Discover hidden gifts and talents for you and your friends with the fascinating art of palm reading
Potential in the Palm of Your Hand guides you through the beginning principles of palm reading so you can get started in minutes. Within the pages of this exceptional book, you’ll find dozens of quick tips and hints as well as detailed descriptions of more than forty lines and features of the hand. Renowned palm reader and author Richard Webster shows how to read the textures, quadrants, mounts, prints, and other aspects of the hand to help you uncover artistic abilities, leadership traits, and personality characteristics that people never even knew they had. When you develop your talent for palm reading, you’ll be amazed at how much joy and happiness you create for yourself and for the friends, family, or clients that you read for.
“People have always been interested in the human hand; this fact is illustrated by the many palm prints that can be found in prehistoric cave drawings. Some 2,500 years ago, Aristotle included information on palmistry in one of his books. Palmistry is mentioned four times in the Bible. Although palmistry was practiced in India and China at least three thousand years ago, it wasn’t until the late Middle Ages that it became popular in Europe. Books on palmistry became available shortly after movable type was introduced in 1450. These books all focused on the fortune-telling aspects of palmistry. Paracelsus, the sixteenth century physician and alchemist, was hundreds of years ahead of his time, as he used palmistry for medical diagnostic purposes. It took until the nineteenth century for palmists to start considering palmistry could be used for purposes other than fortune-telling. In the nineteenth century, a French palmist called Stanilas d’Arpentigny noticed that hands could be classified into different types, and that these revealed a great deal about the interests and personalities of the people the hands belonged to. Katharine St. Hill, an English palmist, included information on how to determine suitable careers by examining people’s hands in The Book of the Hand, published in 1927. Other authors, notably an American palmist called William G. Benham, began investigating this aspect of palmistry in much greater depth, and in the 1940s, palmists started looking at people’s hands from a psychological point of view. Palmists today read hands for many reasons, and one of the most important of these is to reveal people’s talents and skills.” ~ Excerpt of a blog post by Richard Webster