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About Yasuko Kasaki
Yasuko Kasaki is an internationally beloved spiritual writer, counselor, healer, lecturer and translator from Tokyo, Japan. The founder of CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing), the first and only spiritual center devoted to the teaching and practice of AA Course in Miracles (ACIM) in New York City, she is widely recognized as the person most responsible for the spread of A Course in Miracles throughout Japan.
She is the author of 15 of books in Japanese about A Course in Miracles, as well as numerous novels, short stories, essays and collections of photographs. Her translations of the ACIM Workbook and books by ACIM writers Jon Mundy, Gabrielle Bernstein and David Hoffmeister and works by poet Maya Angelou and others have also been published in Japan. She is currently translating Mari Perron’s A Course of Love and the ACIM Original Edition into Japanese for publisher Natural Spirit, Inc.
At the behest of friends and classmates, she began offering spiritual counseling, reading, instruction and healing to individuals and groups in 1999. In 2004 she founded CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) where she offers spiritual counseling and weekly classes in ACIM, A Course of Love and meditation and hosts visiting healers and seminar teachers from around the world. She has now taught and worked with thousands of people from around the world to help resolve their mental and physical issues.
Yasuko presents at the CMC’s annual A Course in Miracles Conferences and other ACIM retreats in the Northeast U.S. Several times a year she travels to Japan where she teaches seminars organized by the vibrant community of study groups established by her students, by International Beauty Foundation for which she is a board member and columnist, and with other leading lecturers and healers. Several of Yasuko’s long-time students have also begun to offer psycho-spiritual healing and instruction at CRS and elsewhere through CRS outreach programs.
Yasuko Kasaki’s seminar is like the best rock concerts.
I am still hearing Jimi Hendrix’s guitar echoing in the back of my ear!
— Toru Nishida, Editor-in-Chief, Yuhobika magazine, Makino Publishing, Inc.
Yasuko’s spiritual writing and lectures are celebrated for their clearly stated explanations of complex concepts illustrated by captivating personal stories of struggle and triumph, drawn from her long career as a writer, motorcyclist, and spiritual counselor.
In her classes and seminars she makes dynamic use of guided meditation, creative visualization, and student partnering exercises to facilitate experiential learning and practice of the concepts of ACIM and by extension, of channeling, clairvoyance, reading and understanding the dynamics of universal energy, and the essence of spiritual healing.
Yasuko attended Gakushuin University, Tokyo, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Japanese language and Japanese literature and a Teacher’s Certificate in junior high and high school education. Prior to her graduation, her photo essay of street kids, Harajuku Takenoko-zoku, was published by Daisan Shokan Ltd. Shortly thereafter, she began working as an editor for the women’s monthly magazine Free. This opportunity in turn opened the door to a series of freelance jobs as writer, translator, and photographer for numerous magazines and publishers, including NHK TV.
Two years later in 1987 Yasuko completed and published her first novel, Owaranai natsu. The following year she moved to New York City, where she has since written numerous other books, novels, short stories, and essays, published in Japan. Yasuko has also translated several American books into Japanese, most notably Maya Angelou’s lyrical collection of essays, Even the Stars Look Lonesome.
While still a young girl, Yasuko became aware that she was to devote her life to the exploration of the human heart and soul. Initially, her passion flowered in the fields of photography, journalism, and literature. Many fruitful years as a writer and searcher carried her into contact with various spiritual teachers, several of whom brought her quest for psycho-spiritual understanding into sharper focus and uncovered her own abilities as a healer. She has attended workshops and studied meditation, spiritual reading, quantum healing and clairvoyance with many teachers. She has also studied holistic health with Gary Null. With Bruce Davis Ph.D, Matthew Hanson, and several others she studied and completed A Course in Miracles, which she now considers to be the surest path to peace, joy and healing.