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Takata (Hawayo) papers
ARC Mss 86  
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Description
The collection includes the personal papers and belongings of Hawayo Takata, Reiki master, as well as material on Reiki practices throughout the 1930s to 1980s.
Background
In her diary, Hawayo Takata describes Reiki as an "unseen spiritual power that vibrates and all other powers fade into insignificance beside it." This power or force is believed to be within all of us, but those who study and apply it correctly can use it to heal. Dr. Mikao Usui introduced Reiki in Japan in 1922. Since that time, Reiki has become a popular alternative to medicine and a technique for stress reduction and relaxation. Practitioners practice healing mild and chronic, physical or mental ailments with energy transferred through their hands.
Extent
27.11 linear feet (2 cartons, 8 document boxes, 3 half-size document boxes, 16 flat boxes)
Restrictions
No reproductions permitted for certificates.
Availability
The collection is open for research.