The concept of indigo comes from the Latin word Indĭcum, which refers to that originating in or coming from India . According to the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ), the term refers to indigo: a color of dark blue hue .
In ancient times, an indigo or indigo was called a Colorant which was used mostly in the textile industry. Said dye was manufactured in the India ; hence the etymological root of the notion. To produce the indigo, they are used leaves and sizes of various plants belonging to the genus Indigofera .
Currently the idea of indigo is usually used in the framework of the call New age or New era . A indigo child , according to this movement, represents a elevated state of human evolution .
For those who defend the doctrine of New era , an indigo shows the mental and spiritual progress of the humanity . Depending on the current followed within this movement, different abilities can be attributed to these children.
There are those who claim that indigo children have supernatural faculties , with the power to read the mind or to communicate through telepathy. Others, on the other hand, do not attribute a paranormal condition, but argue that they are simply people with greater creativity and empathy than the rest of the individuals.
The denomination of indigo to these beings is linked to another pseudoscientific belief: according to the New era , these are subjects that have a aura Indigo color. The aura, in this framework, would be a luminous energy field that surrounds an individual as a halo.