There are many brilliant, enlightening books exploring the art and science of reiki practices. Please enjoy the wonderful range of books listed below.

‘An Evidence Based History of Reiki’, by The International Center for Reiki Training.


“Within the Reiki community, there have been many attempts to describe its history. But because of the difficulty in discovering authentic sources of information and the lack of disciplined methods, many of the previous attempts have been based more on legendary ideas and a need to validate a particular style of Reiki than on verifiable research.

The information in this book is based on evidenced based facts that have been compiled from a number of authentic sources using accepted methods of historical research. The picture of Reiki revealed here provides a clearer understanding of how Usui Reiki had been originally developed and practiced by its founder, Usui Sensei, and also how it changed and evolved as it was passed on through Hayashi Sensei and Takata Sensei. The inclusion of original historical documents and the extensive footnotes makes it possible for anyone to verify the veracity of the research. Based on the quality of this information, it is now possible to better understand the roots of this sacred practice and in so doing gain a more meaningful comprehension of its essence.

It is hoped that this level of historical research will become the accepted norm in the Reiki community and contribute to a greater level of understanding and acceptance between the various groups, schools and associations.”

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Christine Baker, 5.0 out of 5 stars. One of the best books on the history of reiki

“This is one of the best books I have read on the history of reiki. It fills in gaps that are not always taught in reiki classes. I has evidence based proof that Western and Japanese reiki are different enough from each other for there to be no such thing as traditional Usui reiki in the United States, which many American reiki masters claim to teach. Written by William Lee Rand, who takes the time through correspondence and trips to Japan to interview people.”

London allin, 5.0 out of 5 stars Worth reading!

“Very helpful to get more background knowledge of this old healing practice.”


I thoroughly recommend this deeply informative book from gifted healer, teacher and author, Jeremy O’Carroll.

Are you intrigued by Reiki?

Would you love to learn to channel energy to heal yourself and others?

If so, then this is the one book you must read before attending your first course.

Unlike other Reiki books that are filled with techniques you can’t yet use, The Perfect Reiki Course instead answers all of the questions people typically have before attending a Reiki course.

Questions include:

  • What will I get from a Reiki course?
  • How long does it take to learn Reiki?
  • What type of people will benefit most from learning Reiki?
  • What should I be taught in a Reiki course?
  • Can doing Reiki ever be dangerous?
  • What will I feel when I receive Reiki?
  • How many Reiki levels are there?
  • And much more…

Drawing on over a decade’s experience working as a full-time Reiki teacher, Jeremy O’Carroll knows the questions prospective students have, and he knows the issues (like which Reiki style they will be best suited to) that they often neglect to consider. So don’t let the jumble of information on the Web confuse you. With The Perfect Reiki Course in hand, you’ll have all the knowledge you need to find the Reiki course that is just right for you.

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Janice Harvey, 5.0 out of 5 stars An easy to read invaluable guide for anyone thinking of learning Reiki

I loved this book. I am interested in energy and healing but it is so hard to choose a course or know whether it’s right for you when you really don’t understand what the full potential of Reiki is. This book breaks it down in a way that’s easy to understand – what Reiki is in its various forms, what to expect if you do a course and the various levels and what they mean. Jeremy is so passionate about Reiki and it’s great to get advice from someone with years of experience as both a practitioner and a teacher. I highly recommend it to anyone who’s ever thought of learning Reiki for self healing and transformation, healing others or working as a practitioner. It answered so many of the questions I had and is a great guide I can keep coming back to.

Onraya, 5.0 out of 5 stars An Absolute Must Read. All of Your Curiosities About Reiki Will Be Answered. this book is exactly what the title says. This book contain answers to all the questions that I’ve ever had about Reiki. Unlike most books that dive into the history of Reiki and have little to tell about the practical side of it, “The Perfect Reiki Course” gives you everything that you need to know and by the end of the book you will have a clear answer to yourself on whether or not Reiki is for you.
Most importantly, because there are different styles and types of Reiki, if you are planning taking your first Reiki course, this book will assist you in determining whether the course that you are aiming for is the right one for you. I strongly believe that this book is an absolute must have.
Jeremy is one of the best teacher and Reiki Master that I have ever met. His experiences and teachings are top class and you will understand what I mean through his writings in this book.


The Invisible Web: A Story Celebrating Love and Universal Connection (The Invisible String) by Patrice Karst


From the author of the picture book phenomenon The Invisible String, which has sold over a million copies to date, comes a moving companion title about our connections to each other, to the world, and to the universe.

For twenty years, the modern classic The Invisible String has helped hundreds of thousands of children and adults understand that they are connected to the ones they love, no matter how far apart they are. Now, the author of that bestselling phenomenon uses the same effective bonding technique to explain the very best news of all: All of our strings to one another are interconnected in The Invisible Web. “It breathes as we breathe, pulsating all over our Earth, the single heartbeat of life and love. And do you know what that makes us all? One Very Big Family!”

This uplifting inspirational title for all ages puts the concept of “six degrees of separation” into a new context that urges readers to recognize, respect, and celebrate their infinite, unbreakable bonds with the entire human family. Don’t miss these other books by Patrice Karst! The Invisible String. The Invisible String Workbook: Creative Activities to Comfort, Calm, and Connect. The Invisible Leash: A Story Celebrating Love After the Loss of a Pet

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Why Woo Woo Works : The Surprising Science Behind Meditation, Reiki, Crystals and Other Alternative Practices by David Hamilton PhD.

Why should we meditate? How can crystals heal the mind and body? Why is visualization so powerful – and so effective?

Alternative therapies, healing modalities, and spiritual practices are often referred to as ‘woo-woo,’ – but many of these approaches are actually supported by compelling scientific evidence.

