Peter Hazel began reading palms in a Gypsy tea room in Townsville, far North Queensland, Australia. A professional palm reader, he has taught medical palmistry at the South Australian College of Botanic Medicine and Natural Therapies, and palmistry at the Adelaide College of Botanical Medicine. Palaeontology, cartomancy, and watercolor painting are among his other interests. This book is the basic text for his course. Other books by Peter Hazel include The Complete Dice Oracles (Handmade Books Adelaide, 2001); The Gypsy Dice Oracle (Handmade Books Adelaide, 1994); and Consulting the Coins—A New Interpretation of the I Ching (Lothian Books, 1990).