Dr. Mikao Usui was a Christian priest who lived in Japan at the end of the 19th Century, and taught religion.
Due to a question raised by one of his pupils, he travelled and learned in all the world, trying to understand how Jesus or Buda healed. After many years and a final process of meditation and fasting, he gained the knowledge he was looking for, and obtained energy in his hands.
One of his pupils was Dr. Hayashi. Since he was a medical doctor, it’s to him that we owe the systematization of the positions in the treatments.
In the time of the Second World War he was succeed by Mrs. Takata, who brought Reiki to the Western world.
Phyllis Lei Furumoto
Her granddaughter, Phyllis Lei Furumoto, is the 4th “Grand Master.” She, and several other masters initiated by her grandmother, founded “The Reiki Alliance” to keep the system easy and pure, as they had recieved it.
Anugama Marg, from Hamburg, Germany, is a pupil of Phyllis’s. Anugama is Mayni’s master.