Browsed by
Tag: clairvoyant

Only Love, Part 1

Only Love, Part 1

Wouldn’t it be fabulous if you could rewrite a heartbreaking event in your life so it would turn out the way you wanted it to happen?

This short story is based on true events described in my true crime romance memoir, “Angel Hero, Murder in Hawai’i, A True Story,” but fictionalized to have a happier ending. The episode at the beginning with the clairvoyant palmist actually happened. The episode at the end could have happened if the hero hadn’t…well, I shouldn’t give the ending away. For a tantalizing taste of the book, go to https://authorlizbethhartz/chapter1  and download the first chapter for free.

I titled this short story “Only Love.” It’s too long for one blog post, so I’ll share it in five consecutive posts.

*****

Only Love

Tacked to a peeling front door in Chinatown, a purple-lettered sign announces Aurora, Clairvoyant Palmist. Longing for a little magic, I enter the candle-lit shop. A kind-faced, white-haired woman in a billowing purple muumuu floats to a wooden spool table. I sit across from her, the woodsy scent of sandalwood incense wafting over me.

Clairvoyant, huh? Sure. But she makes a believer out of me the moment she touches my right hand. Her touch zaps me like an electric current, waking up intense grief I didn’t know was buried inside. Stunned, I feel pain tearing through me. My heart throbs painfully and I sob so convulsively I hiccup for air. Oh my god. I’m having a nervous breakdown.

“Ah, I see you’re sensitive, Goldilocks. It’s just past life sorrow, dear.” She runs a purple fingernail lightly across my palm, stares at me with luminescent blue-green eyes. “See the cross connecting your life line and your heart line? That’s a psychic cross.”

I sniffle, nod. “My mother called me her little witch Lizzy.”

She studies my right hand. “Was your father present when you were a child, Liz?”

“When he wasn’t flying B-52s for the Air Force, or working long hours.”

Aurora points to a dimple where my second finger meets my palm. “See this? The lack of a mount tells me you lacked a supportive male role model growing up.”

I start crying again. I just can’t help it. “You got that right. I never knew when Dad would explode in anger. I walked on pins and needles around him, and woke up sweating from nightmares about men chasing me, screaming.”

The woman says softly, “You still carry heartbreak in your aura from longing for, but lacking, a man’s love.” She tells me I carried the heartache into this life from a prior lifetime. “You loved a married man. He asked you to be his mistress, as was the custom of the times.”

She went on about how the thought of unsanctified sex had terrified me. How I escaped by becoming a nun, and made spiritual gains through prayer and meditation.  “Hence your psychic ability now. But you hurt yourself withdrawing like that.” Aurora frowns. “Such a retreat is a kind of suicide. God wants you to say yes to life, not hide from it.”

But how do I say yes? 

As if she could read my mind, Aurora said, “If you can break out of your shell, and learn to speak up for yourself, you’ll experience an exalted spiritual relationship with a man in this lifetime.”

Really? You suppose assertiveness training would help?”

She smiles, her blue-green eyes reflecting the flickering candlelight. “But be careful not to fall for angry men like your dad, lest you perpetuate the heartache that has plagued you so long.”

Hear ye! Hear ye! A Mystery Anthology Is Born!

Hear ye! Hear ye! A Mystery Anthology Is Born!

DARK PARADISE, Mysteries in the Land of Aloha, a compilation of 17 Hawaiian mystery short stories (one of them my short story Palm It Off On Murder), has been in the planning stages for two years. I’m thrilled to announce that, on Monday, April 3, the Facebook page DARK PARADISE goes live. Editor of the anthology, author Gail Baugniet, has arranged for a “Cover Reveal” on their Facebook page for this exciting new mystery anthology.

The anthology, with a Foreword by best-selling author Toby Neal, will be released in trade book and e-book formats at Amazon.com the second week of April, 2017. Each of the 17 mystery short stories is set in Hawai’i and all offer unique perspectives about living in Paradise (here’s a spoiler from Gail: it’s not all rainbows and Mai Tais!)

Plan to visit us on Facebook, Monday, April 3. Along with the cover reveal, we will share some of the short story plotlines, details about the authors, and tidbits of writing information we’ve picked up along the way.

