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  • Is it just so you can practice Reiki or another healing modality?

  • Is it because you want to be protected under the 1st amendment:
Amendment I - Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the
free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people
peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

  • Is it that you want to also want to become a minister, preacher, etc. and have your own
    church, perform weddings and baptismal ceremonies?

  • Or all of the above?

William Rand wrote an article about Reiki and legality; and there is an excerpt from an article
written by a Minister at the Universal Life Church, where we suggest you get your ordainment.

I feel that this article might be of interest to you while making this important decision.  Here is the
link to that article:

Note:  In the past, most alternative health practitioners and energy workers, only ordained, so
that you are in fact, protected under the first amendment.  To further protect yourself, I also went
the step further and registered my minister-ship with the state of Ohio, so that I can perform
marriages, preach/speak about the alternative realms, etc.  Which I am proud to say, I have done,
for several of my students and clients. It also then, gives me protection under my state.  

Once you receive your paperwork from the Universal Life Church, you can  register with your
state at the Secretary of State Department; or the department in your state, where they supply
you with a business licenses.  I think it cost me $25.00.  This way,  I also received a certificate,
stating that I in fact was accepted by the state of Ohio.  But again I took it a step even further and

(Note: The state requires you have a hard copy with the church's official stamp, they will not
except a downloaded version of your document for state registration level.)

To continue with becoming ordained or to find out further information, please visit -   
The Universal Life Church at: