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Usui Reiki
An Introduction To An Ancient Healing Art
Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Healing
Reiki is an ancient art of healing. It is often referred to as a Zen art of hands on holistic healing, where the healer is a channel for the Divine Universal Life Force Energy. 

From the Reiki Alliance:
Reiki is a Japanese word translated as "Universal Life Energy" by Hawayo Takata. 
She brought the possibility of a relationship with this energy to us through Usui Shiki Ryoho, a healing system founded by Mikao Usui in the early part of the 1900's.

Usui Shiki Ryoho can be translated as "the Usui System of Natural Healing."
Until the mid-1990's, this was the most common translation and was used by nearly all of the various forms of hands on healing practice that came from Hawayo Takata's teaching. At this time, Phyllis Lei Furumoto decided to return to the Japanese title of the practice to identify the form of practice and the system that she teaches: Usui Shiki Ryoho.

I have been a practicing Reiki Healer since 1989. Over the past two decades of practice I have learned a few things and changed my view of some aspects of Reiki. I originally wrote these articles in 1999 and they have seriously needed updating. Primarily because of the evolution of Reiki around the world, some good, some not so good. And because my views on the traditional teachings have also evolved. I overhauled this section in January 2013. I continue to add and update to this section, along with sharing perspectives about Reiki on my blog Springwolf Reflections
A View of Reiki from a Traditional Master.
An Introduction into Reiki. The ancient spiritual art of hands on healing.
The History and Rediscovery of Reiki - Dr. Miako Usui.
Reiki Comes to the United States - Hawayo Takata
Becoming a Reiki Channel. The Reiki Training Structure.
The Reiki Attunements/Initiations
The Reiki Principals
The Reiki Controversies
Rev. Carey's Reiki Lineage ~ If you care about this sort of thing.
A Reiki Master's Hanko Seal
Memorial Tribute To Rev. Beth Gray - Reiki Grand Master
The Reiki Alliance
Who they are, the 4 Aspects and the 9 Elements of practice
And Don't miss Spring's Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki articles on her blog Springwolf Reflections:

The Reiki Training Courses
Successful graduates of Spring's Haven Reiki classes are certified by the Center. These certifications are not simply handed out after taking a class. They are earned by each student after demonstration of knowledge, passage of final exams and proven experience.
Each student receives a Certificate of Practice after successful completion of the discipline. Certificates are not valid unless they are embossed with the Spring's Haven company seal, and the senior instructors personal Hanko (Japanese Seal).
Reiki Level I
Reiki I Hand Positions
Reiki Level II
Symbol 1
Symbol 2
Symbol 3
Reiki Level III

Reiki Links
The Reiki Alliance - An Alliance of Usui Initiated Masters
The Official Site of traditional Usui Reiki
Reiki Talk Show with Phyllis Furumoto (The Lineage Barer - this is Takata's grand daughter).
John Harvey Gray Center for Reiki Healing
An Exploration of Usui Reiki & Beyond - an eBook
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Japanese Kani Dictionary - Research of Kanji symbols and translations
The Japanese Connection - Exquisite and accurate Kanji Hanko Seals
Created: 03/28/1999       Updated: 01/31/2013

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