Handwriting Given 3 Zones: Mind, Soul, Body (continued)

cut corners usually write with an absence of the initial stroke. Their letters begin with no superfluity. The t, b, a, o, all lack beginning strokes. Highly secretive persons usually have either compressed writing and/or nearly all ovals closed. Therapists would do well to look for this sign as it indicates a noncommunicative person--one who prefers concealment to confidence. Since this is one not inclined to "open up" readily, the therapist will have much more work on his hands to uncover the hidden meaningful material which is buried. In these scripts the a, d, b, o, and g are all CLOSED, some LOCKED with an EXTRA LOOP TIE. This is SECRETIVENESS, RETICENCE, CAUTION, NONCOMMUNICATIVENESS, which is often associated with inhibitedness or withdrawal.

Any therapist can "size up" his patient in person, but how many know the patient's psychological make-up and character traits BEFORE seeing his patient? Professional graphologists get handwritings from all over the country--from persons thousands of miles away--yet are able to diagnose these scripts accurately. Why? Because there are scientific rules most graphologists follow, rules which have been developed and established since Camillo Baldi in 1632 wrote the first official book on the subject:

"Tratto Come Una Lettera Missiva si Cognoscano la Natura a Qualita Del Scrittore (How to Know the Nature and Qualities of a Person by Looking at a Letter Which He Has Written)."

Graphology is, has been, and can be an aid to all therapists. It's a sure-fire way of determining your patient's personality in advance: expressive or reserved, impulsive or premeditative, outspoken or inhibited, aggressive or passive, self-confident or fearful, honest or deceitful, emotionally dependent or independent, mentally developed or retarded, potential talents or lack of these. The list is endless.

Under hypnosis, I've conducted many handwriting experiments, and one of the most fascinating is to regress a person back to childhood, and show how at each age level the handwriting will change until it becomes a jerky, printed scrawl when the subject "returns" to the age of six, or when he first learned to write. When we were able to obtain the subject's handwriting written when he was 19, 17, down to 6, it was the same as the writing produced under hypnosis.

(For more information on this, read my article "Experimcnts in Hypnography" in Vol. 2, No. 1 of TOMORROW, published by the Quarterly Review of Psychical Research, 500 Fifth Av., New York 36, N.Y. Price, 50