The Indigo Child
The Indigo Child was first described by therapist Nancy Ann Tappe in her 1986 book, Understanding Your Life Thru Color: Metaphysical Concepts in Color and Aura[sic], where she recounts how she first recognized these children in both America and China in the 1970s. The concept of "life missions" and their role in global change is linked in the Indigo Child rhetoric with a wider world awakening, often known in Indigo Child and New Age literature as the "Ascension", where humanity will emerge into a New Age of higher consciousness. However, according to Tappe, the benevolent life missions of the Indigos did not mean that these children would be easy to parent. In subsequent accounts of the Indigo Children's origins, it was claimed that it was behavioural problems that first made the wider metaphysical community aware of these new children.