Reiki was founded in Japan early in the last century by Mikao Usui (1865-1926). Usui was a spiritual seeker who studied history, religion, medicine, psychology, and metaphysics, and travelled to Europe and China. Usui claims to have received the revelation of Reiki in 1922 on the last day of a 21-day course of ‘Shugyo’ which is ‘deep mind and body training’ at Mount Kurama. Thus Mt. Kurama, a mountain sacred to ‘Shugendo’, a mixture of both Buddhism and Shinto, is known as the birthplace of Reiki.
Many of the huge old trees at Mount Kurama have raised tangled roots which look like snakes and are worshipped as ‘kami’ which are Shinto deities. The steep forests on the slopes of Mt. Kurama were believed to accommodate the spirits of the dead, and to be the enchanted realm of the elusive spirit-deities of forests and mountains called tengu.
The origins of the tengu lie in China and the term ‘tengu’ and the characters used to write it are borrowed from the name of a fierce demon from Chinese folklore called tiāngoǔ.
Chinese literature assigns this creature a variety of descriptions, but most often it is a fierce and anthropophagous canine/monkey type of monster deity. There is a temple on Mt. Kurama called Maō Hall which is dedicated to this deity, believed to be responsible for the creation and destruction of the Earth, and to shed light on heaven and earth. It is said to have descended to Earth from Venus as a shooting star or ill-omened comet some six million years ago to live at Mt. Kurama.
Tengu are worshipped as manifestations of spiritual power which appear as uncanny shape-shifting creatures, part-human and part-animal in form. Highly skilled in martial arts, they are believed to be ambivalent spirits trapped in a perpetual cycle of life and death. They are believed to possess supernatural powers such as the ability to move instantly from place to place, speaking without moving their mouths, and the power to appear uninvited in people’s dreams. Tengu share some of their powers with other supernatural yokai (monsters), but their special skills include swordsmanship, the ability to become invisible, healing and transformation.
From “Japan Experience”: “Tengu is a phallic-nosed forest goblin or demon closely associated with yamabushi, the mountain ascetics of Shugendo, who in times past were the majority of priests in many rural areas of Japan. The salient features of their minds is their great pride and vanity. They are often associated with forests and mountains. Mount Kurama in Kyoto is one such place.”
From: “How The Role Of The Tengu Has Changed In Japanese Culture”: “Originally, tengu were seen as evil spirits that caused destruction wherever they went. Buddhist practices taught they were demons and tricksters who opposed Buddha. The early tales were recorded in the Koniaku Monogatarishu, published during the late Heian period. The tengu carried off monks, robbed temples and sowed chaos. They were depicted as angry ghosts that lived within the tengu-realm and possessed people. They became the spirits of people who had died through their arrogance and became associated with the sin of pride.”
Mount Kurama is a place steeped in mysticism, demonology and believed to be a place of the spirits of the dead, or ghosts. This reveals the true source of Usui’s revelation of Reiki. Clearly, Reiki is deeply rooted in nature spirits and demon worship, and this is its source of power. “..is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.” (Rev 18:2)
Usui appears not to have questioned the source of his revelation of Reiki and was thereby deceived. Why would these entities which have always traditionally been antagonistic towards humankind give the power of healing? By assuming a more benign form, Reiki has been able to establish an international multi-faith following.
Jesus never claimed to heal using Reiki which is not mentioned in the Bible. Jesus didn’t heal with demons, he drove them out. Instead, Jesus revealed the source of his power as God in Heaven.
“O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?” (Gal 3:1)
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1)
“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” (2 Cor 11:13-15)
Testimony from an ex-Reiki Master
There are millions of Reikians active all around the world, from the hospital to the beauty parlour, both Christians and New Age healers, believing that they are helping others with the healing Reiki power of Jesus.
Reikians often get into great difficulties due to their lack of knowledge and unpermitted entries into the spiritual realm and demonic bondages which clearly would lead anyone further away from God. Rather than, as Reikians believe, closer to Him by doing good works and healing people.
The Bible tells us how the spiritual world operates in the form of the demonic to influence and to connect themselves with humans and the healing system of Reiki energy is a tool that Satan and his demons use mightily in this world these days.
The Bible says clearly: “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood (people) but against principalities, against powers (the spirit/demonic world) against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Eph 6:12)
Although Reiki can initially provide healing and a sense of peace, it didn’t seem to work for many Reikians I’ve met over the years. I saw one after the other get into personal difficulties after several years being active with Reiki and the New Age and seeing many short-term healings. It took me some time to realise I had become one of them. Then I met Jesus Christ and I was set free and baptised, and after 12 years of being an active Reiki master, I became a new creation, praise the Lord.
In 2006 there were about 60 million Reikians, 19 million websites about various forms of Reiki. Today, in 2013, a Google search for “Reiki” returns 55 million results. Reiki ‘masters’ invite people “to be like Jesus, by also becoming a Reiki master”. Deceived Christians testify that Reiki worked and brought them closer to God.
