The term PALMISTRY derives from the GREEK word KHEIR meaning hand. It is renowned and used throughout the world, with various variations according to the country it is being practiced in. Because of these variations it is impossible to define which is the definitive version of the interpretation. Modern palmistry is attributed to the formation of a SOCIETY in Great Britain. This was formed in London in 1889 with the purpose of advancement of the practice and to prevent charlatans from abusing the art.
JOHN WARNER – known as CHEIRO – was a prominent figure in the world of palmistry and set up a practice in London, seeing such clients as MARK TWAIN, GENERAL KITCHENER and also the PRINCE OF WALES. He popularised the art and helped to get it more accepted by the public. The art of PALMISTRY is to decipher what the various lines of the hand mean for the future of the client. In fact, it’s not just the palm that is examined for this, but the whole hand is considered - the shape of it and the characterisation of the fingers, such as the size and shape of each one, plus the criss-cross lines of the palm itself.
Mainly there are 5 points of reference to be considered for the interpretation – HEAD-HEART-HEALTH-FATE-LIFE. Although the practice is de-bunked by many, research has brought about some indisputable findings! PAEDIATRICIANS have noted that the lines on the palms of certain patients display a certain pattern of lines which predict congenital disease! Also, it is a medical fact that the brain has more sensory connections with the hands, greater than to any other part of the body. Connections between the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM (CNS) has also been noted and documented.
Just how the lines of the palms are interpreted by palm readers today does tend to be a very individual interpretation based on what the reader finds mot acceptable to each one of them. After all, plenty of material is readily available for anyone to access and put into practice their interpretation of what’s shown in the charts and guides!