Here’s an interesting piece on the origins of Reiki that appeared in Bitter Winter Magazine a few days ago. It begins:
“Reiki is a global phenomenon, with more than one million practitioners around the world. However, although it originated in Japan, it was almost forgotten there after World War II, after legal restrictions on spiritual healing had made its practice difficult. Justin Stein, in a recent article in “Japanese Religions,” reported that Reiki slowly came back to Japan from the United States recently, as part of the phenomenon of the ‘Japanese New Age.’ However, still today, the name ‘Reiki’ does not ring a bell among many educated Japanese, including those with an interest in spirituality.”
Read the entire piece: https://bitterwinter.org/reiki-in-search-of-the-grave-of-mikao-usui/.