A great deal has been written and said to date about the history of Reiki and its founder. The author has come across documents that quote Mikao Usui's original words. In a number of essays, he discusses topics related to Reiki and the viewpoints of an independent Reiki teacher. Questions that his students asked and he answered throw light upon Usui's very personal view of the teachings. Materials meant as the basis for his student's studies round off the entire work. A family tree of the Reiki successors is also included.