USUI SHIKI RYOHO CLASSES, JAPAN, 1975
© 2011 James Deacon
is a little known-fact that Hawayo Takata taught first degree Reiki
classes in Japan in 1975.
follows is an extract from a recording of a talk given by
Takata-sensei at the Trinity Metaphysical Center, in Redwood,
California in 1976:
took Reiki out of Japan.
Last year I went back and I gave
them the first degree, and they are just crying for the second degree
this year, so I am going back again.
Next year, I shall go back to
Japan and create ten Teachers.
And this is the way I'm going to
return Reiki, back to Japan.
There will be Reiki Centres
in Japan, and Masters there, and they will take care of all the
necessity and they will have many, many Reiki students; and so, I do
not have to go again.
And so … next year to Japan will be my
So, I will spend many months there"
it seems Takata-sensei never got the opportunity to return again to
Japan, as she had intended, to teach levels two
reasons behind this are not clear, but possibly can be put down to
the specific details – i.e. precisely where Takata-sensei taught
those Reiki classes, and the full list of names of the men and women
who were first introduced to the wonderful art of Reiki during these
classes, does not seem to have survived.
thanks to a generous grant from the “North Minnesota Shiki Ryoho
Historical Research Society” back in 2008, we were able to
commission the Tokyo-based, Uso Kara Deta Makoto Private Investigations Agency, to
look into the matter.
are now immensely pleased to announce that, after almost three years
of meticulous research and investigation, the first phase of their
investigations is complete.
past month we have been carefully absorbing the information detailed
in the 387-page report compiled by the Agency, and we are proud to
be able to announce that they have managed to reconstruct an
initial (if albeit partial) list of attendees from those classes.
must be understood, that a certain amount of educated-guesswork has
had to be relied upon in the compilation of the list, and as such, it
is of course subject to possible revision.
we are hopeful that, on completion of the second phase of their
investigation, the Agency will be able to provide a fuller list, and,
correct any inaccuracies which might have accidentally crept into the
(tentative) list of people first introduced to Reiki as a result of
attending Usui Shiki Ryoho
level 1 classes provided by Hawayo Takata
in Japan, 1975.
listed in no particular order. [Age, where known, given in brackets]
Perhaps this article should be read in tandem with the one here