Mount Kurama Temple
Dr Usui had a habit of meditating near the Mount Kurama waterfall. One day, he had a vision (satori) on
This probably happened around year 1918 to 1920. Sometime after this event, he created the "Usui
Reiki Ryoho Gakkai' (Dr Usui healing methods).
He first used Reiki on himself and eventually on his family. As it worked extremely well for all types of
conditions, he decided to use it on other people.
He opened a clinic in Harajuku Aoyama - Tokyo in 1921.
He healed many people and started teaching what he had learned.
Mr Kozo - one of Usui's student knew instinctively how many sessions were needed to heal a sick person. His
Reiki was very powerful. Dr Usui acknowledged his accomplishments and elevated him to the
highest Reiki ranks.
Usui and Ogawa used to give their students crystals they had charged with Reiki. Patients were instructed to
place these on parts of the body that needed healing.
Each new Reiki student was given a complete Reiki manual. This manual describes the standard hand
positions and gave information on how to treat different diseases. Students were not requested to memorize
what was told during the courses.
The "Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai' was created by Dr Usui who became his first president. This society'
headquarters still are in Tokyo. At the time of writing, five presidents had managed the society:
- Mr. Usui
- Mr. Taketomi
- Mr. Watanabe
- Mr. Wanami
- Mme Koyama
- Mr. Masayoshi
This society is still active in Japan. The Reiki taught in Japan is similar to the one taught in Europe.
Kanto's earthquake killed thousands and injured many. Dr Usui worked relentlessly to help the victims. In
February 1924, he built a new clinic in Nakano near Tokyo. His fame spread across Japan and he was very
much in demand.
He died from a heart attack on 9 March 1926 whilst visiting Fukuyarna aged 61.
As can be seen, many discrepancies exist about the Reiki History.
What is important is that Reiki works and is a powerful healing method.