Ep. 26: Indigo Children

Did you know that if you were born after 1978, you have a 95% chance of being an extremely unique and possibly telepathic Indigo Child? Well, you’re in luck today!

In this episode, Jack and J. J. take on the very special world of Indigo Children and Crystal Children. They explore the history of this new-age concept, then outline how it’s caught on with entire generations of parents.

An Indigo Child may have trouble fitting in to rigid societal structures, may be diagnosed with ADHD or placed somewhere on the Autistic spectrum, or might find it easier to relate to animals rather than their peers. Of course, when we take a closer look, almost any child’s behavior can be fit into this model. By the end we postulate about what’s really going on with how society treats its kids.


Indigo Children via Wikipedia

Kirlian Photography via Wikipedia

Auras (Paranormal) via Wikipedia

Barnum Effect via Wikipedia

Understanding your Life Through Color” by Nancy Ann (Tappe). Starling Publishers. 1986.

The Indigo Children – The New Kids Have Arrived” by Lee Carroll and Jan Tober. Hay House. 1999.

All About Indigos” by Nancy Ann Tappe, et. al. http://www.allaboutindigos.com. Copyright date unknown (possibly prior to 2012).

The Indigo Child and How to Recognize One” by Sandra Weaver. http://www.2012-spiritual-growth-prophecies.com. Date unknown (Copyright 2008-2014).

The New Humans – Indigos, 5th Root Race, China’s Super Psychics and Star Children” by Mary Rodwell. Originally from the ACERN website. Linked from http://www.bibliotechapleyades.net. 2006.

Indigo Parents: From Coping with an Unknowable Unknown to a Happy, Healthy Family” by John Mini. http://www.tiburon-acupuncture.com. 2009.

IndigoMoms.com Forum Index” wayback.archive.org. 26 October 2006.

The Wisdom of Indigo Children: An Emphatic Restatement of the Value of American Children” by Sarah W. Whedon. Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions, Vol. 12, No. 3 (February 2009), pp. 60-76.


Hearing Colors, Tasting Shapes” by  Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Edward M. Hubbard. Scientific American Inc. 2003.

Ideasthesia via Wikipedia

Additional Resources:

Indigo Child” by Robert Todd Carroll. skepdic.com. Last Updated 21 November 2015.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Indigo Children” by Wendy H. Chapman and Carolyn Flynn. Penguin Books. 2007.

Music used in this podcast:

Three Colors (Podington Bear) / CC BY-NC 3.0


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