What Is Amaterasu Reiki?
The Great Sun Goddess of Japan, she is the supreme deity of the Shinto religion and is ruler of all the kami, the gods, or, more properly, the forces inherent in nature. She is the "Great Shining Light" that illuminates the heavens and earth. Her special sacred site is the Grand Shrine of Ise, where she is enshrined in the Inner Sanctuary (shown at right; below right: the steps leading to the outer gate of the inner sanctuary, in which the Great Bright Light is enshrined.)
In the mythology of Japan, according to the eighth-century Kojiki (Records of Ancient Matters), in the beginning there was chaos, and yin and yang, the heavens and the earth, the waters and the land were not separated. Heaven formed first, and then earth, and numerous gods were born who remained hidden. Then a reed-shoot rose up from between heaven and earth, and it transformed into the first god, Kuni-toko-tachi no Mikoto ("Earthly-Eternally-Standing-August Deity"). Next the Eight Divine Pillars were born, and last two being Izanagi ("He Who Invites") and Izanami ("She Who Invites"). She gave birthto several kami, but when delivering the god of fire (Kagu-tsuchi), she died. Izanagi grieved, and followed her to the netherworld (Yomi no kuni). He begged her to return to the world of the living with him, and she left to prepare for the journey, admonishing him not to look at her until they were back. Like Orpheus, however, he looked, and saw her putrefying flesh swarming with maggots. He ran away and eventually returned to this world, where he immediately bathed himself to wash away the defilement. When he washed his left eye, Amaterasu Omikami ("Heaven-Illuminating Great-August-Deity"), goddess of the sun, was born; when he washed his right eye, Tsuki-yomi no Mikoto ("His Augustness Bow-like Moon"), god of the moon, was born; and when he washed his nose, he sneezed, which produced Take-haya Susano-o no Mikoto ("His Brave-Swift-Impetuous-Male-Augustness"), the god of storms.
Amaterasu ruled the Plain of High Heaven (Takama-no-hara), Tsuki-yomi ruled the seas and the night sky, and Susano-ruled the earth, and all got along well for a while. But once in a drunken rampage, the jealous Susano-o trampled Amaterasu's rice fields, filled in her irrigation ditches, and threw feces into her palaces and shrines. Amaterasu pleaded with him to stop but he not only ignored her-he then went on to throw the carcass of a partially flayed piebald horse into her weaving room-at which her weaving maidens, startled, leaped up, and, in Chamberlain's quaint rendering, impegerunt privatas partes adversis radiis et obierunt-impaled their private parts on the spindles and died! (In the seventh-century Nihongi [Chronicles of Japan], it is Amaterasu herself who wounded herself on a shuttle, but not mortally.) In protest at this great and evil violence, Amaterasu withdrew into a cave and sealed it shut with a giant rock.
As a result, the world was plunged into darkness. Without her light and warmth, the gods of rice and all living things began to wither and die. The eight million gods gathered in front of the cave and tried to coax her out, pleading with her to return. But Amaterasu remained unmoved.
Then the voluptuous young goddess of merriment named Ame-no-Uzume turned over a washtub. Standing on top of it, she began a sensual dance, stamping out a rhythm with her feet on the washtub. She eventually exposed her breasts and lifted her skirts. Her audience clapped along, shouting and laughing with delight. Behind Uzume was hidden a great round mirror. When Amaterasu peeked out of the cave to see what all the commotion was about, Uzume moved aside and Amaterasu stared directly into the great mirror. Amaterasu, who had never seen her own beauty before, was dazzled and delighted. She was surprised at the bright face she saw, and said "white face," which is a direct translation of the Japanese phrase omo-shiroi, which really means "interesting, fascinating." Just then, Tajikara-o ("He of Powerful Arms") rolled back the stone. Amaterasu returned to her heavenly throne to warm the winter-weary earth. All the kami rejoiced in her divine warmth and light. Life stirred and the world turn green once again.
This is her REIKI.
I. What Is Amaterasu Reiki?
What Is Reiki?
II. An Introduction to Amaterasu
Who Is Amaterasu
III. Amaterasu Re-Emerges
IV. A Brief Look at Shinto Historical Developments
V. The Practice of Amaterasu
The Prayer of Heaven (Amatsu Norito) Amaterasu Meditation
Amaterasu Chakra-Cleansing Exercise
The Meditation of the Twin Hearts
VI. Some Images of Amaterasu
VII. The Process of Using Amaterasu Reiki
VIII. Symbols to Use with the Amaterasu Healing Energy
2. Amaterasu Omikami
3. The Hikari Symbol of Amaterasu's Great Bright Light
4. The Double / Triple Tomoe
IX. Self-Empowerment Method
X. Attunement Method
1. Synergy Reiki Method of Amaterasu Empowerment
2. Tibetan Reiju Empowerment Method
Appendixes 1. A Prayer: Ama-no-Kazu Uta
2. Chinkon and Misogi Exercises
3. Oracle of the Sun Goddess, Amaterasu Omikami
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