Reiki Classes with Reiki Master of Masters Deborah Richmond Foulkes
Following the lineage of Mikao Usui we offer Reiki First, Second and Master degree certifications
A Brief History of Reiki
Mikao Usui was a Tendai Buddhist living in Japan in the early 1900’s. It is said that his business and personal life were collapsing around him when he made the important, life-changing decision to seek spiritual guidance; a quest that led him to a unique discovery.
Tendai is said to be a more mystical sect of Japanese Buddhism that embraces the practices of mediation and spiritual healing. Inspired by his faith, Usui set out to climb the sacred mountain of Kurama just twelve miles north of the ancient capital of Kyoto. He planned to fast for twenty-one days on Kurama; resting his body and his mind in the ancient cedar forest that envelopes the 8th century Temple at the top of the mountain. At the end of his fast Usui spoke of having a vision, one that became the basis of his teachings; a new healing modality that we call Reiki today.
Reiki was brought to the United States not long after by Mrs. Takata. Some seven decades later Usui’s energy based healing modality is accepted at recognized hospitals throughout the United States, the first being in New England at the Portsmouth Hospital in Portsmouth, NH; the Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA; and many other institutions nationwide, with some specifically funded by the Congress of the United States. Numerous hospitals retain Reiki Healers on staff; working at the side of traditional medical professionals. The results derived from these healing treatments have been quantified in scientific studies that continue today.
The waterfall on Mount Kurama where Usui rested and had his vision
A resting place and shrine along the path of many hundreds of tiny steps that leads to the temple on Mount Kurama
The power center in front of the temple on Mount Kurama
Dr. Foukes gives Reiki to Lily's dog at her healing center on Long Island
Reiki can be 'hands-on' or the healer may use a method of sending energy healing without touching the patient. Here Lily Rubinstein gives Reiki healing to Anne; pictures taken at the Center of Inner Wisdom which may be accessed by clicking the image above
Lily demonstrates a hands-on Reiki technique at her Long Island center; photos part of our Reiki Seminar for training medical staff
Deborah Richmond Foulkes Discusses
the Reiki Experience
“Usui did for the ancient Japanese healing modality, a form of laying of hands, what Escoffier did for French Classic Cuisine,” Deborah Foulkes said during one of her seminars on Alchemy Healing.“He made it succinct and in that simplicity organized the information into a straight forward process that could be taught to others all over the world.”
Deborah followed Usui’sjourney; climbing the mountain in the summer of 2006 in 110 degreehot, humid heat despite he r life-long disease of asthma. “Reiki works,” Deborah said. “And I am the proof!” In 2000 her asthma had become disabling. She was encouraged by her guides in Spirit to take a course in Reiki. Attending classes presented by the Reiki Healing Connection in New Hampshireshe eventually became a Reiki Master and Practitioner.
“I was on seventeen drugs a day; taking 40 mg. of prednisone and other steroids just to breathe. My peak flow meter was giving me readings of under 250 where my normal breathing or personal best was 600.” Within six months of using her newly acquired skills at Reiki, Deborah had stopped all but three of her medications and has been steroid free; her symptoms of asthma mitigated completely since starting Reiki in early 2000.
“I could not have climbed that mountain in 2006 without that healing. Honoring Reiki I accomplished that personal feat in August 2006, the month of Oban, despite the adversetemperatures and humidity in just two and a half hours. I am grateful for the healing,” Deborah said.“Anyone can learn this process of Spirit communication. It is all about Healing after all.”
Update 2022: After twenty-two years as a Reiki Master I returned to my Reiki teacher Libby Barnett in New Hampshire through the Reiki Healing Connection. Libby's website: https://www.reikienergy.com/venue/reiki-healing-connection/ . I became a Reiki Master of Masters. In my classes I share chapters in Libby Barnett's book, Reiki Energy Medicine; it is a simple approach to the fundamental healing modality of our times. Helping others to heal themselves has presonified Libby's life work. Her simple approach to Reiki and healing enabled her to pioneer the use of Reiki in hospitals and other professional medical facilities. For all my students and others across the world...it was Libby who changed the original Reiki ceremony from Initiate, Initiation to Attunement. She is turly a pioneer and I am honored to have been her student for Reiki First, Second and Master Degrees to now becoming a Master of Masters in 2022. With Libby Barnett and the late Fran Brown, Mrs. Takata's Seventh Master, working with us in Spirit I am humbled to be sharing this Reiki lineage.