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  1. Aqil

    Aqil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The hand is the executor of the will of the mind. It is the instrument of action in man: it is, like the face, a sort of synthesis of the nervous system, and also has features and physiognomy. The character of the individual is traced there by undeniable signs. Thus, among hands, some are laborious; some are idle; some are square and heavy; others insinuating and light. Hard and dry hands are made for strife and toil; soft and damp hands ask only for pleasure. Pointed fingers are inquisitive and mystical; square fingers mathematical; spatulated fingers obstinate and ambitious.

    The thumb, or pollex, the finger of force and power, corresponds in the Kabalistic symbolism to the first letter of the name “Jehovah” (an inverted “J” denoting “Jod,” the 10th letter of the Hebrew alphabet). This finger, then, is a synthesis of the hand: if it is strong, the person is morally strong; if it is weak, the person is weak. It has three phalanges, of which the first is hidden in the palm of the hand, as the imaginary axis of the world traverses the thickness of the Earth. This first phalanx corresponds to the physical life, the second to the intelligence, and the third to the will. Greasy and thick palms denote sensual tastes and great force of physical life; a thumb which is long – especially in its last phalanx – reveals a strong will, which may go as far as despotism. Short thumbs, on the contrary, show characters that are gentle and easily controlled.

    The habitual folds of the hand determine its lines. These lines are, then, the traces of habits, and the patient observer will know how to recognize them and how to judge them. The person whose hands fold badly is clumsy or unhappy. The hand has three principal functions: to grasp, to hold, and to handle. The subtlest hands seize and handle best; hard and strong hands hold longer. Even the lightest wrinkles bear witness to the habitual sensations of the organ.

    A large hand indicates a love and appreciation of details and minutiae; a medium-sized hand denotes comprehension of details and power of grasping the whole, while very small hands reveal the instincts and appreciation of synthesis. The large-handed person will have things small in themselves, but exquisitely finished, while the small-handed person desires the massive, the grandiose, and the colossal. Most artists have large hands, while designers and architects have small hands. In like manner, persons with small hands always write large, while people with large hands always write small.

    Each finger has a special function from which it takes its name. We have already spoken of the thumb; the index is the finger which points out, it is that of the word and of prophecy; the medius (middle finger) dominates the whole hand, it is that of destiny; the ring finger is that of alliances and honors; and the little finger is that of sociability, it is insinuating and talkative (symbolically), and marked with the signs of study, speculation, and shrewdness.

    The hand has seven protuberances (called “mounts”), which the Kabbalists - following natural analogies - attributed to the first seven celestial bodies in the solar system. For example, they assigned the mount of the thumb to Venus; the mount of the index finger to Jupiter; the mount of the medius to Saturn; the mount of the ring finger to the Sun; the mount of the little finger to Mercury; and the two other mounts – i.e., the protuberance on the side of the hand opposite the thumb and the protuberance between the mounts of the little finger and the thumb – to the Moon and Mars respectively. According to their form and predominance, the Kabbalists judged the inclinations, the aptitudes, and consequently the probable destinies of the individuals who submitted themselves to their judgment.

    There is no vice that does not leave its trace; no virtue that has not its sign. Thus, for the trained eyes of the observer, no hypocrisy is possible. The hand, more than any other part of the body, reflects the forces from above. Since the world is a hierarchy, the miniature world of man must necessarily be organized similarly. In the system of man the hand fulfills a unique function: that of the mediator between above and below; between the intellectual (or sidereal microcosm which resides in the head) and the material microcosm, which dwells in the body.

    If the brain is comparable to The Unmoved Mover, the occultists say, then the hand may be called the active force through which The Mover manifests Himself. Thus the hand occupies the second rank in the microcosm hierarchy, and is, after the head, most worthy of investigation...
  2. Nita

    Nita Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Feb 9, 2001
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    I liked this, I've learned something interesting and new..this really came in Handy get it..... Ha... :spinstar: