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Baptizing Reiki

Dear Readers,

I just received my first independent and professional review of my latest book, Christouch – A Christ-centered approach to energy medicine through hands-on healing The book was reviewed by Patrick Killough (  Patrick’s website bio has this to say about him:

THOMAS PATRICK KILLOUGH (“Patrick” or “Pat”) is a writer, lecturer, consultant and teacher. His interests include citizen inputs into foreign policy, education, religion in public life and the history of the League of Nations and the United Nations.

I am grateful for Patrick thorough and comprehensive review of the Christouch book.  Here is just a sample of what he has to say:

“As a pioneering effort to Christianize Eastern Reiki and related hand healing alternative healing techniques, Lauri Ann Lumby’s CHRISTOUCH treads a path gone along before her by Saint Augustine when he integrated the Gospel with the thinking of pagans Aristotle, Plato and Plotinus or when Saint Thomas Aquinas unearthed and baptized the core of Aristotle in the writings of Muslim Avicenna and Averroes. Whatever its flaws (if any) in terms of Roman Catholic orthodoxy, CHRISTOUCH is a bold original attempt at cross-cultural, religions-spanning framing of Reiki and her energy healing sisters — which boast  plenty of anecdotal evidence that they work. If it is any consolation to the author, even Saint Thomas Aquinas, if memory serves, was once excommunicated by an Archbishop of Paris.”

I invite you to read the review in its entirety through this link, and then feel free to share it with others!

Thank you Patrick and readers!

Lauri Lumby

Authentic Freedom Ministries


I am a trained, professional Spiritual Director, Author and Hands-on Healer. I offer services, programs and classes that empower you to hear the voice of the Divine that speaks from within you. It is the voice of the Divine that leads us to our highest truth, to the discovery and cultivation of our gifts and to a life of Authentic Freedom where we know contentment, compassion and joy. Your truth will set you free!

2 thoughts on “Baptizing Reiki

  1. One of the things that I find funny, interesting and entertaining about the RCC is how consistently they have changed their position on specific individuals. They have begun with condemnation of many of their most influential intellectuals. Eventually, they come to accept much of what they originally reject.

    Easy for me, since I am not on the receiving end of that condemnation.

    Congratulations on the great review of your book.

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