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Animal Dreaming

Ancient wisdom pronounces man’s relationship to all things as being equal. What we may primarily perceive as being lifeless in form, the ancient teachings recognise as having life-force. Everything of Nature was ultimately created from the One Source, and as such, is said to warrant the same level of honour and respect that we demand for ourselves.

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Interview with Riley Lee, Shakuhachi Flute Player

Frans spoke to shakuhachi player and TaikOz performer Riley Lee.

TaikOz was formed in 1997 by taiko player/percussionist Ian Cleworth and shakuhachi dai-shihan, grand master Riley Lee. The group has established itself as one of Australia’s most energetic and exciting drumming groups. Combining the awesome power of the traditional Japanese taiko with the ethereal tones of the bamboo shakuhachi, TaikOz seeks to explore a synthesis of East and West, old and new.

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Tibet Today

Today is July 6. This is a very important day for Tibetans, and many Buddhists around the world, as it is His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual and temporal leader’s birthday. He turns 65.

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The Deeper Meaning of the Word Reiki

One literal translation of Reiki is spiritual energy or universal energy. We suggest that Reiki may have another meaning - one that does not stem from a literal translation but rather from one’s direct experience.

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Connecting with Animals through Reiki

Channeling the force of Reiki means connecting to the universe in the most fundamental of ways. It reminds me that we are all energetic in nature, and in this way all connected. Perhaps this is why Reiki deepens humankind’s relationship to animals. It is this connection which so fascinates me in my animal Reiki practice.

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What is Reiki?

An attempt to define the many understandings of the system of Reiki

To us Reiki, the energy, is `spiritual’ energy or `sacred’ energy or we believe Japanese Reiki Master Inamoto Hyakuten called it something like `big’ energy to help explain to us its literal translation. This is it – THE energy.

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A Potted History of Reiki

Hardly a day goes past without someone contacting us with the words, ‘I’m so confused - what are all these sorts of Reiki?’

Viewpoints about the system of Reiki and its past are numerous. On our new website we have many pieces about the history of Reiki and its teachers as well as modern teachers and their teachings. But let’s look at a potted version of what has happened to the system since its beginnings in the early 1900s.

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Tomita’s 1933 Reiki Book

Kaiji Tomita was a student of Mikao Usui. He wrote a book called, Reiki To Jinjutsu – Tomita Ryû Teate Ryôhô (Reiki and Humanitarian Work - Tomita Ryu Hands Healing) in 1933. The book was re-published in 1999 with the help of Toshitaka Mochizuki.

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