What is a glyph?
Glyphs are the patterns of skin ridges on the inner surface of our hands and feet. The term ‘glyph’ derives from the scientific term ‘dermatoglyphic’ (Gr. derma – skin/glyphe – carving).
What is Five Element Chirology?
Five element chirology (Gr-kheri-hand-logos -knowledge) is a universal hand reading style and a dialogue therapy. The system includes traditional palmistry but is more primarily designed around the principles and innate behavioural characteristics of the elements, earth, water, fire, air and chi.
The how-to of chirology and palmistry involves examination of lines, glyphs, mounts, textures, shapes, colours and many other hand formation markers, that reveal surprisingly accurate information about people’s authentic character, temperament, personality, patterns of behaviour and even events that have left their imprint.
In a hand reading, we hold hands for a while, and with your hands as our map, together we explore what is currently going on in your life, against the backdrop of your life story. This is an integrative, supportive experience, which has nothing to do with predicting the future, or fortune-telling, or any augery or prophesy. A chirology / palmistry reading is a dialogue and, to some extent, a touch therapy.
There are five parts to chirology.
Earth – physical – I MATTER – the ’loom’
On the earth level of chirology, we learn about the historical origins of palmistry. We study the morphology of the hands and their markings, together with the five element system, the ‘language of the elements’. Learning to reassuringly take people’s hands in yours, with consideration for the ethical and record keeping criteria required of a consultant, are earthy basics. This is the scientific stuff, the framework, that which in hand reading is dependable, definable, tangible and practical. Seekers can expect their chirologist to look into their health, family, home and financial matters in this earth realm.
Water – emotional – I FEEL – the ‘texture’
In pushing into the emotional heartland of our self-worth, relationship and sexual lives, we are most exposed. If you go for a reading, expect to receive insightful feedback about your situation, with reassurance, nurturing, support, forgiveness and empathy from your hand reader. There are many signs on hands that show what we go through on the intimate, personal, feeling level.
Fire – vocational – I DO – the ‘colours’
To be a hand reader, you’ll need enthusiasm, motivation, energy to take people’s palm prints, and courage to speak your truth. Fire energy is about focus, intention and will. The fire realm is where we discuss your levels of joie-de-vivre, any struggles with creative vs. self-annihilating urges, and your optimal vocation.
Air – intellectual – I THINK – the ‘design’
At this level, for both me and for my clients and students, it’s about articulate communication. There is a saying, that ‘words are the tools of our trade, and the medicine of our profession’. Healing happens on many levels, but on the air level, vocabulary, listening, and my facilitating the telling of your story, are key. In air, I teach hand readers how to impartially and objectively observe, investigate, analyse, theorise and research, all air element principles.
Chi – spiritual – I AM – the ‘thread’
Chi is Source – of the flow of intuitive and psychic perceptions that we all have. You don’t have to be psychic to read hands, because you already are. Chi represents the highest realms of spiritual wisdom, detached compassion and consciousness. In the chi realms of a chirology reading we discuss philosophy, belief, religious identity and spiritual destiny, the stuff that ultimately binds it all together.
Palmistry has and always will have its shadow companion, the ‘crafty’, deceptive, wily unscrupulous charlatan ‘reader’, who uses shrewdness, guile, cunning and the ‘gift of the gab’ for unethical purposes. Historically, the power and magic of this ancient craft is feared by many, thus practiced by few.
Our hands, and our fingerprints, are our personal guides to self-understanding.
I teach and promote chirology as a counselling and touch therapy that deserves to be more sensitively understood, and more commonly practiced. The language of the elements is all-embracing, all-inclusive and applies to all humanity. Chirology is helpful for many purposes, conditions, or situations. A hand reading is a universal remedy that accommodates every human being.
About ’God Given Glyphs’
God’s inscriptions on our fingertips offer irrefutable proof of our individual identity – and our Oneness. It is true that each fingerprint glyph is unique, yet all seven billion of us share only seven basic glyph patterns. We are all different, and we are all the same – how fascinating our diversity, and our unity!
Our glyphs compose only four primary patterns: arches, loops, triradii and whorls. Together these four shapes form the seven glyphs: simple arches, loops, tented arches, whorls, double loops, peacock’s eye’s and ‘accidentals’. Basic patterns of behaviour are encoded in these cosmic forms. Fingerprint glyphs are not only an irrefutable mark of our identity – they also describe individual psychological profiles, each with their own behavioural traits.
In God Given Glyphs, Jennifer Hirsch presents over 200 images of the cosmic patterns that cover our palmar surfaces. The samples were chosen from her collection of thousands of hand prints, and include contributions from criminal records. The illustrations are accompanied by meanings for when the glyph patterns are on thumbs, index, middle, ring and baby fingers, and the palm.
This glyph pattern guidebook enables you to easily identify your individual fingerprint patterns, so as to understand more about yourself; physically, emotionally, vocationally, mentally and spiritually. GGG is a chirology ‘bible’, designed to draw attention to the newest developments in hand reading today.
Read a review of ‘God Given Glyphs’ http://www.handresearch.com/news/god-given-glyphs-five-element-chirology.htm
God Given Glyphs ~ Decoding Fingerprints – The How-to of Hand Reading includes:
- Discussions about the vital role of intuition and of chi principles in chirology
- Easy reference close up visuals of fingerprints with meanings and explanations
- Guidelines and recommendations for all hand readers, counsellors and therapists
- Simple explanations about how to read hands with chirology’s interpretative system – ‘the language of the elements’
- Lots of facts about hand shapes, skin textures, mounts, lines, fingers, thumbs, dermatoglyphs and much more
- Information about the relationship between dermatoglyphs and health
- An extensive up-to-date glossary of hand reading terms