Reiki Master Training & Apprenticeship

- 2022 Reading List -

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Required Reading List (before class)



  • Beattie, Melody. Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring For Yourself.  Hazelden. 2nd Revised edition. 1992. (OR available via Audio Book)

  • McIntosh, Nina. The Educated Heart: Professional Boundaries for Massage Therapists, Bodyworkers, and Movement Teachers. Second Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2005. (Get the least expensive edition)

  • Sincero, Jen. You Are A Badass at Making Money. Penguin Books. 2018. 





  • Honervogt, Tanmaya. The Complete Reiki Tutor: A Structured Course to Achieve Professional Expertise. Gaia Publishing, 2008. 

  • Penczak, Christopher. Magick of Reiki. Llewellyn Pulications, 2005. 

  • Stein, Diane. Essential Reiki. Crossing Press. 1995 AND Essential Reiki Teaching Manual. Crossing Press. 2007

  • Roberts, Llyn & Robert Levy. Shamanic Reiki. O Books. 2008.



Academically inclined students who hope to develop their own modality will want to read all three: Honervogt gives confidence for practice; Penczak offers a large discussion of alternative Reiki symbols and alternate uses; Stein has had so much influence in the Reiki realm that most ‘traditional’ practitioners don’t realize they’re using her material. Llyn & Levy provide the needed link to Shamanic work.

Books can be purchased, checked out at the library, or borrowed from a friend. Many of them are also available in audio format via the library, or apps like Audible, Libris, and LibriVox.


People ask if they can still attend the program if they are not doing the readings. Yes, but you will gain more from doing the readings. It is the same as University; some people get through four years of college without doing the readings, but the people who DO, are more confident and prepared in that work because of how it shifts their mindset.

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Supportive Readings (not required)

  • Cameron, Julia. The Artist’s Way. Tarcher Books. 2002.

  • Hay, Louise L. You Can Heal Your Life. Hay House, Inc. 1999.

  • Judith, Anodea. Wheels of Life: A Users Guide to the Chakra System. Llewellyn Publications. 1999.