While Reiki does have a spiritual element, it not attached to any religion or theological dogma. Reiki works regardless of whether one believes in it or not. However, because of its divine source, many practioners often feel a strengthened and more experiential connection in their spiritual lives.
Reiki can be learned by anyone regardless of intellect capacity or spiritual development. It is not taught in the traditional sense. In a Reiki class, one receives a Reiki ‘attunement’ — the Reiki Master facilitates a transference of universal life force energy to the student. The student is then able to work with Reiki energy at will.
Reiki is traditionally taught in three levels: Reiki I, Reiki II, and Advanced Reiki Training/Reiki Master.