I’m offering a new Cutting Edge Hand Analysis Intensive course in
Zurich and London in the coming months.
Zurich October 31, Nov, 1 & 2
London November 21-23, 2014
There is an early bird for both courses
This breakthrough training helps you connect with your authentic self
and deeper purpose at the same time giving you essential skills
to help others discover their life purpose and unlock their potential.
The course is perfect for healers, coaches, councillors or anyone
who feels called to do this incredible work. It’s also your first
step if you’re thinking of becoming an internationally certified
professional hand analyst.
The course is structured to ensure you master crucial skills fast and effectively.
You will also get follow up support after the course.
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I’ve just read Mark Seltman‘s new book and I must say I’m impressed.
Mark has written an excellent book for both the general public and more serious students of hands. Light years ahead of anything else on the market. The book is very readable and is written with integrity and deep insight. His style is sincere and personal. His thinking is advanced. Mark has read well over 60 000 pairs of hands and it clearly shows.
Mark’s book dispels myths about lifelines, fortune telling and dubious finger length research.
How is Mark’s way of looking at hands different from the hand analysis explored on this site?
Mark’s understanding of hand shape, finger length, finger tip shapes, thumb shapes and position and basic line formations is very similar. The main difference is that Mark excludes fingerprints which is my main focus.
I asked Richard Unger what he thought of Mark’s book. He said he too was impressed. From a hand shape perspective Mark has made a major breakthrough. His three modalities (initiator, builder, adaptor), although only briefly described in the book, adds a new understanding to hand shape types that Richard says he will adopt and incorporate into his own hand shape/personality archetype system.
I highly recommend Mark’s book and if you haven’t got it yet, also get LifePrints (for fingerprints) and you’ll be well on your way to understanding hands.
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This morning, when I heard the news of Robin’s death, my whole body went into shock. It was as if I was feeling the sadness of everyone in the world who had already received this news. One can only trust that our loss is someone else’s gain. Hopefully his old friend Christopher Reeve is there to welcome him home.
As a way of processing the news, I posted up all the images I could find of Robin’s hands while reading about all the good he had done to help others find meaning as well as his own struggle with depression. I then put Robin’s hands into our class later in the day as the topic was related to depression. This post has been updated to include that material and comments thereafter.
Here is what I wrote to class participants:
I’m afraid, true to Persephone territory, we all got kidnapped by Hades today as the news about Robin Williams had just broken. As a result, we spent quite a bit of time discussing Robin’s right hand during in our advanced threading call with Richard Unger, instead of covering the hands we had planned for the call. (These were all Persephone and Line of Clairvoyance gift marker examples and both these markers have depression as a downside possibility.)
Here is the piece about Robin’s hands from the video replay of the class
My reasoning for putting Robin Williams’s hands in the call?
I was thinking it would help people with a Persephone gift marker to understand themselves better if we could use what happened to Robin as a way of explaining the downside of Persephone
– how this type gets kidnapped by Hades. And how this is cyclical. But it seems both the heavens and Robin had another idea. I have an overwhelming feeling that he is up there smiling down on us all right now…
Richard said that Robin’s headline wasn’t long enough to qualify as the Persephone type
. Persephone head lines are much longer (= more time spent processing information) and typically go far down into the moon almost to the wrist.
(On determining whether to use the Persephone archetype, Unger said, “I like the headline to go to at least one inch short of the wrist to qualify —- but (and this is a big but) I am willing to change my mind (north or south) based upon the context of the rest of the hand.”)
We discussed Robin’s hand shape (Long pinkie/Mercury finger + big moon = the Storyteller or Herald archetype. We also discussed his Bohemian spread plus toppling Mercury finger and perhaps the most eye-catching marker on his hand: a very deep unusual “attack line” running through Apollo (reputation fears) and towards his Mercury finger (communication/relationships).
