How many stars should I give this book? Wrong question considering the occult meaning of stars! I am grateful for all the pictures provided to illustrate the secret hand signals, etc, since the verbal descriptions are difficult to follow. What's it all mean? Difficult to say. As the author admits, an average person just standing around or casually posing for a photograph is likely to inadvertantly make some sort of secret hand signal. Are some of the nefarious characters featured herein really signalling to their evil kinfolk? Maybe. I wouldn't put anything past David Rockefeller. Actor Martin Short, on the other hand- I doubt it.This is an interesting read, and I admit it has made me more aware of people's hands and body positioning when I leaf through magazines in the dentist's waiting room.