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Karuna Krinsky, Reiki Master/Teacher
Honolulu, HI 96821

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Japanese “laying on hands” Technique for

- stress reduction
- relaxation and well-being
- promotion of healing
- supports other treatment programs

An Ancient Art of Natural Healing

Create Balance and Harmony on the Physical, Emotional and Mental Levels

What is Reiki?

The unseen life force that flows through each of us can be channeled and utilized to provide soothing, healing, supportive energy by those who have undergone training. The use of this force for healing has a history going back in time to pre-biblical times in the West, and for several thousand years in the East. The father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, stated in the Fifth Century B.C. “It is believed by experienced doctors that the heat which oozes out of the hand, on being applied to the sick, is highly salutary. …It is known to some of the learned that health may be implanted in the sick by certain gestures, and by contact, as some diseases may be communicated from one to another.”

In the Bible we find that Jesus healed the sick through the “laying on of hands”, certainly using the ability to transmit this life force to an extraordinary degree.

Similarly in the East, the knowledge of the energy flow, known as ki or chi in the Chinese tradition, or as “prana” in the Ayurvedic tradition, has a long history of almost 5000 years. Health practitioners from these modalities codified and developed a system that included extensive use of this energetic healing technique.

In more recent times, Dr. Mikao Usui brought together much diverse information and developed the systematic teaching known today under the name of Reiki. It is to Dr. Usui that the formal methods of teaching Reiki were credited, and it is from his time that reiki practice took on a life of its own.

Today there are hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world who have experienced the very real energy that develops through the practice of reiki. In some countries it is being used as a first aid system, while in others it is used as adjunctive, or supportive therapy for chronically ill individuals to help them gain quality of life and reduce their pain and suffering. But perhaps the most widespread use of Reiki is for its ability to provide stress reduction and wellness therapy, ensuring that with regular sessions, an individual can be energized and feel better, respond better and enjoy the benefits of true health and wellness.

How Does Reiki Work?

The life force flows within the physical body through pathways called chakras, meridians, nadis and marmas. (Ayurvedic and Chinese Traditions) It also flows around us creating an energy field known as the aura. This life force nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. When this flow is blocked, restricted or obstructed, it causes diminished response or function in one or more organs or tissues, and reduces the “radiance” of the aura at the same time.

This life force is responsive to thoughts and feelings. It can be disrupted, not only through physical causes, but through acceptance of negative emotions or thoughts, whether conscious or unconscious. Stress is one of the most potent disruptors of energy flow, and our modern fast-paced lifestyle keeps most people out of balance much of the time.

Reiki works by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and emotions are attached and blocking the flow. This causes the negative energy blockages to break apart and fall away. The result is that reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways. The energy flow is restored and as a result the client feels refreshed, relaxed and invigorated.

Reiki and the Medical Profession:

Reiki is considered to be a complementary health care modality by many in the medical profession. At hospitals and clinics across America, Reiki is beginning to gain acceptance as a meaningful and cost-effective way to improve patient care. “Reiki sessions cause patients to heal faster with less pain.” Says Marilyn Vega, RN, a private duty nurse at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in New York. Reiki helps accelerate recovery from surgery, improves mental attitude and reduces the negative effects of medication and other medical procedures.

Dr. Mike Cantwell, a pediatrician with the California Pacific Medical Center has used reiki successfully as part of his medical practice. “I have found Reiki to be useful in the treatment of acute illnesses such as musculoskeletal injury/pain, headache, acute infections, and asthma. Reiki is also useful for patients with chronic illnesses, especially those associated with chronic pain.”

These are not isolated results, but illustrations of a trend toward holistic alternative complementary therapy being utilized successfully in conjunction with more traditional Western medicine.

Reiki Can Cause No Harm.

Reiki is guided by God-consciousness and therefore cannot do any harm. It automatically creates the appropriate energy flow for the need. The practitioner does not direct the healing and does not decide what to work on, or what to heal, and therefore does not in fact interfere with this energy. Whether you consider it to be God, or Nature, the interactive wisdom inherent in all life and creation moves, flows and acts automatically, perfectly and with balance and harmony when it is called into our lives.

Reiki Classes:

"On top of the world"   Karuna Krinsky Reiki Master/Teacher

Reiki classes are your opportunity to learn how to practice reiki yourself. Karuna Krinsky, as a certified Traditional Usui Reiki Master is qualified to teach Reiki level I, II and III. Upon successful completion of the course you receive your certificate for that level.

Karuna Krinsky began her work with Reiki in the spring of 1999. She was trained in the First Degree and Second Degree of Reiki in 1999 and received her Third Degree (Master) Certificate in March 2001. She has been a certified Reiki Teacher in the Usui Method of Natural Healing (Usui Shiki Ryoho) since April 2002.

