We all know that Superman had “super” powers.

He could stop a speeding bullet.

He was faster than a locomotive.

And, he had X-ray vision and could see through walls.

Well, let me tell you: Superman ain’t got nuthin’ on us mere mortals!

We have our own kind of X-ray vision.

I attended a MeetUp for the Skeptical Psychic Society of NY & NJ in Nyack, NY. Nancy du Tertre, the founder of this society is also a psychic detective and author. I’d recently interviewed her about her new book, Psychic Intuition.

For some ‘strange’ reason, I was the only member who made it to the MeetUp. As I was replying that I would attend I suddenly got a “feeling” that I’d be the only one there.

Lucky for me though, since I have a burning desire to learn how to be a psychic detective – I received a private lesson from Nancy for 2 whole hours.

We, meaning, I practiced psychometry with objects and photos supplied by Nancy.

Psychometry is an “object reading.” It’s the art of being able to to divine the history of, or events connected with, a material object from touching it or being in close contact with it.

I’ve practiced psychometry in the past, but I’ve never used it in connection with psychic detective work.

It’s a staple in mediumship training used to gather insight about the deceased. It can also help you to connect telepathically to the deceased, or what we call getting a direct “mediumistic link.”

It’s also used in psychic development as method to develop clairsentience (picking up the emotional states of others).

Differences between mediumship communication and receiving psychic information:

When you connect to the deceased mediumistically they willingly communicate directly with you using telepathy – which is mind to mind communication. When you’re reading someone psychically you’re reading what’s in their energy pattern, or their aura, and it’s not a “communication” as with a mediumship reading.

To be honest, I’d never found psychometry all that exciting. Connecting to someone, or a former someone, by reading an object when I could just close my eyes and connect directly with the deceased mediumistically seemed like an extra step.

Nancy explained that in psychic detective work sometimes the deceased doesn’t cooperate like they do in readings. (Aha! I hadn’t thought of that.)

They may be still be traumatized and confused about what has happened to them and not be able, or even interested in communicating telepathically with the medium. When this is the case we need to have another tool to gather information about them by reading the object that belonged to the deceased.

It just goes to show you that context is everything, and the meaningfulness of these skills is directly related to their “application.”

Nancy handed me a small square box that looked as if it might have originally contained a piece of jewelry. I held it in my hands and closed my eyes. My first thoughts were those of logic: It must contain jewelry.

I closed my eyes and the following images came to me:

  • A gold pin I have of a musical clef followed by a red and green striped candy cane Christmas pin I own. (I didn’t mention this to Nancy as I felt my logical mind was then repetitiously inserting images of pins I own).
  • A Roman soldier/guard/gladiator
  • An image of Superman.
  • A sheaf of wheat – which immediately made me think of “The Staff of Life” – that I ignored, and failed to mention to Nancy, assuming it couldn’t possibly have anything to do with what was in a little 3 by 3 inch box.

Nancy kept asking me to connect the images – which I couldn’t. I finally gave up saying I thought it was a gold pin of some sort.

When I opened the box it contained a small silver luggage lock and key.

How on earth did my images relate to what was in the box?

How could I have been so wrong?

Nancy explained that I wasn’t wrong at all:

  • In French the word clef means “key.” Seriously, wow! I learned to read music as a child and remembered that we used to refer to the clef as “the musical key.”
  • She said when I’d told her I was seeing Superman and the big “S” patch on his chest she immediately saw this shape as the bottom part of the lock without the lever portion.
  • Hmm!
  • Nancy also said she thought the Gladiator and Superman were connected by “strength,” as locks are strong – and might be used on a “strong-box.”

After “sleeping on it” I added a few interpretations of my own:

  • I kept seeing my “gold pin.” I didn’t understand that the “gold” might have been a symbol for a metal object, and not literally a gold pin.
  • The candy cane pin is shaped like the lever portion of a lock.
  • A sheaf of wheat is considered the “Staff of Life.” A staff, the way I “saw” it when that statement came to mind, was shaped like a cane; the lever portion of the lock.
  • The function of Roman guards/soldiers and Superman is to “protect.” And, this is also the function of a lock. Those who break the law and are caught by these two are “locked” up in jail.

My mind was hard at work trying to tell me what it was perceiving in the box – even though I was unable to correctly interpret the images it gave me. It was like playing a game of “Pictionary” with yourself.

Why doesn’t our mind pick up and show us the exact image?

I believe that since I couldn’t physically “see” what was in the box my mind gathered information about its function from the energetic memories associated with the object.

How your mind creates clues using symbols and images:

Interestingly enough, when I got home and looked at my pins the musical clef pin was actually a (fake) diamond encrusted french horn. The candy cane pin was actually two cloisonne candy canes crossed over one another forming an X.

My interpretation of this distortion is that my mind took things I owned and re-imaged them to create more specific clues for what was in the box. That’s not random if you ask me.

This was the warm up for what was to come: reading photos related to a crime. (stay tuned for part 2)

To be a psychic detective you need to be able to read objects that belonged to the deceased and pick up on the energetic memories associated with it. You also need to be able to look at, and hold photos of deceased, their family and possible suspects and then make a thorough list of all the impressions that come to you. This is in addition to possibly visiting the crime scene. I know there’s more to it, but this is what I gleaned from our first sesson.

We humans have amazing powers far beyond the 5 senses we use each day.

Our perceptive abilities are extremely sensitive and pick up much more than we realize because our logical mind is always at work “filtering” the impressions we receive. It’s a matter of being conscious of this filter, attuned and receptive enough to work with energy, and trusting enough in what we get, plus continual practice to be able to “receive” this information.

Would you like to participate in an experiment?

It’s actually more of a Remote Viewing experiment, since you won’t be able to touch the object, but it works based on impressions in the same manner. (Remote viewing is being able to perceive information about something at a distance – it has been used extensively by the CIA for spying purposes)

I’ll put something(s) in a 9″x 5″ box and each of you close your eyes and see what impressions your receive. Then send me an email: Ange.Artemis@gmail.com giving me your impressions. Don’t sensor yourself  by rationalizing like I did. Every image, thought and feeling that comes to mind is important!

It will be anonymous. I won’t publish your name – unless you want me to! I’ll tabulate all the findings and reveal what was in the box a week later. Send me an email and let me know if you’d like to participate.

C’mon give it a shot! It’ll fun and a great way to expand your sensing abilities.

Do you see any other applications you might apply psychometry to? If you had been given these images what other associations might you have come up with? If you’ve ever practiced psychometry what was your experience?

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To read more about Nancy de Tertre go to: www.theskepticalpsychic.com
If you live in the Nyack, NY area her MeetUp is every second Monday of the month. C’mon on down! You can buy her fascinating book on Amazon.

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