Within the modern Reiki community, there appears to be a lot of confusion about reiju and attunement. In this article we present a perspective that will, hopefully, clear up some of this confusion. We invite your comments.
In the course of one of the lessons during my recent personal training trip to Japan, the Ajari, (eminent monk of Tendai or Shingon Buddhism) showed me a specific Buddhist verse called “shichibutsu tsukaige” (The verse of admonishment of the seven Buddhas, also referred to as the Precepts of the seven Buddhas).
USUI Mikao臼井甕男 (1865–1926) is celebrated as the founder of Reiki. While the story of his reception of reiki 霊気 (literally, “numinous energy”) is well-known, practitioners may be less aware of its resonance with Japan’s long history of mountain asceticism. Over a thousand years ago, religious itinerants began secluding themselves in the mountains in order to acquire special powers.
Frans is trying to find ways to help you join him for Shinpiden. Interested? Read on… After returning from his recent Shugendo training in Japan, Frans has been thinking about how to help the Reiki community get a clearer idea of what it means to work with the system of Reiki from a traditional Japanese perspective. By saying “japanese”, he’s not talking about what is taught in Jikkiden Reiki, Komyo Reiki or Gendai Reiki - whose main focus remains hands-on healing.
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