In Focus - Palmistry - Your Personal Guide - A Review

I'm reviewing a few books from the "In Focus" series from Wellfleet Press.  The first is called In Focus Palmistry - Your Personal Guide by Roberta Vernon.

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Release Date - July 31, 2018

Generally I like to start out with a disclaimer. I am an atheist witch.  I look for the connection between magic and science without the need for a deity. I receive no compensation for these reviews and all my links are standard Amazon links and not affiliate links. I am a practicing photo reader and have spent the last 12 years honing my craft.  I offer personal readings by request and have a strong online history that boasts nearly 400,000 views.

This is the fourth book in this series I have reviewed.  Up to this point I have been pleasantly surprised with the content and the direction of each of the books.  I was most excited about getting into this one. I know little to nothing about palmistry and was really excited about learning more.  As I sat down and started getting into the book I felt that it was pretty boring.  First the images that are in the book are line drawings and really don't give you the full look at what a palm looks like.  Now I know I could just open my hand right?  Well no, not really.  The imagery was vague and I wasn't sure really about any of it.  Don't get me wrong at all. The book completely views the Mound of Venus, your life line and love line, just like we see in the movies but I just didn't connect it together.

On page 45 for example the author goes into fingertips.  Square, rounded and pointed. Most of my fingers appears to be rounded at the tips.  The description says, "gets along well with people and can be quite amusing".  I do try to use laughter when I'm uncomfortable and that is the most of the time when I'm around people.  Next it says, generous, kind, a little lazy or maybe just laid back.  I'm probably one of the most up tight people you'll ever meet.  I like rules, I like fairness and I like structure.  While I want to be laid back and chill, most of the time I'm simply a bundle of nerves.  Finally is said, most people with rounded fingers are very musical and will play an instrument for a career.  Hrm... Only if that instrument is an HP.   And don't even get me started on the whorls, arches and composite patterns. Perhaps I needed to read this when my eyes were better, because I can't see crap on my finger tips.  (lol)

Even though early in the book I found myself pretty much disagreeing with the author, I went ahead and read through the remaining pages.  The back of the book has a pocked with a 18X24 inch wall poster of the Palmistry imagery for quick reference.  Physically the book is made well, great hard cover and vibrant cover imagery. Just as the other books in this series, I could recommend that it come with a dust jacket to help spruce it up a bit.  

Overall, this book was difficult to read and challenging to follow along unlike the other books in this series. Now keep in mind, I have some back ground knowledge of the other subjects and it could be that I just don't know enough about Palmistry to benefit from this book.   The section on fingernails (pages 146-149) I did find very helpful as it relates to identifying health related issues based on the color of the fingernail as well as the 1/2 moon shape (Lunulae) at the base of the nail bed.  Only my thumbs show any hint of a 1/2 moon and I have not head heart trouble or a stroke.  I did do some more digging on the web and found that a small or missing lunulae could indicate anemia, malnutrition and depression.  All of which I have so, there's that.

My final thoughts on the book are, I would like to read it again to see if I can glean more knowledge from it, as I don't feel as thought I benefited much from the initial read.  I would love to hear what learned Palmist think about it. If you have read this book and would like to do a guest review blog post, message me and we'll set that up.

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