Clearly Robin William’s hands indicate that he felt isolated. We didn’t cover all the markers visible in his hands as we needed to get back to our topic for the day. What also struck both me and Richard while looking at Robin’s hand was the long join between headline and life line. We did not discuss this due to time constraints. (Interestingly, the only other famous person I know of who who had a longer join between headline and life line was Nelson Mandela. What an interesting and challenging marker for both these great souls to have in common!)
After the call, I asked one of our listeners, master hand analyst Pascal Stoessel, to also give his opinion on Robin’s hand.
I’ve added his comments here as I like his positive interpretation of the long headline join when combined with other markers.
Pascal said: “I’m still sad, I loved him so, so much and he did the most difficult job possible, to make people laugh!!
Well, besides long Mercury finger and big Moon (Storyteller) and Bohemian spread what Richard sure talked about I also notice the combination of a strong Mars with a very long head/lifeline connection and I think he has a Donna/Big heart heart line (not sure). With this combination in the positive light I say it’s an activist, “together we gonna save the world. Let’s put our hands together and help people no matter what” type. The Patriarch with the big heart who fights for human rights. When you bring that together with the Storyteller and Bohemian spread I think the role in the movie “Dead Poet’s Society” was perfect for him, and his role as Patch Adams as well.”
In the days that followed it came out that Robin was suffering from Parkinson’s disease. There has also been a lot of inappropriate speculation about his motive for ending his life. I feel that only a few people who were really close to Robin have the right to comment, if at all. The markers on one’s hand can be used to back virtually any opinion and, as students of hands, we should refrain from adding to the misinformation out there. Robin was a great soul. Let’s celebrate and honour him for all the joy and inspiration he brought into our world.
Tribute to Robin Williams and more about coping with depression.
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Our next Gift marker topic call in Earth School covers three very different yet similar gift markers,
each one indicating a unique talent:
1. Moon Stars
2. Pluto Stars and
3. Neptune stars
Moon stars indicate a totally unique perspective, with flashes of intuition quite out of this world.
People with this marker generally wish to bring spirituality into the center of their lives.
They are often psychic or able to do deep transpersonal work.
Neptune Stars are lower down in the palm, almost where the hand joins the wrist. They indicate an ability
to be present when someone else is going through grief or dealing other deep emotions.
Pluto stars indicate radical transformation and the possibility of being able to help others rise again,
like the Phoenix out of the ashes.
Here’s an image showing where these stars are located. The Pluto zone is marked in purple. The moon zone is marked here in red. And the Neptune region in blue. Check your own hand for any star formations in any of these three areas. If you are wondering what these look like, see if you can spot the star formation in the red zone on this hand. This is a perfect example of a moon star.
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A Zindler frown looks exactly like the opposite of a smiley. A frowny. And that’s exactly what it means. It’s a rather extreme version of a Zindler line which itself is an unhappy marker, indicating thwarted ambition, frustration or anger at having not yet lived or realised one’s full potential. This marker tends to show up on the hands of people who are very gifted but who, for one reason or another, feel they have been blocked in some way. Usually, when we don’t live our potential, it’s not because of what others have done or said. We tend to get in our own way. It’s tempting to project all this pent up anger outward onto some circumstance or other person. But that would be a massive power give away. Why not reclaim all this pent up emotion? Use it as a fuel to drive your engine way beyond the norm so that you can share your natural talents and all you have to offer with the rest of the world?
What does a Zindler Frown look like?
The Zindler line (and Zindler frown) ends in the Pluto zone of the hand. Which is the zone of radical transformation.
Other frownies are possible in other regions of your palm. For example, there’s one called a Neptune Frown and a few different types of Frowning Girdle.
What these mean exactly depend on their precise location.
To learn more about what your hands and what they are trying to tell you, take a 12 week hand analysis foundational course online with Jena Griffiths.
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I’ll be giving a talk on Gift markings in your hands at the American Women’s Club on Friday 13!
This talk is free and open to everyone.
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Lines of Genius gift marking
Do you ever feel like you’re going round and round in ever diminishing circles, going nowhere fast?
Perhaps you can write. You know you have a message to share. Sometimes the words just flow from your pen as if you’re dictating from a divine source. But then you dream up a million reasons not to show up on the page?
