Hand Reading

Hand reading is a more general term than palm reading, and is not dependent upon knowledge of the specific meanings of the different lines of the palm. Hand reading is easy to do, and a very strong learning tool. It is a rich source of information and a good way to obtain non-verbal feedback. A general introductory comment will open the way to looking at the hands of the person. You might notice how they extend the hands and associated gestures. Examine the hands generally first. Are they...

Psychometry

The ability to obtain information from personal objects is an intriguing and highly entertaining application of cold reading. In observing this being done, one quickly experiences the feeling generated by the audience. The reader who gives out unfavorable or potentially upsetting information arouses anxiety. The skilled performer may elicit awe or many other emotions. However, the readiness and demand for additional readings from the entire audience, and indeed, repeat bookings are the true...

Why are psychic or cold readings done

Throughout history, man has sought to understand, predict and control his life and nature. In primitive cultures, primitive religion emerged, with totems and other ritualistic procedures. Usually, a special person or craft developed these aspects of prediction and understanding, the medicine man or shaman. Gradually, in our western tradition or heritage, we find the emergence of empiricism and cosmology, the naturalistic study of the cosmos or, universe. A second route to knowledge was opened...

Reading Bridgepoker Cards

A great resource of impromptu material can be per-formed with a standard deck of cards. With only the barest knowledge, you can explain that our modern deck is derived from the Tarot. The suit of Spades comes from the suit of Swords, Hearts from Cups, Clubs from Rods, and Diamonds from Pentacles. If you are familiar with the minor arcana, you can then read directly from the cards that are used today. If you are not familiar with the Tarot, and don't wish to learn them all, you can make do with...

Astrology

The use of an astrological approach to readings has several potential advantages that will apply equally well for other methods. It takes some of the heat off of the person being read. They can look at the chart, signs, or whatever, and are not on the hot seat. It also takes some of the heat off of you, as it is the signs, cards, or whatever and not you personally that is in error. You are merely trying to interpret what is displayed. A brief framework for the astrological approach follows 1....