, Plain & Simple: The Only Book You'll Ever Need" by professional astrologer, palmist, and tarot card reader Sasha Fenton is a practical guide that demonstrates how easy it is to read hands for fun and insight.
The face of the crowd is a face in the crowd, fleeting, slippery, gone before you blink." Like the face, the handprint can also be magical and lyrical as "loops dip into the mystery of indigo pools", as in the hand of Fatima, the auspicious eye, as the divinatory magic of palmistry
. (9) Photography here in relation to the palm, as Walter Benjamin suggests, also possesses a divinatory, inductive and auratic aspect.
The chapter opens with a discussion of Woolf's brief dabble in palmistry
in 1935 at Aldous Huxley's house where Dr.
For example, unworthy activities such as palmistry
and horoscope preparation are described as tiracchanvijj (animal knowledge) and gossip is called tiracchanakatha ("animal talk") (Childers 508).
She recalls: "At 16 I was very interested in palmistry
. The fate line on my right palm broke into two parts that ran for a quarter of an inch on parallel tracks.
, numerology, and astrology were in some ways the attempts of the ancient and medieval man to attain exact knowledge.
Here's a quick lesson in palmistry
. Hold up the hand you use.
(12) The spirituality of the Roma, often involving spirits, magic, palmistry
, and fortune-telling, was abhorred by the church.
He reflects for Jutte the fine lines separating science and magic, astrology and palmistry
, mathematics and mysticism, and practice and theory in the early modern world.
comes to mind--it is as if he is searching each wrinkle for clues about his subjects, for evidence of a connection between their work and their bodies.
(48) Cunning-folk were ubiquitous, commercial magical practitioners who provided a range of services (love magic, fortune telling, thief detection, the finding of hidden treasure and lost or stolen property, as well as protection against and detection of witchcraft), using an array of tools, such as palmistry
, horoscopes, astrological charts, almanacs, divination and spirit conjuration.
About 15 stalls, offering a variety of food, also managed to pull big crowds while girls were keenly interested in stalls of palmistry
. Stalls of barbeque, clothes, henna and other household items were especially set up for girls.