- relationships and sex
- nutrition and exercise
- mood enhancement
- home environment
Chapters 17-20 present a thorough history of reiki, especially its initial discovery by Mikao Usui and how it spread to the Western world. Also included are brief bios of individual practitioners and descriptions of the various reiki systems, including any related controversies.
Like all books in the Everything series, The Everything Reiki Book is structured with bold sub-headings and brief paragraphs. Even readers brand-new to reiki will not get lost. Veteran practitioners will appreciate how easy it is to reference particular information. The book is full of eye-grabbing graphics that explain key terms, highlight interesting facts, provide important warnings and answer frequently asked or germane questions. There is also a glossary of the most common reiki terms - at the beginning of the book - very helpful for understanding the rest.
Desy ends the book by explaining what Reiki is not. She distinguishes it from other healing modalities and compares it to 12 other touch therapies such as the Alexander Technique, Polarity Therapy and Shiatsu Massage.
Three detailed appendices, one each for FAQs, terminology, and additional resources, along with an exhaustive index, round out this very complete review of reiki.
Note from Mary: As someone who has personally had a number of wonderful reiki treatments, I can attest to the power of this therapy. My husband and I were so amazed at the results weve had with reiki that we even had level 1 training ourselves. Phyl Desy, a compassionate healer herself, has written a book that is the definitive resource for anyone who wants to learn about, receive or practice reiki.
The Everything Reiki Book - Channel Your Positive Energy to Reduce Stress, Promote Healing and Enhance Your Quality of Life
Phylameana lila Desy
Adams Media Corporation, 2004
ISBN# 1-59337-030-X, $14.95 U.S.
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Katie Engen contributed to this article.