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Copyright, 1902,

by
Louis Williams, Ph. D.

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International Institute of Science,
Publishers,
Seattle,

Wash., U.

S.

A.

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THE LIBRARY F
CONGRESS,
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MAR.

RfcCEIVE*

1902

COPVWIWMT ENTTtY

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COPY

B.

DEDICATION.
Each

gift contained is thine,

With open hands

receive.

Life's unseen deeds divine.

Like memories to thee cleave;


Reach forth ; the hue of love

Comes

of spring,
of God
That through our being wing*

And

like the breath

tr ut lis are thoughts

The Author.

CONTENTS.
Page.

The
The
The
The
The
The
The

Hand
Palm

of

Man

Fingers

Finger
Middle Finger
Third Finger

10

First

11

.12

Little Finger,
Religion of Fingers by Ancestry

The
The
The
The
The

13

14

Thumb

15

Lines of the Hand


Life Line of Action
Heart Line
Line of Thought

16

Other and Minor Lines.


Symbols

20

To be a True Palmist
A Few Symbols to Aid You
The Bracelets and Finger Nails

22

17

18

Color Quality in Hands


The Higher Course in Palmistry

19
21

23
26

27
29-30

THE HAND

OF MAN.

TEE KEY TO PALMISTRY.

The Hand

of

Man.

The human hand is the symbol of the mind, and in many


Unconways reveals the inmost thoughts of its possessor.
sciously, fear and hatred, as well as love and affection, finds
Often when the eye is calm and the
its expression there.
voice is hushed a twitch of the fingers or a motion of the
It is therefore
hand is the tell-tale of our heart's secrets.
more difficult to control than any other part of our human
anatomy.

The hand

is

the servant of the brain, and faithfully ex-

ecutes every faculty of the.


skill,

in the

mind

in the

works

of art

gathering of knowledge; the brain sends

and
its

thought currents down constantly, each nerve current leaving some trace of its passage, however small.
These currents are necessarily charged with moulding and directing
forces of thought, feeling

and

will.

This

vital

connection

with the brain determines the development of the hand and

some mental faculty, or


The hand for that reason corre-

renders each portion significant of


of

its

modes

of action.

sponds with that of the head.


A beautiful and well-formed
hand indicates a well-balanced head and character.
Broad
hands go with a broad character, narrow hands with a narrow head, yet, if long, indicate insight and depth.
Large
hands belong to people who do the real work of life and the
world; they do not shrink from carrying out the plans of
their owner; they take hold and do things without gloves.
Small hands belong to those who plan great things,
but employ others to carry the plans into execution; they
dislike to submit to exact rules and minute details; their
owner uses general terms rather than precise statements.

THE KEY TO PALMISTRY.

lard

bands have active power;

soft

hands, passive en-

durance.

Warm
to the

hands, large, with well developed palm, belong

magnetic type, with tendencies

celestial.

Cold hands

are electric with tendencies terrestrial.

THE PALM

represents the physical organization.

THE FINGERS
THE THUMB,

indicate the mental capacity.

motive and managing

ability.

THE KEY TO PALMISTRY.

The Palm.
If

the

palm

is in

every

way

well developed

owner's good physical organization;

and to

ity sufficient
If

palm

chanic;

if

it

shows the

thick and red, vital-

spare.

firm and square, denotes the builder and

is

soft

if

and square, the magnetic healer and

life

me-

build-

er.

If

the

palm

is

thin, yet square,

it

denotes the intellectual

builder; associated with well developed fingers,

is

proof pos-

itive.

If

palm

is

round, thick and proportionately large, indi-

cates the voluptuous nature, full of animal desires.


If

palm be thin and round, lacks physical energy and

belongs to the dreamer; with large fingers, indicates the


stoic; with small thumb,
overcome opposition.
If

palm

thumb and

is

small, yet

will

not

showing

resist

interference nor

activity in lines, with

fingers well developed, indicates the organizer,

planner, and one

who

will

into execution; with thick

engage others to carry his plans


thumb, will go to any extent to

succeed.

