As with any popular healing system, variants of original reiki system have developed over time.
Most of these new systems derive directly from original Usui reiki system with some additional ‘attunements’ and ‘symbols’ thrown in.
Yet, there are some other esoteric ‘reiki’ systems which are claimed by their founders as the original reiki system and sometimes as even better than the original!
Presented below are some of these ‘new reiki systems’.
Brahma Satya Reiki
Divine Light Reiki
Fire Serpent Reiki
Inner Light Reiki
Lotus Petal Reiki
Reiki Crystal Healing
Sacred Moon Reiki
Tera Mai Reiki
Usui Reiki Ryoho
Vajra Tummo Reiki
Violet Flame Reiki
White Dove Reiki
White Light Reiki
With so many variants out there, it indeed becomes a difficult task for the wannbe healer to chose the real one.
What would one do in this situation if one wants to learn real reiki?
My answer is, trust your instinct, trust your gut feelings. Orginal reiki teachings have already passed several lineages and been diluted with each individual teacher’s own interpretation, beliefs and dogmas.
You dont find pure and core teachings anywhere now.
So the best option is to find a teacher who instictively appeals to you, learn the basics, practice, apply, experiment. Essences will be revealed to you in due course of time.
Of course do some background check to be sure that you are not being taken in by a ‘snake oil merchant’!