What is the Church's teaching on Reiki?


What is the Catholic Churches view of Reiki (hands on healing - using ‘life force energy’ ?
My friend is a massage therapist and is starting to practice reiki. She is a christian and feels that this is a Christ centered form of healing.

All for His glory,



The first link should be helpful in understanding the Church’s teachings regarding reiki. The second should help you to determine your level of support for people who perform reiki. If you have any further questions or concerns that are not answered by these links, please contact Catholic Answers directly.

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