What Psychometry Is and How to Do It

What Psychometry is explains a form of divination used since the time of the ancient Egyptians. Psychometry is simply the reading and interpreting the vibrations contained within in an object. Specifically, these objects can be an erring, a watch, or something that the owner came in contact with. However, larger objects can also read.

To begin with, the word Psychometry stems from the Greek words for “spirit, soul” and, metron, “measure”. In fact, the classical Greeks used Psychometry often for prophesying events by gazing into the innards of animals.

People that practice Psychometry hold objects in the palm of their hand (usually smaller objects) or place their hand on an object and begin to glean information from it. The sensitive, or psychometrist, can pick up on the vibration, or electromagnetic impulses, emitted from various objects held or simply gazed at.

Additionally, the energy contained within and around an object is called, a “force field imprint.” This is also termed, psychic trace. Significantly, this happens when an individual experiences extreme emotional stress and instills a strong emotionally imprint into an object they’re carrying or wearing.

Importantly, imprints may reveal themselves to the adept as a series of pictures, movies, or the intense emotions felt while in possession of the owner.

Suprisingly, Psychometry is used in psychic archaeology and psychic criminology. For example, a psychic investigator holds the picture of a missing person and can reveal what happened to that person. In fact, they may even describe the last moments of a victims’s death! Without a doubt, amazing cases are documented where a psychic helped solve a crime,  To illustrate, just by gazing at the picture of the victim and relaying pieces of information of what occurred prior to death.

Psychometry Has Many Uses

Not all uses of Psychometry have to do with a grim crime or major catastrophe. In fact, common everyday objects which were once beloved or constantly worn  by a person, give off a great deal of information about that person. Significantly, it’s as if the thoughts and emotions are encapsulated in the object. Interestingly, individuals might bring in rings, earrings, watches, and even articles of clothing for a psychic to get trace psychic impressions.

Learn to Do Psychometry

Almost anyone can do Psychometry. Indeed, it just takes some practice and not becoming discouraged if nothing comes in right away. Most importantly, just stay with it and you’ll soon find that you’re becoming very proficient at doing Psychometry in readings. As a matter of fact, numerous Psychics and Mediums use Psychometry at the beginning of their readings. Also, it’s a great way to make a connection with the Sitter (the person getting the reading!)


1.  Take several deep breaths and clear your mind. Allow yourself to be relaxed and not tense.

2. Place a chosen object in the palm of your hand.

3. Notice any pictures, words, or feelings that happen right away. These are called impressions.

4. If nothing comes at first, be patient. Impressions will start flowing in.

5. If you still can’t seem to get anything, try again later or pick another object to work with.

6. If you did receive impressions, try to get validation.

7. If you have a digital recorder, record your sessions or annotate them in a journal.

8. If you have access to the person that provided the object, ask them if your impressions are correct.

It’s really that simple. The more you practice Psychometry, the better you will become at gathering accurate impressions.


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by Carol Nicholson, Ph.D., and Certified Psychic-Medium

Hi! I’m Carol Nicholson and I hope you enjoyed this post! I’m dedicated to providing helpful, valuable, and fascinating blogs on a wide range of spiritual and psychic arts topics. Don’t forget to subscribe so you won’t miss out on my most recent posts and announcements of new courses!




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