“God has placed signs in the hands of all the sons of all men that all the sons of men may know his work” OLD TESTAMENT Before you read another word, look at your hands. What do you see, a confused jumble of lines and bumps? Look again. You're looking at a topographical map of your character in the past, present, and future. You can navigate your map and chart your course. Palmistry is the 5500-year-old science and art of interpreting character from hands. Size, shape, and proportions of hands reveal one or more of four basic archetypes: Intuitive, Practical, Thinking, and Feeling. Texture, color, elasticity and consistency of skin, and the flexibility of joints explain how we initiate, maintain, and adapt to new ideas and circumstances. Lengths and proportions of fingers, knots, shapes of fingertips, and the qualities of nails represent our health, relationships, and how we are fulfilling our potentials in our world around us. Lines of the hands, dermatoglyphics (fixed skin ridge patterns), and gestures reveal more detailed information about our life choices and circumstances. The arts and crafts of interpretation and counseling require study and practice. The value of reading hands is in being able to readily recognize personality traits, habits and patterns, and motivations. As we identify our strengths and weaknesses, we can alter our thinking, exercise our free will, and transform negative thought patterns into positive behavioral patterns. We can take charge of our thinking, feelings, and actions. Interpreting our hands and understanding our character can inspire and empower us to transform our destinies. The beauty of reading hands is that hands change as thinking and circumstances change. A tiny change in a hand can represent a huge change in a life. As we make decisions and exercise our free will, we are able to see our successes and failures reflected in our hands over time. In an anxious world where everyone is searching for answers, Real Palmistry will give seekers a helping hand, their own. Real Palmistry will affirm, confirm, and inform readers in helpful and hopeful ways. Readers will ask their hands: Who am I? What do I want? What do I value? What do I think? How do I feel? How can I be happier? How can I be healthier? How are my relationships? What are my obligations? What are my responsibilities? How can I be more prosperous? How can I be more creative? What’s my purpose? What’s my philosophy? How can I be more spiritual? What’s next? We can all be our own best friends and bullshit detectors. Astrology had been around for thousands of years, when suddenly in 1968, Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs set mass-market astrology in motion. Sun sign columns appeared in magazines and newspapers worldwide. Everyone began asking, “What’s your sun sign?” Over 100,000,000 of Linda’s books were sold with no e-social-networking. Paradoxically, while astrology reveals potential character, hands reveal true character; what we’ve done, do, and are likely to do with our character. After 5,500 years of being relegated to obscurity, misinformation, and deception, the time has come for the ancient science and art of palmistry to be reborn, creating new opportunities for people to interact and get to know themselves and others better. The paradigm of palmistry as a gypsy fortunetelling scam will finally be dispelled. An inspiring new catchphrase for the 21st Century will be “Let me see your hands”. Real Palmistry will capture the imagination of the masses while addressing their real concerns. In addition to answering fundamental life issues and questions, Real Palmistry covers topics such as: hands of family and friends, hands of celebrities, insight into intimate relationships, and gaining insight into the hands of children. Palmistry will eventually become accessible to billions of curious hand owners who will be able to experience the power of palmistry firsthand. Reading hands is simple and fun.