What is Reiki? If you are asking that question now, after a global pandemic has refocused people's attention on the importance of simple, common sense measures to protect against the spread of COVID-19, you may find yourself more willing to consider the value of a hands-on, energy healing method that can be used to self-treat as well as treat others. You may be interested in learning that Reiki can be "sent" to someone in need with greater effect than prayer, and you might want to learn more about the opportunity for spiritual pathwork that Reiki offers to those who commit to live by its principles. Here you can learn more about traditional Usui Reiki, a form of healing bodywork, energy medicine, and spiritual pathwork now practiced worldwide. You can use the links below to get basic information, learn about Reiki's history, or find out more about traditional Reiki classes and Reikishares. There is even a description of a simple method for sending healing to planet earth.
This website is maintained by Amy Rowland, author of The Complete Book of Traditional Reiki, released in July 2010. This book is a revised and updated edition of Traditional Reiki for Our Times, published in 1998 to serve as a reference book on traditional Reiki techniques for level I practitioners and translated into five languages for use as a teaching manual worldwide. The revised edition brings the history of Reiki up to date, with a beautiful and inspired translation by Rev. Hyakuten Inamoto of the Usui Memorial in Tokyo, Japan. Lesley Crossingham, in a review of this book in New Dawn, an Australian publication, commented: "I am delighted to recommend this concise, enlightening, and thoroughly enjoyable book....It is a definite 'must have' for any serious student of alternative healing techniques, but also for those wishing to understand the essence of spiritual energy..." Look for more of this review on the book page for The Complete Book of Traditional Reiki.
Amy Rowland's other books about Reiki include Reiki for the Heart and Soul: The Reiki Principles as Spiritual Pathwork, published in 2008 by Inner Traditions. This book is intended to offer inspiration and help to Reiki practitioners seeking to live their lives with serenity, gratitude, and joy, during difficult times. Intuitive Reiki For Our Times, published in 2006, provides useful information and inspiring stories to Reiki practitioners who seek to use their Reiki-enhanced intuitive abilities in their healing practice. These books are available in bookstores and online from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and independent bookstores in the U.S. and abroad.
Amy Rowland, M.A., ABMP, is a traditional Usui Reiki Master. She teaches traditional Western Reiki (Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho), Gendai Reiki, and continuing education workshops for practitioners on Reiki and intuition and the Reiki principles. She also writes about Reiki for print and online publications.
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