Hands event at 'Welcome Collection' (Nov 26, London)

Later today (November 26) the ‘Welcome Collection’ in London presents a ‘Hands’ event where you can get a palm reading! Imagine… how would your life look like without your hands? We sense, create and communicate with our hands. A social event for the incurably curious and celebrate these vital parts of our bodies across four floors of Wellcome Collection!!

From medicine to mesmerism, magic to mannerisms, visitors will find out about the curious history of digits, palms, fingers and thumbs, and put their own to use, as we celebrate the organs that shape the world around us. We will have scientists, artists, palmists and magicians at hand for discussions, performances and, of course, hands-on activities, all designed to make us look afresh at our body. ‘Manipulate’, ‘manoeuvre’ and ‘manufacture’ are all words deriving from the Latin word ‘manus’, meaning hand. These creative appendages allow us to make, touch and feel, but they also hold mystical and cultural significance. For one night only, visitors can explore a digital age that goes back millennia. 

INCLUDING: 

• Revel in the mystery of hands with palmistry and neuroscience illusions.
• Try out some nail art.
• Get dexterous with games and computers from different ages – and paper, scissors, stone.
• Enjoy an installation produced by young people from HCA, Coram’s Fields, KCBNA and artist Elaine Duigenan.
• Try out some surgeon’s tools, and see how steady your hands are.
• Explore the wonders of handwriting in the Wellcome Library, and meet a palaeographer and a graphologist.
• Play a piano and see your digits up close.
• Enjoy the physical theatre performance of The Articulate Hand with Andrew Dawson. Performances start at 20.00 and 21.45. Tickets are available on the night of the event only.
• Hear from evolution expert Christophe Soligo on the difference between the hands of apes and humans. Tickets are available on the night of the event only.
Chris McManus will uncover the science of left and right handedness. Tickets are available on the night of the event only.

LOCATION: 183 Euston Road, London (nov 26, 19:00 – 23:00) 

It’s a FREE event, so anyone can drop in anytime!!

A discussion about more details of this ‘hands’ event is available at the Modern Hand Reading Forum.

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What are the best Palmistry books today?

What are the best Palmistry books today?

The Amazon Palmistry books TOP 100!

How is ‘Palmistry books TOP 100’ compiled? The rankings in this unique TOP 100 are based on the ‘Amazon sales rank‘ – a significant indicator which provides reliable info about how books are selling (online) around the world today.

The “Amazon Palmistry TOP 100” presents a mix of old & new books about classic palmistry (including famous authors e.g.: William G. Benham & Cheiro) & modern palm reading (including respected authors e.g.: Richard Unger & Nathaniel Altman).

Interestingly, palmistry & hand analysis experts from the ‘Global Palm Reader Network’ are provided the opportunity to send their ‘votes’ (positive AND negative!), in order to establish an additional RANKING for those palm reading & hand analysis books which present the highest ‘quality’ – as defined by the individual experts in this field!

What is your favourite palmistry book?

What is your favourite palmistry- or hand reading book? Please, feel free to name the title(s) if your favourite book(s) is not listed!!

NOTICE: The ‘voting system’ has only been introduced in the first week of november 2009 – so the true impact of these votes should likely become visible early in 2010!

SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING:
The Amazon Palmistry BOOKS TOP 100!
The Palmistry WEBSITES TOP 100!
HAND FACTS – News & Reports!
Palmistry news from The Netherlands! (‘Handlezen’)

The palmistry TOP 100!

What are today the world’s most popular websites presented by (professional) palm readers?

The NEW Palmistry TOP 100!!

In september 2009 a new (improved) palmistry ‘ranking’ formula (based on internet statistics) was presented – and you can now take a look at the result!

An analysis of 400 websites from 6 continents has indicated that the following 10 websites are likely to excel in the field of palmistry, palm reading, hand analysis, cheirology, quiromancia, hiromantia, etc:

(You can ‘click’ on the website thumbnails below for direct access!)

No.1:
www.handanalysis.com - website presented by hand analyst Larry Rodrigues (US).
 
No.2:
www.humanhand.com - website presented by cheirologist Kenneth Lagerström (Canada).
No.3:
www.palmistry.com - website presented by palmist Ghanshyam Singh Birla (Canada).
 
No.4:
ostara.mareno.net - website presented by handleser Jack Trappe (Germany).
No.5:
www.pdc.co.il - website presented by chirologist Arnold Holtzman (Israel).
No.6:
www.palmistryinternational.com - website presented by palmist Sue Compton (England).
 
