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Libro di Tomita del 1933

Kaiji Tomita era uno studente di Mikao Usui. Nel 1933 egli scrisse un libro, intitolato “Reiki To Jinjutsu – Tomita Ryû Teate Ryôhô” (Reiki e Lavoro Umanitario – Guarigione con le mani Tomita Ryu). Il libro è stato ripubblicato, nel 1999, con l’ausilio di Toshitaka Mochizuki.

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Shinpiden-Kursus vom 5.-7- September 2008 in Köln, Germany

Pünktlich um 9 Uhr fanden wir uns in einem buddhistischen Meditationsraum im Seminarhaus „StadtRaum Köln“ ein. Vor uns lagen drei Tage Shinpiden-Ausbildung mit dem Reikibuch-Autor und Mitbegründer des „International House of Reiki“ in Australien, Frans Stiene.
Wir, das waren auβer meinem Mann Harry und mir, noch weitere Reiki-Meister/Lehrer verschiedener Nationen, wie England, Japan, Belgien, Schweiz und natürlich auch Deutschland.

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A Magical Mountain Trip

It was Labor Day in the United States - September 1st. Here in the Salt Lake area in Utah, we live in a valley with a spectacular mountain range to the East, and foothills to the West. That day, it was cold and rainy in the valley, and up in the eastern mountains the first snow of the season was falling.

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The Deeper Meaning of Hara

The hara is regarded as one of the most important aspects of Japanese life and of its people’s spiritual practices. But what is it exactly?

Translated from the Japanese hara simply means belly, yet there is so much more to this intriguing word. At a deeper level the word, hara, means one’s true nature; who one truly is as a human being. So it is not just a physical centre in the body but also the centre of one’s true nature.

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Shinpiden in the UK

I was lucky enough to be able to attend the International House of Reiki’s 2008 UK Shinpiden course recently. We came from all corners of the Britain and Europe to the gorgeous village of Winchcombe where Frans Stiene taught a group of new students and returners over a three day weekend. Hostess Helen and her beautiful house were a wonderful team, making us feel at home and organising the weekend so it could run smoothly.

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A White Sheet of Paper

What does the subject of this article have to do with the system of Reiki? Read on and find out how the two go hand in hand.
Take a piece of white paper.
If it is blank, there is the unlimited potential to draw whatever you want.

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The Sacred Sounds of Kototama

Aikido has its roots in Japanese Shinto, the original teaching of which is the kototama. It is from the kototama, which translates as “the souls of words,” that the innate sensibilities of language and thought are created.

The kototama, however, should not be seen as a tool for dividing people or distinguishing one race from another. As the root of thought itself, and therefore of all spoken language, it is a tool for understanding our common origins and ultimate unity.

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Being Reiki

When discussing Reiki (spiritual energy) one of the participants asked this question: Is Reiki outside of ourselves and do we only slowly start to tap into this energy when we practise the 5 elements of the system (the precepts, meditations, hands on healing, symbols/mantras and the reiju/attunement)?

We often see the world as being outside of our self. This includes when we think of healing, gaining wisdom or ways to feel good. But in reality these changes of healing, wisdom and feeling good are found within and not outside.

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