Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Reiki History

Here we are, at the end of the year!

As we prepare for the first session of our Reiki class this Sunday, January 5, I'd like to share links to the 'History of Reiki' posts I've done over the last couple of months.

When Takata brought Reiki to the West in the late 30s, & began telling the story of Reiki to people outside of Japan, she 'edited' her tell for her Western audience. In recent years, as communication between Reiki practitioners in Japan has opened up, a more accurate picture has emerged. I've enjoyed revisiting the Reiki stories, & look forward to sharing more of them with you!

Here are links to my posts on the history of Reiki:

Mikeo Usui: Mountaintop Experience
                    Reiki - The word
                    Reiki Principles, as Usui taught them

Chujiro Hayashi: Hayashi's story
                            Teaching/ Learning Reiki in the 30s

Hawayo Takata: Her healing story
                            Learning & bringing Reiki to the West

You can also click on their names in the Labels, & find other places I've referred to each of them.

Blessings of the New Year to each of you!

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