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History of Reiki, Reiki Training and Energy Work

  • On August 1865, Mikao Usui was born in Japan.
  • As a student, his curriculum included medicine, psychology, religion and the art of divination (seeking knowledge of the future).
  • He then found a Zen teacher who accepted him as a student. Usui began to practice Zen Buddhism. He was searching for a spiritual way of physical healing – but was unsuccessful.
  • On the advice of his Buddhist teachers he went to Mt. Kurama to fast and meditate.
  • As time passed on the mountain Usui became weaker and weaker.
  • On the 21st day a powerful light suddenly struck him directly between his eyes and entered his mind through the top of his head, causing unconsciousness.
  • He awoke and realized that he was now filled with a new level of awareness and symbols.
  • Excited, he ran down the mountain, but on his way down he stubbed his toe on a rock and fell. As he placed his hands on the injured toe, healing energy began to flow from his hands.
  • The pain in his toe went away and the toe was healed.
  • Usui realized that he had received that gift of healing.
  • Usui practiced and developed his healing system through experimentation and previous study of religious principles.
  • In April 1922, he moved to Tokyo and started a healing society that he named Usui Reiki Healing Method Society.
  • At the Usui Reiki Healing Method Society, and other clinics, he taught classes and gave treatments.
  • Usui’s reputation as a healer spread all over Japan.
  • Before his passing Usui had asked one of his students, Dr. Hayashi, to open his own Reiki clinic to expand and develop Reiki.
  • Dr. Hayashi treated Mrs. Takata, a lady traveling from Hawaii. After she was healed he attuned her as a Reiki Master.
  • It was Mrs. Takata that brought Reiki to Hawaii, the US mainland and the rest of the world.
  • Mrs. Takata practiced Reiki in Hawaii, establishing several clinics.
  • She became a well-known healer and traveled extensively to the US mainland and other parts of the world.
  • In 1970, Mrs. Takata began initiating Reiki Masters.

We Owe A Great Deal To Dr. Usui, Dr Hayashi and Mrs. Takata