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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God Given Glyphs - A new book about Five Elemental Chirology!

God Given Glyphs!

What is 5 Element Chirology?

Chirologist Jennifer Hirsch – founder of the Chirology Center of South Africa – presented last year her self-published book – titled: ‘God Given Glyphs’. An authentic pioneering book in the field of hand reading, which has been recognized by fellow (elemental) chirologers as a new milestone in the history of chirology!

An authentic, dedicated book about modern hand reading, featured with a beautiful 3-dimensional cover.

Jennifer Hirsch positions ‘Five Elemental Chirology’ follows:

“The term ‘chirology’ describes the collective global body – both ancient and modern – of all facets of the knowledge and study of the forms and markings of the human hand. Consequently, there exist today various other Wester and Eastern systems of chirological hand analysis, including traditional European palmistry.”

The unique character of ‘Five Element Chirology’ lies in the origins of ancient Buddhism. The Buddhistic philosophy describes how “the principle of graduated materiality” manifests through the four elements ‘earth’, ‘water’, ‘fire’, and ‘air’ are graduates from the fifth element ‘chi’. Where ‘chi’ represents the highest teachings of love, compassion and foregiveness.

‘Five Element Chirology’ describes how the five Buddhistic elements can be studied through the shape and features of the hands.

READ FURTHER ABOUT OTHER ASPECTS OF CHIROLOGY:
Chirology & Hand Reading in South-Africa
Chirology news, research & psychology
Cheirology & Hand Reading in Africa
Psychodiagnostic Chirology

In ‘Five Element Chirology’ each finger relates to one of the 5 Buddhistic elements.
The hand, the fingers & the 5 Buddhistic elements.

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’)



San Rafael
Hart de Fouw - hand analyst in San Rafael, California (US)
Hart
de Fouw

Hand analyst Hart de Fouw reads hands in San Rafael, California (US)

Expertises:
Vedic hand analysis – a.k.a. Hasta Samudrika Shastra.

FULL PROFILE:
Hand analyst Hart de Fouw

Vedic hand analysis in the US: Hasta Samudrika Shastra.

Hart de Fouw started studying the Vedic culture in India, and in 1973 he met K.L. Mantri. Since then he started learning to master the core of the Vedic culture – including the vedic hand reading system, called: ‘Hasta Samudrika Shastra’.

On his website Hart de Fouw writes:

“Hasta Samudrika (very loosely “hand analysis”) is a powerful ally of Jyotish. But it enjoys one great advantage over Jyotish: Rapid Accessibility, when properly taught. Because it naturally complements other disciplines like psychology and alternative health care, counselors and their clients in many fields benefit by the information derived through hand analysis.”

More about Vedic & Indian hand analysis:
Palmistry & hand analysis: ‘East meets West’
Hindu palm readers push along the spiritual path
Palmistry: myth or reality
Palmistry & hand reading around the world

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

hand reading of power!.

Barack Obama: hand reading of power

Barack Obama will soon get his hands on the most powerful job in the Western world. And those hands might reveal a lot about what Barack Obama will do with the power in his hands. Lori Reid, an expert author in hand reading & palmistry, has examined the hand lines on Barack Obama’s hand palm, as well as the length and width of his fingers – this hand reader believes she has Obama’s personality all worked out.

Miss Reid says that Mr Obama’s left hand has extraordinarily long fingers and a long palm. “This hand shape fits into a category known as The Water Hand and is a common feature of artists, writers and thinkers”, she says. In the full article – see the first article below – Lori Reid makes 18 comments about Barack Obama’s left hand (Obama is left-handed) – in which she explains how Obama will likely use his power!

READ FURTHER ABOUT BARACK OBAMA’S HANDS:
Barack Obama: the hand of power
Palmist Gary Markwick about Barack Obama’s hands
Barack Obama is the 7th left handed US president! – TIP!!!
About Barack Obama’s sporty hand greeting with his wife



Puerto Píritu
Odette Dumas - Chirologist in Venezuela
Odette
Dumas

Chirologist Odette Dumas reads hands in Venezuela, South America.

Expertises:
Chirology & hand reading; author of a chirology book (in French language).

FULL PROFILE:
Chirologist Odette Dumas

Chirology & dermatoglyphics

Chirologist Odette Dumas has developed a method using colors to illustrate the paths of the dermatoglyphics: see the picture above, taken from the website of one her (former) students: Gerald Gagnon.

Since 2008 Odette Dumas is living in Puerto Píritu, Venezuela – she used to live in Canada.

Hand reader Odette Dumas is also the author of chirology book:

  • La main, reflet de soi, reflet de l’infini (1987) – published under the name: Odette Poisson
  • Find more hand reading experts in South-America:
    Quiromancia & Leer Mano en América del Sur



    Kirby Bedon
    Johnny Fincham - Chirologist in Kirby Bedon, UK
    Johnny
    Fincham

    Chirologist Johnny Fincham reads hands in Kirby Bedon (near Norwich, UK)

    Expertises:
    Chirology, hand reading & palmistry; author of various palmistry books.

    FULL PROFILE:
    Chirologist Johnny Fincham

    Palmprint 1996 Palmprint 1998

    Hand reader Johnny fincham writes on his website about ‘changing hands’:

    “The differences in these two hands may seem remarkable, but are in fact quite typical over a two year period. Your own hand may change more or less than this. The hand changes, you are not bound by ‘fate’. Your life is in your hands.”

    Palmist Johnny Fincham is the author of two (popular!) palmistry books:

  • The Spellbinding Power of Palmistry
  • Palmistry: Apprentice to Pro in 24 Hours

    Find more palmistry experts in the England & the UK:
    Find a palmistry expert in the UK

  • Psychodiagnostic chirology is a milestone in the history of modern hand reading!

    Psychodiagnostic chirology is a milestone in the history of modern hand reading!

    What is psychodiagnostic chirology?

    Founder Arnold Holtzman from Yehud (Israel) describes this advanced system of hand analysis as : ‘The Science of Handreading in Psychological Diagnosis’.

    In 1983 Holtzman presented his first book ‘Applied Handreading’, and in 2004 he presented his masterpiece: ‘The Illustrated Textbook of Psychodiagnostic Chirology in Analysis and Therapy’.

    Psychodiagnostich Chirology (PDC) is described by Holtzman in his second book as follows:

    “From its somewhat esoteric origins in the medical-genetic science of dermatoglyphics, Psychodiagnostic Chirology (PDC) has evolved to become one of the most powerful and dramatic tools available to professional therapists in the behavioral sciences today.”

    Interestingly, Holtzman has positioned PDC in line with the theoretical conceptualizations and clinical orientation described by various famous 20th century figures in the history of modern psychology, like for example: Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) and Abraham Maslow (1908-1970).

    The picture below describes the theoretic framework which is described in PDC of the human hand. The model includes two polar dimensions which are very related to the Psychoanalysis described by Freud (‘CONSCIOUS vs. SUBCONSCIOUS’ and ‘MIND vs. BODY’).

    The Psychodiagnostic Chirology model of the human hand.

    READ FURTHER ABOUT OTHER ASPECTS OF CHIROLOGY:
    Cheirology news from Africa
    Reviews of Holtzman’s work
    Chirology research & psychology
    Find a chirologist in Israel
    The hands of famous people