People have been reading the future from their palms for centuries. Without knowing it they have been doing it since their earliest days as humans. The first human-like creatures were chimpanzees and from them came the first apes.
In those days there was no difference between ape and man as there is now. They were both hairy, had big eyes and long arms. However, one day man discovered he could walk upright and this made all the difference.
It was only then that he started to look down at his hands and see them differently. At some point in human history somebody noticed that the lines on our palms change as we age.
They also noticed that these lines could be interpreted in different ways to give an indication of a person’s character and future. This was the beginning of chiromancy, or palm reading.
Chiromancy is now a widespread art form that is used all over the world. It is popular with both believers and skeptics alike, and there are many different ways of reading palms.
Some people believe that chiromancy can tell us everything about a person’s past, present and future, while others believe it is only a tool for gaining insight into someone’s personality.
No matter what side of the debate you fall on, there is no doubt that chiromancy is an interesting art form, and one that is bound to continue growing in popularity.
The history of palm reading.
Chiromancy or palmistry can be traced back to ancient Chinese and Indian texts where fortune tellers began to interpret the lines on hands. The art was passed on through the centuries, but it wasn’t until the 17th century that the art of chiromancy began to become popular in Europe.
At this time many fortune tellers were using palmistry as a way of predicting future events and fortunes, and also as a tool for identifying criminals.
Some people believed that they could even use palmistry to identify witches and sorcerers, and the general consensus was that all criminals had a particular pattern of lines on their hands that set them apart from law abiding citizens.
As the art was refined, it became more acceptable to use palmistry as a tool for gaining insight into people’s personalities rather than an art form to predict future events.
At this time many famous men and women became fans of chiromancy, including Napoleon, Cleopatra and George Washington. The practice of chiromancy spread slowly into the mainstream throughout Europe during the 18th century, but it wasn’t until the 19th century that it reached its peak in Western culture.
At this time fortunetelling was becoming more widespread across all classes of society. However, palmistry became particularly popular with the working classes who were looking for ways to gain an advantage in life.
During the 20th century chiromancy began to fall out of favor as people became more skeptical of its accuracy. However, in recent years there has been a resurgence in interest in the art form, and it is now more popular than ever before.
There are now many different schools of chiromancy around the world, and people from all walks of life are using it to gain insight into their lives.