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A complete, illustrated guide to the ancient tradition of reading the face to gain insight into health, personality, relationships, and career
• Details how to read the profile, front face, features, and musculature of the face to reveal temperament, personality traits, health predispositions, and mental state
• Explores the history and development of face morphology from its origins in Israel and Egypt more than 4,500 years ago to its modern use in French medical schools
• Examines the Foursquare diagram, developed by French occultist Papus, for highly accurate and detailed facial readings
The face is a unique reflection of our genetic, inherited inclinations as well as the effects that life, nature, and relationships have had upon us. By looking at a person’s face, you can gain valuable insight into their personality, health, and how they navigate in the world.
In this illustrated guide, Jennifer Lamonica reveals the sacred tradition of face morphology, an esoteric system that has been passed quietly from rabbi to student as an unbroken oral tradition for more than 4,500 years. She explores the history and development of this ancient art from its origins in Israel and Egypt to its use as the major diagnostic system in Europe until the Enlightenment and its current applications in French medical schools. Sharing the techniques of master face readers, the author details how to read the angles of the profile, as well as palm color and nose shape, to determine a person’s temperament, providing health and career insight into each of the four temperaments, including nutritional needs, digestive issues, sleep patterns, health predispositions, and ideal occupational paths. Exploring the Foursquare diagram, developed by French occultist Papus, for highly accurate and detailed facial readings, she explains how to read the front face in combination with planetary shapes, which reveal a person’s character; the major facial features, such as eyebrows, which reveal personal inclinations; and the musculature of the face, including expressions, which reveals a person’s current mental state. Providing case studies, she examines how to apply face morphology in relationships and in parenting.
Exploring the meaning of each facial variation, while also honoring the intuitive impression received at first glance, Lamonica reveals how the ancient science of face reading allows you to compassionately help your loved ones, students, or clients, as well as overcome personal obstacles and better know yourself.
About the Author
Jennifer Lamonica, D.C., L.Ac., DACBN, a student in the lineage of Colette Aboulker-Muscat, is a doctor of chiropractic, licensed acupuncturist, certified nutritionist, certified imagery therapist, and a face morphologist in the Western spiritual tradition. Also a certified medical technologist, she has taught at New York Chiropractic College, at the New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and for the New York State Chiropractic Association. In private practice since 1984, she lives in Mineola, New York.
“Lamonica’s comprehensive work on morphology stands as a premier reference on the Western art and science of face reading. Her depth of study, fine skills of observation, and capacity to absorb, synthesize, and apply a vast amount of information shine forth throughout. The book speaks to clinicians across many fields of health as well as to the general public who hunger to know themselves. It is a book that will leave all richer for having read it.”
— Rachel Epstein, L.Ac., director of the American Institute for Mental Imagery
“Jennifer Lamonica reveals the special messages of facial morphology that allow clinicians to better understand the stated and hidden needs of the patient before them. She brings to life the teachings of Dr. Gerald Epstein. I took his facial morphology class and am able to use what I learned to more easily ascertain a patient’s inner dynamics and the way these dynamics may intersect with their health. As an adolescent and young adult medicine specialist, I know this special text brings the gift of understanding to the next generation of healers.”
— Doris Pastore, M.D., professor of pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital,
“In the field of holistic practice, harmony among the body-mindspirit is the key to health and wellness. Identification of individual constitution, temperament, and other characteristics is important for the establishment of a therapeutic strategy. The Art and Science of Face Reading is invaluable to practitioners. It is illustrated, practical, and informative.”
— Yemeng Chen, Ph.D., L.Ac., president of New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
“Finally, a comprehensive book on face morphology! Nearly anyone can start reading faces quickly, accurately, and compassionately with the profound system of face reading based on this ancient and sacred art. Jennifer Lamonica shares powerful secrets gathered over her decades as an extraordinary chiropractor, acupuncturist, healer, and face morphologist. This book belongs in every home, school, and doctor’s office.”
— Elizabeth Ann Manhart Barrett, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN
“Reading this was like being back in Dr. Epstein’s living room, studying with the master. Lamonica’s unique brilliance lies in her ability to make face reading easy to understand, as she shares this ancient system with warmth and clarity. This book is a must-have addition to the bookshelf for anyone seeking to better understand themselves and others.”
— Randy Ellen Kasper, Ph.D., LCSW, American Institute for Mental Imagery
“If you want to learn from the unbroken, unadulterated transmission of the millennia-old Western tradition of face reading, this is your book. Lamonica delivered a superbly crafted and illustrated manual that is well organized and easy to follow.”
— Peter S. Reznik, Ph.D., author of Face Reading Secrets for Successful Relationships
“This comprehensive and illustrated guide to the ancient and sacred art of face reading is masterfully laid out in a way that is clear, understandable, and so useful! This book is a tour de force and a must-read!”
— Patricia Pitta, Ph.D., ABPP