Recommended Reading

Light on the Origins of Reiki by Tadao Yamaguchi

An informative book by Tadao Yamaguchi in which he relates the fascinating life story of his mother, a great Japanese Reiki Teacher who had learned Reiki from Chiujiro Hayashi at the age of 17 and kept on practising in her daily life for more than 65 years, passing on her wealth of insights to her son.  It also covers a little about Japanese culture and Reiki and some information about Jikiden Reiki.

I highly recommend this book to all, it is unlike any other Reiki book I have read.

Have you ever wondered just how different Western and Japanese Reiki are? And why they became so different? 

This book looks at the culture and history behind Japanese Reiki and how it evolved as it journeyed through the West. Masaki Nishina teaches both Western and Japanese Reiki in Japan and from his years of experience provides deep insights into the truth about Reiki.

In this book you will discover:

- How Japanese historical events influenced Reiki
- How Reiki compares to other healing therapies of the time
- How the survival of Reiki was threatened after the war
- What changes Western culture made to Reiki
- The detailed differences between Western and Japanese Reiki
- How Reiki is deeply rooted in Japanese culture and Shinto
- What we can all learn from that ancient culture

If you’re wanting to deepen your understanding of Japanese and Western Reiki, or if you’re simply wanting to know more about the culture that gave birth to Reiki, 
this book is for you.

Front cover of Reiki and Japan by Masaki Nishina

Light on the Origins of Reiki

by Tadao Yamaguchi

Reiki and Japan: A Cultural View of Western and Japanese Reiki

by Masaki Nishina

Front cover of Light on the Origins of Reiki by Tadao Yamaguchi

Reiki and Japan: A Cultural View of Western and Japanese Reiki by Masaki Nishina

The Hayashi Reiki Manual by Tadao Yamaguchi and Frank Arjava Petter

A book co-written by Tadao Yamaguchi and Frank Arjava Petter.
This manual consists of the story of Dr. Hayashi, newly researched and illustrated with previously unpublished archive photos. It shows specific documents, such as the original certificates of Hayashi and has a helpful, colourful photos in the treatment section illustrating the places Hayashi found the most byosen for various diseases.

This is Reiki by Frank Arjava Petter

Frank Arjava Petter has written from his wide experience and knowledge of Reiki. He has researched the roots of Reiki in Japan quite extensively and shares what he has found and learned in this book.

"I would like to share with you my experience and insights from eighteen years of working with Reiki. In this time, my understanding of what Reiki is and how it works has changed considerably. During practice and the exchange with my fellow travelers and students it came to fruition and ripened."

Frank Arjava Petter is now the Vice-Representative of the Jikiden Reiki Institute.

Front cover of The Hayashi Reiki Maual by Yamaguchi and Petter

The Hayashi Reiki Manual by Tadao Yamaguchi and Frank Arjava Petter.

This is Reiki by Frank Arjava Petter

Front cover of This is Reiki by Frank Arjava Petter