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Book Review: The Original Reiki Handbook of Dr. Mikao Usui

Book Review: The Original Reiki Handbook of Dr. Mikao Usui

Dr. Mikao Usui and Frank Arjava Petter- Originally published January 1999

Book Review: By Mega R. Mease, RMT

My first reading of the Reiki Handbook was in 1991, the year it was first published. While celebrated and considered groundbreaking by many, it was also troubling to others. Most likely, these opinions were based on the training and conflicting information passed down by each Reiki-Master Teacher to their students. Some disagreements may have been fueled by well-meaning people who bypassed the forward and introduction in their excitement to get to the techniques, hand positions, and photo appendix. Well never know.

Twenty-two years later, revisiting The Original Reiki Handbook has been both an eye and heart-opening adventure. The Handbook has much to offer when read fully and mindfully without judgment. It provides an opportunity to review where we have been and see who we are now in this fast, ever-changing world. I encourage those reading this to assess your present mindset, emotional attachment, specific training, and connection to Reiki.

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