What is Reiki History

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The transfer energies as part of the healing process has been part of the practice of medicine in Japan and India for many hundreds of years.

While there are no historical records, the transfer of energy (the basis of Reiki) has been utilized and understood by medical practitioners, shamans and natural healers in the east for centuries. Many even associate Reiki with ancient Tibetan Sanskrits.

Although many non-Buddhists associate Reiki with the Buddhism and the mysticism of the Eastern cultures, Reiki is not associate with Buddhism or any other religion.

The Origins

Reiki came from a metaphysical experience of Dr. Makao Usui, a college professor who lived in Japan in the late nineteenth century, while on a twenty-one-year study of the healing process.

From ancient Buddhist teachings Dr. Usui read during this time he went on a 21 day of fasting and meditation on Mt. Kurama in Japan. On the 21st day of his quest he experienced a bright light racing towards at him. The light struck him unconscious, striking him directly in his Third Eye .

This mystical experience enabled Dr. Usui to begin using the sounds and symbols he discovered in ancient Buddist teaching, to heal. He called this form of healing Reiki and taught throughout Japan until his death.

Reiki then migrated to Western territories in the middle of the 1900′s. With the arrival of Dr. Usui’s teachings, Reiki grew and was developed by other mystics into a series of levels and different classes (levels I, II and Reiki master) that were then offered to students, practitioners and masters.

In the 1970s and 1980s, those who were involved in Reiki began becoming masters after having studied the energies and the chakras that Dr. Usui introduced. These masters were now able to practicing to heal others, as well as teach others.

With the teachings of Dr. Usui and the others Reiki has grown as an alternative, natural and mystical healing method.

This article was written by Bob on May 5, 2017


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