The title The Reiki Magic Guide to Self-Attunement is a bit of a misnomer. First off, Reiki is not magic in the normally thought of sense. Reiki is merely universal life energy/ unconditional love. Moreover, the author does not teach the reader how to become attuned to Reiki. Instead, the book includes instructions on how to call down the three traditional levels of attunement and a variety of other symbols used by the author.
With that said, The Reiki Magic Guide to Self-Attunement is a pretty decent overview of Reiki for beginners. Not only can the reader receive the attunements on his or her own time schedule but they can gleam the basics after perusing the text. Then, as the author states, they can learn through experimentation what the energies can do.
I very much agree with the author that Reiki is the birthright of us all. I also believe that a true Reiki Master is molded through experience and building a partnership of sorts with the energies rather than his or her ability to pay someone to teach them very strict, inflexible ways of practicing.
on 23 April 2008
A friend bought me this book for Christmas and I was Initially dubious of the claims it makes and found the word "magic" in the title off-putting. However, several months later I can still hardly put it down. The attunements in the book (all levels) do work but more amazing techniques follow and you have to experience for yourself. It's obviously not meant as a thorough guide to reiki and would probably upset most traditional reiki masters but if you are open minded about reiki and enjoy experimenting with energy and want serious healing techniques then this is the book for you.