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The NY Open Center Presents:

Know Thy Self: The Hand as a Guide to Self-Fulfillment

This evening is for everybody who wishes to look deeper into themselves, and to know other people better as well.

The hand has been called God’s Road Map. This spiritual gift is both a science and a universal language. The hand is based on principles that anyone with an interest in human nature can understand. Reading your own palm is like reading a book about yourself, the most important and interesting subject to know about. The story the hand tells is about your strengths, talents, relationships, health and the best choices for your happiness in career and life-style. The hand also shows you your weaknesses, the traits you need to develop, and where you may need support. It reveals the best periods for easy advancement, and when you must put in strenuous effort. Remarkably, the hand changes as you change, always reflecting the progress you have made, and where you are headed as of now. Because it is your own thinking that primarily influences the lines and shapes, the hand invites you to co-create your life.

Join Ellen Goldberg, a teacher of palmistry for 40 years, for a fun-filled, experiential workshop that will give you practical knowledge that you can apply right away, both to yourself and everyone you know.

An Evening Workshop

New York Open Center
22 East 30th St, at Madison Ave.
212-219-2527, Ext 2

Friday, November 30, 2018, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Members $35/ Nonmembers $45



New Book Release: The Art and Science of Hand Reading


Art and Science of Hand Reading Palmistry is a science and a universal language. The hand tells a story about your talents, relationships, health, and how you feel about yourself. It reveals periods of ease or challenge in your life, and it speaks about your weaknesses and the traits you need to develop. As you change, so do your hands, reflecting the progress you have made.

In this comprehensive guide to hand reading, based on Ellen Goldberg’s 40 years of teaching palmistry and the Western Mystery tradition, the authors make the powerful insights of the hand accessible in an inviting and user-friendly manner. The book presents the character traits and personality archetypes associated with each of the seven mounts of the palm and shows how to determine which are most influential in the nature of the individual. The mount archetypes reveal the lifestyle, love, sex, and marriage preferences; the best career choices; and the unique strengths and weaknesses for each person. The book also examines other factors that enhance the qualities revealed by the mount types, including the flexibility of the hand, texture of the skin, and the shapes of the fingers, fingertips and nails. The meaning of each major and minor line is described in detail as well as the influence the person’s own mind has in healing defects and obstacles found on their lines. The authors also provide accurate timing guides for each line, making it possible to locate specific events and to see how your lines change over time.

Presenting the hand as a guide to self-fulfillment, The Art and Science of Hand Reading incorporates correspondences to other mystical sciences such as astrology, Kabbalah, the Hermetic teachings, and archetypal psychology.

It also includes practical examples and more than 600 illustrations to show how to integrate the meanings of each part of the hand to form a complete picture of your inner psychology and your ever-changing destiny. Ellen Goldberg, primary author, is an internationally renowned teacher of Tarot and Palmistry. She is the founder and director of the School of Oracles and has been on the faculty of the New York Open Center since 1986. She is also a psychotherapist and has maintained a private therapy practice in New York City for more than 30 years.

Dorian Bergen, assistant author, is the co-owner of ACA Galleries in New York City. A student and practitioner of Palmistry for more than 25 years, she has a special interest in documenting how children’s hands change over time.

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About Ellen

I am a psychotherapist and a mystic who has been working within the Hermetic Tradition for over 45 years. I have a Master’s degree in Psychology, and have been in private therapy practice for thirty-three years. I have been on the faculty of the New York Open Center since 1986, teaching classes on Tarot and the Western Hermetic Tradition, including Kabala, Alchemy, and Archetypes. I taught Palmistry at The School of Inner Vision for three years, and have been teaching privately for over 35 years.

Please feel free to email or call with any questions about the class.