THE JOYS - AND OTHERWISE
OF REIKI HISTORY RESEARCH ...
research can be a joy – and a pain.
Frequently in following
up on possible leads – often vague and tenuous at best – endless
obstacles frustrate the process.
frequently do not: the documents having been - sometimes
accidentally, sometimes intentionally - destroyed.
do exist, have frequently been misfiled; or may be missing vital
details, or, where they have been fully
completed, may have been
dates have been entered
incorrectly, or names have been misspelled - something especially
common in situations which have called for the attempted
transliteration of names from Japanese characters into the western
And then there are the often-encountered issues of
'Reiki Politics', where records which clearly do exist are held by
institutions, groups, or even individuals, who place much worth in
elitism and 'power games' - sequestering the records away, denying
access to them to all but a chosen few who ...
Ahem... Now, Now, James...
on the fortunate occasions where we would-be “Reiki History
Hunters” actually manage to navigate a path through such obstacles,
there is usually a pleasing sense of achievement, however small.
Yet, it is ever important to be wary that, in
grasping firmly at the apparent results of our endeavours, we are not merely
'grasping at straws'...
In researching Chujiro and Chie
Hayashi, and their daughter Kiyoe:
Estrangeiros' Identification Card
temporarily or, in this case, permanently, in Brazil)
NOME (Name): KIYO HAYASHI
Pai (Father): CHUJIRO HAYASHI
Mãe (Mother): NOCHI HAYASHI
So, what do you think:
- rather than Kiyoe?
- rather than Chie?
I suppose it could
just be down to
But then again …