Category Archive for 'Reiki'

New Reiki Article

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

If you are interested in reiki, there is a new reiki article on my website – The Sacred Usui Reiki Symbols – which you should find interesting to read. Some of the information can be found in my reiki two manual, which gives more information on how the symbols are used in practice.

~~~C

Reiki Books Available on lulu.com

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

I recently decided to make my reiki manuals one and two available for purchase through lulu.com. If you’re interested in reiki, already a practitioner, or a reiki teacher, you should find my reiki manuals interesting to read. It is a blend of Western reiki and Japanese reiki based on the training I received in Western reiki and my research into Japanese reiki. Only manuals one and two are available right now. I am still working on the third manual. I put it aside about a year and a half ago as I was mulling over some things in my head. In any case, I hope to get that done by the end of this year and will be putting that on lulu.com. I also have a “regular book” that I am planning to write on reiki that I hope will catch a wider readership. To see everything I have published on lulu.com, go to my storefront – http://stores.lulu.com/brighidsflame.

Because I could not decide on the covers I wanted for the manuals I opted for two different covers for each manual. There are also two different binding versions for each manual. You may purchase a spiral bound version or a perfect bound version. The spiral bound version is ideal for note-taking and studying. The perfect bound version is great as a reference copy. Both versions are 8.5″x11″.

Here are the two different covers for reiki manual one:
Reiki Manual One - cover 1
Reiki Manual One - cover 2

and for reiki manual two:
Reiki Manual Two - cover 1
Reiki Manual Two - cover 2

To quickly purchase one of my manuals, use the buttons below. They will put the manual directly into your lulu.com shopping cart.

Click this button if you want to purchase reiki manual one (cover 1, spiral bound version)

Support independent publishing: buy this book on Lulu.

Click this button if you want to purchase reiki manual one (cover 2, spiral bound version)

Support independent publishing: buy this book on Lulu.

Click this button if you want to purchase reiki manual one (cover 1, perfect bound version)

Support independent publishing: buy this book on Lulu.

Click this button if you want to purchase reiki manual one (cover 2, perfect bound version)

Support independent publishing: buy this book on Lulu.

Click this button if you want to purchase reiki manual two (cover 1, spiral bound version)

Support independent publishing: buy this book on Lulu.

Click this button if you want to purchase reiki manual two (cover 2, spiral bound version)

Support independent publishing: buy this book on Lulu.

Click this button if you want to purchase reiki manual two (cover 1, perfect bound version)

Support independent publishing: buy this book on Lulu.

Click this button if you want to purchase reiki manual two (cover 2, perfect bound version)

Support independent publishing: buy this book on Lulu.

A little note regarding my decision to self-publish my manuals:

Why is self-publishing better than the traditional mass-market publishing? The reason I chose to self-publish is that the majority of the revenue goes to the me as the author. If you appreciate the value of what I personally put into writing my books, you will like the fact that what you are paying goes to me rather than the “middleman”, that is, the retailers. Through lulu.com 80% of the net income (sale price minus manufacturing costs) goes to me, 20% goes to the lulu.com. Contrast that with mass-market publishing, where the retailer marks up the price by at least double their costs. This is the formula for selling retail:

Manufacturing costs plus author’s revenue (that would be the royalties I’d want) plus retail markup (this is double manufacturing costs plus author’s revenue) = sales price

Contrary to what some people may believe, books published on the mass-market aren’t necessarily better books than self-published books. (The gods only know how many books I put back on the shelf after flipping through them.) By supporting independent publishers like myself, you are encouraging people who honestly love to write. Part of the reason there are so many pointless books in the retail bookstores is that some people write simply to turn a buck or two. It’s very annoying. So please, please support independent publishers! Thanks.

~~~C