Why is Palmistry so obscure?

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.

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About markseltman

Over the past thirty-five years, I've read tens of thousands of hands of people of every age, gender, race, color, size, shape, career, and socio-economic diversity. I've examined the hands of celebrities, billionaires, corporate executives, and the people who work for them. I've been in charge of the psychics at special events like the massive Bloomberg Company picnic on Randall’s Island and have worked at the Mayor’s country home and at Gracie Mansion. I've been a hand reader at PR events and family gatherings for the King of PR, Howard Rubenstein. I was the hand reader at Harvey Weinstein’s spectacular wedding. I've also read the hands of Martha Stewart, Katie Couric, Star Jones, Kevin Kline, Kyra Sedgwick, Barbara Corcoran, Dave Brubeck, and Maurice Sendak, along with numerous other celebrities and their families. I've also examined hundreds of criminally insane people’s hands at a forensic psychiatric hospital in New York City over a two-year period. I've appeared on ABC The View, CBS Martha Stewart Living, CBS Evening News, FOX Good Day NY, Lifetime TV, Queens, NPR and WNYC. I've been featured in the NY Times, NY Newsday, The Daily News, The Village Voice, New York Magazine, INSTYLE Magazine, Family Circle, Modern Bride, Manhattan User’s Guide, and other periodicals. Because of my credentials in design and technology as well as my extensive experience with public appearances on television, radio, and in the print media, I'm uniquely qualified to promote palmistry. I offer five-minute reflections at special events, counsel countless couples, raise funds for diverse causes such as AIDS, Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Schizophrenia, Arts Education, and the Environment. I taught Metaphysics 101 at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in NYC for five years and have also spoken, offered workshops, and taught classes at the New York Open Center, Learning Annex, Source of Life Center, Hunter College, Pace University, Fashion Institute of Technology, Marymount Manhattan College, Theosophical Society, East West Bookstore, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and The National Design Museum in NYC. I also have a private practice with over 1,000 clients.

10 thoughts on “Why is Palmistry so obscure?

  1. Hi Mark,

    Just want you to know that I’m loving your website, the videos and your blog. Your presentation is clear and easy to follow. There is so much knowledge to gain through hand reading. Your efforts are an important contribution to the understanding of this over-looked subject. Keep it up. I’ll be a regular reader.

    Marion Gale (author of “Read His Hands, Know His Heart”)

  2. Palmistry spokesperson! That is awesome. I am starting to do the same thing here in Canada, as I am finally pursuing hand analysis as a career choice. Glad to see others in the field doing the industry justice! Keep on at it, mate!

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