Discover the history of palmistry with this enchanting site on palm reading and other psychic gifts and powers. You will be amazed at what you will be able to read from the palm of your hand.Palm reading is a very helpful way to understand yourself and friends better. You can discover the best skills, strengths, and weaknesses that affect success in life. The analysis is based on the lines and creases on the palm, and characteristics of the arm, hand, palm, finger, and fingernail. The study of Chinese palm reading can be dated back to three thousand years ago. Palmistry can trace its roots back to Indian (Hindu) Astrology (known in Sanskrit as Jyotish) and Roma (gypsy) fortune tellers. The Hindu sage Valmiki is thought to have written a book, whose title translates in English as “The Teachings of Valmiki Maharshi on Male Palmistry”, comprising 567 stanzas, more than 5,000 years ago. From India, the art of palmistry spread to China, Tibet, Egypt, Persia and to other countries in Europe. Palmistry came to China in around 3,000 B.C. It then progressed to Greece where Anaxagoras practized it. However, modern palmists often combine traditional predictive techniques with psychology, holistic healing, and alternative methods of divination.