History of the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu

Jin Shin Jyutsu, according to the ancient records, dates from before Moses and Gautama Buddha but was dormant for 1200 years.  The knowledge was transmitted by oral tradition until it was written down in the Kojiki (Record of Ancient Things, Japan, 712 A.D.).  The Kojiki appears to be the mythological story of Creation, yet it is actually the story of ourselves.  The Gods and Goddesses, their lives, loves, and battles, are the representation of the different flows within each of us.  With the Kojiki’s deeper meaning symbolically “hidden”, the true concepts of this Art became lost and only the written records remained.

In Japan, around the turn-of-the-century, Jiro Murai, a young philosopher from a prominent medical family became terminally ill.  He asked his family to leave him at their mountain retreat alone for seven days and return on the eighth.  Jiro Murai had read about great sages in the past who had experienced “miracles” and enlightenment.  In the isolation of the wilderness he utilized the techniques of ancient teachings and experienced the profound Art of what he later called Jin Shin Jyutsu.

As each day passed, with severe loss of body heat shifting from periods of consciousness to unconsciousness, he experienced, on the seventh day, a feeling of being lifted out of a deep freeze and into a furnace of fire.  When the tremendous heat passed, there was no more pain, and peace encompassed his entire body.  He fell to his knees in gratitude to the Creator and vowed to dedicate his life to studying this lost Art.


Jiro Murai’s name became widely known in his travels as he shared this ancient philosophy.  In the 1930’s he was summoned to the Royal Palace by the Emperor of Japan.  Upon treating the Emperor, he was granted permission to study the sacred information in the Imperial Archives.  This enabled him to research this lost Art and rediscover it in its totality for all mankind.

Working as a translator in Japan after WWII, Mary Burmeister was sought out by Master Murai.  He asked if she would like to study with him and to take this gift back to America.  She attended his gathering and knew that her life’s purpose had been realized.  During her fifty years of study, research and love of this Art, Mary has translated the teachings, written books, and given treatments and lectures all over the world.

Many studied with Mary and Pamela Smith was one of those individuals who found her way studying and taking classes from Mary for over 28 years.  It was my privilege to have studied with Pamela for many years and to do advanced training with her in Northern California. If you are interested in Jin Shin Jyutsu treatments/sessions in Western N. Carolina please go HERE

About Gaye Abbott

NATURAL PASSAGES CONSULTING Inspiring New Possibilities, Living From the Heart of Life While Co-creating Well Being of Body, Mind, Heart and Planet….One Breath At A Time. Gaye Abbott, is a wild and free soul who just so happens to LOVE writing, playing with energy, ecstatic dance and free form movement, living and breathing in nature, her 3 sons and 3 grandchildren, communing with friends and global community, organic food and cooking, creating home sanctuaries to live within, a lack of material possessions....and laughter every single day! As a wise elder of 72 years she feels decades younger....and acts it too! Devoted to being of service to the Earth and all living beings Gaye seeks the peace of mind and openness of heart that provides the foundation for effective action in the world and her community. http://www.GayeAbbott.com OTHER BLOGS BY GAYE ABBOTT: www.WildlyFreeWoman.com www.BreathingSpaces.net www.WildlyFreeElder.com Give Us This Day Our Daily Breath Preview, Reviews and purchase links can be found here: https://gayeabbott.net/books/
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