Types of Reiki & Energy Healing

A word cloud of the various forms of Reiki available

A word cloud of the various forms of Reiki available

A few years ago, during a very engaging conversation about spirituality, an ascetic had remarked to me “Oh, but no one’s interested in enlightenment, Ashwita!” I didn’t believe him at that time, but as I continued my Reiki practice, I realized he was right. People would rather have money, more lavish lifestyles, better health, relationships, more friends, and bigger egos. Enlightenment is usually just another goal people chase to feel even bigger ‘Oh, so you chase only after material things? Look at me, I chase after enlightenment, do you know how many gurus I have personally met?’

Having learned Reiki when I was still in school, I grew up viewing it as a deeply spiritual practice. But now, I see it becoming nothing more than an item on an attunement menu card. People can visit masters or better yet, websites, and select all the attunements and manuals they want to receive. The desire to find shortcuts to spiritual growth has led a spate of teachers to pretend like a dozen attunements or levels will compensate for the lack of a daily practice. There never has been, and there isn’t – a shortcut on the spiritual path. The most powerful part of spiritual growth has also been the most boring – regular, diligent practice. As a teacher, I would advise any sincere seeker to pick one path – one form of Reiki in this case – and stick to it.

Below I list some of the forms of Reiki and energy healing that exist today. Many of them seem nearly identical, and surprisingly are often offered together as a cluster or package. But what the heck, if there are buyers, why wouldn’t people sell?


  • Ascended Masters Attunements:
    • Abundentia
    • Buddha
    • Saint Germain
    • Jesus
    • Kuan Yin
    • Kuthumi
    • Maitreya
    • Mary
    • Melchizedek
    • Merlin
    • Moses
    • Saint Padre Pio
    • Sanat Kumara
    • Serapis Bey
  • Ascended Masters Reiki
  • Ascension Chakra Therapy
  • Ascension Energy Therapy
  • Ascension Reiki
  • Ascension Yoga
  • Ashta Lakshmi Reiki
  • Assemblage Point Therapy
  • Athena Wisdom Ray
  • Atlantean Healing Technology
  • Atlantis Healing System
  • Atlantis Master Healing System
  • Attraction Reiki
  • Aura Reiki
  • Aurora Reiki
  • Authentic Reiki
  • Avalon Crystal Empowerment
  • Axiational Alignments
  • Ayurveda
  • Ayurveda Reiki
  • Balance Reiki
  • Balancing Multi-Dimensional Energies
  • Bear Reiki
  • Bio-Energy Healing
  • Bio-Etheric Healing
  • Bio-Magnetic Touch Healing (or Bio-Touch)
  • Birth Reiki
  • Blue Lotus Healing System
  • Blue Lotus Petal Reiki
  • Blue Lotus Seichim
  • Blue Star Celestial Energy
  • Blue Star Reiki
  • Body Talk System
  • Brahma Satya Reiki
  • Brennan Healing Science
  • Brighid’s Flame Reiki
  • Buddha Bliss
  • Buddha Palm
  • Buddho-Enersense

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Author of ‘Healing Through Reiki’, Ashwita learned Reiki in 1997, and started teaching it in 2006. She now incorporates other forms of energy healing, as well as hypnotherapy and past life therapy in her work. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, crafts, reading and painting.

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