The Hand Reveals: A Complete Guide to Cheiromancy the Western Tradition of Handreading - Revised and Expanded Fourth Edition

Author(s) : Dylan Warren-Davis

The Hand Reveals: A Complete Guide to Cheiromancy the Western Tradition of Handreading - Revised and Expanded Fourth Edition

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About the Author(s)

Dylan Warren-Davis is a second-generation herbalist. He was first exposed to the healing properties of herbs by his mother Ann Warren-Davis, FNIMH, at 10 years old, while she trained to become a herbalist. In 1982 he qualified as a prize-winning student with the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, and has subsequently spent over 30 years researching, teaching and writing about the metaphysical basis of the European herbal tradition.


Dylan first became interested in handreading whilst a herbal student, from needing to find a holistic diagnostic tool as an alternative the reductionist thinking of conventional medicine. He originally studied the Chinese Buddhist tradition of Mudra & Teso. After 10 years of practicing and teaching hand reading in the Chinese idiom, he became interested in the Western Cheiromantical tradition. The Hand Reveals was first published in 1993 as the summation of his Western research. He was subsequently invited to contribute a section on palmistry in the Oxford Companion to the Body, published by Oxford University Press, 2001. The latest 4th Edition of The Hand Reveals is further expanded with material derived from the Western Hermetic tradition. Dylan has travelled widely, reading hands and exploring different cultures in Europe and Australasia, for over 40 years.