Palmistry is as age old practice of reading the lines on the palms and defining the personality and future of an individual. This has been practiced from times before Christ too. The earliest paintings made by cave dwelling man shows imprints of the palm.
It is believed that Aristotle found the golden book about palmistry lying on an altar to Hermes. He handed it to the Emperor, Alexander who used the same to read the palms of his officers. Julius Caser too is believed to have used palmistry in analyzing traits in his men.
Galen and Hypocrites who were physicians in Greece are believed to have used palmistry in diagnosing ailments in patients. Later, Robert Fludd from England and Paracelsus, both physicians used palmistry and got credibility to this practice via their books.
Apart from Europe, India also has record of palmistry being used for ages. ‘Samudra’ is believed to have formulated ‘Samudrika Sastra’ which means knowledge on the body features. Reading the palm or hand analysis is discussed in these writings. ‘Saririka sastra’ which is believed to have been formulated by Lord Kartikeya is considered more relevant to palmistry since it discusses about approximately 153 lines that exist on the palm. ‘Shou zhen’ is regarded as the most widely used medical palmistry, since it is based on the theory that an internal condition always manifests itself externally.Finger printing is a scientific tool which is part of the palm. Hence many scientists are making efforts to correlate a person’s physical, mental and emotional traits to the lines on their palms.
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