Here is a video about children who, through a sort of psychometry, "read" books, much the way psychics "read" facts about people simply by touching their personal items --car keys, hairbrush, whatnot. The educators are using fancy words like "quantum speed reading," "undulatory speed reading," "diencephalons" (sounds like a species of dinosaur) ....I guess it makes this sound more exciting (and perhaps more attractive to investors who have money for funding additional research projects). But this is just psychometry, and it has been practiced since, like ....forever? It's nothing new, nothing out of the ordinary we didn't already know about.
Anyway, psychics who work with police departments, for example, help solve cases by using info gleaned from psychometry, among other abilities. For instance, they'll sense the actions that occurred at a certain location by reading its "residual energy." The information received by the reader comes through any number of extra-sensory routes --images, bodily sensations, smells, sounds, etc.
You can do this yourself! Try "reading" a book this way. Below are two sets of instructions: one for if you're doing this exercise alone, and then the "OR" is for if you have a friend helping you (which I found a lot easier
to do, than attempting it alone). If you find you didn't "connect" to the book, get another book and try it again, or if you're just tired, try this exercise on another day when you're well rested. Fatigue tends to compromise psychic ability.
Go to a bookstore or library, and using your peripheral vision only, while walking through an aisle arbitrarily pick up a book without looking directly at its cover
Have your friend select a book for you (preferably one he or she is already familiar with, so he'll be able to confirm your observations quickly when you're done with your "reading").
Go to a quiet spot in the bookstore or library if possible (easier to concentrate).
Breathe deeply, focus, relax.
Without looking at it, "read" the book. Here's a couple of ways: one way might be to flip through the pages while holding the book to one side, barely within your peripheral vision (therefore not looking directly at the book).
Another way may be to hold the book up to your forehead (at the 3rd eye) with your eyes closed, and fan the pages.
Just laying your hand on the book is enough to get a read.
I like the first method, but use the one that works for you ...even discover your own method.
Try to be patient and not rush, as you're using a muscle you're not used to using directly like this. So time yourself and make yourself stay at it for at least take 5 minutes or more.
Now here's where you flip all your extra-sensory switches to ON
, and just totally open up....
*Do you hear
any sounds in your head? (clairaudience)
*Do you see
any images in your mind's eye? (clairvoyance)
*Do you feel
any sudden sensations in your body? (clairsentience)
(ex: feel pain, if so, where? feel submerged in water? feel
squooshed in a crowded place? etc.)
*Do you smell
anything, the smell registering directly in your head more so than first coming through your nose? (clairolfaction)
*Do you taste
anything, like a type of food, tobacco, etc? (clairgustance)
Say exactly what you are sensing out loud, whether you are doing this alone, or with a friend. It's important to verbalize your sensations so they don't stay locked in your head. Saying it out loud makes you use the part of your brain you use for speech, and therefore lays the memory of the details on additional neural "pathways," making them easier to remember later. Disclose anything, no matter how offbeat and random it sounds. Every detail counts.
When you feel you've gathered sufficient information, write down your observations in the notebook, even the oddest, strangest details. Don't leave anything out. If you got nothing, write that down too.
If you're doing this with friend, have the friend take notes on what you're saying out loud as you "read" the book.
End the exercise by comparing the book's info to the notes you took, looking over the book's back cover, browsing through the table of contents, skimming the chapters, etc. (This is where it's quicker and easier doing this with someone else, esp if they're already familiar with the book).
If this is a book your friend is already familiar with, have your friend tell you how close to the mark you came with your details.
Note: Once when I tried this exercise, I barely got any info about the content of the book itself ....my entire read
was about the writer's personal life! The person who was helping me with the exercise knew the author personally, so he was able to corroborate the facts. Now that I think about it, I may have been headtapping into my friend's thoughts, rather than "reading" the book. So be sure to check the info about the author's personal life ...a biographical blurb might be written on the back cover, or somewhere on the inside cover.
How'd you do?
Feel free to share your results here.
I have found this exercise enhances one's psychic sensitivities all around.