Reiki and Japan: A Cultural View of Western and Japanese Reiki

Have you ever wondered just how different Western and Japanese Reiki are? And why they became so different?

This book looks at the culture and history behind Japanese Reiki and how it evolved as it journeyed through the West. Masaki Nishina teaches both Western and Japanese Reiki in Japan and from his years of experience provides deep insights into the truth about Reiki.

In this book you will discover:

- How Japanese historical events influenced Reiki
- How Reiki compares to other healing therapies of the time
- How the survival of Reiki was threatened after the war
- What changes Western culture made to Reiki
- The detailed differences between Western and Japanese Reiki
- How Reiki is deeply rooted in Japanese culture and Shinto
- What we can all learn from that ancient culture

If you’re wanting to deepen your understanding of Japanese and Western Reiki, or if you’re simply wanting to know more about the culture that gave birth to Reiki, this book is for you.

Light on the Origins of Reiki

An informative book by Tadao Yamaguchi.   Tadao Yamaguchi relates the fascinating life story of his mother, a great Japanese Reiki master who had learned Reiki from Dr. Hayashi at the age of 17 and kept on practising in her daily life for more than 65 years, passing on her wealth of insights to her son.

I highly recommend this book to all, it is unlike any other Reiki book I have read.

The Hayashi Reiki Manual

A book co-written by Tadao Yamaguchi and Frank Arjava Petter.
The Hayashi Reiki Manual: Traditional Japanese Healing Techniques from the
Founder of the Western Reiki System The manual consists of the story of Dr. Hayashi, newly researched and sensationally illustrated with previously unpublished archive photos, main exercises of the Hayashi Reiki system which also includes techniques never taught in the West before, specific documents such as the original certificates of Dr. Hayashi, the main technique of -circulation- and a colorful sequence of photos.

This is Reiki

Frank Arjava Petter has written from his wide experience and knowledge of Reiki. He researched the roots of Reiki in Japan quite extensively and shares what he has found and learned in this book.

"I would like to share with you my experience and insights from eighteen years of working with Reiki. In this time, my understanding of what Reiki is and how it works has changed considerably. During practice and the exchange with my fellow travelers and students it came to fruition and ripened."

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