|Since 1998, copies
of the original Reiki society booklet - "Reiki
Ryoho Hikkei" (also known as
the "Usui Reiki Hikkei") - have been given to some Reiki masters
in the west. In 1999, I received a copy from a Vancouver master student
who had been gifted it by her student, Akihiko Uechi. I learned that
around that time the booklet was also being sold on the internet for $300.
The booklet is not very large - about 64 pages - but it contains a section
on questions and answers (seemingly from an interview)
and other sections on hand positions (from Dr. Hayashi's
original version of his Healing Guide),
Gainen (Usui principles),
and some Waka poetry(from
the Meiji emperor). The booklet breakdown is as follows:
Click here for the contents of the booklet.
At the beginning
of Reiki Ryoho Hikkei section for Questions and Answers, there is this
following message from Usui Sensei:
(The Handbook of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai)
Explanation Of Instruction For The Public
By the Founder, Mikao Usui
"It is an old custom to teach a method to only my descendants for keeping a wealth within the family. However with the modern society we live in, we wish to share the happiness of co-existence and co-prosperity. So I do not allow my family to keep this (Usui Reiki Ryoho) method to ourselves.
"My Usui Reiki Ryoho is original, there is nothing like this in the world. So I would like to release this method to the public for everyone's benefit and I hope for everyone's happiness. My Reiki Ryoho is an original method based on the intuitive power in the universe. By this power, the body gets healthy and enhances one's happiness of life and peace of mind.
"Nowadays people need improvement and reconstruction inside and outside of life, so the reason for releasing my method to the public is to help people with illness of body and mind."
If you have comments or suggestions, contact me. I will try to answer them all.