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

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

Expertises:
Palmistry, tarot & astrology.

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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.”

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Koh Samui
Palmist Bharat Melvin Rochlin
Bharat Melvin Rochlin

Palmist Bharat Melvin Rochlin reads hands in Koh Samui (Thailand)

Expertises:
Spiritual Palmistry

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Palmist Bharat Melvin Rochlin

Palmistry reading by Bharat.

Palmist Bharat Rochline is a palmistry representative from the Thailand. Bharat writes on her website palmistryreading.com:

“… Palmistry is the Mystical science of the meanings of the lines and the shape of the palm and fingers. Similar to Astrology, Palmistry has been studied since ancient times when it was discovered that the lines and shape of the palm were associated with certain behavioral and personality traits. For example, it was noted that when a person’s thumb was set low in the hand, there was a high probability that the person would be kind and generous.

The lines on the hand are not stagnant or fixed but are constantly changing and reforming. They are alive and vibrant and change as we change. I see the lines as a bio-computer readout of our energy fields and patterns. This readout includes all our mental, emotional, psychological and spiritual channels and even shows past life tendencies and issues. This can help us to understand our habits, see our blocks, shortcomings, talents and advantages, and even understand where we are in terms of enlightenment.

My approach incorporates both logic and intuition. I use logic to jump to intuition and confirm my intuition with the help of logic. I use only the information I have discovered to be true and have verified over my years of practice.”



Kathmandu
Palmist Shailesh Ghimire
Shailesh Ghimire

Palmist Shailesh Ghimire reads palms in Kathmandu (Nepal)

Expertises:
Vedic Palmistry & Hindu Palm Reading

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Palmist Shailesh U. Ghimire

Vedic palmistry & Hindu palm reading.

Palmist Shailesh Ghimire is a palmistry representive from the Nepalese capital city Kathmandu. Shailesh Ghimire writes on his website www.astro.kchahiyo.com about vedic palmistry & astrology:

Hindu/Vedic Astrology – An Ancient Science:”

“Vedic Astrology is considered to be one of the oldest, most accurate and consistent form of astrology all over the world. It is a natural cosmic science based on real astronomy. In Nepal where Astrology is taken very seriously, it is one of the most important gifts to the Vedic culture. Vedic Astrology is generally regarded to be very predictive in nature and hence, it can help you to face the future in a better way, evading any misfortunes or obstacles that might be laid down in your path to success.”



ahmedabad
Vanesh Kansara - Palmist from Ahmedabad
Vanesh
Kansara

Palmist Vanesh Kansara reads palms in Ahmedabad (India)

Expertises:
Prime Prediction Palmistry: ‘HASTREKHA’.

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Palmist Vanesh Kansara

Prime Prediction Palmistry

Vanesh Kansara on primeprediction.com, his website:

“No astrologer or palmist is the God himself. He has his own limitations, so anybody asking questions, should never think that he contacts the God himself. In facts, the Astrology or the Palmistry is based on certain rules & calculations.”

Palmjyotish by palmist Prof. Kutty

Palmist Prof. T.M.R. Kutty claims world record in palm reading

Palmist claims to have read one million pair of hands:

The NDA Government will complete its term. The Ayodhya dispute will be solved amicably. Want to know more about the good things in store for all of us? Just ask Professor Kutty Swami, now set to enter the Guinness Book of Records… .

A RENOWNED palmist, Professor T.M.R. Kutty Swami of Kerala will soon enter the Guinness Book of Records for predicting the future of one million peopke the world over. A phenomenal success in the fields of astrology, palmistry and numerology, Prof. Kutty has predicted the lives of several political leaders in India and abroad.

An ardent devotee of Lord Murugan, Prof. Kutty follows the `prasnam’ method of predicting things through `physiognomy’ — reading the person by looking at his face. He also measures fingers, palm and the body and gives instant reading. Further he has practised a unique method of giving predictions through telephone on hearing the person’s voice from the other side.

