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Explaining and illustrating Reiki techniques both from Japan and the West, this guide endeavours to collate every piece of information that has been taught, discussed, argued and written about Reiki since it was developed in the early 1900s.
Paperback, 366 pages
Published December 11th 2003 by John Hunt Publishing
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Apr 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Since beginning my journey into Reiki, I have come to realize that although the actual act of doing Reiki is easy (anyone can do it), that if you really want to delve into the practice you have to go searching for answers. Along the way, I have come across a number of very good resources and have developed some favorite authors, persons who I expect quality research that informs me about various Reiki subjects while also presenting their information in a way that will actually help me grow as a ...more
Maria Barry
May 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is one of O Books best-selling titles, and has been in print since 2003, although it was updated in 2009.

It is a great source of Reiki information, has some fabulous techniques to use on yourself or others. It is grounded in the traditional Usui, but gives space and explanation of the many branches that have developed along the way.

The authors Bronwen and Frans Stiene, are very active with their teachings around the world. Their website is a lively mix of workshop information and general re
Sherry Giardiniere
Jan 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Being used for my current studies in Traditional Reiki.
Nathaniel Nathaniel
May 06, 2013 rated it liked it
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I remember when I first started the journey of understanding - understanding of what Reiki really is. I've been trained in the art of Western Reiki. Still, while my teacher implemented some New Age techniques into his classes, he taught the real history of Reiki from a Buddhist perspective. Yet for me, it was not enough. Years later, through reading and learning, I learned about traditional techniques and greater understanding behind Reiki.

And recently, I've read over "The Reiki Sourcebook" - my
Lynda Hunter
Aug 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is without doubt the best Reiki book I have ever read. It is the most comprehensive guide to Reiki you will find and the beauty of it is that is covers Reiki in its pure and original form without all the add-ons of "New Age" that have accumulated since Reiki came to the West. If you are a serious student of Reiki this book is a must have. This book was recommended to me by masters of many years' experience, one who was trained in Japan as a young child. He was in his fifties when he recomme ...more
Kiyoshi Takahashi
Sep 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
The release of the Reiki Sourcebook by Bronwen and Frans Stiene marks a pivotal point in Reiki history. Knowledge and techniques contained in the Reiki Sourcebook were previously available only to those who could afford the time and expense to travel to a weekend seminar -- and only then to become overwhelmed with information in such a short period of time.

Bronwen and Frans present Reiki from the Japanese perspective, a perspective significantly different from its former presentation in the Wes
Aug 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I am really grateful for all the time and research that the authors put into this book. I appreciated learning about the history of Reiki and its founder, Mikao Usui, from what facts we know and can verify; this made me realize that some of the information passed down to me through my Western lineage was not correct. It was interesting to find out what is known about Reiki in its original form before it was taught outside of Japan, contrasted with the many branches and forms of Reiki that are no ...more
Constantinos Nterziotis
Feb 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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This is a complete and comprehensive book concerning the Japanese art of the Reiki system. The authors have personally searched and asked well notable Japanese Reiki teachers in order to write something valuable. The history section, the customs of Japan are very well written for a serious practitioner. This book also contains with little description the most well known japanese and western Reiki techniques from various styles/schools. This book will inform and make the practitioner wonder himse ...more
Kristie Hayes
Apr 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book contains everything you need to know about Reiki: The culture it came from, it's history from Usui to now, traditional and non-traditional techniques (a section I am definitely going back to), professionalism. I highly recommend it for any Reiki practitioner.
Laurent Videau
Apr 12, 2013 rated it liked it
A good introduction to the origin of Reiki and it spread.
Mar 29, 2014 rated it did not like it
this is one of those books I'm reading as I know nothing about the subject.
Hayley Andrews
Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I found the information in this book to be a great addition to reiki teachings. It's a great resource to have on hand when looking to experiment with new techniques.
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you're looking for a sort of encyclopedia of Reiki, this is it. It is organized very well, provides a lot of detail, and gives good, basic instruction. The best part, the authors respectfully do not share the symbols that are shared in class as part of attunements.
Beth Neilens
Aug 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
A fascinating look into the history and varied reiki practices. I would highly recommend this book to not only those who are interested in reiki itself, but those interested in history, metaphysics and quantum mechanics.
Michelle Corder
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Interesting book. I learned somethings from this book not mentioned in other Reiki books.
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Bronwen has influenced global research into the system of Reiki since the early 2000s through her writing and research skills and co-founded The International House of Reiki and Shibumi International Reiki Association. Her down-to-earth manner and natural curiosity have enabled her to see through the numerous myths and inaccuracies that have existed in the system. This stimulated her to write a nu ...more

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