Some History from Richard Unger

Written By Walter Leonard 12/5/2015
A Man named Richard Unger should be credited with this current trend toward reading fingerprints to determine a person's life purpose, biggest lesson and arena of biggest learning.

By 1979, He had read over 12,000 pairs of hands, as well as most of what had been written on palmistry. Most of what he studied was Chiromancy and Chirognomy.  These are the two oldest areas of hand analysis. Chiromancy studies the lines on the hands and Chirognomy studies the overally shapes of hands, fingers and overall hand structure.
The former has been seen as somewhat inconsistent and not necessarily agreed upon around the world whereas the latter has been considered relatively accurate  and more agree upon around the world.


After this foundational learning and experience he discovered there was unique research and findings about dermatoglyphs (the skin ridges that form the pattern of our fingerprints) contained at the Jessie Jones Medical Libray in Houston.

Among the books and papers, Richard Unger learned about a second topographic map hidden in the fingerprints. This "new" map is unalterable from development in utero, unlike hand shapes and lines on the palm which can change over the course of a person's life. Following the same logic as chirognomy, the present day fingerprint patterns would reveal the original ingredients of its owner.

He felt that the dynamics of fingerprint formation clearly points to a deeper connection to something larger than our conscious self. The fingerprints have been shown to be like a personal map to intentions or direction we were born with that would be otherwise uncharted waters. our fingerprints reveal your Life Purpose and also,
what is required of you for your Life Purpose to emerge. He realized that they could be broken down into segments: Life purpose, life lesson and life school.  The thing is that it is only a map.  It doesn't determine whether or not a person will become what is shown there in the fingerprints and hands, but that all the ingredients are there.


I am so very glad that Richard Unger conducted all the research he did and wrote the books he has due to a stronger sense of direction I  and others might have had otherwise.