Reiki for Beginners

Reiki for Beginners

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by David Vennells
     
 

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Millions of people worldwide have already benefited from the healing practice of Reiki. With the help of this introductory Reiki book, you can learn the basic principles of this simple, yet profound system for healing and spiritual growth that works on an energetic level. Make the most of Reiki from a practical point of view as you explore its spiritual essence:

Overview

Millions of people worldwide have already benefited from the healing practice of Reiki. With the help of this introductory Reiki book, you can learn the basic principles of this simple, yet profound system for healing and spiritual growth that works on an energetic level. Make the most of Reiki from a practical point of view as you explore its spiritual essence:

  • Heal yourself and others physically, mentally, and emotionally
  • Develop compassion and wisdom
  • Heal plants and animals
  • Resolve relationship issues at work or home
  • Complement and strengthen other therapies
  • Send healing energy to local or world situations such as war, natural disasters, crime, or poverty
  • Be blessed, guided, and protected

Winner of the Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) Award for Best Alternative Health Book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567187670
Publisher:
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Series:
For Beginners Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
498,394
Product dimensions:
5.27(w) x 8.05(h) x 0.64(d)

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Many years ago, Llewellyn published a magazine called "Gnostica." In one issue, we presented over 100 names for the Universal Life Energy. Because that energy is so plastic and malleable, I was convinced then, and remain convinced now, that we have barely scratched the surface of what that energy can do.
Reiki is a relatively new system for working with the Universal Life Energy. David F. Vennels' book, Reiki for Beginners, reveals the history and techniques of this system in a clear and easy to understand manner. Of course, the question we need to ask is, "Does it work?"
David included many stories from people involved in Reiki. But I wanted to share another story with you. It comes from a Llewellyn author, Donald Michael Kraig. He told me this about five years ago.
"I had been having a great deal of trouble with my neck and would need to twist or shake my head ten times a day or more to get corrections so I wasn't in pain. At that time, I was sharing my home with a woman who had received her 1st Reiki Empowerment. She asked if she could help me and I agreed.
"She had me sit in a chair and relax. She moved behind me and placed her hands on my upper shoulders. In minutes I could feel the area getting hot. I broke into perspiration. After some time the heat went away and she concluded the attunement.
"A few days later she repeated the treatment with similar results. Also, I noticed that I wasn't having as many problems with my neck. She gave me one more treatment, and for years my neck has been fine."
This type of healing ability can be yours. The book explains how. The rest is up to you.

Meet the Author

David Vennells (Manchester, England) is a Reiki practitioner and a teacher. He first experienced Reiki after suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for four years. In a very short time Reiki greatly improved his mental and physical condition and general quality of life. It was this experience that encouraged him to learn this wonderful healing technique so that he might share it with others.

On his path to learning the Reiki technique, David received instructions from three well known Reiki Masters and spent most of his time researching and trying to understand the origins of Reiki from both a practical and spiritual view point.

Through Reiki, David says he has become aware that there was a deeply spiritual aspect to all living beings. To better understand this aspect of himself in the light of Reiki, he studied Buddhism and eventually became Buddhist. It wasn't long before he realized that Buddhism and Reiki complement each other greatly. But, as David points out, you don't have to be a Buddhist to practice Reiki.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Mr. Vennel's sensible open attitude about his book makes for a clear user friendly version of Reiki. He writes from the heart, but yet is very practical. His testimony regarding increasing one's knowledge about the origins of Reiki are inspiring becasue he is explicit in how learning about Buddisim did not interfere with his ability to honor his Christianity. Although I have experienced attunements in Reiki, I am still searching for how Reiki fits in my life. After reading this book, I feel that I am on the right path to some answers. Whether you are practicing Reiki as a beginner or master, I believe this book is certainly worth reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful and as a result, have just recently purchased more Reiki related books and am interested in studying Reiki in order to become a practitioner. The chapter on Dr. Usui and the beginnings of Reiki was a little sketchy but did not take away from the purity of this book. I gave it to a friend.
LM341 More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be very enlightening.  I have receive my first attunement and this has been a wonderful  addition to my progress.  It reenforces what I learned in Reiki I class. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to purse Reiki.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ordinarily, I have been very impressed at how complete and insightful the 'Beginners' books from Llewellyn have been- this book is a major exception. It may be summed up like this: once you have paid someone to give you the ability to use reiki, this is how to use it. The author (and every reiki master he seems to know) has completely forgotten that someone had to figure out how to use it on their own, or there wouldn't be anyone around to dish out powers for cash. So basically, unless you have already found someone who will take your money for your first 'attunement' (and you'll need several apparently, and each one has a price), don't bother with this one.