Your mind power is waiting for you to tap into it. Psychometry is one of the resources lying in wait. What is psychometry? Sometimes referred to as token-object reading, psychometry is a type of extra-sensory perception, or ESP. Basically, it is the ability to learn the history of an object by making physical contact with it. Sound familiar? You may have seen this ability on NBC’s Heroes as one of Sylar’s ill-gotten abilities.
Think about how a family heirloom brings back memories of grandparents, or how by picking up a favorite book you remember how you felt reading it. Many believe that objects have souls and memories, and that their pasts are contained within. This is the theory behind psychometry. In coining the term “psychometry,” Joseph Buchanan developed a theory that all things exude an emanation. He likened the studies of psychometry and its ability to tell us more about human history to geology’s ability to tell of earth’s past.
Thinking in terms of geology, Buchanan also said that there are “mental fossils” just as there are physical fossils left from prehistoric eras. Your mind power then becomes the archaeologist in this geological metaphor. By exercising and practicing, your ability to see glimpses from an item’s history will only grow and flourish. Some are bound to be naturally gifted with a strong penchant for psychometry. Like a geologist or archeologist, you can learn how to enhance your abilities.
There are many ways to exercise your mind. You can have a surprising amount of fun doing this. From daily newspaper crossword puzzles and sudoku to specialized card or computer games, awakening your mind power is a fun activity that can be done in your spare time. There are even Nintendo DS video games that can help you exercise your mind and expand its abilities.
Though psychic abilities such as psychometry are often derided, respected mediums like Allison DuBois (played by the Emmy-winning actress Patricia Arquette on the hit television drama Medium) should tell us that these abilities are not merely occult fodder. While DuBois and others like her are rare in their natural talents, it is definitely within the realm of possibility for anyone to improve their mind’s abilities through practice. Think of your brain as another muscle. You must exercise it for it to develop properly. Instead of lifting weights, you will want to do exercises that are relevant to what you want to achieve.