Each participant blogging today has offered to reveal a tidbit about their short story . . . without giving away the plot. You can visit each site listed below to get a sneak peek at what is lurking behind the fabulous DARK PARADISE cover!

***************************************************

Here’s my tidbit; the question posed by my mystery short story Palm It Off On Murder:

What happens when left-brained chiropractor Barry and his right-brained palmist girlfriend Aurora team up in a whole-hearted effort to catch a killer?

A little background: In 2016, my true-crime/romance memoir Angel Hero, Murder in Hawai’i, A True Story, was published by Kwill Books (my book trailer, accompanied by my song Angel Hero, plays at http://www.kwillbooks.com/lizbeth-hartz.) I’m proud to say I kept my promise to the true life hero, Vic, to tell his story or die trying.

Now, in this short story, I am showcasing a different hero, my fiancé Barry. Palm It Off On Murder is my first published mystery short story. In real life, Barry expertly fixes his patients’ backs, often in one adjustment. He truly is “The Doc Who Always Gets It Right”.

Lizbeth, who adopts the palmistry name Aurora in my story, believes love is stronger than death, and hands can reveal truths hidden from the conscious mind. Somehow Lizzy turned out to be somewhat like me. As my mama used to say, the fruit doesn’t fall very far from the tree.

*****************************************************

A talented group of local authors have written short stories for Dark Paradise, including Laurie Hanan, Gail M. Baugniet, A.J. Llewellyn, Bob Newell, Alain Gunn, Gay Coburn Gale, Rosemary and Larry Mild, Michael Little, Doris Chu, D.W. Scott, David W. Jones, Shauna Jones, D.V. Whytes, Hannah Cheng, and Carol Catanzariti.

Here’s a list of some of their websites:

Gail M Baugniet http://gail-baugniet.blogspot.com
Laurie Hanan http://www.lauriehanan.space/blog/
David W. Jones http://dancingtreefrog.com/
D.V. Whytes http://www.whyteontherock.info/
Toby Neal https://www.facebook.com/LeiCrimeSeries/
D.S. Scott https://www.facebook.com/Sulfur-Silk-D-S-Scott-Writer-616324408427998/
A.J. Llewellyn http://www.ajllewellyn.com/site/blog/

C is for Cheiro and the Church #A to Z April 2017 Challenge

C is for Cheiro and the Church #A to Z April 2017 Challenge

William John Warner, popularly known as Cheiro (derived from the word cheiromancy, meaning palmistry) lived from November 1, 1866 – October 8, 1936. He was an Irish astrologer and colorful occult figure of the early 20th century. A self-described clairvoyant who taught palmistry, astrology, and Chaldean numerology, he was celebrated for using these forms of divination to make personal predictions for famous clients and to foresee world events.

Born in a village outside Dublin, Ireland, Cheiro acquired his expertise in India. As a teenager, he traveled to the Bombay port of Apollo Bunder. There he met his Guru, an Indian Brahmin, who permitted him to learn from an ancient book that contained many studies on hands. After studying thoroughly for two years, he returned to London and started his career as a palmist.

Widely followed by famous European and American clients during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Cheiro read palms and told the fortunes of numerous famous celebrities. So popular was Cheiro as a “society palmist” that even those who were not believers in the occult had their hands read by him. Of the Prince of Wales, he wrote that “I would not be surprised if he did not give up everything, including his right to be crowned, for the woman he loved.” Cheiro also predicted the Jews would return to Palestine and the country would again be called Israel.

The book Titanic’s Last Secrets includes a detailed account of one of Cheiro’s palm readings with William Pirrie, chairman of Harland and Wolf, builders of the Titanic. Cheiro predicted that he would soon be in a fight for his life, talking about the battle surrounding the Titanic sinking.

Cheiro ran up against the Church during a period when its powers were growing and the early Fathers were jealous of the influence of this old-world science. Palmistry was persecuted by this early Church and convicted of being the offspring of “pagans and heathens” without even being given a trial. Denounced as sorcery and witchcraft, palmistry was said to be firmly under the devil’s grasp.  The result was that the study was outlawed, and fell into the hands of vagrants, tramps, and gypsies. In spite of this persecution, almost the first book ever printed was a work on Palmistry, Die Kunst Ciromantia, in Augsburg in 1475. Palmistry is older than any other system in the world.

