"In my attempt to write this essay on the Art of Healing in limited words, I will try to be practical, rather than technical, because what I am about to define is not associated with any material being which is visible, nor has a shape, nor name.
I believe there exists one Supreme Being - The Absolute Infinite - a Dynamic force that governs the world and universe. It is an unseen spiritual power that vibrates and all other powers fade into insignificance beside it. Therefore, it is ABSOLUTE !
This power is unfathomable, and being a Universal Life Force, it is incomprehensible to man. Yet, every single living being is receiving its blessings daily, awake or asleep.
Different teachers and masters call Him the Great Spirit, the Universal Life Force. Life Energy because, when applied, it vitalizes the whole system. Some call it the Ether wave because it soothes pain and puts you into deep slumber as if under an anesthetic. Some call it the Cosmic Wave, because It radiates vibrations of exultant feeling and lifts you into harmony.
I shall call it 'Reiki' because I studied under that expression. Reiki is a radionic wave like radio It could be applied locally or a distant treatment could also be successfully given."