William Lee Rand, is founder and president of The International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT), The Center for Reiki Research and The Reiki Membership Association. He is also the publisher and editor in chief of the Reiki News Magazine. He has authored Reiki, The Healing Touch, The Reiki Touch Kit and Reiki for a New Millennium, The Spirit of Reiki and over 100 articles on the history, philosophy and practice of Reiki. William has done extensive research on the origin and nature of Reiki and produced a pioneering work titled An Evidence Based History of Reiki.
William is the originator of the Usui/Tibetan system of Reiki which he developed in 1989. In 1995, with the help of some of his students, he developed the Karuna Reiki® system of healing. And in January, 2014, he introduced the Holy Fire system of Reiki.
Between 1997 and 2004, he placed World Peace Crystal Grids at the North and South Pole and in Jerusalem. This system allows Reiki students all over the world to join together each month in sending Reiki to the peace grids to promote world peace. Over 380,000 sets of the World Peace Grid cards have been downloaded for use in this mediation.
William received Reiki I in 1981, Reiki II in 1982, and became a Reiki Master in 1989. He has received the Reiki Master level of training from six Reiki Masters including three from Japan. He also received Reiki I&II training from Bethel Phaigh Sensei, one of Takata Sensei’s Masters and from Chiyoko Yamaguchi Sensei who is a Reiki Master or Shinpi-den who took classes from Hayashi Sensei.
In addition, William also has a strong background in metaphysics and has previously been a professional astrologer, hypnotherapist, past life regression therapist, rebirther, and is certified in Neuro Linguistic Programing.