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Indigo children is a label given to children whose parents believe they possess special, unusual and/or supernatural traits or abilities. 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.
Descriptions of indigo children include the belief that they are empathetic, curious, strong-willed, independent, and often perceived by friends or family as being weird; possess a clear sense of self-definition and purpose; and also exhibit a strong inclination towards spiritual matters from early childhood.
Indigo children have also been described as having a strong feeling of entitlement, or "deserving to be here." Other alleged traits include a high intelligence quotient, an inherent intuitive ability, and resistance to authority.
According to Tober and Carroll, indigo children function poorly in conventional schools due to their rejection of authority, being smarter than their teachers and a lack of response to guilt-, fear- or manipulation-based discipline.
Originally posted by harpsounds
I kind of agree I think.
We see it also with ADD/the broadening of the autism spectrum diagnoses, and things like that. If a child isn't seen as 'normal', then people need some reason, or label to make them feel they understand it.
I think in a way, we've become less tolerant, and our view of what is 'normal' has been narrowed.
It reminds me a bit of some conspiracy thinking, it seems we humans have some kind of inbuilt need for an answer to every question. Sometimes those answers may be correct, but it's probably more about filling that gap and at least being able to offer some reason.
Originally posted by quango
I guess it comes down to whether you believe auras are a real and verifiable phenomenon, since that's where the "indigo" in Indigo Children comes from.
All the behavior stuff is to some degree generalities like "Taurus's are bull-headed", "Gemini's are often of two-minds", etc. which themselves depend on your adherence to a belief in astrology.
Personally, I don't see auras nor do I really ascribe to astrology, but enough people do that I'm willing to keep an open mind.
I see a lot of hate directed towards Indigos on ATS , and although those who claim to be such often don't do themselves any favors in the manner in which they present themselves, I don't really understand where the hate comes from. Shouldn't people have the right to believe whatever they'd like?
OP, I'm not referring to your thread here, but aren't these rather pointless and mean-spirited attacks that Indigos (as well as Christians, UFO believers, or any of the other countless groups of people online and off) endure more divisive than the beliefs themselves?
Originally posted by indigothefish
so actually what i mean is
there IS such a thing as an indigo child (a person with a blue or indigo colored aura) but the definition does not go farther than that
any information beyond that are just opinions that people have come up with based on how and why different auras are different colors on different people, most assume that auras are connected to people personalities or something,
i personally don't follow that train of thought
but basically yeah, indigo children have blue auras, that's all
everything else is just opinion
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
Yes I agree that the people who berate and insult these people for WHATEVER reason are wrong. There's a difference between stating that the label doesn't exist and stating that the people don't exist.
I do believe that people have the right to believe whatever they want, but labeling yourself, versus being labeled is even worse than the ladder in my opinion.