Are you visual? This quiz can help you learn and remember important events from ancient’s Reiki history. Make one single choice, move to the next question, then click Finish. Look at all the wrong and correct answers: we add more explanations and you may find new interesting facts. Take the whole test again if you fail, until you remember all properly. This is a great training for Reiki Level I, in case you prepare for such a test or exam.


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#1. Phyllis Furumoto was the daughter of… ? Phyllis Furumoto and Barbara Weber Ray are strongly related. Do you remember how and why?

When Mrs. Takata passed away, both Phyllis Furumoto and Barbara Weber Ray acted for a while as successors, but then they split up. Phyllis Furumoto continued as Grand Master of the Reiki Alliance, while Barbara Weber Ray created her own branch, The Radiance Technique, or the “Authentic Reiki”.

#2. Dr. Usui was a …

#3. Where is Mikao Usui’s memorial stone?

#4. How many Masters Takata trained? ? The photo shows Mrs. Takata with three of them: Rick Bockner, Phyllis Furomoto, and Wanja Twan.

Between 1976 and her death in 1980, Mrs. Hawayo Takata trained 22 Reiki Masters. The photo shows Rick BocknerPhyllis Lei Furumoto (her own daughter) and Wanja Twan.

The other Masters are : George Araki, Dorothy Baba, Ursula Baylow, Patricia Bowling Ewing, Barbara Brown, Fran Brown, Beth Gray, John Harvey Gray, Iris Ishikuro, Harry Kuboi, Ethel Lombardi, Barbara McCullough, Mary McFadyen, Paul Mitchell, Bethel Phaigh, Barbara Weber Ray, Shinobu Saito, Virginia Samdahl, and Kay Yamashita.

#5. Who developed the Reiki principles? ? These five Reiki principles are guidelines that everyone can live by, to promote a healthy, loving way of living.

Dr Mikao Usui developed five principles which he taught to his students. He believed that in order for anyone to practice Reiki and transfer healing energy to others, they must have first taken responsibility for their own health and well-being.

#6. How did Dr. Usui died?

#7. Who published first the Reiki symbols?

#8. Reiki is no longer practiced in Japan. ? What about the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai (Usui Reiki Healing Method Learning Society)?

#9. Who was the founder of the Reiki system?

#10. Who created the Reiki hand positions? ? No, it's not about King Fu 🙂

Chujiro Hayashi – and not Mikao Usui! – is probably the originator of the hand placement system used in the West (Dr. Usui used head positions only, then treated any problem area on the body).

Hayashi originally had 7-8 hand positions that covered the upper body. He later adopted other hand positions and these may have been the base for the hand positions used in the western world. Dr. Hayashi compiled his own 40 page manual on how to use the hand positions for certain ailments.