Why Palmistry?

After a private consultation, people sometimes say, “I learned more in an hour with you than I did in six months with my psychiatrist”. Of course, that’s not true. Hand reading is prescriptive. It’s no substitute for therapy. Recognizing or understanding something intellectually is only a first step toward working it out emotionally. An insightful and timely reflection can catalyze a change in a person’s consciousness. At a corporate event last year, a man stood in line for over an hour for his five-minute reading to tell me that something I had said the year before had changed his life. I recognized a natural talent for writing and suggested that he take a writing class. Despite his being a huge procrastinator, he took my insight to heart, exercised his thinking and free will and took action. “What else should I work on?” he asked. He simply wanted me to affirm what he already knew.

Hands confirm and affirm what we already know. People give readers too much power. (In fact, too many readers give themselves too much power). Recently, I saw someone on the street whose hands I’d examined for five-minutes at some corporate event last year. She proceeded to tell me how so many of the things I said came true, even though I don’t make predictions. She informed me of current events in her life as if I already knew they were happening. Meanwhile, I didn’t even remember meeting her. I deleted her from my consciousness as soon as I finished reading her hands. On a busy week, I examine hundreds of hands. Each person is the most important person in the world for those five minutes. My mind gets cluttered. Suppose I misinterpret an aspect of a client’s character. The person may not challenge me because in their mind, my great reputation and specialized knowledge must make me right. We all need to learn to trust what we already know about ourselves.

Reading hands will not solve anyone’s problems. Seeing something is one thing, working it out another. We cannot alter our past, but we can change our present and influence our future. No matter what our background, we still have free will to choose how we think and what we feel about what happens in our lives. As we focus our will power, we shape our character and corresponding destiny. It’s time for hand reading to come out of the closet  into the light of the 21st Century and be recognized as a very potent form of knowing oneself and others. Envision holding another person’s hands, looking into their eyes, and sharing their (and your) most intimate thoughts and feelings.

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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.