“Reiki is a system of energy healing based on the theory that an universal healing energy or life force permeates and infuses the universe or ki, hence the name “ReiKI”, which is commonly practiced in the New Age. It has become so popular in the West, it was promoted on the Dr. Oz show. Reiki’s recent origins are in the 19th century when Mikao Usui, a Buddhist monk, and teacher in Kyoto, Japan, searched for an understanding of healing. He was involved with divination and was a member of a metaphysical group dedicated to developing psychic abilities. As the story goes, he went to a mountain north of Kyoto to fast and meditate. How it is described, what he experienced is that a miraculous type of high-frequency spiritual energy had displaced his normal consciousness and replaced it with an amazing new level of awareness. On his way down, he stubbed his toe. And then placed his hand over the toe, which was in pain. As he did this, healing energy began flowing from his hands all by itself. The pain in his toe went away, and was healed. He realized he received what he thought was the gift of healing. He also understood that this was his life purpose; to be a healer and to train others. But what he really got was a demonic “anointing.” There are only two sources of supernatural powers: one is from Jesus, and the other is from the Devil. Reiki does nothing to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. Godly miracles were performed through the power of God to glorify Him, edify the church, and validate the Gospel. Jesus’ healing magnified the glory of God. Reiki instead promotes a New Age worldview, and considering the founder of Reiki was Buddhist, it is all the more to avoid it!”
I prompted to again warn people about Reiki, since lately many people have been contacting me who had been involved with it. I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt you are getting a serious, heavy demonic infestation if you receive Reiki “treatment.”
It is even practiced in hospitals: “More than 60 U.S. hospitals have adopted Reiki as part of patient services, according to a UCLA study, and Reiki education is offered at 800 hospitals. The Healing Touch Professional Association estimates that more than 30,000 nurses in U.S. hospitals use touch practices every year.” Source
More information on Reiki:
I believe chi, ki, prana, psychic energy or whatever name one wants to label it are simply just demons masquerading. These mystical energies are indistinguishable from the occult power that occultists claim is given by demons in magic ritual. This “energy” can act independently, display intelligences, enter a person, and cause the development of psychic powers, radical occultic personality transformation, and spirit possession further proving they are demons.
Healers using the power of demons is nothing new. This has been going on for thousands of years: “The world in which the early Christians lived was full of demons and demon-energized healers and magic workers (Acts 8:9-11; 13:7-10). In the temple of Serapis at Alexanderia Egypt, multitudes of pagans were remarkably healed. Pilgrimages to Epidaurus in Greece became world famous, and a night’s sleep in the sacred temple cured thousands” (Albert Henry Newman, A Manual of Church History, 1: 32, 161).
Discerning what is from what is of God and what is from the devil:
“How do I know all of this demonic? Because it doesn’t glorify the God of the Bible. That should be the litmus test if a supernatural act is of God or of the devil. You have to ask yourself, who is getting the glory if someone is getting supernaturally healed? Biblically, Godly miracles were performed through the power of God to glorify Him, edify the church, and validate the Gospel (Read Acts 14:3; Heb. 2:4; 1 Cor. 12:7, 14:12-13). Jesus’ healing magnified the glory of God. For instance, after the blind man by the side of the road was healed in Luke 18:35-43, he followed Jesus, “and immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God” (verse 43). This same glorifying and 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, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others…insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel” (Matthew 15:30, 31). Other examples where glory was given to God when supernatural healing occurred was when Jesus raised the dead man in Nain (Luke 7:11-16), 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). One of satan’s job descriptions is to try to rob the living and true God of the Bible of His glory, and he will try any means to try to do it.
Aside from opening doorways to demonic infestation and usurping God’s glory, the devil is in the business of “healing” because individuals who get involved in it usually adopt doctrines of demons or an unbiblical worldview. These psychic or faith healers may engage in fortune-telling and a wide variety of other occult powers along with healing. Their philosophy is consistently anti-biblical. Even though their worldview is almost universally religious, and many claims to be Christians, their philosophy incorporates reincarnation, pantheism, animism, monism, or syncretism. A lot of these psychic healers believe in God, but a God of their own making – an impersonal or pantheist god – never the Biblical God.”
The following is a very informative video about Reiki and Energy Healing and how it is spreading like wildfire:
If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you can receive Him into your heart, and He can deliver you from darkness and sin and have your name written in His Book of Life.
If you are sincere, you can say this simple prayer to the Father (it doesn’t have to be word for word):
“God, I recognize that I have not lived my life for You up until now. I have been living for myself and that is wrong. Please forgive me of all of my sins just as I forgive others. I need You in my life; I want You in my life. I acknowledge the completed work of Your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ in giving His life for me on the cross, I believe in my heart Jesus is Lord and was raised from the dead and I long to receive the forgiveness you have made freely available to me through this sacrifice. Come into my life now, Lord. Take up residence in my heart and be my king, my Lord, and my Savior. From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow You all the days of my life. Those days are in Your hands. I ask this in the Lord and GOD Jesus’ precious and holy name. Amen.”