Psychometry is a basic. It is a skill wc can all learn, and surprisingly it leads naturally and easily into the develop¬ ment of all of the psi skills. The ability to glean information from holding an object, whether it is an item from a criminal case or a sealed envelope, is the basis of 90 percent of the work I have done in the field of psychic research and exploration of the skills involved. This talent is the most common of all psi abilities, and the most easily learned in the shortest time.
Any student can learn to be fairly proficient at psychometry after only a few hours of training in a classroom situation, or a few days of working on his or her own. The student only needs to understand the nature of solid objects to some extent. We know that all solid items are com¬ posed not of stationary material, but of atoms whirling in space. They are held in place by some force we do not yet understand. Your body is no more solid than the chair upon which you are sitting or the book in your hands. To our human eyes, these things appear to be firm and solid, but a powerful microscope reveals that they are composed of mosdy empty space with a few dots of atoms here and there, similar to the sky at night when stars appear everywhere.
Now that you are not so comfortable upon your chair, or holding your book so tightly, it is much more apparent that these energies surrounding you and the chair and book are only what they appear to be and no more. We can feel this energy easily. When we come close to another human body, or an animal, we feel the warmth of the body. That is a form of energy, heat energy. If you hold an ice cube in a bowl, the bowl becomes cold. It has absorbed this cold through a natural process. It is not supernatural or occult. The bowl is not intelligent—it is just absorbing cold from contact with an ice cube. This is the beginning of realization that all things absorb energies from what is around them.
Science does not know what all energies are, nor of what they are composed. Star Trek-\ike vehicles are traveling through space in an apparently normal way, and when threatened by something, they put on a shield. This is a force field as well. We do not yet know how to create a field like that: but nature does when it holds our own cells together in a seemingly solid body. All objects, whether carbon based or of alien substance, are composed of the same things, atomic particles whirling in mo¬ tion that exude energies of several types.
Some of the energies we know something about and can feel are heat or cold, electrical fields, magnetic fields, and the elusive force field that holds us in one piece. Most thinking on what these fields are and how they are manipulated or changed are still in the theoretical stage. We use magnets to hold things on the refrigerator or to scan the inner portions of our bodies during MRI tests. We use electricity to light our homes, power our appliances, heat our foods. Science does not even know for certain what lightning is or how it is created. Recent surprises in research include the lightning “sprites” that are an accompaniment to lightning but appear high above the clouds, darting into the atmosphere. They were reported for years by pilots and space vehicles but had not been photographed until very recently. No one knows what they are … yet.
That we humans are sensitive to energies is easy to prove. We wear lead shields to protect us from X rays. We wear detectors if we work in places where radiation may be a problem. It is invisible to us, but not to the detector. In research on humans and psi work, the body is the detector, and we use the hands for most of the detection work. You know that your hands can feel heat and cold. You can also feel electricity and many other things. I discovered that electricity running through a cord could be felt as part of an experiment in “feeling” whether a flash¬ light was on or off. One student held the light tightly against another’s back. It was turned on and off silently by a press button, rather than a loud switch. Before long it was apparent that the entire body is sensitive to light energy, especially the back of the neck and the hands.
A thought made me broaden the experiment to electrical current running through a cord. It was necessary to find a very long cord that led completely out of the room, and on the end was a lamp or appliance that could be turned on or off silently to give no sensory clue to the cars. When the student was ready, the experiment began with the appliance being turned off and on. When he felt he could tell the difference, a timed experiment was begun, with the light on or off for thirty seconds.
We used a random period, and sometimes the light was not on for a full two minutes as a test. Two minutes can seem like an eternity in an experiment of this type. This ability can prove valuable as it did for me when a friend asked me to determine whether his freezer was working. Holding the cord in my left hand. I could feel no energy when the machine was switched on. I could feel no energy in the extension cord. I could feel no energy at the wall. The problem, therefore, was not in the machine, but in the wiring down¬ stairs. Minutes later, the owner discovered a small problem in the wire leading to the wall upstairs, and when fixed, the cur¬ rent flowed and the machine worked properly.
RIGHT AND LEFT HANDS Why use the left hand in these experiments? It is because the left hand is the one connected to the right brain, the seat of creative imaging, and is the most receptive in the human. Whatever types of cells go together to form this receptor, they seem to be highly concentrated in our left hands and only mildly in the right. In some students the back of the neck is more sensitive than the hand. For some of us who were nat¬ urally left-handed and were forced to use our right hand, the brain dominance has been switched. If you are one of those people, you may have to experiment with both hands to find which is more sensitive. When you do, continue to use thathand and never pick up an item you intend to use for psychometry with the dominant hand.
As a simple test, hold the left hand up at chest level, palm facing your right side as if in prayer. Next, lift the right hand up facing inward to the left hand. Hold them about six to eight inches apart. Next, bend the fingertips of the right hand upward and downward pointing them at the palm of the left hand. Move them slowly from the tip of the left hand fingertips to the base of the palm. Now, close your eyes, and see if you can feel a slight cur¬ rent coming from the fingertips of the right hand. It may feel warm, cool, or tingly. If you do feel a current of energy, no matter how faint, move the right hand closer and then farther away.
If you continue to feel the energy, no matter how far apart you separate your hands, then your right hand is the “positive” hand and should never be used for psychometry— unless you have gained such skill and use of the right hand that it no longer matters. Remember also that if you touch an object with your right hand you are actually imprinting your own energies into the object. It is possible that you may inadvertently transfer an impression to the object simply by touching it. Learn to pick up most things with your “negative” or receptor hand right from the start. Should you find great difficulty in performing this proce¬ dure, try your other hand. Some naturally left-handed people were forced to switch to right-handedness early in school, and this will affect the results.
What is Psychometrics?
Psychometrics is a scientific field of Psychology, which seeks to build and apply instruments for measuring constructs and variables of a psychological order.
- n Business and Military Environments , psychological testing enables decision making in relation to the direction of an individual’s career, in addition to measures for selection, aptitude and need for training. Psychometry is also interested in building suitable profiles for certain positions or functions, where it seeks to outline what are the restrictive and predictive characteristics for the best performance in your exercise.
- In Marketing , Psychometrics can predict the public’s receptivity to a certain product and diagnose the characteristics of programs or campaigns depending on their effectiveness in transmitting effective messages to their audience.
- Psychometrics has been gaining more and more space in other contexts, such as Social Media , where the enormous amount of data available ensures that analysts from different areas make better decisions based on psychological measures such as those of personality or moral orientation.
- However, it is in Academic or Research Environments that a given psychometric test or measure is usually created, mainly based on scientific procedures, which guarantee the search for evidence of validity and reliability.