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A pseudodiscipline based on the assertion that the individual nature of the lines in the hand of each person can be evaluated to assess a person’s life history and predict his/her future. This form of hand interpretation is rejected by mainstream medical thought
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Though I hold no brief for palmistry or the work of most psychics, I certainly see them and their work as part of the natural world, as no more "supernatural" than the meditation instructions one might receive from one of Mr.
Betye Saar's art is often seen as an outgrowth of her collecting and a reaction to the works of others, voudou, and palmistry.
WARNER, William John, Cheiro's Palmistry for all (containing new information on the study of the hand never before published) (London: Herbert Jenkins Ltd, n.
For centuries, palmistry has been dismissed by skeptics as superstitious gobbledygook.
Now in a revised and expanded edition, Fortune in Your Hand: The Art of Palmistry is a complete how-to guide to palm reading, as well as a comprehensive history of palmistry from prehistoric Indian and Gypsy traditions to the modern day.
Visitors will be able to enjoy palmistry, clairvoyance, mediumship and have their tarot cards read.
99) for palmistry, and if the name sounds familiar, it's because this reprints a long-standing classic in the field to blend Benham's original text with new formatting and illustration.
Dating can be a bewildering business - but dabbling in the likes of astrology, palmistry and dream analysis could help you work out whether your date's a loser or a keeper.
The Greek physicians Hippocrates and Galen were both said to be knowledgeable about the laws and practise of palmistry as a clinical aid, while Julius Caesar is said to have judged his men by their hands.
Fred Gettings, in his illustrated history of palmistry (4), reports that "when the little finger is quite obviously isolated from the others a difficulty in relationships must be immediately suspected.
City of Chesapeake, (189) a property owner was denied a conditional use permit for the operation of a palmistry.
With language--as with astrology, palmistry, and potions--Della Porta played the role of the wizard: manipulating and interpreting signs.