The Complete Book of Traditional Reiki: Practical Methods for Personal and Planetary Healing

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  • Copyright: 2010-06-14
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions
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Amy Rowland takes the reader through a traditional Reiki level I class. She discusses Reiki's origins, describes the attunement process by which a student is imbued with the power to channel life-force energy, and gives complete instructions for the basic and advanced healing hand positions.

Author Biography

Amy Z. Rowland is a certified Usui Reiki Master with additional training in Usui Reiki Ryoho, Gendai, and Komyo Reiki. She began her studies in 1987 with Rev. Beth Gray, a Reiki Master trained by Mrs. Hawayo Takata, the first Westerner to teach and practice Reiki outside Japan. Rowland teaches workshops on the Reiki principles and on Reiki and intuition and is the author of Reiki for the Heart and Soul and Intuitive Reiki for Our Times. She lives in Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents


Preface to the Revised Edition

Introduction: Forward to the Future

1    A Healing Method “for the Good of Humankind”
Reiki: A Method of Channeling Healing Energy
Reiki Attunement: A Timeless Ritual of Transformation

2    Reiki in the Context of Our Time
Reiki’s Oral--and Written--Tradition
The Reiki Master
The Reiki Class
The Reiki Student

Reiki Level I

3    Basics of Practice
Discovering Common Ground
The Purpose of Reiki
The Attunement Process
Reiki Hands
Working on Yourself and Others
Using Standard Positions for Treatment

4    Working on Yourself with Reiki
The Basic Hand Positions

5    Optional Positions for Self-Treatment
Basic I Optional Positions
Basic II Optional Positions
Basic III Optional Positions
Optional Positions for the Extremities
Practicing the Hand Positions

6    The Origin of Reiki Healing
Reconnecting to Universal Life-Force Energy
The Early History of the Reiki Method
The Recent History of the Reiki Method
The Source of Reiki Energy

7    A Metaphysical Approach to Healing, Health, and Wellness
Specific Techniques for Mental and Emotional Healing
The Reiki Principles
Supporting a Client’s Mental and Emotional Healing
A Few Words about Intention
Reiki and the Will of the Soul

8    Practical Human Anatomy
Deepening Awareness, Awakening Sensitivity
Basic I, the Front of the Torso
Basic II, the Head
Basic III, the Back

9    Treating Clients
Working on a Client
The Front Torso--Basic Positions
Optional Positions
The Head--Basic Positions
Optional Positions
The Back--Basic Positions
Optional Positions
Completing the Treatment

10    Completing the Reiki I Class

Reiki’s Place in Your Life: A Preview
Reiki Level I Certification
The First Few Days after the Reiki Class
Establishing a Support Network
Assisting at a Level I Class
Establishing a Professional Practice
Creating the Life You Want with Reiki

Reiki Level II and Beyond

11    Reiki Level II: An Overview of the Advanced Course
Sharing Common Ground, Exploring New Ground
Working with Symbols
Practice: Self-Treatment and Client Treatment
Working with Past Masters
Healing the World with Reiki
Reiki Level II Certification

12    Beyond the Reiki II Class
Assisting at a Level II Class
Adding Reiki II to a Professional Practice
Deciding to Teach: Reiki Level III
Choosing a Reiki Master for Level III

Appendix 1. Hawayo Takata’s Story of Mikao Usui

Appendix 2. Explorations: Boundless Reiki, Boundless Learning
Gendai or “Modern” Reiki
Jikiden Reiki
Komyo Reiki
The Radiance Technique and Radiant Peace Associates International
Traditional Japanese Reiki (TJR) or “Usui-do”
Usui Reiki Ryoho
Vortex Reiki

Appendix 3. Resources
Reiki Organizations and Associations
Supporting Associations
State Licensing Organizations
On Ordination to Ministry
Sources for Treatment Tables and Other Supplies

Appendix 4. Professional Codes of Ethics
ABMP Code of Ethics
IARP Code of Ethics


Recommended Reading and Listening


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