Book | “The Inner Heart of Reiki” by Frans Stiene

The Inner Heart of Reiki is the first Reiki book to look at the inner heart of the spiritual teachings of the system of Reiki. It will take practitioners and teachers to a whole new level of understanding about their practice and about the way they teach.



Feedback from readers about Frans’ book The Inner Heart of Reiki – Rediscovering Your True Self.

“I found this book wonderful, fascinating and useful. Frans has looked at the spiritual side of Reiki and how to connect to your true self. He explains the inner teachings and wisdom of the system. The book will be re-read and referred to several times. I really enjoyed it.”

“Frans has brought a clear and deep understanding to all that is in the system of reiki. It’s a must read for everyone, reiki practioners or simply interested in reiki. I’ve just finished the book, and now I’m going to read it again! Thanks Frans”

“Just a few pages into “The Inner Heart of Reiki”, I knew this was a book I would re-read again and again. Frans Stiene reminds us that the traditional practice of Reiki provides tools for our journey inwards to re-discover the great bright light that is our True Self. This is real healing and empowerment – letting go of the illusion of separation. With his typical humour, Frans encourages us to keep meditating, keep practicing, and keep going deeper. Whether you’re a Reiki Practitioner or not, you’ll find inspiration in this book.”

“Frans is an amazing “no nonsense” spiritual leader in the world today..he gives us tools for modern day living with the “truth” of the ages. Thank you Frans your teachings have changed my life and enhanced my personal journey with spirit!”

“WOW! What an incredible resource and treasure. This is a volume I will return to many, many times, not only for information, but for inspiration as well. Thank you to Frans Stiene for providing us, teachers and students alike, with such an invaluable resource to explore, learn and work with.”

“The Inner Heart of Reiki is a wonderful companion for the advanced Reiki student and/or teacher who wants to dive deeper into their daily practice and expand their energetic understanding of Reiki. This book is a clear and concise guide to help you integrate the various components of the system of Reiki–the precepts, meditations, symbols/mantras, and hands-on-healing–into your sessions, classes, and most importantly, your life.

Frans Stiene, often referred to as “the Reiki Teacher’s Teacher,” takes his extensive research and grounded personal understanding and practice, and outlines a path of practice you can follow in his gentle, compassionate, and often humorous way.

As a Reiki teacher and practitioner, I found this book quite breathtaking. Breathtaking is the perfect word–this book reminds you to connect to your breath and your True Self while reading it! The book was truly wonderful, and something I’ll reread and refer to often as I expand my personal understanding of Reiki.”

“This book has so much to offer the reader.. It is meticulously researched without being overly scholarly, instructional yet maintaining spirituality. I can’t wait to share this book with my Reiki clients and my friends.”

“I love how Frans Stiene keeps Reiki practice simple but always manages to inspire you and give you the signposts to go deeper into your practice. While his past book, The Japanese Art of Reiki, switched my vision of Reiki from a hands-on healing modality to a spiritual practice that I’m passionate about, in this book his exploration of the multiple meanings of symbols and mantras as well as the relationships with the precepts are eye opening. Thank you Frans!”

“I am level 1 and when I started this book was a little unsure if it would be for me as I thought it maybe too advanced however it was an easy read very informative and nudged me back to practice. Great read and would recommend to every reiki practitioner no matter where you are on your journey. It has sparked my interest again and am now in a place where I feel it is time to continue to level 2. Thanks Frans every journey is different and we all discover at different paces.”

“This is an invaluable read for any reiki teacher or student. It supports you in taking yourself to a deeper understanding of the Reiki teachings through the understanding of Japanese language and culture and Frans’ own personal practice. Frans has written from his heart and this flows through the book. The pages total 190 for reading and yet I have re-read many parts several times as just like the teachings of Reiki, the more you practice the deeper the understanding, or a different perspective emerges for oneself and this happens each time I pick up the book. The overall experience is like being part of one of Frans’ teachings. I really love this book as another way of reflecting on the Reiki teachings and for reflection on my own personal practice. Thank you Frans for sharing your learnings so openly.”

“Frans Stiene is one of the most thoughtful, and thought-provoking, authors on the subject of Reiki. He addresses a topic many consider too woo-woo for words in a pragmatic, down-to-earth fashion. This is all the more remarkable since he doesn’t shy away from Reiki’s spiritual aspects; indeed, he is one of the few authors to embrace them as the foundational principles they are, and he addresses them with authority based on his own studies and experiences.

“The Inner Heart of Reiki” has already become one of my favorite books on the topic, and deserves a place on the virtual or physical bookshelf of any Reiki practitioner who is seriously exploring the roots and ramifications of the practice of Reiki.”

“This is a book to read and read again. Many call it essential for “advanced” Reiki practitioners/teachers who want to deepen their practice, but beginners and even those who simply want to learn about Reiki can find many insights in its pages. In clear, easy to understand language, Frans Stiene explains the teachings from a spiritual perspective. An engaging writer, he uses simple, often funny analogies to make deep esoteric concepts much more accessible. If you wish to practice/teach, it’s not a substitute for a good teacher with whom you are comfortable, but is a wonderful companion for those interested in elements of Reiki practice which go far beyond the “hands on healing” part many of us learned in our early classes. This is a book that made me smile, made me think, and made me feel – an excellent tool for helping to connect with your inner light, your true self”

“Loved this book! The insights into the traditional spiritual practice of Reiki was what I needed. As a Yoga teacher and Reiki master the deeper meaning of the mantras was very informative. I look forward to using them in my daily practice.”

“This is a must-read for all Reiki students, practitioners and teachers/masters. The writing is like Reiki – clear, passionate, deep and life changing. I’m going to read it again, slow down and take in and experience the wisdom.”

“”The Inner Heart of Reiki” is solidly packed, with excellent Reiki information—and authentic and useful ways to upgrade your practice—and deserves much more than five stars! Frans has a unique way to provide insights and techniques about the Original Japanese Reiki—that must have Usui Sensei “busting his buttons” with a great, big smile of agreement!”

“This book is wonderful! It has clarified so many things about Reiki for me and provided answers to many questions. It will be my “go to” book as I search for my true self!”

“The title of this book really says it all: ‘The Inner Heart of Reiki’ IS ‘Rediscovering your True Self’ and Frans takes us on a journey towards that goal. He gives a fresh interpretation of what we know of Mikao Usui’s teachings, in the light of his experience researching and training in various Japanese spiritual practices which were contemporary with Mikao Usui.

Looking at each of the elements of Usui Reiki Ryoho (the Gokai or Five Precepts, Hands on Healing, Symbols and “Mantras”, Meditation and Breath Techniques and Reiju or Initiation) he shows in a clear way how each of these are really signposts, all pointing the way to discover your True Self.

Of course, no one really knows what, if anything, Mikao Usui hid in his outer Reiki teachings, or what he actually taught all of his students, but if he did intend students to go deeper into the various elements of Reiki practice then this book does a great job at indicating a way to uncover the Great Bright Light within us all! I will certainly add it to my recommended Reiki book list for my students!”

“I found this book wonderful, fascinating and useful. Frans has looked at the spiritual side of Reiki and how to connect to your true self. He explains the inner teachings and wisdom of the system. The book will be re-read and referred to several times. I really enjoyed it.”