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Reiki

SkySky Registered User regular
edited October 2010 in Social Entropy++
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reiki

So, I recently learned Reiki.

I had first learned of it reading Raymond E. Feist's "The Serpent War Saga," and was able to ask the author on an email list about it, back in 1997. Since then, I have asked people about it, and have wanted to learn it. 2009, I met a woman at my Tai Chi class who was a master, and eventually learned it.

So I am curious, what do you guys think of it?

My take on it all:

The human body produces an electrical charge (this is what heart monitors and EKG's pick up on when they are attached to your body). Since there is no hair on the palms of your hands, it is not dissipated when it reaches your hands. This natural "charge" is "trained" thru Reiki and it becomes a relaxing and healing effect on a person. It relaxes the person, removing stress. It can also stimulate the bodies tissues and organs into working effectively. Some people note that Reiki can perform almost miraculous healing.

Now, Reiki works "hands on," you lay your hands on the person. You can also make it work a few inches above the person, too. Apparently, you can also make it work thru the soles of your feet, your breath, and your eyes. At Reiki Level 2, you can send Reiki to a person not in visual sight. You can also, apparently, develop an ability to see auras, past lives, and even things like clarevoyance, clareaudience, a "sixth sense," and other things.

Reiki can be used on animals. Dogs who have been traumatized and rescued, can be calmed and made more sociable towards people. You can use it to "bless" food to make it more palatable and nutritious. It can be "turned on" when working on projects, crafts, job interviews, tests, etc, to make things work better, have a better outcome, that sort of thing.

I think Reiki works, and in fact, am ready to go back into the military knowing this (it will certainly help when the work and people gets overwhelming, and will also help in treating injuries). Soldiers learn Reiki and attribute it to helping them survive tough situations. I also find that doing Reiki to myself is equivalent to me taking a nap, I feel rested afterwards.

So, what do you guys think?

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    SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    how's the novel coming?

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    KarlKarl Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Oh dear God you should have created this thread in D&D

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    TurambarTurambar Independent Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Sky wrote: »
    I also find that doing Reiki to myself is equivalent to me taking a nap, I feel rested afterwards.

    Kinda like masturbating.

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    WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Forgive him Father, he knows not what he does.

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    FugitiveFugitive Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Placebo effect.

    There, mystery solved.

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    A duck!A duck! Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited September 2010
    So guys I was thinking of joining Amway.

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    KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator mod
    edited September 2010
    oh fuck you and fuck this

    bullshit 'channeling energy' that fat single mom and teenage anime girl wiccans are all about

    its been debunked about seventy billion times (in thirteen billion of those cases it was debunked by children)

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    KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator mod
    edited September 2010
    p.s. show this to james randi and he'll give you A MILLION DOLLARS

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    SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    so i was thinking about doing this thing

    it's about a mob, and there are shivs involved

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    George Fornby GrillGeorge Fornby Grill ...Like Clockwork Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    3 of the citations on the bottom are Naruto related.

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    RubberACRubberAC Sidney BC!Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    this is dumb you are dumb

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    BigDesBigDes Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Can Narutos blow up planets?

    Or is it lamer than DBZ?

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    skettiosskettios Enchanted ForestRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
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    A duck!A duck! Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited September 2010
    Well everyone done got trolled.

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    bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    you mean i can calm and relax any person by rubbing up against them with a part of my body that doesn't have hair on it?


    hmmm

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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    this is great

    light the Rolo signal

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    KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator mod
    edited September 2010
    duck, is this your first Sky experience

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    SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    this is already shaping up to be a seminal sky thread

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    TurambarTurambar Independent Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    bsjezz wrote: »
    you mean i can calm and relax any person by rubbing up against them with a part of my body that doesn't have hair on it?


    hmmm
    I'm rubbing myself right now.

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    A duck!A duck! Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited September 2010
    Knob wrote: »
    duck, is this your first Sky experience

    No, but I tell myself he's a troll because I can't comprehend the alternative.

