William Lee Rand is founder and president of The International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT), The Center for Reiki Research, and The Reiki Membership Association. Publisher and editor-in-chief of the Reiki News magazine, he is also author of Reiki, The Healing Touch, The Reiki Touch Kit, Reiki for a New Millennium, The Spirit of Reiki, and more than 100 articles on the history, philosophy, and practice of Reiki.
Rand has done extensive research on the origin and nature of Reiki and produced a pioneering work titled An Evidence-Based History of Reiki. He is the originator of the Usui/Tibetan system of Reiki, which he developed in 1989. In 1995, with the help from some of his students, Rand developed the Karuna Reiki® system of healing. In January, 2014, he introduced the Holy Fire system of Reiki.
He has taught Reiki classes full time and worldwide for more than 30 years.