The

small palm, with well developed fingers, especially

power over others; with


lower part of thumb out of proportion and the end of thumb
thick, will be tyrannical.
the third finger will seek to gain

THE

The
The

IWLMISTRT.

TO

KE1

Fingers.

fingers represent the intellectual capacity of their

Large, broad, well developed fingers indicate a

owner.

corresponding head; mechanical ability, artistic skill, eloquence, diplomacy, versatility, commercial superiority and
genius are

all

written there; also application and system in

the pursuits of the various accomplishments.

Size of

depth and

ringers

insight

shown by each

indicate
into

which,

length of fingers,

however,

is

fully

particular finger.

the root of the finger

If

capacity;

things,

stability; with large

is

well set into the

palm shows

knuckles, have great activity.

If

foun-

narrow and weak, shows uncertainty and


a vacillating disposition, in the branch represented; if small
finger is deficient in development it indicates lack of self redation of lingers

is

If knuckles are deficient, shows inactivity of ownand with long fingers and small developed little finger,

liance.
er,

the dreamer.

genuity and

ow

If

middle joints are large, shows active into materialize the ideas

skill

and plans of the

ner.

finger points are square,

It

and mechanical activity;


abilit)

with

if

shows physical,

intellectual

round, mental and intellectual

phalange of thumb large, are good man-

first

their ability into use; with large third finto

themselv*

joints. Ion-,

s.

square fingers, especially the spatupointed finger, shows the genius in art, music and mechanics; but to nable them to give full expression, the lit'1
finger should be large and well developed, the thumb
i

late

late.

THE KEY TO PALMISTRY.

Long- fingers give capacity for minute, delicate and


finished work, especially with large joints

and square points;

they succeed in detail and accomplish most in a variety of

.work

of skill

and

art.

Slender, delicate and tapering fingers are too

varied and efficient


to the practical

w ork;
T

weak

for

they prefer the ideal and sensuous

and laborious; with small

fingers, are the-

oretical.

Short and broad fingers choose strong and general work,


prefer to deal with masses; they admire

than

finish;

in the ideal

magnitude more

they dislike long and careful labors, and lack

and

spiritual

yet

indicate,

if

otherwise, har-

moniously developed, the practical nature, who believes in


one world at a time and prefers the present, to the past or
future, and whose religion consists in practical and useful
efforts are narrow and bigoted, with small, straight thumbs.
;

KEY

THE

1()

The
The

first

finger

is

PALMISTRY.

TO

First Finger.
Employed con-

the most important.

no one would think


of pointing the second or third finger, nor even the thumb.
The firsl finger is used in guiding and directing the tools
used in many of the most skillful and delicate manipulations
stantly in directing everything

of various arts: for that

from

stantly

the

brain

we

do, for

purpose the nerve currents flow conto

the

forefinger.

therefore, an index of the possessor's intellect

It

becomes,

more than any

other.

The first phalange represents by its length, breadth


and development, capacity for detail, direction and percepThickness gives it depth of comprehension
tive capacity.
and logic the breadth at the joint shows system; the second joint >how> capacity tor work; and breadth of the middle joint, order in work.
Length of the third or lower
phalange represents intellectual pursuits:
tld,

upon

good foundation,

indicates

if

larger than the

work;

prefer intellectual to physical


a

if

broad and

philosophic

mind;

with broad knuckles, practice what they preach; with square


fingers and well developed thumb, seek to carry out reforms:
with shorl fingers are practical; with long fingers and taperin-, are theoretical.
If

direct

first
If

finger
it

is

very long, indicates excellent ability to

reaches the height of the middle finger or

nearly, indicates social success,

honor or fame.

Note the difference between left and right hand.


Tf
longer on left, has the quality by birth: if on right hand,
will succeed through their own power and energy.
rj
first

shorl

first

finger indicates continuous struggle;

finger level with third, should succeed in

busim

THE KEY TO PALMISTRY.

