This morning I read an article which claims that there are Four Training Levels In Reiki, basic self and others healing, distance healing with symbols, master training, and master teacher training. I want to point out here that the fourth teaching level is NOT found in traditional Usui Reiki Ryoho as handed down by Usui. Reiki Masters (Level 3) have the ability and knowledge to attune new healers, and that process involves teaching the system. Now it may be that some newer Reiki Masters may need or want a teaching course, especially if they are new to teaching or are uncomfortable speaking in a group setting. But it is a misrepresentation of the system to claim that the teaching course is somehow a new Fourth level of Reiki training.