October 4th, 2007, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by jacob
1. Isn't laying-on-of-hands just a generic name for healing practices like Reiki or quantum touch and other similar techniques which use the laying of hands?
2. What is Absent Healing?
Different people might mean different things when they use the term laying on of hands.
In the simplest sense Laying-on-of-hands is when you touch the person recieving healing. In other types of healing the healer moves his hands a few inches away from the person - they actually don't touch the person. Also, for example reiki has a lot of concepts which are specific to reiki, lots of healing modalities have lots of specific theory etc.
The religion of spiritualism also has a specific meaning for laying on of hands. Laying on of hands is when you touch the person with the intention to heal. The theory is that the healing energy (the God force) moves through the healer from a higher source to the person recieving healing. Other healing modalities believe the energy comes from the healer, not any higher source. Also in spiritualism the "extras" visualizations for example are used to maintain intention but are not believed to have intrinsic effects - intention is all that is necessary.
Absent healing is when you send healing to a person who is not in the same place the healer is.
(also theraputic touch should be added to the list, if no one mentioned it yet)