The Middle
The second

Finger.

or middle finger represents the social ele-

ment; power to combine and organize the social elements,


so that they may harmoniously work together.
It is the
pivotal finger, toward this,
for unity

and strength.

all

For

the other fingers should lean

this

reason

it

which

ligious aspirations, the highest of

represents our reis

love

its

length

and breadth thus indicates capacity to combine men and


means the faculty of putting plans into feasible shape, so as
to carry them into effect.
The first phalange represents by
its length and thickness love and religious tendencies; by its
squareness at the joint exactness, by its width integrity , and
by the development of the joint utility and practice. If points
spatulate, genius.
The development of the second pha;

lange denotes ability to organize, length giving insight,

breadth comprehension and thickness force and energy.

The development
ciation,

of the joint there

lower phalange shows by

tivity; the

by

its

shows practice and acits

length love of asso-

breadth unity and friendship;

its

thickness

shows natural magnetism; a large knuckle shows activity;


width of lines inside of joints, system; a well and harmoniously developed middle finger with large

ment

indicates the social leader,

If,

will

thumb develop-

and statesman.

however, the middle finger

is

abnormally developed,

evidence a morbid temperament for the supernatural,

occultism and mysticism.

If finger is

comprehension and are inclined to be

very pointed, lack

fatalistic.

THE

12

A/')

PALMISTRY.

TO

The Third
The

third finger deals with wealth, industry, art,

merce, ambition and travel.

shows the owner's

ability

phalange indicates by
by

display,

Finger.

its

its

Its relative

in

those directions.

length ambition, by

thickness success.

com-

length and breadth

The
its

first

breadth

The second phalange

shows by its length ability to transact business, by its


breadth and thickness, industry; by the development of joint
and its breadth, art.
The third phalange represents comm< rce and travel; with knuckles large indicate great activity in the lines most prominently shown.

A \u\ long

third finger indicates the speculator; un-

length and

width show the scientist and explorer;

usual

with large joints, the artistic.

Such people have good form and excellent taste in


rangemenl and color, are very ambitious, and with first
ual
ful in all
\

above

"i-

arrin-

nearlj as long as the third, will be ver\ success-

undertakings represented by those fingers.

\n\
lines.

short

third

finger

shows incompetency

in

the

THE KEY TO PALMISTRY.

The
The

little

Little Finger.

finger well developed indicates versatility of

make much

talent; to

13

of little; the

power

to manifest char-

and externalize; it enables its owner to


make others see and feel what he feels himself it is the basis
The first, second and third finof conversational talent.
gers are moved by a common muscle to them all; the litThe first phalange of
tle finger is moved independently.
the little finger, long, shows mind, and its breadth shows
philosophy.
The second phalange indicates by its length
and breadth business versatility; the third phalange, by its
fullness, social life and its requirements; width of lines in the
joints indicate system, and development of knuckles, activacter; to illustrate

ity.

If

the

ability to

little

finger

is

unusually large,

its

scheme, over-running with theories.

square, the natural lawyer; with short

first

owner shows
If long and
phalange, the

phalange very long and square,


the philosopher and judge; associate with large first phacriminal lawyer; with

first

lange in second finger denotes the sage, seer and prophet.

A
nalize;

short, thin

little

finger

shows lack

of ability to exter-

such people are unable to express what they

feel.

THE

1}

TO

A7.T

PALMISTRY.

Religion of Fingers, by

Ancestry.
medium long

Thick, straight,

id. indicate the Catholic or

base and pointing,

medium

somewhat pointBroad at

fingers,

Episcopal ancestry.

long, the Methodist.

Straight,

with joints projecting, Presbyterians and Congregational'Ili in.

ists.

fingers,

with

broad

l)n

lge at

at base,

dium or broad

at

lower

bulge

at

joints,

Lutherans.

Medium
Me-

lower joints, Baptists.

base, with gradual taper, large first joints,

meand Spiritual-

then gradual taper to square or slightly rounded point,

dium long or long. Unitarians,


Short,

ists.

