Please note that there is no actual proof , just legend, that Dr. Usui called this science "reiki". He predated Mrs. Hawayo Takata by many decades. However, "reiki" is the term used by Mrs. Takata and she explained to me that rei refers to Cosmic, Universal energy and ki refers to the life energy of the physical, outer bodies ( the three outer planes ). By joining these two words the term reiki conveyed the concept of the energy of "The Whole " and the aligning of the part (ki) with Whole, Cosmic, Universal (rei) in an ever-expanding principle of dynamic interaction and evolution.
In 1983, I published the first-ever book on this science of Transcendental energy , The Reiki Factor. In that book, reiki was used as a verb, as an adjective and as a noun , as the name of the science and as referring to the uses of this technique as well. However, since that time, the word reiki has been used in such generalized, vague and incorrect ways that by necessity in order to protect and denote the authentic, intact science and technique new terms are now used and have been registered in many countries. Simply a generic term, reiki can be used by anyone for anything. Since it had been widely used as a generic term, it was not possible to register it... that would have had to have been done by Takata many years ago. The Radiant power of this science is accessed and transmitted through its inner-connected system of universal symbols and Attunement Processes, not by saying the word reiki or any word at all. The Radiance Technique, Authentic Reiki and Real Reiki are the main terms registered now in the necessity of denoting and distinguishing, from "whatever reiki things", the intact and complete Cosmic energy science rediscovered by Dr. Usui. The entire system was passed intact from Usui to Hyashi to Takata and, then, to myself in 1979. Since that time, the use of this technique, now known as The Radiance Technique, Authentic Reiki, has grown and spread into a world-wide outreach encircling the globe.
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