In my previous blog post, I wrote about the History of Reiki covering only it’s beginning roots with Dr.Usui. In this post, I want to continue the History of Reiki and how it came to the west.
Before his death in 1926, Dr. Usui taught more than 2000 students and initiated twenty Reiki Masters. One of the twenty was Dr. Chujiro Hayashi. Dr. Hayashi was Naval Officer as well as a medical doctor. He is important in the history of Reiki because he trained Mrs. Hawayao Takata who brought Reiki to the west. Mrs. Takata lived in Hawaii and came to Japan in the late 1930’s seeking treatment for a medical condition. She met Dr. Hayashi and spent six months in his Reiki clinic getting healed and learning the first levels of Reiki.