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If qi and Reiki energy can heal, can they harm too?

My wife has been doing Reiki which costs a great deal (another issue entirely), but her and her Reiki master acknowledge that this is energy is “mystical” and “miraculous”.

Now if they are right and there is magical mystical energy all around me, do you suppose there are Reiki masters that can use it to harm? Like shut down someone’s liver from across the room?

And if so, could they tech me to cast magic spells with it?

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check out http://www.mirsufi.org for a real fraud in action. This man claims 30 years experience teaching in the mystical path of Sufism having been ‘instructed’ by his master to become ‘Grand Master’. For the record he has no such lengthy pedigree, although he was a humble dervish for many years until he went into the business of healing, and then hit on the idea of combining Sufism in a bizarre mix of healing theories. Most of his ‘spiritual’ writings are of paltry quality although he has copied many of the features of his former Sufi order- Thursday and Sunday meetings.… Read more »

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Despite our very vocal pseudoskeptics’ opinions about Reiki the question is weather or not Reiki can cause harm and weather a Reiki master could teach someone to cast magic spells. As the previous poster states most Reiki practitioners believe they are just a conduit for Reiki and do not control where it goes. Reiki practitioners also believe the person can either accept it or refuse it. Medical studies on Reiki have shown no negative side effects. Although some people report feeling bad after a treatment it is usually attributed to the release of negative energy. If you follow the theories… Read more »

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IF your wife and her master are right: Reiki practitioners believe that they are, for healing purposes, channeling energy to a recipient, but that the body and/or energy field of the recipient decides what to do with it. The Reiki practitioner therefore has no control over the energy other than where to channel it and can never override the recipients will or need. So to answer your first question: No, they cannot use it to harm. However, in their belief, the Reiki practitioner can channel Reiki energy to specific purposes or areas of his or her life to increase the… Read more »

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They misuse the term ‘energy’ which is an attribute of something, a measurement of something’s ability to do work. It can’t magically exist all around you. Its a good question, I have asked this of reiki masters many times. They cannot produce one single shred of evidence for their healing energy. And Reiki does not perform better than placebo when properly tested. I suspect what is going on, is the people who run these expensive courses are knowingly ripping off their students. PS: Tony’s answer is a non sequitur. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non_sequitur_(logic) EDIT: Tony those terms are great, but you commit another… Read more »

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I hate to do this, but my I think my answer will conflict with everyone else here. It will however answer your question! Basically, I firmly believe that “qi” exists and can be used in healing, but I also think reiki is a horrible energy work system. The reason reiki is “bad” stems from the fact it’s an extremely primitive and poorly designed energetic system but supported and elevated by a semi new age cult mindset. Reiki was developed by some japanese guy who was trying to figure out what the healing energy Christ used was and then had a… Read more »

Rhianna     Returns
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Rhianna Returns

No, because “qi “and Reiki Energy is nonexistent mystical nonsense with no scientific basis. Reiki is basically a Japanese version of energy healing. They claim that all health problems are caused by imbalances and that people can be treated by correcting these imbalances. There is no evidence to support this nonsense. There is no evidence that this sort of energy even exists. Any evidence is purely anecdotal. EDIT: Tony: You frequently try to discredit sites such as SBM and quackwatch yet you never discredit the information contained in the site…..that actually discredits you! You have a book to sell and… Read more »

Tony I
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Tony I

Reiki and qi is not likely to be able to help anyone cast spells nor is it likely to specifically cure. Likewise it is not likely to harm either. It might harm your wallet if the practitioner is a scammer, and they are surely out there. HOWEVER, just because Reiki or qi have not been understood or validated by today’s science does not mean they have no basis at all. There is much that today’s science does not understand or has not validated – the same as is true of the science of the day throughout history. We are constantly… Read more »

old cat lady
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old cat lady

Reiki energy is universal. Practitioners always channel it to the highest good of the recipient – they cannot channel it to harm nor can they channel it to help or “cure” a specific problem.

We don’t always know what is best for us or what is needed at any one time – the energy goes where it is most needed. Nor does one have to be a “master” to help individuals by channeling the energy. All ethical practitioners know this and humility is one of our guiding principles.

dave
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dave

No. There’s no such thing as ‘Reiki energy’. Reiki is trying to con you into believing there is a mystical force which cannot be detected by the most sensitive of the world’s instruments and trillions of NASA dollars, yet your wife is happily juggling it around at will in the comfort of her own home. Think about it: It cannot be detected, felt, measured or analysed by anything, yet these people think they can “channel” it or otherwise control it! Clearly this is ridiculous! I’m afraid that you (and her) have been victim to one of the standard alt med… Read more »

Sabeena
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Sabeena

Ha ha! You are so dead on. Reiki is a complete scam and can neither heal nor harm. As far as I know no Reiki masters or practitioners believe it can be used for nefarious purposes like shutting down one’s liver. But if this energy actually did exist, then yes, you actually could use it to cast magical spells! No, wait a minute…practitioners get around that little loophole by claiming Reiki uses the healing energy of God, which is ONLY love and light…I forget how they twist sh*t like that for their own purposes… You have my deepest sympathies that… Read more »