The text for this website has been formed from my knowledge and experience of Reiki. I have not used any specific pieces of text from books, websites etc. or quotes (unless stated) during the writing of the text. This is because I wanted to test my own knowledge, understanding and philosophy of Reiki (as a Reiki teacher I felt that I really needed to know my subject). They are my own thoughts and views. I did however check that they are as factually accurate as possible and, in general, in step with other Reiki practitioners, the UK Reiki Fed. & The Reiki Assoc. This is a very broad subject, with many differing views and approaches.

However, my own knowledge and understanding of Reiki has not fallen from the sky (well most of it!) and I know that what we read, hear, and experience from others informs our work. Over the years I have read extensively, both books and website material, Listened to Reiki lectures on CD's, and talked to others in the Field /Community of Reiki. I feel that it would be remiss of me not acknowledge the fact these sources have influenced, inspired, and informed both myself, and my work.

I would therefore like to thank and acknowledge the people/sources listed below, who, over the years, have informed, inspired, or contributed in one way or another to my understanding, knowledge and love of Reiki therapy, its history, and the various ideas & concepts surrounding it, and related subjects.

My Sincere Thanks to:

My family, partner, friends, clients, & Students, without whose support and feedback I would be a lot less informed.
Judy Mainwaring, photographer, for the super Reflexology photographs
Thank you to Emma Taylor for her wonderful natural world images
Katie, my lovely daughter, for taking many of the photographs that appear on the site
My own Reiki Master, Jenny Davies, for her teaching, Reiki Manuals and belief in me.
My Webdesigner Doug for his amazing up-date to Awenaura website (2012). He put so much time, care, creativity, and energy into making this website - he is very talented web designer, and a genuinely nice person.
Tony Lawrence (Reiki Master) & Carole Lawrence for their lovely Tai Chi & Meditation Classes
June Meagher (Reiki Master & Teacher, Spiritual Healer,) for her time, advice, and general support (and her support of my poetry).
Various Reiki/associated websites - too many to mention! That I have enjoyed, absorbed, been informed by, and have hopefully learned from - thank you!
The Reiki Federation
The Reiki Association
OBOD- For the wonderful literature and lessons in the Gwersu, and for the inspiration, spirituality, and self-development that I gained from The Bardic Grade Course.

Books: Reiki

Secrets of Reiki by Anne Charlish & Angela Robertshaw (my favourite Reiki book) Angela was taught by Reiki Master: Sandi Leir-Shuffrey. Anne is a well know medical & health writer.
Live Better Reiki by Sandi Leir- Shuffrey (One of the first Reiki Master's to be registered in the UK. In 1989 she founded the Stillpoint School of Reiki).
Healing Reiki by Eleanor McKenzie (Reiki Master)
Healing Handbook by Tara Ward (Capella)
Reiki For Lifeby Penelope Quest – Piatkus
The original Reiki Handbook of Dr. Mikao Usui Lotus Press

Books: Related/Relevant Subjects (general)

Tranquilityby David Baird (MQP)
Introducing Psychology by Nigel C Benson (Totem Books)
Celtic Inspirations (meditations and texts) by Lyn Webster Wilde (Duncan Baird Publishers)
The Power of Meditation by Christopher Titmuss (Eagle Editions)
The Language of Dreams by David Fontana (dbp)
Sayings of The Buddha reflections for everyday by William Wray (Capella)
Client Centered Therapy by Carl R Rogers (Constable)
Jung - A beginners guide - Ruth Berry Hodder & Stoughton
Memories, Dreams, Reflections by C.J. Jung (Fontana Press)
The Skilled Helper (Egan)
Working with Angels, Fairies and Nature Spirits by Dr.William Bloom (Piatkus). A simply wonderful book for anyone interested in this subject. Bloom's teachings about angels are based on over 25 years of direct personal experience. He is the founder of Holistic Partnerships & of Core Energy Management approach to Self-development. He has written many other books, and is considered, by many, to be Britain's leading holistic educator.
Chakra Clearing by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.
Healing with The Angels by Doreen Virtue Ph.D. (Hay)
The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall (Godsfield Press).
Hands of Light – A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field. by Barbara Brennan: Bantum
Why People Don't Heal and How They Can. by C. Myss: Three Rivers Press.
Energy Medicine – The Scientific Basis. by Oschman, J. L. : Churchill Livingston.
The Secret Life of Water by Masaru Emoto

Reiki CD's (Text)

Exploration in the Practice of Usui Shiki Ryoho step by step – by Phyllis Lei Furumoto, (produced by 2007 'our Song')
Paul Mitchell Head of the Discipline of Usui Shiki Ryoho Speaking at the 2003 TRA Gathering, Buckland Hall, UK, (2004 produced by The Reiki Assoc. & Paul Mitchell)