Following on from Frans Stiene’s talk on the Japanese Art of Reiki he answered questions from the audience. In Part I he talks about self-practice, non-duality and the Reiki symbols and mantras, and Reiki as an offering.
The difference between the International House of Reiki teachings and other Reiki schools.
Many people ask what the difference is between what the International House of Reiki teaches as Usui Reiki Ryoho and other schools or branches of the system of Reiki. Sure, most schools teach the same elements of the system, but what is it that makes our students go ‘Wow! That was way more than I could have ever expected’?
There are quite a few differences. Today we’d like to discuss just one of these.
Within the Japanese system of Reiki we talk alot about Earth and Heaven Ki and what lies between. These polar energies are represented in the Japanese practice of Onmyodo as what we commonly call yin and yang.
Last week’s article Distance Healing Symbol? looked at the historical background of the so called “distance healing symbol”. For people who are interested in the historical background of Japanese spiritual practices you might also want to read this article which includes an interview with author Serge Mol about his recently published book “Invisible Armor”.
Heavenly Ki Video
The Journey to Wild Divine has devised a unique DVD game for your mind & body using biofeedback hardware with your computer to create an enlightening experience of wellness.
The International House of Reiki has become involved in the second of the series of three DVD games called Wisdom Quest by Journey to Wild Divine. This features Deepak Chopra plus techniques from the International House of Reiki’s book The Japanese Art of Reiki.
Professor John Stevens is a Professor of Buddhist Studies, a trained Soto Zen priest and a world renowned Aikido Instructor who has lived most of his life in Japan developing his practise.
The system of Reiki is a set group of Japanese practices (see Five Elements of the system of Reiki) that when brought together create a system that supports spiritual growth and healing. These practices work with energy - spiritual energy. As the Japanese name for spiritual energy is Reiki - you can see where the system’s name originated from.
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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