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Reiki Timeline

1908 Usui’s son, Fuji, born

1910 Shoeski Kaneko experienced and enlightenment after studying Zen for years and began using his healing abilities.

1913 Usui’s daughter, Toshiko, born

1915 Kenzen no Genri, a book, came out using Usui’s five principles

1915 Tamai Tempaku, artist of abdominal massage, published a book with this new modality

1918 Usui began three year training in Zen

1919 Mataji Kawakami published a book on the Reiki Ryoho

1920 Mariko Obaasan met Usui on Mt. Hiel and worked with him everyday until his death

1920 Toshiro Eguchi spent several months studying Usui’s principles and teachings

1921 Usui worked as a secretary forhe Department of Health and Welfare

1922 In March, it is said that Usui received the Reiki power. He went to Mt. Koya did his twenty one day meditation.

1922 In April, Usui opened his first treatment center

1922 Usui tried the Reiju empowerment too

1923 Usui develops system for levels of Judo

1923 Eguchi returned to a training center to practice his own te-no-hira or palm healings

1923 Earthquake registering 7.0 on the Richter Scale, over 106,000 people reported missing, Usui became quick in spreading Reiki all over Japan and gave him success and a reputation

1924 Usui moved to Tokyo

1926 Usui traveled to Fukuyama town and died there due to a stroke

1927 Usui students erect a memorial to him in Tokyo

Mikao Usui brought much into the world when he first realized the healing power of Reiki existed. He used it to help all kinds of people and helped the world after bad weather. He taught many students and passed on his wisdom to the next generation of Reiki scholars.