xviii, 372p., Illus., App., Bib., Index, 21 cm. (First pub. in 2003, UK)
CONTENTS:- I. Approaching Reiki: 1. Reiki, the world; 2. Treatments; 3. Courses; II. Reiki history: 4. Historical facts; 5. Mikao Usui's teachings; 6. Reiki in Japan; 7. Reiki in the West; 8. Characteristics of Reiki branches; 9. Scientific studies on Reiki; III. Reiki techniques: 10. Japanese Reiki techniques; 11. Western Reiki techniques; IV. Directory; Appendices: i. Reiki glossary; ii. Mikao Usui's memorial stone; iii. Zazen Shikan Taza; iv. Imperial rescript on education.
The most comprehensive book on the system of Reiki ever published, this book will become an invaluable asset for Reiki novices, students and teachers alike. Bringing together every important piece of information that has been taught, discussed or written about Reiki since its development in the early 1900s, it includes information from sources such as living students of the masters Mikao Usui, Chujiro Hayashi and Hawayo Takata. With an introduction for beginners, and a chronological history of Reiki that answers questions like "Where did the attunement process come from?" and "Which hand positions are correct?" It explains and illustrates techniques form both Japan and the West. A comprehensive glossary and a directory of Reiki organizations make this the definitive manual for anyone with a particular interest in Reiki.