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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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Where is Reiki Taking Us?

The wonderful world of Reiki is changing minute by minute. Tick, tick, tick.

I find that with each new day I am presented with more insights into the history of Reiki. I occasionally ask myself, ‘What is the use of that?’. But when Reiki is your way of life it can make a difference. New ideas and challenges can help you retain your integrity and humility as a teacher.

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Am I Channelling Positive Energy with Reiki?

When a Reiki practitioner works with energy it is sometimes called channelling the energy. The reason why we channel energy is to support the movement of that which is stagnant in order to live life in its natural flow.

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Japan & Reiki

My name is Andy Bowling; I live in the south - east of England in the coastal town of Folkestone, Kent.

In 1997 I was browsing the Internet, when, on a list of Reiki practitioners from around the world, I saw a Reiki Master living in Kyoto, Japan. He was the only Japanese listed at that time. Knowing that Usui was born and had lived in Kyoto I decided that I would contact this Reiki Master to see if he could help me with Usui’s history.

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Breaking the Reiki Code

Current research into the system of Reiki is bringing to light a great deal of hidden knowledge about the system’s beginnings and original intentions. While researching our books, The Reiki Sourcebook, and the soon to be released The Japanese Art of Reiki, we discovered that this is not the sort of knowledge that has deliberately been buried away from prying eyes – rather it has been lying under the dust of an unexplored past.

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What do I do with the Colours I see with Reiki?

Many people when they experience a Reiki treatment or enjoy a Reiki course have the experience of seeing colours.

It is a common phenomenon though not one experienced by everyone. Some of us are more prone to visual experiences than others. So for those of you who may have experienced this here is a brief understanding of what it might mean for you.

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The Hidden Treasures of Reiki

Bronwen and Frans Stiene, founders of the International House of Reiki, were continually coming across hints that suggested there was more to the system of Reiki than meets the eye. Historical discrepancies, symbol variations and changed attunements suggested that the system had become somewhat like a game of Chinese whispers.

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