LTRP Note: For those who understand the serious and occultic nature of the practice called Reiki, the following out of house news brief will be most troubling. Researcher Ray Yungen believes that Reiki will soon enter the organized Christian church just as Yoga has. The implications are staggering.
“Reiki in the News”
Dr. Stephen Devries, author of “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Cholesterol” has said…”Massage, meditation and Reiki, a type of energy healing, can also reduce the stress that can lead to heart disease”.
The New York Times had recently an article “When in pain, PGA players turn to healers.” The article includes a photo of golfer Phil Nickelson receiving Reiki from practitioner Jim Weathers. “Weathers practices Reiki — a Japanese technique that channels energy to heal and reduce stress.”
In February 2007 in Oprah Winfrey’s program on alternative medicine she had acupuncture in front of a live audience, celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz mentioned Reiki when making his case that “the next big frontier is energy medicine.”
Many celebrities find Reiki useful in their busy lifestyle- for example Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Uma Thurman, Helen Hunt, Naomi Watts, Kate Hudson, Macy Gray, Sandra Bullock, Ellen DeGeneres, Kate Bosworth, Michael Flatley and Nicole Kidman. (source)
Some research articles on Reiki: