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A LEVEL 1 DENJU (INITIATION) PROCESS
USED BY SOME INDEPENDENT REIKI MASTERS/TEACHERS

Copyright 2003 James Deacon


[The Level 1 Initiation (or 'attunement') process is repeated four times at intervals over the course of the class.]

Takata-Sensei is known to have used slightly modified versions of the attunement process when initiating different students.

However, since Takata-Sensei's death, several masters have made significant alterations to the basic form as used and taught by Takata-Sensei herself.

A version used by some independent Reiki Teachers is as follows:
[
Of course, this is merely a description of the physical 'form' of the process - the inner aspect: the energetic/spiritual component of sharing denju with a student cannot be learnt from a written description.
As a Japanese friend of mine put it "If you haven't received the denju yourself, you cannot
pass it to another, no matter how much you wave your hands about, visualise shirushi, chant jumon, or 'intend' it to happen."]


The student sits upright on a chair - feet flat on the floor, hands held in gassho (in front of the Heart Centre), eyes closed.

The Teacher briefly explains to the student what will be taking place.

Standing behind the student, the Teacher places both hands on student's shoulders, meditating briefly to bring both parties into energetic/emotional rapport.

The Teacher raises up their non-dominant hand arm extended - palm up and open. Using their dominant hand, they draw the DKM over the student's head, while (silently) chanting the symbol's mantra-name three times.

First application of attunement only:
Keeping the non-dominant hand raised, the Teacher places their dominant hand on the student's crown and proceeds to visualise the HSZSN, SHK, & CKR (in this order) - for each symbol,
silently chanting its mantra-name three times.
This position is held for a few moments to allow the Reiki to flow.

Second and third applications of attunement only:
The Teacher places both hands on the student's shoulders with both thumbs on either side of the prominent vertebra at the base of the neck and proceeds to visualise the HSZSN, SHK, & CKR (in this order) - for each symbol, silently chanting its mantra-name three times.
This position is held for a few moments to allow the Reiki to flow.

Fourth application of attunement only:
The Teacher moves the student's side. Placing the left hand on the student's forehead (at hairline) and the right hand on the back of the student's head, the Teacher proceeds to visualise the HSZSN, SHK, & CKR (in this order) - for each symbol, silently chanting its mantra-name three times.
This position is held for a few moments to allow the Reiki to flow.

Positioning themself in front of the student, the Teacher, using their non-dominant hand, grasps the student's hands (which are still held in gassho in front of the Heart Centre) by the base of the thumbs and gently yet purposefully raises them up to an accessible level.

Continuing to grasp the students hands, the Teacher now places the fingertips of their dominant hand on the student's fingertips, and proceeds to visualise the HSZSN, SHK, & CKR (in this order) - for each symbol, silently chanting its mantra-name three times.
This position is held for a few moments to allow the Reiki to flow.

Next, with their dominant hand, the Teacher takes hold of the top of the student's fingers, by folding their hand over the top of the student's, and again proceeds to visualise the HSZSN, SHK, & CKR (in this order) - for each symbol, silently chanting its mantra-name three times.
This position is held for a few moments to allow the Reiki to flow.

The Teacher lifts the student's hands in front of their face, so as to facilitate access to the student's throat region.

Still grasping the student's hands, and with mouth loosely closed, the Teacher draws the CHR with the tip of their tongue on the roof of their mouth, and inhales a deep breath through the nose.

Through very slightly parted lips, the Teacher then blows out the breath in three short bursts - the first over the student's Heart Centre, the second over their throat and the last over their third eye.

Finally, the Teacher places the student's hands over their heart, and, after a moment the student is instructed to open their eyes.



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