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The origins of Reiki
particular form of this gift that we know as the Usui System of Reiki Healing
has its origins in the person of Mikao Usui, a Japanese priest who lived in the
late 1800's and died in 1926.
As a teacher, he was challenged by his students about
his unwavering faith in the reality of a healing force. It became his personal
quest to be able to source this power as a help to mankind. Through years of
scholarship, studying sacred scriptures of Christian and Buddhist origins, as
well as living a life of personal prayer and meditation, Mikao Usui experienced
a spiritual awakening or spiritual transmission that resulted in the creation of
the system of healing we have received.
we know has been passed on to us through an spiritual lineage, Masters of Reiki
who have been guardians and preservers of the integrity of the practice. Chujiro
Hayashi, a successor of Mikao Usui, practiced and taught in a clinical setting
1937, Hawayo Takata became a Reiki Master in Usui Shiki Ryoho: a person
empowered to teach Reiki to others. In that same year and for the first time,
the Usui System of Reiki Healing was taught outside Japan
by Takata's teacher, Chujiro Hayashi. Mrs. Takata was chosen as Dr. Hayashi's
successor and she brought Reiki to the West.
Before her death in 1980, Mrs. Takata chose her granddaughter, Phyllis Lei Furumoto
successor. Phyllis has been sharing during the past 20 years her understanding of the Usui System of Reiki with students and masters
throughout the world. She is assisted in her work by Paul Mitchell.