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Indigo Children

Indigo Children

In the 1970s, the term “Indigo Children” originated with a parapsychologist named Nancy Ann Tappe, author of the 1982 book, Understanding Your Life Through Color.

In her book, Ms. Tappe stated that in the 1960s, she began noticing children who were born with “indigo” auras. Ms. Tappe wrote:
Usually each universal age is accompanied by a
preponderance of people with that life color. For
instance now most adults are either Blue or Violet,
the two colors with the attributes most needed in this
the Violet Age of transition. During the next age, the
Indigo Age, Indigo colors will be the norm.

his New Age concept was popularized in a 1998 book, The Indigo Children: The New Kids have Arrived, by husband and wife self-help lecturers Lee Carroll and Jan Tober.

Characteristics of indigo children are said to include that they:
Are empathetic, curious, and strong-willed
Are often perceived by friends and family as being strange
Come into the world with a feeling of royalty
Possess a clear sense of self-definition and purpose
Simply will not do certain things and get frustrated with systems that are ritually oriented
Show a strong innate subconscious spirituality from early childhood (although this does not necessarily imply a direct interest in spiritual or religious areas)
Have a strong feeling of entitlement, or deserving to be here

Other traits attributed to these children include:
High intelligence quotient
Difficulty in school
Inherent intuitive ability
Resistance to rigid, control-based paradigms of authority
Anti-social, inward turned consciousness, and feelings that no other human understands them

Tober and Carroll state their belief that indigo children may function poorly in conventional schools due to the children’s rejection of rigid authority, their being smarter or more spiritually mature than their teachers, and their lack of response to guilt-, fear- or manipulation-based discipline.

Critics suggest that the social construction of indigo children is a response to a perceived crisis of American childhood in the form of increased youth violence and diagnoses of attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Some critics, including Sarah W. Whedon for example, state that parents label their children as “indigo” to provide an alternative explanation for their children’s improper behavior stemming from ADD and ADHD.

Other critics, for example research psychologist Russell Barkley, state that aside from lack of any empirical evidence of the existence of indigo children, the traits mainly attributed to them are so vague that they can describe nearly anyone.

Some mental health experts are concerned that labeling a disruptive child an “indigo” may either delay proper diagnosis and treatment that could benefit the child, or delay an investigation into the parenting style that may be causing the behavior.

The related concept of “crystal children” has been linked to the autistic spectrum. Here, critics state that proponents re-categorize autistic symptoms as telepathic powers, and attempt to re-conceptualize the traits associated with these symptoms as part of a positive identity.

Autism researcher Mitzi Waltz states that there may be inherent dangers to these beliefs, leading parents to deny the existence of impairments, avoid proven treatments and spend considerable money on unhelpful interventions. Waltz advises that parents may also transmit belief systems to the child that are self-aggrandizing, confusing, or potentially frightening”.

Read More:
(1) Understanding Your Life Through Color: Metaphysical Concepts in Color and Aura by Nancy Ann Tappe.
(2) The Indigo Children: The New Kids Have Arrived by Jan Tober and Lee Carroll.
(3) The Wisdom of Indigo Children: An Empathic Restatement of the Value of American Children by Sarah W. Whedon, published in Nova Religion.
(4) Have Jedi Created a New ‘Religion’ by Tom de Castella, published in BBC NEws Magazine.
(5) From Changelings to Crystal Children: An Examination of ‘New Age’ Ideas about Autism by Mitzi Waltz, published in the Journal of Religion, Disability & Health

(1) Children of the New Earth: An online magazine covering the new generation of Indigos, Crystals, Rainbows, and Psychic Kids at
(2) First Wave Indigo Adults: The Knights from the ultra violet realm, uniting the cosmic energies for unity and ascension at
(3) Indigo Files: Adult Indigo argues the case that crystal children incarnations have not been a success, and explains why adults are transitioning to Octarine at
(4) The Skeptic’s Dictionary: A skeptical analysis of the indigo child concept at

(1) Parapsychology is a field of study concerned with the investigation of paranormal and psychic phenomena.
(2) The New Age movement is an eclectic religious or spiritual movement that developed in Western nations during the 1970s. The movement is characterized by a holistic view of the cosmos, a belief in an emergent Age of Aquarius, an emphasis on self-spirituality and the authority of the self, a focus on alternative therapy healing, a belief in channeling, and an adoption of a “New Age science.”
(3) The Forer effect – also called the Barnum effect after P. T. Barnum’s observation that “we’ve got something for everyone” – is the observation that individuals will give high accuracy ratings to descriptions of their personality that supposedly are tailored specifically for them, but are in fact vague and general enough to apply to a wide range of people.

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The Indigo Evolution @ Angelic View

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AngelicView: I think there have always been a certain amount or percentage of “special” (or “enlightened” in some way) people that have been born on this planet – in every time in history. But there are some people who think that there are more now than ever. While I have read online about them and have seen videos about them, I’m not sure that I’ve noticed that the children I have run across in real life have been particularly enlightened. Although on occasion they do surprise me.

This video takes a look at what they call the “Indigo Children”, both for and against (but mostly for…) the case of there being more here now than in history.

“The Indigo Evolution” is a documentary that attempts to answer the question – Are these ‘Indigos’ only the fanciful notions of a few individuals embracing new-age, metaphysical beliefs, or is there real evidence that they truly do exist? Most importantly, why are they here and how can we help them achieve their goal of creating a world based upon the laws of compassion and peace? Interviews with some of the most profound children on the planet today combined with discussions with authorities in the fields of medicine, psychology, education, philosophy, and religion will provide information for the viewer to draw their own conclusions to these questions.

‘The Indigo Evolution’ is a documentary about the shifting human, evolving beyond the five sensory perceptions into a multi-sensory being of light ! The term Indigo refers to the Indigo color Aura seen around certain individuals who exhibit certain enhanced abilities well beyond their age and learning. Commonly labeled as suffering from some kind of deficit (ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia …) these children clearly have more of something most of us fail to recognize. Their non conformance to authority and the social conditioning sometimes earns them the label of being problem children.

Indigo Evolution, a feature-length documentary by James Twyman, was released Jan. 28, 2006 in more than 350 churches and wellness and spiritual centers around the world. The attendance far exceeded expectations, demonstrating how interest in understanding the “Indigo phenomenon” has grown. Indigo Evolution illuminates the lives of children who are referred to as “Indigos.” The movie describes them as creative, eccentric and independent. Impatient with the status quo, these children possess a high degree of integrity and intuition. Many are both intelligent and gifted, often in the areas of art and technology, and some are said to bring healing gifts.

According to Indigo Evolution, Indigos often sound very wise for their age; however, they are very sensitive physically, emotionally and spiritually, and not always comfortable in their own bodies. They easily experience sensory overload to lights, smells, sounds, touching and toxins, and need help in becoming grounded. Many Indigos have attention and social problems in school and may frequently correct the teacher. While their behaviors vary, their philosophy of life is consistent; they have a high level of social consciousness and desire to make the world a better place. They are here to bring the Dawn of the Golden Age!

Hopi Elders reveal ancient prophecies:
After the premiere test screening of “The Indigo Evolution”, the Hopi nation contacted James Twyman, and told him that they were willing to reveal their ancient and guarded secrets about the children of the planet in this movie. The new section containing interviews with Hopi elders about their ancient prophesies and how they relate to the Indigos was added to the documentary. Their message was astounding, and has now become the central theme for the entire film. The Hopi elders shared that it is not too late to reverse the tide of earth cleansing, but only if we come together, and the children have a critical role to play.


About the Filmmakers:
James Twyman (Producer / Director) is a singer/songwriter and the author of “Emissary of Love-The Psychic Children Speak” and “Messages from Thomas: Raising Psychic Children.” James wrote and was the Executive Producer for the movie INDIGO which premiered in January 2005.

Stephen Simon (Executive Producer) has produced such films as “Somewhere in Time” and “What Dreams May Come” and is the author of “The Force is With You: Mystical Movie Messages That Inspire Our Lives.”

Kent Romney – (Co-Producer / Co-Director) This is Kent’s first feature documentary as a Director and Producer. In recent years, traveling to distant lands and cultures of our world, he worked on production teams that created film and television projects shown on The Discovery Channel, National Geographic, ABC Primetime and other broadcast networks. As a filmmaker, he creates video and film projects reflecting his interests in adventure travel, social topics, cultural issues and spiritual growth.

Doreen Virtue – (Associate Producer) holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in counseling psychology, is the author of more than 20 books about angels, chakras, Crystal Children, Indigo Children, health and diet, and other mind-body-spirit issues. She is recognized as an expert in the area of Indigo Children and her books on the subject include “The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children” and “The Crystal Children.”

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