ESSENTIAL REIKI: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO AN ANCIENT HEALING ART by Diane Stein (A Review)

ESSENTIAL REIKI: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO AN ANCIENT HEALING ART  by Diane Stein

This book was the recommended at the end of my Reiki I Class.  I did not read it until I was well into Reiki II, but wish I would have read it right away!  This book explains in detail many of the experiences the new healer goes through, what to expect during the detox, mutiple explanations of the sensations that may be felt during the healing, information about emotional release and how to handle it, and so much more!  As I got out and worked with the energy, I started experiencing sensations and other things I had never experienced before and had to just wonder about them until I had time to contact my instructor.  If I had read this book beforehand, I would have known just what to expect and realized that my experiences really weren’t unusual and just a part of growing with Reiki.

The book instructs you all the way from Reiki I through Reiki III, explaining the hand positions for self-healing, healing others, and all of the symbols. She takes you step by step through a healing session, even explaining what you might expect from the healee as the session is in the works.  All of this info is an excellent reinforcement for items covered during personal training sessions or workshops, but are often forgotten after class is over.

Diane Stein also abreaks away from Traditional Reiki training standards and explains  situations such as  emotional release, karma, and spirit attachment and their relationship to Reiki treatment. She also explains the relationship between the Reiki symbols and Buddhist enlightenment. All of this, and much more to guide the Reiki student or new healer on the path to Reiki Master.

From the book:

Reiki is an ancient and profoundly simple system of “laying on of hands” healing derived from Tibetan Buddhism. In the West, Reiki has been kept highly secret for many years. ESSENTIAL REIKI presents full information on all three degrees of this healing system, most of it in print for the first time.

Teaching from the perspective that Reiki healing belongs to all people, Diane Stein breaks new ground in her classic guide to this ancient practice.

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Becki Baumgartner

Herbalist, Certified Tennessee Naturalist, Certified Reiki Master at LuminEarth.com
Becki Baumgartner is a certified member of the Academy of Integrated Health & Medicine. Becki graduated from Clayton College in 2011 with a BS in Natural Health, Minor in Herbology, obtained her Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Certification in 2012, and her Tennessee Naturalist Certification in 2013. She is currently enrolled in the Master Herbalist Program at the Academy of Natural Health Sciences. She has been a Lead Investigator for Volunteer State Paranormal Research since 2010 and in 2012 joined Natchez Trace Veterinary Services, an Alternative Medicine Veterinary Clinic, as Practice Manager and Herbalist. She is also a volunteer naturalist for Metro Parks and the Nashville Medical Reserve Corps, facilitates a weekly Reiki Share at Center of Symmetry in Nashville, and facilitates Reiki, Herbology and Alternative Health classes and workshops in the Nashville Area. Chat with Becki on Google+ | LinkedIn | Facebook