Clare McGrath Merkle
Reiki: many are touting its benefits and its effectiveness as a healing technique. In fact, it has become a standard practice in some hospitals and clinics, and has even gained amazing entrance into Catholic retreat houses and parishes.
Does reiki bring healing? Is reiki the healing power Jesus used to perform His miracles as some assert? Can Catholics use reiki or practice reiki? Just what is reiki, where does it come from, how does one get it, and in what is it rooted? Clare Merkle, a past student and practictioner of the eastern healing arts will answer these questions.