In the original Hebrew of the Book of Job (chap. xxxvii., ver. 7), we find these significant words: “God caused signs or seals on the hands of all the sons of men, that the sons of men might know their works.”

As the student of anatomy can build up the entire system from the examination of a single bone, so may a person by a careful study of an important member of the body such as the hand, apart from anything superstitious or even mystical, build up the entire action of the system and trace every effect back to its cause.

Today the science of the present is coming to the rescue of the so-called superstition of the past. Scientists are slowly sweeping aside prejudice and beginning to study occult questions. Perhaps the “whys and wherefores” of such things may one of these days be as easily explained as are those wireless waves of electricity that carry messages from land to land.

D is for Destiny #A to Z April 2017 Challenge

D is for Destiny #A to Z April 2017 Challenge

THE LINE OF DESTINY OR FATE

The Line of Destiny, or Line of Fate (see 1-1 below) is one of the most important principal lines of the hand because it indicates the main events of one’s career.

In some cases it may look faint or shadowy, as if the path of Destiny is not yet clearly defined, while in other instances almost every step of the road is chiseled out.

The famous palmist Cheiro said that some people appear to have no Fate, while others carve their Destiny from day to day. The following is distilled from his philosophy about Destiny:

*********************

Fate exists for all. Throughout the Bible, the Destiny of nations and men is clearly laid down. The trials and tribulations of the Jews was prophesied ages in advance. Thousands of years before Christ’s birth, it was foretold how He would be born, how He would die, that He would be conceived by a Virgin, that a Judas would betray him, and that both were necessary “that the Scriptures might be fulfilled.”

Medical science has proven there must be a change in the brain cells years before a change in physical life results. Every deed in our careers is the result of some such mental change. There are so many nerves from the brain to the hand, it follows that changes in our lives are written in our hands years in advance. Therefore, all living beings have a Destiny that helps shape their ends.

Whatever our Fate may be, if we strive to discover God’s plan for us, then we will find it easier to accept whatever God tasks us with, and carry it out to the best of our ability.

******************************

Cheiro’s philosophy would seem to indicate that the only free will man has is to choose whether or not to obey God’s commands; to hear His words: “O if only you would actually pay attention to my commandments! Then your peace would become just like a river.”—Isaiah 48:18.

I struggled with this issue of free will versus fate when my dear friend was murdered by a man with murderer’s thumbs (described in my book Angel Hero, Murder in Hawai’i, A True Story.) I concluded that, although the killer had thumbs indicating he had a violent temper, he could have chosen to control it. (More about murderer’s thumbs when we get to the letter M.)

What do YOU think about fate versus free will?

THE LINE OF DESTINY (OR FATE)

This line may rise from the following distinct positions: Out of the Lifeline (2-2), straight up from the wrist (1-1), from the Mount of the Moon (3-3), or from the middle of the palm.

RISING FROM THE LIFELINE

Rising from the Lifeline (2-2), the subject’s success will be made by personal effort. The early years of such a Fate will be cramped and difficult, and such people will be greatly hampered or sacrificed to the wishes and plans of their parents or relatives.

RISING FROM THE WRIST

When the Fateline rises from the Wrist (1-1) and goes straight up the center of the palm to the Mount of Saturn, provided at the same time the Sunline (4-4) is found well marked, luck, brilliance, and success will attend the Destiny, and extreme good fortune may be anticipated.

RISING FROM THE MOUNT OF THE MOON

Rising from the Mount of the Moon (3-3) the Fate will be more eventful, changeable, and largely depending on the fancy and caprice of other people.

RISING FROM THE MIDDLE OF THE PALM

When the Fateline makes its appearance far up in the center of the palm, in the Plain of Mars, it indicates a hard early life and that the subject must always have a hard fight to gain his ends.

MOVING ON

Far too many variations of the Destiny line exist to address in this limited space. Tune in tomorrow for E AS IN EIGHT MOUNTS AND E-READINGS.

