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Lawrence Ellyard - Biography

Lawrence Ellyard is an author of nine books; is the CEO of the International Institute for Complementary Therapists; founder of the International Institute for Reiki Training and founder of Natural Therapy Finder.

Lawrence’s career in complementary therapies began in the early 90’s completing his formal training apprenticeship as a Reiki Instructor by early 1993. He later founded the International Institute for Reiki Training in 1996 (formally – The Australian Institute for Reiki Training).

Following his extensive international teaching tours Lawrence began writing his first book titled: ‘The Tao of Reiki’ which was first published in 2001 in India selling over 10,000 copies and was later republished and updated under the title: ‘Reiki Healer’. This book was published in the United States through Lotus Press in 2004.

Following the success of Reiki Healer, Lawrence had already commenced work on a new book titled: ‘Reiki Satsang - 200 Questions and Answers’ (self-published in 2004). Lawrence also completed a contemporary rendering on the Buddhist classical text – The Dhammapada which presents 423 sayings of the historical Buddha. This book was published in 2005 through his new UK publisher O Books which includes a foreword by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

In 2006 Lawrence completed another 2 books which were published together as a two volume set titled: ‘Reiki 200 Questions and Answers for Beginners’ (a revised edition of Reiki Satsang) and ‘The Ultimate Reiki Guide for Practitioners and Masters’. Now in second editions, both books are published through O Books publishing in the UK.

In addition to his Reiki and Buddhist works Lawrence also studied with Dr. Masaru Emoto, the author of ‘The Hidden Messages in Water’ in Hawaii in the year 2006 becoming a Certified IHM Hado Instructor. In the same year he co-founded Hado Institute Australia (HIA) and upon Dr. Masaru Emoto’s invitation during his Australian tour in 2006, Lawrence commenced writing a new book titled: ‘The Spirit of Water’ published in November 2007 through O Books publishing and has since been translated and published in several foreign lanuages.

In 2008, Lawrence had Reiki Meditations for Beginners published through O Books publishing and in October of 2009 Lawrence's latest book: The Secrets of Spiritual Marketing was published also through O books.

Lawrence’s other interests include the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism through Diamond Way Buddhism under the instruction of Lama Ole Nydahl and Lawrence has also studied under the late Venerable Namgyal Rinpoche since 1993.

Lawrence is an active member of the Spirit of the Earth Medicine Society (SOTEMS). He is a Ceremonial Leader, Sweat lodge facilitator and Minister within the society under the direction and mentorship of Dr. Rafael Locke, Medicine Chief of the society and the Director of IKON International Institute for Healing Arts and Sciences. Lawrence currently runs sweat lodges in Byron Bay on a regular basis. 

In addition to his writing and healing work, Lawrence has studied Transpersonal Counseling for many years, earning a Diploma in Transpersonal Counseling. In 2009 Lawrence was awarded a Masters of Transpersonal Studies (IKON Institute) in recognition for his achievements and service to the community of healing.

Since this time, Lawrence has been ultra-busy being a Dad to this two boys and working on the international expansion of his businesses.

Lawrence’s hobbies include Aikido, Snow-boarding, Scuba-diving and Travel. He lives in Byron Bay, Northern NSW, Australia.

Related websites include:

www.iict.com.au – The International Institute for Complementary Therapists

www.naturaltherapyfinder.com.au - Natural Therapy Finder Directory

www.massagegear.com.au - Massage Gear - Accessories for Massage Tables

www.reikitraining.com.au – The International Institute for Reiki Training

www.sotems.com.au – The Spirit of the Earth Medicine Society

www.diamondway-buddhism.org – Diamond Way Buddhism

www.aikidowa.org – Aiki Kai Aikido Australia

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Testimonials

Dr. Paula Horan

In Reiki Meditations For Beginners, Lawrence Ellyard presents the traditional practices of Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki, in an easy to follow manner. Lawrence also offers invaluable advice for...


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Dr.Ranga J.Premaratna

Reiki Meditations is an excellent book for Reiki practitioners, meditators, as well as for anyone interested in Reiki or meditation. The basic meditations are very beneficial to bring tranquility to...


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Penelope Quest

Combining Reiki and Meditation can be a wonderful, life-enhancing experience, and this book provides some lovely examples Penelope Quest, author of Reiki For Life


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Richard Ellis

Lawrence Ellyard represents a key part of our growing understanding of the Reiki system and its integral link to meditation. All of us in the Reiki community have come to...


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Zach Keyer

Reiki Meditations for Beginners is full of insightful meditations and explorations for any Reiki Practitioner and Master. It is a blessing to anyone who wishes to take their Reiki practice...


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Steve Gooch

If you have ever wanted to deepen your practice of Reiki and didn't know where to start, then this is the book for you. Meditation should be an integral part...


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Nina Paul

In Reiki Meditations for Beginners, Lawrence Ellyard shares his experience and knowledge of Reiki meditation and Buddhism. Specific practices are described; postures are illustrated; and an audio CD with guided...


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Llyn Roberts

Lawrence Ellyard masterfully introduces the power of ancient wisdom approaches as a path to living in Reiki consciousness. 'Reiki Meditations' is a clear, precise and detailed guide to accessing our...


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Penny Parkes

This is a useful, practical book invaluable to anyone wishing to deepen their understanding and practice of Reiki and meditation Penny Parkes, author of 15-Minute Reiki


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Amy Z. Rowland

Lawrence Ellyard’s Reiki Meditations For Beginners offers an appealing variety of meditations, drawn from traditional Japanese Reiki, Buddhism, yoga, creative visualization, and his own inner wisdom, to help readers claim...


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Tanmaya Honervogt

This is a good practical book informing the beginner what to consider and how to start meditation. Lawrence gives detailed descriptions about the various aspects of meditation and Reiki practices....


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Altazar Rossiter

The Spirit Of Water is at the leading edge of current scientific controversy, with experimental verification of phenomena that demonstrate the presence of an all-pervading informing consciousness. Books of this...


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Susie Anthony

Lawrence Ellyard takes us on journey of self healing by way of deepening and evolving the ground-breaking ideas and perceptions about water originally brought to us by Masaru Emoto. This...


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Julia Heywood

My view of water has changed having read The Spirit of Water. The book demonstrates that what you project is what you will see, and what you see is what...


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Katherine Gibson

Lawrence Ellyard gives us a clear understanding of the nature of water. It is sure to infuse every reader with appreciation and wonder for this most mysterious of our planet's...


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Nancy Christie

The Spirit of Water explores the relationship we have with our ‘mother substance’ and illustrates the effect our thoughts and emotions have on the natural world — both in the...


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Daniel Reid

It's been said that water will become the primary medicine of the 21st century. In The Spirit of Water, Lawrence Ellyard explains why this is so. Describing the amazing healing...


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Michelle Hanson

The Spirit of Water blends scientific investigation with metaphysical concepts, producing an entertaining yet comprehensive discussion of the physical and spiritual properties of water. Lawrence Ellyard gifts us with priceless...


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Robin McKnight

The Spirit of Water is a beautiful book that reminds us of how profoundly all things, even water, are affected by the energy around and within us. Filled with practical...


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Laura Alden Kamm

The Spirit of Water unveils the sublime power of water and provides compelling views on how thoughts create structure; serving to unite the paths of science and Spirit. In this...


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