myth or reality?

Palmistry: myth or reality?

What is palmistry?

The art of palmistry has been popular for ages. It is believed that fortune telling is more than telling people what they want to hear. Some view palmistry as a science. Palmistry is an art and therefore not everybody who claims to be a palmist knows his stuff.

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ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN – Palmistry is too difficult an art and therefore not everybody who claims to be a palmist knows his stuff. Roadside palmists take advantage of people’s helplessness and tensions by giving them tidings of a bright future. Most of the palmists who advertise in newspapers appear on television are fakes. The craze to knowing the future from soothsayers is rapidly increasing youngsters who are always keen to know about their future. They show their hands to anybody who claims that he or she knows palmistry.

Students visit palmists to know about the awaited result and girls about their marriage and marital life. But in the modern times no-one is sure whether the palmist is a fake or knows what is what. One can find palmists in every street and 90 percent out of them know nothing. Some sit by the roadside while other have opened their offices and they advertise in newspapers and have their visiting cards printed.So popular is palmistry among the youth that palmistry stalls are a regular feature at functions in colleges. Mazher Abbas, a university student, told The Post that whenever any function is organised they book a stall for fortunetellers to attract more and more youngsters.When The Post talked to a roadside palmist in Raja Bazaar he said mostly uneducated people came to him to show their hands and they want to hear good things.

“Almost every time I tell everyone the same things and they believe in me. They become excited and take a sigh of relief and feel a bit relaxed.”

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Palmistry - the marriage lines

Palmistry - the marriage lines

‘Mr. Palmist, what does your marriage line say?’

The marriage line is – next to the life line & and the heart line – one of the most popular hand line features in Palmistry because it is associated with your love life. Nevertheless, the palmistry literature shows a debate the reliability of this line.

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Some guidelines from the international Palmistry literature about the marriage line (a.k.a. ‘union lines’, ‘affection lines’ or ‘relationship lines’):

William G. Benham writes in ‘The Benham Book of Palmistry’ (1900):

(p. 520): “In some hands there are none of these lines and in others many are seen. From time immemorial they have been used by older palmists as indications of marriage or unions of the sexes. Their value in practice is considerable if used up to their limit, and in combination, but used by themselves, as a hard-and-fast indication of marriage, they lead to contstant error.”

David Brandon-Jones writes in ‘Practical Palmistry’ (1986):

(p.241): “They are also known as lines of Marriage or Affection and are connected with the individual”s capacity for giving and receiving affection. A relationship line may or may not refer to husband, wife or lover. To my certain knowledge, it has, in at least one case, indicated a lonely lady’s fondness for a beloved pet. It is not possible, as I know to my cost, to rely on these lines alone as predicting marriage or the start of a long-term relationship.”

Nathaniel Altman, writes in ‘Sexual Palmistry’ (1986):

(p.120): “Unfortunately there is no certain sign of age on a union line, as it length can also reveal the lingering impact of a relationship on the person even after it is ‘officially’ over. Again, the intuition can be usefull here. Major issues involving incompatibility, personality conflicts, lack of commitment and infidelity are often reflected in islands or breaks. Whenever you study a union line, remember that it is subject to change.”

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Palmistry - the length of the life line

Palmistry - the length of the life line

‘Mr. Palmist, what’s the meaning of the length of the life line?’

The life line is one of the most well-known features of Palmistry. Most people are able to find the life line in their own hands.

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Some guidelines from the international Palmistry literature about the life line:

William G. Benham writes in ‘The Benham Book of Palmistry’ (1900):

(p. 467): “The line of Life indicates the health of the subject during the various periods of life, his physical strength in general, and whether he lives during each period on his nervous force or relies upon muscular robustness. By reason of these facts, it records many detailed events in his life, and forms a basis to fall back upon when seeking confirmations and explanations of indications found elsewhere in the hand.”

Edward D. Campbell writes in ‘The Encyclopedia of Palmistry’ (1996):

(p.133): “To the Indian palmists, this line reflects the strength of the family tree. Long, clear, and well-marked life lines are indicative of strength, vitality, good immune systems, good recovery ability, resilience, and sexual energy, especially if they describe a generous curve around a healthy mount of Venus.”

Arnold Holtzman, Ph.D. writes in ‘Psychodiagnostic Chirology in Analysis and Therapy’ (2004):

(p.116): “The tenar line: ego drive discipline. This line is identified almost universally as the line of life. And while tradition and folklore have their place in any culture this very unfortunate labeling has contributed to countless tragedies over the years. Books have been published in which the assertion was made that the length of this line is an indicator of the length of the person’s life, and many a death can be attributed to a palmist’s stated certainty that the subject would not life beyond a given year. It is imperative, then, to establish at the start that there is no link whatsoever between this line and the length of one’s life.”

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Palmistry - which hand to read?

Palmistry - which hand to read?

‘Mr. Palmist, which hand do you read?’

Which hand does the palmist read? History shows that the answer might depend on the culture where Palmistry is being used.

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Some recommendations from the international Palmistry literature:

William G. Benham writes in ‘The Benham Book of Palmistry’ (1900):

(p. 31): “In all examinations you should consult both hands, and should never attempt specific statements, unless they are based upon a thorough knowledge of the information which can be gleaned only from the hands considered seperately, and then together. Many failures are recorded in palm readings when one hand only has been used, due to the fact that men change as they grow older, and these changes are recorded in the right hand.”

Edward D. Campbell writes in ‘The Encyclopedia of Palmistry’ (1996):

(p.20): “I no longer follow any traditional method of looking at the right and left hand. I believe that those Eastern methods that look only to the right hand for male clients and the left hand for females are totally inadequate and sexist, and often are value-based against the left hand. This bias against the left hand has crept into Western Palmistry just as the latin word for left, sinister, has coloured our thoughts concerning left-handed persons as conniving, bad people.”

Arnold Holtzman, Ph.D. writes in ‘Psychodiagnostic Chirology in Analysis and Therapy’ (2004):

(p.63): “As for the hands themselves, no two are exactly alike – not even when they belong to the same person. The question that arises must be: if each hand is unique, delivering a ‘story’ which must, in some way, be different from every other ‘story’, which hand and which ‘story’ is the most representative of the individual? Which may we assume to be the truest mirror of his, or her, immediate circumstances? The answer is both – equally. Each hand may put forward its own account of the man it speaks of, and each would be entirely relevant.”

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