Karuna is a student of Buddhism and has been a student of the Yoga of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother for twenty-five years. She has also worked in the Health Food Industry for over twenty years and has made conscious and healthy living a primary focus in her life.

Reiki energy is pure love. Anyone who has made a commitment to love and nonviolence is qualified to learn Reiki, no special requirements are necessary. People at any age or background can easily obtain the healing power of Reiki in a two day workshop for the first degree Reiki. Reiki is communicated from Reiki Master to student through an attunement process. The attunements (there are four in the first degree) open our subtle energy channels and keep us attuned to the universal life energy. We become channels for the Reiki force that will remain with us for the rest of our lives and influences our karma. You will be able to immediately use Reiki on yourself, family members or friends (with their permission), pets and plants. Daily self treatments are highly recommended and create a mental state of meditative quality and promotes healing of body, mind and spirit.

Courses are held regularly throughout the year. Contact us to find out the current schedule and obtain information on cost, location and availability. Class size is strictly limited to provide the optimum experience.


Mikao Usui
Churijo Hayashi
Hawayo Takata
Barbara McCullough
Helen Borth
Nancy Retzlaff
Karuna Krinsky

What is a Reiki Master?
In Japan there is actually no such thing as a "Reiki Master". Dr. Usui was referred to as “sensei” which simply means teacher. Mrs. Takata, the first American Reiki Master used this Master title first and it has created misunderstanding and wrong expectations in our society. We have heard of those great Masters from the East who often are also enlightened Beings, and in general we think of a Master as somebody who “mastered” something. Jesus also is addressed as Master sometimes. How do Reiki Masters fit into this category? One doesn’t have to be especially humble to shrink at the thought of being an equal to these truly advanced souls, or even being more advanced than the rest of humanity. In our case it simply shows that we have gone through the required sequence of classes and attunements, have learned to attune others, and received the permission to teach – or should have received the permission to teach. Today we have an additional Master Level, sometimes called Reiki Master Practitioner (Level IIIa) vs. Reiki Master Teacher (Level III). Level IIIa is the step before the teacher level. Sometimes people find it appealing to have the advantages of being a Reiki Master for their own benefit but do not want to teach at this time or ever.

I hear frequently that people would like to be a Reiki Master because it looks better on their business card when they advertise Reiki treatments. This is hardly the definition of a true Reiki Master. Sometimes clients don’t want to receive treatments from a practitioner who is not a Reiki Master. Although it may be true that the energy flow increases with further attunements we are receiving in the next level of Reiki, it is not essential for treatments at whatever level a practitioner is. More important is experience, dedication, and love for Reiki. You do not need all kinds of titles, letters, or syllables behind your name to be credible. Be who you are. Appreciate who you are, and love what you do. The rest will take care of itself.

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Recommending a new book by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama

The Heart of Compassion, A Practical Approach to a

Meaningful Life.


Hayashi Reiki Manual

The Hayashi Reiki Manual

Traditional Japanese Healing Techniques from the Founder of the Western Reiki System

by Frank Arjava Petter, Tadao Yamaguchi, and Chujiro Hayashi

The manual consists of the story of Dr. Hayashi, newly researched and sensationally illustrated with previously unpublished archive photos, main exercises of the Hayashi Reiki system which also includes techniques never taught in the West before, specific documents such as the original certificates of Dr. Hayashi, the main technique of "circulation" and a colorful sequence of photos

Elements of Rejuvenation

Elements of Rejuvenation

Qi Gong Energy Healing

by Merlin's Magic

Inner Worlds Music

The tradition of prolonging life and beauty has been handed down for thousands of years. Taoists have researched unflaggingly and enlarged humanity’s knowledge about prolonging life and increasing mental powers. Qi gong exercises enable each of us to use our qi in the best possible way. As a result, you can acquire astonishing abilities to heal yourselves and others.
This music for the qi has been composed especially for qi gong, but it is just as suitable for slow movement exercises such as yoga and t’ai chi or for those who have no previous experience with qi gong. The uplifting melodies flow smoothly in resonance with subtle qi movements and awaken energies that are unexpectedly powerful. Listening to these exceptional qi sounds allows people to become more deeply in touch with the universal life energy and heal themselves.
The melodies energize the resonance between the inner organs and create synchronous vibrations. The movements selected for this album are based on the lectures by the world-famous qi gong Master Gao Yun and Master Bai Yin. The music was composed in synchronization with their performance of the exercises.

