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A place where science, art and a little magic come together in harmony, to create awesome handmade jewellery and bring a little love back into the world, through the use of Reiki, Gemstones and Crystal Healing.

History of Reiki

Reiki-a brief history…
A Japanese Tendai Buddhist, Mikao Usui is credited as being the founder of the Usui System of Reiki in 1922.

Born in 1865 Usui was a studious scholar and travelled extensively in Europe and China to further his studies of medicine, psychology, and religion. It was during his twenty-one day retreat on Mount Kurama, that Usui claimed that he had been granted spiritual power and knowledge in applying and attuning Reiki energy.

In 1922, Usui founded the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai (Usui Reiki Healing Society) in Tokyo and formulated a set of ethical principles which became known as the Reiki Principles:

Just for today: Do not be angry
Just for today:Do not be worried
Just for today:Be grateful
Just for today:Work hard (on improving yourself)
Just for today:Be kind to others.

After Usui’s death 1926, Chujiro Hayashi a former student left the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai in Tokyo and, forming his own association, began to formalise a simpler set of Reiki techniques by putting greater emphasis on physical healing.

A student of Hayashi, Hawayo Takata, introduced Reiki in U.S.A by practising and teaching Reiki and by the time she had died in 1979 she had trained 22 Reiki masters and as a result nearly all Reiki taught outside Japan has followed from Takata’s work.

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