© 2003 James Deacon
11, 1873 - Jun 10, 1946]
We are told that Toshihiro Eguchi, a friend of
Usui-Sensei spent several months working and studying with Usui-Sensei
in late 1920/early 1921
In 1923, it is said that Eguchi returned to
Usui-Sensei's training centre to practice his own te-no-hira ('palm
of the hand') healing system which apparently incorporated elements of
system apparently had religious overtones - it utilised
meditation/prayer based healing and included a form of blessing
ceremony that Eguchi had learned from a friend named Tenko Nishida
[founder of the Ittoen community].
Usui-Sensei, it seems, was somewhat uncomfortable with Eguchi's
approach but eventually permitted Eguchi to teach at the centre on a
allowed to perform the blessing ceremony, but apparently not allowed to
chant a prayer element known as the Komyo Kigan
went on to found his own school:
Ryoji Kenkyukai (Palm Healing Research Association) in 1928,
and taught his system of healing to members of Tenko Nishida's Ittoen
community in 1929.
he published: Te-no-hira Ryoji Nyumon (An
Introduction to Healing with the Palms) and later, in 1954: Te-no-hira
Ryoji Wo Kataru (A Tale of Healing with
the Palms of the Hands) .