March 05, 2009 | by Bronwen and Frans Stiene
So, finally someone asks why Shibumi has decided not to use the term Reiki Master, preferring to use Reiki Teacher instead.
Basically it comes down to the fact that there has been great misuse of this term. In the world of Reiki many who do a short Level III course go on to immediately call themselves Reiki Masters. They then continue to call themselves this even though they may not practice or make any effort to work with the system.
The term Reiki Master has lost its meaning.