In this dynamic and thought-provoking book, David R. Hamilton PhD dives deeper into the true nature of consciousness and presents the cutting-edge research behind energy healing, crystals, meditation, and more.

You’ll discover:
· The science behind some of today’s most popular alternative practices
· How your thoughts, emotions, and beliefs have healing power
· The benefits of nature and a holistic approach to healing
· A fascinating link between consciousness and human connection
· The relationship between suppressed emotions and disease

The ideas behind some of these holistic therapies have been around for millennia – but now we have scientific evidence demonstrating how they can contribute to physical, emotional, and energetic healing too.

It’s time to embrace the truth: That woo-woo really does work.

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Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field, by Barbara Ann Brennan.

One of the most enlightening books I have ever read is Barbara Ann Brennan’s Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field, Transworld Publishers Ltd (1993).

Barbara Ann Brennan developed astounding levels of sensitivity as a young child, spending countless hours in an area of wilderness near her own home, eventually developing the ability to close her eyes and ascertain the precise location and movements of animals in the vicinity. She went on to become a research scientist for NASA at the Goddard Space Flight Center following the completion of her Masters in Atmospheric Physics at the University of Wisconsin. Barbara also completed a PhD in Philosophy, a DTh in Theology and qualifications in Counselling.

Barbara currently offers workshops related to the Human Energy Field, Healing and Channeling.

I wholeheartedly recommend this amazing textbook by a truly gifted human being.


With the clarity of a physicist and the compassion of a gifted healer with more than twenty years of professional experience observing 5,000 clients and students, Barbara Ann Brennan presents the first in-depth study of the human energy field for people who seek happiness and health, and who wish to achieve their full potential. Our physical bodies exist within a larger ‘body’ , a human energy field or aura, which is the vehicle through which we create our experience or reality, including health and illness. It is through this energy field that we have the power to heal ourselves.This energy body – only recently verified by scientists, but long known to healers and mystics – is the starting point of an illness. Here, our most powerful and profound human interactions take place, the precursor and healer of all physiological and emotional disturbances.

Hands of Light offers: * a new paradigm for the human in health, relationships and disease * an understanding of how the human energy field looks and functions * training in the ability to see and interpret auras * medically verified case studies of healing people from all walks of life with a variety of illnesses * guidelines for healing the self and others.

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Working with Reiki: The essential guide to running a successful Reiki practice, by Sarah Cooper.

An essential read for anyone wishing to use their Reiki skills for the treatment of others. This book will ensure you know everything from how to set up your business, through to how best to handle a range of challenging client scenarios when Reiki appointments don’t appear to be going as you expected.“How can I tell if the Reiki is working?” “What can I do if my client has a panic attack during a treatment?” “How does Data Protection affect my business?” “Should I be asking for payment?” These and a wealth of other questions are answered with great insight and a sprinkling of humour by a Reiki Master who has featured on BBC radio, and who works at The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living – one of the leading complementary health and well-being centres in the UK. Here is a book that will put you deeply at your ease, whilst making sure you benefit from understandings that usually come only after years of working in the field. With this book you will feel you have the perfect mentor by your side, even when your teacher is long gone. The author skilfully guides you away from the unwelcome lows and towards the heart-lifting highs of working with Reiki, (even if you have not been feeling the Reiki flow…yet). Sharing not only the practical, but also the emotional side of working with this beautiful energy, and providing inspiration whilst ensuring you don’t let your self-doubts defeat you. Written in an easy-going, entertaining style, and packed with enlightening case studies, this book will tell you everything you need to know to run a successful treatment, and for the more experienced, how to raise your appointments to the next level.


“I can’t even begin to stress how wonderful and useful this book is. If you are thinking about learning reiki, are already on the path or even practicing, then this book is a must have. It’s given me so much information, pointers and inspiration that I don’t know what I would of done without it! If you only buy one reiki book to help you get started then this is it! Full of things only someone that has been there and done it would know! So glad I found it.” Emma

“Great book full of down to Earth wisdom, speaks from the heart. Some great tips. Loved it.” MT

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Plant Spirit Reiki: Energy Healing with the Elements of Nature, Fay Johnstone.

In this book Shamanic Herbalist and Reiki Master Teacher Fay Johnstone introduces the power of nature and intuitive plant medicine to demonstrate how Reiki practitioners can partnership with the forces of nature for powerful healing for themselves, others and our planet to enrich their personal or professional healing practice. The author shares this heart centred journey of Reiki, plants and innate connection with the natural world which is essential for our health and wellbeing based on her own experience with plants, herbal medicine and twenty years of Reiki practice.

There are simple exercises, practical guidance and inspiration to help the reader intuitively connect with the natural world and develop their understanding of key plants together with sacred ways to work in partnership with plants as part of their Reiki practice.

The reader will discover key skills to help them open to the guidance from the plants themselves for personal healing. Clear direction is also provided on how to enhance self-practice and Reiki treatments for others by bringing the outside in, using elements of nature, plant prayer and many other sacred forms of plant medicine, enabling the client to benefit from the spirit of nature and Reiki energy during a treatment. Plants, Reiki and the Chakras, Reiki and the elements for soul healing and combining plants and the Reiki principles are also explained.

The author emphasizes the importance of Reiki for nature, providing guidance on how to raise the vibration of your home and local community by healing the plants and the green spaces in your neighbourhood. How to send distance healing to the Earth, nature beings and endangered habitats across the world is also covered and encouraged as part of our responsibility as earth-keepers and care-takers.

Whatever your level of Reiki training, experience with or interest in energy healing, inside this book you’ll find inspiration to reach out to the vital force that flows within the natural world and open your intuition to the guidance and support for your personal journey and healing practice. The emphasis is on partnership, sacred relationship, coming back into alignment with who we really are and the understanding that in healing ourselves, we are also healing our Earth.

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