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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9 LINES & 9 NAMES:
WHAT ARE THE CONNECTIONS?

The names of the 9 hand lines (most of them are quite frequently mentioned in the palmistry literature) are:

A = Buddha line (first described by Japanese palmist: Hachiro Asano)
B = Equipoise line* (first described by PDC chirologist: Arnold Holtzman)
C = Girdle of Venus (e.g. described by Australian hand reader: Andrew Fitzherbert)
D = Healing stigmata (e.g. described by US hand reader: William G. Benham)
E = Intuition line (e.g. described by US palmist: Nathaniel Altman)
F = Passion line (first described by UK chirologist: Johnny Fincham)
G = Poorva Punya (e.g. described by Canadian palmist: Ghanshyam Singh Birla)
H = Ring of Solomon (e.g. described by the Irish palmist: Cheiro)
I = Via Lascivia (e.g. described by US hand analyst Edward D. Campbell)

 

The palmistry QUIZ-task is quite simple:
‘Which hand line (in the picture above) belongs to which name?’

(You can submit your answers as a response to this blog post, but you can also discuss the details at the Modern Palmistry Forum, at:     The ‘Weird-Hand-Lines QUIZ’ – part 1)

The Books that were presented by the palm reading & palmistry experts mentioned behind the 9 names of the hand lines are all listed in the:
Palmistry books TOP 100 – listed by ‘Amazon Sales Rank’

Your Life is in your hands!

THE FULL STORY:
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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What does the presence of a ‘simian line’ reveal?
The story of the ‘Sydney line’: how it relates to the ‘simian line’!

VoiceAmerica & Kenneth Lagerstrom present new radio show: Your life is in your hands!

VoiceAmerica & palmistry expert Kenneth Lagerström (Canada) present the very first weekly radio show about modern palm reading & hands:

YOUR LIFE IS IN YOUR HANDS

Earlier this week Kenneth Lagerström wrote on his blog:

“I will be hosting a new show on VoiceAmerica.com, the worlds largest internet talk radio. The show is titled “Your Life is in Your Hands”, with topics each week relating to the hands (of course). Starting March 30 it airs live each Tuesday at 11:00am Pacific time on Voice America’s “7th Wave” channel. The first episode is an introduction to palmistry and hand analysis, with guest Jennifer Hirsch.”

SUGGESTION FOR FURTHER READING:
Palmistry 2010 re-defined: ‘What is palm reading today?’

Modern palmistry (hand analysis or chirology) is not about predicting the future of individuals, it’s about the life of indvidual (specified to issues related to: psychology, personality & temperament).
Palmistry thumb 1.Palmistry thumb 2.Palmistry thumb 3.

What is Palmistry? - Palmistry 2010: a redefinition!

PALMISTRY 2010: What is Palmistry today?

In the early days palmistry was merely used as a ‘divination’ tool. But times have changed and so did the applications of palmistry!

Especially in Western countries the activities of the modern palmist should no longer associated with the early applications of future predictions & fortune readings. But nevertheless, today on the internet definitions of palmistry (palm reading) often merely relate to the aspect of ‘divination’. Time to present a redefinition of palmistry!

What is Palmistry in 2010?

“Palmistry is the practice (or art) of studying the hands, usually with the intent focussed on one (or more) of the following four aspects of life:

1 – health consultation, 2 – character interpretation, 3 – life purpose orientation, 4 – divination”

More details concerning each of the four types of palmistry is available here:
The basic principle of Palmistry & Palm Reading!

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!!
 

The hand Michael Jackson - a palmistry reading.

Michael Jackson’s hand cast at Madame Tussauds in Berlin – ‘click’ for the full covered story!

The hands of Michael Jackson – the FULL PALM READING STORY!!

During the past weeks various palmistry experts around the world have presented their hand analysis of Michael Jackson’s hands. The extended article above includes all updates, but you can also find a few of them directly below:

Magda van Dijk (The Netherlands) – ‘Michael Jackson in memorium’;
Javier di Vito (Argentina) – ‘Las manas de Michael Jackson’;
Peter John (Canada) – Michael Jackson youtube palm reading’.

In february 2009 various media published ‘shocking’ photos reports about the state of Michael Jackson’s hands. Only 4 months later – june 25, 2009 – Michael Jackson suffered a cardiac arrest and suddenly died. The first part of this article is a tribute to the hands of the ‘King of Pop’ & his famous hand glove icon!

Additional research indicates that the ‘health’ of Michael’s hands deteriorated rapidly during the last year of his life. Could one have foreseen his death by the state of his hands? This question will be answered in the final part of this article.

FULL REPORT: THE HANDS OF MICHAEL JACKSON

Michael Jackson: 'hand developments in time'.

MORE REPORTS ON MICHAEL JACKSON’S HANDS:
More hand facts about Michael Jackson!
Famous hands: the hands of celebrities!



Chittorgarh
Palmist P.M.S. Sethi reads hands in Chittorgarh, India
P.M.S. Sethi

Palmist Parender Mohan Singh Sethi reads hands in Chittorgarh – Rajasthan, India

Expertises:
Hand analysis and astrological consultancy; palmistry author.

FULL PROFILE:
Palmist P.M.S. Sethi

Palmistry by Indian palmist P.M.S. Sethi.

Palmist Parender Mohan Singh Sethi says about palmistry:

“Palmistry helps us to know and understand the meanings of these signs or seals on the hands caused by God to know ourselves our work, our strength, weakness and our present past and future. I can read for you accurately so you can use this knowledge to better shape your future.”

More palmistry & palm reading from India:
The palm reader network in India
Indian doctors seek for link between HIV & palmistry
24% Of Indians consult a palmist!
Palm reading: how long is your life line?
Palmistry for you – blogspot by Parender Sethi

Health is in your hands - swine flu prevention is a matter of hand hygiene.

Your health is in your hands! With the rise of the swine flu pandemic, palmists & palm readers should be very aware of their hand hygiene. Reading the ’10 commandments for hand hygiene’ could be very helpful:

THE 10 COMMANDMENTS FOR ‘HAND HYGIENE’!

– 1 –
“Wash your hands regularly with soap and water,
do not forget to scrub between your fingers
and the back of your hands!”

– 2 –
“Use paper wipes for drying your hands,
no warm air dryers!”

– 3 –
“Do not touch food before washing your hands!”

– 4 –
“When sneezing use a tissue,
and throw the tissue away
quickly and carefully!”

– 5 –
“When coughing use a tissue, not your hands!”

– 6 –
“Do not put your fingers in your mouth,
do not bite your fingernails!”

– 7 –
“Do not shake hands, and avoid the fist bump!”

– 8 –
“After shaking hands or other skin contact,
wash your hands as soon as possible!”

– 9 –
“Avoid touching objects in public spaces!”

– 10 –
“When using antimicrobial/antiseptic soap,
combine with using hand oil/lotion,
to avoid dry hand injuries!”

SUGGESTION FOR FURTHER READING:

Swine flu prevention is a matter of ‘hand hygiene’!
A kiss is healthier than a handshake!
Your health is in your hands!
More swine flu prevention: the 10 commandments for hand hygiene!
warning: why hand sanitizers may increase risk of swine flu exposure!
How to stop the swine flu? No handshaking, try Barack Obama’s fist bump!

Hand germs palm reading: 'what germs are on your hand?'.