"Reiki: The True Story" is a comprehensive investigation of Reiki as both a healing practice and a lifelong path of spiritual awakening. With threads of information from new and disparate sources, author and Reiki expert Don Beckett weaves together a new story about Reiki's origins and its founder's true vision. The foundations of this book are the teachings of a group of Makao Usui's original students, who held their master's knowledge in secrecy for more than seventy years. After a general introduction to Reiki, Beckett presents a thorough history of Reiki (including the testimony of some of Usui's students) as well as an in-depth manual for practice. The author rounds out his exploration with material from world-renowned, contemporary Reiki Masters, Beckett's own insights into the nature of Reiki energy, as well as information about the chakra system, yin and yang, and the Five Transformations. The book concludes with a chapter entitled 'Beyond Reiki', which bridges knowledge of Reiki with the lesser-known practice of Johrei.
Thorough explanations coupled with cutting-edge discoveries about Reiki's past make this a compelling volume for novice and experienced practitioners alike.
Don Beckett, born and raised in Colorado, has also lived in Arizona, Oregon, Utah, Mexico and Bali. He currently calls Hilo, Hawaii home. He has been practicing Reiki since 1991 and has initiated others since 1999. He has also practiced various kinds of formal meditation for more than twenty-five years. A member of the Johrei Fellowship, Beckett maintains a complete website at www.johreiki.net that attracts thousands of teachers and students of Reiki.