Palmistry, or palm reading is the metaphysical art of reading characters through not only the lines in the hand, but the shape of the fingers, length of fingers, flexibility of the thumb and the presence of mounds. Your palm is the blueprint of your life and once a line appears on your hand it never goes away. The brain is said to electromagnetically etch the lines on your hand in accordance with the events of your life. There is help available in both online palmistry and book palmistry, and I've made sure to recommend a little of both.
If you are interested in the world of palmistry there are many books and web sites that can help you get into it. For palmistry books, there is The Complete book of palmistry, by Joyce Wilson, which covers the basics of palmistry, this book clearly shows where the major lines are and exact location of the mounts. It is an excellent book for those first beginning palm reading. It received three and a half stars out of five on Amazon.com. However, for the more seasoned palm reader there is The Benham Book of Palmistry: A Practical Treatise on the Laws of Scientific Hand Reading, By William G. Benham. Rated 5 out of five stars, this is a comprehensive look at the scientific methods of palm reading. This book was first published in 1900, and has endured time to become a metaphysical classic. Benham made a lifelong study of the science of palm reading, and his scientific observations have withstood the test of time.
There is also Palm Reading for Beginners, By Richard Webster, a simple and effective, easy to read manual on the beginning of palm reading. Published by Llewellyn, a reliable new age publishing company, this book covers major lines such as the heart line, tip phlange, your whole hand etc. Finally yet importantly is the Palmistry Encyclopedia, by Rhonda, a complete guide to everything palm related.
But for help on the web there are numerous sources available to help everyone from the beginner to the advanced level. Below are several sites listed for help with online palmistry:
http://www.ofesite.com/spirit/palm/palm.htm offers a 'hands on' - pun intended guide to the lines of the palm, done in full color; and perfect for the beginners.
http://www.handanalysis.com/ Gives an exciting view on palm reading, and an all-inclusive look at the finer points of palm reading such as: Relationship guidance, career selection, Artistic ability, Possible addictions and more. The best part is that it's all free.
http://www.handresearch.com/hand/Evolutie/palm-reading.htm This site claims ten years of psychological experience with palm reading. Very informative and they offer links to guide you towards a free palm reading.
http://www.greetingsamerica.net/PalmReadings.asp This is a fun site that offers hand reading through an online 'scanner'. I'm not sure of the accuracy of this, but it's defiantly all in good fun.
http://www.findyourfate.com/palmistry/palmistry.htm Guides you through the beginnings of palmistry with it's article on "what is palmistry" and the relevancy of palm reading today.
http://www.astroyogi.com/palmreading/ Gives you another opportunity at palm reading with a step by step slide show to help you, the pictures are accompanied by a write up describing how to recognize each trait.