Your Life is in your hands!

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THE HAND LINES & PALMAR CREASES

[tweetmeme source=”handresearch” only_single=false] Last month VoiceAmerica’s radioshow “Your Life is in Your Hands” presented an episode devoted to the palmar creases of the hand. UK hand analyst Lynn Seal was invited to talk with host Kenneth Lagerström about the mysterious ‘lines of the hands’.

During the hour various aspects of the hand lines were discussed, including: the mystery of the ‘palmar flexion creases’, the prenatal development of the (major) hand lines in the early life of the embryo, line variations among ethnic populations, the differences between hand lines in the left and right hand, and how the hand lines can be used for different purposes in palmistry. Lynn explained very well that in time the hand lines can show significant changes; this simple fact might explain why the validity of ‘future predictions based on the hand lines’ are even disputed from within the palmistry community!

Unfortunately the podcast of the show is nog longer available, but Kenneth has pointed out that the recording will become available at HumandHand.com in the near future.

How to understand the major characteristics of the lines in the palm of your hands properly?

In modern palm reading (cheirology) the hand lines are not used for predicting the future; contrary the hand lines are recognized as ‘energy flows’ reflecting process in the body and the brain which related the various aspects of an indvidual, including temperament, personality & and interpersonal functioning.
Palmistry: the major hand lines & palmar creases.

HAND LINES IN THE HAND OF AN EMBRYO

Contrary to what many believe, the development of the hand lines does not directly relate to the movements of the hands. For example, the three major hand lines (life line, heart line and head line), start developing in the hand of the little embryo in the 2nd month of gestation – while the first hand movements do not occure before the 2nd half of the third month.

Another indication is provided by the fact that usually the ‘passive’ hand (= left hand for righthanded people) shows more hand lines then the ‘active hand’ (= right hand for righthanded people). And often the hands of people who are active in jobs that require a lot of manual work, show less palmar lines than those who are active in jobs that are not featured with the use of the hands (such as social work).

After about 7 weeks the life line starts developing in the hand of the embryo.
The hand of a 7 week old embryo.The hand of a 7 week old embryo after 48 days.

WHAT DO THE HAND LINES REVEAL?

Despite the fact that many palmists around the world – especially in Asia – still claim that the lines in the palm or our hands reveal information about our future, the truth is that within the global palm reading community there appears to be a growing number of debaters who actually question the validity of this claim.

While traditional palmistry has merely been a matter of using the hand as an occult ‘tool’ – focussed on making (future) ‘prediction’; in the 20th century modern palm reading became more focussed on the issue of understanding human nature, by studying the psychological- & spiritual life of individuals.

The most frequently asked question is probably: “what do my hand lines reveal?” Interestinly, the answer might actually depend on the person who is faced with this question! For example, a traditional palmist might point to your future, a modern palm reader might point of your brain, and a scientific hand analyst … might point to your genes!

14 Palmar creases: an overview of the most common hand lines.
Palmar creases: an overview of the most common hand lines.
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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!?

the fingers, mounts and major lines.

The tradition of palmistry usually includes some basic aspects of the hands (see the palmistry chart):

* The fingers: (see the picture above)

– Thumb, which includes: ‘will’ (point 15), ‘logic’ (point 14), + related palmar zone: the mount of Venus (point 12);
– Index finger: a.k.a. the ‘jupiter finger’ (point 4);
– Middle finger: a.k.a. the ‘saturn finger’ (point 3);
– Ring finger: a.k.a. the ‘apollo finger’ (point 2);
– Little finger: a.k.a. the ‘mercurius finger’ (point 1).

* The mounts: (see the picture above)

– Starting with: the palmar zone of the thumb: a.k.a. the ‘mount of venus’ (point 12), the ‘mount of moon’ (point 11), the 2 ‘mounts of mars’ (point 10 – 2x) + the ‘plain of mars’ (point 13); below the index finger: the ‘mount of jupiter’ (point 9), the ‘mount of saturn’ (point 8), the ‘mount of apollo’ (point 7), and the ‘mount of mercurius’ (point 6).

* The major lines: (see the picture above and the picture below)

– Heart line
– Head line
– Life line
– Fate line.

* The minor lines: (see the picture below)

– Girdle of Venus (see the picture above)
– Apollo line (or: sun line)
– Relationship lines
– Intuition line
– Health line
– Mars line
– Family chain

the minor lines.

The major lines in palmistry

In classic palmistry there are 4 major lines, traditionally known as the ‘heart line’, the ‘head line’, the ‘life line’, and the ‘fate line’.

  • The HEART line (BLUE line in picture above):
    In classic palmistry this line is often called the ’emotional’ line.
  • The HEAD line (GREEN line in picture above):
    In classic palmistry this line is often called the line of ‘mentality’.
  • The LIFE line (YELLOW line in picture above):
    In classic palmistry this line is often called the line of ‘vitality’.
  • The FATE line (ORANGE line in picture above):
    In classic palmistry this is often called the ‘destiny’ line or ‘career’ line.


