How to Develop Psychometry Skills

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Deepening Your Psychometry Skills

DEVELOPING THE STRUCTURE OF YOUR READING: I have explained how to do a basic psychometry reading.  Now I want to take you to the next step with your psychic skills development and learning to give psychic readings. Once you have allowed your intuitive skills to flow, you can improve your accuracy by introducing a loose structure to the way you work.

Reading PsychometryIt is important to continue to allow the information arising from your intuition to emerge unhindered and give what is received without embellishment. For example, one of my students saw a goat and went on to explain that the person was stubborn like a goat. The truth was that the person kept goats in the garden, so in this instance good evidence was lost by interference. Nonetheless, even during a stream of consciousness it is possible to check your messages. It is not necessary to use profanities even if the owner of the object (or a spirit communicator) used colourful language. Similarly, if you feel that something you want to say may cause offence, be upsetting, or insulting then think about what you say to avoid this. In addition, do not use psychometry (or mediumship) to make medical diagnoses or predictions. Talk of spirit guides and past lives is also to be avoided, as this is not verifiable and, in some instances, may be fantasy.

Your psychometry reading may be interesting to the recipient but becomes much more gripping if everyone in the room can enjoy it too. So don’t mumble or leave long pauses between sentences. Try to get into a flow. This will be better for your accuracy and make the session far more interesting. Interspersing a little cheerful humor will help to keep the energy from the sitters upbeat and thereby makes it easier for you to work.

Craig’s Psychic Circle – Lesson 1

An interesting psychometry reading is like a story. It has characters, motive, a plot and a beginning, middle, and end. The following headings will help you to add structure and direct your reading to make it both interesting and correct:

Character. The easiest information to perceive with your sixth sense is the qualities of character and personality. When you first pick up an object, ask your intuition to give you information about the character of the current owner. If you ask, it will come. For example, is he or she an extrovert or introvert; a bubbly person or someone who looks within; shy or outspoken? Sometimes I find that while giving a reading an image of someone I already know comes to mind. The characteristics of my friend may correspond with the personality traits of the recipient of the reading. Your subconscious is telling you: “Hey, the person who owns this object is just like you friend!” So do not reject the information as your own memories—describe your friend and you will see that it corresponds with similar traits of the recipient

Here are a few character traits that may help you with your description: honest, light-hearted, leader, expert, brave, conceited, mischievous, demanding, thoughtful, bright, outgoing, reserved, humble, friendly, adventurous, hard-working, enthusiastic, timid, shy, bold, daring, courageous, serious, funny, humorous, and sad.

Think also about what motivates the person. Are they perhaps ambitious or lazy? Can you identify their regrets and insecurities? Perhaps they hide behind a persona and put on a brave face. Are they a family person or a loner? You may also describe their physical characteristics and (with caution) any illnesses and physical weaknesses they may have had in the past.

As any writer will tell you, describing character is not as easy as it may at first seem. There is a skill to it. You need to look to the heart of the person and describe both the personality they present to the world and the person that lies within. When completely absorbed in doing a psychometry you can become so immersed that for a short while you will actually feel as if you are another person. This is when your accuracy shoots off the scale.

Life course. Begin to describe the recipient’s life history. I recommend my trainees to first look into the childhood of the person. Describe any pictures and scenes that come to mind. Sometimes the things you see may remind you of your own childhood, but again this is your own subconscious making comparisons and highlighting similarities. Do not reject these thoughts as unimportant, rather describe them, as they are likely to be very similar to the experiences of the recipient.

Now move forward through the recipient’s life and talk about the things that have happened. Stress the emotional highlights. Can you find any major turning points in his or her life or any secrets that nobody else knows? You may talk about the person’s work life and ambitions, but events that are charged with emotions are usually most clear in our memory and will be spiritually magnetized into the energy of the object

Talk about his or her relationships and failed relationships. Talk about the people he or she loves and hates. Again try to add detail if you can. “I see a big woman,” is not enough. Ask your intuition more about her. “Oh, she was a midwife!” It is remarkable how specific the information is that comes when you remember to ask your intuition!

The present. As your reading moves through the recipient’s life and to the present day, you can now add a little about current situations. Now that you are in the flow you may say a few names or include fragments of information that feel important. Do not make prophecies or give advice. You are not in training to become a counselor. You are training to eventually become a medium—someone that gives verifiable proof of the continuation of the personality after physical death.

It is easy to be distracted by people who have worldly worries, but solving these is not a medium’s job. The sharing of philosophy and advice can be done after a psychometry reading but should not be done during the session. This time is to be used for giving psychic information in the case of psychometry and for receiving evidence of survival during mediumship.

Summing up. Conclude your reading by giving a brief summary of the most important things you feel about the person. Repeating the most important points about their character and life helps to reinforce what has been said and brings the reading to a natural end. Make your last sentence upbeat and positive, as this not only will be remembered but also will serve as an affirmation for the person listening.


Psychometry (from Greek: ψυχή, psukhē, “spirit, soul” and μέτρον, metron, “measure”), also known as token-object reading, or psychoscopy, is a form of extra-sensory perception (ESP) that employs the alleged ability to gather information from an object of unknown history.

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At my on-line workshops and circles you can learn to develop your psychic skills. I teach psychic readings, medium readings and how to get in touch with your spirit guides. Classes also cover topics such as the colors of the aura and how to see the aura colors. We have online experiments with clairvoyance, numerology readings and remote viewing. And we also touch on the paranormal topics of ghosts and real ghost photographs analysis.

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CRAIG HAMILTON-PARKER is a celebrated psychic medium who has confounded skeptics by the uncanny accuracy of his readings. Craig is the author of 15 books and together with his wife have their own TV series.

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