In my last newsletter, I brought to your attention the mind blowing information about the DKM - the Reiki Master Symbol. Having now in my possession Doi Sensei's book "A Modern Reiki Method For Healing" (revised edition), I have learned that all roads lead to Mrs. Takata being the one who introduced it into the Western Reiki Tradition. Why is still not apparent. What I also found is that she didn't attune/teach her 22 masters until the last five years of her life. Another question, why did it take her so long to get to the point of making people Reiki Master Teachers? Have no clue.Another interesting fact is that Hayashi Sensei did go all the way to the Shinipedin level (Master), which only raises more questions about why we do attunements/initiations instead of Reiju to connect the student to the energy that is Reiki, which was the way and is the way that Usui Sensei connected his students to the energy and the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai still does.
Doi also states that Usui Sensei opened the Gakkai, which was another mystery, some saying that Hayashi Sensei formed it after his death along with his other Naval Officer buddies. The first three presidents of the Gakkai were all Naval officers. I do remember reading that many of the Gakkai were very unhappy with the memorial society being inundated with them and mockingly began calling the Gakkai, "the officers club." Hayashi Sensei was asked to leave the Gakkai because of his radically tweaking the system and he went out and opened his own offices and wrote his own manual reflecting his more Western scientific/medical approach to Reiki.
One thing I am finding very interesting about Doi Sensei's book is that most of the information on the history of Reiki he talks about, I already knew through Frank Arjava Petter's books and Taggart King's Reiki Manuals that he so generously gave me. So nice to see all of this info being confirmed over and over again.