NBCU 4.8.15Chirologist, writer, intuitive counsellor, hand reading teacher and mosaic artist Jennifer Hirsch has pioneered chirology in South Africa since 1991. She lives in Johannesburg where she reads people’s hands and teaches chirology.

“My life is hugely abundant in so many ways. Somehow my work has always been about counselling and healing. I began working as massage therapist in 1979 and began incorporating hand reading into my therapy practice 23 years ago.

Soon I was a teacher of hand reading and a writer, as well as being passionate about doing mosaic art. I’m blessed too with 3 beloved grown-up children – Adam, Nandita and Kelly.

My early handreading teachers and mentors were the late Brian Friend, who taught me palmistry, and Christopher Jones from the ex British Cheirological Society, who wrote and administered the home study training course that gave me a very good grounding in the principles of 5 element chirology.

I founded the Chirology Centre of South Africa when I began studying hands in January 1991. The ebooks ‘Craft of Hand Reading’ and ‘Traits of Being’ evolved out of the training manuals I compiled over years of teaching people how to read hands.

The idea for my book ‘God Given Glyphs’ first came to me in 2004. It took me more than 5 years to write and compile. Much of it is channelled. It is a very deep, authentic sharing of a hand reading career that has been and is my destiny. Hands and healing are a calling heard deep within my soul.”

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This rather frail little (14.5 x 11.5 cm) palmistry book is one of my treasures. It was first published in 1884. The many engraved illustrations are quite exquisite, with the layout featuring handy easy reference topics listed in the outer margins. It’s full of good info, and although it is dated, the quirky curiosities of the time are fascinating. Writer William B. Dick calls lines under ring fingers ‘reputation lines’. I see it is available, but my copy is very old. I found the clipping from 1922 in the book. ... See MoreSee Less

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YOH!!!! Breathtaking brilliance. The dexterity of his hands - I'd love to see them in slow-mo, close-up! A Yo-yo Champ of note. ... See MoreSee Less

Финальное выступление талантливого мальчика, ловко умеющего пользоваться игрушкой йо-йо

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Woke this morning thinking about my collection of palm prints. In the midst of the pus 4,000 sacred documents are the prints of so many of SA’s incredibly talented and well-known living legends. I’m honored and privileged to have printed the hands of artists, musicians, corporate kids, healers, doctors, priests, politicians, all colours and creeds, people from every walk of life.

In the mix are the prints of many people who have passed from this earthly plane. Parents, partners, children and siblings, how I’d love to offer their families the precious legacy of their loved ones’ unique personal signature.

I think too about those few who over the years have regretted giving me their prints, who have asked for them back, or even on occasion requested that I burn them. I deeply understand this sensitivity, and am open to these requests.

I’m wondering who among my chirology students would value these files when I’m gone. The prints store the energy of life upon life of precious, sincere, brave, self-enquiring, open and beautiful souls, each of whom curious about their unique blueprint. Blessed I am to be keeper of a collection of such sweet treasures.
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Our hands reveal our physical, mental, and emotional health and how we fulfill (or not) our positive and negative potentials. We can know ourselves and others better through a visual and tactile asses...

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Bummed that I forgot to take a photo of the 8 great girls who joined me for an "afternoon of palmistry - coming form the heart - the heart lines" workshop hosted yesterday. Here's the before they arrived photo ;). Feedback so far........ "Thanks so much for a wonderful, great class! You are truly the magnet, and we are all drawn to you!!You are born to do this. Your everlasting student." and "Thank you again Jen. It was such a lovely afternoon." and "I so much enjoyed being with you all and being led to think in other ways about heart matters. You always give us more education a second time round." Filled with Gratitude. ... See MoreSee Less

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