The Original Reiki Handbook

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Dr. Mikao Usui developed the Reiki System and founded the original Japanese Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai organization. This book shows you the original handpositions of Dr. Usui's Reiki Handbook. It has been illustrated with 100 photos to make it easier to understand. The hand positions for a great variety ofhealth complaints have been listed in detail, making it a valuable referencework for anyone who practices reiki. Now that the original handbook has beentranslated into English, Dr. Usui's hand positions and healing techniques can be studied directly for the first time. Whether you are an initiate or a master,if you practice Reiki you can expand your knowledge dramatically as you followin the footsteps of a great healer.

Customer Reviews:

  • A simple question.....
    It is well known today that Usui Mikao was many things in his life - but a Doctor was not one of his professions. With the title of this book listing Usui Mikao as a Doctor, it casts doubt on the contents if the author did not know this simple fact.

    The "Dr." title was a bit of fiction created by the Takata linage of Reiki (Usui Shiki Ryoho)

    I give it 3 stars because I really dont know if this is fact or fiction. ...more info
  • 5 Stars for Usui's Part, 3 for Arjava Petter
    I am a Reiki Master Teacher and believe that the wonderful information researched and shared by Frank Arjava Petter in The Original Reiki Handbook of Dr. Usui is extremely helpful, beautifully photographed, and interesting.

    Dr. Usui's methods shared here are quite advanced and can enhance the effectiveness for someone who has practiced using Reiki and now wants to learn more. I believe that it would be a bit challenging for a novice to pick up this book and learn what they need to know to find out about basic Reiki. In my humble opinion, I believe that there are other more suitable books out there for beginners - Healing Reiki by Eleanor McKenzie is one.

    This book should be a part of any serious Reiki practitioner's library. Frank Arjava Petter is doing all of us a great service by researching and sharing this information, and I, like the others, hunger for more information from Dr. Usui. Mr. Petter seems clearly sincere in his desire to share his work with us, however, I would prefer more from Dr. Usui and less from Mr. Petter in the commentary. I thank Mr. Petter for finding and passing along this very helpful and loving, healing information!...more info

  • Excellent Photographs
    I have recently completed my 1st degree Reiki training and this book goes well with the information I've received to date. The photographs are excellent and the drawings that go along with the photographs are the perfect complement. The diseases listed in the back with the appropriate hand locations are very useful although the juxtapositioning of minor inconveniences and potentially fatal illnesses can be unsettling. Definitely an essential addition to your Reiki bookshelf....more info
  • Good but a bit thin on the old Practical Information Side
    I am a recently attuned Reiki Master, and found this book very helpful as far as hand positions go, but take note! he only puts in the hand positions for the Unusual or Very Severe Maladies (ie. those you are (hopefully) never gonna have a chance to run into!). I was also hoping to find a little bit more about the techniques that Usui used while treating - recently the myth that Reiki is solely applied by the laying-on of hands has been exploded - he used tech's such as rubbing, tapping and Funky Things such as the 'Laser-Eyes Technique', and using the breath to heal. There was, disappointingly however, only a page or two's mention of these methods, briefly explaining what they are, with no real instruction as to how to do them. As to the rest though, what was there was excellent - but please - A BIT MORE NEXT TIME?!...more info
  • Usui's Handbook
    I have all of Mr.Petter's books, which has indeed added to my knowledge of reiki and expanded my perception of Reiki as a whole.

    While a nice book, this third one is a little skimpy on information. Seems we have to buy the next installment to learn more (sigh)

    I do hope Mr. Petter combines all of these books into one Manual of Reiki at some point.

    I also have researched other versions of Reiki in Japan (and have taken Reiki Ryoho classes), and there is a lot that complements what Mr.Petter is writing about. Different lineages;the wholeness with which Mrs Takata attempted to maintain reiki;verification of Usui's Buddhist beleifs;for some to ignore the growing mountain of evidence and say-none of this exists-is mind-boggling to me.

