Japanese Art of Reiki
The first practical Reiki book from the traditional Japanese perspective
Reiki techniques originated from an intensely spiritual period of Japanese history. This fully-illustrated book traces the system's evolution from a spiritual self-development system to a direct hands-on practice. The journey moves from Japan to the USA and beyond, and back to Japan. Focussing on the basic Reiki elements in their historical context, this guide contains beautifully grounded information that captures a unique sense of the system's traditional Japanese roots. The clarity and accessibility of the teachings in the book redefine and strengthen the concept of Reiki as it is practised today.
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At last Frans and Bronwen Stiene have positioned Reiki where it belongs - as a personal spiritual practice. In The Japanese Art of Reiki there it is - right there with sacred practices of meditation, yoga and the martial arts. The extensive self-healing and self-development tools are all presented with an emphasis on a daily personal practice. The language in which they are presented supports the idea that Reiki is not only a healing tool to be used to heal others but a spiritual practice that can, once integrated into the life of the practitioner, be used to teach others to heal themselves. Authors of The Reiki Sourcebook Bronwen & Frans have extensively researched the history of Reiki in Japan and the religious, cultural and historical influences and connections, which of course take us to the founder, Usui Mikao. From the moment I began to read this book I felt the love with which it is presented emanating from the pages, as though I was receiving a Reiki treatment. I love the Tale of Sato. Her gentle introduction to Reiki and her subsequent self-healing journey is a joy to read and conveys the subtlety of Reiki beautifully. A gem for anyone on a spiritual path and essential for all Reiki practitioners. ~ Akhila Hughes, Publisher A to Zen
This is a sequel to the aclaimed "Reiki Sourcebook." For those of us in the West who see adverts for weekend Reiki Master courses and wonder about the authenticity of the tradition, this book is an eye-opener. It takes the reader back to the Japanese roots of the tradition in a way that conveys its inspirational power and cultural flavour. The book is illustrated and is full of practical guidance for both practitioners and general readers. ~ , Scientific and Medical Network Review
Once again, Frans and Bronwen Stiene have brought us an illuminating window into the practice of Reiki. As an Educator, I admire their accessible style and the clarity of their teachings which can come only from their own deep personal experience and practice. This book provides a fascinating history of Reiki and Usui's concept of spiritual energy, followed by clearly explained and illustrated self-healing techniques. An easy way to get connected to Reiki's Japanese roots, I highly recommend this book to Reiki practitioners of all schools and traditions! ~ Kathleen Prasad, Co-author of Animal Reiki: Using Energy to Heal the Animals in Your Life and Founder of Animal Reiki Source.
If you are a Reiki practitioner who learned the art anywhere outside Japan, there are three things you need to do right now: 1) Sit down. 2) Get these books and read them, footnotes and all. 3) Revise your understanding of Reiki and you practice accordingly...much of what you learned about this gentle healing art is about to be shaken right down to its foundation. You can choose whether to sway like a Tokyo high-rise or crumble in response, but either way, you're in for some shock waves. If you practive Reiki, you need to read these books. ~ , The Reiki Digest
The first Reiki book of its kind to look at the fundamentals of the system of Reiki from a Japanese perspective. Perfect for those wanting to learn about Reiki from a traditional approach and for those who would like to find more depth I their current Reiki practise. Your mind, body and spirit will enjoy this special journey together. ~ Li Yong, Qi Gong Master and celebrated Chinese author
This book feels like a sacred manuscript, uncovered from the ancient past, holding within its pages the authenticity and the essence of the original Reiki masters, where we rediscover the secret art of self-healing. ~ Corwin Bell, Creator of The Journey to Wild Divine