No.7:
www.handanalysis.net - website presented by hand analyst Richard Unger (US).
No.8:
www.dermatoglyphics.com - website presented by fingerprint expert Andres J. Washington (US).
No.9:
www.dse.nl/~frvc/palmistry/ - website presented by antropologist F. van Cappelle (Netherlands).
No.10:
www.edcampbell.com - website presented by hand analyst Edward D. Campbell (US).

PS. NOTICE: The full ranking (including 400 websites) is available at:

The NEW Palmistry TOP 100!!
 

Famous palm readings: what do the hands of celebrities reveal?

Famous palm readings: what do the hands of celebrities reveal?

It’s always fun to take a look at the hands of celebrities! Quite a few sources on the internet present fascinating hand analyses often based on hig quality materials of the famous hands of famous people, including: high quality photos, hand prints & sometimes the fingerprints!

The following 2 resources have collected a long list of articles (+20) focussed on some interesting hand characteristics of some well-known celebrities:

• 1 – Famous hands: the hand of celebrities
• 2 – The hands of famous people

PalmistryReport presented earlier ‘celebrity hand-reports’ about:
Barack Obama – the 7th left handed US president!
Albert Einstein – did he have autism?
Leonid Stadnyk – the largest hand on earth!
Cheiro – the most famous palmist in the history of palmistry!

Palmist Cheiro said: the lifeline relates to the length of life.

Palmist Cheiro said: the lifeline relates to the length of life.

Palmist Cheiro said about the lifeline: ‘the line of life relates to the natural length of life’

When Cheiro – the ‘Godfather of palmistry’ – died he had a pretty long life line. But did his life line correspond with his age at death???

Researchers developed a formula to find the ‘age at death’ via the lifeline only!

Newrick, Affie & Corrall described in 1990:

“Palmistry has been the focus of heated argument since the first mention of its techniques in Indian and Chinese manuscripts of at least 3000 years ago. The science and popularity of the subject were brought to their peak by society palmist Louis Hamon, either better known by his pseudonym of Cheiro.”

One of the most famous theories of Cheiro was:

“… the lifeline relates to the length of life.”

In 1990 British 3 researchers performed a study focussed on the length of the lifeline in 100 cadavers. They developed an interesting method – with a piece of rope – to measure the lifelines, and the result were very significant: Cheiro’s theory appeared to be confirmed by the length of the lifelines of those 100 death people!

The ‘double blind’ study was done with great care, and the results found the newspapers all over the world.

How come that the study was never continued with a follow-up research?

Read the full article + more about the history of palmistry:

The history of palmistry
Palm reading: is palmistry a myth or reality?
Hand facts: more stories about human hands
Is finger length measurement the new Chiromancy?
Scientific research confirms Cheiro’s lifeline theory: longevity relates to length of the life line!?

Is the 2D:4D finger ratio the new chiromancy?

Is the 2D:4D finger ratio the new chiromancy?

Palmistry’s digital analogue: is 2D:4D finger ratio the new Chiromancy?

Chris McManus – author of the book: ‘Right Hand, Left Hand‘ – considers claims that finger-length ratios point to individual and sex differences.

Will measuring finger length ratios become the new Chiromancy? The famous palmist Cheiro would likely have loved John Manning’s ‘The Finger Book’!

Chiromancy (cheiromancy), the notorious pseudoscience that Sir Walter Scott bracketed with physiognomy, astrology and “other fantastic arts of prediction”, has for two decades been creeping back into scientific favour. And UK professor of Psychology John T. Manning appears to be its high priest.

Nevertheless, Chris McManus points out in his article that there are a few problems in John Manning’s digit ratio work. Manning’s theory generates a strong sense of deja vu, for so much is reminiscent of the rambling, sprawling, all-encompassing theory of almost all things neuropsychological, and indeed much beyond, put forward in the late 1980s. Read the rest of Chris McManus review of the finger length research:

Palmistry’s digital analogue: is 2D:4D finger ratio the new Chiromancy?
More digit ratio and finger length news

Fingers of fate - 2D:4D ratio: how the measure the length of the index finger + ring finger?

César Baldaccini presents an ode to the thumb: le pouce.

César Baldaccini presents an ode to the thumb: le pouce.

César Baldaccini presents an ode to: ‘the thumb’ [le pouce]:

“The hand without a thumb is at worst nothing but an animated fish-slice, and at best a pair of forcepts whose points don’t meet properly.

Whithout the thumb the hand is put back 60 million years in evolutionary terms to a stage when the thumb hand no independent movement and was just another digit.”

