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’

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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.
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING:
What does the presence of a ‘simian line’ reveal?
The story of the ‘Sydney line’: how it relates to the ‘simian line’!

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!



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

Palmist Nisha Ghai says: palmistry is a science!

Palmist Nisha Ghai says: palmistry is a science!

Is palmistry a science?

Palmist Nisha Ghai is the director of the Institute of Palmistry in New Delhi – which was found by the famous Indian palmist professor Dayanand

Nisha Ghai answers in her article the question: ‘what makes palmistry a science?’, and she describes how classic palmistry developed into the modern science of palm reading.

In her writing the palmist from New Delhi focusses on the following questions:

1) How scientific is palmistry?
2) How do the hand lines develop?
2) Do the hand lines change?
3) Which hand does the palmist examine?

“The palm is a mirror of our Brain and mind. The raised portion of flesh on palm are known as Mounts. The palm lines are waves, which indicate activeness of our unconscious mind. The Lines on the palm are the waves which indicate what goes in our unconscious mind.”

LEARN MORE ABOUT INDIAN PALMISTRY:

Palmistry: a science in progress
24 Percent of Indians consult a palmist!
Hand facts: what are basic characteristics of human hands?
Is finger length measurement the new Chiromancy?
We are all one: Hindu palm readers push you along a spiritual path!

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!?



Cairo
Suzanne Mitchell Egan - Palmist from Cairo, Egypt
Suzanne
Mitchell Egan

Palmist Suzanne Mitchell Egan reads palms in Cairo (Egypt)

Expertises:
Palmistry & tarot.

FULL PROFILE:
Palmist Suzanne Mitchell Egan

Palmistry in Egypt - Africa.

Suzanne Mitchell Egan lives in Cairo and together with an Anglo-Egyptian team she presented in 2007 the first ‘Mind, Body and Spirit Festival of Giving’ ever to be held in Egypt.

Suzanne is also founder member & board director of the newly charted Rotary Club of Giza Cosmopolitan.

More palmistry & palm reading from Egypt & Africa:
Find a palmist or palm reader in Egypt
Palmistry news & hand reader experts from Africa
Palmistry partners from Africa
The Palmistry TOP 100 – section: Africa
Palmistry & Palm 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



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