Jō symbol *
be written variously as: Jō, Jo, Joh or Jyo).
recent years, several 'Independent' Reiki practitioners in Japan
started using the Jō
an additional Reiki symbol; and more recently
symbol and it's method of application has gradually began to be
accepted by many practitioners in the West as a highly effective
symbol is used specifically and solely
release / flushing of toxins from the body.
“purify” or “exorcise”.
symbol is called "Jō", but this is just its descriptive
has its own
accompanying jumon-phrase: "O-hikari".
means light, the "O" is a term of reverence or respect.
"O-hikari" can, in a Reiki Ryoho context, be
understood as the" Spiritual Light" of Reiki.
the Jō symbol:
perform a 'general' treatment (at least, cover: the head, upper back,
spine, and abdomen) then, when ready, draw the symbol over the liver
While drawing the symbol, repeat the jumon-phrase
Then place your hands - right hand
on top of the left - over the liver area, and let Reiki flow for as
long as you feel appropriate.
Finally, treat the kidneys for a
in order to use the symbol, do you need to receive
initiation/attunement for it?
as it may seem, the majority of practitioners find that they do not
actually need to be 'attuned' to the symbol (at least not in any
Simply working (as outlined above)
symbol and - importantly – its jumon-phrase,
on a regular basis seems to build a deepening energetic affinity.
bring its own 'power' with
You might like to meditate on the Image/Sound.
would do with any of the more regular Reiki symbols, let Reiki flow and
draw the symbol in the palm of each hand. Visualize and feel it
pulsate with the Light; and, as you breathe out / intone the
symbol, visualize and feel
the Breath of Reiki intensifying the symbol's resonance.
might also choose to seek your own creative ways of developing your
personal deepening bond with the symbol. : )
to pronounce: "O-hikari":
As is the way
mantras/jumon, correct pronunciation of "O-hikari"is very
Here are links to two sound files, giving
actual shape of the Jō symbol
may look somewhat familiar to
practitioners of certain popular modern-day forms of “Japanese”
Instead of the familiar CKR, a few modern
Japanese styles teach a symbol with a visual form similar to that of
However, it must be
stressed that it is
of their symbol which shares similarities with the Jō
Their symbol names,
significance and function,
etc. are quite