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Reiki symbols are an important and very interesting part of Reiki practice. They allow one to focus the energy of Reiki for specific purposes. There are a total of five symbols in the Usui system of Reiki. Three are given in Reiki II and two in Reiki III. There are other symbols that people are using, but they are not a part of the Usui system.
In the Shamballa Multi-Dimensional Healing system there is a total of 352 symbols.
Usui Reiki symbols are not as mysterious as they might seem. They are actually Japanese kanji, which means they are simply words from the Japanese language. Their names can be found in a Japanese/English dictionary. The first two symbols vary from this somewhat. While the names of the Power and Mental/Emotional symbols are Japanese, the symbols themselves may be Shamanic or a combination of Sanskrit and Japanese kanji. It is a practice of Japanese Buddhists to sometimes combine ancient Sanskrit with Japanese kanji in their sacred writings and symbols, so the way these first two symbols are drawn may have been influenced by this practice. The Distant and Master symbols are completely Japanese kanji; both in their names and in the way they are drawn.