Psychometry is the ability to detect information
about people, places or events, from the past or present, by holding an object
connected with the place or the person. The word psychometry comes from the
Greek works psyche, meaning soul, and metron, meaning measure.
Psychometry works on the theory that all
thoughts, events or actions are permanently impressed upon the spirit level of
existence and these impressions are absorbed by objects such as stones or
trees. Another theory is that inanimate objects possess a life force, and a
memory of their own, that enables them to receive and transmit impressions.
A Canadian archaeologist worked with a psychic who
claimed to see cinema like images when he held an object. He believed that he
was helped by Beings of Light. In the late 1970's the psychic went to Egypt and
used psychometry to help to locate a buried city, Cleopatra's palace and Mark
Anthony's burial chamber.
In order to pick up vibrations or impressions
from inanimate objects you will need to practice regularly with a clear mind.
Create an atmosphere of calm around you, fragrant oils in a burner, blue candles
and soothing music will help to set the scene. Use a favourite, comfortable
place to sit whilst you tune in. If you're doing a reading for someone, sit
opposite the person and spend the first few moments concentrating on your
Deep abdominal breathing will physically relax
you, and enable you to enter into a light trance state. The given object should
be small enough to hold in one or two hands. It should be an object that has
been in close proximity with the sitter, for example a ring or a watch that has
been worn for a long period of time.
Although you will be aware of the presence of
your sitter, you attention should be mostly focused on the object that you are
holding. You may not receive any impressions for a while, and if this is the
case, don't despair, they will come with practice. With your eyes closed,
visualize the object, be aware of the size and the shape and notice how the
object feels in your hands, texture, temperature, and so on.
With an image of the object fixed in your mind's
eye, allow your awareness to flow into the image until you're visualizing that
you are the object, imagine every aspect of being this object - for
example, if you're a watch, notice how it feels to be on someone's wrist, being
wound up, the sound of the tick-tock of the watch, the second hand moving slowly
around the face of the watch, etc.