Smooth

little

niversalists,

fingers, twisted, are inclined to

fingers,

erned by intuition rather than reason.


with direct perceptions

who choose

arguments, and who decide

When
the)

show

tlu-

first

at

They

are persons

statements rather than

once, rather than deliberate.

three lingers are nearly equal in length

greal success

show recklessness

Atheism.

unmarked, indicate characters gov-

in

in

lite,

any undertaking. Club fingers


and with club thumb, are mur-

derers.

The closeness
spreading

"i tin-

of the fingers indicate

concerted action;

fingers indicate that their possessor

tering and lacks concentration

and

unit) of

lite

is

scat-

and purpose.

TEE KEY TO PALMISTRY.

15

The Thumb.
The thumb
ries

is

the grand fulcrum of the

out the plans and desires of

its

combinations possible with the fingers.

them

all

owner.

therefore

man

car-

opposable to

It is

and can thus co-operate with them

The thumb
of the

hand and

owner, by the various


all.

power
thumb,

represents the will and the executive

Man

alone, of

all

alone exhibits the

creation, has a true

immense power

of associ-

ate effort in the great achievements of organized industry

A large thumb is essential to a powerful


and national life.
and efficient character; the first phalange being large indicates great executive ability, determination and will, which
is indicated by its width, comprehension by its thickness,
and power by its large foundation.
If thumb over the
nail is straight, have stability and tenacity.
Length of
second phalange indicates organizing power.
If long and
thin, use diplomacy and expediency in their dealings with
others; if short and thick, are arbitrary and stubborn; with
very thick

first

phalange, tyrannical; the

first

joint well de-

veloped- and broad shows a critical nature, of the opposite


sex, especially with the

little finger large.


Breadth of the
second joint indicates action; thickness of the third phalange

indicates

power

to

make and keep money by

but prefer the sure way.

speculation,

phalange is very large


and out of proportion, have immense power, but are apt to
be tyrannical, with such development and the club thumb
will

murder

to control

If third

and succeed.

KEY

THE

The

PALMISTRY.

TO

Lines of the Hand.

As the steady drop hollows the stone and the currents


away meadows and mountains, carving into the solid
rock their passage, so the currents of thought and nerve
force from the brain as well as the opening and shutting of the hand, the movements of the muscles all combine
to cover the inside of the hand with lines more or less decided, imminent of which are the lines of action, thought
The child, too, shows definite lines, and
and affection.
carry

therefore

Who

life's

energies and possibilities are written there.

there to-day to declare scientifically the extent of

is

The

parental

influence in shaping a

scientisl

limits possibilities to the facts established, yet the

life's

destiny?

true

constant adding to his fund of positive knowledge leaves


the

investigator

greal oak

tntnn

We

results.

sibilities.

The acorn holds the

wonderful scope.

chamber, and our dreams often reveal

in its silent

educate the young with a view of pos-

somewhere where these


The hand contains lines thai

there then a record

possibilities an'

recorded?

produce and they


meaning as much so as the delicate tendril that peeps
above th< ground and holds the possibilities ^\ the oak or a

onl\

nerve currents extraordinary can

have

centurj plant, with

blossoms and

it-*

Therefore we deem

man

will

in its

more than probable

soul's desires are written there as well.


id

each

it

fruit

tender

(old.

that the hu-

Le1 us learn

nature's language, for thus truthfully does she write

creature's

somehow
I

or e>

destiny;

and ever)

burst into noonda)


il.

t<

its

&sess<

>r,

seed,

however

with blossoms and

small,
fruit,

TEE KEY TO PALMISTRY.

The
The

Line of Action.

Life

action of the

17

thumb and

the development of the

muscles of the thumb produce a well marked and curved


line

around

its

regularity with

base.

