St. Paul tells us that in the last days men will be lovers of self, proud, arrogant, and disobedient. He tells us they will surround themselves with teachers who tickle their ears. They will wander off to fables and stop listening to the truth.
Indeed, the landscape of our contemporary culture is awash with many false spiritualities that bring with them a host of techniques and modalities all of which compromise our trust in God and our faith in Christ.
Reiki, healing touch, reflexology. acupuncture, yoga. All of these hold out a promise to us - a promise of healing, of well-being, of wholeness and health. Are these modalities and techniques compatible with Sacred Scripture and the teachings of the Catholic Church? Can Catholics use them? Do they do what they say they will do?