Or perhaps you’re built to speak to large groups. You can take complex material and, by putting it into your own words, adding stories from your own life experience, suddenly the light bulb goes on for other people. But then you don’t get out there?
If this sounds like you check your pinkie fingers.
Compare the upper section of the little fingers to all the other fingers.
Can you spot 3 or more parallel lines running the base up through the middle of this upper section? 3 more than on your other fingers?
This gift marking is called “lines of Genius” but that’s a misnomer. This is not about IQ or being a genius. This is marker indicating a unique talent for mass communication. An ability to take complex ideas and simplify them so that everyone understands. And if you aren’t doing this it could explain why you feel like you are going nowhere fast.
If you resonate with what I’m saying but don’t have these lines then you’ll be interested to know that these lines tend to grow in over time with use. Likewise, they can also also disappear over time. All the more reason to get out there and do what you know you excel at. The rules are 1. Just do it. Practice makes perfect. 2. Be authentic.
Here are some examples of what this marker looks like. Click here to read more …
“Any time we think the problem is “out there”, that thought is the problem.” Stephen Covey
I’d like to share something I’ve been playing with the last few weeks.
A wonderfully simple way to free yourself of limiting thoughts.
Probably you’ve already heard of Ho’oponopono and even use it.
But have you tried it on your yourself, and specifically your life lesson?
What is Ho’oponopono?
An Hawaiian technique that helps you clear your inner world of old thoughts and memories, and, as you do so, your outer world changes.
The way I see it, there are 2 ways to use Ho’oponopono.
1. applying it to problems that are “out there” – the outer world mirrors your inner world.
2. applying it to inner limiting thoughts as you notice them.
This second application can be used with or without input from your hands, but when used together with your fingerprints, it’s a game changer.
Let’s jump right in and practice a bit, then we’ll explore where it comes from, background stories and more.
How do you do it?
Whenever you have a limiting thought about yourself of any kind (think life lesson) simply apologize to yourself for having the thought.
Here’s all you need to say: “I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.”
You can say only one of these sentences. Or all four.
From a practical perspective, that’s all there is to it.
Try it. You’ll be amazed.
More about Ho’oponopono -
The practice caught the attention of the healing world in 2005 when a story spread like wildfire about a Hawaiian called Dr Len who healed an entire ward of dangerous mentally ill criminals. The thing that captured everyone’s imagination was that he didn’t even work directly with the inmates. He simply took their files into his office and quietly worked on himself using Ho’oponopono techniques. Owning, loving and releasing the parts within himself that each inmate represented.
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spatulate finger tips
One of the many ways creativity shows in a person’s hands is in the shape of one’s finger tips. Look at Janice Joplin’s finger tips above, particularly on her ring fingers. Now look at a close up drawing of the shape of this finger tip in the drawing alongside. It’s called the spatulate tip (spoon shaped) but it also looks like the shape of a light bulb, which is the universal symbol for original ideas. And, a great way to remember what this shape means. Extreme, even rebellious, creativity and out of the box thinking. “The rules don’t apply to me” type thinking that was the hallmark of Janice’s music career.
Two close cousins to the “Joplin type” are the “Mad Scientist” and the “Tinker”. These guys also have light-bulb shaped finger tips but the shape of palm itself is different – the Mad Scientist has a more Air shaped/mental or cerebral hand shape and the Tinker is more earthy.
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Creativity shows up in your hands in a number of ways. For example, spatulate finger tips. Or lots of fiery crackly lines all over your hands. Or a rounded flame-like fire shape hand. Or long ring fingers. Or special lines that run up through your palm to towards your ring finger. All these indicate tremendous creativity, but the marker that tops them all is the Apollo Star – Rolls Royce of creativity markers.
That’s a star-like formation underneath the ring finger.
Why is it called an Apollo star?
The ring finger and the region underneath it is named after Apollo, the Greek god associated with creativity, artistic perfection, showmanship and display. The star is like an explosion of energy in this creative zone.
Apollo Stars under the ring finger
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