FOUR bottles filled with oils, herbs and crystals sit in a line, in the order in which they were chosen.
I'm looking at them quizzically.
The third bottle is half filled with a deep magenta liquid as its "base colour" with a light violet at the top.
Its darkness is leaving me a little perturbed.
Aura Soma uses colour, light and a belief system conjured by its creator Vicky Wall, and subsequent friends and believers.
ATMA Holistic Healing Centre practitioner Dione Guanyin, of Hadspen, said colour is seen as an energy that can correspond with a person's being.
She said Aura Soma works upon this, to become a self-selective soul therapy, and can be used with massage, reflexology, or reiki.
"When you are looking at the bottles you are looking at the light spectrum of colour. You are the colours you choose," Ms Guanyin said.
"You go for the ones that you are most attracted to and that is a mirror of you today, the colours that represent what you are about."
Ms Guanyin said the choices were like keys into a person's consciousness.
"They are not just bottles that you look at, they are therapeutic," she said.
"It is a tool that I can pick up every day to use as a guide ... I can't do meditation, I'm too lazy to just sit there, and instead I lie in bed and say `what colours today?' And I've got that colour to support me during the day.
"Each colour has different messages, but one of these bottles can be applied to the body, goes into the lymphatic system, and actually helps to restore energy."
The Aura Soma system began with five bottles, which arrived because of Vicky Wall's psychic visions and sight.
The collection is now up to 111 bottles, which could expand in the future.
Each bottle has a different colour, a different name, and a different meaning.
Names range from Living in the Material World, Love and Light, Candle in the Wind and Hansel.
In an Aura Soma consultation the practitioner looks at the chosen bottles and colours, and begins the consultative process by looking at each bottle and the sequence of your choice.
Ms Guanyin explained that the first bottle a person chooses is the "true soul".
The second is the "therapeutic" bottle that indicates the possible challenges in a person's life.
She said the third bottle represents the perspective of a person in that moment in time, while the fourth bottle indicates the future, or preferably, the next step, or the "next best thing that is about to come up".
The first bottle that I have chosen is The Guardian Angel Comes To Earth, which says I am a "blue baby", trusting and quite peaceful but also a bit of a controller.
"But then you have this violet bit," Ms Guanyin said.
"Violet is about balance and relationship ... it is about bringing things peacefully to you. When there is an imbalance and negativity around you, the challenge is that you might get a bit annoyed and sometimes it may bring you to tears."
Ms Guanyin said this leads to the second challenge bottle.
"How do I not go into reacting because the situation can be really intense ... when you combine those colours, you get clear and red together coming as pink ... so really what you are wanting is care and attention, like `hi, what about me'."
Ms Guanyin said people's acceptance of Aura Soma and the equilibrium bottles was mixed.
"You get people that don't want to know about it, but generally people love them once they get to know them," she said.
"People who are more interested in spirituality, or who love colour, will grab them.
"I get lots of different levels of emotions."
I look again at the third bottle, named Crown Rescue, with its dark base fraction.
"What are the possibilities within all that darkness? But ... darkness is an absence of light," Ms Guanyin said.
"You can put some light into that picture. When we experience intense light in our life it is like the torch being shone in us. Sometimes it is more nice to be in the dark area, because no one sees."
There are 40,000 students of Aura Soma across the world, with up to three in Tasmania. Next week up to 26 Aura Soma students from Japan, and others from Australia, will attend a conference in Launceston to delve further into the practice.