Have you ever touched an object and felt a vibe? That’s psychometry at work. Pychometry is the ability to touch an object and pick up psychic information from that object.

It’s interesting because we all have the ability to some extent. We’ve all had the experience of finding a piece of clothing our romantic partner has left behind, picking it up and smelling it, or pressing our face into it, and just feeling closer to them. And it’s not just that it has their scent on it, but there’s just something that makes us feel almost like they’re right there with us.

Or maybe you have a piece of jewelry that used to belong to a parent, or a grandparent, or a close friend – maybe even someone you never met. And when you wear that piece of jewelry, you feel a certain way or you might even close your eyes and see some kind of image that isn’t an actual memory of your own, but you see it anyway, and you know it has something to do with that person.

The History of Psychometry

Psychometry is the ability to gather information about people or places by touching or holding objects closely connected to them. There are a couple of different theories about how psychometry actually works.

The term was originated in 1842 by Joseph R. Buchanan, an American professor of physiology. He conducted experiments with his students, where he put a variety of drugs into glass vials, and then gave them to his students and asked them to identify the drugs just by holding the vials. While their answers weren’t always spot on, their success did exceed the odds of it just being chance, and Buchanan published the results in a book he wrote. His theory was that objects actually have souls, which retain memories or information that we can tap into by touching them. While that theory may sound a little out there, he was kind of on the right track as far as “memories” go.

In 1854, there was an American professor of geology by the name of William F. Denton who, along with his sister, experimented with psychometry to see if it would work with his geologic specimens. He wrapped up the specimens so there was no way his sister could tell what they were. When she put each one to her forehead, she received mental images so clear that she could accurately describe what was in each bundle.

More along the lines of psychometry that you’re probably interested in, we have Gustav Pagenstecher, who was a doctor and psychical researcher from Germany. In the early 20th century, he found that one of his patients could hold an object, put herself into a trance, and relate facts about the object’s past and present. She described sights, smells, sounds and even feelings. Pagenstecher theorized that his patient could hone in on the “experiential vibrations” of the objects – similar to the “memories” Buchanan thought items have.

Pyschometry Today

There are scientific facts that speak to this actually being the case with psychometry. Everything is made up of atoms, and atoms are always moving. When two objects touch, the energy they have at their surfaces mingle. It’s kind of like a little cocktail party on the subatomic level. And when the party breaks up and the objects move away from each other, it follows that some of those atoms (or energy) miss the call of the taxi (or Uber driver) and are left behind. So these vibrations are really similar to Pagenstecher’s “memories.”

Law enforcement agencies sometimes use psychometrists help them solve cases. They usually don’t readily admit to it, but sometimes serious circumstances call for seriously unusual measures. Typically using a well-worn item of the victim’s clothing, these psychic detectives have helped solve numerous crimes, including murders, kidnappings and missing person cases.

Now, precious and semi-precious stones are highly conductive for psychic energies of all kinds. And metal is another type of material that not only conducts energy, but holds onto it. So if you have a necklace or a ring or a watch that someone often wore, or a pocket watch that was carried in your grandpa’s pocket for years, you’ve got your hands on an object that can be holding great amounts of that person’s energy. And that energy can not only be felt by you, but it can be read very clearly by someone who is skilled in psychometry.

How Can Pscyhometry Help You?

Why would you want someone to psychometrically read an object for you? Well, for one thing, it’s fun to do. You can learn a lot about the person the item is related to. If it’s an heirloom that’s been handed down through your family, you could learn quite a few things about your ancestors as the piece followed different people in different times. You could learn some shocking (or not so shocking) truths about a friend or significant other.

But be careful if you’re trying to dig up dirt on someone. One woman who decided to test out her growing psychometric skills read a piece of jewelry her husband frequently wore to work. What she saw was not what she expected – a very intimate scene between the husband and a woman in his office. When all was said and done, it ended up that what she saw was a fantasy her husband had at work the last time he’d worn the piece. Subsequent readings of other pieces of jewelry that he held much more dearly (and had absorbed a lot more of his energy) showed that he wasn’t really a cheating. And to make the ending to this story even better, the wife realized that she had been the happy recipient of the resulting “energy” of her husband’s fantasy (wink wink). But the story underscores how powerful psychometric readings can be!

Psychometric reading can be relative to the person asking for the reading. Say that you and your sister, on different occasions, each take your grandmother’s wedding ring to be read. The two readings may uncover very different information, because they would be geared toward either you or your sister and relate information that would be relative to each of you.

If you’re interested in a psychometric reading, here are some things to consider:

  • Who do you want to know about? Psychometry can help you learn more about people in your life today or help you to connect with people who have passed on. You can even learn about past owners of a vintage piece or antique.
  • What item will you choose? If possible, select an item that has historical significance, was personally important to the individual or spent a lot of time in their presence. For example, a pocket watch that was only brought out for special occasions could work as well as a gold club touched every weekend as long as the person was attached to the item.
  • Decide what you’d like to know. Do you have specific questions or would you just like general impressions?
  • Is there anything you’d like to know about the object? One woman I know had a psychometric reading on a beautiful sapphire ring that her fiance used to propose which belonged to his aunt. It wasn’t until the psychic suggested having the item cleansed that the woman realized every time she touched it the ring made her feel sad. Not the way to get started on a marriage! It turned out that the aunt had received the ring as a gift from as suitor who died, and although she loved it the ring always reminded her of her loss. A simple cleansing released these heavy vibes and let the woman wear the ring she loved with ease.

Through a psychometric reading, you may be able to learn about a person’s character and uncover significant events that happened in their life. So if you’re interested in learning more about someone, even yourself, find an object that is or was used regularly by that person and see what a psychometrist can tell you.

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