Seiki Jutsu: The Practice of Non-Subtle Energy Medicine Paperback – Mar 21 2014
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“We thank the Keeneys for their introduction of seiki jutsu to the healing arts. Their way of tapping in to the Dreaming brings creativity to spirituality and healing. We love the direction of this teaching!” (Amy and Arnold Mindell, Ph.D., developers of “process oriented psychology” and authors o)
“Bradford and Hillary Keeney are bold explorers investigating the world’s rich tradition of healing arts. With deep respect and awe for the cultures they visit, the two of them bring back wisdom and practical methods of boosting our health, happiness, and sense of meaning. Their latest subject is seiki jutsu, a powerful form of movement therapy and energy work that looks promising as a way to alleviate some of the problems of our increasingly fragmented and sedentary lives.” (Jay Walljasper, former editorial director and editor of Utne Reader, and author of All That We Share)
“Seiki Jutsu ends with a conversation on "Juggling Zen, Jazz, and Seiki" where the Keeneys put on an awesome display of their wit, playfulness, insight, spirituality, and polyphonic thinking. And because they are filled with energy, it all comes across as perfectly effortless and totally natural!” (Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice)
“With a focus on energy, good, bad or unusual, this book is the perfect introduction to Seiki. The authors provide a unique history and examples of how the practice used by the Samurai warriors in the 8th century still works for contemporary artists, athletes, musicians and “performers” in all areas.” (Awareness Magazine, Sonia von Matt Stoddard, July 2014)
“Brad and Hillary Keeney are authentic healers who transmit the energetic life force. Their work reveals a remarkable, rejuvenating, and healing spiritual practice from Japan that promises to open new ways of experiencing your every day. The Keeneys and their teaching of seiki jutsu will change your world!” (Carl A. Hammerschlag, M.D., chief of community mental health at Gesundheit! Institute and author of)
“This text is in the tradition of great memoirs of spiritual discovery like those of Lama Govinda, Carl Jung, and Gurdjieff. . . . The teaching of seiki jutsu itself is yet again one of those radically simple openings to the real--the reminder we always need to return again and again to our origins.” (Don Hanlon Johnson, Ph.D., founder of the Somatic Psychology Program at California Institute of Inte)
About the Author
Bradford Keeney, Ph.D., is a renowned traditional healer, teacher, therapist, and professor at the University of Louisiana. Chosen as the authorized successor to Ikuko Osumi, the foremost practitioner of seiki jutsu in the 20th century, he has spent more than 40 years studying seiki in diverse healing cultures. He is the author of many books, including Bushman Shaman and Shaking Medicine. Hillary Keeney, Ph.D., is a traditional healer, senior research fellow at the University of Louisiana, and distinguished visiting professor at Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla in Mexico. Together the authors cofounded the Keeney Institute for Healing in New Orleans.See all Product Description
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This new book written with his wife and partner Hillary Keeney is a fuller and deeper presentation of the subject of non-subtle energy medicine. It teaches the art of self-healing, as well as how to heal others. As typical of the Keeney’s, they also present material from other non-subtle energy traditions. The daily practice of seiki-jutsu is described in a clear manner, so that anyone can learn the practice. I would suggest, in addition to the book, to watch the seiki videos that are on youtube as well as on the Keeney’s website in order to get a feel for this excellent practice. [...]
This book transports itself, what it is talking about.
You can barerly resist to begin to shake and sing, and joyously follow the ancien track to heaven accompanied by Ikuko Osumi Sensei (lineage of Seiki Jutsu), the Kalahry Bushmen, Christian shakers and numberless traditional spiritual seekers and finders all over the world. Not to forget Hillary and Braford Keeney of course.
This book could be dangerous if you want to stay the same in the same world.
The Keeneys broke my heart open. Following their genial advices how to deconstruc my world for gettin a fresh every day life, I found myself drilling a hole in that wonderfull book as they suggested. Shaking with lough and love.
A book which is bound for crossing abyss . The inner ones and those between human beings, cultures and religions.
Even though I am generally a scientific minded person, I do have a philosophical side of me which is why I bought and read this book (Seiki Jutsu: The practice of non-subtle energy medicine by Bradford and Hillary Keeney). This book is organized in a way which makes it easy to follow the material. The introduction explains in general terms what “Seiki” means and is all about. The second part explores the method used and taught by Ikuko Osumi Sensei (Sensei means teacher in Japanese) and the lineage of Seiku Jutsu which was passed on to the authors by Osumi Sensei. The third section explores the transmission of Seiki. The daily Seiki Exercise is covered in the fourth section. The fifth section is about using spontaneous movement to energize and heal the body. Seiki conversation is explained in section six. Section seven covers being mentored in Seiki Jutsu. The final section deals with hatching a spiritual universe. There is also an afterword and an appendix section you should also read.
There is a lot of Asian and Western mysticism involved in the study of Seiki Jutsu, most of which I personally do not buy; nevertheless, I do think this is a book for anyone who is interested in the esoteric approach to life in general. As someone into Zen and Haiku, I appreciate the spiritual aspects of these arts but I still keep my feet firmly planted on the ground. I did think this was a well-written and informative book on this ancient Japanese spiritual art.
Rating: 4 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: The Samurai Soul: An old warrior’s poetic tribute).
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