A Reiki Lineage is our Reiki heritage, or Reiki tree. Lineage is a direct line of teaching that the teacher has been trained in, confirming you have received your Reiki training from a Reiki Master who has received their Reiki training from a Reiki Master - a pattern - right the way back to a person who received Reiki training directly from Dr Mikao Usui. Whether Easter or Western Reiki (information on this is on the Reiki Styles page) Reiki training starts with Dr Usui.
Dr Mikao Usui Dr Chujiro Hayashi Mrs Hawayo Takata
Western Reiki will always continue with Dr Hayashi then Mrs Takata. From Mrs Takata there are 22 Reiki Masters or branches and it is from here that the various styles of Reiki start to appear.
Eastern Reiki lineage will not include Dr Hayashi or Mrs Takata, but will include names of Dr Usui's other students.