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Andrew Bowling's REIKI HISTORY Archives

(formerly located at usuireiki.fsnet.co.uk/)
From 1998 through 2006 Andy Bowling presented a web site detailed with Reiki History and facts.  When he discovered original teachings of Mikao Usui shared by Chris Marsh, he began to focus more in that direction.  In 2007 Andy decided to stop his Reiki History pages but gave me permission to host this archive at my web site. I hope you enjoy this original contribution to the Reiki world.

If you have comments or suggestions, Contact Me.
Rick Rivard  (www.threshold.ca)
December 2007

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THE NEW HISTORY

 
Threshold Notes Menu -  Doing The Work (Did We Skip Some of the Process of Becoming a Master?)
New to Reiki Menu -  Reiki Analogies 
(Ways to Explain Reiki to Another Person)

Experienced Menu Exploring Variations Of Reiki Energy  (With 2 Energies From Mr. Doi)



As new information is made available from books, web sites and direct from Japan about the Usui story and Reiki, 
it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with what History is available to Reiki Healers. 

The information I present here was originally gathered from websites, books and friends in Japan. 

But now the main source of information is from students of Mikao Usui who are still alive.

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Following extensive contact with surviving students of Usui the following statement has been made:

What has become very clear is that although Usui was a respected teacher, healer, etc. on the scale of things he was quite a minor player, 
the Reiki story has distorted the picture and has prevented people seeing the much bigger thing, the real prize which is behind it all.

Usui wasn't the goal, but a guide to help people find the other more spiritual approach to life, 
it is also clear that his poverty was not through dubious business, but was a choice he made. 

People have tried to find out about the man, but in doing so have not seen his purpose, 
which was about spiritual growth and service.

He was there showing people in a rapidly-secularising Japan that there was still a way to the spiritual heart of Japan, 
a link with more spiritual times, he just reformed an original process and made it accessible (to all).

He would have been horrified by the cult of personality that has grown in his memory.

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The Spiritual Teachings

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Usui Sensei
Precepts
Waka Poetry
Memorial
Hayashi
Takata
Kurama
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Usui Manual
Hayashi Manual
Eguchi
Shimpei Goto
Gakkai
Reiki Meditation
Reiki Techniques
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Usui Ancestors
Hand Positions
Hatsurei-ho
Gassho
Links
My Story
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Mikao Usui referred to his teachings as the:

'Method to Achieve Personal Perfection'

'You are everything - if you are healing yourself you heal everything.'