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!|