What is Psychometry?

What is Psychometry?

Today let’s take an introductory look at the psychic ability of psychometry and answer the question “What is psychometry?”


Psychometry is the psychic ability that allows us to read the energy of an object. Some esoteric groups like the Rosicrucian Order and Golden Dawn will call this vibroturgy because it deals with connecting with the vibrations that surround the object. All people naturally do psychometry. They just don’t realize they are doing it.


An example of the natural use of psychometry can be seen when we go shopping. As we browse through the aisles, we pick up items that interest us. Those items give us a specific feeling, and often we will buy an item if it feels good or right. For example, you may pick up a new comedy DVD. As you pick it up, glance at it, and read the back, you may laugh and tell yourself, “This seems pretty funny.”


You take it home, and sure enough, it’s a pretty funny movie. Or, the reverse can happen; you may pick one up and think, “Yuck, this can’t be that good,” and if you do take it home, you will discover that you were right. Of course, there are the occasional times when we are wrong. As has been taught repeatedly, we are humans. However, we will discover our natural hunches and feelings are correct for the most part.

How Does Psychometry Work?

Objects retain energy and memories from the people and places they have had contact with.


Think of it as an energy imprint left behind. A psychic need only link into the energy of said object to gain the ability to read the object’s history and memories. Some of these memories may be emotions, while others may come in the form of images. Some memories may be auditory, while others may contain a scent. The reader usually never knows how the memory will present itself.


Many who bring an object and request psychometry have no desire to learn about the object and its memories. They often want to know about the object’s former owner. 


This can be done through a process called “surfing.”


Surfing is when a psychic connects with energy and follows the energy link from one person, place, or object to another.


The reader need only connect to the object’s memories and then “surf” that energy link back to the object’s owner. However, suppose a person truly wants the psychic to read in this way. In that case, the person one seeks information about and the object must share a strong connection. 


For example, a penny from a person’s pocket is unlikely to yield accurate information. Unless it is a lucky penny that the person has owned for a long while, it won’t retain valuable memories. On the other hand, a military dog tag will produce much more insights.


When working with objects connected to a violent situation, such as that dog tag, it’s essential that the reader does extra protective work and mentally prepare for what they may encounter.


There is nothing as shocking, for example, as picking up a leather jacket and feeling as though you’re being shot full of holes because the jacket’s wearer, unbeknownst to you, was murdered.


Because vibrations tend to cling to objects for long periods, and because objects retain memories, we must realize a few things.


First, be careful when shopping for antiques or pre-owned items. It’s possible that wearing clothing worn by another over a long period may cause you to take on that person’s behaviors. At the very least, you may find yourself thinking unusual thoughts. This is usually energy from a previous owner still tied to your object and affecting you. If you don’t like something or if it doesn’t feel good to you, Feng Shui says you shouldn’t wear it or bring it inside your home.


Second, it’s essential to know about energy clearing. The same technique used in energy clearing to clear a house can also be used to clear an object. When you clear an item (or a room), realize that even though you’re eliminating negative vibrations, the associated memories will still remain. For all intents and purposes, it may feel better; but memories of past events will linger on. These deep memories can still be read by a skillful psychometrist. The only way to get rid of a memory is through magick. That requires skills beyond the scope of this lesson.


When a reader performs psychometry, they usually follow a method or technique.


That method typically involves connecting to the energy and asking questions about it. As the psychic asks these questions, they will either get feelings, hear answers, or see things inside their mind’s eye. These provide extra insight and information about the object and its energies.

Clearing Objects

Let’s talk more about how to clear objects.

Remember that even though you can’t eliminate an object’s memory, you can cleanse it of attached negative vibrations and feelings? Well, there are several ways to do this.

First, provided the object is waterproof, you can let running water cascade over it. This is similar to washing your hands of excess energy. In the same way, running water can clear excessive energy from an object.

The second method is smudging. Smudging is a cleansing technique of the Native American tradition.

By burning herbs, such as sage or incense, you clear negative vibrations or excessive energy from an item. Ideal scents for this purpose include anything from the tree family, such as pine or cedar.

Another method is with the use of sea salt or kosher salt. This salt has a powerful cleansing effect. Fill a bowl with sea or kosher salt, place the object into the salt for a moment, and it will be cleaned. You can do the same thing with your hands if you feel as though you need a little extra cleaning or clearing.

Finally, some specific stones and crystals help cleanse objects. These include hematite and black onyx. Holding these stones or placing them in contact with the item has a cleaning and clearing effect.

Add a clear quartz crystal if you wish to amplify the power of the cleansing stones.

How Do I Do Psychometry?

Make sure you use your psychic protections and relaxation ritual before engaging in this exercise.


Once protected and relaxed, take three deep breaths.


After the three deep breaths, pick up the object on which you want to perform psychometry.


Do not focus on what it looks like, but rather allow yourself to drop down into the object’s vibration. To do this, close your eyes and visualize a color.


Once you can see or feel that color clearly, mentally think of yourself going through that color. This, in effect, will allow you to merge deeply with the object.


Once merged with the object, ask yourself how you feel. In other words, take your temperature and test whether you feel safe. If all checks out, continue with the session and merge even deeper with the object.


Take a deep breath, and exhale gently. On the exhale, think of yourself as going into the object. Pay special attention to everything you see and feel as you do this. These will be some of the memories the item possesses.


Don’t forget to take charge of your session by asking yourself questions. Remember, you won’t get answers or information if you stop asking yourself questions.


You may ask: 

  • What is this object’s best memory? 
  • What’s this object’s worst memory? 
  • Who was the last person connected to this object? 
  • What did they look like? 
  • Who was important to them? 
  • Where did they live or work? 
  • Has this object been in more than one location? 
  • What were its other locations like? 
  • How does the object feel currently? 
  • How does the last person connected to the object feel? 
  • What does the future look like for the last person connected to the object?


Keep in mind these are only a sampling of questions you can ask. See what your own mind brings to you, and trust where your inner guide leads you.


When you are done with the session, break the link by shaking your hands. Ground the energy by either putting your hands on the floor or washing them. Then, if possible, see what information you can get about the object and the last person connected to the item. See how accurate your impressions were.


Sometimes, when describing the last person connected to the object, you will pick up the person most strongly associated with the item. Just go with it. Let yourself be open to the possible corrections the universe may bring your way and let them help you and your subconscious mind learn and grow.

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