F is for Fingers #A to Z April 2017 Challenge

F is for Fingers #A to Z April 2017 Challenge

 

CHIERO’S RULES FOR RAPID OBSERVATION OF THE FINGERS

Want to know a lot about a person quickly? Observe the fingers. If they’re short and stumpy in proportion to the rest of the palm, they belong to a person with coarse instincts, who lacks intellect.

If the fingers and palm are equal in length, the owner is more cultured. His ancestors are more intellectual and he can be depended upon for work requiring intelligence and a higher mentality.

If the fingers look unusually long and thin, the man or woman will possess too much idealism and refinement and is not suited to business or work requiring “level headedness” and practicality. It would be useless to put such a person in charge of work-people or over work-rooms. Such a person, however, could be depended upon to do mental or educational work, research, science, literature, or philosophy.

If his fingers, in addition to their length, are also knotty or jointed (joints much pronounced), he or she can be depended on for work requiring thoughtfulness, detail, and concentration.

If, on the other hand, these long fingers were smooth jointed, this person would, while being idealistic and intellectual, also be impulsive. Such a person would be suited to artistic work, such as painting, etc., but nothing requiring detail, research or science. He would be useless in positions where discipline or control of others was required.

THE FINGERS CONSIDERED SEPARATELY

The first finger is called the Finger of Jupiter, also the Dictator, Lawgiver, finger of Ambition.

If this finger is unusually long and nearly equals the second, these tendencies are pronounced.

Therefore, if your employee has this finger long, you can safely entrust him with control over, and charge of others. But beware lest your first finger is short in proportion for, if it is, you too will have “to toe the line” and you may find yourself in a disagreeable position.

Furthermore, if this man or woman has a first finger that is long and crooked, you will find out to your cost that the personal ambitions of such an individual are “crooked.” Such an employee would be perfectly unscrupulous in finding out your secrets and getting you into his power.

The second finger is the Finger of Saturn. If it is straight and well-shaped, its owner will be serious and responsible and inclined to melancholy. But beware if this finger is crooked.

The third finger, if extremely long and straight, indicates an extraordinary desire for glory, celebrity, and publicity. Although this might be a good quality for an actor, preacher, politician or public man, it may be undesirable for a private secretary, or clerk to some family lawyer.

If this finger is crooked and long, all the above qualities will be intensified. The love of spending money and fondness for show will be more marked, the gambling tendencies pronounced. No position involving the handling of money should be entrusted to the possessor of such a finger.

The fourth, or little finger, if long (passing the nail joint of the third) is indicative of power of speech and subtlety in choice of language—the saying “to twist a person round one’s little finger” originated from this sign. Such people have a fine gift of speech and eloquence, valuable gifts for orators and public persons, but not for a wife if her husband is fond of sleep.

A short “little finger” denotes the reverse of the above. Such persons find the greatest difficulty in expressing what they want to say, but they can write better than speak and should be encouraged to do so.

These individuals, however, lack power over others. The shorter the “little finger” is, the more timid they are in the presence of strangers. If this finger is crooked, these weaknesses are emphasized even more, but if formed crooked and long the power of eloquence is also crooked. Such people are natural born liars.

The first and third fingers absolutely of equal length is the best sign of an equally balanced mind, but such a sign is rather rare to find.

When the fingers are supple in the joints and turn backwards or outwards from the palm, it is an indication of a quick wit and clever brain; but such persons lack continuity of purpose. They have no “hold,” as it were, on any one thing.

Fingers slightly curved inwards toward the palm denote persons slow to grasp an idea, or a subject, but such people have retentive memories and “hold” any one thing they may take up.

THE FINGERS—LENGTH TO ONE ANOTHER

The Smooth and the Knotty

The Finger of Jupiter, when long, gives love of power and command over others. When short it denotes dislike of responsibility and lack of ambition.

The Finger of Saturn when long gives prudence, love of solitude and a reserved, studious disposition. When short it denotes frivolity and general lack of seriousness in all things.

