Psychometry is a type of psychic power where an individual can experience visions or emotions related to a place or object just by touching it. Also called token-object reading, the psychic will usually hold an object in their hands, such as a photograph or piece of clothing, in order to summon information about the object. In addition, this type of power is sometimes used to communicate with animals, by detecting certain images or emotions.
For if he is familiar, then it is a possession which he can put in his pocket, no longer a thing greater than himself. He becomes it. Prof. Jung: That would be practically what Mrs. Adler said: it would be assimilating it to the ego. If one can call it by a name and put it in one’s pocket, the ego would be on top-! have a virtue. Giving a name to a thing generally has the peculiar effect of familiarizing it. It is as if it were depotentiated. ~ Carl Jung