Most people think of palmistry as a dark and nebulous world of Gypsy fortune telling, scams, and curses. Sleazy storefronts with large red neon hands flourish in cities with tourism. I’ve heard many stories of palmists informing people that a nasty curse was preventing them from having significant relationships, satisfying work, or good health. The palmist will burn special candles and remove the curse for a hefty fee. Anyone searching outside of themselves for answers to their problems is potential prey.
Another reason palmistry is so obscure is that there’s a sobering scarcity of good writing on the subject. Most palmistry books are cookbooks: smorgasbords of unrelated details, inadequate ingredients, and unreliable recipes passed down for generations. Too many flawed colors, flavors, and textures ruin the meal. Notoriously confusing, many palmistry books are full of inaccurate information and inadequate illustrations cloaked in esoteric and technical jargon. A majority of palmistry writers describe seven or eight basic archetypes while there are clearly twelve types. I’ve read hundreds of palmistry books, but never a single word of dialogue between palmist and client. When an actual case history is mentioned, the palmist is usually talking at the client instead of interacting with the client. Too few palmistry writers emphasize the importance of free will. Exercising free will is the most important reason for learning to read hands.
The third reason palmistry is obscure is its location in bookstores: the occult section, bottom shelf, nestled safely among the poorest selling, deadest inventory of astrology, numerology, tarot, and other occult divination books. While astrology and numerology symbolize potential character and life challenges, hands reveal true character, what we’ve done and are doing with our character, and how we’re responding to our challenges and obstacles, and fulfilling our talents and potentials.
The most important reason palmistry is still irrelevant after 5500 years is that there’s no spokesperson today. That’s my job. I plan to inspire readers to get to know themselves and others better and to help put their destiny exactly where it belongs, back in their own hands. The paradigm that palmistry is a world of gypsy fortunetellers, scams, and curses will finally be put into perspective and dispelled.