Ikuko Osumi, Japanese Master of Seiki Jutsu
Ikuko Osumi, Japanese Master of Seiki Jutsu

Ikuko Osumi, Japanese Master of Seiki Jutsu

Edited by Bradford Keeney

Profiles in Healing series

HEALTH & FITNESS

92 Pages, 6 x 9

Cloth, $39.95 (US $39.95) (CA $59.95)

Publication Date: March 2000

ISBN 9780966650914

Rights: WOR

Leete's Island Books (Mar 2000)

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Overview

The life of a Japanese healer and a look at the methods of her art

Recognized in Japan as a national treasure, Ikuko Osumi is a practitioner of a nearly extinct Japanese healing ritual called seiku jutsu. A two-part practice, seiku jutsu involves both a series of exercises used by the practitioner to develop and focus the inner spirit and a healing ritual during which the practitioner transmits the seiki—life force—to the patient. This book presents a series of exercises developed by Osumi that can be used on a daily basis to maintain one’s own health and well-being. Designed to unfold like a Japanese scroll and be read two ways, this book is an autobiographical description of Osumi’s life and discovery of her powers and an illustrated description of an actual healing session. An accompanying CD includes translations of anecdotes told by Osumi and traditional music.

Reviews

“The time is ripe for this series . . . soul-stirring quotations, personal narratives . . . luxurious photographs, and compact discs of prayers, sacred songs, ceremonies, and teachings.” —Spirituality & Health magazine

“One of the most exquisite collections of pictures and prose in print.” —Body & Soul Magazine

“One of the most exquisite collections of pictures and prose in print.” —Body & Soul Magazine

Author Biography

Bradford Keeney, PhD, is the author of Aesthetics of Change, Mind in Therapy, and Shaking Out the Spirits.