In a recent class on Famous hands we looked at the hands and fingerprints of Max Planck, father of Quantum Physics.
It was interesting to see that he had Dupuytren’s contracture which Richard Unger regards as a “fame burden” indicator.
This and other markers in his hand, indicate that Planck felt trapped by his fame.
Here’s an image of Max Planck’s hand from the 1931 book by Marianne Rashig – Hand und Persönlichkeit. Einführung in das System der Handlehre.
Planck’s hand is a perfect example of a Scientist’s hand shape. (Air/shoe-box shape plus long middle and pinkie fingers.)
Here’s an image of Dupuytren’s contracture from Wikimedia.
What to do if you have this marker?
Here’s an excerpt from the transcript of our call on famous hands – Richard on Dupuytren’s contracture:
“Dupuytrens is a fame burden indicator. For most people their fame is more tiny fame – they just don’t want to be bothered by all those people anymore. They need more sanctuary. I never disagree with a person who has a Dupuytrens in terms of their need for sanctuary. It’s true, you’re hands say you require sanctuary and I recommend that you get it.”
An example of this?
A friend of mine who is an organic farmer in South Africa recently developed this marker. The only thing that has changed in his life from before he had this marker is that a few years ago he started running educational tours on his farm. Now every week bus loads of school children and their teachers arrive on his property and he gives them a guided tour and lunch. This certainly is consistent with Richard’s theory – the need for sanctuary from “tiny fame” and the desire not to be bothered by all those people.