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Reiki Lineage

June 3, 2020 by  
Filed under Reiki & Meditation

In Japan Reiki is called Usui Reiki Ryoho. And to me all Reiki is essentially the same in essence, Usui Reiki. Here is my lineage which then becomes your lineage:

I’ve taken Reiki I, Reiki II, Master and Teacher training with Marnie Vincolisi (1997 and 1998) and I do follow mostly closely follow the format/style of my first teacher and have incorporated teachings and class experiences from William Lee Rand.

I repeated Reiki I and Reiki II (2015) with William Lee Rand and the Holy Fire Reiki Master and Teacher (2020) with William Lee Rand, Usui Reiki Master/Teacher and Holy Fire Reiki Teacher. I also repeated Reiki level I with Pamela Miles (2022).

In addition I’ve retaken the Reiki Masters/Teacher’s workshop with Traci Hagie (2000) a traditional Usui lineage (Usui Reiki Ryoho).

My first teacher in Reiki learned level I and II from a woman with direct lineage to Takata’s grandaughter (and thus Usui Reiki Ryoho) and took her Master and Teacher courses in Germany from a lineage that cannot be traced i.e. what is known as a ‘non-tradititional’ lingeage. This non-traditional lineage is some times referred to as Liberty Reiki. I consider this my main lineage so for the most part it’s non-traditional, not directly traceable, and to me Reiki is Reiki and all classes essentially entail the same learning/teachings.

I’m a lifelong learner and yet I practice beginner’s mind and repeat Reiki with different teachers to round out my perspective and enrich the student experience.

My lineages for Master/Teacher include:

Lisa Guyman
Traci Hagie
Lynn Chandler
Sara Beth Shepard
Joy Marie
Laurie Grant (I took two weekend Arch Healing intensives with Laurie Grant)
James Davis
Arthur Robinson
Virginia Samdahl and Iris Ishikuru
Hawayo Takata
Chujiro Hayashi
Mikao Usui

Additional Lineage:

Lisa Guyman
William Lee Rand
Kimiko Koyama Hiroshi Doi
Kan’ichi Taketomi
Dr. Mikao Usui

And this lineage:

Lisa Guyman
William Lee Rand
Chiyoko Yamaguchi
Hyakaten Inamoto
Dr. Chujiro Hayashi
Dr. Mikao Usue

I’ve studied with three different Reiki Teachers and on the International Association of Reiki Professionals I’ve chosen the style as “Other Reiki.”

Gratitude to Mikao Usui


I am grateful for Mikao Usui’s life path which led him to discover Reiki. He was a dedicated, devoted, passionate, helpful, wise soul who had a deep yearning for connecting to what is beyond. And for finding a way to share healing and light both near and far.

Reiki spread far and wide once Mikao Usui began sharing it in Japan in 1922. His impact is experienced today across the globe. May all of those who practice or teach Reiki honor his life by sharing Reiki in its brilliant wisdom, simplicity and love.


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