Industrial Deals Books Gift Guide Books Gift Guide Shop Men's Athletic Shoes Learn more nav_sap_plcc_6M_fly_beacon Indie for the Holidays egg_2015 All-New Amazon Fire TV Beauty Deals Gifts Under $50 Amazon Gift Card Offer minions minions minions  Amazon Echo Starting at $84.99 Kindle Black Friday Deals TheGoodDinosaur Shop Now Tikes

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Reiki Handbook: A Manual for Students and Therapists of the Usui Shiki Ryhoho System of Healing Paperback – November, 1992

23 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
Paperback, November, 1992
"Please retry"
$42.95 $6.89

Best Books of the Month
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Larry E. Arnold developed an interest in human expanded awareness during his engineering studies at Lafayette College. The author of three books, he has been featured on hundreds of radio shows and many television programs in the U.S.A., Canada, and Great Britain.

Sandra K. Nevius is retired from a career as an engineer with Bell-Atlantic. She views life from an Earth-centered perspective and philosophy, and is especially interested in healing as it pertains to animals and the balance of the planet itself.

Both authors were Reiki-certified by Master Virginia Samdahl in 1981. Both have chaired international conferences that explored the spiritual natures of man and his environment, and how individuals can creatively redirect the challenges confronting mankind into positive transformations.


Hero Quick Promo
Holiday Deals in Kindle Books
Save up to 85% on more than 1,000 Kindle Books. These deals are valid until November 30, 2015. Learn more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Psi Pr; 4 edition (November 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0962550019
  • ISBN-13: 978-0962550010
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 11 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,758 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

66 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Laura Haggarty on October 21, 2000
Verified Purchase
As a Reiki Master/Teacher I read a lot of Reiki books. This manual is the best one I've come across in my years of teaching and practicing. It covers a variety of subjects, including the history and philosophy of Reiki, procedures for treating with Reiki (people, animals, and even plants), and gives detailed charts, pictures, and explanations of using Reiki to heal.
One of the parts I like best about this manual is that on each page where the various hand positions are shown is a spot where students can take notes during class. That allows students to keep important things together with the manual, rather than having a lot of loose papers to keep track of. I will note that several of the hand positions are slightly different than those I was taught and teach, but that's a minor quibble, as practitioners know that Reiki goes where it is meant to go.
I especially like the section which focuses on pets and wildlife. I have been working a lot of late using Reiki to treat horses, with wonderful results, and this book is helpful to those who wish to work with animals. It has several diagrams of basic dog and cat anatomy, and gives instruction on hand positions for them.
All in all this is a great book. It's not perfect, but it's the best out there bar none. Don't hesitate to buy it if you're a Reiki student or teacher.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
49 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Isis on March 11, 2000
Verified Purchase
I highly recommend this book for Reiki I or First Degree Reiki training. As a Reiki Master/Teacher for many years, I read and reviewed many Reiki books to determine which Reiki book I would like to give to my students to supplement the material that I give them. This book has an entertaining story of Usui and Takata which gives the student a greater appreciation for the history of Reiki than most books. I have been told there are inaccuracies in the story, but it is similar in nature to the one my Reiki teacher told me in Reiki I, and the book provides a fun folk-loric version. I do inform my students that it is a version of the story and if they wish to do more research into the true history of Usui, they are welcome.

A helpful aspect of the book was a list of medical problems and the suggested Reiki hand positions for treatment. For someone just beginning Reiki or energy work, it is very helpful to give them some guidelines.

The chapter on Reiki for animals had some simple drawings of a cat and dog which I have found helpful when working with animals or showing a client how Reiki is appropriate for animals. Personally, I have not used or recommended any of the food or diet recommendations.

The hand position pictures were clear with lines below the pictures for notetaking, and the book lays open easily, so the student could easily refer to the pictures. The only complaints I have about the hand position pictures is that they do not show any positions for the arms and legs and the "much-to-friendly-positions for the root chakra area." For those cases, I give my recommendations on arm, leg, knee, foot, and root chakra positions to my students to augment that material.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
40 of 43 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 21, 1999
The Reiki Handbook is an invaluable source of knowledge and wisdom dating back to the beginning of this ancient Japanese healing technique rediscovered by Usui Shiki Ryoho; the Reiki student will revert back to this manual over and over again. Having used the techniques illustrated in The Reiki Handbook there is no doubt this is the most clear and concise manual with the ORIGINAL applications. I am convinced this is the ONLY manual for Reiki students and therapists. After witnessing the effects of Reiki and having used The Reiki Handbook myself, I would recommend this book to everyone. A wonderful addition for anyone involved with, or interested in, alternative methods of healing.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
63 of 73 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on August 28, 2001
I dispise writing negative reviews; but one that refuses to stand for the truth will fall for anything. This is a hodgepodge of myths circulating in the Reiki community. I happen to be a Master/Teacher of five forms of Reiki, and have the certificates to prove it! I have stuffed my certificates in a mailing tube; because if the heat emanating from my hands is not enough to convince someone I am a Reiki Master; then the pretty peices of paper will not convince them either. Where to begin? 1. If a Reiki practitioner EVER uses the "Reiki Finish" on you or an aquaintance; please contact the authorities. No Reiki practitioner of Master should EVER touch the breasts or genitals. 2. On the page introducing Virginia Samdahl (the technical advisor for the book); the information is simply FLAT wrong. Ms. Samdahl claimed to be the first occidental to receive mastership in 2,500 years. Everyone that knows anything about Reiki; admits that Sensei Mikao Usui discovered the system known as Reiki, Sensei Usui was not born until 1865 (136 years ago). Far less than the alleged 2,500 years. 3. the story of Sensei Usui's encounter with the beggar king in the slums is pure ... 4. the story of Larry Arnold's incident with the bee sting (He has alergic reactions to bee venom). Reiki CAN do wonders. I have seen astounding things many times, but Reiki 99.999% of the time will NOT work anywhere near fast enough to override an alergic reaction. The energy used in Reiki gives the recepient's own healing system a kick start. 5. Reiki is NOT, and should NEVER be used in place of proper health care. Any Reiki practitioner or master that tells you not to go to the doctor or to throw away your medication is a fool, and you should RUN (not walk) away from that person. Reiki is extremely simple. The channeling of universal lifeforce energy to the recepient for healing. ... ... ... Two Bears. Wah doh Ogedoda (We give thanks Great Spirit)
4 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews