Book Review: Reiki - A Guide for the Practice of Levels I and II by Marianne Streich
By Beth Lowell
Although her book covers a lot of territory, Marianne Streich’s Reiki – A Guide for the Practice of Levels I and II is written clearly and concisely and is a pleasure to read. Infused with Streich’s passion for Reiki and down to earth style, the 8" x 10” comb bound book is chock full of illustrations, diagrams and photographs that make it visually appealing and easy to understand.
The book is organized by chapter and can be broken down roughly into four sections:
Reiki and its history
The treatment – what happens before, during and after
Self treatment and distant Reiki
Detailed information includes the pillars of Reiki, the human energy field, the chakra system, variations in hand positions and space clearing.
Because of her understanding of Reiki, Streich easily navigates topics like inner wisdom and calling in Reiki to assist in every facet of life. She has developed her own style of teaching and intuited several techniques. She includes information on how and when to use these techniques, along with other visualizations, mantras and prayers she’s learned from her teachers throughout her spiritual journey.
A robust Appendices section includes the Code of Ethics, handouts, resources, music and meditation CDs, articles and books, Japanese pronunciation, handouts and FAQs.
Reiki A Guide for the Practice of Levels I and II will be useful to practitioners of all levels and will make a great addition to your Reiki library. You can purchase it at www.Reikiforliving.com.