The Facts on Holistic Health and the New Medicine (Harvest House, 1992), pp. 41-42
What is Reiki?
Reiki is an ancient Japanese technique which stresses psychic healing through the manipulation of mystical life-energies. Reiki was “rediscovered” in Japan by Dr. Mikaousui in the mid-1800s. Allegedly, after many years of studying ancient Indian writings, he invented a formula for activating and directing mystical life-energy.
Reiki is a process designed not only for psychic healing, but for personal spiritual (occult) transformation as well. In order to become a Reiki instructor, one must be initiated by one of the Reiki “masters.” During the process of learning the technique, the master injects psychic energy into the student, allegedly opening his psychic centers (chakras) and activating his life-force.” This process is reminiscent of the Eastern gurus’ dramatic transmission of occult power into disciples known as shaktipat diksha. It may also be used to assist people in entering “higher” states of consciousness….
Reiki is thus an occult technique designed to manipulate occultic energies. Reiki instructors function in a manner indistinguishable from psychic healers who utilize spirit guides.
In Reiki we find the same problem illustrated through therapeutic touch, polarity therapy, and similar methods. The practice appears innocent and many people assume it “can’t hurt.” Unfortunately, occult practices can and do harm and they are anything but innocent.
*For full documentation, please see The Facts on Roman Catholicism.