Janeanne Narrin's One Degree Beyond is an engaging introduction to Reiki, the rapidly growing art form that has proven to be an avenue for many to alleviate tension, manage stress, and expand powers of perception. Although One Degree Beyond does not claim to be a course in Reiki, it is designed like a textbook, with sidebars and review questions, making it an easy-to-follow guide to discovering Reiki as both a methodology and a life-force energy. Narrin's anecdotes knit together the metaphysical concepts behind Reiki, and offer a glimpse at a new world waiting to be discovered by those willing to explore one degree beyond the apparent boundaries of our lives. --Brian Patterson
"Interested in learning more about Reiki? Stress management? Relaxation? Alternative medicine? This book will teach you these things - and more - through exercises and anecdotes quotes and other devices designed to teach you about them experientially... If you are looking to move one degree beyond the apparent to reinvent yourself, to balance your everyday life, to access your creative zest, to deepen your connection to your own life energy, to be something different or something better, One Degree Beyond is a valuable new resource guide." -- John Charnay, Reviewer, Whole Life Times
"Narrin introduces readers to the philosophy and practice of Reiki as a path of stress reduction and enlightenment. [She] discusses at length the nature of "Ki" and the interrelatedness of all beings." -- Intuition Magazine
"One Degree Beyond brings the idea of Reiki into the world of energy medicine. Bringing this old-world healing art into the present world-culture creates an opportunity to discover how the body actually responds to energy. [There are] instructions for discovering and recognizing "Ki" that alive energy that permeates all things. Terrific reading for both the student and practitioner." -- Janey Seavey, Reviewer, Concepts Magazine
"This author clearly uses both sides of her brain. On the purely logical left side she has a background in Industrial Psychology and Business, with a career that spans years in management consulting, while on the creative right she's a writer, a painter, a poet and a photographer. In this book the author describes how the amazing long arm of synchronistic events in her life brought her to the discovery of Reiki (pronounced Ray-Kee), which is described as a gentle hands-on technique. Reiki appeals to both left and right minded mindsets, Narrin explains, for it brings together contemporary scientific knowledge and ties it in with age-old spiritual insights and wisdom. One Degree Beyond isn't an ordinary book. It's a workbook designed for your own personal self-discovery." -- Brent Raynes, Editor, Alternative Perceptions
"What a pleasure to find a book on Reiki that has the ability to bring healing, even by reading it! Janeanne shows integrity and responsibility in the manner of which she presents Reiki; a means of tapping into our life's potential and making it a reality.
Many people are longing for a way to achieve personal growth and development. In this book, the concept of Reiki is outlined, and a plan guiding a 21-day process is included to help you grasp an awareness that will bring you closer to the path you were meant to walk.
The guidance is balanced with poetic and literary writings which leave you with a sense of peace." -- Julianna Joyce Perkins, Book Reviewer, Awareness Magazine
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