The Dangers of Reiki

Cover of "Reiki: The Healing Touch"
Cover of Reiki: The Healing Touch

With over one and a half million Reiki channelers
in the US alone, it is important to understand
what this popular practice is.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that Reiki is
not a spiritual force. It is!

According to a large Reiki organization: “Reiki can be defined as a non-physical healing energy made up of life force energy that is guided by the Higher Intelligence, or spiritually guided life force energy.”



An increasing number of Christian organizations and Churches are embracing Reiki just as they are embracing other mystical practices such as contemplative prayer.

“The reason for this level of acceptance is easy to understand. Most people, many Christians included, believe if something is spiritually positive then it is of God. “—Ray Yungen”While this is not widely advertised, Reiki practitioners depend on this “spirit guide” connection as an integral aspect of Reiki.”
Ray Yungen, A Time of Departing

The Connection!
Reiki, Thomas Merton and Richard Foster
(Excerpt from A Time of Departing)

A Christian’s initial response to this information might be, “So what? I don’t travel in those circles, so it does not concern me.” This nonchalant viewpoint would be valid except for the fact that Reiki is currently growing to enormous proportions and in some very influential circles. (It may even be in your local hospitals, schools, and youth organizations.) It is essential to know that many nurses, counselors, and especially massage therapists use Reiki as a supplement to their work. It is often promoted as a complementary service. (ATOD, pp. 94-95).In Rand’s article, he talks about a doctor who has been largely responsible for the growing popularity of Reiki. Dr. Mehmet Oz is “one of the most respected cardiovascular surgeons in the US” who “uses Reiki during open-heart surgeries and heart transplants.” According to Dr. Oz, “Reiki has become a sought-after healing art among patients and mainstream medical professionals.”5 Dr. Oz is a frequent guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show. No doubt, she has been an evangelist for Dr. Oz and Reiki treatments. Yungen discusses this rapid growth in popularity:

The reason for this level of acceptance is easy to understand. Most people, many Christians included, believe if something is spiritually positive then it is of God. A pastor friend of mine recounted a situation in which a Christian, who had some physical problems, turned to Reiki for comfort. When this pastor advised the man that Reiki fundamentally opposed the Christian faith he became furious and responded with the following defense, “How can you say this is bad when it helped me?” [However], if something is of God it will conform to the very cornerstone of God’s plan to show His grace through Christ Jesus and Him alone (Ephesians 2:7). Reiki, as I defined earlier, is based on the occult view of God.

This assessment of Reiki is beyond question. Every Reiki book I have ever seen is chock full of pronouncements that back up the point I am trying to make. In The Everything Reiki Book, the following clears up any doubt about Reiki’s incompatibility with Christianity:

During the Reiki attunement process, the avenue that is opened within the body to allow Reiki to flow through also opens up the psychic communication centers. This is why many Reiki practitioners report having verbalized channeled communications with the spirit world.4 (from ATOD, p. 97)

Lighthouse Trails urges you to be sure to ask your own health practitioner if he or she plans to perform Reiki on you or your loved ones when you or they are on the operating table or at any other time during health care treatment. We are living in a society that has integrated occult mysticism into every facet of life. The Bible gives a prophetic statement about such practices (of which includes contemplative spirituality), which should not be ignored or taken lightly.

And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. Revelation 18:22-24


1. “Healing Hands” (New Woman Magazine, March, 1986), p. 78.
2. William Rand, Reiki: The Healing Touch (Southfield, MI: Vision Pub.,1991), p. 48.
3. Diane Stein, Essential Reiki (Berkley, CA: Crossing Press, 1995), p. 107.
4. Phylameana lila Desy, The Everything Reiki Book (Avon, MA: Adams Media, 2004), p. 144.

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Why reiki is not the healing method of Jesus Christ is fully proved and many churches are putting this in writing. Jesus Christ and reiki are believed to be connected by some 60 Millions of reiki practioners worldwide. Many reikibooks are trying to support this deception through the repetition of the same reiki-stories, until it is becoming accepted as truth. But the spiritual reality of reiki is totally different of what it seems to be and doesn’t replace the redemtion of our sin nor the Salvation as Jesus Christ gives us.

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By providing more then 40 links to different Christian Church websites, of all denominations, all warning about the occult of reiki and which are clearly proving that reiki was never used by Jesus Christ and reiki has a big negative spiritual impact on people ! (Eph.5–11) Several linked websites are made by saved ex-reikians/masters, who after get stuck in reiki, got saved by the Lord Jesus Christ! Giving their testemonies from allover the world, this to warn about the dangers of reiki in many different areas, confirmed by the Bible and the expieriances of deliverance-ministries worldwide.

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Response to Reiki

Reiki is more akin to the occult than to medicine: As in all esoteric systems of belief, initiation into secret teachings and techniques is required in learning Reiki. This initiation and secrecy is a hallmark of occult systems. The belief in summoning, controlling, manipulating or channeling an invisible energy that cannot be objectively measured or identified, and for which there is no biological, medical, or other evidence, is another classic trademark of occultism. Although disguised with spiritual language and beliefs, Reiki fits the profile of an occult practice. (In fact, many occult practices use spiritual and/or Biblical language).

