In late twentieth-century America the notion of Indigo children emerged. Said to have indigo-colored auras and unique spiritual abilities, these young people have had difficulty fitting into social institutions and are often diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder. This article argues that good children turned bad through psychological illness were reinscribed as good with the aid of New Age beliefs and practices. These New Age components included ideas about auras, millennialism, and personal transformation.
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