[tweetmeme source=”handresearch” only_single=false] This week’s episode (June 1) of VoiceAmerica radioshow “Your Life is in Your Hands” was featured with the presence of UK hand analyst Lynn Seal, who talked with host Kenneth Lagerström about ‘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!
The podcast of the show is available at ‘Palmistry – The Lines of The Hand‘.
Let’s take a closer look on some basic characteristics of the hand lines. How can we learn to understand them 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.
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 hand 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.
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.
August 3, 2009
• President: 2001-2009;
Earlier this year TIME presented hand photos of the last 9 US presidents to palm reader Robin Gile, and asked him to present a palm reading for each president. Without knowing that it was George W. Bush’s hand, this is how Robin Gile described Bush’s hand:
“The straightness of his little finger says he’s very honest,” Gile says. “The length and shape of his ring finger shows he’s good at making calculated bets. I would guess this is Clinton. He shows real leadership in his heart line. This is as close to an idealist as I see in this selection. He tries to make the best of things, circumstances and people. He’s got more heart than head. And the angle of the thumb shows he’s not very adaptable. The strong life line — which contrary to popular belief, doesn’t indicate length of life, but quality and determination — shows this person won’t quit. His career is his life.”
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July 29, 2009
• President: 2009-?;
Earlier this year TIME presented 9 large hand photos to US palm reader Robin Gile, and asked his to present a hand reading. Without knowing that it was Barack Obama’s hand, this is how Robin Gile described Obama’s hand:
“A Good Awareness of Theater”
“The curve of this head line shows the most imagination and creativity,” said Gile. “The little finger, the way it’s so straight, shows he’s very honest. He’s the most visual, with a good awareness of theater. The gap between the beginning of the head line and the life line show that he’s a very independent thinker — he can’t just be told things, he has to prove it to himself. The curve of his thumb, and the fleshy tip, shows that he remains constant — he’s a good starter and a good finisher.”
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May 27, 2009
Louis Hamon from Ireland, alias ‘Cheiro‘, became especially well-known for his revelations about the length of the life line.
In his most famous work ‘Cheiro’s The Language of the Hand‘ he wrote:
“I hold that the Line of Life relates to all that affects life, to the influences which govern it, to its class as regards strength; to the natural length of life, and to the important changes of country and climate.
The Line of Life should be long, narrow, and deep, without irregularities, breaks, or crosses of any kind. Such a formation promises long life, good health, and vitality.
“My theory, and one which I have proved by watching the growth of this line on the hands of children and young people, is that it rises at the base, or on the face of the Mount of Mercury, and as it grows down the hand and into the Line of Life, so does it foreshadow the growth of the illness or germ of disease which at the time of its coming in contact with the line of life will reach its climax. I wish to call special attention to this point; also to another, namely, that the Line of Life merely relates to the length of life from natural causes, but if the hepatica is as strongly marked as the Line of Life itself, their meeting at any point will be the point of death. Also, no matter how long the life line may seem to be, any abnormal development of the line of health will cause the death of the subject.”
In 1990 three British researchers published a study which indicates that the length of the life line indeed correlates with the longevity (age at death).
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In the history of palmistry the life line is one of the most famous hand lines.
No less than exactly 40 years ago articles in the famous Time Magazine and the Lancet revealed that certain characteristics in the hand lines can signal major medical problems. A few hand facts from 1969!
The patterns of the fingerprints and the palmar lines are established by the fourth fetal month of life in the womb, when the fetus’ hand is only a few millimeters long. The more conspicuous “flexion creases” (the palmist’s “heart, head and life lines”) are formed a month or two earlier.
In normal palms, the heart and head lines are separate and distinct, and neither extends clear across the palm. However, in many victims of Down’s syndrome, prenatal rubella, childhood leukemia, and even in Alzheimer dementia, the palmar lines are replaced by a Sydney line (see picture above), or a single “simian crease” (see picture below) – characteristics which are quite normal like that on a monkey’s palm!
Source: Time Magazine
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