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Making Spiritual Wine

August 19, 2009 | by Bronwen and Frans Stiene

People of all shapes, sizes, religions and beliefs work with the system of Reiki to improve their quality of life. It is also not confined to profession. Shibumi, for example, has members from all types of professions around the world. Some work in offices, some in hospitals, others in restaurants or as ministers of religion. Many of these people combine what they do as their “day job” with their Reiki practice. By the words Reiki practice,  we are referring to a daily routine of personal healing which may include meditation, hands-on healing, working with the Reiki precepts and chanting.

If you were a wine maker and a Reiki practitioner what would you do? Here is how one Spanish Reiki practitioner combines her loves…

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Japanese Movie and Children’s Life Source

August 16, 2009 | by Bronwen and Frans Stiene

Yet another fabulous movie by Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki.

Have you ever seen Spirited Away or My Neighbor Totoro? If not hurry to the video store and get them out on DVD.

Hayao Miyazaki is a famous Japanese director and animator and his 2001 movie Spirited Away was the highest-grossing film ever in Japan! One of the interesting things about Miyazaki is that almost all his movies have deep messages about humanity and their connection with the natural elements. Another important aspect is his, often very strong, leading female characters like Satsuki and Mei in My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki in Kiki’s Delivery Service and San in Princess Mononoke.

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Was the founder of the system of Reiki a Tendai or Shingon practitioner?

August 02, 2009 | by Bronwen and Frans Stiene

Due to a current lack of evidence there is a controversy as to whether Mikao Usui, the founder of the system of Reiki, was either a Tendai practitioner or a Shingon practitioner. Both of these practices are Buddhist in origin, yet there are differences and similarities.

By looking back into the history of these practices at who founded them perhaps we can see what Mikao Usui practiced?

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