Psychometry is the psychic ability to hold material objects in the hands that once belong to
someone and get knowledge and impressions of the history, sometimes future of the owner from the
object. This ability was known even in accient times. The term is derived from the Greek words 'pschic' (soul) and 'metron'
(measure) and signifies "soul-measuring", or "measurement of the human soul."
An American Scientist, in 1842 by the name of Rhods Buchanan had a theory that every
thought, action, everything that we do is recorded in the "Collective unconscious", or "Akashic Records". And that people
with psychometry can tap into the Akashic Records. Many occultist believe that psychometry is connected to animalism. They
believe all objects possess an inner or psychological life which enable the objects to receive from and transmit impressions
to other objects. In this way the impressions of an individual can be transmitted to an object which the person has in his
possession, and the object can later transmit the same impressions to another individual holding the identical object in his
hand. The object is like a television receiver and transmitter, in that, it receives and transmits impressions. Some believe
that Psychometry is not a special gift, but others believe that it is a gift anyone can learn with time.