Is Palm Reading True

Does palm reading truly predict everything accurately?

What does it say about marriage? im curious and wooried

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belarafon eNotes educator| Certified Educator

As of today, the only people who insist that palmistry and related psychic or supernatural prediction methods work are those who profit from them. All scientific studies show no reliable predictions from palm-reading aside from cold reading or lucky guessing. As #6 points out, the body shows physical changes from various ailments, but these have nothing to do with predicting the future.

Karen P.L. Hardison eNotes educator| Certified Educator

While it may be true that planning your marriage based on palm reading may be the least viable option available to you, it is also true that stresses (of the good or bad sort) leave tell-tale signs in bodies, from our hair to our posture to the palms of our hands. Many tools are available for reading these signs, from hair spectrometry analysis to physical therapy posture analysis to analysis of marks in the palm. Someone who knows what they are looking at in any of these analyses can tell you how to modify your life for more nearly optimal future effectiveness. Though to accept any as the guru of the course of your life is akin to abandoning your autonomy and your volition to motivate on your behalf and, therefore, not advisable.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

No.  Anyone who accurately predicts anything with a palm reading is either a lucky guesser or a good cold reader.  A cold reading is when a person watches your body language to determine if he is on the right path.  A hot reading, on the other hand, is if the person has researched you ahead of time and comes at you armed with information.  Either way, you think the person is telling the truth and psychic because he knows things about you that no one could possibly know, but in reality they are just the products of guesses, research and coincidence.

Kristen Lentz eNotes educator| Certified Educator

If the person reading your palm has NEVER been wrong, then I would accept their predictions and recommendations as the truth.  With that being said, if they have been wrong just once then I would dismiss it entirely.  A one hundred percent accuracy rate in predicting the future over the course of time can not be ignored, but someone who was wrong just once is just guessing.  I wouldn't base my future on the guesses of someone else.

stolperia eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Palm reading is probably about as accurate as most other occult readings of the future, which is to say not at all. These messages are worded in a very general manner for a reason - so that they can be interpreted to apply to almost any situation or occurrence that comes along. They have no concrete basis in valid prediction of specific future events.

readerofbooks eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Another perspective is this. Often times palm readers are so vague that whatever happens seems like a fulfillment. For example, if you say, "something unexpected will happen in the near future," most likely something unexpected will probably happen. Horoscopes and things like this seem to be able to predict only in a vague way. 

rrteacher eNotes educator| Certified Educator

No. Palm reading is a superstition and can tell us nothing about the future, except that very shortly in the future, we are about to give our money to a person who has done nothing but look at our hands and invent stories. It is like reading tea leaves, astrology, and other such methods. 

bullgatortail eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Your question should probably read "Does palm reading EVER predict anything accurately?" I agree with the previous posts concerning its superstitious element, and anything that actually comes true from a palm reading is probably either a "lucky guess" or coincidence.

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I do not believe that palm reading can possibly have anything to do with our future.  It is ludicrous to think that the course of our life is somehow laid out in the lines on our palms.  As far as I am concerned, palm reading is simple superstition.

jess1999 | Student

Palm reading is not true because it is basically just a superstition . Thinking that the layout of your whole  life is shown on your palm itself is crazy . If somehow it is right , it is usually a coincidence . This is my opinion on palm reading m

user8844944 | Student

This thread's comments are perfect examples of how ancient  knowledge gets swept under the carpet as so to speak. I see that not one of you have actually studied this knowledge whatsoever and give absolutely no technical analysis of what you are commenting on. You are simply hand- waving it away as nonsense and writing the fist thing that crosses your mind on the subject despite the fact that none of you know not a single thing about it intellectually or mechanically. This is the exact same reaction that people who are outside the Christian religion have concerning television ministries - there are in fact serious disciples of the faith like Charles Stanley who legitimately preach on television and have a ministry that takes donations to help those in need yet those who do not know any better believe that Charles Stanley and peter popoff are the same type which could not be further from the truth so they instantly and without thought condemn both as Charlatans out of pure willful ignorance and intellectual laziness. The study that one of you posted which I will re post here supports palmistry as valid. These buzz-words thrown around this thread such as "hot" or "cold" readings have absolutely nothing to do with the observation of the palm and are a ludicrously juvenile jab at what you simply do not understand and choose not to try to understand as simply being hateful is much easier. Indeed , there are fakes out there who simply want your money , however there are those of us who take the Occult in a very rational and intellectual approach and evaluate it as patiently and scientifically as possible. I am currently in the midst of a 25 year study of the Occult general and I can tell you weather you like it or not - whether you believe it or not that palmistry, astrology , the Tarot , astral projection and other forms of serious divination are absolutely real. I am also a student of world history and theology as well as psychology and I can assure you this knowledge is quite ancient - how do you think that tribal people dealt with illnesses in their time ??? Prognostication was one of many forms of healthcare and prevention in that distant time and my personal educated opinion is that this knowledge was a part of an antediluvian world and was brought over by the survivors. It is the only relic we currently know of that existed before the flood.