Psychometry Is the Psychic Time Traveler

Added Bonus Below: How Psychometry Described Custer’s Last Stand

How to do amazing Psychometry successfully is an ability which can be learned.

Psychometry, also known as Clairtangency, is a form of divination practiced since the time of the ancient Egyptians and perhaps before. People who perform Psychometry, channel information about previous owners of objects, and even an object’ s history. Moreover, Psychometry is simply the reading and interpreting the vibrations contained within in an object or place.

More to the point, Psychometry allows users to sense the atmosphere of a place and also gives hints of spirits that linger.

The word ‘psychometry’ was coined by Joseph Rodes Buchanan in 1842. Buchanan posed the theory that everyone leaves a vibration or trace resonance on the objects they own and handle.

Objects commonly psychometized are errings, a watch, or anything that the owner has come in contact with. Larger objects have been psychometized as well.

Where Does the Word Psychometry Come From?

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.

How Psychometry Works

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.

Psychometry Used in Psychic Archaeology and Criminology

Surprisingly, 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 victim’s death. Without a doubt, amazing cases are documented where a psychic helped solve a crime.

Psychometry Has Many Uses

It follows that 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 regarding them. Significantly, it’s as if the thoughts and emotions are encapsulated in the object. As mentioned, 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. Be patient. If nothing comes at first, impressions will eventually start flowing in.

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

6. Try to get validation by asking more questions about what you received.

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

8. Finally, use a digital recorder and record your sessions or annotate them in a journal.

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


Graves of soldiers today at the Little Bighorn massacre site.

Psychometry Reveals Terror at Custer’s Last Stand

Every school child has heard of Custer’s Last Stand. It is an iconic part of American history and one of the darkest.

On a sweltering hot day in June of 1876, after splitting his forces, Lt. Col. George A. Custer led his 7th Cavalry regiment of 236 men into a trap. History tells us that largely outnumbered, and rather than calling a retreat, Custer led his troops to engage Sitting Bull’s warriors.

The Indian’s claimed the battle lasted only for about forty minutes before all of Custer’s command was wiped out. What many people don’t know, is that a second battle took place five miles away led by Major Marcus Reno. Why Custer split his forces against such overwhelming odds is not known.

It seems, Major Reno and his men accidentally blundered into an Indian encampment. Though terrified and immediately surrounded by warriors, the small troop bravely fought their own desperate battle but eventually retreated across a river. Amazingly, some soldiers did survive this battle including Reno.

Archaeologists Carefully Comb the Battlefield

Over a hundred years later, archaeologists painstakingly excavated what small artifacts they could find from both sites. Items recovered included rusty spurs, cartridge casings, old boots, arrowheads, and parts of rifles. They even found buttons belonging to the uniforms of soldiers who fought and died.

Insights into the Thoughts of Soldiers and Indians

In the 1970’s, a fascinating experiment involving Psychometry was conducted to hopefully find out more about the catastrophic battle at Little Big Horn as well as the other skirmish which took place with Major Reno’s unit.

Psychic Howard R. Starkel was called in to try and glean more information about what really happened during the two battles by using Psychometry on some of the artifacts recovered. Starkel was handed a spur found on one the battle sites and was told nothing of its origins. After several seconds, Starkel began to speak as if he were the owner of the spur — sometimes recalling the battle in real-time, sometimes as a spectator commenting, and sometimes as thoughts of different people.

Howard Starkel Reveals Terror Felt

(Incredibly, Howard Starkel channels the information as first person accounts rather than commenting on what he picks up.)

Starkel: “I was hurt. This was found in a desolate area… I was with other people… close to a stream… want to get on my horse… I’m hurt and want to get across the stream to an area on a hill about 150 yards away where I can defend myself.” Starkel continues with, “I want to take off a black boot… Shot… am in pain but still running.” Starkel goes on to say, “Now I’m crossing the stream with a few others… the larger group is elsewhere… people are chasing me… one has a bull’s eye painted on his chest…

Starkel continues with…

This spur was found on the other side after I crossed the stream to climb the high ridges in a panic to leave… Now, I want to cross the river and go north to the main body but can’t. … The enemies have backed away… they don’t have time to play with us… They go back to fight the main body in the northwest…” (This must be Custer’s main group he is referring to.) Starkel goes on to say, “This man did not survive the skirmish.”

Second Session Reveals Even More Startling Revelations

In a second session, Starkel was handed a .50-caliber Martin primed Army shell case. The psychic impressions related from this particular object was as follows:

Starkel: “The user was a *hostile Indian kneeling and shooting — not too far from the water… the user feels hostile and angry at the soldiers… doesn’t have much ammunition… a careful user of ammunition… he shot three soldiers… 50 yards from soldiers… other Indians are closer and mounted… the recoil of the rifle hurt his shoulder… he has leggings but no feathers… hair is divided into three braids… I feel his wife was killed in the recent past… he blames the Army men for this… south and a little west — a long distance up against some mountains.”

Starkel continues, “At one point a lot of the Indians leave the battle and move northwards… this Indian does not. He stays to the end. An occasional shot is heard. He goes through the saddlebags of a dead horse. His shoulder is sore from the recoil of his rifle. Others [meaning Indians] are starting to scavenge things…”

In Conclusion:

As you might surmise, using Psychometry has some amazing and useful applications. The above story is only one of countless examples of what using Psychometry can accomplish. Gathering information about an object’s history is useful to historians, archeologists, collectors, and even family members.

Understandably, information collected through Psychometry is only be theoretical as there’s no way of proving it unless it can be accurately linked to scientific data, such as radio-carbon testing. Nonetheless, give Psychometry a try and become traveler back in time yourself!

Source: Ghosts of The Old West, Earl P. Murray, 1988. Tor Books

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Postscript: Who’s to blame for the battle at Little Bighorn and subsequent massacre? The author wishes to state that Colonel Custer precipitated the battle. The Native Americans were only defending their land.


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