What people say...
"The wonderfully researched and eloquently written Women in Reiki celebrates the love, the lives and the efforts of women who gave Reiki the face it has today. The book tells the life-stories of countless women from both East and West who dedicated their lives to the practice and teaching of Reiki from the 1930s until today.
The innocence and simplicity of the Reiki teaching pulsates throughout the pages, plunging the reader into the river of female spirituality that is the basis of all life.
The authors playfully weave the fabric of past and present into a material so smooth and warm that it warms the heart, all the while the intellect is amply stimulated and the reader arrives at a deep understanding of the essence of Reiki and its cultural background steeped in Japanese history.
A great pleasure to read, Women in Reiki is a must in every Reiki practitioner’s library."
Frank Arjava Petter
Author of several books including This is Reiki and One with Reiki
"If you are a Reiki practitioner, please read this book. It paints such profound portraits of the dynamic lives of the women who carried Reiki through challenging times in the early days of Reiki as well as shining a light on the role of women in Reiki today.
The historical information and photos are incredible and the amount of love and care that Amanda and Silke put into the book radiates from every page."
Author of six books including Stones of the Goddess and Crystal Basics
"I think the book adds value to the understanding of the role of the important and influential women that are discussed.
I appreciate that it also shines new light and offers (still again) new information regarding the history of Reiki as we know it.”
Dr Jojan Jonker
Author of Reiki: The transmigration of a Japanese Spiritual Healing Practice
"Western and Eastern approaches to healing come from very different origins, and those who are sceptical about Reiki may find this a very helpful introduction. Everything is very carefully explained and there is no mistaking the love, honour, knowledge, wisdom, peace, and optimism found in this remarkable healing technique. I felt the dedication and humble spirituality of so many of these practitioners had directly influenced my own experience & well-being."
"This book is a solid 400-page book but the depth of information is organised in such a way it feels like many short topics. I found the content naturally broke into sections very well. I could read and absorb a section, then come back to the book and read another section, or chapter about a person, which I liked.
The book offers a great depth of information and understanding of what life was like for these women and provides a useful understanding of the social environment of the time and their life situations. In addition to the useful information on key women in Reiki in the 1930s and subsequent decades, there is also information and perspectives offered by modern-day women dedicated to Reiki, which I enjoyed reading.
I would recommend this book to all my Reiki students.."
Jikiden Reiki Shihan - Birmingham UK
"This is such a beautiful book and learning about the inspiring women who were instrumental in using and teaching Reiki in the early days, to the women of today still carrying forward traditional Reiki methods has been a fascinating journey.
Its really well written and informative - I've learnt so much!"