The Laying on of Hands
"Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ,
let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation
of repentance from dead works
and of faith toward God,
of the teaching of immersions,
of laying on of hands,
of resurrection of the dead
and of eternal judgment.
And this we will do if God permits," Hebrews 6'1-3.
"Do not neglect the gift that is in you,
which was given to you by prophecy
with the laying on of the hands
of the Eldership," 1 Timothy 4'14.
Since the Day of Pentecost, the laying on of hands has been ministered by the Lord's People as part of their Kingdom life.
Before Pentecost only Jesus had authority from the Father to lay hands on anyone.
Right from birth, intentional affectionate human touching conveys many things. And the Holy Spirit may use such things as comfort, assurance, affirmation, etc, to convey His powerful ministry.
Laying on of hands is God-ordained Holy Spirit touching for specific purposes.