This

line indicates the extent

which a person's

attaining the objects of

life;

will

and

power has succeeded

for that reason

its

in

general course

and intensity of a person's life. Commencing near the edge of the palm, the length of life as
shown by chart is indicated by the number of years as subWhen the life line is clear, well marked and undivided.
broken, it signifies good health and a vigorous constitution.
If the line is slender and broken by cross lines, it
tells of defective health and low vitality.
If accompanied
by a curved echo line, running parallel with the life line,
shows increased vigor and health; if accompanied by a

indicates the duration,

straight line crossing or joining at both ends, the

indicates disease
If

the beginning of the

first finger,

life

line

and weakness.
life

line is

the source of the person's

from the base


life is

of the

subject to out-

and varying influences.


If close to the thumb, the
life is too narrow and contracted.
Half way between the first finger and thumb is best.

side

person's

When
life line it

the social or heart line connects closely with the


indicates that the person's affections are intense

and part of life.


If the line of the intellect or thought
draws close to these lines it indicates a person having unison
of action, feeling and conduct, all tending to one common
end.
Such persons will make their doctrines the guide of
their lives; their religion will not be one of mere profession
or belief in the hereafter.

If lines

are widely separated at

commencement, they foreshadow a discordant and inconsistent course of life.


Such a person will think and feel one

the

thing but actually do another.

KEY

THE

lg

TO

PALMISTRY.

The Heart
The

Line.

social or heart line holds the central position in the

Strange to say, the ancient palmisters, as well as

palm.

some

of the

thoughl

line.

modern school, confounded this


As the heart, the symbol of

found practically

in

line

with the

affection,

the center of the body, so this line,

ing the heart and social element in our nature

is

is

symfound

by reason of certain well


founded physiological laws of the human brain, governing
the center of the hand.
If full, clear and strong it indicates
activit) and strength in the social life of the individual; the
fullness of the palm on each side of this line shows the good
condition and development of the nutritive organs in the
body.
A hollow and thin palm shows a defective state of
there.

thi-

It

gets

its

further location

nutritive system.

Note

tin-

length, breadth, depth

crossing the heart

lines

and regularity; also

show disturbances.
heartaches, disappointments or strong attachments in business, -"rial or political life further outlined and established
n

>ss

lines

line,

and symbols.

which

"

TEE KEY TO PALMISTRY.

The Line
The

line of

of the hand.
activity of

thought

is

19

of Thought.
the third of these important lines

It represents the intellect

our intellectual and practical

and evidences the


life.

This line

the direct result of the motion and action of the fingers,

is

all

which represent intellectual ability, thought and mind.


positive knowledge of the location of the organs in the
brain representing intellectual abilities, have located this
line definitely and scientifically correct.
of

The

The

old notion about the relations of different planets

to the parts of the hand, have also in the light of

science been corrected.

The length

of this line,

its

modern
breadth

and depth shows the activity of its possessor; to the third


finger shows commercial ability to the middle finger, shows
social activity, and to the first finger, scientific attainment.
;

The
largely

correct reading of this line must be governed


by the interference of cross lines, depth, intensity,
curve toward whichever finger it may lean; all of

and its
which will aid

in its deleneation.

CT3C3gy-3

THE

20

PALMISTRY.

TO

hi.)

Other and Minor Lines.


Main other and minor lines cross the hand, all of
which are supposed to be based upon established laws of
physical and mental life.

Some

of the lines are

fully

panying chart, entitled "The


the

It

many

lines,

is broken, it means death; if connected


and gradual improvement; if crossed by
health disturbing influences and minor illnesses.

is

crossed or broken

engagements, heart aches,


further and more definitely

maj

verified

same

canst' the

it

broken

indicates

social disturbances, that

may

be

by quarrels with friends,

wife, children or lovers, "as the case

disasters

accom-

illness

the heart line

If

in the

line

life

by a thread,

mentioned

Human Hand."

effects

may

be; also financial

and can be traced

in

the hand.
It

the thought line

is

broken,

may

indicate mental dis-

turbances caused by business, social or political disasters,


all of which can be positivel) verified by other signs.
(

Mhir

valuable
ism,

the

lines

nutrition,
line

Of

their courses

fortune,

line of

science,

social

all

of

which are

cholia, quarrels,

and man) more,

ible
,-.

th<

or

friends,
n<'t

studenl to

political

force.

