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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Reiki Roundup

Portland, Oregon: In the market to buy a New Age boutique? Reiki Master Judy Pattee, owner of Spirit Feathers boutique, is looking to sell the shop in order to devote more time and energy to her Reiki practice, according to an article in The Bee.

Lawrence, Massachusetts: Reiki Master Debra DeMella has been chosen to receive the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology's Survivor Circle Award. Diagnosed with a brain tumor in 1991, DeMella, a registered nurse, began studying Reiki and other complementary healing modalities. She went on to found a support group for brain tumor survivors and continues to work as a wellness facilitator for cancer survivors.

Rochester, New York: Dorothy Livadas, 97, whose daughter called upon a Reiki practitioner to testify in hearings over whether she should be removed from life support, has died, nine days after an appeals court ruling allowing the removal. The case drew considerable attention because Livadas was placed on life support despite instructions to the contrary in her living will.

Fresno and Clovis, California: Ever wish you had a room devoted exclusively to Reiki and meditation? These people do.

Manchester, New Jersey: Fortunately, this article says that Reiki is not massage -- unfortunately the article also claims that Reiki is "a 4500-year-old Japanese healing art."

Beyond English: This article is in Turkish, and appears to be about a Reiki master. Beyond that, we can't comprehend a word of it, but perhaps some of our Turkish-speaking readers can help.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Beth the Reiki Artist said...

Where did they get the number 4,500 anyway? We are closing in on the 100 year mark, but it's still a ways away:

In 1922

* Mikao Usui spends a 21-day meditation retreat on Mountain Kurama Yama.
* Mikao Usui opens his first commercial Reiki clinic.
* Mikao Usui introduces Reiju Empowerments to his student base.

And so there it is, and it's a beautiful and amazing system which doesn't need the fiction of "Ancient" added to it to make it work.

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