This item is from the Millennium Edition of the alt.healing.reiki FAQ, by Scott Maxfield (v2.001).
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This is the process whereby the RM passes on to the initiate the ability to channel the Reiki energy. Without such an attunement whatever healing modality is practiced is not Reiki. Normally an attunement comes with instruction in the various techniques involved in practicing Reiki. However, nowadays this need not be the case, especially with reputed "distance attunements".
Also take a look at Reiki Treatments in Vancouver if you are in the area.