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How do psychics find missing people, or solve murders?

Lorrie Kazan

Lorrie Kazan

Psychometry is often used to find lost objects and people and it's something you can learn.

Psychometry is the ability to see with touch. A psychometrist holds an object in hand, or sometimes pressed to the forehead, and simply relates the impressions she or he receives.

Solving a murder, the late Bevy Jaegers held a rock from the crime scene and was able to describe the gruesome events. The idea is that objects take on the resonance of what has been pervasive in their environment.

For instance, have you ever walked into a room and had a bad feeling, or perhaps a sense of discomfort? And, conversely, in some spaces you may have felt a sense of peace or joy.

The term "psychometry" was coined in 1842 by Joseph R. Buchanan, an American physiologist, who claimed it could be used to measure the 'soul' of all things...(from the Greek words psyche, meaning "soul," and metron, meaning "measure.")

Buchanan theorized that all things emanate a sort of energetic account of their history. And like today's psychometrists, he believed that by connecting with objects, we could read the emotions and experiences of their owners.

Generally, we practice psychometry by holding a ring or watch, something which the owner has frequently worn or kept with them. Jewelry is particularly good because metal easily absorbs energy. However, if an object has had a number of owners, the history we read may be mixed and no longer verifiable.

Bevy Jaegers raised the question of our "contaminating" an item with our energy and was adament about only holding the object in your receptive hand. She considered one hand more of an energy sender, and the other a receiver.

However, if an experience I had when visiting my childhood neighborhood has any bearing, perhaps the objects have a trajectory to certain people who may not know each other and yet have much in common.

On a sudden urge in the 1990's, I went back to my childhood home. It looked like a house of pain. Its current owners had paved over areas that might have been beautified, a window was cracked, the owner was rude, and my overall feeling was that the house had gone downhill, no pun intended.

(Coincidentally, my brother visited during that same period of time and did not experience the jolt that I did.)

Looking up the street, I noticed the houses that had been "happy" were well-tended and lovely. Ironically, I could hear a buzz saw sounding from the Spinners' garage. Knowing that the family was probably long gone, I stole closer for a better look.

Amazed, I saw an African-American version of Mr. Spinner. More affable than the original and yet in some ways similar guy, different race, different date. Had the energy left in the houses drawn their succeeding owners to them?

On the positive side, at least for my psyche, in the last few years the dreams I've had about my house depict it with loving owners, who have redecorated and opened the space to abundant sunlight.

Keep in mind that when it comes to skills such as psychometry, or even remote viewing, you can learn through practice. You may never be a psychometrist the way Picasso was an artist, but you can expand your range. Three easy steps:

   1. Practice: If in groups, watches, rings, personal items can be dropped in a basket and then each person pulls out one of those items and records whatever impressions are received. This is a skill that improves over time.

   2. Experiment to see which hand is more "perceptive." Frequently it is the left hand--more often the non-dominant hand-- (connected to the right brain) that is more receptive. Simply close your eyes and notice the differences you feel when an object is in one hand or the other. Or, if feeling for color, notice the impressions upon your fingertips and palms when you hold them above a particular hue.

   3. Sensitivity. Imagine how skilled we would be if we could daily practice being conscious of our subtle impressions. We pick up clues all the time but we're moving too fast to focus or even notice them. It's difficult to be conscious of life's intricate details and deeper patterns when we are multi-tasking because the mind is simply too occupied for us to contemplate everything it has received.

*Lorrie Kazan is an award-winning psychic. Sign up for her free Psychic Newsletter and the free Prosperity Meditations:

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