Divination Tools; Psychometry
When it comes to ‘seeing’, it is all about the touch
“The first sense to ignite, touch is the last to burn out: long after our eyes betray us, our hands remain faithful to the world. … in describing such final departures, we often talk of losing touch.”
— Frederick Sachs in A Natural History of the Senses
Psychometry, also called psychoscopy is reading information from objects that are held in the hand. It is a way of ‘seeing’ through touch. Our bodies carry electromagnetic charges that may leave traces in objects we are close to. There is a history of the person’s thoughts feelings, ambitions, and the life that they have lived that the object is charged with. An article contains the vibration of the person whom it was closest to. You may be able to sense if it is a male or female, qualities and personality traits, timing, and aspects of their life.
Psychometry is a form of scrying, a psychic way of ‘seeing’. Scrying conjures images of crystal balls and bowls of water but may be performed in other ways as well.
A psychometrist is able to hold an object, like a piece of jewelry, a watch, clothing, or anything attached to that person and be able to sense the history of the object, who owned it, their personality traits, and what the circumstances surrounding them were.
Often something that was with a person daily, such as a ring or watch, gives off the strongest impressions due to the residual energy of the person who wore it. It is also possible to perform geographical psychometry as well as discussed by the late medium Gordon Higgenson (1918-1993) where you may touch a stone or walls of the home or land to get a read on its history. In general, psychometry requires that you use psychic awareness and in some very rare cases, mediumistic abilities to see information attached to the object.
Psychometry was coined by Joseph R. Buchanan in 1842 and derives from the Greek words Psyche, meaning soul and metron, meaning measure. Buchanan was an American professor of physiology, and author of The Journal of Man, and conducted experiments in psychometry. He enlisted the help of his students where he places various drugs in glass vials. He asked the students to identify the drugs. The results were significant enough that he published the results in his book. Buchanan described how he believed objects to have ‘souls’ that retain memory.
William F. Denton, an American professor of geology, furthered the work of Buchanan by conducting experiments in psychometry with geological specimens. During his experiments, he wrapped his specimens in cloth and handed them to his sister, Ann Danton, Cridge. She placed them on her forehead and was able to describe with accuracy what she was seeing with vivid images.
Between 1919 and 1922, a German doctor and psychical researcher by the name of Gustav Pagenstecher, discovered that one of his patients Reyes de Zierold, had psychometric abilities. She could place herself in a trance and give facts on the objects past and present describing sights and sounds and experiences. Dr. Pagenstecher’s theory was that a psychometrist is one that can tune in to the vibrations held in an object.
There is a scientific grounding for the idea that objects hold vibrations that in turn may be interpreted as thoughts, feelings, sensations, and experiences by the one who holds it. Michal Talbot, author of The Holographic Universe discusses how psychometry proves that the past that may be held in an object is accessible through human perception. All matter on a subatomic level consists of energy, frequency, and vibration, Talbot describes consciousness as a reality that exists in a hologram that contains the records of the past, present, and future. Psychometry may be one avenue to be able to tap into that record.
Psychometry is believed to be a special form of clairvoyance according to some researchers. “The individual performing the psychometry…may gain psychic impressions directly from the person to whom the object belongs (through telepathy) or may clairvoyantly learn about past or present events in the life of the person. The object may simply serve as a kind of focusing device which keeps the mind from wandering off in irrelevant directions.”- Mario Varvoglis, Ph.D. PSI Explorer
The technique involved in psychometric is basically applying psychic tools and psychic awareness, using the ‘clairs’ such as clairvoyance, claircognizance, and clairaudience (to name a few), to glean information from the object.
- Find a person or several to sit with you as you relax and get ready.
- Find a quiet place and meditate to get into a calm and centered state of awareness
- Place an object in your hand or touch it or place it on your forehead. Ideally, if someone does this for you and you do not know who it is coming from. Also, an object that you have never seen or touched or know the origins of allows for clearer reading.
- As thoughts, feelings, and images come to mind you may voice record or have someone write down what you are saying.
- Try not to analyze what you are seeing, rather remain in a state of relaxed awareness. Saying things aloud right away before you start to overthink is helpful. Do not edit or censor what you are seeing. Let it flow freely.
- Don’t judge the impressions. They may have no meaning for you but make sense to someone else.
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