Many go into Reiki believing they will learn the same healing method as Jesus used by the laying on of hands. Unfortunately, people do not realise that there is no biblical basis for Reiki. By practising it, they take themselves away from the Cross and the healing blood of Jesus, and put themselves under sin, and more Old Testament demonic bondages than they bargained for, which results more and more in disobedience to God and legal grounds for the demonic.
Yes, Reiki works – it ‘heals’ – but you will end up with a whole heap of trouble
Reiki is a healing system purportedly using Reiki energy; “spiritual life force energy” known as “the Usui method of natural Reiki healing”. As most people are told that Jesus used Reiki to heal, many Christians think nothing of using Reiki.
There are various different competing Reiki denominations, but in general it is said that Reiki energy is activated by the laying on of hands, channelling the Reiki energy to yourself or others.
This is made possible because someone took a Reiki seminar, paid for it and got opened spiritually through the Reiki rituals of the Reiki master. After that the Reiki energy starts flowing automatically whenever you place your hands on somebody, thus channelling the Reiki energy through oneself to the other person, always receiving Reiki whilst giving Reiki to others, for protection and as a blessing. Following daily self-treatments with Reiki, “further ‘spiritual growth”, and an increasing addiction to Reiki is guaranteed.
When a healing occurs they give the glory to Reiki, “Oh no, I can’t heal you, Reiki did, and if you want to learn this as well….” Often through a Reiki healing testimony people are drawn to the first Reiki level. Around 65% of these are women, who frequently take interested friends with them.
In the second level of Reiki, sending Reiki over a distance and increasing power is aimed for. The sending of Reiki willingly to a distant person is done by writing a Reiki symbol and calling the name of the spirit of this symbol three times, and the person’s name to whom you want to send the Reiki energy, and then concentrating on the Reiki energy flow.
This can take 5 to 30 minutes and will give the sender a revelation, to which more Reiki can be sent and the receptor, when sensitive enough, will feel warm and sleepy. This can really work and apparent healings or short-term improvements are an undeniable fact. One can be sending Reiki to past or present situations, to heal or even to ask forgiveness, but this is not done in the name of Jesus.
The highest Reiki level is a Reiki master, who dedicates his life to healing and passing Reiki on through Reiki seminars. Through many years of practice in Reiki, along with combinations of occult and New Age beliefs and practices, their Reiki power is much greater.
Sometimes they have paid fees of up to US$10,000 to become a Reiki master
Their ‘calling’ is to get as many people connected with Reiki as possible and they are paid for this. Some travel a great deal, asking help from their pupils to organize a Reiki seminar. When older, they start living together in groups, or develop their own Reiki system and organization.
There is a grandmaster, the spiritual heir of the discoverer of Reiki (Dr Usui), Mrs Phyllis Furumoto, a Japanese American, who travels worldwide. She is not worshipped, nor does she have any power but she is respected, and she gives guidelines of how to practice Reiki. Despite having practised Reiki since she was a child, Mrs Furumoto blogs about her serious health problems along with those of her cousin who also practices Reiki.
People can be bound up and addicted by Reiki and cannot see any substitute or any spiritual improvement good enough to replace Reiki. Until they run into serious problems, financial or otherwise, or become ill, and cry out for help – sometimes to Christians – or go to churches, when they can get saved, meet Jesus Christ and come home to God.
“But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.” (2 Cor 4:2)
The Promotion of Reiki
Reiki is defined on their own FAQ page as follows:
“Rei” as it is used in Reiki is more accurately interpreted to mean supernatural knowledge or spiritual consciousness, universal good. This is thought to be the God consciousness which is all-knowing.
“Ki” equals the vital personal life force, used in meditative breathing exercises, Chinese martial arts, and by the shamans of all cultures. This is to activate, in uniting the universal with the personal, the divine psychic awareness, with manifestation and healing.
Life force energy is known as qi or chi in China, or ki in Japan, and prana in India. It is also sometimes called universal energy. No matter what any teacher or practitioner tells you, according to the Bible this is divination. Also according to the Bible, and according to God, divination is linked with sorcery, enchantments, and other practices.
There are not just a few passages in the Bible which make it clear that these things are an abomination to God, but many, and here is just one: “And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God?” (Isa 8:19)
The Bible forbids divination because it involves lusting for secret knowledge that God has not chosen to reveal. “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law.” (Deu 29:29)
It is said people are not born with this healing gift of Reiki, but anybody can learn it. Reiki won’t harm you, it will heal you, it will lead you into spiritual paths, it will protect you and support you. It is said Reiki was used by Jesus and you will be doing good things and helping people. While this could logically appear to be true, it actually is not true. Reiki is not mentioned in the Bible – rather it is the invention of a Buddhist monk.
