The Original Reiki Handbook of Dr. Mikao Usui

The Original Reiki Handbook of Dr. Mikao Usui



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About The Original Reiki Handbook of Dr. Mikao Usui

The traditional Usui Reiki Ryoho treatment positions and numerous Reiki techniques for health and well-being. Translated to English for the first time, Dr. Usui's hand positions and healing techniques can now be studied directly.

Translated to English for the first time, Dr. Usui's hand positions and healing techniques can now be studied directly.

Dr. Mikao Usui developed the Reiki System and founded the original "Japanese Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai" organization. This book will show you the original hand positions from Dr. Usui's Reiki handbook. It has been illustrated with 100 photos to make it easier to understand. The hand positions for a great variety of health complaints have been listed in detail, making it a valuable reference work for anyone who practices Reiki. Whether you are an initiate or a master, if you practice Reiki you can expand your knowledge dramatically as you follow in the footsteps of a great healer.


Reiki was taught and learned very intensively under Dr. Usui. The students met once a week to meditate, apply Reiki together, and practice scanning the body until they succeeded in reaching a type of energetic diagnosis. If this was the case, the corresponding areas of the body were treated immediately. Some Reiki students were immediately successful in doing this, while others required a few weeks, months, or years. The Reiki power naturally finds its own paths, precisely where it is needed. However, this does not exclude the possibility of the people giving the treatment following their own inspiration with their hands. A Western Reiki treatment is a type of large-scale treatment; the Japanese, intuitive treatment is specifically directed: the more precise we work, the better the results will naturally be.

In Japan, the Reiki path is seen as a course of life that is followed through many decades to the end of a person’s days. A student in Japan sometimes only attained the Second Reiki Degree after ten or twenty years of practice. And the majority of the students never achieved the higher levels. They were and always remained students.

Here in the West, Reiki has developed in a direction that more closely corresponds with our culture. People meet on one day or a weekend to learn the First Degree. There often isn’t even enough time to learn to listen to their bodies, their hands, and their intuition. Although this is a shame, it simply isn’t possible for many Western Reiki students and teachers to come into contact with this energy in any other way. Life in the fast lane of Western civilization—and here I include the modern Japanese way of life as well—takes place at high speeds. Many of us no longer have the time and want to have whatever we have cast our eyes on immediately, at this very moment.

About Mikao Usui

Dr. Usui taught his Reiki system, which is based on three pillars: Gassho, Reiji-Ho, and Chiryo.

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