Psychometry - My Way!
by Per Hogseth
Have you ever touched someone or something
and gotten some kind of message -- such as ideas, pictures, or words?
While shopping in an antique store, do you pick up impressions about
certain pieces? You are experiencing psychometry.
Psychometry is the art of interpreting the
psychic vibrations contained in objects. Sometimes referred to as
"psychic touch," it is the ability to read an object's history
or the history of those who may have handled it. While it deals most often
with the past, it may often reflect present states as well. It is often
used in cases of missing persons. The reader can touch an object the
person has worn or touched, usually an article of clothing, to get
intuitive impressions of the person's whereabouts.
Some common items used in psychometry are
rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and watches. Any of these items
will hold information about the wearer, such as thoughts, their emotional
state, and sufficient events affecting the person's life. Through
psychometry, a story unfolds that describes not only the events of a
person's life, but also how the person is feeling, thinking and reacting
to these events. In order to receive clear information, the object should
belong to and have been worn only by the person getting the reading.
The following exercises are very basic, but
they will help you learn to develop your psychometric abilities,
individually and in groups. Everyone has this ability to some degree, but
most of us don't focus on it consciously. With practice, you may become
proficient in a very helpful tool. And as I always say, only use your
gifts for your highest good. Any attempt to intrude on someone's life
without their permission is not only inappropriate, but clearly an
invasion of privacy.
Which Hand To Use The hand you use to get
impressions from objects of very important. Your dominant hand gives or
relays information, while your non-dominant or receptive hand receives
information. Your receptive hand is the correct hand to use.
The following a simple test to find out
which hand is most receptive. It is very important that you do this, as
you will always use this hand to receive impressions, at least until you
have become so accurate that you can use either hand.
For most right-handed people, the left hand
is the receptive hand. For left-handed people, the right hand is likely to
be the receptive hand. If you are in doubt, or were changed from a
left-hander to a right-hander as a child, the following test can be used
to discover which is which.
1. Hold both hands at chest level with
fingertips pointing up and palms facing each other. 2. Rub hands together
very lightly to stimulate the energy flow. 3. Move your hands closer
together, then apart, feeling the flow of energy. 4. Whichever hand feels
stronger, or that it is emitting stronger energy, that is your dominant
hand. The other is your non-dominant or receptive hand. Always use your
receptive hand in psychometry.
When you are beginning your work in
psychometry, always pick up or touch an object with your receptive hand.
If you pick up the object with your dominant hand, you may inadvertently
transmit an impression as you do.
Form a habit of using your receptive hand
to take things from others, and to pick up something you may intend to
use. This will be a challenge, as you are probably used to picking things
up and holding things with your dominant hand, but this practice will help
you to remember to use your receptive hand for psychometric work.
How To Practice Psychometry As we have
already learned, all objects carry an energy frequency connected to the
person they are most in contact with. You can learn to interpret these
energies with the exercises that follow.
The first exercise is for the individual,
but it is best performed with a friend from whom you can receive feedback.
1. Sit relaxed with your eyes closed and
your hands in your lap, palms up. 2. Instruct a person to place an object
that they have had in their possession for a long time in your receptive
hand. 3. Relate everything that you see in your mind, think of, hear in
your head and any feelings that you have while holding the object.
You may pick up some thoughts, feelings,
and symbols that seem meaningless to you but keep talking as much as
possible about what is in your mind and you may be amazed at how much is
relevant to the owner of the object. This technique develops your gift of
feeling. It gives you the experience of learning to tune into another
person's vibrations to discern what you are feeling.
Sometimes, while practicing psychometry,
the feelings associated with the object are vague and don't seem to bear
much relevance to anything recognizable to the owner of the object. On
other occasions, the opposite is the case and intricate details can be
discerned. Some people are more relaxed and trusting and so they get many
messages immediately. Some people are afraid they will say or do it
incorrectly so they get nothing. Don't worry. You can't do it wrong!
The following exercise is for a group of
people. Group practice is best because you can all put an object into a
bowl without knowing which object belongs to whom. In a new group setting
such as this, try not to say anything that might make someone
uncomfortable. Be tactful and diplomatic, but as descriptive of your
thoughts, feelings, or symbols as possible for feedback from the owner of
1. As discreetly as possible, everyone puts
an object of theirs in a bowl.
2. Each person then reaches in and takes
out an object that it is not their own.
3. Hold the objects in your receptive hands
until you receive an impression. Sometimes I ask specific questions such
as, "Will this person change their job or career?" "Will he
or she find love?" "If so when?" "Who?" What
lesson does this person have to face at this time? ... etc.
4. Each person then takes a turn describing
his or her impressions. Relate everything that you see in your mind, think
of, hear in your head and any feelings that you have while holding the
5. Everyone should give some kind of
feedback. Feedback is what helps us to develop your skills.
Dermo-Optic Perception Another area of
psychometry is dermo-optic perception, or "sight through touch."
It refers to 'seeing' by touching the skin's surface. Some people have
developed this sensitivity quite naturally, especially those who are sight
impaired and must rely on touch.
Everyone emits electromagnetic energy. When
we tap into this energy, we can see as well as if we were using our eyes.
But regardless of continuing proof that such a thing as dermo-optic
ability is present in many people, arguments still abound that relate
dermo-optics to telepathy and clairvoyance. Therefore, it should be
mentioned that in many cases where dermo-optic perception ability was
found evident in a certain person, that person was separately tested for
telepathic and clairvoyant abilities, and in most of the cases, no such
ability was present!
Some people can distinguish colours and
patterns through dermo-optic perception. Various colours have different
feeling. Some have described black as "sticky" or
"clinging" to the touch, while yellow was "slippery"
and blue was found to be "still more slippery, but cool to the touch,
like delicate ice." Red causes great, bold radiation, and according
to some, is so hot that the subject immediately draws his hand away, as
though from searing heat.
It seems that small children are sensitive
to colours, and can easily distinguish them merely by feel. One young
mother reports the case of her six-year-old daughter's ability to
distinguish colours by touch. She shared that on day while she was
wrapping Christmas presents, she asked her six-year-old daughter to give
her the bolt of red ribbon. Her daughter immediately pulled the right
colour ribbon out of the bag, and repeated this with green, gold, white,
and blue ribbon. She never pulled the wrong colour out of the bag.
With practice, we can all master the
ability to read by touch. Here is an exercise to help you develop your
sense of touch.
1. Prepare a bowl of lukewarm water.
2. Close your eyes and gently dip your
fingers into the water.
3. Repeat this exercise for about five
minutes at a time.
At first, you may have some difficulty
knowing exactly when your fingers make contact with the water, but after a
short amount of practice, you will feel the tips of your fingers becoming
Feeling textures is also a helpful means of
developing dermo-optic perception. Place various specimens such as salt,
sugar, sand, or other granular substances into small separate envelopes
and touch each substance through the envelopes. Don't reach in and touch
the substance directly. First, try to distinguish it through the paper of
the envelope. At first, it may seem impossible to detect exactly what your
fingertips are touching through the paper, since all of the substances are
similar in texture. Here is the point of the test where you must not
doubt! Trust your instincts. With patient practice, you will be able to
detect through your fingertips the substances in the envelopes.
Various objects have different feelings,
not just in texture, but because everything radiates its own specific
energies, and trained fingertips can sense these differences. Awareness of
this speeds the process of your own development in dermo-optical attempts.
Feel the difference between wood and paper,
plastic and metal, wool and silk, china and glass, or hair and fur. This
method will help to enhance your sensitivity to feel the varying objects
Such practice raises your vibration so that
eventually you will be able to "read" someone just by touching
him or her, as you learned psychometrically, remembering the ethical
application of first obtaining one's permission to do so.
About the Author
Per Hogseth is a professional psychic
reader currently living in Norway. Today, Per teaches private courses,
speaks at seminars and consults for several psychic groups in Norway. http://www.powerful-psychic-reading.com