Distant En Rapport

One of the most familiar instances of the production of clairvoyant

phenomena by means of Psychometry is that illustrated in the above

quotation, namely the production of the en rapport relation with distant

scenes by means of the connecting link of some small object which had at

some time in the past been located at that point. In such cases the

psychometrist usually presses the small object up to his or her head,

then induces a passive, receptive psychical condition; then, sooner

or later, the clairvoyant experiences a "sensation," or a "dream

picture" of the scene in question. Often, once the picture of the scene

is obtained, the clairvoyant may manifest more marked past-time

clairvoyance, in the direction of running back over the history of the

scene itself. The instance related in the above quotation is a case of

this kind. Similar cases are frequently met with by the investigator

along these lines, in which the clairvoyant is able to give the history

of certain places in ancient Egypt, from the connecting link of a piece

of mummy-cloth; or else to give a picture of certain events in

antediluvian times, from the connecting link of a bit of fossil

substance. The history of Psychometry is filled with remarkable

instances of this kind. Bullets gathered from battlefields also serve

very effectively as such psychometric connecting links. Old furniture,

old pictures, and old jewelry also are common objects serving to produce

wonderful phenomena of this kind. In fact, any physical object having

past-time or far-distant space connections may be employed effectively

in such experiments.