© 2006/7 James Deacon
Reiki is the system as created and taught by Fuminori Aoki, of
the Nagoya Reiki Lab (formerly the "Human & Trust Institute"
- founded in 1990).
claims to be true to the origins of Reiki, and is essentially
a combination of Western-style Reiki and various Japanese techniques.
It is strongly influenced by Barbara Ray's modified and augmented
version of Reiki; and, somewhat reminiscent of Barbara Ray's system,
Reido also consists of several additional levels beyond the three
found in Usui Shiki Ryoho. [ Reido has the following levels: 1,
2, 3a, 3b, - then three 'master' levels: 4a, 4b, 4c,]
Reido there is an emphasis on regular Reiki practice, meditation,
and a need to live life with sincerity.
1 is presented as a 1-day 6-hour course.
This foundation level includes a discussion on the history of
Reiki. The student receives two basic attunements, is taught a
symbol unique to Reido Reiki, and receives two attunements to
this symbol (called 'koriki'*).
As with other styles, the focus of Reido Level 1 training is on
practical elements of Reiki. Students are taught the basic techniques,
including feeling the energy, and how to do self-treatment. Time
is also allotted for actual treatment practice.
='force of happiness' or 'power of happiness'. The symbol is said
to grant peace and serenity]
2 is also presented as a 1-day 6-hour course
Again, as with other styles, Reido Level 2 is about building on
the abilities gained at Level 1.
It includes the teaching of the 3 Usui-Reiki symbols and mantras.
There are a total of 6 attunements at this level.
Focus is on the treating of others (in a non-professional capacity),
mental-emotional work, and distance treatment.
Japanese Traditional Reiki techniques including Hatsurei-ho are
3a is presented as a 2-day course
This level brings a further increase in connection with the Reiki
ability and amongst other things, goes deeper into self-healing
and purification (including soul-level healing/healing the past/clearing
of karmic influences?), and the awakening of the creative influence
of our true self.
There are three attunements, and the Master symbol is introduced
at this level, as are various additional healing techniques, meditation
practice, and practices to help achieve specific goals..
3b is presented as a 2-day course
One attunement is given at this level.
3b rounds out and completes training in Reiki therapy. The student
needs to show a comprehensive understanding of methods and techniques
such as scanning, beaming, working in the aura, etc.
There is emphasis on deepening ones self-reliance, and of integrating
Reiki practice and understanding into daily life.
4a is presented as a 2-day course
This level is the first level of training for those who wish to
teach Reido Reiki.
The initial attunement process is taught here
Students are expected to undergo an internship before going on
to run their own courses.
Beyond this are levels 4b and 4c - training in which involves
working closely with Reido Reiki's founder Fuminori Aoki