Everything you need to know about Reiki

May 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Articles, Ayni Books, Healing

Reiki: An alternative health treatment using the palms of the hands to transfer ‘universal energy’ from practitioner to patient to encourage emotional and physical healing.

Reiki is an Eastern healing technique, originating  in recent years from Japan, though it’s roots are ancient. In it’s modern form, it was brought to public attention by Dr Usui Mikao, a Tendai priest in Japan. He began with a select number of students, passing down the teaching without supportive paperwork and an element of secrecy. The system is based on ‘attunements’ and the 5 precepts. Once a student has been introduced to the system and both teacher and student feel ready, then they proceed to the fuller teachings of symbols, mantras and hand positions.

The 5 Precepts:

For Today Only:
Do not Anger
Do not worry
Be Humble
Be Honest in your Work
Be Compassionate to Yourself and Others

The system came to the West through Hawayo Takata who learnt the system in the 1930’s. She introduced the system to students in the 70’s.  The final level of the training (Master Level) enables a student to become a teacher and so the system has spread. It has also morphed, merged with other healing ideas and many Reiki methods are unrecognisable from the original teachings.

I was personally introduced to Reiki in the year 2000. I chose to learn the traditional Usui version of Reiki, though, undoubtedly, a changed Westernised version of it. It made so much sense to me that I quickly became a student. I qualified as a Master in 2009. Reiki, for me is not just a healing method, but a way of ‘being’.

How I came to be interested and finding a teacher, is down to working for John Hunt Publishing.  John had asked me to research the Mind Body Spirit market and sent me off to the MBS Festival in London (UK). On the train I got talking to some women clearly going to the same place. One was a Reiki practitioner not far from where I lived. The rest as they say, is history!



We have published several books on the system of Reiki, from authors around the globe.

Here is a list of our bestsellers.






reikisbThe Reiki Sourcebook by Bronwen and Frans Stiene

Popular, comprehensive and updated manual for novice, teacher and the general reader.

Bringing together every important piece of information that has been taught, discussed or written about Reiki since its development in the early 1900s, it includes information from sources such as living students of the Reiki teachers, Mikao Usui, Chujiro Hayashi and Hawayo Takata. Reiki Teachers Bronwen and Frans Stiene are founders of the International House of Reiki. Frans Stiene, annually teaches Reiki in the USA, Europe, Asia & Australia.

Buy this Paperback $24.95 / £12.99: AMAZON US  |  AMAZON UK    BARNES & NOBLE  |  INDIEBOUND

Buy this e-book$14.99 / £7.99:  AMAZON US  |  AMAZON UK  |  BARNES & NOBLE  |  INDIEBOUND





Japanese Art of Reiki by Bronwen and Frans Stiene

The first practical Reiki book from the traditional Japanese perspective

Reiki techniques originated from an intensely spiritual period of Japanese history. This fully-illustrated book traces the system’s evolution from a spiritual self-development system to a direct hands-on practice. The journey moves from Japan to the USA and beyond, and back to Japan.

Buy this Paperback $19.95 / £12.99 : AMAZON UK  |  BARNES & NOBLE  |  HIVE  |  INDIEBOUND

Buy this e-book $11.99 / £7.99: AMAZON US  |  AMAZON UK  |  BARNES & NOBLE  |  HIVE  |  INDIEBOUND




reiki200Reiki: 200 Q&A for Beginners by Lawrence Ellyard

If youve ever wondered what Reiki is all about, here all your questions are answered in one handy volume. A complete guide to the way and practice of Reiki, each chapter is categorised by topics. They demystify Attunements, Symbols, Chakras and Distant Healing, and many others. If you have a question about a particular Reiki experience, the answers are here. Whether you are a complete novice or a experienced practitioner, this one stop guide covers everything you need to know.

Buy this Paperback $24.95 / 12.99:  AMAZON US  |  AMAZON UK  |  BARNES & NOBLE  |  HIVE  |  INDIEBOUND


reikimasteryReiki Mastery by David Vennells

Reiki has many levels and forms, and has evolved from the pure, “original” practice of its Buddhist founder, Dr. Mikao Usui. Reiki is about “facing the mirror,” the inner mirror of our own mind. As we progress with our spiritual practice we can begin to clean away the layers of misconception that colour the way we view ourselves, others and the world around us.

