Reiki BooksA Warning! - While there is an immense amount of information available in books and on the Web about Reiki, it is absolutely necessary to receive training and attunement in Reiki from a properly attuned Reiki Master. Books alone cannot provide that training; when the hands are used without attunement, there is only a minimal amount of energy available which is from the person's own Ki [which is very inefficient and tiring!], rather than from universal Ki.
The books on Reiki/Ki which I have found most useful are:
**The Complete Reiki Handbook - Walter Lübeck
**Reiki - Bodo Baginski & Shalila Sharanon
*The Reiki Handbook - Arnold and Nevius
*The Power of Reiki - Tanmaya Honervogt
*Reiki Energy Medicine - Barnett and Chambers
*Empowerment through Reiki - Paula Horan
The next two books are new information about the Reiki history and training. They are very important, but some may feel that they contradict much of what has been taught in "Traditional Reiki. I consider them essential for those who want to understand how Reiki has changed from Dr. Usui's original teaching.
**The Legacy of Dr. Usui - Frank Arjava Petter
The next book may be quite complex or confusing to beginners, but is a very complete description of "generic" Reiki. I usually suggest it for Master students only.
Somewhat Related Books:
**Hands of Light - Barbara Brennan
*Pranic Healing - Choa Kok Sui
*The Dancing Wu Li Masters - Gary Zukav
Light Emerging - Barbara Brennan
Advanced Pranic Healing - Choa Kok Sui
The Etheric Double - A.E.Powell
Methods of Psychic Development - Quantz Crawford
The Way of the Shaman - Michael Harner
Books which are of great help in understanding the thought involved in Eastern disciplines: