Our Reiki Lineages

We have an Original Japanese Reiki Lineage
A Modern Western Reiki Lineage
And New for 2019 - Holy Fire III Karuna I & II Reiki Lineage

Above: Simon Bailey

Whose teachings provides us with both an

Original Japanese Reiki Lineage and a Western Reiki Lineage

This is our Original Japanese Reiki Lineage




Founder of the System


3rd President of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai


6th President of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai


Current Member of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai


Owner International House of Reiki


Navitas Centre (UK)


Relax and Heal with Reiki (UK)











Rather than adding Taggart King's many Lineages here, I offer information on how he came to bringing the  teachings of Western and Japanese Reiki together in each of his courses.  And here at 'Relax and Heal with Reiki', we provide all our students with his teachings, mixed with the teachings from Simon.  Our student's are provided with 'Reiki Evolution' manuals for both Western and Original Japanese Reiki Courses.  And at 3rd Degree Reiki Master Teacher are given a further Shinpiden manual from my training with Simon at The Navitas Centre.

Reiki Evolution was set up by Taggart King, who trained in Reiki and started running Reiki courses in the late 1990s from bases in Saffron Walden and Witham, Essex. These courses would now be referred to as ‘Western-style” since no information had come to us from Japan at that time about Reiki’s original Japanese form, and thus Taggart was passing on a variant of what Mrs Takata had taught.  He worked hard to make sure that his courses were good quality, he put together comprehensive and detailed course manuals, at a time when many Reiki courses were not accompanied by any written materials. Over time, Taggart added audio CDs with commentary, guided meditations on CD.

Japanese Reiki comes to the WestWithin a couple of years, Taggart had learned the Japanese Reiki techniques that were beginning to be taught in the West, information which was being passed on by teachers like Frank Arjava Petter and Hiroshi Doi. He was also lucky enough to end up carrying out several years of training with an individual who was in contact with a group of elderly students of Reiki’s founder, Mikao Usui.

Taggart ended up being perhaps the most prominent teacher of Japanese Reiki methods in the UK, and toured the country (and Europe) passing on original Japanese Reiki methods from the surviving students. Taggart has taught these methods to hundreds of Reiki practitioners and Masters and incorporated the original methods into his First Degree, Second Degree and Reiki Master Teacher courses.

Taggart is one of a small number of teachers who are passing on Mikao Usui’s original methods, since most Reiki courses are ‘Western-style’, being based on the teachings of Hawayo Takata, one of Dr Hayashi’s students.

So now Taggart’s courses are available throughout the country, with all of his team of teachers running essentially the same course, though they bring their personal experiences and expertise to their teaching, and each course will have a slightly different ‘flavour’ because of that, as with ‘Relax and Heal with Reiki’ Courses.

And since Taggart has put his heart and soul into his training manuals and audio CDs, we also use those at 'Relax and Heal with Reiki'.  Taggart believed that Reiki did indeed need to evolve and change and move on from what he saw as quite dogmatic and cluttered approaches used in Western-style Reiki courses. Taggart believed that Reiki should move on and develop by embracing its original Japanese form, which is simplicity itself and wonderfully free from dogma and restrictions and clutter.

So Reiki Evolution means moving on from Western Reiki by embracing Reiki’s Japanese roots.  But Western Reiki has been taught in a certain way for decades now (on day-courses or weekend courses) so Taggart kept to that established pattern but within that framework has developed the content of his courses so they reflect strongly the original methods that were taught by Reiki’s founder, Mikao Usui.

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In 2019 I completed

Holy Fire III Karuna I & II

Reiki Master & Teacher Course

With William Lee Rand (at Glastonbury Abbey)

The President of the International Centre for Reiki Training

Karuna Reiki and Holy Fire were given to the planet at a time when it was realized we could now handle energy of a further refined healing nature, to heal without the need to go through the cleansing process when appropriate, to work with and support any other style of Reiki.

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Above: William Lee Rand

Whose teachings provides us with

Holy Fire III and Karuna I and II Reiki Lineage

This is our Holy Fire Lineage

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