An Alternative Reiju Process
© 2008 James Deacon
following reiju process may possibly be familiar to some
folk trained in certain styles of Japanese Reiki...
course, this is merely a description of the physical 'form' of
the process - the inner aspect: the energetic/spiritual
component of sharing reiju with a student, cannot be learnt from
a written description.]
people, it seems, mistakenly believe that the knowledge
of how to perform the reiju procedure (or, for that matter,
the western Reiki initiation/attunement procedure) must
be kept secret
that if the procedures become common knowledge, then anyone
(even non-Reiki people), by learning how to perform them,
will gain the 'power' to awaken the Reiki ability in others.
this is not the case.
cannot give what one does not have."
reiju and initiation/attunement procedures are methods for
sharing the Gift that is the Reiki ability.
you haven't 'received' the Reiki ability yourself, you cannot
'pass' it to another - cannot awaken the ability in another
- no matter how much you, as a Japanese friend of mine puts
it: "wave your hands about, visualize shirushi,
chant jumon, or 'intend' it to happen."
"(.... .......) Reiki Reiju Ho Instructions"
[English translation of original Japanese
Copyright © 2008 James Deacon
1, Stand behind
the recipient who is sitting in seiza, with their hands in gassho.
Place your palm directly above their crown and draw the Hon Sha
Ze Sho Nen symbol twice and the Un*
(Cloud) symbol twice in the air. It should be the Chokurei from
Western Reiki. The Un symbol using a clockwise spiral is incorrect.
The correct way is a left [i.e, anti-clockwise] spiral. That is,
it should be like the Chokurei from Western Reiki. Also, do not
recite / chant the mantra, draw the symbol in silence. Place your
right hand on top of the recipient's head, with your left over
it, and then focus on taking/applying one deep breath**.
Move in front of the recipient and draw Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen twice
between the eyebrows, then draw the Un symbol twice, Concentrate.
Next, blow a breath between the eyebrows. 'Raise the hand' respectfully***
While their hands are in gassho, grasp the recipient's fingertips
with your right hand and place your left under their wrists. Moving
your right hand, while holding the recipient's fingertips, draw
Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen twice, then draw the Un symbol once. Then slide
your right hand upwards, letting go of their fingertips.
That's it! Its really simple! It takes about 2-3 minutes to do.
If you think about it (even if you don't) this is the same method
used when doing healing.
though this was done in seiza, you could also do it sitting on
a chair, or lying down, face up. Try it.
Un or Zui-un is another name for CKR
This instruction seems to be referring to the process of 'sealing
with the breath'
[Te wo ka za shi masu] I
believe that this is referring to the gesture, sometimes called
tekazashi ( "raising the hand") - used in several
practices including Johrei and Mahikari when giving healing: i.e.
raise the hand in front of / over the person in a gesture of healing
Reiju versions can be found here and