Venus, marriage
relatives,

melan-

indicated, as a greater

mind of the novice, but sufsome hints at symbolism


read an) ordinary hand scientific-

onl) confuse the

i\cn here, together with

ilh

all

materialism, famil-

out in the chart, as well

set

the smaller lines of children,

number wmld

through the hand,

The

speculator, the girdle of

the

and divorce,
as

mark

pahn reading.

in

TEE KEY TO PALMISTRY.

21

Symbols.
Nature's language

one

is

my

evidence the truth of


leaf

of imparting

who

but the one

its trail

murky

tells

prairie

river as

Each

well marked.

has a different meaning; circles, squares,

angles, oblong figures,

ways

sunset

woodland and the

statements; the

well as the clear stream leaves

shape of

The

of symbols.

the story of departing day; the

knowledge, and he

listens

moods may read more

human

in.

Each hand

hand

differs

to

who

runs

nature's

may

more

read,

quiet

correctly.

attempt

It is useless to

of reading the

intently

tri-

many

represent one of nature's

all

to.

systematize for the purpose

hand, the symbols to be found there-

differs from the other, and even the "left


from the right hand of the same person. The
left hand, for a general rule is the hand of nature, the right
hand, of our desires.

Seek

for

symbols

in the

hand and interpret

their

mean-

ing; the respective location and various designations given


in the chart will
It

be helpful

to<

the student.

has been the author's purpose

to*

make

as plain as

possible to the ordinary reader the mysterious science of

palmistry.

Deeper insight can only be gained by practice


fortified by many positive illus-

or special instructions,

(Note Special Instructions in Palmistry in the


It needs not only a careful observer to make a successful palmist, but also a philosoph-

trations.

back
ical

of this publication.)

reasoner, as well as a scientist.

The average

scientist is too firmly

lished laws, limited

by

and often overlooks


every law of nature

law or
take?

all is

chance

his

more or

less

grounded in estabnarrow experience,

for that reason the modification that


is

subjected to as well.

which

Either

horn of the dilemma

will

all is

you

THE

22

To

A/)

PALMISTRY.

TO

be a True Palmist.

First be true to yourself;

do not attempt to exaggerate.

Confine yourself to what you know, but be wide awake,


and search for new discoveries, new meanings, new inter-

shown in the hand; note each parand thus discover by association and modi-

pretations of the symbols


ticular location
fication

the final result.

The

process of construction and growth involves suc-

taken

steps,

the plumule

seed,
leaves,

flowers and

definite

in

and

order, as for instance the

stem, branches, buds,

radicle; the

In

fruit.

building

foundation,

the

frame work, walls, fioor and roof.


Destructive methods do not require regularity and sys-

may

tem; we

down

burn, cut down, destroy, tear

or

let

things perish by natural decay.

This great law governing growth and decay, constructive

and destructive process, must apply fully to prophetic


The Bibles of the world of Christian or Pa-

symbolism.

gan origin are full of symbolism endeavoring to


where ordinary language is inadequate.

When we
a

illustrate,

speak of the harmony of colors, the light of

community, the beast


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rpents,

in

man, fortune

in a star, vast as

the

and numerous similar expressions,

COnve) more than the simple word

ordinar} use.

in

Words

cannot describe the heartfelt yearnings ^i a mother for her


child, nor the beauty ni a sunset, nor the fragrance and
beaut} of a rose, but symbolism approaches

man

will

symbolisn

Me and

deatli

in

all

as well, then

As nature writes her

her moods,
will

he

Storj

in

in

all

slu

of

||-

the

ing
rc.

write indelibl) into

human SOUL

rocks,

tin-

He who

symbolism there

creation, in

become master

time, in the eternal seas of the vast

thoughts

and when-

it.

turn to nature and study her language, her

is

of her

along the
universe of

hand the inmost


has attained the

indeed

master.

