This item is from the Millennium Edition of the alt.healing.reiki FAQ, by Scott Maxfield (v2.001).
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As a RM I'm competent in the attunement process. Assuming I don't screw that up (and I never have), when I go to pass an attunement to you, you are attuned. If you are attuned, you can do Reiki. You can doubt it all you wish, but the attunement has taken place. Further, the attunement never wears off. Once you are attuned you are attuned for life; there are no such things as a "temporary attunement". Many people post to AHR with this or similar doubts and if you wish for more clarification, you have only to post on it.
Also take a look at Reiki Treatments in Vancouver if you are in the area.