The science of chiromancy or palmistry originated before Christianity itself. The esteemed scientists and philosophers such as Aristotle, Pliny, Anaxagoras, Hispanus, Cardamis and Emperor Augustus all agreed to this fascinating discipline of Palmistry.
The Bible itself speaks of the markings in one’s hand in the book of Job as:“God placed signs or seals in the hands of men, that all men might know their works., and there is always the timeless knowledge that God and nature make nothing in vain.” For some time this knowledge of palmistry was left to quacks and novices .The Hindus, the Greeks, the Christians and many other learned cultures embraced this science of Palmistry.
Palmistry is a method of counselling that originated in India over 3,000 years ago. It is a part of a vast field of study, referred to as Samudrik Shastra, which literally means the ocean of knowledge. Palmistry is a sub-section of this vast knowledge and deals specifically with the study of the hand and the imprints therein.
Palmistry – fortune-telling?
Palmistry is not foretelling.The original intent of palmistry was for personality assessment and counselling. One’s emotional tendencies, social attitudes, conscious awareness and subconscious fears, blockages and strengths can be understood in great detail through this in-depth system which analyses the hand and the markings it carry.Though these days it is used to predict the future of an individual, palmistry does well with the personality assessment task.
You cannot make actual predictions with palmistry. However, since there is a definite mind-body connection, we know that negative or positive thinking affects our well-being.Due to our habitual way of thinking, we often repeat the same behaviour in the future as we exhibit in the present. If we can understand the pattern of our habits and thinking, then we can begin to ignore the negative cycles of behaviour and can replace them with positive new ones. Palmistry can help you see these patterns. With this information, you can shape your own destiny.
Palmistry – the process
Palmistry is best seen as a dynamic process. The lines of the hand are not carved in stone. Since the lines, mounts and signs of the hand, the palm and the fingers reflect our thinking and behaviour patterns the study of the above gives a definite reading of the person . The lines and markings physically change as our thinking changes.
Which hand should be read?
It is important to look at both hands during a reading. Depending on which hand is active (usually seen as the hand you write with),in combination with the inactive hand, shows where you have been (passive),and where you are likely headed (active) in this life.
Palmistry – Branches
Chiromancy: This is the study of the lines within the palm.The lines in the palms are formed during the foetal development and best carry the personality traits and characters of the individual. This was palmistry in olden ages. Later the various marks and mounts on the palm also came into study and focus.
The study of the general shape of the hand , finger shapes, finger nails and their texture is termed as Chirognomy. This study is helping in finding out the true personality of the individual under study.
The study of the ridges found in the finger tips is called Dermatoglyphics. This is very useful in criminal/forensic sciences and is nowadays used as a personal identification tool.