Palmisty is one of the oldest forms of character reading. First appearing in Chineese literature around two thousand years ago, it became a studied art in countries all over the world. Anaxagoras taught palmistry in Ancient Greece in around 423B.C, and Aristotle was one of the Greeks who regularly studied and furthered the science, claiming "The hand is the organ or organs". Since that time, palmistry fell into shart decline until the nineteenth centry, when the gipsy culture widened the practice once again. Today, palmistry is widly used in Eastern countries, especially in India and is now popular in the West.
The hands can tell the reader a great deal about an individual, from the persons health, talents, relationships, character, seeing into the past and also to predict the future. The more skilled the reader, the more accurate the information gained. Palmistry is quite an easy subject to pick up and can be great fun as well. Unfortunately, palmistry has suffered at the hands of charlatans, who have unwisely used their limited knowledge to give the topic a bad reputation. This guide is aimed at giving a new student the general rudiments - teaching not only the basics but also some advanced points of note for the amateur practitoner .