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Reiki Books & Energy Work Manuals

These are some of Melissa’s favorite titles on the subject of Reiki and energy work; they range from experiential to scientific.  For absolute beginners, she recommends The Reiki Manual and Anatomy of the Spirit. Click on the toggle for more information; click on any of the book covers to search availability and pricing on Amazon.



Reiki Books

Reiki books: The Original Reiki Handbook of Dr. Mikao Usui

Reiki Handbook

Perhaps the closest written material on original teachings. Great for covering the basics as well as specific treatment protocols; however it is not fully clear to me where the author’s commentary ends and the “original” book begins.

Reiki books: The Reiki Manual

Reiki Manual

Reads like a course workbook, helpful in including questions at the end of chapters to help readers test and absorb information. Straightforward, well laid-out.

Reiki books: The Reiki Sourcebook

Reiki Sourcebook

Fantastic read for learning the facts about Reiki practice over the years through different lineages. Very thorough, exceptional citing of sources.

Reiki books: Sacred Path of Reiki

Sacred Path of Reiki

A blend of pagan practice and Reiki; chock full of fantastic exercises! I really appreciate this author’s unique approach to the material, raising the reader’s awareness of Earth energy. Helpful for those who might need more help getting/staying grounded.

Reiki Books: The Reiki Tutor

Complete Reiki Tutor

A beautiful, full-color work great for those interested in specific protocols for different conditions.


Energy Work Books

The Healer's Manual

Healer's Manual

A good survey of the many ways we can work with energy, from sound to light to essences, etc. Quite informative and easy to read.

Energy Work Books: Anatomy of the Spirit

Anatomy of the Spirit

This work explores each chakra thoughtfully, and includes a helpful overview table so you can see everything at once. Review questions at the end of each section make for a helpful resource in exploring the issues associated with different chakra dysfunction.

Working with Your Chakras

Working with Your Chakras

I love the playful guided-meditations in this work. She also has helpful tables listing associations for each chakra. A useful resource, especially for auditory learners.

Aura Reading Through All Your Senses

Aura Reading

A *lot* of exercises and Q&A sections – so if you learn best from hearing about others’ experience, this book could be quite helpful. It’s great to explore energy from so many different angles!

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Hands of Light

The most scientific of the lot; being a physicist, Brennan works hard to elucidate the science behind metaphysics. Illustrations are fantastic and for a visual learner, this book might be just the right pick.