What books on Reiki do you recommend?

Q: What books on Reiki do you recommend?

A: Here is a list of the books that I think will clarify and deepen your knowledge and understanding about Reiki and energy healing. Get them from Amazon or any bookseller you prefer. I didn’t link them so you could do your own shopping.

REIKI FALSE BELIEFS EXPOSED FOR ALL: Misinformation Kept Secret by a Few Revealed by Steve Murray

This book helps set straight many accepted but false ideas about Reiki.

Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever? By Clinton Ober, Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., and Martin Zucker

This book gives a scientific view, supported by studies, of the health benefits of grounding. The earth energy described in this book is that which combines with the Reiki energy when using Practical Reiki.

You Are Energy by Connie Dohan

This book presents a clear, concise guide to chakras, meridians, auras and the energetic aspects of disease. It’s brief, friendly, informative, and to the point. Available on Amazon.com only at this point.

Ultimate Balance: Infusing the Vibrational Energy of Essential Oils into Chakras, Meridians and Organs by LeAnne Deardeuff, DC

This is more than a guide to essential oils, it is a detailed reference book showing major and minor organs, muscles, acupressure points, chakras, and clear explanations of the emotions associated with each, and symptoms and treatments for when the organs are off balance energetically.

Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field by Barbara Ann Brennan

This is the college course on all things energy. Read it to deepen your knowledge. It’s deep and detailed, profound and wise. Everyone involved with energy healing should own a copy.

Practical Reiki for balance, well-being, and vibrant health: A guide to a strong, revolutionary energy healing method by Alice Langholt. <NOW AVAILABLE HERE!>

This last book (yes I wrote it) contains an important foundational understanding of Reiki, a guide to a simple and strong new Reiki method that can be used alone or in combination with other Reiki practices, and has featured Q&A at the end.  If you’re a newsletter subscriber (subscribe via ReikiAwakening.com), there will be a discount code published in the newsletter announcing the launch. You will receive in your email inbox if you subscribe.


About Reiki Awakening

Alice Langholt is a parent, author and teacher with Master level training in several Reiki modalities. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Reiki Awakening Academy School of Intuitive Development (ReikiAwakeningAcademy.com). Alice is the author of the new Reiki resource, Practical Reiki TM: for balance, well-being, and vibrant health. A guide to a simple, revolutionary energy healing method, which won second place for Best Reiki Book in the 2012 About.com Reader’s Choice Awards. Alice maintains a local Reiki practice as an Associate at Insight Learning and Wellness Center in the Cleveland, Ohio area. In addition, she has authored eBooks in Distance Healing and Energetic Protection, as well as specific curricula in Reiki for Parents, Reiki for Nurses and Caregivers (approved by the Ohio Board of Nurses for continuing education units), and more. Alice spent a year volunteering at The Cleveland Clinic offering Reiki to patients and staff, and is a Group Leader with The Distance Healing Network (the-dhn.com). She will teach Practical Reiki in Lily Dale, NY (August 2013), and gives workshops at holistic expos around the US. Alice is rated the #1 most influential person on Twitter under the category Reiki by wefollow.com. Her husband, Evan, and their four kids know and use Reiki. As a teacher, Alice believes that close guidance and mentoring are essential elements for learning energy healing. She provides this support to each student, getting to know each and assist him or her in growing intuition and becoming confident practitioners. Receive Reiki, order pendulums, energy charged stones, and more by visiting Alice at ReikiAwakening.com.
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9 Responses to What books on Reiki do you recommend?

  1. I’d like to add, since you included Earthing and Essential Oils, Vibrational Medicine, The #1 Handbook of Subtle-Energy Therapies. More of a technical read, it includes scientific studies and a wide variety of subjects.

    BTW, since reading Earthing, we use a grounded 1/2 sheet on our bed. We used it for a few weeks then removed it, went for a few days, then put it back. My personal anecdotal observation was needing less sleep when using it.

    • Thanks Yancey! Great to know and thanks for the book addition too! I was wondering how a grounding sheet would work out. Maybe there will be other benefits to follow also. Everyone, check out FansofEnergy.com because it’s a GREAT website! Honored to have you reading and commenting, Yancey! Love and Light, Alice

  2. Since the spiritual practice Mikao Usui founded traveled across the oceans many people have written books. Many people have changed the way his simple yet profound method was practiced, and many myths have been created.
    While no one except the members knows what goes on inside the Usui Reiki Gakkai (society Mikao Usui created), we are all lucky that one member did published a factual and informative book. It was written in Japanese or course, but correctly translated, with his permission, into English in 2000. It is Lyahino Gendai Reiki-ho, written by Hiroshi Doi-Sensei.

    • Hi Roberta, Thank you for sharing the most “authentic” book on Usui Reiki, should readers like to explore the historical roots of the Usui method. What I love about Reiki is that at its core, it’s really very simple. Intention makes it work. The rest is there to help people feel comfortable using intention to direct the energy. So one can learn about the way it started, or one can learn the basics, and whichever path one chooses, the energy will work for him or her. Blessings in the light, Alice

  3. avantika says:

    Hi Alice, I am extremely interested in learning about reiki, but I’m a complete newcomer to the art of reiki– I wanted to ask you whether reiki could sufficiently be understood through books? Is it essential to train under somebody, or would studying a book do? (just to gain a beginners ground in the area)

    • Hi Avantika,

      I am glad you asked! You can learn ABOUT Reiki from books. You can learn Reiki for yourself from a Reiki teacher – meaning someone who will attune you and support your confidence and success with your practicing. I have to say, I have done my personal best to write a book that gives a clear understanding of Reiki for newcomers and Reiki practitioners alike. If you’d like to have a look, here it is: http://practicalreiki.org and you can read the first couple chapters online now right here: http://reikiawakening.com/prforwardchap1.pdf Love and light, Alice

  4. Reiki – A Comprehensive Guide, by Pamela Miles, is one of the very best Reiki books out there, in my humble opinion.
    Lorna Cassano

    • Hi Lorna,

      For Usui Reiki- based instruction, Pamela Miles’ book is one of the more recognized out there. My book, Practical Reiki, presents a different view of Reiki – simplified without symbols or hand positions, yet strong and effective. You might have a look and broaden your viewpoint. Please let me know if you do! Love and light, Alice

  5. Br. Mark says:

    Frank Arjava Petter’s “The Original Reiki Handbook of Dr. Mikao Usui” (Lotus Press, 1998). I especially like the translation of the Heart Sutra he uses in his introductory material.

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