Prof. Kutty had correctly predicted the assassination of the former Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi and the Gujarat earthquake last year. Talking to The Hindu in Delhi this past week, Prof. Kutty said that the NDA Government led by Atal Behari Vajpayee would complete its five-year term without much difficulty.

In the 2004 elections, Congress would capture power and its President Sonia Gandhi would have a very good opportunity to become the Prime Minister and her daughter Priyanka Gandhi would succeed her.

Asked about chances of Indo-Pak conflict, he said there was no chance for a war at the moment. However, General Musharraf, he said was facing a bad situation for the next 15 months and it would be very difficult for him to wriggle out of the problems.

He said though Pakistan militants were trying to prevent holding of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, they would be held without much difficulty.

The imbroglio in Ayodhya would be amicably solved with both Hindus and Muslims agreeing for the construction of a Ram temple and a Masjid side by side.

(THIS IS A REPORT FROM 2002)

SOURCE:
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Palmist Prof. T.M.R. Kutty

Palmist Prof. T.M.R. Kutty from Kerala

 



stuttgart
Manfred Magg - Hand Analysis & Palm Reading
Manfred
Magg

Palmist Manfred Magg reads palms in Aichwald – Stuttgart (Germany)

Expertises:
Astropalmistry ‘hand and horoscope’: the combination of Palmistry (Chirology) and Astrology.

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Palmist Manfred Magg

Hand and Horoscope

Manfred Magg writes on his website www.handundhoroscope.de about astropalmistry:

PALMISTRY AND ASTROLOGICAL CONSULTING

There are different ways to use palmistry (chirology) and astrology. I work with them as a very practical way for self-knowledge and to understand certain situations or developments that point to the future.

Palmistry (Chirology ) and astrology complete each other perfectly, as a characterology and for a better understanding of one’s own biography. They help you to live consciously and to do the right thing at the right time.”

The origins of Palmistry!

August 20, 2008

The origins of palmistry

The origins of palmistry

The origins of Palmistry:

There are at least two palmistry traditions; Eastern and Western. A relationship between those two traditions has existed historically as well. It turns out not everyone believes that the Gypsies brought palmistry to the West.

FULL ARTICLE:
Theories and speculations about the origins of western palmistry

According to Fred Gettings (1965), the earliest reference to palmistry (palm reading) in Indian literature appears in the Vasistha, Rule 21. There, an ascetic is forbidden to earn his living by explaining omens, or by engaging in astrology and palmistry. The Ancient Code of Manu, also Vedic, upholds similar principles.Yet, in later times, palmistry became highly regarded in India. Palmistry was considered so important that the hands of gods in paintings and sanctuaries were carved with markings of lines and symbols. They were highly exaggerated, and not very similar to real-life palms.

Trade was open to the Greeks through established routes used by Arabs for centuries. What became Western palmistry traveled East. Alexander the Great, a pupil of Aristotle, is conjectured to have brought interest in the art back. Lines appeared on the palms of Greek statues of gods as well.

However nice this theory sounds, I would be remiss not to point out that Ancient Egyptians, Chaldeans, Sumerians, and Babylonians all have been credited with originating the art as well.

A few months ago I even received an email from an Independent reader in Thailand who suggested that palmistry began with Native American tribes in the US. My reader suggests that Carl Jung wrote the forward to the book by Julius Spier, The Hands of Children, and was remiss in not mentioning that Erich Neumann’s wife was an internationally know palmist. Jung took an interest in palmistry, the reader points out, and regarded Neuman highly, but didn’t in all his letters or books mention his wife reading hands.

In the Western tradition, the art evolved from basic lines, to hand shapes, to texture and markings. Medieval writings focus on the lines. By the sixteenth century, the spirit of individuality was emerging. Early Renaissance scholars were often well versed in palmistry, and markings for different kinds of patterns were devised.

