William Lee Rand Curriculum Vitae

William Lee Rand
William Lee Rand
Curriculum Vitae
March 2014

Reiki Training

1981 Reiki I Bethel Phaigh Pahoa, Hawaii
1982 Reiki II Bethel Phaigh Honolulu, Hawaii
1989 Reiki Master Diane McCumber Northville, Michigan
1989 Reiki Master Marlene Schlike Olivet, Michigan
1991 Reiki Master Leah Smith Toronto, Canada
2001 Reiki I&II Chiyoko Yamaguchi Kyoto, Japan
2002 Reiki Master Hiroshi Doi Toronto, Canada
2002 Reiki Master Hyakuten Inamoto Toronto, Canada

Research Trips to Japan

1997 September
1999 November
2001 October

Some of the cities where William has taught Reiki classes

Toronto, Sedona, New York, Honolulu, Seattle, Miami, London, Glastonbury, Oslo, Paris, Frankfort, Madrid, Istanbul, Old Jerusalem, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Hong Kong, Gold Coast, Melbourne.

Trainings received

1967–1973 Rosicrucian Order
1967–69 Hypnotherapy, Concept Therapy Institute
1976 Astrological training
1977–1978 Kahuna Training
1981 Past Life Therapy, Dick Sutphen
1981 Rebirthing Training, Leonard Orr
1985 NLP Training, Tony Robbins

Metaphysical Professions

1976–1990 Astrologer
1977–1978 Personal Astrologer for a Kahuna
1981–1994 Past Life Therapist
1982–Present Reiki Practitioner
1989–Present Full Time Reiki Master Teacher

Scientific Papers published in peer-reviewed journals

Baldwin, A. L., Rand, W. L., and Schwartz, G. E. (2013). Practicing Reiki Does Not Appear to Routinely Produce High-Intensity Electromagnetic Fields from the Heart or Hands of Reiki Practitioners. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine,  19(6), 518–526.

Baldwin, A.L., Vitale, A.T., Brownell, E., Scicinski, J., Kearns, M., Rand. W.L. (2010). The Touchstone Process: An ongoing critical evaluation of Reiki in the scientific literature.  Holistic Nursing Practice, 24(5), 260– 276.

Rand, W.L. (2013). Letter To The Editor, Temari Reiki: A new hands-off approach to traditional Reiki. International Journal of Nursing Practice  2013, 19: 445–446.

Rand, W.L. (2011). Reiki at University Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona, a Magnet Hospital: Mega R. Mease is Interviewed by William Lee Rand.  Holistic Nursing Practice, 25 (5), 233– 237 doi: 10.1097/HNP.0b013e31822a0291s.

Books authored

Reiki, The Healing Touch, First and Second Degree Manual
ART/Master Manual
The Spirit of Reiki
Reiki for the New Millennium
The Reiki Touch Kit


Hundreds of articles about Reiki and related topics

Founder and President

The International Center for Reiki Training
The Center for Reiki Research
The Reiki Membership Association

Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

Reiki News Magazine


Hiroshi Doi Iyashino Gendai Reiki Ho (Southfield, MI: Vision Publications, 2014).
Daniel J. Benor, Spiritual Healing: Scientific Validation of a Healing Revolution (Southfield, MI: Vision Publications, 2000).


Holy Fire Reiki
Karuna Reiki® system of healing
Reiki Psychic Surgery

Placed the World Peace Crystal Grid

May 1997 North Pole
December 1999 South Pole
October 2004 Old Jerusalem