I did this few times in the past, like after I was trained with Frans in 2008, I called my past students for a re-training based on my new understanding of Reiki.
It happened again, this time, after reading Robert Fueston’s book; Reiki :The transmission of Light; I realized the mistakes I was making during my classes on history of Reiki and I decided to stop talking about Reiki history and simply refer anyone curious about the evolution of Reiki in the West to Robert’s book.
Robert Fueston is one of the pioneer Reiki researchers, and we’re very lucky to have him talk to us on Cincinnati Reiki Day this Sunday, May 22nd.
First of all, I’m fascinated by the effort Robert has spent to find and train with Mrs. Takata’s original masters or their senior students. Robert has compiled and classified how Mrs. Takata’s teachings evolved, including evolution of attunements and he provides a list of practices that are originally taught by Mrs. Takata vs. non-traditional practices adapted later into the system of Reiki.
Oh and the mistakes I was making….I realized that Iris Ishikuro is not Mrs. Takata’s cousin but one of her Master students. Just because I heard this story from my first Reiki Master, I continued the misinformation. Also, I was pleasantly surprised to hear that Mrs. Takata gave priority to spirituality aspect of Reiki and then the physical aspect, and that she allowed her teachings to be taped and it’s not all oral teaching tradition after all. In fact Mrs. Takata was working on a book herself. You may discover many other facts about history of Reiki form Robert’s book.
It’s an incredible opportunity to hear his research first hand from Robert. I can’t wait to listen to him on Sunday. Hope you all can make it. The morning session is for Reiki Masters from 9:30 A.M. until 12:30 P.M $10 (cash only.
The afternoon session is open for all levels of Reiki practitioners from 1:30-5:00. $10 (cash only)
Please RSVP to Maria Kammerer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Love & Light,