Reiki – A Powerful Catalyst For Personal Transformation and Healing: A practical guide for the novice, practitioner and master, with a collection of testimonials
by Roland Bérard
If you’re looking for a book on Reiki that is informative, clear and easy to read, this is it. Reiki – A Powerful Catalyst For Personal Transformation and Healing is full of detailed information on what Reiki is, how it works and is a very practical guide to how to use this loving energy in every day life for personal growth.
The author comprehensively covers everything the novice would need to know about Reiki; from the history and the Reiki principles to the daily practice of Reiki for self and for others, to giving Reiki to animals and other living things. It is exemplary in writing and content with very functional ideas and tips that help with understanding how Reiki can be incorporated into everyday life, establishing a practice that may be used solely for self-growth, and/or as a practitioner or teacher.
There are some particular areas that stand out for me: The Five Reiki Principles, The Teachings, and the Guidelines for the Practitioner. There is great detail on the Five Found Principles of Reiki and I agree with the author that they “provide a framework for healthy living; integrating them into daily life is a work in progress that continues throughout one’s lifetime.” In covering The Teachings, the author shares what is taught at the various levels of Reiki, and why he prefers to teach the levels in the way he does, informing those new to Reiki what can happen in a class, and giving a clear outline for teachers looking to add to their understanding and teachings. In Guidelines for the Practitioner, there are good sound explanations on how to prepare for and treat clients.
I especially like the detailed Table of Contents, the clearly succinct Summary sections at the end of each chapter and the Appendices, including testimonials. They make it easy to have a quick glance at what’s exactly covered in the book and completely aid in the understanding of Reiki and it's uses, adding a special touch of personal experiences and detail for the visual learner making it a really good reference book.
Roland Bérard, experienced Reiki Master and practitioner, is deeply committed to self-improvement, drawing from, sharing and offering his personal experiences and teachings to clients, students and teachers alike. I believe that he practices what he teaches and “Integrates his heart and soul of the method” into his work. Reiki – A Powerful Catalyst For Personal Transformation and Healing is a really good instructional book for every Reiki practitioner and teacher.
[Review by: Virginia Smith - Reiki Master and Practitioner from Reiki and Self Care]
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)