Master Teacher Course Description

Shinpiden: Reiki Master level

For those who wish to continue their Reiki development to its natural conclusion, Reiki Mastership represents the end of one journey and the commencement of another.

Your Reiki Master/Teacher course is equivalent to a five day course because you spend at least three days (20 hours approx.) working through your multimedia pre-course study programme, and then you spend two days on the course to go through the practical energy work.

The basic effect of the Reiki Master attunements is to fully open up your energy system to Reiki, causing a significant increase in the flow of healing energy. This increases the effectiveness of your treatments beyond that achieved at Second Degree level. On top of this, you are attuned to further symbols, and learn additional techniques, enabling you to treat others more effectively, pass on the Reiki ability to others, and fully experience the flow of Reiki through your being.

Experiencing Energies

We begin the course by considering the different ways that we can experience different aspects of the energy: using symbols, using sacred Shinto mantras called Kotodama, and using pure intent. We put this in the context of the original system that Mikao Usui taught and show how energies can be used when working on the self and when working on other people.

Working with Symbols

We include a range of original and non-original symbols on the course. The symbols that you learn on the Master course allow you to send Reiki to heal at the soul level, produce balance in an instant, deal with aspects of karma, and focus energy intensely on the mind or the emotions. During the Master course you will be 'attuned' to these symbols:

  • The Usui Master Symbol
  • The ‘Tibetan’ Master symbol
  • The ‘Fire Dragon’ symbol
  • Other symbols, channelled by Taggart and others

The Reiki Kotodama

The Kotodama, or 'jumon', are sacred Shinto mantras used by Usui before the introduction of symbols into Reiki. We show how these mantras can be used when carrying out treatments, we become familiar with their characteristic energies, we discover how they can be used for self-healing and spiritual development, and we learn how they can be used in conjunction with Reiju empowerments.

The Power of Intent

We spend some time working with Intent, and go through various exercises that help to 'open our eyes' to the simplicity and power of Reiki, and the importance and versatility of intent in terms of directing the energy and experiencing different energies.

The Potential of Intuition

We spend some time talking about how to develop intuition and give some suggestions for moving beyond the basic "Reiji ho" approach. We will practice working intuitively in a number of different ways and introduce a method where we can directly perceive someone's energy system, and we also explore some "mind's eye" visual shortcuts.

Western-style 'Attunements' and Japanese 'Empowerments'

Mastership allows you to pass the Reiki ability to others, and you will be using the course manual (with step-by-step instructions, digital images, drawings and summaries), the Audio CDs and the DVD to make the process as straightforward as possible. You will practice the attunement process in advance of the course and on the day of the course itself you will demonstrate your knowledge in different ways and receive practical guidance and pointers to make sure you are comfortable with the stages involved.

We use the example of a Second Degree attunement as a focus for teaching, then going on to talk about the differences between that attunement and those at First Degree and Master levels.

The Western-style attunement process is not the only way to convey the Reiki ability to students. The course also includes training in the 'Reiju' empowerment process that has been passed to us by Usui Sensei's surviving students. Reiju empowerments represent a wonderful, simple, elegant, powerful and inspiring method that can be used as alternatives to the Western-style attunements at all levels.  We also consider the use of distant attunements and empowerments, and explore different methods that can be used to empower the self.

The Audio CDs

Our Master / Teacher course is accompanied by two audio CDs that contains an hour of commentary and 45 minutes of meditations and instructions, for example two tracks which talk you through carrying out a Reiju empowerment and a Western-style Reiki attunement. You will learn effortlessly through doing, and your practice attunements and empowerments will flow all the more easily because of this.

The Course Manual

Each course is accompanied by a comprehensive manual which covers everything we deal with on the training days.  On the courses you can relax, safe in the knowledge that everything we do is there in the manual for you to take home with you.  The Master / Teacher manual, runs to 200 A4 pages. This is a complete and practical guide to Reiki at Master/Teacher level, containing text, digital images, flow-charts, summary sheets, Mind Map and illustrations.


The Reiki Teaching Guide

Each course is also accompanied by a professionally-printed and comprehensive 75-page Reiki Teaching Guide, which explains exactly how to run "Reiki-Evolution-style" courses for First Degree, Second Degree and Master Teacher level, if you so choose. For each of the three courses the guide contains a detailed schedule, describes practical exercises that your students will be carrying out, and explains what points you need to make throughout the day. So this is a guide and will give new teachers a great deal of confidence in setting up and running their own courses.

The DVD Video

Our Master course is accompanied by a DVD containing approx. 30 minutes of footage, demonstrating how to carry out Reiju empowerments and Western attunements.

The Certificate

All courses are accompanied by an attractive certificate written in Japanese kanji and Western text, and signed by your teacher. In this case your certificate confirms that you have received instruction and Reiju empowerments, have satisfied the requirements of the "Shinpiden" level of Reiki, and are certified as a Master and a Teacher of Reiki.


Course Fees

The fee for the Reiki Master Teacher Course is £350.00. You pay a deposit of £100 in advance, and the balance is paid to your teacher on the first day of your course. Or alternatively you can pay the whole amount in advance via Paypal.  You will be issued with a receipt.

Coming to the Master Course from another Lineage? Follow the "Conversion Course"

If you have come from other lineages and have not been trained in the important techniques that have come from Japan, I would expect you to learn Japanese Reiki techniques before going on to do Mastership. The new teachings are so important to the future development of Reiki in the West. One way to achieve this would be for you to redo your First and Second Degree training with us, so you are 'in tune' with the way we do things, but that can start to get expensive, so we achieve this by way of a self-study 'conversion course' based on sending you our Reiki1 and Reiki2 course manuals and three Audio CDs together with 'homework' instructions for you to carry out. The total cost of the First Degree manual and audio CD, the Second Degree manual and audio CD, and the "Reiki Meditations" audio CD is £50.00 paid for at the time of booking.