How To Psychometrize

The following general remarks concerning Psychometry, given by a writer

on the subject, will be found interesting and instructive. The writer

says: "There are no special directions to be given the student in

psychometry. All that can be done is to suggest that each person should

try the experiments for himself, in order to find out whether he has, or

has not the psychometric power in some degree of development. He may be

> able to develop his psychometric powers by the general methods given for

psychic development; but, in any event, he will find that actual

practice and experiment will do much for him in the direction of

experiment. Let the student take strange objects, and, sitting in a

quiet room with the object held to his forehead, endeavor to shut out

all thoughts coming from the outside world, and forget all his personal

affairs. In a short time, if the conditions be right, he will begin to

have flashes of scenes associated with the history of the object in

question. At first these impressions may be somewhat disconnected and

more or less confused, but before long there will be noticed a clearing

away of the scene, and the mental picture will become quite plain.

Practice will develop the power. The student should practice only when

alone or when in the presence of some sympathetic friend or friends. He

should always avoid discordant and inharmonious company while practicing

his psychic power. Many of the best psychometrists keep their physical

eyes closed when practicing this power, thus allowing the inner senses

to function without distraction from the outer senses.