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The ‘Reiki’ Factor in The Radiance Technique
By Barbara Ray
This is a page in the Recommended Listening, Reading and Viewing section of this website about the book ‘The ‘Reiki’ Factor in The Radiance Technique’ written by Reiki Master Barbara Ray.
Barbara Ray is one of Hawayo Takata’s original 22 Reiki Masters and this book might be of interest to people who practice Reiki.
In the book, Barbara advises that there were seven ‘levels’ or ‘degrees’ in the Reiki system as practised by Hawayo Takata. Barbara was the only person to whom Hawayo Takata taught all seven levels. All the other Reiki Masters that Hawayo Takata trained were taught the first three levels only. Barbara has worked with and taught all seven levels that she learned from Hawayo Takata and uses the name ‘The Radiance Technique’ for this work.
The book is essentially a general overview of Barbara’s experiences of working with ‘The Radiance Technique’ and her philosophy of how it is part of the general cosmic order and how it can help the humans to maintain better health.
The book gives a narrative of Barbara’s academic career as an historian which gave her exposure to information about past civilisations on our planet and to their mythologies that are the keys to opening the doors to long lost Mystery School knowledge. In the mid-1970s Barbara started to undertake her own research into energy systems and the healing arts and started working as an energy therapist in 1976. Two years later in 1978 she started learning Mikao Usui’s Reiki with Hawayo Takata and received all the teachings for the Reiki system handed down to Hawayo from Chujiro Hayashi before Hawayo’s death in 1980. Barbara opened her own therapy centre in Atlanta, Georgia, where she started to keep meticulous records of treatments given.
The book has several chapters giving Barbara’s observations on the science of Transcendental Light Energy and how it can be used in our daily lives and as we follow the life cycle from birth to death.
There is a chapter with testimonials and experiences of practitioners
The book is not a technical manual about how to work with Barbara Ray’s energy techniques and does not really serve as a technical accompaniment to any Reiki training manual. It is, however, a useful book for people who are interested in the history of how Reiki came to be passed down through Hawayo Takata to the world. It is also useful for people to read about the story of one of Hawayo Takata’s original 22 Reiki Masters in her own words.
The book is approximately 21.5cm x 14.0cm and has 174 pages.
It was published by Radiance Associates
If the book is currently out of print, internet search should throw up number of used copies of this book. They are most likely to be found on sites like eBay and Amazon and the online second hand booksellers.
Date of posting : 28th May 2009