Mikao Usui   dr.Chujiro Hayashi


Hawayo Takata   Kathleen Milner

Reiki is Japanese and means 'universal life energy' (ki is the same as Chinese 'ch'i' or Sanskrit 'prāṇa') and was rediscovered in the middle of the 20th century by a devoted monk named Mikao Usui (1865 - 1926). He soon came in contact with doctor Chujiro Hayashi (1880 - 1940), who in turn passed on the teachings to Hawayo Takata (1900 - 1980). The latter was half Japanese, half American and brought Reiki to the US, where it spread rapidly in the West.

The Usui System of REIKI is named after its founder, Sensei Mikao Usui (sensei means 'grandmaster'). We know through oral tradition that he taught at the end of the 19th century in Kyoto. He started an investigation into the healings accomplished by the greatest spiritual teachers in history. Through his travels, studies, research and meditation, he developed a healing method called 'Reiki' and spent the rest of his life applying and teaching this method. Usui's work was continued in pre-war Tokyo in a clinic led by Dr. Hayashi.

One of his patients, Hawayo Takata from Hawaii, who was in his clinic to recover from her serious ailments, became Dr. Hayashi's first Western student. She practiced and taught REIKI from 1937 until her death in 1980 in the US and Canada.

Today millions of people around the world practice REIKI. Unfortunately, the initiation techniques diluted and, just like with a story that is told by different people, some things were left out or altered. These healers did not look anything like their predecessors.

Kathleen Ann Milner, initiated by Margarette Shelton (Arthur Robertson, her teacher, was initiated by Iris Ishakuru, one of the 22 Reiki Masters initiated by Takata) was convinced she could restore the original healing technique. She received an initiation method of Buddhist inspiration.

REIKI Tera MaiTM is just one of the many styles that occur in the West and distinguishes itself from the other forms in that it works deeper in the aura and has more symbols than the usual four that You get when only using the Japanese method. The lineage runs from Kathleen Milner to René Brioul, Kees Koster, Conny Meuris and Ingrid Carpentier to Pascale Laffutte.

REIKI is passed on by means of an oral teaching tradition in which three initiations are central. Information is shared and treatments exchanged. REIKI is not something that can be learned from a book ! It must be experienced by talking about it with a REIKI teacher, effectively undergoing treatment, following courses and by initiation.

On 11 December 2014, I received my first Degree (soden) in REIKI Tera MaiTM by Pascale Laffutte (° 1971), followed on 8 January 2015 by the Second Degree (okuden). On 25 May 2017, I received the Third Degree (sinpiden).

For questions or to make an appointment for a REIKI session, You can always contact me by telephone, email or Facebook. Please consult my INFO PAGE for further information or for distance healing.

I'll be happy to speak to You !

Jan Vanderperre (° 1988)

Studied Music and plays the Flute.

REIKI Master (2017)

www.lotusreiki.info | vanderperrejan@gmail.com | +32 488 15 61 37 | @lotusreiki.jan