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I was researching something else and this fell in my lap. It has to do with palm reading. While possibly developed in India, it was introduced to Europe between 800 and 900 AD., by the Romani's also known as the gypsies. The also did Tarot reading and Crystal gazing (skrying), and the idea was that they used palm reading to read the person's past, Tarot to read their present, and crystal ball gazing to read their future. I found this fascinating.
I also found out that Islam forbids fortune telling of any sort.
Finally, witch hunters used palm reading to look for moles and birthmarks on a person's palms to tell if they were communing with the Dark Arts.
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