This is an unusual book, which I have
read with considerable absorption. It addresses important
topics of psychic and energy protection for practitioners,
consideration of the energy effects upon students of
undergoing Reiki training, as well as the consequences for
Reiki students of undergoing successive Reiki attunements
too quickly, overloading the coping ability of their energy
The author is a Reiki Master,
Geopathic Stress Investigator, Professional Dowser, who has
specialised in helping people with damage to their aura and
chakra systems, and rescuing people from entity, sprit or
demonic attacks. There are several startling and intriguing
photos of such entities published in this book.
David Ashworth's book provides a
thorough discussion of healing, the chakras and subtle
bodies, energy, Reiki, particularly his recommendations
about having fairly long periods between attunements, the
degrees of Reiki and choosing a Reiki Master. A fairly
lengthy chapter is presented about psychic attack, including
forms of attack, entities, auric fragments, trapped spirits,
Additionally, psychic protection is
discussed, including visualization and intent, cleansing and
balancing, building a power base, using chakra stones, aura
detection and crystal power.
There is a useful bibliography, as
well as contact details of relevant organisations.
Some of the most interesting and
valuable aspects of David Ashworth's book are his Case
Studies, some of which are quite alarming, as they involve
people with damage to their energy systems through psychic
attack or possession, presenting usually with quite severe
I am not a healer, Reiki practitioner,
nor am I gifted with clairvoyance or Spirit Guides of which
I am aware. However, I am somewhat aware of certain
disparate elements within the Reiki field surrounding the
pace and timing of Reiki training, and feel that the
subjects of energy protection and relief from psychic attack
are of great general interest to everyone. As for psychic
attack, spirit guides, entities, demons and the like, I must
adopt an agnostic position. However, as with all other
aspects of energy healing, which are not easily translatable
into reductionist paradigms, I remain riveted by the
positive clinical therapeutic results obtained by the
healers and Reiki practitioners and try not to allow my own
blind spots or lack of understanding to get in the way.
Reviewed by Sandra Goodman Ph.D.
Co-founder and Editor of Positive Health
One of the topics for discussion a few weeks ago
concerned protecting oneself from any 'negative' or 'dark'
energies whilst practicing Reiki. I was interested in the
diversity of replies and I wonder if I may share the
following 'find' with you and your members, please:
I have just finished reading a book concerning potential
problems encountered in healing work. The book is written by
David Ashworth - a UK-based healer with considerable and
diverse experience in areas such as Reiki, Lightwork,
Geopathic Stress and Spiritual Rescue work
The book is called, "Dancing with the Devil as you
Channel in the Light". Please don't let the title put
you off - the book is not designed to scare, but is written
with much love and a genuine desire to help protect our
growing 'army' of healers from unwanted attention.
Known as 'the Healers' Healer', David Ashworth continues
to help Reiki practitioners who have suffered, or are
suffering from negative energy attachments, etc. This recent
book was written following advice (and a little 'pressure',
I believe!) from his spirit guides to share his knowledge
and experiences with fellow healers.
In my humble opinion, David's book is very timely and is
an essential read for anyone practicing Reiki or other light
work on themselves or others.
PS I'm not affiliated in any way - this is a genuine
Dear David Ashworth,
Please find enclosed a cheque for your book Dancing
with the Devil. The book came to us, on loan, from our
friend. I have not been able to put the book down since
starting to read it. It contains so many answers and
information that I feel is going to help and guide us in our
work with Reiki. I felt I had to write and thank you and
wish you well with the book.
Dear Mr. Ashworth,
I have just read your article in The Truth
Campaign... it's great to read common sense coming into the
With Best Wishes
Firstly, an enormous thank you for your book, Dancing
with the Devil... What a huge relief to read it - it
really rings so true for me and makes sense of a lot of
things that I have 'felt', but not been able to put my
I have done Reiki 1 and 2. I actually
have done Reiki 1 three times with different masters but
until about 4 months ago, I had never heard of the term
thoughtform and its ramifications. Even then it was a
fleeting sentence and only started making sense on reading
David's book is a must for anyone who is interested in
Reiki or who is already working as a Reiki practitioner,
even none Reiki healers should read this book, if you do not
heed his warnings about psychic protection, then on your
head be it!
Stella Gingell M.M.A M.P.W.R
PRISMology of Light Master/Healer
Independent Distributor of Ecoflow Ltd
Wow!! you, wow!!!
You write as you are, entertaining, down to earth and
full of life and wisdom. Couldn't put it down! I thought I
was leaking light, now I'm convinced!
Loads of love to you and Denise
First of all, I would like to congratulate you on
your truly remarkable book....
This book should become a standard work to read before
people even start to get into dowsing any form of earth
energies.... I am so grateful to you for sharing your
knowledge with others like myself, who are trying to clease
the earth of all bad memories, dark forces imposed on it and
those forces of the earth which can be manipulated for man's
own nefarious ends.
