system that clearly and accurately interprets personality types.

She ran workshops for many years using this system and wrote a book called ‘Understanding Your Life Thru Color‘.

There are famous synesthetes in the world with many gifts

According to Wikipedia, some well-known synesthetes include Billy Joel, Tori Amos, and Stevie Wonder.

It’s often purported that the famous composer Ludwig Van Beethoven was a synesthete.   Even when he became deaf in later life he still continued to compose music by ‘seeing’ the notes in color.

Nancy Tappe starts to ‘see’ a new color around some children – Indigo

Over time Nancy started noticing that a ‘new’ color was appearing around many children and young adults that she hadn’t seen before.

This was the color Indigo.

She attributed this phenomenon to a genus of ‘New Children on the Block’.  These children have evolved new and different ways of perceiving the world than previous generations.

Unfortunately, this term has become confused in the public eye with blue auras or energy fields which some people can perceive with their psychic or intuitive abilities.

Indigo Children are the New Kids on the Block – in an evolutionary sense

So from the frame of this blog, Indigo Children are defined as children of the New Consciousness, who can perceive, understand and move through the world in ways not previously available to us as humans.

One of thIndigo Childrene first people to notice this phenomenon was Nancy Tappe, who ‘sees’ people’s personality patterns by viewing their colors through her synesthetic abilities.  NOT blue auras, but synesthetic ability.

The Indigo Children Books

Lee Carroll has written two very informative books about Indigo Children.

He originally attended Nancy Tappe’s workshops and began to channel information about the Indigos.

His first book on the subject is The Indigo Children: The New Kids Have Arrived.

Both books are very useful resources for parents who think they may have Indigo children or younger people who become aware of their own ‘Indigo’-ness.

Lee Carroll’s second book on this subject The Indigo Children Ten Years Later – is also a great resource for those dealing with the ‘new kids on the block’ and their very special ways of relating to the world.

It can be tough to be raising a system-buster who knows what she or he wants and refuses to fit into existing social norms.Indigo Children

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8 Responses

  1. Fenella Oatley says:

    Hello my friend,

    Couldn’t remember if I had told you that I have synesthesia and so does my sister (although hers differs from mine). I can see certain feelings. The most intense and spectacular is during birth. More subtly – cuddles, breastfeeding, fear, guilt, hunger, stress.

    May I suggest you read the book – Born on a Blue Day.

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