The Finger of the Sun when long gives love of the beautiful, desire for celebrity and fame, but when excessively long, the tendency inclines more toward notoriety, risk in speculation, the love of money and gambling. When short it denotes a dislike of all these things.

The Finger of Mercury when long gives mental power, grasp of languages, and power of expression, especially in speech. When short it denotes difficulty in speaking, and in the expression of thoughts. When crooked, with an irregular Headline, it is an evil sign of Mentality.

When the fingers are long in proportion to the palm, they denote intellectual power. When short and stubby, the subject is inclined to gross materialism.

When the fingers lean toward one another, they take after the qualities expressed by the finger toward which they lean.

DIFFERENT SHAPES OF FINGERS

A wide space between the thumb and first finger denotes independence of will and fearlessness.

When wide between the first and second fingers, independence of thought. Between the second and third fingers, independence of circumstances. Between the third and fourth fingers, independence of action.

Smooth-jointed fingers are more impulsive than those with “knotty joints”. The “knotty joints” arrest impetuousness, give reflection and love of detail in work. More often found in the hands of great organizers and those requiring thought and reflection in carrying out their plans.

I hope you found today’s post finger-licking good! Tomorrow’s post title will be G is for Good Reasons To Learn About Palmistry.

G IS FOR GOOD REASONS TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT PALMISTRY Blogging A to Z April Challenge

G IS FOR GOOD REASONS TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT PALMISTRY Blogging A to Z April Challenge

 

World famous palmist Cheiro insisted, “Character is Destiny.” He believed that, by discovering more about our character through palmistry, we can trace out our destiny in advance, and find the right plan to be used at the right time.

Cheiro was an amazing palmist, clairvoyant and gifted. He was also a humanitarian. His strongest desire was to see this strange study taken up as a useful and practical means of obtaining an exact judgment of people’s character, qualities, and hidden tendencies.

“I think that if all parents knew something of Palmistry,” said Cheiro, “the vast majority of children would be more usefully trained and their proper tendencies developed.”

Cheiro felt it was often too late when a child discovered some tendency never suspected by his or her parents. “It is no wonder so few persons find their true vocations in the world, when we remember the random, haphazard way in which children are brought up,” Cheiro said, “educated for the most part in some scholastic mill that grinds down all to the same dead level of mediocrity, and then turns them into the Army, the Church, or into trade.” How beneficial it would be, he speculated, if children knew from small kid days what their strengths and weaknesses were.

Cheiro earnestly hoped the study of hands would someday be taken up by the masses. It was from this standpoint that he interested such men as Gladstone, Professor Max Muller of Oxford, Lord Russell, King Edward VII, and too many others to mention.

Why Read Palms?

Like Cheiro, many palmists believe readings are a way of knowing more about ourselves or others. It has been a practice since ancient days that involves analyzing the features of one’s hand.

Looking Through the Lines of One’s Palm

Many palm readers suggest the main palm lines are the means of analyzing a person. The dominant hand is usually used. The reason behind the use of the dominant hand is that it is the one usually written with or used most of the time. Palm readings also need a careful observation of one’s hand shape. People’s hand shapes also show character about them. Different persons possess different hand shapes (more about this tomorrow when we discuss H IS FOR HEAD, HEART, AND HANDS.)  Hand shapes dictate what elements affect us, whether they be air, wind, water or fire. The four major lines intersecting our palms are the heart, head, destiny and life lines.

Why Get Your Palm Read?

Palm reading is usually sought after by those who desire self-knowledge. It can provide insight and information about one’s character as well as one’s future. Also, palm reading provides the clients with useful tips on accomplishing challenges he or she faces or will face in life.

Significance of palm reading

One should utilize palm reading for its positive benefits. The power of divination through palm reading can be experienced when one believes in its power. (As the Bible says, “It is given to you as you believe.”) Knowledge about the future will provide satisfaction and confidence. Some people merely seek entertainment through palm reading. Others can discover some hidden talents, skills and personality traits which they can use to great advantage in facing life challenges ahead of them.

