Varieties Of Psychometry

Another investigator along these lines gives the following instructive

comments regarding the practice of psychometric power: "Persons of a

highly-strung nervous organization, with large perceptive faculties make

the best psychometrists. Phlegmatic people seldom psychometrize clearly,

and usually lack receptivity to the finer forces. Letters, clothes,

hair, coins, ornaments, or jewels--in fact, almost any article which has
/> belonged to, or has been worn by, its possessor for any length of time,

will suffice to enable the psychometrist to relate himself to, and

glimpse impressions of, the personal sphere of that individual. Some

psychometrists succeed better with certain kinds of objects than with

others. Metals and minerals are not good 'conductors'--if we may use

that term--to some operators; while they are very satisfactory to

others. In the same way, some psychometrists are very good character

readers, others are very successful in the diagnosis of diseases; some

can read the book of Nature, while to others it is a sealed book, or

nearly so, but they are able to gauge the mental qualifications of their

visitors, while others realize their moral and spiritual states. Again,

some read the Past, and enter into the Present states or condition of

their clients, while others are successful in exercising prophetical

prevision. These differences may be modified, and the boundaries of the

perceptive power may be extended by self-study, experiment, and culture;

but every psychic has his qualifications and his limitations; one will

succeed where another may fail; hence it is well and wise for each one

to discover what he can do best, what sphere he can best occupy, and

then endeavor to fill it.