Wrinkles Are God's Makeup: How You Can Find Meaning in Your Evolving Face Paperback – 19 Dec 2003
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Reading faces for character is a 3,000 year old art. Now Rose Rosetree, a leading face readers, has written the first book to explore how faces change over time. Step-by-step, learn how faces reveal secrets about work, power, money, sex and much more. Lavishly illustrated, and spiced with Rosetree's irreverent humour, this book is enormous fun and a joyous celebration of free will. Features: Break the power of stereotypes about race, age and weight; What's wrong with Botox and cosmetic surgery? Discover their spiritual side effects; Probe the faces of friends and strangers for accurate, detailed insights; Gain new perspective on liars. (If you date over the Internet, face reading is must reading; Learn how faces (and people) evolve over time; Find new meaning in familiar faces, including Colin Powell, Lady Idana, Marilyn Monroe, and Robert Redford.
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Rose Rosetree's amusingly written discussion of wrinkles and other facial features, and the changes in them over time, may not be scientific, but it surely adds to one's understanding of people while being interesting reading. I enjoyed Wrinkles immensely, going back to pore over the face changes in the many pictures of famous Americans, trying to discern the length of lip, tilt of nose, eyebrow angle, and suffering lines that Rose believes betray information about who a person is and what s/he has experienced.
Now I find myself studying the faces of those around me whenever I have down-time, looking for those marks I can remember the significance of and making mental notes on face changes I know I read about but whose meaning is not clear to me. I rarely buy books that are not reference works nowadays; in view of its amusing title, I was amazed to find that this is a reference book! If fact, I have been keeping it on my bedside table, going back to look up some famous person or other, rereading a section about the specifics of that face with the intent of applying the ideas to faces around me.
One interesting "wrinkle" I learned from Rose is the "burnout line" just above the nose. I have in fact found it on the faces of friends I know work too much! Knowing to look for that line is worth the price of the book to me! I was also fascinated to learn that the diagonal line on the earlobe, whose supposed relation to heart disease I had read about, is not in fact related to heart problems, but, says Rose, to suffering. Wrinkles offers lots of rebuttals of what I thought was true about faces. And as I observe the faces of those I know well, I find that what Rose says about "God's makeup" often seems to be right on! (If I had been considering a face-lift, this book would certainly have talked me out of it!)
I wish that there were page numbers after each mention of the names of famous people pictured in the book. I spend a lot of time looking back to the List of Photographs on page iv, trying to relocate a face I want to look back at. It might also be nice to have fewer capitals and font sizes-in other words a more even look to the text. On the other hand, this is obviously a book from the heart, not something some author hoped would earn them fame or fortune. The ideas in Wrinkles have stayed with me in the months since I first read it and have, even without serious study of face-reading, given me a number of useful insights into the faces of those around me. I certainly will hang on to this book and go back to it often, hoping to remember more about God's makeup and apply it to understanding myself, my friends, and whoever I have dealings with.
Another important theme running through the book is the idea that any cosmetic surgery could change your strengths in a way that you might later regret. So it is best to really be aware of what your face is all about before doing alterations - even plucking your eyebrows!
The book is loaded with photographs of famous people. There are pictures of some people from different stages of their lives. So we get to see how the faces have changed along with their lives. The corresponding life changes and face changes is very interesting. Not all faces end up "sagging"! Some do just the opposite. Rosetree challenges are assumptions about ideas like, "sagging," and nudges us towards seeing the beauty in all faces. At the same time she acknowledges what society's standards of beauty are and shows how they affect our lives and sometimes facial management choices.
This book will make you profoundly aware of the details and incredible variations in people's faces, and therefore give you a better appreciation of all humans. What could be better than that?
I feel like I know all the people highlighted (with photos) in her book greater than I could have imagined, like Diana, Princess of Wales and Justice Thurgood Marshall, of whom she does comprehensive Face Readings. Through the amazing Transformational Readings of Eleanor Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, I gained greater understanding of how the human face can evolve based on the choices of a person's soul.
This book has many treats, and I don't want to reveal them all here! It's far better to read it for yourself, and even if you're not interested in Face Reading, you will have a greater respect and admiration for those on our human path, who've made personal choices that are remarkably and easily seen on their faces!
On a societal level, "Wrinkles Are God's Makeup" is the ultimate service to people who are encountering the aging process, and who may be considering cosmetic surgery. Deep down I think most people know that cosmetic surgery is vanity surgery, but it can be difficult to acknowledge this fact when you inwardly feel that people reject you for your appearance. Rose brings us back to our inner truth with her descriptions of the glorious way in which wrinkles reflect our inner decisions and how they emerge as indicators of conscious or unconscious lessons we have learned on our life path.
Another gift of this book is that I now see wrinkles in a new way, as gifts, as beautiful testaments to what a soul has gone through. Wrinkles reveal information about our collective human experience that no soul should want to hide. Rose calls them "badges of honor". And Rose rightly points out that even if a person should choose to "erase" wrinkles with Cosmetic Surgery, even that, over time, won't keep ALL of aging at bay.
And what if surgery would work over time? Rose answers that too--I recommend reading the book to see how certain cosmetic procedures affect your soul. Rose emphasizes that what you change on the inside you change on the outside, and vice versa. In our current times where we have advances in cosmetic surgery on the one hand, and the desire for a meaningful, soulful life on the other, Rose's book and teachings couldn't have come in at a more significant time. If you honor your soul and are considering cosmetic surgery, check out this book!