 

J is for the Jupiter Mount: The Mirror of an Attractive Personality

J is for the Jupiter Mount: The Mirror of an Attractive Personality

Mounts are significant in the study of palms because different lines are formed and developed due to the influence of mounts. Named after the planets, mounts reveal special features of them. Interestingly enough, it has been discovered that the planet which is more prominent in the horoscope is also prominent in the palm. The mount we will discuss today is:

The Mount of Jupiter

This mount is situated at the base of the index finger and above the Mount of Mars. It represents god power, leadership, organization and authority. The Mount of Jupiter is considered to be quite helpful in life because it moves the person toward progress.

If the Mount of Jupiter is prominent and well developed, then such a person is said to possess godly qualities (after all Jupiter was the Roman god of the sky). Such persons try to safeguard their self-respect. They are learned and always prepared to help others. Difficult conditions do not disturb them. Most Justices of High courts and authorities in high positions are found to have well-developed Mounts of Jupiter. They have a special quality that can change the public in their favor. Many are also religious-minded.

If the Mount is less prominent or under-developed, then the above qualities are generally deficient. Physically such persons are of ordinary body, healthy, and have engaging, smiling faces. These folks are experts in delivering lectures. They are also kind at heart. They would rather attain respect and a good reputation rather than wealth. They have a soft spot in their hearts for the opposite sex.

If the Mount is developed more than necessary, such a person tends to be selfish and proud.

If the Mount is absent in a person, he lacks self-respect. These unfortunate people get very little patronage from their parents, so can be found in the company of lower-class people.

Signs Found on the Jupiter Mount and Their Effects:

Triangle: If a perfect triangle exists on Mount Jupiter then that person is always a diplomat and is desirous of his progress. If the triangle is imperfect then the person is selfish and arrogant.

Cross: If there is a sign of a cross on Mount Jupiter then the individual is one who does his work after thinking carefully and is one who leads a comfortable life. He gets special wealth from his in laws and his wife is also educated. His family (domestic) life is also peaceful.

Spot: Spots occur in four colors: white, red, yellow and black. White spots signify progress, red spots are indicators of diseases (ailments) and yellow spots signify the deficiency of blood. Black spots are regarded as harbingers of wealth but they are both auspicious and unfavorable.

If the black mole is located on Jupiter Mount then obstacles in marriage arise. That individual has to bear the blame of love gone wrong and such a person does not achieve full success in life.

Circle: If the circle is situated on Jupiter Mount, the person is influential and succeeds in acquiring a high post through his efforts. Such a person gets a lot of co-operation from his in-laws.

Island: If the sign of the island exists on Jupiter Mount, then such a person lacks self-confidence.

Square: The presence of square on the Jupiter Mount is considered very auspicious. Such a person, in spite of being born in an ordinary family, reaches a very high post, is a successful administrator and gets a lot of respect and honor.

Mesh (Net): A mesh (or a net) on Jupiter Mount is regarded as inauspicious. If the mesh (net) is located on Jupiter Mount, that individual is cruel by nature, lacks feelings of compassion, and is  selfish and arrogant.

Star: If the auspicious sign of a personal constellation on Mount Jupiter is clear, distinct and flawless, then the individual is highly ambitious and attains great success. That individual becomes a high official and is very hospitable.

 

 

 

K is for the Knotty Knuckles and Smooth Finger Joints #A to Z Blogging Challenge

K is for the Knotty Knuckles and Smooth Finger Joints #A to Z Blogging Challenge

The joints of the fingers have a great deal of significance in palmistry. Not only can the joints’ physical appearance determine the field of work best suiting an individual, it also indicates the type and extent of qualities manifesting in a person’s fingers. The nice thing about knobby joints is that cut off the flow of energy through the fingers and therefore cause the owner to reflect. Whereas people with smooth joints tend to rush into undeliberated decisions.

But before rushing out to get your palm read, find out if those knobby joint of yours might be Heberden’s Nodes, which occur on the knuckle closest to the end of fingers. Similar lumps are called Bouchard’s nodes when they form on the knuckles closer to the palm. The underlying cause for both of these is arthritis, and the nodes themselves consist of bone spurs, called osteophytes that develop around the joints in response to a prolonged inflammatory process. Fortunately, Heberden’s nodes usually are painless and don’t limit the function of the fingers. Such nodes may represent an inherited form of osteoarthritis, the type of arthritis caused by wear and tear and, sometimes, injury.

