is the ability in which psychics sense or read the history of
an object by handling it or holding it to their forehead or
chest. The information received may include people, places,
events, or emotions of people connected with the object. Psychics
also perceive the information as images, sounds, smells and
tastes, for example handling a brooch can provide facts about
the present and previous owners. Often the information comes
in story form. People who practice this skill are referred to
as a psychometrist. The skill of psychometry is not restricted
to psychics. For example visiting an old historical site and
touching the stones can teach you a lot about the history of
term Psychometry was coined by the psychical researcher D.J.R.
Buchanan in 1840 at the Cincinnati medical school after placing
different medicines in unmarked medicine bottles he asked his
students to identify the medicines by holding the bottles. The
objects most commonly used in psychometry are jewellery or small
personal items like watches, keys and letters etc. In the case
of police work or finding missing persons, photograph or weapons
or other items belonging to the person such as clothing have
been used. The more often the objects have been used the more
information will be available. However if a number of people
have handled the object the information received may be conflicting.
who practice psychometry believe that whenever some one touches
an object vibrations become attached to it, in particular emotions.
Handling an object that carries sentimental value, for example
a family ornament, may carry indications of people who owned
attempt to explain psychometry in terms of the Akashic
records, which it is said contains the entire history of every
soul since the dawn of Creation. Others believe that information
in the form of vibrations or emotional imprints leave an impression
within the object in a similar way to a tape recorder recording
of the main obstacles to overcome when learning psychometry
is to trust your instincts. Its only natural for your
logical mind to begin analysing any impressions that come through.
But, what seems like nonsense to you may make perfect sense
to the person whose belonging you hold.
When learning psychometry, its usually better to close
your eyes and identify the objects by feel. As you begin to
gain more confidence you can include the visual aspect.
good way to begin is to ask a friend to bring you an item that
is of sentimental value to them and their family, the older
the item the better. Begin by taking one or two deep breaths
and relax. Ask your friend to place the object in your cupped
hands, some people prefer to use their non-dominant hand (the
hand you do not write with).
With your eyes closed, move your fingertips and palms gently
over the surface of the object. Relax and allow any impressions
to come into your mind, it may be sounds, scenes or even colours,
some people also pick up on the emotional content. Continue
for a few minutes, whilst at the same time feeling yourself
moving inside the object so that it surrounds you. It is not
uncommon to feel the object getting warmer at this point, which
indicates that you are beginning to make contact with it. If
nothing happens continue fingering it, with continual practice
you will learn the difference between a genuine psychic impression
and just your imagination. Its also helpful to right down
your impressions, so that you can compare them later on. Finally,
ask your friend what they know about the history of the object
and compare it with your own impressions. If the information
doesnt match, dont be put off, you may be picking
up information known only another person in the family.
of a place or building
a place of antiquity, for example an old stone circle, a ruined
building or castle where there may be stones or pieces of broken
pottery lying around. Hold them in your hands or lay the palms
of your hands against them in the case of walls and large pieces
of masonry. Let the impressions come into your mind as you allow
your inner vision to go inside the object. You can also try
touching furniture in a museum or stately home. If the building
or object has a long history to it see if you can pick up impressions
of the people associated with it, for example maids or the owner.
Afterwards look around the area and do some research into people
who lived and worked there, read the guidebook and study portraits
hanging on the walls for clues and see how your impressions