Hawayo Takata Usui Reiki Lineage

Accomplishments and Whereabouts of Hawayo Takata's Twenty-Two Reiki Initiates

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Hawayo Takata, the woman who has been attributed to spreading Reiki Healing globally, initiated twenty-two individuals to Usui Shiki Ryoho during her lifetime. 

Takata taught Reiki in Hawaii, continental United States, and Canada. Through her students, and the students they have since attuned to this natural system of touch therapy, Reiki is now practiced world-wide.

Almost all Reiki healers in practice today are offsprings of the Usui-Hayashi-Takata Lineage.

In the table below are the names of the original 22, the dates they became Reiki Masters, and information about their accomplishments and contributions to the holistic healing community. Several of these individuals have since made their transition to spirit, but their Reiki legacies live on through their students.

Hawayo Takata's Twenty-Two Reiki Initiates
NameDate AttunedCurrent StatusHistorical Notes
George Araki1979DeceasedEarned a doctorate in biological sciences from Stanford Univiersity. Prior to his Reiki initiation he founded The Institute for Holistic Healing Studies (IHHS). Died on June 29, 2006 at the age of 74.
Dorothy Baba1976DeceasedWorked as a social worker in California.
Ursula BaylowOct. 1979DeceasedPracticed Reiki and reflexology. Noted for living the Reiki Principles daily. Died on October 21, 1996 at the age of 85.
Rick BocknerOct. 1980Teaches Usui ReikiMember of The Reiki Alliance. Resides in Canada.
Patricia BowlingSep. 1980UnknownMarried name is Ewing. Previously taught non-traditional Reiki classes... her current teaching status is not known.
Barbara BrownOct. 1979DeceasedDied on Easter Sunday, April 23, 2000.
Fran BrownJan. 1979DeceasedMember of The Reiki Alliance. Published the book titled Living Reiki: Takata's Teachings. Died on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2009.
Phyllis Lei FurumotoApr. 1979Teaches Usui ReikiDesignated by members of The Reiki Alliance to be Reiki Grand Master and successor to her grandmother, Takata Hawayo.
Beth GrayOct. 1979DeceasedFounder of the Trinity Metaphysical Center in Redwood City, CA. Best known for introducing Reiki to Australia. Died on May 13th, 2008
John Harvey GrayOct. 1976DeceasedPreviously married to Beth Gray. Later married Dr. Lourdes Gray. Died on January 12, 2011 at the age of 93. His legacy is The John Harvey Gray Center for Reiki Healing.
Iris Ishikuro1979DeceasedCousin to Hawayo Takata. Died in 1984.
Harry M. KuboiApr. 1977Retired from teaching ReikiCurrently living in Hawaii. Works as a psychic healer and professional exorcist.
Ethel Lombardi1976DeceasedHawayo Takata's second initiate. Taught MariEl system of Healing and The Next Step. Died on Oct. 14, 2009 at the age of 86.
Barbara McCullough1977DeceasedAKA Barbara Lincoln Mcullough.
Mary Alexandra McFaydenSep. 1980Teaches Usui ReikiFounded Reiki Outreach International in 1990.
Paul MitchellNov. 1979Teaches Usui ReikiAmong the founding members of The Reiki Alliance. Author of Reiki manual titled The Usui System of Natural Healing.
Beth PhaighOct. 1979DeceasedAuthor of Gestalt and the Wisdom of the Kahunas and Journey into Consciousness. Died on January 3. 1986
Dr. Barbara (Weber) RaySep. 1979Teaches The Radiance Technique, Authentic ReikiCo-Founded the American Reiki Association with Hawayo Takata. Author of The 'Reiki' Factor in The Radiance Technique and several other books.
Shinobu SaitoMay 1980Semi-retired from teaching Usui ReikiResides in Palo Alto, Callifornia.
Virginia Samdahl1976DeceasedBiography of V. Samdahl's Reiki journey titled Virgnian Samdahl: Reiki Healer written by Barbara Derrick Lugenbeel was published in 1984. Died on March 4, 1994.
Wanja Twan1979Teaches Usui ReikiMember of The Reiki Alliance. Author of In the Light of a Distant Star: A Spiritual Journal Bringing the Unseen into the Seen. Lives in Canada.
Kay YamashitaPrior to 1976DeceasedSister to Hawayo Takata, Kay was first person initiated to Master Level by Takata in Hawaii.

References: The Everything Guide to Reiki: Channel your positive energy to promote healling, reduce stress, and enhance your quality of life, written by Phylameana lila Desy. F+W Media, INC. 2012,  Robert. N. Fueston, reikisystem.com.