MEASURE OF JOY
OPENING TO THE ENERGY OF REIKI
Photography: Carin Roaldset
Reiki is a logical choice for healing. Ancient civilizations
recognized that 'life force' energy flowed through all life,
connecting all life. Today, however, our culture has lifted
science and technology above this original foundation for
perceived optimum health.
As a society we treat disease rather than support health.
And yet, the New York Times said that in 2007, 48% of American
adults used at least one alternative or complementary therapy,
and that number continues to grow. Gay Stinnett, Reiki practitioner
and Carin Roaldset have come together to speak for the practice
of Reiki through word and image. Stinnett, through her writings
and Roaldset, her photography, explain and elucidate the
practice of Reiki. Stinnett writes that "Reiki is a gift.
It can fill our lives with joy and wonder. The inspiring
energy of Reiki can create a shift that evolves into life-changing
Stinnett's writings move through her life as she was drawn
closer and closer to Reiki before embracing it as a professional
practitioner. Roaldset's photography enhances the visual
images that Stinnett evokes.
Stinnett, Author, is a product of Central Illinois with
layovers in Kentucky, Germany and Connecticutt. Her studies
in sociology and psychology lay the foundation for her work
as a healer through the practice of Reiki.
Integrative Therapy Consultant, Stinnett works with men
and women from all walks of life as well as with medical
professionals, churches, wellness groups and hospices.
Roaldset, Photographer, grew up on a farm in Sweden and
lived in Germany and Norway before settling down on the
Connecticut shoreline. Her view of life is represented in
the unique beauty and humor found in her photography. Roaldset
exhibits regularly in Connecticut and her images are offered
in shops in the United States and Europe.
9 x 9 inches
96 pages 30 b&w plates
ISBN 978-1- 934491-13-3