THE SPIRITUAL MEDICINE...
© 2006 James Deacon
seems that while more and more folk are becoming comfortable
with the idea of receiving hands-on Reiki treatment,
many still find the whole concept of 'distant treatment' something
very difficult to believe in.
seem to have need of some sense of tangibility to their
[- which, I suppose, is only to be expected in a world where
standard therapeutic practice relies on various forms of physical
intervention or manipulation, or on the patient's ingestion
of medication in one form or other].
response to this, over the last few years a number of people
have been experimenting with novel and alternative methods
of delivering Reiki to the client when they are not 'face-to-face'
with the practitioner.
has resulted in the creation of a number of related Reiki-based
have had 'Reiki Patches' (which you stick on your skin, much
like you would do with a Nicotine Patch)
Essences' (based on the same concept as the 'Flower Essences'
popularised by Edward Bach).
then there have been the socalled
[though as the basic premise of Homoeopathy is that the resultant
preparation has the exact opposite effect to that of
the 'substance' on which the preparation is based - in this
case Reiki Energy - one wonders just what effect a 'Homoeopathic
Reiki Preparation' is likely to have! ]
while some will no doubt admit that - in Reiki - there is
always room for creativity, many 'Reiki-Purists' tend to dismiss
such alternative forms of 'Reiki Delivery-system' as, at best,
merely a novelty, and at worst, yet another new gimmick by
means of which less scrupulous practioners can improve their
Personally, I like to believe that yes, while no doubt there
are some who are primarily 'in it for the money', in the main
it is a case of Reiki stimulating peoples creativity - and
in the process, finding new ways of furthering the spread
of Reiki's influence in the world.
then again, the great, anonymous "they" do say that
there is 'nothing new under the sun'....
for a spoonful of 'Tincture', anybody?