Encyclopedia of Palmistry
By Edward D. Campbell
Berkley Publishing Group, 1995
Palmistry, 299 pages
ABOUT THE BOOK
From basic interpretation to reading between the fine lines,
this comprehensive guide offers a complete resource to
understanding the mysteries hidden in the patterns and lines of
the hands. Includes information about the geography of the hand,
identifying palm and fingerprints, the significance of hand and
finger shapes, and more.
Says Campbell: I came to palmistry as a skeptic. I did
the work to qualify as a serious palmist. I now have taught
courses in the field and lectured for the last dozen or so years.
I am a scientific palmist as the term is understood in the field.
I invite all of those skeptics to read my books and become
introduced to the scientific study of hand appearances, called
dermatoglyphics. I have helped organize the Northwest Hand
Institute for the further scientific study of the significance of
hand appearances in character, health, environmental and personal
When I was a boy I used to lead friends or set out alone on
journeys of discovery. As I grew older I found that these voyages
of discovery could be made in many ways, through books, through
conversation, interacting with others, as well as striking out
into the woods. Life presented factual images, constantly
evolving from any given point whether one went in or out.
My early journeys into science fiction led to the devouring of
hundreds of books and in the process, led me to being able to
cope with my reading dyslexia and developed those skills
necessary to complete my college education.
Investigating accidents and other insurance claims as a young
man led me to become more confident in looking at facts and
examining people. This would serve me well later in my legal
practice. My mid life crisis and knowledge gained through
reflection required me to change. This introduced me to healthier
life styles that led to more self confidence. This led to formal
studies in several alternative health fields including
Certification as a Feldenkrais® practitioner, studying
iridology, body electronics, becoming a palmists and an author,
and eventually joining with others to start SHES.