The Line Of Head On The Seven Types Of Hands
There are seven distinct types of hands, bearing in their own way more or
less relationship to the Seven Races of Humanity.
These seven types of hands are as follows:
I.--The Elementary or Lowest type.
II.--The Square, also called the Useful or Practical.
III.--The Spatulate or Active.
V.--The Conic or Artistic.
VI.--The Psychic or Idealistic.
VII.--The Mixed Hand.
As a rule the Line of Head is generally found in accordance with the type
of hand on which it is seen, namely, lying straight or what is called
"level-headed" on the Square-looking or Practical hand; or sloping, and
thus indicating the more imaginative qualities on the Philosophic, Conic,
or Psychic types.
Consequently, if it be found on a hand in what may be called opposition
to its class, such a Line of Head immediately possesses a greater
For example, if a sloping Line of Mentality were seen on the Square or
Practical hand, it would indicate that though the bases of that man or
woman's thoughts and plans were of the practical kind, yet they possessed
a far greater power of imagination than any casual observer would at
first sight give them credit for.
On the contrary, if the Line of Head were found straight or level on the
Spatulate, Philosophic, Conic, or Psychic types, it would denote that the
person in question was usually level-headed and practical, even in their
highest dreams of philosophy or idealistic creations.
On the Elementary hand the Line of Head is usually found short, straight,
and coarse-looking, often nothing more than a short deep-set furrow.
Consequently, if found long and clear, it would indicate a superior
mental development in a coarse brutal or animal nature.
If in a Square-looking hand the Line of Head were found sloping instead
of long and straight, it would denote an unusual development of the
artistic and imaginative qualities, but always with the practical and
logical basis for its support.
On the Spatulate hand the natural indication of the Line of Head is
long, clear and sloping, but if found straight or level it would indicate
a practical development of the brain endeavouring to set off the active
energy and originality indicated by the Spatulate formation.
On the Philosophic type, the hand of the thinker and philosopher, the
usual position of the Line of Mentality is long and sloping, but if found
straight or level it indicates a mental development of the logical and
practical qualities which might not be expected in such a class or type.
The same rules hold good with the Conic and Psychic, but with what is
called the Mixed type, the best Line of Head to find would be one, long
straight and level-looking, because this class, being a mixture as it
were of all the others, would require a practical or level-headed
mentality to hold its own amid the mixture of tendencies which the last
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