I am sure a lot of dowsers/healers will have difficulty
in coping with what you have to say in this book, but there
are those I know who will be very happy for all the
information and insight that you have provided.
You have helped me in so many ways,
Outlining the Dangers of Yoga, Kundalini, and Transcendental
New Age and Eastern Religious sites:
SYMPTOMS of KUNDALINI Awakening from the "Shared
Transformation" website. This website article was the first
to make me aware of the nature of my experiences after four
weeks of living hell. However, many of my more subtle
symptoms started several years earlier.
Dangers of Yoga by the YREC by Georg Feuerstein,
founder of the Yoga Research and Education Center (YREC).
These quotes from YREC articles outline some of the real
dangers that can be encountered Kundalini awakening
Kundalini-teacher.com Warning and disclaimer.
Warning statement about Kundalini Yoga from a Canadian
Kundalini Yoga teacher. Extensive information about the
spiritual, physical and emotional realities of Kundalini.
See also the
Kundalini awakening symptoms page on this site.
Kundalini Complications page from the " Kundalini
Survival & Support" website.
Arild's experience with
Kundalini and Transcendental Meditation from the
Kundalini Information & Kundalini Network page.
Arild's awakening has continued for 17 years and he has been
hospitalized 26 times!
Kundalini Warning! Investigation and Diagnosis of 76
Cases of Kundalini Arousal. from the Kundalini
Information & Network page. This is an eye opening summary
account of the many dreadful experiences people have had.
Please notice how ill-informed the yoga and meditation
teachers are of the effects of this process. If you think
it can't happen to you, think again. These are not cheap
thrills if you consider potential brain damage, hormonal and
other physical changes as well as all the psycho-spiritual
with the Devil" by David Ashworth this link
provides information on Reiki Master David Ashworth's book
about Kundalini-Reiki healing. It presents the spiritual
realities and the potential dangers to those who practice
this and similar forms of spirituality.
Public letter to Mr. Deepak Chopra A public
dialogue on the dangers of Kundalini between Marja Savola,
the creator of the Kundalini Information and Network
website, and Deepak Chopra.
Savola & Chopra dialogue excerpts and commentary by the
Spiritual Emergency Type: Kundalini Awakening Page
by psychologist, David Lukoff, describing Kundalini
Awakening within the context of the new DSM psychiatric
category of "spiritual emergencies." David Lukoff teaches
courses on the topic of "spiritual emergencies" at the his
site Internet Guided
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Kundalini is the Pure Desire within us . . . This Power of
Pure Desire resides in the triangular bone. It is very
important to know that the Kundalini lies above the
Mooladhara Chakra in the Mooladhara. So those people who say
that sex can awaken the Kundalini are absolutely wrong and
are trying to play upon our weaknesses. Because Mooladhara
Chakra looks after the pelvic plexus which is responsible
for our organs of excretion as well as for sex. At this time
all such activities stop and a person becomes innocent and
then the Kundalini rises . . . To say that it gives trouble
shows that the people who are doing this kind of work are
not authorized, or they do not have any Knowledge about it."
Madras, India — February 11, 1990
(367th): Inner consciousness or knowledge of Self of each
Jiva as Saksi.
Mataji Nirmala Devi
am telling you as your Mother and persuading you not to go
to such wicked people and invite your disaster. Do not
destroy your spirit by going to such people. You should
understand your spirit. There is no need to spoil everything
in the oscillations of questions and counter questions. Get
Realization first. First know your spirit. I will do the
rest. On what basis will you ask questions before that? Have
you got any means to ascertain who is genuine and who is
Delhi, India — August 18, 1979
(244th) The Queen of the entire Universe, moving and
non-moving. Jagat means moving which is nothing but
Herself as Power.
Mataji Nirmala Devi
the breaking of the Sahasrara I have never left anything
undone. It's a perfect job. Your nerves are not hurt. Your
brain is not hurt. Such a powerful Kundalini comes up. How
sweetly, beautifully, delicately she pierces through. Only a
thread comes up. And how then the connection is established
and the relaxation starts coming in on the sympathetic. How
beautifully all the Chakras open and more of these threads
are coming up. Now you are also told how to work it out. You
know all the technical know how. . . .
asked anyone of the saints or anyone of the great
incarnations, did they know so much about Kundalini? If they
had they would have written about it. They have never
written anything about Kundalini. If they have it's very
How It Was All Decided,
Fregene, Italy — May 8, 1988
(840th): The Primordial Power from who
originate the various energies.)
Mataji Nirmala Devi with Her Son, Shri Ganesha, in the background
and until you get your spirit you are not going to be
satisfied. You try anything else because you are a category
and category of a seeker. There may be some who are not, who
are just posing, they can be discovered very easily. The
Kundalini rises only in the presence of a holy person who is
a realised soul. That's why they say you must get a
Sadguru, which is a Guru who is a realised soul.
But how many there are?"
University of NSW, Australia — March 23, 1981
(818th): She is Brahman Herself