Quote by: John Napier

In the summer of 2008 one hundred works of the French sculptor César Baldaccini were exhibited from early July till the end of october at ‘la Fondation Cartier’ for Contemporary Art, featured by Jean Nouvel, architect of the building and friend of the famous artist.

The visitors were able to discover many of César’s famous thumbs, made by the artist with various materials including: bronze, Baccarat crystal, stainless steel, aluminum and pink marble.

The thumb (le pouce) by César Baldaccini presented at 'la Fondation Cartier' in Paris (2008).

MORE ABOUT THE THUMB:
Ode to the thumb – sculpute by César Baldaccini: ‘le pouce’
Hand art: thumb, finger & hand sculptures
The human thumb: differences between men & women
The culture of Palmistry: news & research
More finger length stories!

Scientific Hand Reading & Handshake Knowledge.

Scientific Hand Reading & Handshake Knowledge.

Irma de NaGy presents: ‘Handshake Knowledge’ & Scientific Hand Reading:

In 2008 Xlibris presented two books of Irma de NaGy, who was a student of the famous US. palmist William G. Benham.

Irma De Nagy’s books ‘Scientific Hand Reading’ & ‘Handshake Knowlegde’ provides more insight about the fascinating modern science hand reading & the basic principles of palmistry.

With over 1900 illustrations to help facilitate the reading of hands, ‘Scientific Hand Reading’ makes it easy for anyone to learn the basics of reading hands.

In 1952, Hungarian hand reader Irma de NaGy graduated from palmist Dr. William G. Benham’s New York Institute for Vocational Guidance, which covered the scientific study of human hands. Benham is the author of the so-called ‘bible of palmistry’: The Benham Book of Palmistry.

MORE PALM READING & PALMISTRY:
Handshake knowledge: scientific palm reading
A career in palmistry
Hand reading: find a palmist or palm reader in Europe
Biometry: palm reading is not just for psychics
Palmistry WordPress: palm reader reports



London
Sheela Gandhi - Palmist from London, United Kingdom
Sheela
Gandhi

Palmist Sheela Gandhi reads palms in London (England – UK)

Expertises:
Palmistry, tarot & astrology.

FULL PROFILE:
Palmist Sheela Gandhi

Indian palmistry.

Sheela Ghandi presents her palmistry work with Bharat Ghandhi at Astrologer & Palmist – which states:

“Bharat and Sheela Gandhi are amazing astrologers and palmists with uncanny and very accurate horoscopes/readings. Bharat has more than 42 years experience in astrology and palmistry readings. Sheela has more than 37 years experience in the same field.

They are both available for accurate horoscopes/readings in astrology, palmistry, clairvoyance, numerology, psychic and tarot cards. The readings can be arranged by prior appointments, post, by phone or email.”

More palmistry & palm reading from England (UK):
* Hand reading news & hand reader experts from Europe
* Find a palmist or palm reader in England (UK)
* Finger length of London stoch traders predicts financial success
* Palmistry in Torquay (UK): Lynn Seal
* Palmistry in Leeds (UK): Harrison Richards
* Palmistry in Kirby Bedon (UK): Johnny Fincham



Bodegraven
Magda van Dijk - Hand reader (handleeskundige) from Bodegraven, The Netherlands
Magda
van Dijk

Hand reader Magda van Dijk reads hands in Bodegraven, The Netherlands

Expertises:
The Dutch hand reading system: Universele Handleeskunde.

FULL PROFILE:
Hand reader Magda van Dijk

Magda van Dijk's website: Universele Handleeskunde.

Palm reader Magda van Dijk presents her Dutch palm reading system ‘Universele Handleeskunde’ [‘Universal Handreading’] at her website: Universele Handleeskunde:

“‘Universal Handreading’ is the wisdom of the Old Time with the knowledge of the New Time to a fully integrated universal.

Modern handreading is an empirical science: the conclusions are based on experience and facts. Universal Handreadng is a system of clearly defined rules combined with psychological insight, knowledge and human empathy. It is a science focussed on the combination of an accurate analysis of the hand in order to make a firm conclusion.

‘Universal Handreading’ uses the ancient knowledge of many cultures enriched and updated with modern psychological insights.”

More palmistry & palm reading from The Netherlands:
Handleeskunde nieuws + handlezer netwerk (in Dutch language)
Handlezen nieuws + vind een handlezer
Vind een handlezer in Nederland
Hand reading in Europe
Finger length & other hand news