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Shibumi Newsletter 2

June 16, 2009 | by Bronwen Stiene

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Reiki and the Catholic Bishops

June 06, 2009 | by Bronwen and Frans Stiene

The system of Reiki has come to the attention of the Catholic Church in a publication by The Committee on Doctrine, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, March 25, 2009. This publication is undersigned by eight Catholic Bishops. It can be viewed here under Publications:

Before discussing the paper’s contents directly, there is one major question that this publication does not satisfactorily address:
Why did the Committee feel the need to publish a viewpoint on the system of Reiki at all?

It is more than interesting that the Church has gone so far as to comment publicly on the system of Reiki. This is especially true, when on viewing the Committee website, there appear to have only been 13 publications (not including translations) prepared by the Committee in the last 20 years, and that includes “Guidelines for Evaluating Reiki as an Alternative Therapy”.1 The other 12 publications involve such topics as the Church’s stand on homosexuality, abortion, contraception and the role of the male priest. That the system of Reiki finds itself in the company of such contentious religious issues is astounding. Perhaps why this is so will become more apparent as we discuss the issue further.

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Free Shibumi Reiki Membership Packs

June 03, 2009 | by Bronwen and Frans Stiene

We’ve finally completed a great project that we hope will benefit all of our registered members ... new Free Membership Packs.

When you become a a Registered Practitioner or Registered Practitioner and teacher for the time you will receive one of these packs by snail mail.

We think it is important that registered members present themselves as professionally as possible and through this pack we hope to be able to help you do just that.

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