Takata Archives

Living Tradition of Usui Shiki Ryoho: A Journey in the History and Oral Tradition of Usui Shiki Ryoho.

May 2-3, 2020 Normal, IL

Joyce Winough was one of the logistical persons involved in the sorting and scanning all Mrs. Takata’s archives in preparation for them being donated in 2017 to the University of Santa Barbara in California. In time Phyllis’ archives will be preserved there as well as the archives of any Takata master. 

In 2017 Joyce, Phyllis’ spouse, put together a slide presentation of the archival materials to take to a family reunion.  Takata’s relatives were excited and enthused by the show. Soon the idea was born. In true Phyllis spontaneity and brilliance, Phyllis suggested Joyce create a power point for a day presentation to Reiki communities. While they were in Kyoto at the end of 2017, Joyce flew to Vladivostok, Russia for the first presentation to 30 Reiki students and masters.  

Her historically rich presentation includes 125 slides and the stories attached to the pictures. There are voice recordings of Takata Sensei that have been re mastered from cassette to CD to MP3 of her speaking on the original tapes made by Hellen Haberley. On one, she speaks of our need to be aware of dramatic things that can happen physically to a person when receiving a treatment.

Joyce combines the Takata Archives with a second day of sharings about the Aspects and the Elements. She perceives this to be an opportunity for students of Reiki including masters of any lineage to understand and comprehend the connection between Furumoto and Takata’s work.  Phyllis has defined the four Aspects and nine Elements to clarify what her Grandmother translated from Hayashi teachings which was the facilitating of Reiki into language that North American’s could comprehend. 

Joyce acts as a resourse to an interactive approach that holds the Aspects and Elements and encourages participants to hold them, go deeper in their own practice and holds space for those attending to share their own experiences. It is a time of understanding the energetics of the elements and assists one in having a clear picture  of commitment and responsibility. 

The times for both events will be 9:00am to 5:00pm. The cost will be $125 per day. Lodging is available through the Vrooman Mansion, or local hotels. Please use the Contact form to save your spot, ask questions, and receive email updates for the event. Payments can be made using the Paypal link below.

Takata Archives & Exploration of Four Aspects and Nine Elements

The cost for each day is $125. Please purchase two, in order to pay for both days!


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