People who are practicing Reiki are generally deceived and unaware that they are calling upon spirits when sending Reiki or initiating others. Reikians invite spirits or demons by means of drawing the Japanese symbol of the specific demon and invite them by calling their name three times, thus sending Reiki energy to someone. Or by means of the same symbols, initiating someone spiritually into Reiki by ritually opening accesses for these spirits so the flow of the Reiki energy can come through.
Reikians are deceived by the manifestations and personal well-being in the short term, but they are not aware of the implications of sin and the wrath of God and demonic legal grounds, until their mental or physical health breaks down.
“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” (2 Cor 4:3-4)
Dai-Ko-Myo – Principal Demon Ruler
The initiating Reiki symbol of any Reiki master is called “Dia Ko Mio” and is held secret and holy by a Reiki master. This is a Reiki master spirit who is summoned to open and connect someone to Reiki as a Reiki channel during Reiki initiations. Its name is “Phoenix who rises out of the ashes”. It is only the Reiki master who knows which symbol and names to use and how, when he is already initiated himself. He has already paid a lot of money and been deeply involved with Reiki for many years. He finally is a Reiki master and now doesn’t give it a second thought who this spirit is, or simply doesn’t know. Reiki works, Reiki heals, people get healed and because I am doing good, I stand well with God, I have the power now, I am happy, so…?
Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen – Contacting Spirit
This is a second Reiki level symbol and spirit, for making contact over any distance to a person or situation. Meaning from “my Buddha” to “your Buddha” or “from my divinity to yours” which works like placing an old-fashioned long-distance telephone call. Is also used during all the initiations and written into the hand during the Reiki ritual for the second degree of Reiki.
Sei-He-Ki – Guiding Spirit
This is a second Reiki level symbol and spirit, for influencing the subconscious levels, to heal addictions etc. In general, it is not thought of anymore but, when you know how, it can be used for the manipulation of people. Its working will reveal a lot about people and situations and it feeds the revelation into “the third eye”. This symbol is also used in all Reiki initiations and written in the hand.
Tjoko-Rei – Principal Spirit
This is a second Reiki level symbol and spirit is used for activating the Reiki energy on a person hands-on or for sending Reiki. When used hands-on, it is to increase the Reiki power which is flowing already into a person. Meaning “god come here”, ordering the Reiki spirits to act. It is very powerful.
These are the main Reiki demons, encountered in the traditional Reiki, with every Reiki initiation in any Reiki degree and used from the second Reiki level up to send Reiki energy or to intensify the Reiki energy whilst laying on hands. However because Reiki mixes well with every other occult system, there are many different Reiki forms that use other Reiki symbols with their mantras and/or names.
Every Reiki master is free to start its own healing system, mixing Reiki with… well you name it. There are gurus who started Osho-Reiki or Bagwan-Reiki, Saibaba-Reiki, Yoga-Reiki, or experienced Reiki masters who started Karuna-Reiki, Harbori, Rainbow, etc., but the basic demons of Reiki and the initiation rituals are found in all of them.
When a Reikian repents and accepts Jesus Christ as Lord they would normally be led into renunciation, repentance and acceptance. After they have renounced everything and repented then the spirits should be rebuked in the name of Jesus. Then asking the Holy Spirit asked to take their place and fill the person completely so that the kingdom of God comes upon them.
Before praying for deliverance, or receiving deliverance from someone else, the person should write all these names and terms down, so during prayer time it will be easier to go through them casting them out or renouncing them.
Reiki is classed as the occult and the occult is known to be very dangerous due to the extent of demon infestation it can cause. “Legion” will often be encountered (Luke 8:30) when people were confronted with a lot of rituals or themselves were deeper into the occult practices, which is logical as they are regrouping to have more impact. This demon has been encountered during deliverance, after many Reikians had been sending Reiki, by their symbols, rituals and meditation, to a person or group, usually to change and/or control a situation.
The Bible is clear: “When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.” (Matt 12:43-45)
Here are three practical examples with Reikians, all different because of their different levels of involvement with the occult
Testimony of Tony (an inactive Reikian of 2nd level who used Reiki mostly for himself)
I was dared into going to a Pentecostal Church of my old Christian friend JL. I didn’t like the idea but was curious because of the many testimonies I had heard through the years, about “Jesus is alive”. My friend JL kept on talking about his spiritual life with Jesus, and going on and on about it. I liked using Reiki now and then, on myself and my loved ones, and Reiki was for me a big spiritual experience. I never dreamed to meet Jesus.
When I came into church something powerful hit me, I felt scared and very uneasy, but my friend JL said; “God loves you and touches you now. Relax, you’re home”. But during the worship it became stronger than me, wow… Then I heard a voice deep inside of me, a Bible verse I never knew, and when I told my friend he showed me that verse in the Bible. Wow, God talking to me. It gave me clarity and confirmation, but I was completely surprised to meet Jesus, alive. Luckily my friend gave me all the answers and explanation I needed, to calm me down a bit.
