James was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina, in June of 1983. James attended high school in Bloomington, Indiana and enlisted into the United States Marine Corps in June of 2001 following his graduation. James graduated with honors from the Russian language program at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center at the Presidio of Monterey in October of 2002 and completed his follow-on cryptologic training at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas, shortly after.
It was during this time, in Texas, that James first became interested in the occult. He began his studies with Tarot and, after he left the Marine Corps in June of 2004, certified with the Tarot Certification Board of America. After several years of study, James became interested in other occult disciplines and branched into Hermetic philosophy, astral projection, meditation, astrology and numerology.
James also began training in Tae Kwon Do while stationed in Texas. Since he began training in 2002, James has earned his blue belt from the International Taekwondo Federation and two black belts from the American Taekwondo Association. His experience in the martial arts fuels James’ interest in the transformative power of self-discipline and the ability of the mind to conquer the body.
James struggled with mental illness for several years and became increasingly dissatisfied with both the cost and side effects of medication. Looking for alternative therapies, James found Reiki and was attuned to Usui Reiki Levels One and Two in the fall of 2008 and attuned to the Master level in the spring of 2009. After several weeks of self-treatment, James no longer required the attention of a physician and became determined to share his knowledge of Reiki and self-healing with others.
James now works passionately to share Reiki with the community-at-large, develop ties with other Reiki professionals and to further his own study and research to complete his book.
Bloomington High School South - High School Diploma
Defense Language Institute - Russian Diploma w/ Honors
College of the Sacred Mists - Reiki Master Practitioner
American Taekwondo Association - Specialty Certified Trainer
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