GENDAI REIKI HO
('Contemporary Reiki Method')
© 2002/3 James Deacon
As its name suggests, Gendai Reiki Ho is a modern
system of Reiki.
by Hiroshi Doi, who
tells us that he is a member of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai, and
studied with the former Gakkai chairperson, Mrs. Kimiko Koyama,
Gendai Reiki blends western Reiki with what Doi claims to be the
teachings and methods used by the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai - as
well as concepts and practices from other therapeutic modalities.
an avid 'collector' of therapy systems [having studied: Shinmeikan
Healing, Seiki-ho, The Silva Mind Control Method, Genkyoku Kiko,
Dokiho, Crystal Healing, Hypnotic Kiko, Osteopathy, Energy Balancing,
Nishino Breathing, Astral Healing, SAS Shinkiko, Kihodo Healing,
the Natural Vibration technique, Balance Therapy, Multi-dimensional
Body Work and others] had originally learnt the first, modified
and augmented, Western style of Reiki to be introduced
to Japan, i.e. "Radiance Technique" - as taught by Reiki
practitioner Mieko Mitsui.
Doi's school, the Gendai Reiki Healing Association, teaches four
levels of Reiki: Shoden (Beginners Level), Okuden (Inner Teaching)
Shinpiden (Mystery Teaching) and Gokui Kaiden (Highest Level).
Shoden level training includes: an introduction to Reiki; the
History of Reiki; three attunements, Reiju; basic healing techniques
for people, other animals & plants; aura-purifying technique;
energy purification; energy pouring method; self-growth methods;
'Reiki Shower' technique; Chakra Kassei Kokyu-ho [chakra activation]:
and 'traditional' Japanese techniques (including: Renzoku Reiki
['Reiki Marathon'], Kenyoku-ho [dry bathing], Gassho Kokyu-ho
['Gassho Breathing Method'], Hikari no Kokyu-ho [Breath of Light]
and Nentatsu-ho ['thought-transmission' via the hands] )
Okuden level training includes: increasing the power and versatility
of your Reiki; the first 3 symbols, their significance and use;
Kotodama; three attunements; distant healing; healing the past
& future; western Reiki techniques; grounding techniques;
the 'reiki box'; self-purifying & self-growth techniques;
a 'deprogramming' technique; Heso Chiryo-ho [energy balancing];
Saibo Kasseika [cell activating technique]; Gendai Reikishiki
Hatsurei-ho [Gendai version of Usui Hatsurei-ho]; and traditional
Japanese techniques (including:Tanden Chiryo-ho / Gedoku-ho [body
detox.], Koki-ho [ healing breath], Gyoshi-ho [healing look],
and Seiheki Chiryo-ho ['thought-transmission' via the hands] )
Shinpiden level training includes: the Master symbol, its significance
and use; self-purifying & self-growth techniques; affirmation
techniques; three attunements; the 'Reiki Wave' and spiritual
growth; the Spirit of Usui Reiki; Reiki meditation; using - and
transcending symbols; self-purification with light; making contact
with your higher self / 'guides' / higher beings; recognising
the Essence of Reiki Healing; Sekizui Joka Ibuki-ho [spinal cord
cleansing], Hado Kokyu-ho [Vibration-raising breath]; and traditional
Japanese techniques -(including: Uchite Chiryo-ho [patting / palpating],
Nadete Chiryo-ho [stroking], Oshite Chiryo-ho [pressing with fingertips],
Ketsueki Kokan-ho ['Finishing' or 'Smoothing' technique], Hanshin
Koketsu-ho ['Half-body Blood-purifiying Method'], Zenshin Koketsu-ho
[Full-body Treatment Method]
Gokui Kaiden means 'highest level', i.e. Master Level. Gendai
Reiki Ho uses the term Shihan for its Masters.
Gokui Kaiden level training includes: Reiki Master Principles:
the role of the master; training policy; understanding what healing
is; understanding attunement and symbols; the Spirit of Reiki-ho;
teachings of Usui-Sensei; how to give attunements & Reiju*:
method, mental attitude and preparation; the characteristics of
each level and particulars to teach; and traditional Japanese
techniques (including: Byosen Reikan-ho [sensing energy fluctuations],
Tanden Chiryo-ho [body detox.] Ketsueki Kokan-ho ['Finishing'
or 'Smoothing' technique], and Reiji ['intuitive' guidance in
hand placement] )
It must be pointed out that this particular version of
reiju is Doi's own creation - his attempt to replicate
the experience of receiving the reiju empowerment as used by the
Gakkai (something that Doi, not being a Gakai master, has not
learnt how to perform)
the issue of Hiroshi Doi's training...
trained to level 2 in the modern, western 'Radiance Technique'
style of Reiki with Mieko Mitsui [a student of Barbara Ray] some
time around 1991?.
Later, he did all three levels of another modern, western,
Reiki style: Osho Neo Reiki [a Takata-lineage style: modified
by Himani a follower of 'Osho' (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh) ]
also claimed that from 93(?) - 99 he received Shoden and some
Okuden level training from Kimiko Koyama (who was, according to
Doi, Gakkai President at the time)
when, he had begun teaching Gendai, and 'sharing' Gakkai techniques
and practices, Doi was asked for clarification about the level
of Usui Reiki Ryoho training he had received.
someone had wondered: if he had not even completed level 2 in
a very formal disciplined organisation as he himself claimed the
Gakkai was, how was it that he supposedly knew so much about higher
levels of Gakkai teaching?]
It was then that Doi apparently 'remembered' having received complete
training in a simplified form of Usui Reiki Ryoho back in the
early 1980's from a Mr Hiroshi Ohta [lineage supposedly: Usui,
Taketomi, Sasaki, Ohta]...
However, according to Doi, this system was not actually called
Usui Reiki Ryoho.
It was simply called Te-ate* - a general term for all kinds of
hands-on healing in Japan.
(*not to be confused with Usui Te-ate as taught by others).
2000 Doi received taining from Jikiden Reiki's Chiyoko Yamaguchi;
and so he tells us, also began training with Gakkai President
Kondo - apparently completing his Okuden level