For a variety of years questions have been requested about why the story Mrs. Takata advised in regards to the rediscovery of Reiki turned Christianized, however this will nicely have been as a result of each throughout and after World Battle II she was coaching folks within the U.S. in a Japanese method based mostly on Buddhist teachings. Maybe with out introducing the concept Dr. Usui was a Christian priest, issues may need turn into very awkward for her.
We now understand that it could have been impossible for Dr. Usui to coach as a Christian priest, as a result of Christianity was banned in Japan till 1873, nicely after Dr. Usui started his Buddhist coaching. No file might be discovered of Dr. Usui’s attending or educating at any of the Japanese or U.S. faculties or universities that Mrs. Takata included in her story (my Reiki Grasp, William Lee Rand, has letters from every of the establishments confirming that no file of Mikao Usui might be discovered as both a pupil or instructor).
When within the late 1990s info got here out of Japan a few vary of methods that didn't appear to have been taught within the West by the Takata lineage—for instance, the Hatsurei-ho, a meditation and self-cleansing method, or other ways of utilizing the palms throughout remedies, corresponding to Oshi-te Chiryo-ho, tapping with the fingertips (see Chapter 16)—there was confusion, even indignation, within the Reiki group. Some folks wished to reject the brand new info, and follow what they already knew, whereas others wished to throw out all they'd discovered within the West, and use solely the methods from the Japanese traditions. Others had been offended that they'd been denied the prospect of studying these helpful strategies, and had been vital of the Western lineage.
The spirit of Reiki coaching within the West was most likely initially similar to that in Japan. Nonetheless, it appears doable that Mrs. Takata did train a lot of what we now know had been Dr. Usui’s unique strategies, though she didn't use their Japanese names. Some strategies had been seemingly solely taught to Masters. Maybe as a result of the Masters she educated weren't allowed to take notes, they merely forgot, or they didn't understand the significance of a number of the methods as a result of they didn't come from a Buddhist background, the place the non secular and energetic significance of every methodology would have been extra apparent.