the originators of healing/spiritual practices have left us a written
legacy: they have produced books, pamphlets, magazine or newspaper
articles etc - or at least given interviews to
magazines or newspapers.
where the originators have not directly written
about the practices, their immediate students have commonly taken up
the task of documenting their developments - discussing the philosophy
or the practices involved - and generally promoting their honoured
teacher's work to a wider audience.
when it comes to Usui Reiki, this does not
seem to be the case.
Usui-sensei wrote a book or books on the subject, no one has as yet
discovered copies of them.
we have is a brief interview session in which he answered some
questions about the healing art - but without giving any actual details
as to the precise practicing of the art.
other than a brief 'Healing Guide' (compiled by Chujiro Hayashi),
Usui-sensei's immediate students do not seem to have written anything
on Usui Reiki either (though at least two of these students: Kaiji
Tomita and Toshihiro Eguchi, did go on to write books about their own
developments in the art of hands-on healing)
section you will find what little documentation we do have from the
early days of Usui Reiki, plus a few other interesting items...
Since I initially wrote the intro above,
this section seems to have taken on a life of it's own
- to the extent that there has been a gradual
yet definite shift in it's main focus.
Originally this section was intended to be about the 'Usui Years'.
Now, as can be seen from the materials provided here,
the main focus is clearly on the 'Takata Years'.