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    “HANDS ARE THE MIRRORS OF THE SOUL”

    “In palmistry one learns to harness the unlimited powers of insight, creativity and spirituality. It allows changing mindset to make emotions, positive and negative, work. Palmistry can answer all “your” individual questions by unlocking the secrets. Discover your hidden talents and abilities.

    THE FIVE BASIC LINES ON A HUMAN HAND

    1. Life Line (birth, health, longevity)
    2. Love Line (soul mate connections, engagements, marriage)
    3. Work Line (employment opportunities, ability)
    4. Reproduction (possibilities in birth)
    5. Bracelets (timelines and how one handles life)”

    Palmistry - the length of the life line

    Palmistry - the length of the life line

    “Mr. Palmist, what’s the meaning of the length of the ‘life line’?”

    The life line is one of the most well-known features of Palmistry. Most people are able to find the life line in their own hands.

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    Some guidelines from the international Palmistry literature about the ‘life line’ (or ‘line of life’):

    William G. Benham writes in ‘The Benham Book of Palmistry’ (1900):

    (p. 467): “The line of Life indicates the health of the subject during the various periods of life, his physical strength in general, and whether he lives during each period on his nervous force or relies upon muscular robustness. By reason of these facts, it records many detailed events in his life, and forms a basis to fall back upon when seeking confirmations and explanations of indications found elsewhere in the hand.”

    Edward D. Campbell writes in ‘The Encyclopedia of Palmistry’ (1996):

    (p.133): “To the Indian palmists, this line reflects the strength of the family tree. Long, clear, and well-marked life lines are indicative of strength, vitality, good immune systems, good recovery ability, resilience, and sexual energy, especially if they describe a generous curve around a healthy mount of Venus.”

    Arnold Holtzman, Ph.D. writes in ‘Psychodiagnostic Chirology in Analysis and Therapy’ (2004):

    (p.116): “The tenar line: ego drive discipline. This line is identified almost universally as the line of life. And while tradition and folklore have their place in any culture this very unfortunate labeling has contributed to countless tragedies over the years. Books have been published in which the assertion was made that the length of this line is an indicator of the length of the person’s life, and many a death can be attributed to a palmist’s stated certainty that the subject would not life beyond a given year. It is imperative, then, to establish at the start that there is no link whatsoever between this line and the length of one’s life.”

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    Palm reading goes medical

    August 16, 2008

    Palmistry - the length of the life line

    Palmistry goes medical

     

     

    Space scientist talks about Palm Reading

    Kumar, 42, is a scientist at the Indian Space Research Organization in Bangalore, India. Twelve years ago, a palm reader told him by looking at the palm of his hand that he would become a palm reader himself.

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    Palm reading goes medical

    It was a prediction that really embarrassed Kumar, he said in an e-mail, but that ended up igniting his interest in palm reading reading. He spent years reading books and learning about this science and ended up opening his own practice.There, Kumar said, he observed many hands and was able to detect similarities in the palm linese of people living with certain type of diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease. This led to his visit to the Regional Cancer Center where he studied the palm lines of about 160 patients with cancer. According to Kumar’s observations, most of them had the same lines.”It made me think of another matter”, said Kumar. “If this disease is detected in the primary stage itself, it is quite curable. Then why can’t we get precaution against this fatal disease through finding the palm line symptoms? Really, this notion opened before me the endless and eventful vista of medical palm reading.”

    Medical Palm Reading around the world

    The general definition of palm reading is the study of the hand lines to predict the future, assess personalities and provide counseling. Medical palm reading on the other hand, looks at the hand’s lines, shape and texture to detect abnormalities that will help diagnose physical and mental diseases.

    For centuries, Chinese and Indian medicine has recognized the link between palmistry and good health. Abnormalities such as vertical ridges on the fingernails, or a life line that’s faint in color, can represent a diagnosis for all sorts of illnesses from intestinal problems to heart disease. The Catholic Church, for its part, has always branded palm reading as devil worship and forced it underground.

    So far however, this science is still far from being accepted in the West. According to Kenneth Lagerstrom, a professional palmist and founder of a website on the human hand, in North America “the palms of the hands are sometimes called ‘no man’s land’ because it’s expected that no self-respecting medical professional will deal with palmistry.”

    Another reason for the West’s reluctance to recognize medical palm reading as a reliable diagnosis tool is the lack of belief in what is considered by many here as an “occult science,” Lagerstrom said. In addition, he blames his fellow practitioners themselves for all the uncertainties still surrounding medical palm reading.

    “In my opinion,” he said, “more than 95 percent of them are either dangerously incompetent or outright fraudulent. Very few seek details that can be scientifically or medically verified, preferring instead to make their readings either fortune-telling or ‘spiritual.’”

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