Individuals who are interested to learn Reiki or any other practice still find it reasonable to look for materials that are established and have good reviews. In this article, we list down some of the most coveted books that students of Reiki have in their library.
Best Reiki Book for Beginners
Author: Diane Stein
Publisher: Crossing Press; 1st edition (April 1, 1995)
ESSENTIAL REIKI presents full information on all three degrees of this healing system, most of it in print for the first time. Teaching from the perspective that Reiki healing belongs to all people, Diane Stein breaks new ground in her classic guide to this ancient practice. While no book can replace the directly received Reiki “attunements,” Essential Reiki provides everything else that the healer, practitioner, and teacher of this system needs.
+ an excellent resource for beginners
+ a great way to lean what Reiki is all about
+ great for students
+ easy to understand
+ leaves you with enough curiosity to further your Reiki learning
– a feminist feel to it
– wordy, a bit repetitive
Author: Penelope Quest
Publisher: Tarcher (April 15, 2010)
An exciting and comprehensive handbook, Reiki for Life contains everything readers need to know about the healing art of Reiki. This practical guide covers all points: basic routines, details about the power and potential of each level, special techniques for enhancing Reiki practice, and helpful direction on the use of Reiki toward spiritual growth. Penelope Quest also compares the origins and development of Reiki in the West and the East, revealing methods specific to the original Japanese Reiki tradition. Suitable for beginners, experienced practitioners, and teachers alike.
+ well written and easy to understand
+ lots of background information on the history of Reiki
+ in depth / extremely thorough
+ an excellent reference book as well
+ complete with illustrations
Author: Eleanor McKenzie
Publisher: Sterling (September 1, 2009)
The Reiki Bible provides a comprehensive, stunningly designed guide to this ancient spiritual system. It covers Reiki’s origins and development; the energy and body systems; and the three levels of Reiki. All the hand positions appear in easy-to-follow captioned photographs, and there’s advice on using Reiki for friends and family; at all life stages; for health and well-being; for alleviating common conditions; and in tandem with other therapies.
+ easy to follow
+ beginner friendly
+ nice illustrations
– minor inaccuracies
Authors: Bronwen, Stiene
Publisher: Ayni Books; Revised edition (September 12, 2008)
The most comprehensive book on the system of Reiki ever published, this book will become an invaluable asset for Reiki novices, students and teachers alike. Bringing together every important piece of information that has been taught, discussed or written about Reiki since its development in the early 1900s, it includes information from sources such as living students of the Reiki teachers, Mikao Usui, Chujiro Hayashi and Hawayo Takata.
+ well researched and put together
+ provides good info on the history of Reiki
– the words are not as engaging as other books
Best Reiki Books for Further Learning
Author: Steve Murray
Publisher: Body Mind Productions (June 25, 2004)
This first guide in the best-selling Reiki, the Ultimate Guide series makes Reiki knowledge accessible to everyone! It’s the book some Healers do not want published. The book includes: Photos and Illustrations that show step-by-step how to activate and use Reiki Symbols, how to give and prepare for: a Reiki 1st, 2nd, and Master Attunement, Reiki Psychic and Healing Attunement. You will also learn how to Beam and Scan with Reiki, how to remove Psychic Debris, why the variations in Reiki Symbols, why Reiki Secrets are not needed, what to expect after an Attunement, and how to protect yourself, plus much more Reiki information.
+ professionally done and full of valuable information
+ a good guide overall
+ a no nonsense approach to Reiki
+ great step by step pictures
+ a “must have” in your Reiki arsenal
– may not be a complete book for beginners
Authors: Elizabeth Fulton, Kathleen Prasad
Publisher: Ulysses Press (April 5, 2006)
Whether you’re a newcomer to the field of energy medicine, an experienced practitioner or an animal lover committed to learning everything you can about your companion’s health, Animal Reiki will open your eyes to a new level of healing and well-being. From dogs and cats to horses and birds, this book is everything you need to understand and appreciate the power of Reiki to heal and deepen the bond with the animals in your life.
+ a book for Reiki practitioners who want to expand on their skills
+ a good resource for healing and comforting animals in distress
+ a fast read for anyone trained in Reiki
– lack of step by step instructions
– not a how-to book
Authors: Mikao Usui, Christine M. Grimm
Publisher: Lotus Press (January 3, 1999)
Translated to English for the first time, Dr. Usui’s hand positions and healing techniques can now be studied directly.
Dr. Mikao Usui developed the Reiki system and founded the original Japanese Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai organization. This book shows you the original hand positions of Dr. Usui’s Reiki handbook. It has been illustrated with 100 photos to make it easier to understand. The hand positions for a great variety of health complaints have been listed in detail, making it a valuable reference work for anyone who practices Reiki. Now that the original handbook has been translated in English, Dr. Usuis hand positions and healing techniques can be studied directly for the first time. Whether you are an initiate or a master, if you practice Reiki you can expand your knowledge dramatically as you follow in the footsteps of a great healer.
+ very thorough about hand placement
+ a good addition to your Reiki library
– not as comprehensive
– not easy to follow
– pictures at the end of the book doesn’t help
Best Reiki eBooks for Beginners
Author: Jonathan Chow
Publication Date: April 1, 2015
This book is endowed with information on Reiki practice and how you can learn it in record time. It gives an in depth description of the practice, its origin and on its use. The book highlights the benefits of the practice to the Reiki enthusiasts and gives a clear guideline on how to carry out the practice for beginners. Are you looking for a way to learn Reiki healing practices? This book will leave you knowledgeable and will guide you on your journey to becoming a Reiki master.
+ gives good introduction to Reiki
+ helps you get started quickly
+ covers a few other topics beyond the basics
+ well written
Author: Trevor Morgan
Publication Date: April 9, 2015
Imagine how exciting it would be if you have healing powers in your hands. This book will show you the way.
Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn:
- The Spiritual World of Reiki
- A Brief History of Reiki
- Fundamentals of Reiki
- Chakras and Meridians in Reiki
- Hand Positions in Reiki
- Aura Cleansing
+ provides bonus information on Chakras
+ gives sufficient details on the topic
+ teaches correct hand positions
Author: Nirjharini Tripathy
Publication Date: March 29, 2015
This book aims at explaining in simple and easy terms, the basics of Reiki as a Healing System. You will find that the methods described in this book are simple yet powerful in their implications. The results will be visible soon enough for you to check out the progress as you move ahead.
The uniqueness of this book lies in the fact that it focuses more on the practical means to use this powerful technique in your daily lives and in situations that you are likely to come across every day.
+ a good introductory book for beginners
+ contains quite a bit of information
+ easy to understand (for the layman)
– poor use of the English language