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About Jikiden Reiki

Reiki was founded in the 1920s by a gentleman named Mikao Usui. Having looked for the meaning of life for many years he ended up developing a system for healing a person both physically and mental / emotionally. He made a move which was uncommon in Japan which was to teach openly for the benefit of everyone. The best part was that a student could heal themselves through hands on energy and by following a simple set of principles.

Reiki was unknown outside of Japan until the 1970s when a lady called Mrs. Takata started to teach what she had learned in the 1930s in Japan after cancelling an operation because she wanted to peruse a different method to get better.

The way she taught was a traditional Japanese method, whereby a student was given more information about an area they excelled at or showed interest in. This unfortunately led to her teacher students needing to pool resources to create a full seminar to pass on to their own students. This combined with the thirty years plus which had passed before Mrs. Takata started to teach openly, led to components being added, missed out or misconstrued.

At the same time that Mrs Takata had learned, a lady called Chiyoko Yamaguchi learned from the same teacher (Dr. Hayashi). She continued practicing, helping others and teaching her family for over sixty years. When approached by her son Tadao, who asked if she would teach outside the family, she refused, but once she saw for herself how things had changed or been left out she agreed, and lucky for us she did.

Some of the changes were


These are the teachings as close as you can get to the ones presented by Dr. Hayashi in Japan over 75 years ago.