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Background and career
Raven Keyes is a certified Reiki master with two decades of experience in the healing arts. In addition to her private practice, she is a regular contributor to Reiki News and has written for Psychology Today. Raven has been teaching her own brand of meditation called Healing Light Meditation at Equinox Fitness Clubs in New York since 1997.
A client brought Raven into the medical world when she requested her presence for a heart operation with legendary surgeon, Dr. Mehmet Oz. Dr. Oz granted his permission and Raven entered the operating room, becoming the first Reiki master to administer Reiki during open-heart surgery. After that, Raven was invited to join Dr. Oz’s research team as part of the original Complementary Alternative Medicine program at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. This resulted in her becoming the first Reiki master to launch a double lung transplant at the hospital. Having lectured to staff at the Rogosin Institute at Cornell Hospital, Raven continued to work in the medical world, providing Reiki during chemotherapy sessions. She also sees the patients of Dr. Sheldon Feldman, Chief of Breast Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, providing Reiki before, during and after their breast cancer surgeries. Raven teaches Reiki certification training in addition to hosting spiritual workshops and retreats around the world. Her work as a Reiki master has been featured on Martha Stewart’s Whole Living Daily, Columbia University’s Department of Surgery website, and others. Her memoir, The Healing Power of Reiki: A Modern Master's Approach to Emotional, Spiritual and Physical Wellness, was published in 2012 with a foreword by Dr. Memhet Oz, who also featured Reiki on his show.
The Healing Power of Reiki: A Modern Master's Approach to Emotional, Spiritual and Physical Wellness, New York, Llewellyn, 2012.