A person who claims to have a supernatural ability to perceive events in the future or beyond normal sensory contact.
Double Line of Head The most important sign on the hand of Cheiro was his Double Line of Head. This is what Cheiro writes about his own hand:—"A Double Line of Head is very rarely found. The character shown by each of these Lines of Head is in apparent contradiction to the other. For example, the lower closely joined to the Line of Life denotes a mentality extremely sensitive, artistic and imaginative.
"The upper line gives the reverse characteristics, namely, rising on the Mount of Jupiter and running nearly straight across the palm, it denotes self-confidence, ambition, power to dominate others and a level-headed, practical way of looking at life.
"One can hardly imagine such mentally opposite characteristics in the same person, but the impression given of my hand is a good illustration of these statements. "On my left hand there is no sign whatever of any m, upper Head Line there is only the lower line to be seen; and is a curious fact that the appearance of the Upper Head Line on my right hand only commenced to be noticeable when I was about thirty years of age.
"At this point of my life, circumstances brought me before the world as a lecturer and public speaker. This forced me to make a supreme effort to overcome my supreme sensitiveness as shown by the lower Head Line, with the result that the upper line began to develop and in a few years became the dominant one on my right hand.
"I have also stated that in cases where double Line of Head is found, persons who possess these lines are inclined to live what are called double lives of one form or another.
"In my own particular case this has been remark-ably true, for more than fifty years one section of the public only knew me under my own name.
"I can further state here that due to the influence of the more sensitive side of my nature, for many years I gave vent to my feelings by writing poetry. both sentimental and religious, while at the same time. the other side was engaged in appearing as a lecturer on public platforms. as war correspondent, and later, as editor of newspapers in London and Paris."