It’s a topic of hot debate. Many people refute any opinions of archaeologists who employ psychics to find artifacts, or history channels who perpetuate it. The science-a term used loosely my many- isn’t disappearing anytime soon. However, do you really know the history of Psychic archaeology (pseudo archaeology) and the individuals who used it as early as the 15th century?
Psychic archaeology, or “intuitive” archaeology, is the process of using psychic abilities to locate objects of centuries past. This recently charted path may open our possibilities to discovering new and interesting histories in the human race. Whereas conventional archaeology practices can draw the objects, buildings, and even people fourth, psychic archaeology can bring life and a sense of being to these discoveries and how they play into ancient people’s lives.
From these re-routed stories we can learn more about our species past, and in turn learn more about ourselves. Psychic archaeology was brought to the mainstream by J. Norman Emerson, a highly renowned Canadian Archaeologist. His interest in this new idea was looked at with a bit of snide judgment at first. But like a true scientist he kept studying, not to find the results that he was looking for, but to find a pattern. Eventually, with psychic George McMullen, J. Norman Emerson uncovered many discoveries that might not have been discovered if not for McMullen’s abilities.
There are several different methods psychic archaeologists use to uncover the past’s mysteries. Dowsing, the ancient practice of discovering earthed things such as water and metal, has been recorded as being practiced as early as the 15th century. It is utilized by intuitive diggers to find electromagnetic photo-fields, which is said to radiate from man-made object of six months or older. This is done using either metal rods, or various types of branches. The dowsing rod or branch moves in accordance to the desired object, leading the treasure hunter to the desired object. This method was used by psychic archaeologist Karen Hunt, as she studied the practice in her Master’s thesis. This practice was even used in the military in attempts to find underground explosive devices.
McMullen, however, used the ability of psychometry, which is the knack of sensing the history of an object by holding it. By holding an object he could sense the owner, when, where, and how it was made, and whether or not the owner had passed away. Not only could he identify the history of an object, but he could also sense the culture aspects surrounding the object and its owners. Simply by standing over an unexcavated site, he knew the time period, race, and sociological aspects of the oldest remains that lied beneath him. One could see how skills like this could be extremely helpful on a site, as knowing what you are digging for and how to get to is a rarity in the craft. Other psychics used different tools, such as remote viewing, precognitive dreaming, and channeling.
J. Norman Emerson used psychic archaeology in sites such as Queen Charlotte Island, where an argillite carving was discovered, Holland Landing, in which psychometry was used on silver coins, and many other places. McMullen was said by Emerson to be roughly 80% accurate in his findings. Such a high rate of accuracy in the any field is always useful on site, as it can be supplementary to any scientific research.
Within the past century, many have been fighting to have psychic archaeology appreciated as a resourceful practice in the field. The merge of science and intuition may seem unlikely to some, but it has proven to be effective in aiding to the uncovering of ancient societies and their secrets. Many skeptics have been turned to believers after the psychic information given aligned with the cold, hard, scientific facts, and even took it a step farther, mapping out knowledge that would not have been known prior. Hopefully we can use this new source of information as a stepping stone to new and interesting discoveries.
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