masters besides Chujiro Hayashi. Some of these were Eguchi, Taketomi,and Gyuda (also known as Ushida). These masters, like Hayashi, hadtaught students and made a number of masters each. Additionally, Hayashad made 13 or more masters, and several of them were still living,including master Tatsumi. There was not one reiki school in Japan, therewere many. There was not one history of reiki in Japan, there were manythem. There was not one set of "true reiki techniques", there were severalstyles. It is important to keep this in mind in evaluating the importation ofthese techniques.
Another person that explored reiki in Japan was Dave King. Mr. Kingreceived his material from a living surviving Hayashi Master whose namewas Tatsumi. This material was put together and called "TraditionalJapanese Reiki", and more recently "Usui-Do". Initially, those that receivethis material were quite reluctant to share any of it and they continue to bethis way.
Starting about 1998, a new stream of information began to trickle fromvarious other individuals who were researching this in Japan. Frank Pettreleased a second, and then third, book about the subject. Several westemasters made the acquaintance of a man practicing in Japan named HirosDoi. Doi was brought over in September 1999 and taught a seminar onReiki Reiho based supposedly on the teachings of the Gakkai.
This "new" material from these Japanese sources has been lumpedtogether under the name "Reiki Ryoho", "Usui Reiki Ryoho", or just plain"Reiho". Some new schools have started calling themselves Usui ReikiRyoho International" or "URRI". In the west, the vast majority of lineagesand teachings come from Hawayo Takata, who was a master and studiedunder Hayashi in the early 1930's. She called her Reiki, "Usui Shiki Ryohor Usui System of Natural Healing. Tatsumi, another of Hayashi's masterscalled his reiki, "Hayashi Reiki Ryouhou Kenkyu-kai", or Hayashi ReikiResearch Society. It needs to be noted that Hayashi continued to developreiki in Japan in his organization and he taught others after Takata. It shobe no surprise therefore that there are surviving lines of reiki in Japan, andlines that differ from one another. However it should also be no surprise tthey are more alike that different and different from reiki as it evolved in thwest. There are surviving Hayashi lineages from Hayashi, and from theMasters that he made during the course of his teaching.
This Reiki Ryoho material is mostly from the Petter and Hiroshi Doi sourcePetter is originally a western Hayashi lineage master that began teachingreiki in Japan. Doi Sensei was a western trained reiki master that alsostudied with masters in Japan. It needs to be noted that despite DoiSensei's impeccable credentials, he is only Okuden (level II) in the Gakkai,not a master. He has never been taught the secret teachings. (There arethree levels, Shoden, Okuden, and Shinpiden (master or secret level). Dotrained with western masters and then went to japan and trained withmasters in some of the surviving Japanese lineages. It is said that he also
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