Reiki Training (ART)
referred to as Level 3a, or as Master-Practitioner Level.
In Usui/Tibetan Reiki the common Level 3 is separated into
two parts. ART, i.e. Level 3a focuses on 'personal mastery'
and incorporates 'non-traditional' elements such as Reiki
(crystal) grids, Psychic Surgery, Reiki Guide Meditations,
healing attunements, the Antahkarana symbol, and meditation
on the Reiki symbols. At this level the student receives the
Level 3 ('Master' level) attunement, but is not instructed
in the process of passing attunements to others.
state of being in harmony with Reiki
Reiki Association, Inc.
association founded in 1980 by Barbara Weber Ray and Takata-Sensei.
It has since changed its name to The Radiance Technique International
Association, Inc. (TRTIA).
(also: Dai Anjin) - a state in which ones mind is totally
at peace - not bothered by anything - and in which one perceives
one's life's purpose
'non-traditional' Reiki symbol, the Antahkarana is a cube
symbol, with an 'L' shape on each of its surfaces. The Antahkarana
is claimed to be a symbol of Tibetan origin, but there does
not seem to be any proof of this. Antahkarana is said to be
a panacea for all ills.
Huminori (or Fuminori)
Aoki is Chairman of the Nagoya Reiki Lab (formerly the "Human
& Trust Institute"), where he teaches his own form
of Reiki, known as: Reido Reiki, a
system which attempts to unite Western and Japanese Reiki
Traditions. He is also the author of the book: "The Reiki
(also: Initiation or empowerment)
central focus of each Level or Degree - The sacred process
performed by a Reiki Master (Teacher) essentially re-patterns
or recalibrates the students etheric field & subtle energy
centres, enabling them to interact with the phenomenon that
is Reiki. Called denju in Japanese
non-contact method of giving Reiki treatment. Differs from
distant treatment in that the client is actually present (i.e.
within line-of-sight). The practitioner stands a short distance
from the client and 'beams' or projects Reiki to them
in 1985 by Phyllis Lei Furumoto (Takata-sensei's granddaughter) and
Paul Mitchell of the Reiki Alliance, the 'Blue Book' includes
historical information concerning Reiki as presented by Hawayo Takata,
info on the Reiki Alliance, extracts from Takata sensei's diaries, and
photos of Usui sensei, Hayashi sensei, Takata sensei and Phyllis Lei
Breath of the Fire Dragon
of the Fire Dragon
special breathing technique used in Raku Kei Reiki. A variation
of this practice, used in Tera Mai, is referred to as the
Violet Breath. Yet another version is called the 'blue kidney
the root cause of a disease' [Byo (disease) gen (root/origin
) chiryo (treatment)] - a technique similar to Genetsu-ho
simply called Byosen. A Reiki technique in which the practitioner
moves their hands through the client's aura/energy-field,
sensing for energetic fluctuations - in particular, the 'energetic
sensation' perceived at areas of dis-harmony or dis-ease.
Referred to as 'Scanning' in 'western' Reiki styles.
However, Byosen is not solely concerned with energetic
fluctuations. It is also about intuition or inspiration. The
'Reikan' part of the name is often translated as inspiration;
though, in its deepest sense, Reikan refers more specifically
to 'spiritual intuition ' - i.e. what we would probably understand
better as 'psychic sensitivity'.
breathing method from Gendai Reiki Ho
of the first of the four Usui Reiki symbols. Commonly called
the 'Power' symbol in Takata-lineage Reiki (Usui Shiki Ryoho).
In some Japanese lineages the symbol is commonly called the
Takata-Sensei translated Choku Rei as 'put the [spiritual]
power here', yet it can also translate as something akin to:
'in the presence of the Spirit(s)' or even as 'Direct Spirit'
/ Middle (Chu) Teaching (Den). In some styles of Reiki, a
level of training between Shoden and Okuden
energy 'centre' or area located deep inside the chest.
particular geometrical layout of crystals that have been charged
with Reiki, designed to continually emanate therapeutic or
of the last of the four Usui Reiki symbols. Commonly called
the 'Master' symbol in Takata-lineage Reiki (Usui Shiki Ryoho).
The ' symbol' is actually the words Dai, Ko, & Myo written
in kanji, and name literally means: 'Great Shining Light'
- signifying 'Enlightened Nature' or 'the Radiant Light of
Wisdom' - the Radiance of a Deity (Buddha, Bodhisattva, 'Vidyaraja',
etc) - the manifest expression of the Light of Wisdom: the
means by which illumination "dawns on us."
Shihan (see: Shihan)
term used (in some Japanese Reiki styles) to denote a level
above that of Shihan (teacher/master). In these styles,
one must attain the level of Dai Shihan in order to
be allowed to initiate students to Shihan level.
Dai Shihan is sometimes translated as 'Grand Master'.
term for Uchite Chiryo-Ho
- this term is found in the titles of the grades or levels
used in most Japanese Reiki traditions - eg. Sho-den, Oku-den,
- the 'Western' style Reiki attunement process used by Takata-Sensei.
Denju refers to 'initiation' in the fullest sense of the word
- including the energetic 'attunement', but also the teachings
'Traditional Reiki' - a term used by some to indicate Usui
(non-traditional) practice of performing a Reiki attunement
on a student who is not physically present at the time. Most
'Japanese' styles of Reiki - e.g. Gendai, Komyo, Hekikuu,
etc do not condone the practice of distant attunements (denju)
or distant reiju.
As Kenji Hamamoto - founder of Hekikuu Reiki says:
"To effectively assist the student to awaken to Reiki,
the teacher needs to be present, needs to be able to watch
for the physiological signs that the process is actually unfolding;
to receive tangible energetic feedback. It would be disrespectful
to the student to merely raise the hands at a distance, take
their money, and hope."
(also: Remote) Treatment
of performing a Reiki treatment for a client who is not physically
present at the time.
- Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen
(philosophical or spiritual) 'Path' or 'Way'
Place of the Way' - while commmonly used to refer to a Martial
Arts Training Hall, the term originally referred to a place
for Meditation and the pursuit of Spiritual Discipline.Usui
sensei's Training Centre was referred to as a dojo.
Master Symbol' - as used in Raku Kei Reiki and several other
modern styles of Reiki
hand/palm healing modality developed by Toshihiro Eguchi.
Said to incorporate elements of Usui-do
friend and student of Usui Sensei, in 1930 Toshihiro Eguchi
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).
Stroke (also: Nerve Stroke)
Shiki Ryoho Level 2 technique; essentially the same as Ketsueki
symbol used in Raku Kei Reiki and several other modern styles
of Reiki. Said to represent the kundalini energy residing
in the spine. Also known as Nin Giz Zida
phrase used by some as the jumon (mantra) for the mental-emotional
Also the name of a well-known brand of Sake! (Fukuju can
be translated as: "a long & happy Life", or, when used
as a toast, can have an implied meaning not dissimilar to another
Japanese word: Kanpai - "Cheers!")
sensei's daughter. Alice was responsible for compiling the
'Gray Book' after Takata sensei's death. She was also the
mother of Phyllis Lei Furumoto.
sensei's granddaughter and co-holder of the Office of Grandmaster
of the Reiki Alliance