What, you might ask, are joints really?  They are the walls between the various sections (phalanges) of fingers. Why are they significant? According to palmistry, because they indicate the inclinations and temperament of the subject. Some general information about the joints on the basis of their physical appearance is provided below.

  • The smooth joints in the hand of an individual symbolize a subject which does not think too much and jumps to conclusions quite often. Such a person never analyzes a situation.

  • In the case of square hands and smooth joints, the subject thinks a little bit but will jump to a conclusion after giving very little thought to the topic of conversation.

  • The smooth joints on pointed fingers represent individuals driven purely by their own instincts. They are careless about their appearance and what they wear and are not bothered by small things.

  • Such a person will be careless and absent-minded and will not be able to take care of the important documents and other required details in a business.

  • In contrast, people with developed joints are laborious, astute, attentive and sensible.

  • People with smooth joints are often the ones who perform the toughest kind of manual labor while the ones with knotty or developed joints only perform mental labor.

  • The knotty joints sometimes are inherited in families for generations while on other occasions they appear prominently in only one child in a family.

  • The presence of developed joints signify accuracy and efficiency of work in an individual.

  • Men with developed joints have an excellent taste of color in their dresses which resemble the taste of females and they do not prefer women which have a bad taste of colors in their clothing.

  • People with well-developed joints in theatre are able to portray the character with perfection but lack intensity.

  • These people establish a landmark in artistic fields like literature because of their unique imagination and strong analyzing power.

The Knotty-Fingered Philosophic Hand

Of the many different types of hands, the Philosophic Hand is the one that possesses knotty joints, indicating an individual who thinks things through. This hand is long, bony, angular and fairly thin. People with this type of hand are always studious. They are great readers and usually have a strong tendency towards literature. They love sedentary work, and have a somewhat lonely, ascetic disposition. The knotted (aka jointed) fingers give carefulness and detail in work or study. They arrest the impulse of the brain, and so acquire time for thought and reflection.

Drop by tomorrow for the next post: L is for the Lines of the Palm

 

 

L is for the Line of Head, Blogging Challenge, A-Z

L is for the Line of Head, Blogging Challenge, A-Z

L IS FOR THE LINE OF HEAD (MENTALITY)

World famous palmist Cheiro regarded the Line of Head, aka the Line of Mentality, as the most important sign in the hand.

He writes, “A Line of Head is like the needle in the compass, without a true knowledge of which it is impossible to grasp the “direction of the subject.”

He cites the mistake that many want-to-be palmists make of, for example, paying great attention to what looks like a good Line of Sun or Success, but  not noticing a weak, badly formed Line of Head, which contradicts the promise of success given by the various lines. If, on the other hand, the palmist had first noticed the Line of Head, he would have been able to tell the subject that the promise of success was not backed up by his intelligence or mentality. Thus proving the point that the entire palm must be read and evaluated in connection to many indicators, not just a line or two.

As regards to the future being foreshadowed, Cheiro reminds us that the brain is always growing, changing, increasing, or diminishing. These changes begin years before the effect is shown by the thoughts or actions of the individual. A 10-year-old boy may at that age begin a development which will not be felt until he is thirty, and then that development may change his whole life and career. Since this development begins at ten, even at that age it affects certain nerves, and they in their turn affect the Line of Head—20 years before the point of change or action has been reached. It therefore follows that the future may be seen and told by a careful examination of the hand which, as Aristotle described it, is the “organ of all organs, the active agent of the passive powers of the entire system.”

THE LINE OF HEAD AND ITS VARIATIONS

The Line of Head of the subject must in all cases be considered as the most important line on the hand. The greatest attention should be paid to it, so as to obtain a clear grasp of the Mentality under consideration.

The two hands should be carefully compared—the left hand (unless you are left handed) showing the inherited tendencies (unless you are left handed, in which case it’s the right hand), and the right (again, unless you’re left handed) displaying the developed or cultivated qualities. The slightest change or deviation in the markings from the left to the right should be carefully noted down or remembered.

