Palmistry or hand reading is the art or of reading the lines and lineaments on an individual's hand in order to identify that person's personal traits.
The human hand is a map that indicates an individual's personality, nature, characteristics, life expectancy, fortune, and much more.
The subject allows us to read, the dictates of destiny, effectively using the positive power within us while avoiding potentially difficult challenges preventing us from achieving materialistic or spiritual progress.
He who knows himself knows the best.
The subject dates back more than 5,000 years and existing documents indicate that it emerged in the Vedic period and later in the biblical period. The Vedic was an ancient civilization very rich in culture. Many scholars from this period conducted profound studies in science and astronomy using the naked eye. Indeed, their observations of the stars and planets are quite astonishing, even in this day and age.
Palm reading became popular in Western countries through the people of Greece. Aristotle (circa 3500BC) discovered an ancient Arabic treatise written in gold on an altar of Hermes. This treatise detailed the science of palmistry. In addition, the Greek physicians Hypocrities and Galen used it as a clinical aid in the second century BC. Countries like India, Egypt, China, and Japan as well as Arabian countries continued to develop this art and astrology.
However, the Catholic Church soon banned the practice of this, preventing its development in Western countries until the 15th century, when the church started to loose its influence in society. During the era, such notable people as Paracelsus (1493-1542) and Fludd( 1574- 1637 ) brought respectability to palmistry through their writings.
More recently, in 1901, Scotland Yard adopted the technique of fingerprint for identification in criminal investigations. Meanwhile, medical researchers developed a strong link between genetic abnormalities and unusual markings in the hand. In addition, scientists have proven a link between specific fingerprint patterns and heart disease.
Today the subject is well accepted throughout the world, with thousands of texts being written on it. Indeed, many palmists have adopted this as their profession, analyzing the hand and interpreting the markings for various meanings. These days this art is used to predict the future of an individual. However, it is also effective for personality assessment.
In fact, the original intent of the subject was personality assessment and counseling.
By this time you finish reviewing the pages on palm on this site, you will have gained a deeper understanding of yourself and the people around you. You will be amazed to see how your predictions are proven 100% correct.
Learning this subject is entertaining, but mastery requires years of study and experience. In the next few pages, I shall try to explain it in the manner in which I learned it from my teachers. My learning started with the
history of palmistry, then I learned to diagram the hand. The diagram of hand consists of three things:
fingers and nails, lines, and the mounts on the hand.
The chapters include here provide sufficient information about the subject for those who are basically interested in numerology. For those of you interested in studying the subject in greater detail you can acquire the free e-book from this site.
fingers and nails,
and the mounts on the hand.