The Face Reader:
Discover Anyone's Personality, Compatibility, Talents, and Challenges Through Chinese Face Reading

What if you could learn powerful insights into a person just by seeing his or her face? For 2,500 years, the science of Mien Shiang (pronounced myen-shung), or Chinese face reading, has given anyone who studies its form this incredible ability.

Whether working with executives from Fortune 500 firms or readying the nation’s top attorneys to choose the ideal juries for their clients, Patrician McCarthy has built a reputation for her ability to help others determine a person’s personality, potential, and inherent talents by analyzing his or her facial structure and features. Now McCarthy shares her understanding of this ancient knowledge with readers everywhere.

Literally meaning face (mien) reading (shiang), mien shiang is a powerful means of both self-discovery and a way to understand others. Taoist ancients said, “the face is a mirror that records your past, reflects your present, and forecasts your future.” McCarthy introduces five essential influences in our lives revealed by the face and enables you to interpret and understand these influences. With the practice of Mien Shiang, you will live in a harmony of mind, body, and spirit.

Praise For The Face Reader

The Face Reader is a rare and exquisite book that is at one time deeply informative and artistically inspired. It is a guide to our deeper selves and encourages much-needed compassion for the remarkable range of individual human differences.”
- Rubin Naiman
PhD., author of Healing Night, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Program of Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona
The Face Reader is an excellent book. Patrician McCarthy has given us a blueprint for a fascinating new way of looking at ourselves and others.”
- Michael Edelstein
Executive producer, Desperate Housewives

In Your Element - Taoist Psychology

What if you could learn powerful insights into a person just by seeing his or her face? For 2,500 years, the science of Mien Shiang (pronounced myen-shung), or Chinese face reading, has given anyone who studies its form this incredible ability.

Whether working with executives from Fortune 500 firms or readying the nation’s top attorneys to choose the ideal juries for their clients, Patrician McCarthy has built a reputation for her ability to help others determine a person’s personality, potential, and inherent talents by analyzing his or her facial structure and features. Now McCarthy shares her understanding of this ancient knowledge with readers everywhere.

Literally meaning face (mien) reading (shiang), mien shiang is a powerful means of both self-discovery and a way to understand others. Taoist ancients said, “the face is a mirror that records your past, reflects your present, and forecasts your future.” McCarthy introduces five essential influences in our lives revealed by the face and enables you to interpret and understand these influences. With the practice of Mien Shiang, you will live in a harmony of mind, body, and spirit.

Praise For In Your Element

Patrician McCarthy's In Your Element: Taoist Psychology provides fascinating essentials of the Five Elements of Taoist psychology. With each Element, she offers authoritative details that illustrate the distinctive characteristics of each. If you are interested in expanding your mind, understanding others, and becoming better engaged with the world, this book is a must-read.”
- Jana Hawley, Ph.D.
Dean, University of North Texas University College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism.
Patrician McCarthy's knowledge of Taoist psychology gives the reader a new model for understanding the human personality and soul. She writes eloquently and with precision about how the five Chinese Taoist Elements can help us deepen our understanding of ourselves and others. Her insights into the Tao have given me a new appreciation for the interrelationship between the natural world and our innermost nature.”
- Laurie Nadel, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist, Author, The Five Gifts: Discovering Hope, Healing and Strength When Disaster Strikes

Taoist Five Elements - Personality: Emotions: Behaviors
Essential Tao Series : Who Do Think You Are?

What if you could learn powerful insights into a person just by seeing his or her face? For 2,500 years, the science of Mien Shiang (pronounced myen-shung), or Chinese face reading, has given anyone who studies its form this incredible ability.

Whether working with executives from Fortune 500 firms or readying the nation’s top attorneys to choose the ideal juries for their clients, Patrician McCarthy has built a reputation for her ability to help others determine a person’s personality, potential, and inherent talents by analyzing his or her facial structure and features. Now McCarthy shares her understanding of this ancient knowledge with readers everywhere.

