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The Spirit of Reiki

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  225 ratings  ·  8 reviews
This is a handbook that reports on all of the major aspects of Reiki in a concentrated and extensive manner, including the latest information, developments and traditional knowledge. Beginning with definitions of Reiki associations, traditions, and representatives like Usui, Hayashi, Takata, and many others, and teaching methods, application techniques, and symbols like th ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published April 10th 2001 by Lotus Press (WI)
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Kristy
Aug 19, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone
I reserve a star for only one reason... their proofreader, if indeed there was a proofreader, was a crazy person. Other than that, this is a wonderful, accessible book about the history and practice of Reiki. I just got attuned to Reiki Level One this summer, and this book is really helping me figure out how to babystep my way through becoming a good practitioner.

One of the things that you need to know about Reiki if you're going to be a practitioner is the history of how it came to be, and wha
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Nathaniel Nathaniel
May 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reiki
It's one of the best books about Reiki I have ever read - although it does not provide the reader with traditional knowledge, it's a very down-to-earth guide to the Western Reiki, free of modern New Age ideas. The authors provide us with useful information about the history of Reiki, traditional techniques, and modern hand positions.

For those who make their first steps on the path of Reiki, it's probably a mandatory reading.
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Lavinia
Aug 09, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Ok, I'm still not a believer. But, contrary to what the beginning made me think, towards the end I started to believe in the honesty of those people. I do not agree with the system nor with their claim of being able to channel such a great energy source, but fine, I'll give them the benefit of doubt. ...more
Darcy
Nov 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This is the best Reiki book I've found. ...more
Mary
Aug 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Sort of stiff and jerky, yet full of great detail
Emily
Jan 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Good information, perspectives and thought provoking insights.

Super wordy book, a lot of unnecessary information crammed in for the sake of sounding knowledgable. Probably the outcome of having three different authors.
Not my fave but glad I read it.
Coffee Break
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book seemed a bit redundant to me. With that being said, I really enjoyed reading about the origins of Reiki, different treatment techniques used by Doctor Usui and Hayashi, meditation techniques and practical advices.
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