The Lineage Of The Masters
- Lady Spring's Reiki Lineage
- For some in the field of Reiki, lineage is an important thing.
You might be able to tell from some of the other postings in
this section of the Healing Circle, I'm not one of those people.
But I have received many queries about the line of my training
and mastership certification. This article is my answer to those
- Dr. Usui, according to Reiki legend
returned from an enlightening sabbatical in the mountains of
Japan. It was during this mountain top fasting and meditation
that the form of the Reiki art was revealed to him. When he returned
to the city, he eventually opened a school to teach others this
wonderful form of healing.
- Many years later, Chijuro Hiyashi, M.D attended the Reiki
school and eventually gained his Master's certification. Dr.
Hiyashi eventually employed several Reiki Channels in his general
practice, who would
provide services to his patients. One of these patients was Hawayo
- After experiencing the miracle of what Reiki had done for
her own illness, Hawayo Takata began
studying Reiki with Dr. Hiyashi. Mrs. Takata not only became
a Reiki Master in her own right, but she was eventually deemed
as Reiki's Grand Master. Mrs. Takata brought Reiki to the United
States, to Hawaii to be specific, where she had once lived. Before
her death in 1980, she trained 22 people as Reiki Masters. These
people have become known as the 22 Original Takata Masters. Two
of these were the magnificent and wonderful Rev.
Beth Gray and her husband John
- Rev. Beth Gray was my teacher for Reiki I in February 1989
and Reiki II in October 1989. Unfortunately, Rev. Gray suffered
a stroke and no longer teaches the art she loved so well. Rev.
Gray shared her knowledge with thousands of people, training
Reiki Channels here in the U.S. and Australia. One of these people
was Rev. Arlene Green who passed the Master's knowledge on to
Rev. Wilma Donald.
- In October 1994, I convinced a close friend to sign up for
a Reiki class. Her requirement however was that I attend with
her. For me it was a wonderful refresher and fascinating experience.
In part because I was able to focus on some intricate subtleties
during this class, that I wasn't able to pick up on in my previous
classes. But also because this class was taught by John Harvey
- With 8 years of Reiki experience I had finally reached the
desire to take the next step and commitment in the Reiki path.
Becoming a Master is a serious step and does require an inner
level of commitment and acceptance of responsibility. Looking
for a teacher is also a serious endeavor. I was very lucky however.
At the time I was a member of spiritual fellowship and ministerial
school. One of the practicing ministers at this school was Rev.
Wilma Donald. Under her gentle and loving guidance, I received
my Reiki Master's Certification, in April 1996. You can view
all my Reiki Certifications here
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- Created: 03/28/1999 Updated: 03/10/2008