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Reiki, Sekh Em and Rays of Touch Healing

Rays of touch healing bring together the elemental energies in a non-intrusive, but powerful healing combination. Reiki energy is derived predominantly from the Earth element, whilst Reyad Sekh Em combines the Earth energy with the healing energies of Water, Fire, Air and Ether (Spirit). Reiki and Sekh Em may be used for both self-help and to heal others. Powerful aids to personal growth they work on a spiritual, emotional, mental and physical level. Energy is introduced into the energy field (or aura) around the recipient and is absorbed into the body via the chakras.


Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is the name given to an ancient and simple system of hands-on healing rediscovered in Japan last century by Dr Mikao Usui, a scholar and monk. Reiki means 'Universal Life Energy', from the Earth element. It is fundamental to all the other healing rays that can be used to the benefit of all humanity. It has the same basic meaning as the Chinese 'Chi' and the Sanskrit 'Prana'. Being totally spiritual in concept it is not attached to any religion or creed; thus it is compatible with any other faiths or beliefs. Reiki may be used for both self-help and to heal others. It is a very powerful aid to personal growth as it works on a spiritual, emotional, mental and physical level. The healing is drawn through (not from) the healers body ensuring that their own energy is not depleted. Most healers feel enhanced and re-balanced by the energies flowing through them. Reiki energy is introduced into the energy field (or aura) around the recipient and is absorbed into the body via the 'chakras'. Each of the seven main chakras is a vortex of energy, which, in a healthy person, spins at optimum speed. Reiki can be used on plants, animals and even crystals. Joanna trained as a Reiki Master in December 1999.  Through Harmony Healing, Joanna offers training courses on energy healing techniques and having now developed her own Egyptian healing system called Reyad Sekh Em, she no longer teaches Reiki herself. 

Sekh Em

Sekh Em can be spelled Seichem, Seichim, SKHM and all manner of alternative ways.  This is because the Egyptian language did not contain any vowels, simply sounds.  The variation of spellings reflects the interpretations of those teaching the skills. Generally Sekh Em is considered to harness the four elemental healing rays of earth, air, fire and water.

Joanna trained as a Tera-Mai ™ Seichem and Reiki Master in December 1999, followed by further training beyond the Mastery Level, as well as additional training in Tera-Mai ™ Cartouche Mastery, this being a system based on Murry Hope's Cartouche Divination kit and involving attunements into 24 Egyptian symbols.  In 2002, having taught the excellent Tera-Mai ™ Seichem system for a few years, Joanna felt compelled to immerse herself in some further background studies on Egyptian philosophies, as these seemed lacking in the material supplied.  What started as a supplementary exercise, quickly uncovered a host of fascinating doctrines and symbols which were not embraced by the existing system, leading her to consider the development of an altogether new system.  Furthermore, Joanna's older sister - Angela McGerr - was now established as an expert in Essene Angelology; this being the integration of daily commune with named angels as advocated by an ancient healing community living around the Dead Sea about 2,000 years ago and therefore contemporary with Jesus Christ.  Involving the named angels, identified by the Essenes, as the guardians of the elements and other healing attributes, seemed like another potential enhancement, as well as incorporating other modalities from Joanna's growing skillbase, such as sound vibration and crystal energies.

Joanna's own version of Reyad Sekh Em Egyptian Alchemy Healing also brings in the fifth element (Quintessence, ether or spirit) and utilises colour, sound vibration, crystalline and elemental angelic energies.  She has also developed her own unique initiations for this ultra high vibrational healing system.  See Reyad Sekh Em for much more background and detail on this.

Reyad Sekh Em rays of touch healing bring together the elemental energies in a non-intrusive, but powerful combination. Reyad Sekh Em includes Reiki energy, which Joanna considers to be from the Earth and Air elements only, but also the combined elemental healing energies of Water, Fire and Ether (Spirit). Reyad Sekh Em heals more deeply and with greater balance, bringing about true harmony on all levels; physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

  1. Earth energy is grounding and foundational; fundamental to all other healing rays.
  2. Water energy is gentle, persistent and cool, aiding emotional healing.
  3. Fire energy 'burns' through blockages, balancing the electro-magnetic field.
  4. Air energy ray aids communication and difficulties with respiration.
  5. Ether (Spirit) facilitates psychic surgery where appropriate.

Joanna's unique Reyad Sekh Em courses are infused with knowledge of the ancient Egyptian wisdoms as divulged to her by Abd'el Hakim Awayan, known to his friends as Hakim, latest in a long line of oral tradition keepers.  Hakim, who sadly passed away in August 2008, lived in the tribal village Nazlet El Saman, Giza, right by the Pyramids and the Sphinx.

Listen to Joanna's 10 minute Interview with Jill Bennett on Egyptian Alchemy Healing, Brooklands Radio, December 2016

Celestial Forecasts

Forthcoming Events and Workshops

Meet-ups (click on date for details),
Event Stands, talks & workshops:-

Surrey Networking, £10 (advance)
Surrey Therapists 2-hour Meetups
Tuesday 10th February, 7.30-10pm

LONDON Networking, £15- £25
London Therapists 2 hour Meetups
No venue at present, so nothing scheduled

Joanna's Courses & Workshops 
In date order: -

Forest Bathing+ Newlands Corner
10.30-12.30, Free Case Study session
Friday 17th January

Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) - £200
Egyptian Alchemy Healing Level 1 - Intro

Tues 21st January & Tues 11th February

Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) - £450
1 & 2 Practitioner Intensive

Tues 21st - Thurs 23rd January inclusive

Violet Flame of Amenti - £88 (£44 for RSE Graduates) 
Level 1 including attunement
Thursday 30th January

Forest Bathing+ Winkworth Arboretum
10.30-12.30, £22 Session
Saturday 8th February

Forest Bathing+ Winkworth Arboretum
10.30-12.30, £22 Session
Saturday 7th March

Forest Bathing+ Winkworth Arboretum
10.30-12.30, £22 Session
Tuesday 12th May

Khemitology Workshop - cost TBA
College of Psychic Studies (CPS)
10am - 5pm, London Kensington
Saturday 16th May


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