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Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQ)

  1. Can Reiki attunements be performed distantly?
  2. Is Reiki Rays Institute accredited?
  3. What can I do with my training when I am done?
  4. Can I study with you in person?
  5. What are the credentials of the instructors?
  6. What exactly is an attunement?
  7. How long does it take to complete a program?
  8. I studied some courses elsewhere. May I transfer these credits?
  9. What are your shipping policies and procedures?
  10. Are there any entrance requirements to Enroll?
  11. Does RRI issue diplomas or degrees?
  12. What are your payment options and privacy policy?


Can Reiki attunements be performed distantly?

Yes, and distance attunements and healings are just as effective as those performed in person. Reiki Rays has performed hundreds of distance attunements for students all around the world, and we do so everyday successfully.

Usui Reiki provides a symbol in Level 2 that allows for performing Reiki, including attunements, distantly. While there is great benefit in working with a local Master, receiving a Reiki attunement or healing in the comfort of home may be preferred by the recipient, as you can relax in your own sacred space, free of distractions, and prepare for your experience in your own unique way.

These are done without connection to the internet or telephone, in a silent state, so that you can relax and enjoy while your instructor energetically does all of the work!

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Is Reiki Rays accredited?

Yes. Reiki Rays Institute of Metaphysical Theology received full accreditation from  the International Natural Healers Association.  We also obtained accreditation from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners in July, 2003.

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What can I do with my skills when I am done?

There are numerous options upon completion. Many use their newly found knowledge to supplement other holistic fields such as massage, chiropractic, or nursing. Others bring their training to salons and day spas. Several have opened stores and centers of their own, whereas others decided to give lectures, conduct workshops, or write. Our main goal has always been to assist others in achieving understanding and personal growth, so we encourage you to share what you learn here with those called to learn.

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Can I study with you in person?

 Since we have a world wide enrollment and instructors located throughout the US, we do not offer our courses in local workshops or private instruction.

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What are the credentials of the Instructors?

For the most up to date profiles about our teachers, visit our Instructor Profile Page

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What exactly is an attunement?

An attunement is the procedure used to pass hidden knowledge of a system or way of like from teacher to student. This procedure is often done in solitude and silence, and if performed distantly is not done while on the phone or in front of the computer. Officially, the attunement process is designed to empower the recipient to be able to perform the service or system from that time on. Nothing is required of the student other than scheduling an appointment and relaxing using our suggested techniques for the duration of the procedure.

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How long does it take to complete a program?

It depends on the course. Our experience has shown us that the typical student takes 1 to 2 months to complete most attunement and energy related courses, with holistic courses such as aromatherapy and reflexology often taking a bit longer to fully master and absorb the materials.  Certification programs, which consist of 5 courses, often take 6 months, depending on the amount of time the student wishes to dedicate to his or her studies. However there is no time limit, so you can take as long as you need and still receive our assistance at any time.

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I studied some courses elsewhere. Can I transfer those credits?

Reiki Rays recognizes many holistic and spiritual healing schools and teachers, and we do our best to honor your previous experiences. We also understand that many holistic and spiritual arts are often learned at home, in church, or learned independently, and we do our best to accept your self-taught skills whenever possible/We gladly exempt up to 2 courses for any of our certification programs at no cost to you, and will exempt any course prerequisites if you studied that subject elsewhere. We do not however, issue school certificates for classes not studied from Reiki Rays. If we are in doubt of your ability, we may ask you to pass a test or submit a project to demonstrate your skill level. Reiki Rays does not actually offer credits or credit hours for their courses, as this is typically the practice of a vocational school or four year college. We do not want to be mistaken for such a facility.

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What are your shipping policies and procedures?

Reiki Rays uses email to send almost all of our course materials, unless previous arrangements for mailed materials is requested.

When we ship items, we use the US Postal Service for packages, using first class or priority mail depending on its destination. We package our course certificates in flat envelopes packed with cardboard so they are less likely to bend to preserve your documents.

Please allow 1-2 weeks for US mailings, and 2-4 weeks for international delivery.

In the case of inclement weather, national holidays, or other events that prevent postal pick up, we will resume our schedule on the next business day. We do our best to inform you of this breaks with an automated message or personalized email.

We cannot be responsible for goods seized by customs, so we suggest you contact your country's postal service about their list of restricted goods before enrolling in our herbology and aromatherapy courses especially.

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Are there any entrance requirements to enroll?

Unlike traditional four year colleges that have many requirements, Reiki Rays, as a spiritual educator, chooses to have as few limits as possible. We expect that our students are legal age and are willing to expand their horizons. Other than being at least 18 years of age and being fluent enough in the English language to be able to read and communicate with your instructor, we do not discriminate against any student for any reason. Enrollment is your choice, and no one is turned away.

Does RRI issue diplomas or degrees?

Reiki Rays Institute issues individual course completion certificates as well as certification in programs in various holistic and spiritual practices, but we do not issue diplomas or degrees as we are not a 4 year university. We do have an affiliate program with the Midwest College of Metaphysics and the Midwest University of Holistic Health for those looking to further their education. Please contact us for more details.

What are your payment options and company privacy policy?

Reiki Rays Institute uses 2Checkout for all payment processing services. They are trusted by more than 50,000 merchants, and work with 196 countries through 8 payment currencies, and 15 languages. Through 2Checkout, you are able to use your debit or credit card, PayPal, and e-checks. Your payment and personal information is 100% safe and secure with 2Checkout and Reiki Rays. We will never share or sell your personal information, nor do we store your payment information. In this age of identity theft, Reiki Rays take your privacy and freedom very seriously, so rest assured your name will not be sold to any contact list, your payment information is never revealed to us by 2Checkout, and no concerns about us ever revealing who are students are or were unless you specifically contact us asking to serve as a reference or verification of completion. Please contact us for more details.

What is your Refund/ Exchange policy?

Reiki Rays Institute willingly allows for a refund at any time within 30 days of purchase for any reason. We process the refunds by crediting the same method of payment used at time of purchase.

We also have a generous exchange process. If you find the course you selected does not suit your needs, we are willing to exchange it with another course at any time, no questions asked, within one year of the purchase of the original course.

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