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Reflections from Dr. Lindsay Bates, the Reiki Master at Rev. C. Scot Giles, D.Min., LLC. 

What is Reiki?

Charles Giles

"Reiki – which takes its name from the Japanese words for Universal Life Energy – was discovered and developed in the late 19th-early 20th century by Buddhist scholar and healer Mikao Usui (1865-1926).  It came to the United States in the years immediately following WWII through his student, Hawayo Takata, a Japanese American woman from Hawaii. It was Takata who began the Reiki lineage."

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