In my life I had already some “special spiritual experiences” but this beats it all, God touched me, God was really there and after service, I came forward and gave my life to Jesus.
JL’s Testimony about Tony
I testified a lot to Tony each time I met him, and invited him several times to come to a Pentecostal service. As a non-active Catholic and Reikian, he still was looking for God but couldn’t understand He was to be found in a church. So, I dared him to testify about the Holy Spirit touching us every week. After the service, we went forward to the pastor to tell him that Tony wanted to give his life to Jesus.
Tony was clearly touched by God and very emotional, and I tried to calm him down through prayer and answering as much as possible about what was going on in the service. I rejoiced when he decided to come forward to the pastor to accept Jesus Christ. But when Tony repented and accepted the Lord, something seem to be blocked and he was in deep anguish. After we rebuked the spirits of Reiki by name, Dai-Ko-Myo, Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen, Sei-He-Ki, and Tjoko-Rei, in the name of Jesus and asked the Holy Spirit to replace and fill Tony anew, he had peace, and cried with joy, praise God!
Testimony and Salvation of an Active Reiki Master and Member of the Renowned Reiki Alliance International
I loved going to the Sunday worship at my Pentecostal Church, it did me so much good although I wasn’t reborn yet and had left Reiki altogether two years before. I loved it, during the service I felt loved renewed and many times set free. Later in the week, I slid back and so I was looking forward to next Sunday again. I loved Jesus, I honoured Jesus, I worshipped and felt happy. But when I placed my hands on myself, Reiki was instantly working again, and when I thought about someone or something I instantly had an insight. This puzzled me. Which was a blessing from the Lord and which was Reiki? And why was this still happening to me?
Slowly, I learned how to read the Bible and pray, I talked to pastors and to intercessors. Reiki is not of God, they said. But I couldn’t believe that, especially as I was living proof of this combination, I thought. Reiki was still active in me after accepting Jesus and going regularly to church. Although there were still some major spiritual attacks during the week, which I more or less could cope with, in the name of Jesus Christ. And on Sunday whilst worshipping or praying I was again being set free.
After a couple of months, I didn’t feel as if I was getting any more attacks. Then after learning the principals of what it meant to become a born-again Christian, I immediately decided to go ahead with planning to be baptised. For my church brothers and sisters, it was quite a battle, and the two pastors who agreed to baptise me became ill and there was a lot of praying needed. But I felt good about my decision, I loved Jesus and had so many supernatural experiences already, I couldn’t wait to come home to my Lord and Saviour.
The definite proof for me that Reiki is not of Jesus Christ, thus not from God, was when I was being baptised and immersed completely in the water, I rose up and we prayed to be Holy Spirit-filled. From that precise moment on, Reiki stopped flowing through my hands, it was gone forever and instead the Holy Spirit stepped in. I could neither receive Reiki during the laying on of hands as I had the last twelve years nor send Reiki with the symbols, so all the initiations made up to the third degree or Reiki master degree were made redundant.
Thus, Reiki isn’t of Christ, nor did Jesus ever use Reiki, otherwise Reiki would have stayed – but it left forever, defeated. Then I knew for sure and I was set free through the Mercy of God by my Lord Jesus Christ, Lord and my Redeemer. HE IS THE LORD OF LORDS, HALLELUJAH!
Miriam was for many years a born-again baptised Christian, who often came forward for prayers as she was not feeling well. She had some deliverance, because of a difficult youth and life, but kept on going astray. She could not really distinguish between all the teachings and “voices”, and although faithful in her heart and in church, over the years she made no real progress.
When she came into repentance and we prayed through the deliverance book of the first Reiki degree chapter, she was set free. The old gates of the Enemy, through which they still found access, were closed and Reiki was broken, in Jesus’ name. There is more clarity and she has found more peace. She improved a great deal, praise the Lord.
It is important to get clear about the occult nature of Reiki. Reikians often feel that they are being condemned by Christians. In fact, it is between them and God and not between Christians or the Church and Reikians. Reiki is “spiritual” and it does work, at least superficially and temporarily, but is not divine, not of Jesus, and not of God. Reikians don’t see any difference between angels and fallen angels, and they are blinded to seeing the difference between serving God and serving Reiki, and between giving honour to God and honouring Reiki after each healing. They can’t discern between Reiki as the life-force energy and acknowledging God, who is our Father and His Son, Lord Jesus Christ, who is so much more than their concept of god, the universe, or the cosmos.
To learn Reiki is simple. In every Reiki seminar, after payment, the student is led into a separate room, the Reiki ritual is performed to open the student as a channel for Reiki, whatever the Reiki degree. The pupils don’t know that Reiki has already been sent to them before the seminar, to the room, and spiritually to the situation, so that all has been endowed with Reiki.
The Reiki student and master is unaware that it is sinful to sit before a homemade altar [idolatry], with pictures of dead Reiki masters [spiritism], various objects, candles, incense [honouring spirits], praying for, paying for and accepting Reiki. Thus authorizing a Reiki ritual performance to open the spiritual doorways for Reiki energy and their spirits and then afterwards serving in gratitude Reiki and his Reiki spirits – in fact, serving false gods, which actually are in fact, demon gods.