The practice, still thought of as an art, was closely connected to astrology. Each finger and mound was related to a planet. It was thought a whole constellation of one’s life could be read in the thumb.

So, when you go in for the art of divining, be sure you get your money’s worth. The whole story is not told in the lines. Like the history of trauma, the history of palmistry is buried underground and often veers off course. Its development has not unfolded in a linear fashion. In England, palmistry was not pursued with the same intensity as it was elsewhere. Chiromancy was primarily associated increasingly with the gypsies. Universities did not pursue its scholarship and practice, as did institutions of higher learning on the other continents.

If the gypsies came from the Pariahs of India, as some maintain, this would mean an alternate route of dispersion of Western knowledge. Traveling from shire to shire in the 1500s, they performed all sorts of crafts to get money from the landholders; palmistry being one such craft. But a practitioner among the lower classes was considered to be either a gypsy or a witch, thus the practice of palmistry merited death according to a law that was not repealed in England until the reign of George III.

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The history of Palmistry

August 16, 2008

The history of Palmistry

The history of Palmistry

From gypsies to modern science:

Long ago gypsies used palmistry as “a crafty means to deceive people”. But nowadays acedemic science shows an interest for the work of modern Palmists.

FULL ARTICLE:
The history of palmistry

Speculation existed that the gypsy fortune tellers prevalent in England had come from Egypt. But practice in Egypt had long ago died out by the time the gypsies arrived in Europe. In high social circles in India, however, the art was still popular and thriving.Yet the official British attitude towards palmistry expressed in a statute of Henry VIII in 1530 was that it was “a crafty means to deceive people.” Such an attitude was not found on the continent. Furthermore, there was already a written chiromantic tradition 200 years before the gypsies arrived.Eventually, the British began to rescue the art from the gypsy veneer, which was thought to spoil the practice.

New books on palmistry began to appear in England in 1652, such as George Wharton’s The Art of Divining by the Lines and Signature Ingraven on the Hand of Man. These books appeared during the so-called “golden age” of the pseudo-sciences in England; supported by Thomas Hyll’s publication of a book on palmistry in 1613.

Hyll was able to support himself as a “miscellaneous” writer, working on translations for publishers and on compilations. But he also was a very enlightened Jack of all trades whose interest in palmistry, astrology, and the like showed through in his publications — which flourished between 1550 and 1599.

Alchemical research was also on the rise at this time. All sorts of arts were being rescued from where they had been buried during the Dark Ages. But chirology (a scientific approach) began to replace chiromancy. The latter was more intuitive. Chirology set the tone for rationalization of the art during the Enlightenment. And guess what? (This should come to no surprise to those familiar with the history of women in Western civilization); as medical doctors ousted the female midwives, the scientific rationalists gradually usurped the female gypsy fortune tellers from society.

The palmists portrayed in Italian paintings of gypsy chiromancers during the 16th century were women, delicately holding the hands of male clients. Go see an engraving by Benoit Audran and Caravaggio’s The Gypsy Fortune Teller the next time you are in the vicinity of the Louvre.

Gradually, these visual images were replaced by portraits of distinguished-looking gentlemen bearing books, such as that of Richard Sanders in his text, Physiognomie, And Chiromacie, Metoposcopie.

The man in the portrait holds a book. He stands between a British family seal and a window to the outside world. Beside him is a globe situated behind a table with various instruments suggesting scientific procedure.

But his books are readable, which helped to re-popularize the arts. His love of more occult sciences — like divination by nails reflecting sunrays (onychomancy), divination by the flight of birds (orniscopy), and divination by wine (oinomancy) — remained in the picture as he disclosed the secrets of palmistry.

Sanders later became an advocate of the interpretation of signs on the various mounds of the palms, combined with alchemical and astrological references. Both Hebrew and Latin are used on the front of the above-mentioned book.

Palmistry was thus rescued from the lower classes — from foreigners and from women — for the benefit of titillation of the British upper class.

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