Hi, I am Jennifer Hirsch, a Chirologist, Hand Reader and Palmist, based in Johannesburg. I’ve read hands and taught chirology for over 20 years. Please subscribe to receive my blog. To receive a daily mini-hand reading lesson, visit my facebook page where you are welcome to post your valued comments. Welcome to my site!
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).
Chirology is the study and interpretation of the shapes, forms and markings of hands. I’ve been a hand reader for 23 years. You are welcome to meet with me either in person or online that I may share with you my knowledge and experience of hand analysis and my approach. Five element chirology is counselling based dialogue therapy. I’m not a fortune teller and I don’t read the future.
I offer private readings from my home in Johannesburg. Skype readings work really well too. For more information visit http://godgivenglyphs.com/consultations/
I also teach an interesting monthly topic workshop, these are very popular and often open the way for students to enrol in my nine lesson in-depth practitioner training course, either with me personally, or in home study format. If you feel drawn to people’s hands and would like to profoundly enrich your counselling skills you’ll find more about courses here http://godgivenglyphs.com/courses/
My written and published material comprises my book “God Given Glyphs”, 2 terrific ebooks and a 130 page in-depth training manual.
God Given Glyphs is my pride and joy. I gathered the sample prints (the book has over 150 illustrations) and the associated meanings in a practical and systematic way from far and wide. But the magic of this book is that so much of what I downloaded and present was channelled through me. I know this because of the joy and inspiration I so often felt when crafting the sentences after happily landing at my desk at 6a.m. for the many years it took me to write! As far as I know there exists no other book with such close-up images of finger prints. Scroll down to read more about God Given Glyphs below.
My 2 ebooks “The Craft of Hand Reading” and “Traits of being A – Z” are illustrated with graphics and truly are a perfect place for any beginner hand reader to begin. The Craft of Hand Reading describes the five element system which is the system I use and teach (there are several differing hand reading systems to choose or draw from) and Traits of Being shows how to cross reference the hands to assure accuracy (no one marking on a hand should ever be read in isolation). Please click on the sample pages on the right to get a better idea of just how user-friendly these ebooks are.
My training manual comprises 130 pages of sheer juice. It is fully illustrated with hundreds of hand print samples. This is what each student receives but I also sell the manual separately. Please email me email@example.com for more information.
What you can expect to learn – 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 ACT – 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