chiromancy


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Related to chiromancy: palm reading, palmistry
  • noun

Synonyms for chiromancy

telling fortunes by lines on the palm of the hand

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The premodern sciences explored in this historiographical enterprise include complexional physiology, physiognomics (physiognomy, chiromancy, metoposcopy), astrology, and, to a lesser degree, alchemy.
The grandest chiromancy of scenery ever achieved by an artist is Albrecht Altdorfer's Battle of Alexander the Great against the Persian King Darius at Issus (Munich, Alte Pinakothek) which he painted in 1529 for Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria.
My favorite is Rule IX: "All books and writings dealing with geomancy, hydromancy, areomancy, pyromancy, oneiromancy, chiromancy, necromancy, or with sortilege, mixing of poisons, augury, auspices, sorcery, and magic arts are absolutely repudiated.
Especially the use of "practices and speculations" of alchemy, astrology or chiromancy in the constitution of the symbology underlying Maria de Franca's story, the purpose of which is to give it cosmic reverberations.
The author's observation that the relatively few works on moral philosophy mostly go back to Greek originals, as opposed to works in the pseudo-sciences, many of which come from Arabic, seems to be valid, although his characterization of subjects such as alchemy, astrology, physiognomy, and chiromancy as "so central to medieval Muslim culture" could be questioned.