Mikao usui's Traditional Reiki
symbols are 4. And they are rapresented here.
The Dai Ko Myo Master
Symbol used by the USUI REIKI RYOHO GAKKAI
(the Original Reiki Organization of which Usui was the first
president) is this, which is absolutely certified as original
CORRECT WAYS TO DRAW
DAI KO MYO
Dai Ko Myo written with
Many different versions of this
original symbol are available, the more frequent of which are:
These variant forms, while being
less than precise forms of the correct symbol, are not to be
considered totally wrong, since they are quite close to the
original and are merely stylized variations of it.
Teachers which use these symbols
may change this form with the original, being very close to
it, and if they don’t adopt the original they can still
sleep soundly because the energy channelled by these forms above
is still the right one.
Things are quite different,
though, for the MULTITUDE of Reiki masters which INEXPLICABLY
do not use Usui’s master symbol to teach Usui’s
Many masters use the so-called
Tibetan Master Symbol or Tibetan Dai Ko Mio
(with an “i” instead of the “y”) or
This symbol is quite beautiful
and powerful - it is quite efficiently used in Karuna
Reiki® – BUT HAS NOTHING TO
DO WITH TRADITIONAL REIKI ACCORDING TO MIKAO USUI!
Certainly, Reiki Masters using
this symbol are in good faith, since they have received this
symbol by other masters, and probably ignore the fact that it
does NOT belong to Usui’s Reiki method.
I strongly recommend these teachers
to receive the initiation to the correct Dai Ko Myo, for respect
towards both Reiki tradition and their students.