Closer study inevitably brings fuller understanding and greater accuracy, and with the deepening of the interest the casually enquiring layman involuntarily develops into the serious student. The secret lies in Cheiro's remarkable ability to teach. He used no high-sounding terms or phrases-he had no desire to impress-but in simple, everyday language he contrived to impart the knowledge he had gleaned through the years. The books which he wrote persist to-day, supreme and unchallenged. He himself could not have asked a more fitting memorial.
A study of the structured design of a number of Indian historical buildings and astronomical calculations, as depicted in some of the ancient Hindu temples stand testimony to the fact that our ancestors marvelled in astronomy and palmistry. Count Louis Hamon known as Cheiro, the writer of this book, had himself visited India to know the mysteries of this land. He studied a lot of ancient Indian literature on the subjects of palmistry, numerology and astrology and many of these were later interpreted by him in English. While in India, he came to know of a particular book-the Lal Kitab (Red Book) or Run Samhita which was later interpreted in Arabic, Persian, and Urdu languages and is said to have orginated with Ravana, the demon king of Lanka, who in turn, had it from Arun the charioteer of the Sun. The text of the book has hidden connotations and is hard to decipher. Cheiro was himself fascinated by the knowledge entailed in this treatise. It helped him pronounce many future happenings when he returned to Europe.
In bringing out this world famous book written by Cheiro, we have endeavored, as always, to tell our readers some of the finer aspects of palmistry and hope that they will patronise us for our efforts, as ever.
- To The Readers
- A Defence
- Part I
- Part II
- Part III
- Part IV
- Thought Photography and Register of Cerebral Force
- Part V
- Some Interesting Hands
- How To Make Clear Impressions of Hands
- Illustrations in half-tone
- Illustrations in life
About the Author:
Cheiro, greatest and most successful seer of modern times, retired from public life after forty years of continuous research work. For years he toured the cities of the world lecturing, teaching and encouraging.
For many years the true identity of Cheiro was carefully guarded secret. Only when he had reached the very peak of his profession did Cherio allow it to be known that he was Count Louis Hamon, a Norman nobleman whose ancestry could be traced back to the early days of the Norman French.
He was commanded to read the hands of many of the crowned heads of Europe, of presidents of republics and of leaders of commerce.
He predicted the date of Queen Victoria's death, the year and month when King Edward VII would pass away, the grim destiny that awaited the late Czar of Russia, the assassination of King Humbert of Italy, the attempt on the Shah's life in Paris, and in thousands of well-known persons' lives he foretold with equal accuracy the outstanding events of their careers.