This item is from the Millennium Edition of the alt.healing.reiki FAQ, by Scott Maxfield (v2.001).
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Reiki is a natural healing modality generally, but not exclusively, involving the manual (hand) contact by the practitioner on the recipient. The term Reiki also refers to the energy transferred by this process. The process of Reiki is likened unto "laying on of hands" and "spiritual healing" and "therapeutic touch" and as such is widely considered to be a metaphysical phenomenon. It is said to be beneficial for the body and/or mind and/or spirit.