Poland update info:
Some people have been asking about the meaning of the certificate for Sister Mariusza. This is direct translation from Polish to English.
A brief history...
15 years ago in Poland...
Poland October 1994
A very large Reiki class in Warsaw
and photographs from a Reiki session in Wroclaw
Sister M. "on the road" to Poland
A visit with the sisters
Writing certificates with Inger Droog in Warsaw
Wanja wrote the following letter in response to an article by the National Catholic Reporter in the USA. The letter was sent May 1rst and posted May 3rd on the NCR's web blog. The article is called Reiki- Good health, spirituality or superstition?
Please feel free to share the following information with your local communities as it will help shed some light on the subject.
1st May 2009
National Catholic Reporter Publishing Co.
115E Amour Boulevard
As a comment to your article by Jerry Filteau on April 16th 2009, I enclose the following:
A photograph of an official Apostolic Blessing from Pope John Paul II
A letter from Reiki Master Hawayo Takata
A copy of the Reiki Principles
The enclosed personal letter from Mrs Takata clearly shows her devotion to God. Mrs Hawayo Takata was indisputably the first person to bring Reiki to the Western world. She was also my Reiki teacher. The letter is dated January 17th 1980. At that date she was in her 80th year and had taught Reiki in its purest form for 45 years. She passed away on December 11th of that same year. Mrs Takata was of Japanese origin, born in Hawaii, USA.
I was one of the 22 Reiki Masters taught by Mrs Takata. I subsequently taught Sister Mariusza Jadwiga Bugaj this pure form of Reiki in 1991 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Sister Mariusza, a Catholic nun, had among her teachers Karol Wojtyla who became Pope John Paul II in 1979. The enclosed three colour photographs were taken by video when I visited Sister Mariusza in October 1994 in Pultusk, Poland. They show an officially certificated Apostolic Blessing from Pope John Paul II in recognition of sister Mariusza’s work with Reiki.
Reiki practitioners who follow this pure form of Reiki are guided by the Reiki principles in their teaching and practice. These principles, enclosed, are in complete harmony with the teachings of Jesus and the Christian Church.
Pope John Paul ll's Apostolical Blessing for Sister M's work with Reiki in the form of a certificate as pictured below taken by a video camera in 1994:
A letter from Mrs. Takata to Wanja Twan- dated Jan.17th 1980
Just for today, do not anger
Honour your parents, teachers and elders
Earn your living honestly
Show gratitude to all living things