FAQ: What is Face Reading?

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FACE READING has been practiced for more than five thousand years. Its formal name is PHYSIOGNOMY (fizzy-OG-nuh-me), which means interpreting the face to learn about the inner person.

How does it differ from what I'm doing already?

Probably you read EXPRESSIONS. That's interesting as far as it goes, but has major limits.

Deception is one. Since childhood, all of us have learned how to give a desired impression. Physiognomy shows things about faces that can't be faked or manipulated, so face reading will be far more reliable as a way to learn about character.

Another limitation: Expression shows mood, which is a passing thing. Afterwards, reality sets in. How many times have you heard a friend's sad story begin with these words: "I trusted him because he looked so nice."

"Nice," on a date or job interview, reveals precious little about a man's long-term behavior. How about his personal style with power or intimacy or work? How about his character, for crying out loud!

To read information like that, you need Face Reading. Unlike expression, face data can't be faked, which makes for a more accurate kind of information.

What makes Rosetree's system of Face Reading different?

It's a loving, compassionate system, based on the premise that "God don't make no junk." Physical face data is interpreted in terms of talents and potential challenges.

This may seem like common sense but it has actually been called a huge breakthrough in the field. See the Foreword to The Power of Face Reading, written by physiognomist Narayan Singh Khalsa, Ph.D. He has called this system the most significant breakthrough in modern physiognomy. (Scroll down to the excerpt below....)

If you read any American book on face reading that has been published since my first one, in 1989, you will find two main types of book:

Face reading books that use the ancient, fortunetelling system of siang mien.

And contemporary forms of face reading. If you compare them to any of my three books in print, you will find the authors have been strongly influenced by the system of Face Reading Secrets®.

Just how accurate is Face Reading?

Since I began to teach Face Reading Secrets®, I have read thousands of faces.

At the end of each reading, I ask for feedback about accuracy. About 99% of the time, the response is positive. And this system is so easy to learn, my students have a high level of accuracy, too.

Incidentally, those thousands of face readings include classes and personal mentoring internationally. I am proud to have talented and enthusiastic students in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.

What are the benefits of Face Reading?

If you're a people watcher, you'll find the insights fascinating. With face reading, you can learn more in 10 minutes than many non-face readers learn in months. Think that might help you at work? How about socially?

Regarding practical benefits, they include better communication, because this system of face reading shows you very clearly that other people have talents unlike yours. I like to say that I help my face reading students to "Open up the heart of compassion."

Personal empowerment, self-confidence, and self-esteem grow, with face reading. You learn to appreciate the talents that show in your face, viewing changes to your face over time as part of your personal evolution.

Personally, I think that face reading should be required for American women over the age of 30! We need an alternative to the social stereotypes that devalue us and our evolving faces.

Whether you do face reading on yourself now, your old pictures from the family photo album; whether you're reading faces on a new neighbor, an old relative who has always annoyed you, some exciting new business prospect -- through face reading, I can improve your ability to see individuals rather than stereotypes.

Sales people love face reading. One super-successful sales manager called to thank me for helping him earn his first million. Another student of mine travels the world, giving sales workshops featuring what she has learned from me. It is my delight to bring more success and honesty to all walks of life by teaching face reading and related skills.

For many people, face reading is the perfect first step for exploring all the forms of Deeper Perception: Aura reading, empath empowerment, learning to cut cords of attachment and do other skills of Rosetree Energy Spirituality.

What can Rose's Face Readings do for me?

When you're at a point of transition in your life, Face Readings help you find your way. They also move you forward powerfully when you're ready to gain deeper insights about yourself. You learn about talents and potential challenges in areas like career, relationships, thinking. 

What happens during a Face Reading Session?

Individual Face Reading Sessions last 55 minutes. They're packed with information about you, including a chance to notice things about your physical face you may never have seen before.  Depending on the type of reading you choose, the scope of information will change.

What can Rose tell me that I don't already know?

