When Diane Stein published this book in 1996, many of the teachings were still secret. She broke away from this tradition to make the knowledge widely available, trusting that training can still be appreciated, respected and necessary while a book can inform and support. Hers does this beautifully.
“Reiki is an ancient and profoundly simple system of ‘laying on of hands’ healing derived from Tibetan Buddhism. In the West, Reiki has been kept highly secret for many years. Essential Reiki presents full information on all three degrees of this healing system, most of it in print for the first time. Teaching from the perspective that Reiki healing belongs to all people, Diane Stein breaks new ground in her classic guide to this ancient practice. While no book can replace the directly received Reiki ‘attunements,’ Essential Reiki provides everything else that the healer, practitioner, and teacher of this system needs.”