Laying hands

From XFamily - Children of God

The practice of laying hands originates from Biblical references that are seen as advocating the spiritual benefits of physical contact for the purpose of healing, exorcism, transfer of guilt, blessing and more. Beyond the direct situational benefits of subduing an individual or assuaging the individual with human contact The Family believed it to have value in spiritual confrontation and employed it frequently in their exorcisms.

Biblical References

The Bible contains many references to the laying on of hands as well as references to support the notion that laying hands is not an absolute prerequisite to these rituals.

See also: Pyramid Power