Bio

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-I am a Spanish philologist, freelance writer and translator. I have devoted most of my professional life to write about alternative therapies, hand and face analysis, nutrition, popular science, and psychical experiences.
-I have been editor in chief and foreign coordinating editor for Enigmas magazine (Editorial América Ibérica, Madrid). I have contributed many articles in international publications such as the Almanac of the Uncanny (Reader’s Digest Australia, 1995), as well as different Spanish magazines.
-I founded and presided over the Asociación Quirológica Española (1994-2002). My first book on the hand –Así hablan las manos (Editorial Plaza & Janés, Barcelona, 1989) – deals with cheirology, cheiromancy and dermatoglyphics. It was reprinted twice in hard cover, and three times in paperback.
-My book El lenguaje de las manos (Editorial Océano Ámbar, Barcelona, 2008) deals with the relationship between hand and brain, religious symbols, mudras, healing, gestures and language of the hands. My book El rostro: alma del cuerpo (Editorial Martínez Roca, Barcelona, 2003) deals with the subject of face analysis according to the French morphopsychological method.
-I have participated in lots of radio and television programs, and have analyzed famous characters’ faces for Spanish television (Crónicas marcianas), and for Dos Mundos Channel (Despierta América) broadcasted in the United States. I live in Madrid (Spain).

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

-English Philology Degree: Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1977-1982).
-English Literature Certificate: British Council, Madrid (1976-1977).
-Proficiency Certificate in English: Hampstead Suburb Institute, London (1975-1976).
-Lower Certificate in English: British Council, Madrid (1972-1973).
-Curso de Orientación Universitaria (C.O.U.): Instituto “Isabel la Católica”, Madrid (1971-1972).
-Bachiller Laboral Superior (Especialidad Turismo): Institución Sindical “María del Pilar Ruiz Liñares”, Madrid (1964-1971).

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

-Freelance writing and research journalism since late eighties.
-Editing experience:
December 1996-2008:
Coordinator and Editor of International Relationships for magazine Enigmas (Editorial América Ibérica, Madrid).
July 1995-November 1996:
-Editor in chief
for magazine Enigmas
1981-1982:

Translations copy editor for Alianza Editorial (Madrid).

PUBLICATIONS

 Essay Books:
-Guía práctica de quirología, Editorial América Ibérica, Madrid, 2013.
Poderes mentales: cómo utilizarlos, Editorial América Ibérica, Madrid, 2012. Also in
EPUB.
-El mensaje de las manos, Editorial Océano Ámbar, Barcelona,  2008.
-El rostro: alma del cuerpo, Editorial Martínez Roca, Barcelona, 2003.
El mensaje de las manos, Editorial Espacio y Tiempo, Madrid 1993 (monograph).
La Atlántida, Editorial Espacio y Tiempo, Madrid, 1993 (monograph).
Introducción a la Radiónica, Biblioteca Básica de Espacio y Tiempo, Madrid, 1991.
Meditación Trascendental, Biblioteca Básica de Espacio y Tiempo, Madrid, 1991.
Así hablan las manos, Editorial Plaza & Janés Editores, Barcelona, 1989.
-20 articles for Almanac of the Uncanny, Reader’s Digest Australia, 1995.

Literature (novel):
-La danza de las espiroquetas, El Ángel, Madrid, 2013.
EPUB.

Articles (magazines):
ALCUZA, AÑO CERO, AUSBANC, DINERO Y SALUD, CONOCER, EL MUNDO DE LOS ASTROS, EL MUNDO DEL GATO, EN COMPAÑÍA, ENIGMAS, ESPACIO Y TIEMPO, HISTORIA Y VIDA, LA AVENTURA DE LA HISTORIA, LA ESFERA, MÁS ALLÁ, MÁS ALLÁ (MONOGRAPHS), NUEVA DIMENSIÓN KARMA 7, PENTHOUSE, PSYCHOLOGIES, SER HUMANO, SEXOLOGIES, TROFEO CABALLO, TU SUERTE.

Translations (from English and into English)
Freelance translator specialized in literature, alternative medicine, nutrition, parapsychology.
-Ober, Clint et al., Earthing (Editorial Sirio; febrero 2013).
New York Times: Articles for newspaper El País (2009-2011).
-Smith, J.Z. y Green, W.S., Diccionario de religión Harper Collins, Anaya & Mario Muchnik, Madrid, 1997.
-Ras, Silvia: Graphology and Handwriting of the Kings of Spain, Gabinete de Bibliofilia, Madrid, 1991.
-Bord, Colin y Janet: Misterios modernos del mundo, Editorial Plaza & Janés, Barcelona, 1991.
-St. Hill, Katherine Ashton: Gramática de Quiromancia, Editorial Obelisco, Barcelona, 1987.
-Talbot, Michael: Misticismo y física moderna, Editorial Kairós, Barcelona, 1985.
-Stein, Robert M., Ray, William J., David, Christopher M., Registro psicofisiológico, Editorial Alhambra, Madrid, 1982.
-Gabor, Marc y Nicholson, Joan: Pin-Ups, Tropos Producciones, Madrid, 1979.
-Nabokov, Vladimir: Trece relatos, Editorial Guadarrama, Colección “Punto Omega”, Barcelona, 1978.
-Articles on international Politics and Economics for The Economist published by Editorial Guadiana, Madrid, 1976.
-Articles for Amnisty International, London, 1980.
-Quaterly magazine ACNUR Refugees (1994-1995).