Japanese Esoteric Roots of Reiki Video

On June 14, 2017 Frans Stiene joined Firefly Society’s Esoteric Salon in NYC for a video. As Reiki has evolved and changed over the course of the 20th Century, it is often easy to forget that Mikao Usui’s teachings were part of a larger cultural context with deep traditions and meaning. Frans Stiene held space for us and shared his invaluable insight into Reiki, taking us into its heart by exploring its roots in Japanese esoteric Buddhism.

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The Precepts are the Foundation for Hands-on/off Healing

We all can do hands-on/off healing; it is in fact very easy. Just place your hands on (or near) yourself or someone else and there you go! Right?
Well, yes. But…

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Kurama Dera Message: Gazing at the Light

This article is a rendering of a chapter in the book, 古寺巡礼 Old Temple Pilgrimage, Kyoto, by 信楽 香仁 Shigaraki Konin, 貫主 Abbess of 鞍馬寺 Kurama Dera, 2007, pp 81-94. Presented by Okunomichi with the permission of the Abbess and the anonymous translators

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The Reiki Precepts and Old Man’s Favourite Adages

Around 1853 in the Edo period of Japan The Old Man’s Favourite Adages, Oyaji No Kogoto, appeared. No one knows who wrote it, but what is interesting is that it includes similar ideas to the Reiki Precepts. See if you can find them…

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Frans Stiene’s Shugendo Training in French Alps

This last week senior Reiki Teacher at the International House of Reiki, Frans Stiene, travelled from Australia to the Shômudo Shugen hermitage in the French Alps to receive teachings from the Reverend Yamabushi Priest Kûban.

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Reiki and Surrendering

Surrendering ourselves to spiritual energy (Reiki) is not that easy as we are so programmed by our upbringings or, as is often in the system of Reiki, by our teacher/s. When we surrender we move in an organic way - no dogmatic steps, movements or hand positions - but completely free.

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The Confusion around Reiju

The Confusion around ReijuWithin 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.

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Are YOU joining us in New York in September?

Reiki New YorkFrans 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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