Frans and Bronwen Stiene interview Australian Reiki practitioner, film maker and wilderness explorer Gary Caganoff who has a Masters in Social Ecology with a specific interest in ecopsychology.
Frans and Bronwen Stiene continue their interview with the eloquent author H.E. Davey - founder and Director of the Sennin Foundation, a Center for Japanese Cultural Arts in California.
Frans and Bronwen Stiene, your regular hosts on The Reiki Show, are themselves interviewed by the editor of The Reiki Digest, Janet Dagley Dagley.
Simply defining what is Western or Japanese Reiki is initially quite difficult. Many Reiki teachers practice styles of Japanese Reiki which have lots of Western aspects in them (see last week’s blog for example). Then there are also many Reiki teachers practising what some call Western Reiki which includes Japanese aspects.
Frans and Bronwen Stiene interview UK Reiki practitioner Claudia Bonney who, while having a private practice also initially worked as a volunteer in hospices and a cancer clinic before becoming a fully paid professional Reiki practitioner in the UK healthcare system, the NHS.
The system of Reiki however is an energetic practice. We practice meditation techniques to strengthen our inner energy to enable us to become clearer channels for energy to move through.
This Japanese practice requires practitioners to develop skill and comprehension of energetic work. In this way the system of Reiki is very different to a placebo; the practitioner’s own self-development is the key to the success of the practitioner’s work on others.
Frans and Bronwen Stiene interview author H.E. Davey - founder and Director of the Sennin Foundation, a Center for Japanese Cultural Arts in California. The word “Sennin” describes the ancient Japanese equivalent of a yogi.
Frans and Bronwen Stiene interview American haijin Dr. Val Finnel. A haijin is someone who writes haiku. Val uses these haiku to create Photo Haiga. Haiga is the traditional Japanese art of coupling calligraphy with a Japanese form of poetry called haiku. Photo Haiga is a modern version of this where haiku is coupled with photos.