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.


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.


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.