    Keep writing Mr.Petter. But please-one volume is easier to use than 4 or 5 or 6.......more info

  • Excellent Book Regardless of the Reiki Community's Opinion
    I was attuned to level I in December, 1999, and Level II in January, 2000. As I've been down my own personal journey of reiki and the reiki energy, I am absolutely appalled at the division in the reiki community, and the fight over the claimed oral tradition versus those who want reiki to be reduced to writing. GET OFF YOUR PEDESTALS ALREADY! Reiki is a gift that not only should, BUT MUST be shared with the world, as the world needs healing. This book is a huge step towards bringing the world towards healing. I have been experimenting with the hand techniques of Dr. Usui, whether or not the rest of the reiki community believes the book, and the results have been amazing. The "laser beam" technique the book describes took away pain I had in my abdomen in a matter of just 2 minutes, and prior to this experiment, my reiki was never that effective on myself. BUY THIS BOOK! IT IS A GREAT INVESTMENT AND WORTH EVERY PENNY. Don't listen to the members of the reiki community that want to keep reiki a secret from the world. Reiki is a pure energy, but the energy of these people is simply adding sickness to the world....more info
  • This is a real working book
    This is the book many people waitet for. Practical instructions for instant work. Nice and understandable pictures make it easy to follow. A "must have" for all Reiki Fans....more info
    Brilliant! Just brilliant! This is Reiki. That is Reiki. From Reiki emerges Reiki. Reiki emerging from Reiki, Reiki still remains....more info
  • Mr. Petter's best book to date!
    As a Reiki master, I am very interested in any new materials or information that is written about Reiki. Having read all of Mr. Petter's books on the subject, I am very pleased with this one!

    The color photographs of the many hand positions are wonderful! He has made the information easy to understand and the techniques are all explained simply and thoroughly. I highly recommend this book to all of my Reiki students and anyone who is a practitioner.

    I do agree with some reviewers who seem to feel that all of the information would be nice in one volume, rather than the 3 other earlier books that Mr. Petter has written on the subject.

    I remember anxiously awaiting his earlier works after hearing about them and being a bit disappointed in their lack of information. It seemed that he was making the information available to the world in bits and pieces. Nevertheless, I appreciate his dedication to Reiki and making this information available to all of us! Thank you Mr. Petter! Bravo! This latest book is a great contribution to the Reiki community! I look forward to reading your next one, as well!...more info

  • Reiki
    In my own humble opinion, Reiki is to experiance on a level that is both human and loving. Each person goes to Reiki in their own way, and being told to get people off their duffs, and move to get attuned, bothers me.

    Reiki should be explored in a way that is fitting and loving to the individual, and not simply on a whim! Sometimes the wanting to learn happens this quickly, and people want to look for a teacher for attunement. And this is the way their path leads them. But for others, Reiki is a long time coming. And the energy that is within you finally comes forward and wants to learn, and allow the lightness of your being to finally come out.

    Reiki is for the betterment of humanity, not the betterment of the pocket book. I am always concerned, that this beautiful, and acient way of healing is going to be come a fad. Allow people to learn from their experiances in Reiki, and move along their own paths themselves. We can all be healers, but it all takes time. Pacients is a wonderful lession in the ways of Reiki, and in spiritual journies period.

    I am pleased to see someone has brought Usui's teachings into book form. I wish nothing about Reiki to be hidden or quiet. It is healing for every being, animal, tree, and espeically the Earth. But these words are my own words. If you allow Reiki to come into yourself in an open loving way, you will always give it in this way. If you only wish it to give you matieral gain, then you are simply doing it for self gain. Reiki is universal love, and that should be the only gain you recieve from it....more info

  • The Original Reiki Handbook of Dr. Mikao Usui: The Traditional Usui Reiki Ryoho Treatment Positions and Numerous Reiki Technique
    An excellent bok for those Reiki channels wishing to learn more about Dr Usui's original hand positions. Images and explanations of hand positions are really useful. Recommended for beginners through to experienced Reiki channels....more info
  • The Original Reiki Handbook of Dr. Mikao Usui
    The translation of Dr. Usui's Reiki handbook is a a very significant development for the Reiki community. At last we have proof that Reiki is not an oral tradition and that Dr. Usui gave out written material to all his students. I find the exercises to be useful and that my Reiki healing abilities have increased. The explainations and the insights about the origins of Reiki are also helpful. The color pictures of the hand positions Dr. Usui rcommends for various illnesses and conditions are wonderful. I have tried some of them and found them to work. I am very pleased that we now have such detailed information from the founder of the Usui system to use in our Reiki practices. Thank you Arjava and Chetna for taking the time to write this very important book....more info
  • Insights from a Reiki Master
    I became a Sacred Path Reiki Master in the Summer of 1999. After attaining Master level I started intensely reading and studying every book on Reiki and energy healing I could get my hands on in preperation to start teaching Reiki. January 2000 I received " The Original Reiki Handbook of Dr. Mikao Usui" as a gift from my husband. Since January I have been doing the meditations and breathing exercises in the book daily. My healing energy has increased by about 1000% and more. One day while meditating in my minds eye I saw a vision of a Japanese man carrying me. He laid me down and touched my forehead. I physically felt his hand and received a healing. Working daily with the healing techniques in this book gave me the extra training and focus I needed to set up my professional Reiki Practice. I highly recommend this book of all the Reiki books I've read this one is definitely the best. I give it 100 stars...more info
  • The Orininal Reiki Handbook
    I am reading other books right now to help me become a better Reiki Master. I will write a review on this book once I have read it, but it does look very interesting....more info
  • A Fascinating Revelation of Dr. Usui's Practices
    Having read Mr. Petter's previous books, I find that "The Original Reiki Handbook of Dr. Mikao Usui" is the finest of them. The information is delivered clearly and concisely with exquisite photographs to demonstrate the practices the text reveals. One can easily understand and repeat the lessons originally used by Dr. Usui, and these are a marvelous adjunct to one's Reiki practice. For new inquirers about Reiki, the revelation of the true history of Reiki is as fascinating as the legend presented by the Western Reiki lineages. Mr. Petter is to be applauded for honoring Hawayo Takata, who brought Reiki to the western world. I have taught Reiki for 10 years and will use this book in my classes as a required text. It is hoped that, one day, the publishers will create an enlarged poster of the beautiful hand-placement photographs shown throughout the book and collected in the final pages....more info
  • Usui Mikao Sensei
    The Original Reiki Handbook of Dr. Mikao Usui is one of the first Reiki books that I bought when I was starting with my Reiki journey.

    Reiki is a Japanese term.
    Rei means something mysterious,miraculous, and sacred.
    Ki means the atmosphere or something subtle or the energy of the universe.

    The Japanese words Reiki can be defined as a miraculous and sacred energy of the universe, which sustains all life (Reiki is the name, used by Usui Sensei, for the universal/cosmic energy.)

    Frank Arjava Petter is a well respected reasearcher on Reiki not only in the West but also in Japan.

    Hyakuten Inamoto Sensei in fact mentioned his name when I was in his Komyo Reiki Kai Shinpiden Training in Toronto, ON.

    Komyo Reiki Kai, the system Inamoto Sensei has created, presents Reiki as it was understood and commonly practiced in the 1930's in Japan. This system places emphasis on spiritual enfoldment through the practice of Reiki Ryoho, aiming for "satori" or enlightenment.

    Inamoto Sensei learned Reiki from Mrs. Chiyoko Yamaguchi who had trained with Chujiro Hayashi, one of Usui Sensei's original students.

    ***This is a book worth checking out by a beginning Reiki pratitioner. My only comment is on the title of the book "The Original Reiki Handbook of Dr. Mikao Usui" It's somewhat misleading, it's probably better if instead of doctor, the word should be Sensei which is a more appropriate title....more info
  • Reiki
    I have been doing Reiki since 2003, this is a great handbook. Thanks to the wonderful way this book was written and illustrated, both my daughters (14 & 26) have now taken Reiki I. ...more info
  • Fantastic Handbook
    This is a long awaited result of Arjava's historical research of Reiki. I will be forever grateful to Arjava for guiding us when we journeyed to Japan to research the original history of Dr. Usui. There is so much confusion in the Reiki community regarding the history of Reiki. Seeing Dr. Usui's handbook in print through this book clears up much of the confusion. This handbook is proof that the belief that Reiki was taught strictly as an oral tradition was actually based on a "mythical" version of the history of Reiki. Thank you Arjava, for your dedication to Reiki....more info
    I am a practicing Reiki Master. REIKI WORKS on me, myself, on my family, on my clients, bothdirectly and over distance. The refinements in hand positions that I have developed from reading (and rereading, and rereading) Frank Arjava Petter's book "The Original Reiki Handbook of Dr.Mikao Usui" have MATERIALLY improved the results I get. REIKI WORKS BETTER because of this book. Thank you Frank Arjava Petter. Thank you Dr. Usui....more info


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