Literally meaning face (mien) reading (shiang), mien shiang is a powerful means of both self-discovery and a way to understand others. Taoist ancients said, “the face is a mirror that records your past, reflects your present, and forecasts your future.” McCarthy introduces five essential influences in our lives revealed by the face and enables you to interpret and understand these influences. With the practice of Mien Shiang, you will live in a harmony of mind, body, and spirit.

Five Steps and Hundreds of Tips for
The Face Reader

What if you could learn powerful insights into a person just by seeing his or her face? For 2,500 years, the science of Mien Shiang (pronounced myen-shung), or Chinese face reading, has given anyone who studies its form this incredible ability.

Whether working with executives from Fortune 500 firms or readying the nation’s top attorneys to choose the ideal juries for their clients, Patrician McCarthy has built a reputation for her ability to help others determine a person’s personality, potential, and inherent talents by analyzing his or her facial structure and features. Now McCarthy shares her understanding of this ancient knowledge with readers everywhere.

Literally meaning face (mien) reading (shiang), mien shiang is a powerful means of both self-discovery and a way to understand others. Taoist ancients said, “the face is a mirror that records your past, reflects your present, and forecasts your future.” McCarthy introduces five essential influences in our lives revealed by the face and enables you to interpret and understand these influences. With the practice of Mien Shiang, you will live in a harmony of mind, body, and spirit.

What Health Care Practitioners Say

This book guides readers through the art of Mien Shiang to gain insight into the personalities, relationships, and health issues in their life. I consider it a necessity for all clinicians.”
- Dr. Jeanne Kane
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Producer

The Taoist Five Elements
Bare Basics

The ancient Taoist philosophers used the metaphor of the Five Elements, Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water, to explain the relationship, interaction, and ongoing change of everything in the Universe—physical, mental, and spiritual.
The Taoist Five Elements: Bare Basics defines—using text, photographs, and graphics—the Taoist perspective of: colors, shapes for Taoist Face Reading (Mien Shiang), shapes for environments (Feng Shui), directions, seasons, climates, expressions, senses, sense organs, tastes, yin and yang organs, emotions, relationships, cycles, and natural orders.
This is an excellent, easy-to-understand, first step in learning the essentials of the Five Elements, as well as a compact and convenient refresher.
Mien Shiang—face reading—has its roots in Taoism and the Five Elements, making The Taoist Five Elements: Bare Basics the ideal complement to Patrician McCarthy’s comprehensive, award-winning book, The Face Reader.

Defining the Taoist Five Elements

What if you could learn powerful insights into a person just by seeing his or her face? For 2,500 years, the science of Mien Shiang (pronounced myen-shung), or Chinese face reading, has given anyone who studies its form this incredible ability.

Whether working with executives from Fortune 500 firms or readying the nation’s top attorneys to choose the ideal juries for their clients, Patrician McCarthy has built a reputation for her ability to help others determine a person’s personality, potential, and inherent talents by analyzing his or her facial structure and features. Now McCarthy shares her understanding of this ancient knowledge with readers everywhere.

Literally meaning face (mien) reading (shiang), mien shiang is a powerful means of both self-discovery and a way to understand others. Taoist ancients said, “the face is a mirror that records your past, reflects your present, and forecasts your future.” McCarthy introduces five essential influences in our lives revealed by the face and enables you to interpret and understand these influences. With the practice of Mien Shiang, you will live in a harmony of mind, body, and spirit.

In Your Element Series

What if you could learn powerful insights into a person just by seeing his or her face? For 2,500 years, the science of Mien Shiang (pronounced myen-shung), or Chinese face reading, has given anyone who studies its form this incredible ability.

Whether working with executives from Fortune 500 firms or readying the nation’s top attorneys to choose the ideal juries for their clients, Patrician McCarthy has built a reputation for her ability to help others determine a person’s personality, potential, and inherent talents by analyzing his or her facial structure and features. Now McCarthy shares her understanding of this ancient knowledge with readers everywhere.

 

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