In many Schools of Reiki Practice the concept of tracing one’s Lineage back to the founder, Dr. Mikao Usui, is important as it establishes how close one is to the source, and how pure is the teaching one received.

However, as time goes on and Lineage lines become longer one is forced to contemplate, “How Important or Relevant is Lineage to someone receiving a Reiki Treatment, or to someone seeking to be initiated as a Reiki Practitioner?”

My answer to this is not really. Whilst, it is a point of momentary interest as to who begat whom in the Old Testament, it is of little relevance to becoming a Believer. The same can be said of Reiki Lineage, it is a point of interest, but of little, practical relevance.

Of similar concern is, “Which Lineage is more important?” As many Reiki Practitioners train with different Master/Teachers Is your 1st Teacher, 2nd Teacher, or 3rd Teacher, etc. more important?

My answer to this is, With which Master/Teacher’s teachings do you resonate most with. Now this is a highly subjective and personal issue, but again is of little relevance unless You are specifically following the teachings of that particular Master/Teacher in your own efforts to initiate and instruct new Reiki Practitioners.

The following are my Lineage Lines from my three Master/Teachers…

Reiki 1, 1993

  • Rev. Ann Adcock
  • Dr. Trish Ellis
  • Rev. Glen Dunning
  • Bishop Arthur L. Robertson, PhD
  • Iris Ishikuro
  • Hawayo Takata
  • Dr. Chujiro Hayashi
  • Dr. Mikao Usui

Reiki II, 1995

  • Sanyyasin Russel Carlon
  • Nun Denise Da Tanya
  • Hawayo Takata
  • Dr. Chujiro Hayashi
  • Dr. Mikao Usui

Reiki III, 2015

  • Julian Hobbs
  • Jacqueline Partridge/Christine Giles
  • John Watson
  • Simon Treselyan
  • June Woods
  • Jerry Farley
  • Phillis Lei Furimoto
  • Hawayo Takata
  • Dr. Chujiro Hayashi
  • Dr. Mikao Usui

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