The Art and Science of Hand Reading

Sorry for the delay in posts. I’ve been doing the headache thing pretty bad and I’ve also been busy adulting. (If you want to read about term life insurance conversions, just say so!) And while we’re discussing delays, I’m reviewing a book that debuted roughly a year ago! However good things come to those who wait, and “The Art and Science of Hand Reading” is quite good!

I love reading about divination. Who doesn’t wish they could get a glimpse into the future? Out of all the divinatory arts, palmistry has always held a particular fascination. Maybe it is the act of giving over your hand to someone and the idea that your whole life is written on your hands that makes it feel more intimate. If you want to learn how to read hands, then I’ve got the book you need!

“The Art and Science of Hand Reading: Classical Methods for Self-Discovery through Palmistry” by Ellen Goldberg and Dorian Bergen has everything you need. The methodology used in the book is in the Benham lineage of palmistry. At the age of 13 William Benham discovered palmistry. He was so devoted to the study of the palm that he earned a medical degree to further his understanding. In 1900 he published “The Laws of Scientific Hand Reading”. The authors say “that this book is a great-grandchild of Benham”.

The book is dense. For readers thinking this is some sort of beginner’s guide, you’re wrong. “The Art and Science of Hand Reading” is a complete text book. 544 pages that demand study and review. There are copious diagrams, photos, and palm prints. Every inch of the hand is explored; ranging from palms to fingernails to hand flexibility. It’s fascinating stuff.

“The Art and Science of Hand Reading” by Ellen Goldberg and Dorian Bergen is the only book on the subject of palmistry that you may ever need. It’s certainly a resource you’ll turn to again and again.

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