Intrduction to Palmistry

Palmistry, is the art of characterization and foretelling the future through the study of the palm, also known as Chiromancy or cheiromancy in Greek. It is practiced all over the world with numerous cultural variations. The study incorporates lines on palm and external features of the hands such as the shape, texture, mounts, and finger formation etc. A good Palmist should be able to draw a clear picture of your life from your hands and should relate this to you when reading your palm.

History

Palmistry was thought to have originated from ancient China approximately 3000 years B.C. Details of Palmistry can also be found in Indian Scriptures approximately 500 years B.C.

The ancient Tibetans, Sumerians, Babylonians, early Hebrews, Persians and Egyptians all. Studied Palmistry. The Greeks also studied palmistry and they introduced this to Europe in 14th century.

Amongst the famous names in Palmistry were Aristotle, Alexander the Great, Hippocrates, and many others. Cheiro is known as the father of palmistry and he wrote several well-known books on palmistry.

Evidence

The easiest way to convince oneself is by going to a Palmist who knows nothing about you. If he is able to mention a few things that happened in the past and relate to the present, then you will be far more receptive to what is said about the future. In past, many distinguished philosophers wrote and approved this science, which led us to believe its authenticity but at the same time.

Skepticism

Many claims about the longevity were found false as in one study British pathologists, who examined the hands of 100 cadavers in a hospital mortuary, which revealed "the lifeline appeared to have no bearing on how long the patient lived.

Also In the first and second World Wars, tens of millions of young men in their late teens and early twenties were slaughtered on the battlefields, it is interesting to speculate whether they all had atrophied "life lines", and if so, why this trend was not noted and reported by palmists around the world.