This is a compassionate, wise, handbook to making the most of the Life Force Energy that surrounds and informs us all.

Buy this Paperback $19.95 / £11.99:  AMAZON US  |  AMAZON UK  |  BARNES & NOBLE  |  HIVE




Reiki Jin Kei Do by Steve Gooch

Set to fundamentally reshape the way that we think about Reiki as a healing method, this book is a must read for anyone seriously interested in this unique path to self perfection and liberation. In the tradition of Reiki Jin Kei Do the emphasis of practice is on leading the student to a realization of their oneness and ultimate reunification with all-that-is.

Buy this Paperback $21.95 / £12.99:  AMAZON US  |  AMAZON UK  |  BARNES & NOBLE  |  INDIEBOUND

Buy this e-book $12.99 / £7.99:  AMAZON US  |  AMAZON UK  |  BARNES & NOBLE  |  INDIEBOUND





The Inner Heart of Reiki by Frans Stiene

The Inner Heart of Reiki is the first Reiki book to look at the inner heart of the spiritual teachings of the system of Reiki. It will take practitioners and teachers to a whole new level of understanding about their practice and about the way they teach.

Buy this Paperback $16.95 / £9.99:  AMAZON US  |  AMAZON UK  |  BARNES & NOBLE  |  HIVE  |  INDIEBOUND

Buy this e-book $10.99 / £5.99:  AMAZON US  |  AMAZON UK  |  BARNES & NOBLE  |  HIVE  |  INDIEBOUND





ultimreikiUltimate Reiki Guide for Beginners by Lawrence Ellyard

Find here all the information you need to become a teacher of Reiki. Learn how to run classes with all the practical skills you need to teach and embody its spiritual path. Whether a seasoned practitioner, or just starting out, The Ultimate Guide will show you how to truly walk the Reiki path with humility, healing and wisdom.

Buy this Paperback $24.95 / £12.99:  AMAZON US  |  AMAZON UK  |  BARNES & NOBLE  |  INDIEBOUND




Your Reiki Treatment by Bronwen and Frans Stiene

Finally, a book that looks at Reiki from the client’s perspective. Whether you are searching for relaxation, healing, or spiritual growth, a Reiki treatment can be a revelation. Find out how to make the most of your Reiki experience. Learn how to prepare for your treatment, what to expect during the session, and how to continue furthering your personal growth after the treatment is finished.

Buy this Paperback $19.95 / £9.99:  AMAZON US  |  AMAZON UK  |  BARNES & NOBLE  |  HIVE  |  INDIEBOUND






A-Z Reiki Pocketbook by Bronwen and Frans Stiene

Bursting with Reiki facts this A-Z of Reiki Pocketbook is compact, easy to use, up-to-date and professionally researched. It is simply the best summary of all you need to know, including the most up to date information, in the handiest form. Find the answers to all your questions about Reiki, what it is, where it has come from, where it is today, historical and modern day Reiki practices, with this Reiki compendium. Formatted like an address book, it is easy to flick through so that you can find out everything you ever wanted to know about Reiki.

Buy this Paperback $16.95 / £7.99:  AMAZON US  |  AMAZON UK  |  BARNES & NOBLE  |  HIVE  |  INDIEBOUND





New Reiki Software for Divine Living by Brett Bevell

This book interprets Reiki as an energetic embodiment of Divine grace, something designed to not only heal but also uplift, inspire and bring us into alignment with our Divine purpose. Offering an entirely new upgrade to Reiki technology called Mikao Usui’s Reiki Crystal of Awakening, the book shows us ways that Reiki can be simplified so anyone can use it, without the complex symbols or long sequences of hand positions that are part of traditional Reiki training.

Buy this Paperback $16.95 / £9.99:  AMAZON US  |  AMAZON UK  |  BARNES & NOBLE  |  HIVE  |  INDIEBOUND

Buy this e-book $9.99 / £5.99:  AMAZON US  |  AMAZON UK  |  BARNES & NOBLE  |  HIVE

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