Reiki as a concept was developed by Dr. Mikao Usui. This concept of universal energy is steeped in the Japanese culture. As with many of the teaching concepts (such as martial arts) in Japan, there is a strong emphasis on the Master - Student relationship and lineage. For that purpose, we have included a downloadable PDF document of our Usui Reiki Master Lineage information. Some people put a great deal of emphasis on lineage and the purity of the connection to Dr. Usui. For North Americans, the Usui lineage via William Rand is very direct and clear. However, while we respect our lineage and our Master, we think a focus on lineage misses the nature and intent of Reiki and the concept of universal energy. Reiki can be learned and attunements will naturally work regardless of lineage as long as a person's intention is pure. We do strongly believe that actual hands-on attunements and in-person learning provides the most solid basis with which to learn Reiki. Therefore, we do not provide any on-line, or web based Reiki training.
If you are interested, you can download the Reiki lineage related to Reiki Master Teacher Jim Fatz.