Synopses & Reviews
Reiki: The True Story
is a comprehensive investigation of Reiki as both a healing practice and a lifelong path of spiritual awakening. Author and Reiki expert Don Beckett weaves together a new story about Reikis origins and its founders true vision. The foundation of this book is the teachings of a group of Reiki founder Makao Usuis original students, who held their masters knowledge in secrecy for more than seventy years.
After a general introduction to Reiki, Beckett presents a thorough history of the discipline (including the testimony of some of Usuis students) as well as an in-depth manual for practice. The author rounds out his exploration with material from world renowned, contemporary Reiki Masters, Becketts 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 Reikis past make this a compelling volume for novice and experienced practitioners alike.
About the Author
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.