  • REFRAMING is one benefit: learning how chronic problems (things you're all too familiar with) can be related to positive aspects of your personality.

  • ALIGNMENT is another result of a reading. Rose helps you to cut through confusion about who you really are as an individual. This empowers you to lead from your strengths.

  • LOVING YOUR FACE is another benefit. Your reading will help you appreciate how perfect your face is, as a reflection of the inner you.

  • Finally, yes, VALIDATION is part of a reading. It's inspiring to hear about your gifts (even gifts you already know about) from an objective source.

Is it fair to read faces considering that our looks are based on heredity?

Genetics is part of the truth about life. It's not the entire truth. It may not even be a particularly useful kind of truth in the context of face reading.

Truth has many levels, you know. After all, a cell from your hand, when seen under a microscope, seems entirely different from the hand you hold out to greet a friend.

Yet both these perspectives of your hand are true because of life's many interlocking levels. One of our privileges as human beings is the freedom to put our attention, at any one time, on whichever level of life we choose. We can make a mountain out of a molehill or a molehill out of a mountain.

Similarly, with face reading you can emphasize the individual or you can look for stereotypes. Okay, that latter choice isn't face reading at all. It's what people do before they really learn to do authentic face reading.

This approach will become clear if you study face reading with me. Here's how I recommend handling heredity:

When you're being a scientist, sure, consider face traits pure genetics. Roll out the gene study for genealogy or physical anthropology. Otherwise, don't concern yourself with heredity. Show your interest in learning by learning about people, one face at a time. That's face reading.

So you're claiming that genes have nothing whatsoever to do with how we look? It's not mere chance or coincidence?

No, I believe your soul chooses from what's available in the gene pool. And sometimes it's a pretty long reach in that pool to find the trait that's needed. For instance, one face reading student of mine pointed out that, in his family, there are four brothers. All of them look alike except "the rebel," whose face looks completely different from all the others.

Coincidence? Not when you do face reading.

Here's another face reading example. Think of any couple you know who have been happily married for at least ten years. Haven't their faces started to look alike? Well, who did they inherit that from, their kids?

If you're judging people based solely on how they physically look, isn't that going to be racist?

Face Reading Secrets® is NOT a pretext for judging people as good or bad. It is an opportunity to learn, not to judge.

Also, my face reading system is NOT deterministic, because your face changes during your lifetime, and your face comes to reflect these changes.

Furthermore, my system of face reading is NOT about putting people into racial categories. Face reading has you notice the shapes and angles and proportions within a face. It is not about color or texture of hair, color of eyes, or color of skin--the ethnic tip-offs..

Surely you can't deny that certain features go with particular ethnic groups, can you?

Stereotyping does set us up to expect certain features to go with particular groups. But face reading is the opposite of stereotyping.

With face reading, you look, really look, you see individuals. That's the fascinating part. And, of course, face reading requires that a person does really look.

Once, when I was interviewed on national television, the host asked this question: "How can you read faces of black people when they all look alike?"

Shock waves ran through the studio audience. Interestingly, this talk show host had coffee-colored skin and blue eyes, coloring like the more famous biracial celebrity James Earl Jones. Probably she, herself, was a mixture of black and white. So she really knew better than to ask such an insulting question. But she wanted to stir things up.

Publicly, few people today would come out and say "All black people look alike" or "All people from East Asia look alike."

We don't say it, but frequently we think it. Face reading is an opportunity to stop thinking in stereotypes and start seeing individuals. When you do this, your example helps to reduce racial tensions. This is one of my dreams as a teacher of face reading.

If we do want to see the real person, instead of a stereotype, how can your system of face reading help us?

You look at one face part at a time, and within that face part you keep on looking.

Each face part has plenty of items of face data to choose from. So if you've been raised to believe that certain face parts, like noses, always go with one ethnic group, you're going to be in for a big shock.

Take the example of the nose trait I call the nose bonus. Some people have an extra chunk of nose that hangs down below the nose tip, between the nostrils. (Cosmetic surgeons call it a "hanging columella" and it's one of many facial non-deformities they will very happy to remove, even if the inner consequence is to remove the associated talent.)

