What is psychometry useful for?
Psychometry can be useful for several research purposes. First, it can offer additional facts on historical artifacts. By holding a mirror that belonged to a dead actress or a comb used by a historical politician, a psychometry psychic can get a better sense of who they were. They may gain access to conversations had in presence of these objects, or even to feelings experienced by those people when holding the object. This art is useful not only in telling us more about historical figures, but also about events and eras more generally. The type of information that can be gained by holding an ink well from the 1940s may tell us a lot about the sense of unrest felt by the general population in this era, or about the historical climate of a country.
Secondly, psychometry is often used for genealogical research. People take objects to a psychometrist when they are looking to find out more about dead relatives. For example, they might find out more about the private life of their grandfather by asking a psychometrist to ‘read’ his favorite teacup. In many cases, psychometry allows for gain not only of information, but also of emotional hints on the life of a relative. People go to a psychometrist not always with the hope of finding out factual evidence about family members, but often rather with the aim of establishing a connection with that person through increased access to their emotional landscape.
Finally, psychometry is a way of access into other psychic arts. Developing psychometry is a good way to get into other arts such as reading the past or the future or communicating with spirits. Psychometry is by no way an easy activity to practice. However, it is easy to train daily as it requires no special apparatus. Just get a hold of everyday household objects in your home and start trying to read the information that they communicate. Because most psychic skills are tightly connected with one another, and all play on the same kind of psychic abilities in a person, developing one’s psychometry abilities is a great gateway into other psychic arts.
An introduction to psychometry for complete beginners
The first thing to note if you have an interest in psychometry, is that it is not reserved for those who have known psychic abilities. You do not need to be a medium, or to have had experiences with the spirit realm in order to start practicing psychometry now.
The best way to start practicing psychometry is to develop your capacity for awareness. When practicing psychometry, you will be using every sensation you have to determine something about the life of an object. So, it is important that you work on awareness of your sensations first. Just practice sitting still and observing the sounds around you, the emotions you feel, the emotions of anyone else in the room which you may be able to perceive etc.
Once you are familiar with the way that your sense work, it’s time to start practicing.
Pick an object which you will like to ‘read’. Ideally, it will be an object that you know little about, but that someone else in your circle knows in depth. Try to read the object, focusing on any sensation that you are receiving. This may take a little while, but sit in intense awareness of any sounds, visuals or emotions that may come your way. When you perceive something write it down. Do not be judgmental about those sensation or try to make sense of them just yet.
Once you feel like you have got a few impressions out of that object, ask the person who is familiar with the object more about it. Is there a reason why you felt sadness when holding this box? Or why you heard laughter when touching this lamp?
It’s okay if your sensations were confused or unclear on your first try. Psychometry is a skill that must be practiced regularly if you are to become proficient.
We hope this introductory guide to psychometry has given you a sense of where that psychic skill comes from, what it is useful for, and how you too can start practicing it today!