The practice of spiritualism is dangerous because it is the masquerade of demonic forces, who sometimes pretend to be departed spirits with the intent of deceiving through the power of Satan those who have been foolish enough to believe the testimony of demons and those who serve demons in preference to the authority of the Word of God Himself.
The daily Reiki practice of laying on hands while going more and more into levels of meditation, on oneself or anybody else, opens new spiritual doors allowing Reiki spirits to have rightful access to one’s life. Permission – authority – sin – more access – more bondage. If a Reiki treatment is given to someone else, then a spiritual doorway is opened in the life of this (unaware) person – who thinks he is healed as if by Jesus – through which the Reiki spirits will have, or be able to get, more access to this person’s life.
People have experienced that Reiki works, heals and reveals many things, but after some time, it brings trouble to their lives. Sometimes after only two or three years, active Reikians and Reiki masters become mentally ill with psychoses and so on. Many are divorced shortly after they start with Reiki, or they become financially broke, or severely sick, sometimes immediately, or sometimes even after 10-15 years of Reiki. Reiki can heal in the short term but lead to destruction in the long term. Also, people are likely to turn to other Reiki practitioners which won’t really help them.
So, Reiki is sinful, it is using Reiki spirits, and fallen angels, it is worshipping false (demon) gods and is in contradiction with God’s Word and therefore is rebellious to God.
“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.” ((1 Sam 15:23)
Nowadays the traditional Reiki changes constantly, mixing itself with more occult powers, like witchcraft, and false practices and beliefs. Various gurus have embraced Reiki adding some of their own teachings to it, in order to sell their seminars in their name. Reiki is mixing with esoteric ‘white magic’ in the open, and with ‘black magic’ in secret, and at the higher levels moves more and more towards Satanism.
Reiki is Deception
The Enemy’s deception is strong and seductive. In monitoring it closely, one finds a lot of shallow copies of the work of the Holy Spirit and its manifestations, like healing. However, Reiki is without redemption or salvation and clearly leads one astray from Jesus Christ and denies the work on the Cross.
An example of this is if Reiki is sent to you from a distance, in the beginning, it feels a little like the Holy Spirit working. But after some time you will have the notion that something is wrong and you will feel the demonic presence at work, but if you repent of this and renounce it, the Lord will lead you, protect and shield you.
The main deception of Reiki says that “If all good things come from God, and healing is good, then anything that heals must be godly” But Satan heals as well. It has clearly been proven that Reiki is not of God, nor is it the healing method of Jesus as Reikians are told when booking a Reiki treatment or seminar.
Reiki becomes a substitute for God and His provisions for man. In the short term, it seems to work. Send Reiki and ask for …forgiveness, work, a new home etc. In combination with other New Age beliefs Reikians will be led deeper into the deception that with Reiki one can do everything. As one believes in the afterlife or reincarnation; ” I will still know how to connect with Reiki through the Reiki symbols, so I will have eternal life with Reiki.”
It is a blindness to the truth along with love for whatever positive impact Reiki has had in their lives. When things go bad, Reiki is never suspected as having anything to do with it. People become sad or afraid about the thought of being without Reiki in their lives. They don’t see an alternative and are unaware of the fact that only Jesus can save them!
|What Reiki Teaches||The Truth from God´s Word|
|“Guilt”, “sin”, and “righteousness” are products of shallow and judgmental thinking and religion. There is no good or evil, all is One and filled with Light, (Reiki) it is the deception or twisting of God’s goodness, God’s great love which is turned into “I am allowed to do everything” and I am free.||John 16:8-9: “And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me;”
Isaiah 8:19-20: “And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”
|The Reiki spirit’s path of healing follows a variety of universalistic spiritual practices, as New Age and esoteric. The healing itself is the goal, a promise of freedom, and mixing Reiki with other practices will increase their abilities to heal and have a positive impact on the world. Many Reikians really believe they are on a spiritual path coming closer to God and have the “missing” healing power of Church.||1 Peter 1-2: “Chosen through the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ.”
