Basic Aura Manipulation is a research option found under the Thaumaturgy tab that becomes after for research after researching Master Aura Tapping. As the name implies, Basic Aura Manipulation allows one a very basic control over not Nodes, but the Aura itself, allowing one to, with the proper blocks, move it as they see fit. Upon researching Basic Aura Manipulation, the Aura Totem of Dispersal becomes available.
Aura Totem of Dispersal
The Aura Totem of Dispersal can be created by Infusing Silverwood planks with Greatwood planks, a chest, a Balanced Shard, Salis Mundus, Quicksilver, a piston and Wispy Essence of any kind. It is classified as having Moderate Instability. Once placed down, any Vis Shard may be placed into it in stacks of up to 64. Based on what type of Shard is used, the Totem will break down that Shard and use it to power itself, moving the Aspect of that type from all the chunks within the Totem's inner area to the Totem's outer area. However, on occasion, the Totem converts some of the Aura it is moving into Flux, but this can be reduced with the Stabilizing Totem Pole. The inner area is originally the chunk the Totem is in while the outer area is the surrounding 8 chunks, but by attaching Totems Poles, one can modify this. Up to 5 Totem Poles can be added beneath the Aura Totem, meaning the maximum total area affected by the Aura Totem is 169 chunks.
Totem Pole Outer
The Totem Pole Outer extends the radius of the outer area by one chunk, meaning that the maximum outside area is 6 chunks in every direction, or 168 chunks total. The Totem Pole Outer can be created at an Arcane Workbench with an Air Shard in the center, 6 Silverwood planks in the left and right top, middle and bottom sections and 2 Greatwood planks in the top and bottom middle sections, along with 125 Ordo and Aer and 50 Terra Vis.
Totem Pole Inner
The Totem Inner Pole extends the radius of the outer area by one chunk, meaning that the maximum inside area is 5 chunks in every direction, or 121 chunks total. The Totem Pole Inner can be created at an Arcane Workbench with an Earth Shard in the center, 6 Silverwood planks in the left and right top, middle and bottom sections and 2 Greatwood planks in the top and bottom middle sections, along with 125 Terra, 75 Ordo and 50 Aer Vis.