Psychometry is the psychic practice of reading, or sensing, the history of an object and its owner through touch. Other names the ability is also commonly known by include psychoscopy, token-object reading, and clairtangency.
The History of Psychometry
The term ‘psychometry’ was first coined in 1842 by an American physiology professor named Joseph R. Buchanan. The results of his first dabbles with psychometry – through recruitment of his students at the time who were interested in his work – were later published in his book, Journal of Man.
Exploration of the ability later spread beyond the borders of the United States into countries such as Germany, where German doctor and psychical researcher, Gustav Pagenstecher, discovered the spiritual ability within one of his patients. This was noted by Pagenstecher in the early 20th century.
Both back then and in contemporary times, psychometry is referred to as a psychic way of seeing. In other words, through psychometry, individuals can sense and see in a way that is extraordinary in contrast to the simple act of observing one is accustomed to in daily life. Psychometry is the intuitive accumulation of knowledge through spiritual means.
In addition, psychometry is a psychic practice that can serve as a helpful stepping stone to developing other intuitive gifts within the psychic repertoire, such as clairvoyance and the lesser-known claircognizance, clairsentience, and clairaudience.
Individuals who explore their intuitive developments with the psychic ability themselves report feelings of boosted confidence, exhilaration, and security.
How Does Psychometry Work?
The key element to developing your intuitive psychometric ability is touch. There are a number of different ways you may receive the information gathered through your psychometric reading, including:
- And emotions
There are several reasons a person may wish to learn more about the history of an object or its owner. Psychometry can be a practice tapped into in order to seek information that is important to you within your personal life, or it can simply serve as a fun and exhilarating activity as part of your psychic development.
The messages you receive through psychometry are in some ways similar to those of ordinary life – such as an imprinted message left on your bathroom mirror. However, unlike these ordinary messages, the readings you receive through psychometry are spiritual in nature.
Theories of the process behind how psychometry works are commonly structured around energy and vibrations. As all individuals and objects are comprised of energy, psychometry simply allows individuals to tap into the energetic imprints left on specific objects. That is, as we all touch objects, we leave imprints of our energy, known as energetic imprints.
Within the practice of psychometric ability, this translates to a sort of spiritual vibration that can be felt by touching an object. Emotions tend to be the strongest vibrations felt by individuals practicing psychometry. Both the emotions and personalities of the owners of an object may be felt through readings.
How to Develop Your Psychometric Abilities
Once you have found the object or objects you wish to read, there are a number of steps you can take to properly utilize your intuitive psychometric abilities.
The amount of information you receive from an object depends on the energetic imprint it possesses, so items that held more sentimental value to the owner will be able to provide you with the strongest reading.
Step 1: Clean your hands. By washing and drying your palms, you can wash off excess energy that you do not want to get confused during the reading. Do not touch the object at this time.
Step 2: Rub your hands together to develop a generous energy flow between your palms and fingers.
Step 3: Now you may pick up the object, hold it in your hands. To really give yourself a challenge, try practicing with an object that belongs – or belonged – to someone you do are unfamiliar with.
Step 4: Relax. The choice to close your eyes is optional. Open your mind to allow messages, or vibrations, from the object to permeate your thoughts.
Step 5: Take note of your senses and ask yourself – what you do see? Smell? Hear?
Step 6: Then ask yourself simple questions about the object (out loud or simply in your mind)
- Who is the owner of this object?
- What is the personality of the owner?
- Is the owner of the object alive or dead?
- What experiences has the owner lived through that have linked them to this object?
Remember that emotions are often the strongest messages received through these readings. The most common of these tend to be fear, love, and hate – evidently those that are the strongest and most intensely felt.
Common objects that individuals tend to use for psychometric readings include:
- and other objects of sentimental value (e.g. watches, collector’s items)
Psychometry may also be used to gather historical information from physical sites, such as graveyards and residential living spaces.
The most important step to successfully practicing psychometry is having faith in yourself and your intuitive psychic abilities. Believe in yourself, in your power, and believe in your motivation to successfully extract the information you desire from the objects you cradle within your hands.