Recommended Reading

Book Cover Light on Origins of ReikiLight on the Origins of Reiki: A handbook for practicing the original Reiki of Usui and Hayashi, by Tadao Yamaguchi (Lotus Press, Sept. 2007), 195pp.  ISBN-10: 0914955659, ISBN-13: 978-0914955658.

– An excellent overview of traditional Reiki theory and practice with many personal stories from Tadao Yamaguchi, The Head of The Jikiden Reiki Institute in Japan.

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This is Reiki cover imageThis is Reiki: Transformation of Body, Mind and Soul from the origins of the practice, by Frank Arjava Petter (Lotus Press, Oct. 2012), 275pp. ISBN-10: 0940985012, ISBN-13: 978-0940985012.

– A wonderfully in-depth journey into the origins of Reiki from one of the Western world’s foremost Reiki history researchers.  Arjava’s love of Reiki comes across in every word.

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Hayashi Reiki ManualThe Hayashi Reiki Manual: Traditional Japanese Healing Techniques from the Founder of the Western Reiki system, by Frank Arjava Petter, Tadao Yamaguchi and Chujiro Hayashi (Lotus Press, Mar. 2004), 128pp. ISBN-10: 0914955756, ISBN-13: 978-0914955757.

– Clear illustrations of Reiki techniques and common hand positions plus original certificates/ archive photos not previously published.

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