THE KEY TO PALMISTRY.

A
A
is

Few Symbols

star
its

Aid You.

means the coming together

cross

the sign of

ing to

to

is

life,

not of death, as

is

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of

two

forces:

it

popularly supposed.

the sign of a revelation,

good or bad, accord-

location.

A dagger means enmity a sword, defense, governed


by the principle or affection represented near whatever lo
;

cation found.

branch without leaves means barrenness, disap-

pointment.

A
py

if

branch with leaves, renewal of life, joy, peace, hapIf growing toward your wrist, entering your
toward the fingers, leaving or slipping away from

snake means an enemy, a disappointment in a friend,

greeting.

life;

yu-

also temptation.

crescent, a return of mental vision, clearer seeing,'

brightness out of darkness, reflections of the past and possibilities in

the future.

chain

contains continuous trouble, sickness, joy,

business success or honor according to

its

location, length

and development.

means completeness; if over life line, of severe


some disease; if at other point relates to an un-

circle

attack of

dertaking or complete interference.

semi-circle, incomplete,

may

an attack of sickness, or par-

be, according to location.

tial

success, as the case

cial

attainment and success and overcoming of obstacles.

The

triangle

means

scientific, intellectual

or

commer-

KEY

THE

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square

may mean

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TO

interruption, interference, obstacles

or difficulties to overcome.

cross in a circle

means

interference with condition

and environments that curtail and interrupt free action and


success in the undertaking represented by its location.
Neptune's fork means success, domination, control and
triumph.

A
A
A

and wisdom.

lamp means

light

crown means

a king, a ruler, supreme.

tiara, to rule

and control, great power.

Cross and crown, the master builder and mystic.

A
A

torch, the light of science


coffin

means death

and guidance.

a scattering flower, as well as

scattering lines represents disappointments.

A
life,

if

spiral

is

the sign of danger;

over head

line loss of

much

if

mind,

of lover, child, parent or friend, the

loss of health or

life,

line loss

nearer the center of

the hand, the nearer the relative or friend.


line,

twisted, loss of

over heart

if

according to

its

If

above the

life

effect or inten-

sity.

The zigzag

lines represent disturbing influences,

dan-

gerous, according to location.

Small spots
blood disorders.

either
If

cluster

in

on the

life

line,

or

scattering

indicate

sickness from measles,

smallpox or kindred diseases.

circle with

one or more

lines

through the center

in-

dicate ;m operation.

Blotches or discolorations

in

circles or

oblongs indi-

tumors.

heart with an arrow,


heartache, disappointment in
and affections.
A heart with spots, heart disease: with
lines en issing, heart troubles.
love

THE KEY TO PALMISTRY.

A
tion of

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Maltese cross, a duty to perform; a sacrifice; a queshonor to> be settled.

Scattering lines from a star or point

brightness

according

ward which

lines

to

which object

they point.

Faces are imprinted into the hand by


orations;

means light or
hand or to-

in the

by strong impressions

lines or discol-

of love or hatred; of friends

or enemies in business, political or social


field of

honor.

Look

for them,

life, or on the
whenever your mind awak-

presence you will readily discover them.


meaning to the scientist who traces their presence, location and direction, they will help to unravel many
an apparent secret, and interpret nature's records.
ens

to

their

All have a

We

do not desire to depreciate psychic power, but in


it should only be exercised by masters
in the science.
I would recommend the student to confine
himself entirely to the positively clear symbols, lines and developments, for nothing is gained for the science of palmistry, the reader, nor the client by an attempt to imagine

the reading of hands

possibilities.

The

student should be at

all

questioned in regard to a statement

times in position

made

upon the discovery, and thus prove the


statement.

and

its

Then

truthfulness of his

will the intelligent recognize palmistry

position will

the world.

when

to place his finger

become assured among the

sciences of

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26

and Finger

Bracelets
The

bracelets

shown

Nails.

on the chart, health,


by the width, depth and

as indicated

wealth, honor, fame, are governed

length of lines.
are broken, they

lines

If
If

they encircle the wrist, or

and

great results

Dot on

the

show disturbed conditions.


