Paul received his Jikiden Reiki Practitioner Certificate from his teacher, Amanda Jayne, on May 31, 2009, in Denver. Amanda is a Jikiden Reiki Master Teacher. She has lived in various parts of the world, including studying Jikiden Reiki for four years at its headquarters location, Kyoto, Japan. She is a citizen of the United Kingdom.
The Jikiden School of Reiki is essentially the only source of authentic Japanese Reiki instruction and certification, available outside the country of Reiki’s origin: Japan. The Jikiden School of Reiki was co-founded in 1999 by Chiyoko Yamaguchi (1921-2003) and her son Tadao Yamaguchi (b. 1952). It is the official successor school to the Hayashi Reiki Research Society which existed from around 1931 to around 1955, and which was run first by the great Chujiru Hayashi (1879-1940) and after his death by his wife Chie Hayashi.
The Jikiden School of Reiki is dedicated to perpetuating the teaching content and format of the Hayashi Reiki Research Society. As a result of Paul’s study with their Shihan master teacher level graduate Amanda Jayne, his Reiki lineage is extremely short, versus that of most Western Reiki Masters and Practitioners. The Reiki lineage of Paul Bloede is just Reiki Founder Mikao Usui (1865-1926) taught Chujiru Hayashi, who taught Chiyoko Yamaguchi who taught Amanda Jayne who taught Paul Bloede. Paul believes a short lineage, such as his, maximizes the chance that his own practice of Reiki will be particularly pure and powerful.
Paul additionally, prior to his Jikiden Level One and Two (“Shoden” and “Okuden”) training, achieved the full gamut of Western Reiki certifications. Specifically, in July 2006, he achieved Western Reiki Level One training from Tsy Schupack, of Arvada, Colorado’s A Way of Wellness. In August 2006, he achieved Western Reiki Level Two training, also from Tsy. In May 2007, Paul achieved Western Reiki Level Three, or Master Teacher, training from Dawn Rothwell, of Lawrence, Kansas’ (since has moved within Kansas; Paul actually traveled to Lawrence for his training) Reiki Rays Institute.
Paul has read extensively on Reiki, and has had decent success with his clients to date. He wishes to increase his clientele.
Paul has lived in Denver or Boulder virtually his entire life since age 8. Paul also has earned his Master of Business Administration degree, with emphasis in Public Accounting, from the University of Denver School of Accountancy in 1992, and has worked in the past, as an accountant, for various employers, most notably Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Denver Finance Department, for which he worked from May, 1999 through December, 2006.