2 Thess 2:10: “And by the unlimited seduction to evil and all wicked deception for those who perishing, because they did not welcome the Truth but refused to love it that they might be saved.”Acts 4:12: “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
|Even the poor can pay for ki energy and self-centering lessons. Crystal masters, shamans, tarot, aura reading and transcendentalists attend Reiki gatherings.||2 Tim 4:3: “The time will come when… they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.”|
|The sensations of Reiki healing, the awareness of energy and the acceptance by others, together with the mentoring process is more impressive than much of that found in many churches, and people are easily seduced.||2 Thes 2-9 10: “The coming is through the activity and working of Satan and will be attended by great power and with all sorts of miracles and signs and delusive marvels – lying wonders. And by the unlimited seduction to evil and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing.”|
|Although Reiki comfortably includes some biblical motifs, Usui found his “revelation” devoid of any faith in Christ, after long fasting and meditations. Reiki is Buddhist and Hindu but not even remotely Christian.||Gal 1:8: ”Even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned.”|
|My Reiki masters and teachers had no interest in listening to the Bible writers. They read their own universalistic teachers. Spiritual growth is, after healing, the aim, until one thinks he is enlightened, and/or like Jesus. Dr. Usui abandoned his study of the teachings of Jesus in order to found Reiki. But he was never recorded to have studied, as he claimed, in a Christian university in Chicago, nor did he have a genuine title of “Doctor.”||1 John 4:6: “Whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognise the spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.” John 10:11-13: “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.|
The Occult Nature of Reiki
Most people who practice Reiki want to help and heal with Reiki, and don’t even know that they are channelling an occult energy through their hands. They do not understand they are using occult symbols to send Reiki. They think they are blessing you, but Reiki is not of Jesus, so it cannot be of God and therefore it must be of the Enemy.
Every time a Reikian lays hands on someone, thus channelling Reiki to a person to heal and bless them, they are doing this in the name and by the powers of Reiki spirits. Even if they send Reiki to a person to heal out of compassion, with the right motives in their heart, still they call upon Reiki demons by signing Reiki symbols and three times calling their names, so the Reiki power starts flowing to perform the manifestations of healing.
After the healing they give the glory to Reiki saying “I didn’t heal you, Reiki did.” Even if you go to Church, read the Bible, love Jesus but are using Reiki in your life, you are opened to the work of these spirits and you are just proving that Satan heals too. There will be many problems in your life and you will be robbed of the fruit of righteousness, by Reiki, sin, and rebellion. This needs to be renounced and repented of. Leave Reiki, return to Jesus and to God, and repent, and Jesus will set you free and will return to you.
Testimony of a Saved ex-Reiki Master
If you think that the Holy Spirit uses Reiki or it has something to do with Reiki healing, may the Lord have mercy on you. Reiki is demoniacal, the way of Satan and the Reiki master spirit is the phoenix who rises out of the ashes! So every time someone uses Reiki sending, or initiations, or Reiki treatments, in silence they draw one of the Reiki symbols and three times call the name of this spirit and the Reiki energy starts flowing. The pupil and/or patient thinks that they are blessed with healing, telling you this was the way of Jesus, but actually it is Reiki demons who are called upon to do the work.
This opens spiritual doors for innocent people to receive supernatural experiences and healing and ask no more questions whether this is really from Jesus. As I did once, they like what happened, and nobody tells them the spirit names behind Reiki, nor how the Reiki channels are ritually opened. They just don’t know, and often the Reikian may not have even given the ways and means a second thought because they have experienced – even if only briefly or superficially – that Reiki works. They are blinded by Reiki and deceived through the manifestations of healing and contact with Reiki spirits.
Many ex-Reikians only understand the demonical impact after their deliverance and true salvation, when the Reiki deception was lifted. They never knew what they were really doing, nor that the spirit world worked like this and/or healed, until they were saved and taken out of the deception.
Many people get interested in Reiki after receiving a Reiki treatment and this is offered in many places nowadays. If you have voluntarily received a Reiki treatment, a doorway is opened through which Reiki spirits have free access, because you condoned it. But have no doubt, Reiki will heal you and although occult, Reiki is powerful and may feel good in the beginning. However, the cooperation of spirits and the opened doorways will give an opportunity to form a “legion” of spirits, who will take care of the growing negative impact on someone’s life. Sometimes slowly, sometimes quickly, but this impact will be there.
In the eyes of the Reikian, all things surface to be healed or to be transformed with Reiki. Due to the free New Age moral standard of thinking, and the lack of true ethics, these important life issues are treated lightly and it is thought everything will be blessed with Reiki – good or bad.
Testimony of a Christian Cleric Visiting a Reiki Treatment
I actually received the demon spirit through a massage, opened to it by my own lust, from a woman who was not yet a Reiki master. The huge surge of energy that I felt created such a thirst for more that I was willing to sacrifice my marriage, children, business and home for lasting satisfaction. Thankfully, through reading scripture and the conviction of the Holy Spirit, I was saved, even after being deeply involved in the Reiki II degree with its ability to heal hands on and send Reiki at a distance.
Practice Example Broadcast by the Dutch Evangelical Radio in 2006
Through an old friend, I received a phone call, a young woman of 19, who came home frightened after she had received a present to induce her to go to a beauty parlour in Holland. The owner who treated her was a second-degree Reikian who out of sympathy for the girl, offered her a “little extra” Reiki treatment. After this the girl became phobic, and did not dare to leave her house, nor to sleep alone, nor could she go to work. Her frantic parents called the beautician, who called her Reiki master, etc. They decided to send more Reiki to heal her and the parents called the house doctor, but she didn’t improve at all. A week after that, the scared young woman and her best friend, who stayed with her day and night, got through to me on the phone.
She was not a churchgoer, because of her modern upbringing from her inactive Catholic parents, but she remembered some things about Jesus… the Cross…..and wept. I told her that I understood her fear and that she probably had visions at night, which must have frightened her a great deal. I told her that this can happen with Reiki and explained to her a bit about Reiki and Jesus.
I asked if I could pray with her, I led her to the Lord, she renounced Reiki and asked for forgiveness and after a short scream, I heard her cry for joy and she was free, praise God.
Many people are practicing Reiki these days, mostly for themselves, and in their innocence and well-meaning they are trying to touch others with Reiki
If you have received a Reiki treatment and you are an active Christian, our advice is to pray to the Lord, renounce and repent, give and ask for forgiveness, pray that the Lord will close the opened door of the Enemy.
If there is resistance, during the treatment the Reikian has drawn a Reiki symbol upon you to intensify the flow of Reiki energy or afterwards the Reikian has sent Reiki to you as a blessing, find someone to advise you how you can renounce and break the power symbols and their influence, in the name of Jesus. This means reciting out loud a prayer of renunciation, asking for forgiveness and deliverance, individually calling out the name of each and everything you have been involved with in renunciation, and then casting out any associated demons in the name of Jesus.
Reiki is a deception, but as it is real and does work, and the major spiritual consequences are not immediately apparent, there are “Christians” amongst Reikians. This is mostly because of the supernatural manifestations, healings and “new” spiritual teachings, promising modern freedom with spiritual growth. Generally, these are new, or naïve, backslid, or inactive Christians, who clearly are lacking closeness to Jesus Christ. Or sometimes children who were not treated properly by their Christian parents. Or from the many Christian churches or denominations where the beautiful work of the Holy Spirit and its blessed manifestations, healings, wonders, with Godly peace are not that common anymore, and there are “lying signs and wonders”.
We have come across some Christian Reikians, who use Reiki on the higher levels and mix their religious influences from the past, intellectually combining Bible verses to justify Reiki. Blinded by religion combined with their pride and supernatural powers, leading some to act as Bar Jesus.
They are missing the whole point of salvation, the redemption of sin. as the biggest obtainable blessing for humankind, through Christ Jesus our Lord. They are blinded by the manifestations, and/or power and glory and enjoy Reiki. Believing esoteric New Age Reiki masters, who are telling them boldly that Reiki is the rediscovered healing method of Jesus and showing demonic healings to proof that Reiki supernaturally works.
Even some Churches see nothing wrong with Reiki, as Christians, even ex-nuns and monks, are starting to use Reiki.
There are many people out there who are looking elsewhere to fulfill the hunger for God and His promises, longing to be touched by Him, having the desire for more proof of Him. Reikians who were looking for God in all the wrong places.
After a lot of suffering due to demonic bondage and sin, they come in repentance and finally home to God’s grace. And finally through much prayer, then became free, in the name of Jesus Christ.
A saved woman described being demonically attacked day and night for ten weeks, straight after a Reiki I weekend seminar: “The spirit world is real, but no one – not even the Reiki masters have a clue of what is really going on. Only Jesus Christ can help us! If you are like me, highly sensitive and take a Reiki I weekend, you’re blessed, because you will know that you are dealing with the devil. If you’re not and don’t have this discernment, you could reap years and years of the fruits of the darkness.
If you really knew from where the Reiki power comes and its plans for you, to steal, kill and destroy, you would, like me, start praying to Jesus Christ to receive the only TRUE LIGHT. I am going through a deliverance programme at my evangelical Church right now. I want to be baptised, and my loved ones are looking amazed to all the changes in my life. God is so great, otherwise this would have ended differently.
These men and women are happy to receive the privilege of being saved and to receive His Word. Gratefully they now revere and serve the Lord and have found a deeper calling in their lives, after they went through deliverance.
A saved ex-Reiki master writes us; “I never could have guessed that it had anything to do with Reiki, which had always healed and guided me. When I met the Lord Jesus, I was demonically possessed and only after my full biblical baptism and deliverance, Reiki and its demons left, praise the Lord. Only then I knew and understood the implications of Reiki. I was very blessed and am happy to be saved, but why are Christians using Reiki?
Oh, my God, have mercy, they really don’t have a clue
Christians who start with Reiki are often surprised by the power of Reiki and its influence on their personality, and they confuse it often with the work of the Holy Spirit. Due to the spiritual esoteric growth that Reiki provides which is very similar to the fire-work of the Holy Spirit, after many years of hard spiritual work and sacrifice, the dedicated practitioners of Reiki feel transformed, cleansed and holy. But they are blinded to what God wants, and that our righteousness and purity comes from the work of Jesus at the Cross, His blood, His victory and our yielding to Him, our acceptance and our remorse.
