Chirologia, or The Natural Language of the Hand (1644) | The Public Domain Review

Is gesture a universal language? When lost for words, we point, wave, motion and otherwise use our hands to attempt to indicate meaning. However, much of this form of communication is intuitive and is not generally seen to be, by itself, an effective substitution for speech. John Bulwer (1606 – 1656), an English doctor and … Continue reading Chirologia, or The Natural Language of the Hand (1644) | The Public Domain Review

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Dance of Her Hands: Tilly Losch

    Tilly Losch was born on November 15, 1903 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Ottilie Ethel Losch. Trained in dance at the Vienna Imperial Opera ballet school at age six and became a full member of the ballet corps at age 15. Dance partners included Fred Astaire and Harald Kreutzberg. Following a severe bout of … Continue reading Dance of Her Hands: Tilly Losch

Hand Symbolism & Beliefs

Lots of information on Hand Symbolism on this page, from various cultures and belief systems. "The ancients attached special occult significance to every part of the human body. The symbolism of the human hand alone may fill several volumes. Symbols may signify abstract or concrete concepts, imaginative or real events, natural or "supernatural" phenomena, spiritual … Continue reading Hand Symbolism & Beliefs