Andrew Bowling's REIKI HISTORY Archives

(formerly located at
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.
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December 2007

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 Reiki Links

This page gives you Reiki links which will give you some details of the history of Reiki.

Rick Rivard.    Excellent pages on the history, of special interest see pages about Usui memorial with up todate photography and new translation.

William Rand.   Popular centre for Reiki, gives details of visit to Kurama Yama and translation of memorial to Usui. Lots of interesting Reiki articles. Listen to a recording of the precepts in Japanese.

Traditional Japanese Reiki. Reiki History including teachings of a Japanese Master of the Hayashi lineage.

Light and Adonea.  Massive and Excellent informative site.

Wonderful photo's from Japan - Kurama Yama and Usui Grave.

Other sites of general  Reiki interest....

A Reiki site giving excellent photo's of Usui sensei's Grave. Monument and Kurama Yama.

A excellent Reiki site full of information and history.
Of special interest are notes taken at a Takata Reiki course.

Reiki and a Buddhist connection.  'Reikiflow Workshop'
 Excellent views on Reiki and other Reiki sites.

Calling ALL 'UK' Reiki healers.
Join up and be recognized 'The Reiki Federation'

Kyoto Tour.   Tour of Kyoto by Taxi.  Nice views.

A Japanese guide. Gives photo's and some detail about Kanto Earthquake-

Excellent books for reference.........

The following three books are a must for all those wishing to learn about Reiki.

They should be read in the following order.

(1) 'Reiki Fire'    Frank Arjava Petter.   ISBN 0-914955-50-0

(2) 'Reiki - The Legacy of Dr. Usui'   Frank Arjava Petter.   ISBN 0-914955-56-X

(3) 'The Original Reiki Handbook of Dr. Mikao Usui'   Frank Arjava Petter. ISBN 0-914955-57-8

'Iyashi no gendai Reikiho'  -  'Modern Reiki method for Healing'   Hiroshi Doi, Reiki Master.
ISBN 4-9006631-34-7c0077    This is only available in Japanese. It is the best book on Reiki available.
Now available in ENGLISH.

'Awaken Healing Light of the Tao'   Mantak & Maneewan Chia   ISBN 0-935621-46-6 (Roots of Reiki)