Reiki has been taught in the oral tradition in Japan where Takata learned it. She continued the tradition by making up stories acceptable to her students to illustrate the points she wished to make. The points were the same but the stories varied in order to be meaningful to her students who came from many parts of the world. The cost of this training is the same as it was to Hawayo Takata in 1936-8. She asked us not to increase it though the value of the dollar would change.
The group formed by Usui's students in Japan now demand commitment which includes paid attendance to their regular meetings and practice before continuing to another level of Reiki. By the time one reaches the two levels in a number of years, the cost is about the same as Takata paid.
I give a handbook at the end of each class.
Reiki Classes are offered in the following areas:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The First Degree teaches how to use the placements of hands on your own or another person's body to bring healing energy to the major organs and glands and to find the cause of the problem. Then that person can heal him/herself. There are four initiations to establish the flow of this energy through a practitioner.
The Second Degree of Reiki increases the flow of energy. It also provides the practitioner with the ability to help another person to make changes in habit or attitude that the person wishes to make. There is also the ability to do all these things at a distance. There are three symbols we can use to facilitate this.
The Third Degree of Reiki is the teaching level. A teacher is called a Reiki Master. I have been teaching for twenty eight years and there is still more to learn. Perhaps in my lifetime I will become a real Master in the Asian sense.