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come

to the top of wrist,

show

certainty.

thumb

nail, friend

chosen with good judg-

ment.

Dots on
the side;

first

ringer nail

foe;

can be avoided

if

on

the middle, prepare for the meeting.

on the second finger nail gifts if in the center,


if on the side, apt to be lost by carelessness

)< >t

in

if

sure to come,

appreciation.

or lack of

on the third finger

>ots

nails designate

governed by the same rule; if


certain; it lo one side, are not lasting.
fections,

on the

tots

ihi nl

If

little

linger nails, journeys;

center, Far from

in

amours and

af-

in the center, are

upon the

side,

home.

dots on finger nail are discovered near the top, they

an neat

at

hand;

if

low,

Pale nails, -how,

SOme

distance.

weak heart

action;

narrow cylindrical

shaped nails, show an ambitious and quarrelsome disposidon; broad, flat nails belong to gentle and forgiving people,
small round nails, to the jealous and exacting: brittle nails
sIm.u

n-

show

a
id

rvOUS exhaustion and biliousness; thick, coarse nails

corresponding nature; ridges on nails evidence enerd<

termination.

TEE KEY TO PALMISTRY.

Color Quality
The

Hands.

in

hand is the cold,


and unrelenting.

white, satiny

to rule; cold, selfish

27

electric type,

made

The white, soft hand, without the glossy appearance, is


the etherial, spiritual hand, too fair for this world and its
contentions.

The yellow hand,


selfish, that

yet satiny,

by

is

the hot-blooded temperament,

The yellow

its

weakness-

hand, without the satiny appearance,

soft

fervent, but lacking in constancy.

chics

the evily disposed, the

magic power; the natural hypnotist.

es

its

is

takes advantage of the world and

full

of

They

intense

desires,

are natural psy-

and mystics, the gypsy.

The red hand has animal propensities predominant.


With large pores are coarse and brutal; with small pores
and

soft, full of life,

very sentimental, and inclined to super-

stition.

The blue type

is

the bilious, fault-finding, disatisfied;

lack balance, are narrow, bigoted and fatalistic.

The
hand

the

soft,

pink hand lacks energy

of the butterfly,

not knowing

is

the childish hand

much

of

life

and

its

duties.

The

hand is the perfect phyand religious type, every other condition


well developed they have warmth without effu-

delicate, rose-colored firm

iscal, intellectual

being

fairly

sion, religious fervor


ceit,

poetic,

without bigotry, intellect without con-

musical and harmonious; they are the

life

builders of the world, the salt of the earth, those that keep

the light of heaven burning in their hearts and in their

hands.

THE KEY TO PALMISTRY.

Yet

in

reading the color quality in the hand the stu-

dent must modify the effect by the respective development


of each hand and each part of the hand enters fully into such
modification.

We purposely omit from this treatise examples, as they


would only be misleading; for as each cloud differs from
the other, and each sunset or sunrise presents different hues
foretelling the coming day's brightness, and in the last ray's
farewell each eve recalls the sad or happy day just spent,
so each hand must be read separately, as each life differs
from the other, leaving the effect of its sunrise and sunset
there to be interpreted by the masters in palmistry.
Sufficient

is

herein contained to enable any student to

read character correctly, and


within, he
life's

is

when he has mastered

the

prepared for the higher course of study of

mysterious sweep in the

human

hand.

THE KEY TO PALMISTRY.

29

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Palmistry.

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How

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Interpretations of symbols in the hand.

How

Other instructions

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Address

for the

mysterious sweep as shown

higher course,
L(

Pres.

of life's

>l

riS

WILLIAMS, PH.

International

D.,

Institute of Science,

Seattle,

Wash..

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1st.
Measure with tape around the head, over eyebrows and above the ear.
2d.
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From opening

3rd.

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