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    Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Proud Father House GardenerRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I don't think many of the forumers here put much faith in things like Reiki

    Most of them are probably happy you have something that makes you feel better though

    I enjoy going for long walks myself

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    YukiraYukira Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Wow.

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    GarickGarick Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    The mind is an incredible thing... if you believe something hard enough, it really can affect you. (placebo man, but hey, if you feel better, what difference does it make if it's all in your head?)

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    BogeyBogey I'm back, baby! Santa Monica, CAModerator mod
    edited September 2010
    I love happy endings too!

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    StaleStale Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Well, I can honestly say I've never tried this.


    Someone come rub my belly and make all this cancer go away.


    While you're at it, give me a hand-job so my dick will work again.

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    MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Reiki? better get it fixed.

    That was terrible.

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    SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    bogey that would have been a great thread locked post

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    George Fornby GrillGeorge Fornby Grill ...Like Clockwork Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lvU-DislkI

    This guy also heals people without touching them sometimes

    Usually he just knocks down geriatrics, though.

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    lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    illusion, michael. a trick is something a whore does for money

    or cocaine

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    BigDesBigDes Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I like the guys who can shout so loud they knock an attacker off their feet.

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    YukiraYukira Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Reiki sounds familiar.

    Oh right, it's the name of a sword in Tenjo Tenge.

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    JordanthehuttJordanthehutt Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Your heart actually works because all the heart cells are essentially connected through small junctions. So the chemoelectrical gradient is then transferred to the whole heart. Basically the heart functions as one giant cell. Pretty rad.

    But reiki. just. yeah.

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    MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    more then one scene int hat video looks like a low budget fight scene.

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    FrankoFranko Sometimes I really wish I had four feet so I could dance with myself to the drumbeat Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    augh yuck japanese shit. lets talk about korean shit instead

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    StaleStale Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lvU-DislkI

    This guy also heals people without touching them sometimes

    Usually he just knocks down geriatrics, though.

    I really want to go see this guy live.

    Play my cripple card, ask to be healed, then just stand there as he flicks his hands at me and does his voodoo.

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    FrankoFranko Sometimes I really wish I had four feet so I could dance with myself to the drumbeat Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    aw damn I read that is Benny Hill

    now Im disappointed

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    Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Proud Father House GardenerRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    You take something like Reiki,

    It's on a similar level of discourse as Religion.

    Some people will take an agnostic stance,

    Who then might even give you the benefit of withholding a doubt

    Most people will think you are bonkers

    and there are the people who also are also practitioners,

    who will agree wholeheartedly

    I hope that sheds light on your question.

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    BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    is this the same guy who kept trying to shill his terrible game of daggers idea or whatever it was called

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    TalkcTalkc Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I learned a form of Reiki in a turkish prison.

    They used car batteries to channel energy into the testicles.







    Alligator clips have quite a pinch.

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    FoolproofFoolproof thats what my hearts become in that place you dare not look staring back at youRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Probably won't get many nice responses here, these cats see anything they don't know about as being wrong. Unless something can be proven with the scientific method it does not exist to hear them tell it.
    Something like Reiki or energy working is too soft for them.

    Reiki is like the question of God's existence, in that God might somehow be proven to exist using the scientific method but it will never be possible to prove he does not exist (using science). Since one the the answers to the question shows the weakness of hard science they have no interest in the question. They only like mysteries they can explore or solve with their favourite philosophy. They are prisoners to their own skills.

    My gf's great grandmother (or great great aunt, i forget) was a Reiki user way back in the day, I was surprised to learn it was that old since I'd always figured it was just some new age regurgitation of older methods. Her whole family tree (like many in my area) were followers of the old religion who came to america before the revolution. Whenever I meet mystical or psychic people from around here I always ask about their ancestors and the same family names turn up over and over again.

    Reiki never killed anyone unlike "medical science" so it holds some of the high ground. It might not help everyone or always work but if it helps some people then I see it as useful. Spending time intensely focused is good mental exercise if nothing else. It doesn't matter if it is the placebo effect or not, making someone feel better is the goal and doing it without side effects usually trumps anything a MD offers. Reiki first then other methods if still needed would be a moderate approach imo.

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