Thanks for your question. Attunements are part of the tradition, in terms of how Reiki is taught and passed on. I think of attunements kind of like an opening or an awakening. It isn't as much about acquiring a new skill as much as helping you to connect to the Reiki energy. Attunements are passed from Reiki Master to student.
Attunements are mostly a Reiki tradition. Other forms of energy healing do not have an attunement process. It isn't necessary to have an attunement to do energy healing. However, if one wants to practice Reiki specifically, it is part of the Reiki process.
Hope that helps answer your question!
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Post Date:01-13-2011 8:31 pm