Some may know my personal issues with the 'Un-authentic' Usui Shiki Ryoho training I got from Robert Jefford. And his refusal to refund my money, even after i explained i'd took out a loan with huge interest to attend his 'original' course.
I came across this today....
(Edited, at the request of James Deacon, in order to reflect the final version of the review as submitted to Amazon.co.uk. Amazon have published the review without the links provided here, as they have a policy of not permitting off-site linking)
A Rather Disturbing Realisation
[This review specifically relates to the version of the book: Reiki Kyokai: Usui System of Natural Healing [Kindle Edition], available for download at 21st Sept. 2012]
After reading these sections (which comprise the greater part) of the book:
'An Eastern History of Reiki',
'The Life of Mikao Usui',
'From Tendai to Shingon: Part of the Spiritual Path of Mikao Usui',
'Usui and his Students',
'The Text from Mikao Usui's Tombstone in Saihoji' ,
'The Reiki Gakkai - Reiki Learning Society',
'Takata Reiki - Usui Shiki Ryoho',
'A brief account of the life of Mrs. Takata',
'Japanese Reiki, Dr. Usui's Original Reiki Teachings',
'Robert Jefford's Lineage for Eastern Reiki'
I got a strange feeling of Déjà vu, which rapidly turned to feelings of disappointment, and then to feelings of concern...
I would urge everyone who has purchased a copy of this Kindle book to compare the text in the sections listed, with the following online sources.
In doing so, it will become clear that more or less the entire contents of each of the listed sections of the book appears to match, almost completely word for word, text which can be found on the various web pages offered for comparison.
(Nowhere in the book, as far as I can see, is there any acknowledgement of, or even reference to, these online pages)
[An Eastern History of Reiki]
compare: 'The History of Reiki' http://www.reikitraining.com.au/reikihistory.htm
[The Life of Mikao Usui ]
compare: 'The Life of Mikao Usui - The Founder of Reiki' http://www.reikitraining.com.au/lifeofusui.htm
[From Tendai to Shingon: Part of the Spiritual Path of Mikao Usui ]
compare: 'From Tendai to Shingon:Part of the Spiritual Path of Mikao Usui'
[Usui and his Students (Also info on the Kanto earthquake)]
compare: 'Usui's Students' http://www.reikitraining.com.au/usuisstudents.htm
[The Text from Mikao Usui's Tombstone in Saihoji ]
compare: 'Translation of the Usui Memorial at Saihoji Temple, Tokyo Japan' (© Copyright 1998-2011 Emiko Arai and Richard Rivard) http://www.threshold.ca/reiki/usui_memorial_translation.html
[The Reiki Gakkai - Reiki Learning Society]
compare: 'The Reiki Gakkai - Usui's Original Reiki Learning Society'
[ Hayashi Reiki]
compare: 'Hayashi Reiki ' http://www.reikitraining.com.au/hayashireiki.htm
[Takata Reiki - Usui Shiki Ryoho]
compare: 'Takata Reiki - Usui Shiki Ryoho' http://www.reikitraining.com.au/takatareiki.htm
[A brief account of the life of Mrs. Takata]
compare: 'A brief account of the life of Mrs. Takata.' http://www.reikitraining.com.au/takatareiki.htm
[Japanese Reiki, Dr. Usui's Original Reiki Teachings]
compare: 'Reiki Styles - Japanese Reiki, Dr. Usui's Original Reiki Teachings'
[and, in the section: "Robert Jefford's Lineage for Eastern Reiki" - particular information concerning Hui-kuo & the Shingon Patriarchs...] compare: 'The Big Book of Reiki Symbols' ( p94 & 95) by Mark Hosak & Walter Luebeck
In concluding, I have only got two words to say:
Last edited by Milarepa on Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:56 am; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : request by James for update)