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THE REIKI PRINCIPLES
THE SYMBOLS
SYMBOL 4:
THE REIKI DOJO
The Reiki 'Master' symbol THE FOURTH REIKI SY
THE REIKI MATERIALS
HISTORICAL
PERSPECTIVES Symbol 4 is another example of a 'symbol' that is not a
FREE REIKI E-BOOKS symbol (see Symbol 3 -the 'Distant' symbol).
A PATH LESS
TRAVELLED... Each of the four Reiki symbols has an accompanying
JAPANESE SPIRITUAL Japanese mantra/phraze - frequently referred to as a
PRACTICES jumon ('spell' or 'incantation'). In 'western' lineage Reiki
THE 5th PRINCIPLE this jumon is commonly used as the symbol's name.
'REIKI FUUSHI'
LINKS In the case of Symbol 4, the 'symbol' itself is actually the
CONTACT JAMES jumon: "dai kô myô ", written in kanji characters.
DEACON
The word dai means 'Great' and kô myô, while translating
as 'Bright Light', alludes to 'Enlightened Nature' or the
Radiance of a numinous being or deity.

Again, there are various calligraphic renditions of Symbol 4 - all looking slightly different
depending on the 'brush style' of the individual 'drawing' it.

As with Symbol 3, the kanji for Symbol 4 are to be found amongst the "Jooyoo Kanji" -
characters specified by the Japanese Government as approved for common use, eg: in
textbooks and official documents.

In fact, they all come under the category of kanji expected to be familiar to all Second
Grade Students.

Interpretation: kun yomi on yomi kanji


large, big, great oo.kii,oo.ini, ufu, o, ou, ta, takashi, tai,
tomo, hajime, hiro, hiroshi, masa, DAI
masaru, moto, wa

ray, light, shine hika.ru, hikari, aki, akira, koo, teru, KÔ (Kou )
hiko, mi, mitsu

clear, open, a.kari, aka.rui, aka.rumu, aka.ramu, mei,


bright, radiance aki.raka, a.keru, -a.ke, a.ku, a.kuru, min,
a.kasu, akira, ake, asu, kira, ke, MYÔ (Myou)
saya, sayaka, toshi, haru, mi, me

Basic Uses of Symbol 4:

The primary use of Symbol 4 is, for many practitioners, the passing of Reiki
attunements to others. Symbol 4 may also be employed as a meditative focus
(as in deed may any of the other three symbols)
As the 'Master' symbol it is the very encapsulation of the Reiki phenomenon

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itself.
To practitioners of a great many Reiki styles, Symbol 4 represents the
combined energies of the previous three symbols, though at a more subtle
level.

The Master Symbol part 2 - The Reiki symbol that (supposedly) never was...

Various different forms of Symbol 4

The 'Power' Symbol

The 'Power Symbol' and its 'secret Shinto jumon'

The 'Mental-Emotional Healing' Symbol

Various different forms of Symbol 2

The 'Distant' Symbol

Various different forms of Symbol 3

The Introduction of the symbols into Reiki

The Reiki Symbols - Unsubstantiated Associations

'Training Wheels' or Essential, Deeper 'Spiritual Tools'?

The Symbols from a Japanese Buddhist Perspective

The Kurama Kokyo Sect and the Reiki Symbols

The Choku Rei Trail - the terms 'Choku Rei', 'Dai Ko Myo'
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