History of Reiki

  • In August of 1865, Mikao Usui was born in Japan.


  • As a student, his curriculum included medicine, psychology, religion and seeking to know the future (divination).


  • 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 one of his Buddhist teachers, he went to Mount Kurama to fast and meditate.


  • As time passed on while 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 him to become unconscious.


  • 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 the 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 abated and the toe was healed.


  • Usui realized that he had received the gift of healing.


  • Usui practiced and developed his healing system through experimentation and previous study of religious principles.


  • In April of 1922, he moved to Tokyo and started a Healing society that he name Usui Reiki Healing Method Society.


  • At the Usui Reiki Method Healing 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 so that Reiki would continue to expand and grow.


  • After Usui’s death, Dr. Hayashi continued the practice of Reiki and eventually treated a lady, Mrs. Takata, traveling from Hawaii.


  • After Mrs. Takata 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 Mr. Usui, Dr. Hayashi, and Mrs. Takta.
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