Palm Reading as most people know it, makes us think of the gypsy in a turban telling us, “You are going to meet a tall dark stranger, have three children and live a long life.” Well, gone are those days. In Chirology your hand is your universe, your emotions, how and what you think, what your interests and nature are, all written with lines and symbols. Your life is literally in your hands. Chirology is the art and science of interpreting the messages the brain has etched there. Each finger, line and marking shows the energy of its origins and the direction in which we are heading. The five primary elements used are based on ancient Buddhist teachings of earth, water, fire, air and ether. Kindness, compassion and forgiveness are the highest teachings of the universe. These teachings ask the Chirologist and the client to look less at the psychic energy and more at consciousness and also asks the client to “know thy self”. When we know ourselves, we can navigate through life by means of our own built in GPS, revealing our own moving inner map to guide us.
The word Chirology comes from Greek, “Cheiro” (hand), "logy" (study) or "logos" (science). It’s claimed that palmistry originated in India and is depicted in the Vedasin Sanskrit. It was used to advise the people of those times. However, modern day Chirology combines predictive techniques, divination, psychology and holistic healing. Chirology cannot be used as an excuse - you can’t say you are always depressed because it shows up in your hands. Your hands reflect who you are. It’s your map and will change when you do.
A Chirologist is there to help bring you closer to your goals and give you reassurance when you wish to embark on a new path. They will help show your talents, potential, health, wealth and happiness, and your limitations too.
Ink prints and sometimes photographs of the hands are taken - and includes features like fingerprint patterns (dermatoglyphics) and the shape of the hands which are permanent, while others like the lines on the hand change daily. Such changes can be brought about by stress, diet and exercise. The permanent features reflect more of our lasting characteristics, while the changing features provide more information on current experiences and situations. The fingerprint patterns can provide information on hereditary predispositions and temperament while other patterns appearing on the palm can indicate inherent talents such as music or art, or an affinity for nature or animals. The patterns can also indicate challenges such as learning difficulties. The brain records this information before birth and continues to do so until death. The Chirologist protects the uniqueness of each person by focusing on the specific information made available when your hands are analysed. The three main lines represent the body, mind and soul showing that we are complete, balanced and whole.
Just as the wind blows patterns in the sand, the cosmos blows patterns in our hands.
Silvana’s first Chirology book was given to her by her mother, “Hand – Reading or the Science of Chirology” by An Adept (1800’s), which she had found at a second hand market in Greenpoint, Cape Town, long before Silvana was born. Silvana Smith is a professional Chirologist living in Edenvale, Johannesburg. She practices just about anywhere you’d like to meet her - in or aroundJohannesburg. She uses her training as an Ethno Medicine and Psychology Practitioner in her work and also holds a PhD from the University of Sedona in Metaphysical Research. This is why she sees energy in everything, “It’s what connects us and makes us related to our world – it’s up to us to interpret the currents that we experience.”