Music Fills the Room with Healing Power
”For years we have held lectures and conducted seminars on natural healing throughout the world. We have taught each exercise together with the specific use of music. Prior to the start of the class, the room’s atmosphere is filled with the healing power of music. This imparts pleasant signals to the central nervous systems of the students. Music can invigorate the inner qi. In this case, music becomes a dominant factor that leads to spiritual power during the group practice session. It becomes an especially important component when the characteristics of the five elements of music and the theory of medicine are combined to create new techniques for diagnosing and healing diseases.
In 1997, a qigong performance at the Frankfurt Book Fair touched the hearts of the audience with its graceful movements and beautiful music. This led to the good fortune of producing a special series of qigong music. Produced by the well-known musician and composer Andreas Mock especially for this purpose, this music series is called Elements of Rejuvenation. It conveys a healing effect to both the listener and the practitioner of qigong. This special album of music is designed to send positive signals to each vital organ. Each of the five-element rejuvenation exercises enables the qi to penetrate more deeply into our organs and cleanse the viscera in our organism. It also regulates the related organ functions when we use the body positions, colors, sound, timing, and shapes formed by the mouth and hands for the purpose of healing. As you listen to each piece of music with a relaxed body and total concentration, visualize the images that the music brings to mind and follow the melody of the song. This will enable you to completely connect with the artistic concept and ultimately experience an enhancement of your life.”
—Master Gao Yun and Master Bai Yin

Reiki: Transmissions of Light

Reiki Transmissions of Light Volume 1 by Fueston, Robert 
Paperback:  336 pp
Isbn: 9780940676442 $17.95 Lotus Press

Robert Fueston's book is a tremendous resource for everyone who loves Reiki enough to want to know its history accurately so they can practice Reiki with deeper appreciation and teach it with greater clarity and understanding. Robert's years of dedicated research and commitment to objectivity have enabled him to achieve a spiritual and practical goal from which his readers will receive the blessings. Reiki: Transmissions of Light belongs in the library of every Reiki practitioner and teacher. -Amy Rowland, Reiki Author

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Recommended Reading

Original Reiki Handbook of Dr. Mikao Usui
By Dr. Mikao Usui and Frank Arjava Petter

Dr. Mikao Usui developed the Reiki System and founded the original Japanese Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai organization. This book shows you the original hand positions of Dr. Usui’s Reiki Handbook. It has been illustrated with 100 full-color photos to make it easier to understand. The hand positions for a great variety of health complaints have been listed in detail, making it a valuable reference work for anyone who practices reiki. Now that the original handbook has been translated into English, Dr. Usui’s hand positions and healing techniques can be studied directly for the first time. Whether you are an initiate or a master, if you practice Reiki you can expand your knowledge dramatically as you follow in the footsteps of a great healer.

Reiki Fire
New Information About the Origins of the Reiki Power
A Complete Manual

By Frank Arjava Petter

Reiki Fire is an absolutely practical Reiki guide. The heart, the body, the mind, and the esoteric background; it is all here. It is an excellent Reiki textbook, fresh and rousing in its spiritual perspective.

Reiki and the Healing Buddha
By Maureen J. Kelly

Reiki and the Healing Buddha reconnects Reiki with its Buddhist antecedents and provides both the experienced practitioner and the interested lay person with new insights and viewpoints on Reiki.

Spirit of Reiki
By Walter Luebeck, Frank Arjava Petter and William Lee Rand

This is a handbook that reports all the major aspects of Reiki in a concentrated and extensive manner, including the latest information, developments and traditional knowledge. Beginning with definitions of Reiki associations, traditions and representatives like Usui, Hayashi, Takata and many others, and teaching methods, application techniques and symbols like the Reiki Kanji, it covers a large variety of themes—even the latest rediscovery of Japanese healing techniques. The book brings together the extensive experience of 3 well-known international Reiki Masters from a variety of traditions.

Reiki: A Key to Your Personal Healing Power
By Lena Johansson

This book contains vital information about Reiki. You will learn how to use this ancient technique for yourself and others. Learn what Reiki is, what causes problems, pain and diseases, what our subtle anatomy is, and how to grow and unfold spiritually. The book contains information about further degrees and training in Reiki, as well as some of the different Reiki associations.

Reiki--Light Touch Merlin's Magic

Reiki -- Light Touch

By Merlin's Magic

Inner Worlds Music

Chosen by over 5,000 stores as Best for In-Store Play and best selling health book authors from all over the globe, this follow-up album to the popular REIKI recording is like a positive energy tune-up. Rich, resounding Tibetan bells invite relaxation and inward journey as resonant bass tones ground the body, romantic melodies soothe the heart, and sparkling harmonies lift one’s consciousness to elevated heights.

Unwind to the peaceful sounds of guitar, flute, violin, piano and shimmering chimes while the musical tones support the relaxing alpha state so necessary to healing and creative renewal; this is 60 continuous minutes of truly refreshing music.

The group’s ”Reiki” and ”Reiki—Light Touch” each feature 60 continuous minutes of deeply tranquil yet marvelously melodic music especially suited for massage and healing treatments; endorsed by hundreds of Reiki masters, leading therapists and acclaimed health book authors worldwide, these two recordings feel like ”a positive energy tune-up.”













updated 3/17/19