Psychometry and Dowsing

Psychometry and Dowsing

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People ask about the different subject areas that Questers look at.  An interesting topic area is the whole phenomenon of psychometry.  One of the reasons for the interest is that often, it is used with dowsing to find out information about a person, place, or event.

What is Psychometry

From WikipediaPsychometry, also known as token-object reading, or psychoscopy, is a form of extrasensory perception characterized by the claimed ability to make relevant associations from an object of unknown history by making physical contact with that object. Supporters assert that an object may have an energy field that transfers knowledge regarding that object’s history.

“Reading” an Object

Years ago, I worked with a teacher who asserted that everyone can do psychometry and that many people do it without consciously knowing that they are “reading” it. His observation was that young children, particularly toddlers, were especially good at psychometry.  The child grabbed objects from the people that were holding them or playing with them because the child could “read” about the person from the object that the child grabbed.  He said that the child would then go on to be very active with the person if the reading was good.  If the child did not like the reading, they would immediately cry or make an effort to get away from that person.  I found this fascinating.  And, since that time, I have observed that very set of actions!

Psychometry and Dowsing

The same teacher had us do exercises with both techniques – dowsing and psychometry.  He said that using both types of intuitive tools  would help us to refine our ability to quickly hone in on information and make us faster at “reading” what was available.  He brought ten objects that none of us (students) had seen before. He had the history on them.  Some were quite old while others were more recent items.  He asked us to pick up the item and hold it for three minutes and then to record our impressions from the item.  That was round one.  Round two was to go through each object, and dowse it with a set of ten questions.  The questions were around age, male or female attachment, gift or heirloom, if there was a story, if there was a tragedy, magic or no magic, spiritual or not, beneficial in some way, and whether it was good, evil, or neutral.  After the exercise, we students compared notes.  It was remarkable how the dowsing reinforced the findings in the psychometry.  The exercise was excellent proof that the two techniques work well together.

Using Psychometry

Dowsers will tell you that dowsing has innumerable applications, and applications that are yet to be discovered.  Psychometry also seems to have limitless applications.  Here are some that I know about:

  • Touching one object to find another, similar lost object
  • Using it to see the “story” of a building or home
  • As mentioned earlier, using it to see what a person is like
  • Using it as a starting point to do a health focus
  • Using it to look at ancestral history
  • Using it to look at an environment

Now that you have some background on psychometry, perhaps you will find time to try this unique tool.  It takes some practice to relax into the vibration of the object.  For some, jewelry or specific objects work best.  For others, flat pictures or even paper with words on it will work. Some psychometrists must wear gloves as they get a “story” off of everything that they touch.  What will you find when you try psychometry?

Walk in peace.

AUTHOR – Judith Hirst has been writing spiritual and technical blogs for the last thirteen years. She is a non-traditional shaman who has studied with shaman teachers from different lineages. As well, she has studied and uses Dowsing, Body Talk, EFT, Reiki, Quantum Touch, Hypnotherapy, Angel Karma Techniques, Angel Therapy, and has taught Star Talker Training classes. She is a seer and medium.  Judith joined Questers in 2007, and now serves on the  Questers Board as secretary and blog master.

Comments (1)

  1. Adele Sanoy

    I find this information fascinating. Recently had a friend show us how to do dowsing to find water, but I am aware that some have used it to retrieve lost objects, etc. Would that it could be used to find the wallet that I lost a couple years ago :-/
    Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge.

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