Healer’s Hand (Reiki Hand)

ReikiThis is a fairly well known image, borrowed from Native American solar pictographs. It is used most often today to symbolize the energy-emitting hand of a Reiki or other spiritual healer. Reiki is a New Age healing practice that involves the manipulation of energy by initiates through symbols, which are created by moving the hands in specified patterns over the body. The meaning of the pictographic form, which is found in many places in the southwestern US, is unknown, but with its solar spiral likely represents a Shaman’s powers.

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Ludwig Grünstein October 18, 2011 at 4:36 pm

The Spiral is a very important symbol in Reiki and other techniques because it represents the “Serpent Power”, the Kundalini which lies coiled/dormant in the Root Chakra. It represents God in Matter, or the Demiurgic Logos in Man.

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