The direction or the end of the line should, above all, be distinctly noted, for the all-important reason that this shows the direction the Mentality is inclined to develop toward. For example, if found with the end of the line sloping downwards in the left hand, and having become straight or lying across the palm in the right—the student is safe in concluding that the subject has not been able to follow his natural bent, but by the force of circumstances has been obliged to make himself more practical, to study business methods, and to have undertaken a training toward practicality and level-headedness in order to rise equal to the circumstances that he found himself forced to meet.

In this way the student obtains an insight into the earlier conditions of the life under examination that is invaluable, especially when there is, as will be found in many cases, no Line of Destiny visible in the early years. *When there is a line of Destiny, or Fate Line, it runs from the base of the palm to the middle finger – see diagram at top of the page.)

I’m running a post behind. I’ll catch up tomorrow with the post M is for Murderer’s Thumbs.

 

M is for Murderer’s Thumbs #A to Z Blogging Challenge

M is for Murderer’s Thumbs #A to Z Blogging Challenge

When actress Megan Fox was found to have thick thumbs that look like small caveman’s clubs, her fame brought attention to these bulbous-looking thumbs known as clubbed thumbs or murderer’s thumbs.

Also called shovel thumbs, toe thumbs, Dutch thumbs, hammer thumbs, stub thumbs, and potter’s thumbs, murderer’s thumbs appear in around 0.4 percent of the U.S. population. It’s an inherited trait affecting the thumbs of women more often than men.

In past centuries, these types of thumbs suffered from a sinister reputation. Nineteenth-century Europeans and Americans branded club thumbs as indicators of primitive disposition, and also impulsive and unsophisticated thinking.

Palmists Pull Murderer’s Thumbs into the Mainstream

Renowned palmist William George Benham, in his 1901 manual The Laws of Scientific Hand Reading, warns that clubbed thumbs are “dangerous companions…not to be trifled with at any time.” He states, “Many murderers have had clubbed thumbs…. Their brutal instincts being strong, jealousy most often has led them to fits of violent rage. The terrible qualities of the clubbed thumb have given them passion and determination strong enough to take human life.”

Nine years later, the world-famous palmist Cheiro writes of people with murderer’s thumb: “If they are opposed, they fly into ungovernable passions and blind rages. They have no control over themselves, and are liable to go to any extreme of violence or crime during one of their tempers.” Fortunately, says Cheiro, the owner of such thumbs cannot “plan out or premeditate a crime, for he would not have the determined will or power of reason to think it out.”

As recently as 2011, in the book Practical Palmistry, Narayan Dutt Shrimal claims to have read the palms of 400 killers. Shrimal discovered that all of them had committed murder in a mad fit of passion, and had murderer’s thumb.

CHARACTER SHOWN BY THE THUMB

The longer the thumb, the more the power of will rules the actions. The shorter the thumb, the more brute force and obstinacy sway the nature. The shorter and more thick-set the nail phalange is, giving the appearance of a club, the more ungovernable is the person in his or her temper.

A MAN WITH MURDERER’S THUMBS AND ME

Back in the 70’s, I took a weekend class in palmistry, learning how to read the three main lines (head, heart, and life), and the thumb. Seven years later, when I worked as a fire department dispatcher for Whaler Air Force Base Fire Department, I read a couple of the firemen’s palms just for grins.

I stopped grinning when I read the palm of short, round firefighter Jaku. His thumbs were shaped like little caveman clubs, and I knew what that shape signified. I didn’t tell a soul what I saw, not wanting the firemen to think I was airy fairy, or that I’d been reading too many metaphysical books. I didn’t even tell Jaku’s hunky friend, for whom I carried a blazing torch back in the days.

To make a long story short: Jaku did indeed commit a murder.

Want to find out more? The story of Jaku, Vic and me is written in glorious detail in my mystery, romance, true crime memoir Angel Hero, Murder in Hawai’i, A True Story. If you like, you can download my first chapter for free by going to https://authorlizbethhartz.com/chapter1

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post, N is for those Naughty Nodes of the Fingers.

Follow by Email
Facebook
Facebook
RSS