Some may object to this classification of Reiki, pointing out that it is no different from Christian faith healing. Any faith healing taught secretly, requiring various initiations, with a view that one is accessing a force (even from God) through a technique, would be occultic as well. However, true Biblical healing is not based on a belief in one’s own power or technique, but is dependent solely on God’s ability and willingness to heal. In Biblical healing (disregarding the issue of whether the gift of healing exists today), one is not accessing a force or technique but petitions God to heal. Faith healing can be abused, as it is in many cases today in which the ‘healer’ draws attention to him/herself through sensational methods, makes claims that cannot be verified, or uses fraud.

Reiki and Jesus: There is no evidence that Jesus used Reiki, as many Reiki books and teachers assert. Jesus, being God the Son, did not need a technique, but healed because His nature was the same as God’s (which is what being the “Son of God” signifies), and God is the Healer and Giver of life (Genesis 1 and 2; Psalm 103:1-3, 147:3; Hosea 6:1; Matthew 4:23; Luke 4:18; John 10:10; Acts 11:18).

Jesus’ miracles of healing were not just to cure, however, but were a sign that He was the promised Messiah. Luke 4:18 refers to prophecy of the Messiah as a healer in Isaiah 61:1. In Luke 7:18-23, John the Baptist sends a messenger to ask Jesus if He really is the Promised One, the Messiah. Jesus replies: “Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard: that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them,” (v.22). In His answer, Jesus refers to two Isaiah passages, Isaiah 35:5 and 61:1, which gave John the confirmation he asked for.

Jesus was not channeling a universal energy, but was acting with the power of God. As Acts 10:38 says, “God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.” The power of God was not coming through a technique or secret teaching, but from the Person of Jesus Christ. When Jesus conferred this power specifically to and only on His disciples, He “gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness,” (Matthew 10:1, Mark 3:13-15, Luke 9:1). It is His authority over illness that Christ gave the disciples, not a secret teaching or technique. This authority over disease was only one aspect of the power and authority of the Son of God. He also demonstrated authority in His teaching (Matthew 7:29), authority over demons (Matthew 8:28-24, also in Mark 5:1-17, Luke 8:22-25, as well as many other passages), authority to forgive (Matthew 9:5, also in Mark 2:10, Luke 5:24), authority over nature (Matthew 8:23-27, also in Mark 4:36-41, Luke 8:22-25), and authority over death (Matthew 9:23-26). After His resurrection, He was given all authority: All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. (Matthew 28:18).

Jesus’ healing magnified the glory of God. After the blind man by the side of the road was healed in Luke 18:35-43, he followed Jesus, “glorifying God; and when all the people saw it, they gave praise to God,” (verse 43). This same praising of God happened after Jesus healed the paralytic (Matthew 9:2-8, Mark 2:10-12, Luke 5:22-26), when He healed the “lame, crippled, blind, dumb, and many others…so that the multitude marveled as they saw the dumb speaking, the crippled restored, and the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel” (Matthew 15:30, 31), when Jesus raised the dead man in Nain (Luke 7:11-16), when He made the woman bent doubled stand straight (Luke 13:13), and when one of the ten lepers healed by Jesus turned back “glorifying God in a loud voice” and falling on his face at Jesus’ feet (Luke 17:15, 16).


Other Energy Healing Methods

All energy healing techniques, such as Therapeutic Touch, Touch for Health, Polarity, Cleansing or Smoothing the Aura, and methods claiming to balance or unblock the chi or prana (a divine force believed to be taken in by the breath), such as Ayurveda, acupuncture, acupressure, shiatsu, chi kung (also spelled qi gong), and much of Traditional Chinese Medicine, are based on similar principles of the life force and manipulation of energy as Reiki is. Some of these systems, such as acupuncture, have engendered biological theories on how they work. Some may be combined with scientific treatments. Yet the basic principles of these methods assert that healing comes through balancing, unblocking, manipulating and/or channeling an energy or universal life force which replaces God, or is thought to be God or from God.

These healing methods are not just techniques, but are interwoven with spiritual philosophies about who God is, who Christ is, and how the world and the body work. They are not based on science or medicine, but on spiritual beliefs. None of these beliefs point to the God of the Bible, but rather to pantheism. They may speak of Jesus, but only as a cosmic Christ who came to heal but not to save, since the existence of sin and need for salvation are usually denied.

Jesus the Messiah, however, spoke of sin and sickness together, and of man’s need for Him: “It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what this means, ‘I desire compassion and not sacrifice,’ for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners,” (Matthew 9:12, 13). Jesus practiced healing and saving from sin together. Even if Reiki were to truly heal physically or emotionally, it would not heal on the spiritual level. True healing in the most holistic sense of the word acknowledges the need for spiritual healing through deliverance from sin. This healing comes only by recognizing Jesus as the Son of God who offers forgiveness of sins and reconciliation with God (Mark 2:10; Luke 1:77; John 9:35-38, 11:25, 26, 14:6; Acts 4:12; 2 Corinthians 5:18, 19) through the pouring out of His blood on the cross (…for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins,” Matthew 26:28).

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