“Universal Life Energy” Therapy: Encounters with the Occult.
© 2012 by Amelia Bacic-Tulevski. Excerpt reprinted with permission.
Just as meditation and yoga have become popular practices in the Christian West, so too has the practice of reiki, a so called universal life energy therapy. Facilities offering reiki services include hospitals, holistic “healing” centers, gyms, and recreation centers. In scenarios like these, reiki is rarely if ever considered a religious practice. Instead, it is considered a non-invasive technique of alternative medicine. This perspective reflects an incorrect comprehension of how reiki is purported to work. In the context of the proper background information, the religious nature of reiki cannot be disputed.