Over-complicates Reiki


The Art of Psychic Reiki by Lisa Campion

Book Review:  3 out of 5 star review

This is a guide to learning the principles of Reiki and how to develop your psychic and empathic abilities.  The author, Lisa Campion, is a psychic counsellor and a Reiki master teacher.  The book guides its readers through Reiki Levels I and II though stresses the importance of having an attunement by a Reiki master.

Where it goes off the path of most Reiki books that I’ve read is that it also shows the importance of developing your psychic abilities and getting in touch with your empathy.  I understand that in some ways we all have some psychic abilities and intuition about the world around us.  When taught Reiki, I was told that sometimes I would “just know” where to place my hands and where the energy was most needed.  This book goes much more in depth into how to communicate with your psychic “guides”.  I’ve heard many Reiki practitioners talk about spiritual guides but my teachers never stressed that and to be honest, it makes me a bit uncomfortable.  I believe Reiki energy comes from our creator and it’s that creator who “guides” the energy to wherever it’s needed most.

In some ways, I think the author over-simplifies Reiki, especially when she talks about giving self-Reiki while watching TV.  On the other hand, I felt this book over-complicates Reiki in many ways and may actually turn some people off from doing Reiki.  To me, Reiki is very, very simple.  I’m just a vessel and I ask God to help the energy flow to where it’s needed.  This was an interesting read but I don’t think it added anything to my daily Reiki practice.

This book was given to me by the publisher in return for an honest review.