Palmistry – Everything You Need To Know
Palmistry or ‘chiromancy’ is the art of telling the future of a person by studying the palm of his hand. The practice is found in many countries around the world, but with several variations according to different cultures. By ‘reading’ the lines of the palms, hand sizes, shapes, as well as the finger length and flexibility, palmists can predict certain facts about a person, like character traits, wealth, career, wisdom and more.
History of Palmistry
Palmistry can trace its roots back to Hindu Astrology and gypsy (Roma) fortune-telling. From the ancient frescoes that remain in the ruins of India, and texts passed down from Brahmanism, it’s obvious that palmistry was a very popular practice back then. In China, also, this practice was known for many years. In fact, the first complete palmistry work in China appeared during the Western Han Dynasty (202 BC – 9 AD), written entirely by Xu Fu.
The people who practice chiromancy are generally called palm/hand readers, palmists or chirologists. There are a number of famous palmists who practice palm reading and continue to make advances in the technique. Cheiro (William John Warner, 1866-1936) is considered to be the most popular palmist of all times. He was an Irish astrologer in the early 20th century. He considered himself as a gift psychic and intuitive person and he travelled extensively in India in order to find more sources as to enrich his knowledge of palmistry. More specifically, while in India, he had the opportunity of reading some of the most secret texts on palmistry.
William Benham was a prominent American palmist and became interested in palmistry when he met a young gypsy girl when he was just 13 years old. She taught him everything she knew about gypsy chiromancy. After some years of extensive research and study, he completed his seminal work under the title ‘The Law of Scientific Handreading’ and he devoted his whole life in studying palmistry.
Another famous palmist is Prof. Daya Nand, who is the founder of the Institute of Palmistry. He has been practicing the reading of the palm for more than 30 years and has found a number of important facts about Health, Fate and Marriage Lines. Moreover, professor Nand together with the Indian famous palmist Nisha, (the Director of the Institute) did extensive research in palmistry and numerology for more than 20 years. Both believe that plamistry is related to human psychology.
How palm readings work
The palmists usually begin by reading your ‘dominant hand’, or the hand use the most. Some palmists believe that the other hand carries information from your past life, as well as hereditary characteristics. According to the famous palmists, new lines are created in your palms as the years go by. More specifically, there are various ‘lines’ and ‘mounts’ in your palm, which suggest a number of interpretations by their relative qualities, sizes and intersections. Some palmist readers also examine the various characteristics of the fingers, fingerprints, palmar skin patterns, as well as the skin texture and the color in order to generate certain conclusions.
There have been a number of palm readers who have gained a following because they are quite accurate. As with any future-telling skill or technique, there will be room for error, as no one is correct 100 percent of the time. Of course, some palm readers are just better than others, so if you’re thinking about getting your palms read, be sure that you do your homework and find out about the psalmist you will see. Ask others for referrals as well.
Having your palms read can be a great experience, just as any psychic method. If you’re interested, go ahead and venture out to find a psalmist you can see. Who knows? Perhaps you’ll get some inspiration and wisdom from the reading.