In THE POWER OF FACE READING, I give examples of great people who have had this face data. The list includes:

Martin Luther King, Jr. * Albert Schweitzer * Anwar Sadat * Leo Esaki * Henri Bergson * Jacinto Benavente Martinez * Odysseus Elytis * Yuan T. Lee * Har Gobind Khorana * Camillo Golgi * Ivan Pavolv * Tiger Woods

What is the inner meaning of a nose bonus? With face reading, it's not an excuse to cut people's faces open and remove their most distinctive characteristics. With face reading, that data represents both a talent, and need, for your work to truly help people. Service keeps such nose owners motivated more than profit, fame, or other motivations.

Whatever the characteristics of your particular nose, my system of face reading can help you to appreciate it. With face reading, you appreciate that the physical face is a sacred spiritual alphabet. Read those letters and you can fall in love with just about any face.

How much is there to really see when you do face reading?

Although I can't speak for every system of face reading, here's what happens with Face Reading Secrets®. You discover new things about your own face you never noticed before, like ear position and the degree of sculpting on your philtrum.

What, never heard of your philtrum? That's just the part of your face loaded with information about sex. Think you might find that interesting?

Since 1986, I've taught face reading for thousands of people like you. And most have made surprising discoveries about their physical faces.

How could this be? Before these people were well educated, even sophisticated. Yet they didn't pay close attention. Why should they? They weren't doing face reading yet.

Therefore, most face parts weren't meaningful. In fact, faces have so much information that a full face reading session for one person can take an hour or longer.

What if, after you learn face reading, you can't stop yourself? Could face reading turn me into some kind of a weirdo, where I drive myself and other people crazy?

Not to worry, when you learn face reading, you're not headed for The Twilight Zone. You won't obsessively go for the deep stuff every time you see a couple of ears or a chin. This is a skill. You can turn it off or on at will.

Think of face reading knowledge like having a TV set. When you choose to know more about people, zap!, you can turn it on. When you're more interested in something else, say sex, use your inner "remote." (This station clicker isn't really that far away.)

One simple choice does it. Automatically the part of you that does face reading will turn off so you're back to being a normal person... whatever that is.

Where does Face Reading come from?

Here's an excerpt from the foreword to my how-to book, THE POWER OF FACE READING, by physiognomist Dr. Narayan Singh Khalsa:

"Systematic study of faces started with the shamans. Generally it has remained an esoteric understanding for the rare specialist. For instance, the Chinese system involves an apprenticeship training process sometimes lasting 40 years. Therefore, systematic forms of Face Reading have not been readily available.

"In the West, during the Middle Ages, this began to change. A man by the name of Lavater began seriously studying and drawing faces, starting an unusual tradition of seeking to make Face Reading public domain. Historically, however, we humans have been effectively paranoid (that is, intensely judgmental). Due to this pattern, Face Reading literature has been harsh in the extreme. Once I read this: "A concave nose is one step away from animality and bestiality." Now who has concave noses? Most children, for starters.

"No wonder only the most dedicated students of physiognomy attempt to survey the full range of literature in this field, 60 titles since Lavater that I, personally, have encountered.

As I was reviewing this literature for my first book on the meaning of facial features, I ran across a little gem of a book called, I Can Read Your Face. It was Rose Rosetree's first work in this field, unlike anything I had seen before. It was the first Face Reading book that came from the heart-and the real truth of the matter.

"Now, nine years later, Rose has written what I consider to be another breakthrough book, applying Face Reading to everyday situations with lots of examples of events and people to concretize what she is talking about. She makes Face Reading understandable, easy to learn, and memorable.

"Her communication style is refreshingly upbeat, zestful, enthusiastic, and passionately involved (like her lifestyle, to judge from her anecdotes and my personal experience of her). Beneath the surface you'll find a depth of understanding about people and the meaning of faces that doesn't exist elsewhere in the literature."

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