word Reiki means free passage of
Universal Life Force energy. Reiki
is a Japanese word. In the Chinese
character system, Reiki is Leiki.
Both Reiki and Leiki originate in
syllable rei in Japanese means
spirit, ghost and soul. In Chinese,
the syllable lei means subtle
influences, the force, ethereal,
supernatural power. Rei can be
interpreted as "free passage".
syllable ki means life force energy
(as in akido). In Chinese, life
force energy is called chi, in
India, prana. There are many names
for life force energy; each culture
has its own.
can find out more about Reiki on the
'History' page which explains in
more detail a brief history of