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'Usui Shiki Ryoho' refers to the system of Reiki that has come to us via the lineage: Mikao Usui, Chujiro Hayashi, Hawayo Takata.

While on several occasions Takata-Sensei referred to Reiki as 'Usui Reiki Ryoho' she used the name 'Usui Shiki Ryoho' on her certificates.

When asked what 'Reiki' meant, Takata -Sensei frequently gave a very simplistic answer, along the lines of "...Rei means 'Universal', and Ki means 'Energy'..."
[Yet it has been said on more than one occasion that this particular explanation was something that only came to prominence, probably during the latter 60's, to fit a more generalised 'frame of reference' of the people drawn to her as potential students]

However, in attempting to transmit a deeper understanding of the meaning of Reiki to her students, Takata-Sensei spoke of Reiki as:

"...a universal force from the Great Divine Spirit"
"...a cosmic energy to heal the ill..."
and yet more specifically, as:
"God Power".

" It is not associated with any visible material being.", she said of it, "It's an unseen spiritual power that radiates vibration and lifts one into harmony. This power is incomprehensible to man, yet every single living being is receiving its blessings.

"Reiki helps attain health, happiness and security which leads to the road of longevity..."

Usui Shiki Ryoho is taught in 3 Degrees or Levels.

Being tailored to suit western students, Japanese terminology is not used to describe these Levels - infact, beyond the symbol names and the terms: 'Reiki', 'Usui Shiki Ryoho' and 'Usui Reiki Ryoho' there are no Japanese terms used at all.

[Since Takata-sensei's death, numerous modifications have been made to Usui Shiki Ryoho. What follows is an example of the contents of each level as currently taught by many Reiki Masters]

First Degree Reiki training covers the following topics:
What is Reiki?
How Reiki works
What can Reiki heal?
The 'history' of Reiki
( i.e., the 'parable' or 'teaching story' about Usui-Sensei, his quest, his experience of the phenomenon that is Reiki, and the response that his gift of healing elicited from those he sought to share it freely with)
The Five Reiki Precepts
The Reiki Degrees
A discussion on the Reiki Attunements
The 'Healing Crisis'
Treating others
Finishing a session
Four Attunements are given in the First Degree.

Second Degree Reiki training covers the following topics:
A review of the First Degree
What is Second Degree Reiki?
The three Second D
egree symbols
- how to draw them, their names, and significance
Various ways of using the symbol.
Distant healing - various methods
Self-treatment using the symbols
Treating others using the symbols.
One Attunement is given in the Second Degree.

Third Degree Reiki (Master -level) training covers the following topics:
Review of First & Second Degrees
What is Master Level Reiki?
The Usui Master symbol
- how to draw it, its name and significance
Discussion and demonstration of the Reiki Attunements.
A breath empowerment technique
One Attunement is given in the Third Degree
- after which students practice giving (and receiving) Attunements.






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