Reiki masters show testimonies from “Christians” who are using Reiki, telling us that through this supernatural experience they became closer to God and all is well. Why, you ask? Reiki masters do this to justify the holiness of Reiki and themselves as being “very spiritual”, some to a point that they proclaim; “be like Jesus and become a Reiki master”. Also to promote Reiki seminars and proclaim the existence of supernatural healing, which sometimes seems “lost” in our churches. As you need “faith” for Reiki as well, next to the opening rituals before the channelling through of the Reiki energy, they hope that even Christians will discover the divine healing system of Reiki.
They are totally blinded about the demonic behind Reiki, and would be happy if we change our Christian ways. The truth is they really don’t know what they are doing.
Amongst Reikians you will find all kinds of good, loving people who went astray. Most Reikians are blinded about the finished work on the Cross, the need for the holy blood and Jesus Christ as the only Way, the Truth and the Life. He has already made the way and invites us to walk with Him!
It is written that people perish because of lack of knowledge and total deception, thinking that with their good deeds, with the Reiki energy and reincarnation, they will do just fine. They believe in supernatural manifestations, healings and spiritual real-life experiences, only without the true discernment of God’s word, His Will and Jesus Christ as Saviour from our own sinfulness and Satan’s lies.
Our advice is to renounce Reiki, repent, repent and repent
Ask the Lord for Mercy. Pray to close all gates of the Enemy. After renouncing, rebuking and casting out the demons by name where possible, in Jesus’ name.
Cease practising Reiki, renounce, repent and ask for forgiveness, along with the use of any yoga, tarot, meditation, visiting clairvoyants, or all other New Age, or spiritist and occult beliefs and practices, whatever they may be.
Check your home against The Occult and Cursed Objects List. Throw away – do not give away or sell – any and all items you have in your possession, in your home, car, garage, garden or office, to do with any occult beliefs or practices, including clothing, accessories, jewellery, books, pamphlets, regalia, or other paraphernalia. Having these cursed items in your possession can keep open demonic doorways and give demons licence rights or legal grounds to torment and harass you, and adversely affect your finances, your health, your relationships, and anything else in your life or anyone in your family.
“Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2 Thes 2:1-12)
All those practising Reiki and/or any other occult practices or any other forms of worshipping false gods – this includes anything to do with the New Age – and they need to be reconciled with the one true God, in the name of Jesus.
While we may have our own ideas about it not doing anyone any harm, God has said in His word that to Him all forms of demon worship – decreed as such by God Himself in the Bible however good or pure they may seem (remember demons are deceivers) – are idolatry and an abomination, and put us under a curse from God Himself. Idolatry in all its various forms gives licence grounds and legal rights to demons which bring money problems, relationship problems, health problems and accidents not only to the person themselves but also to their families, and death and damnation.
Again, if you’re a Christian, active or non-active, put an end to all your connections with all occult beliefs and practices, including all associations and all objects including any literature, clothing, jewellery and any form of regalia or other paraphernalia. Dispose of them (do not sell or give them away as this will pass on the curse to others), renounce them and repent for idolatry, and ask the Lord to show you His Way, and His purpose for your life.
Ask God to draw you nearer to Him, and ask for His Guidance in your life. Surrender to His Will, and be blessed abundantly, in Jesus’ name.
Initial short prayer [best said aloud]
Father, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I confess that I have sinned against you and your Word by learning and practising Reiki. [Also name any and all known occult or New Age involvement.]
I renounce and repent of my involvement in this / these and any involvement in the occult that I may have unknowingly entered into. I ask you to forgive me for my sin, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Father, I repent and renounce the use of these spirits, Dai-Ko-Myo – principal demon ruler, Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen – contacting spirit, Sei-He-Ki – guiding spirit, and Tjoko-Rei – principal spirit, energy spirits, raku, fire-dragon, Bar-Jesus, spirit guides, legions and personal life-force demons, and the spirit of fear. I command these spirits to come up and all the way out of me now and go to wherever the Lord sends them, in the precious name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
Father, please forgive me for being used as a Reiki channel. I repent and renounce all connections to Reiki and command all demonic spirits attached to me, to come up and come out of me now.
I ask you Father, to cleanse me and wash me clean and remove all demonic spirits out from my mind, body and spirit, and those in my family, in the name of your precious Son, Jesus Christ.
Thank you for delivering me. Amen.
A further longer renuncation prayer is also recommended naming and renouncing one by one all aspects of your particular involvement in Reiki, such as the longer prayer here:
Renunciation prayers may be long but they work very well and only need to be said once (best said aloud). Some have found that it was only when they read a renunciation prayer that it really dawned on them how and why what they were doing was wrong, and how wrong it was. Renunciation prayers give deliverance, often with immediate effect and comprise an important part of the repentance that God has called us to.
The occult can cause powerful demonic infestations, so general deliverance and learning about spiritual warfare is likely to be needed. There is more information on this site and linked to at the foot of the page.