Friday, May 29, 2009

The Roots of Face Reading...part 9.

Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801), German Pastor, teacher and poet, classified facial features, mental abilities and predispositions. His Essays in Physiognomy became a major resource for better than a century, and he became known as the discoverer of a new science.

His books were translated into several languages, and published in a total of 151 editions, the last as recently as 1940. He rejected astrology, divination, animal likenesses and undertook the simple, painstaking process of observation, description, and classification.

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