Saturday, May 3, 2008

My Reiki Top Ten List

Because I was awarded the "E" award (see the sidebar folks!), I was also charged with the responsibility to post my top ten list for the award. So, Elizabeth Grace, here it is. These websites are all in my blogroll, but I chose my ten favorites, and described them more, and here they are. All are excellent, and I recommend spending time at each one.

1. - James Deacon’s Reiki web resource. This is the most informative website I’ve ever come across. It has information about every type of Reiki, the history of Reiki, how to do many types of meditation, Reiki symbols, and many, many articles about Reiki. It is completely text-based, but I can’t recommend anything more than this website.

2. The Halls of Reiki is a very friendly site about Reiki. It is set up like a mansion, with wings and rooms according to one’s interests. There are also recommended links and contacts for Reiki practitioners. There is plenty here to explore, and it is fun to visit.

3. Reiki 4 All features a very active message board with all levels of Reiki and energy healing practitioners who are happy to share their insight and wisdom with each other. It is a true Reiki community, and also features a place for posts for healing requests, which are honored with free Reiki from the members.

4. The Nexus Reiki Cafe is another message board site devoted to Reiki. It is my other favorite place to ask questions, share insights, and learn a lot from other Reiki practitioners.

5. The International House of Reiki is a very informative site featuring Reiki classes, podcast interviews with fascinating people, excellent articles, and other resources on Reiki.

6. The International Center for Reiki Training is a website run by William Rand, one of the most recognized Reiki authorities out there. He has developed Karuna Reiki, a powerful variation on Reiki, and features strong support for Reiki practitioners and teachers, as well as scientific articles on the reality of Reiki, a magazine, Reiki training manuals, and much more. A person could spend months there and not read it all. My Reiki training came from this lineage.

7. Reiki Support is a website run by my powerful Reiki friend, Bridget. She healed her own cancer using Reiki - no chemo. She is a wonderful inspiration, and brilliant besides. Visit her site and get inspired about what Reiki can do.

8. Reiki Artist is Beth, a Reiki Master on her journey, who not only graciously shares aspects of her journey in her blog, but also creates beautiful art.

9. One Reiki Tree is another nice Reiki community, and a place where free attunements and healing are offered, in exchange for “paying it forward” - doing good deeds for others. It is a good resource for Reiki practitioners, and an informative place.

10. Reiki Digest is a well-written collection of articles about Reiki from all over the world. You’ll find extremely intelligent discussions here and more great information.

Happy reading.


Anonymous said...

i'm new to Reiki. Can you explain, what is chios? and do you give free attunement?

Alice Langholt said...

Hi, and thanks for visiting and commenting.
I wish you peace and growth on your Reiki journey. If I can be of any assistance along the way, please email me or comment here anytime.
More information on chios healing can be found at Essentially, it is energy field (aura) healing, in order to heal issues that affect the energetic layers before they manifest themselves physically.
I have not completed my Chios Master training as of yet, and cannot do attunements. Also, learning chios requires a teacher and a long study and practice process - it is unlike Reiki in that aspect, as well as other aspects. It is more directed, also, requiring the practitioner to focus on treating each energetic issue individually, and guide the energy. Certified chios teachers have guidelines about charging for attunements and teaching. That said, some are open to bartering or giving scholarships on a case-by-case basis.
Hope that helps.