Original Usui Symbols

Japanese Master Hyakuten Inamoto transmitted through their courses symbols below. There is some controversy with these symbols, some say they are the symbols originally used by Usui, others however says that these symbols are a variation on the master Hayashi. At one point in the history of Reiki, Hayashi Sensei was separated from the Gakkai and founded his own school of Reiki. It is quite possible to differentiate the teachings of the Gakkai that he make some changes in symbols, thus creating his own symbols for Reiki system. Hayashi made ​​many changes to the Usui Reiki system, for example, he taught Reiki in a set of 6 levels.

Thus, it is likely that these symbols that follow are the symbols used by Hayashi. Recall that the Inamoto's lineage comes directly from Hayashi Inamoto: Usui> Hayashi> Yamaguchi> Inamoto. Today, these symbols are popularly known as "Komyo Reiki Kai's symbols", which is the system that has developed by the Reiki master Hyakuten Inamoto from Hayashi's teachings. 

Whatever the origin of these symbols, it's interesting to receive them in an initiation and to practice them. Although all symbols work, there are aspects of affinity energy and it can be that we feel more comfortable working with these symbols than with conventional symbols of Reiki. In any case are symbols to consider.


Zui Un

Zui Un means "auspicious cloud". It serves to enhance, protect, send energy to the physical plane, and so on. That is, it is the equivalent of the Cho-Ku-Rei.



Fukuyu means "long life". It treats mental-emotional problems and to correct bad habits. It is the equivalent of Sei-He-Ki.



Honja-Ze-Shonén means "source" or "the foundation is in the correct consciousness". It is used to send remote energy. It is the equivalent of the Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen.


Article written by Miquel Vidal.