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Shugendo Now & the System of Reiki

February 19, 2010 | by Bronwen and Frans Stiene

If you’re interested in finding out more about the history of the system of Reiki and its influences then take a read of this article by the International House of Reiki.

It explains a little about the relationship between the system of Reiki and Shugendo as well as what Shugendo is.

Then it provides links to all sorts of things Shugendo as well as the trailer to a beautiful new movie called Shugendo Now.

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The Title of Reiki Master and the Precepts

February 16, 2010 | by Bronwen and Frans Stiene

The term Reiki Master was never used by the founder of the system of Reiki, Mikao Usui.

It was introduced when the translation of Japanese to English became necessary as the system moved out of Japan.

The question that we’d like to ask is this… is this the right title to call yourself when you are teaching, especially in our modern age?

There are many Reiki teachers today who feel uncomfortable calling themselves Reiki Master. This is because the title implies that the Reiki Master masters spiritual energy (Reiki). For this reason Shibumi International Reiki Association asks their Registered Practitioners and Teachers to refrain from using the title Reiki Master, instead calling themselves Reiki Teachers.

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