Reiki -The Essential Guide by Chris & Penny Parkes

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Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is a Japanese word meaning Universal Life Force Energy. There is a life force, which flows through all living beings whether animal, vegetable or mineral and Reiki refers to a technique, which enables you to accept or become a channel for a far greater amount of this life force energy. Drawing on ancient practices, which are said to have dated back to Buddha, Reiki balances the energy in the body, renewing vitality and bringing about a powerful feeling of serenity and relaxation through the laying on of hands. It is being used increasingly by massage therapists, osteopaths and others to complement their standard form of practice and can be used to relieve the problems associated with stress, tension, chronic illness and post-operative pain.

This practical and accessible book reveals the fascinating story behind the discovery of Reiki, explains what to expect from a treatment, how it works and how it can be of benefit - and even shows how you too can train (very easily) to practice Reiki. Written by one of the few Reiki masters in the UK and featuring the original Usui method, Reiki is the essential guide for all followers and would-be followers of this intriguing subject.

Chris Parkes trained as a Reiki Master in the Usui tradition and established The Reiki School with his wife Penny to provide the highest quality Reiki training. They run Reiki courses throughout Britain.

Information: 160 pages, paperback

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  • 5
    Good book

    Posted by Marie on 9th Feb 2010

    Good book for beginners, easy to read.

  • 4
    Ideal for Beginners

    Posted by Colin on 11th Feb 2005

    This book is and ideal guide for beginners or those who are already trained in this Amazing healing art. At 160 pages it is packed with so much information that it is hard to decide where to start. There are three main parts to this book.

    Part 1. Explains what Reiki is, The Attunements, also the history of Reiki, and compares it to other healing methods, also personal healing. Part 2. This part is devoted to all the aspects of healing, with a section on Self-development and spiritual growth. (This I found particularly interesting?)

    Part 3. Cover's the 1st 2nd and 3rd Degree Training. From the first attunement right through to the Masters training. As I am writing this review and awaiting my Reiki 1 in a couple of day's time, I just had to read this book twice before submitting my review. The writers of this book were drawn to Reiki, after the death of one of their parents. The story of their journey, and the establishing of The Reiki School in the UK is an amazing one. I have to confess I am a bit biased on this book, and it would be quite easy for me to give you more information here about it. But this is a book, that should grace the bookshelf of anyone who has ever wondered what Reiki is, or if they feel they have been drawn to it. A friend told me 'Quote' 'Reiki found you' and I truly believe that, and after reading this book, even more so; a wonderful book to read and to own.