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A Woman’s Worth – New book from Maggy Whitehouse

Posted Monday, March 19th, 2018

A Woman’s Worth
The Divine Feminine in the Hebrew Bible

This book offers a stunningly new interpretation of the role of the women in the Hebrew Testament. Using the Judaic mystical system of Kabbalah – the closest we have to the time of the writing of the Bible – it represents them as aspects of the Divine Feminine, the Creatrix of the World.

The lives of the Matriarchs and Heroines of the Bible viewed through the eyes of the Toledano Tradition of Kabbalah, outlines the development of the feminine aspect of the human soul. This reveals the women as archetypes as relevant to us today as to the Jews and Christians 2000 years ago.

“Few have written so clearly and accessibly about the liberating humanism and therapeutic power conveyed by the ancient stories of the women of the Bible. Maggy knows how to call up Truth and Beauty with the stroke of a keyboard.’ Prof. Peter Bolland.

‘Philo, a highly educated Jew in Egypt in the mid-first century CE, would have recognised Maggy Whitehouse’s approach to the Hebrew Bible.’ Dr. Margaret Barker.

Amazon UK link: Woman’s Worth at Amazon UK

International Amazon Link: Woman’s Worth on Amazon International

Make your Own Tree of Life or Jacob’s Ladder – May 26-27 2018 – Devon, UK

Posted Thursday, March 15th, 2018

A two-day practical workshop to paint your own Tree of Life or Jacob’s Ladder in beautiful Devon with Peter Dickinson and Maggy Whitehouse.

This is a meditative process that not only helps you to understand these ancient diagrams of the Patterns of Creation but also helps heal aspects where you may be out of balance in your own life.

We will spend both days designing, drawing and painting the diagrams and the great thing is that absolutely no artistic talent is required. Neither is any previous knowledge of Kabbalah.

Over the last decade, Lion and I have run Tree-making workshops that included folk with Parkinson’s and with Cerebral Palsy. However, fully healthy folk do manage it faster!
The workshop will be in the location of South Zeal or Chagford, Devon, depending on numbers. All canvas, pens and paint provided together with a simple vegetarian lunch and treats.

Cost: £95. MAXIMUM eight people.

Weather permitting we will also visit Scorhill Stone Circle together on either Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

Date: 26th & 27th May 2018. Details of beautiful B&Bs nearby on request – or the economy option is the local Travelodge. For details, contact: maggy@maggywhitehouse.com for more details.

The Calling – New Novel by Gonzalo S. Rey

Posted Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

The CallingTHE CALLING is a historical novel set in Castile and Aragon, Spain during the 13th Century. It is the story of Lorenzo, a young man following the longing of his soul, who takes a spiritual pilgrimage from his native city of Teruel to Toledo, the spiritual center of medieval Spain. Along his particular “hero´s journey”, he encounters several adventures and tests until he arrives in the capital of Castile. In Toledo, he meets the great sages of his time who help him discover a new dimension of reality. A novel full of adventure, emotion, knowledge, romance…

“THE CALLING is about looking for and finding the Spiritual Path. This is clearly defined by the characters the “Seeker” Lorenzo meets and the situations he encounters in his search for enlightenment. Set in a difficult historical epoch, this is not easy. Politics and religion struggle in medieval Spain where three cultures meet in conflict not just in the social arena but at the psychological and spiritual levels. The tests of the seeker are both seductive and frightening. These are overcome by great effort and with the aid of good people as well as heavenly intervention. It is a drma that involves the esoteric aspect of history. This book will be a very useful guide to the reader as the Door to the Way. Gonzalo S. Rey takes the reader the many steps along the Path with much insight.”
Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi.

Now available at Amazon
https://thecallingnovel.com/buy/

March 4th 2018 – London – KABBALISTIC HERO´S JOURNEY

Posted Sunday, January 14th, 2018


THE KABBALISTIC HERO´S JOURNEY
Gonzalo Simon

March 4th 2018
2.30 – 4.30
£15

KABBALAH
TOLEDANO TRADITION
NORTH WEST LONDON COURSES

We are going to explore, in Kabbalistic terms, the four phases of the hero’s journey. The presentation is linked to the novel THE CALLING, written by Gonzalo Simon.

First comes a life determined by others from the pre-natal contract, birth and the formation of the ego to the conditioning of thoughts, feelings, actions and ideas from family and community.

The second phase is pilgrimage. After a moment of truth in which the hero decides to individuate, the pilgrimage begins. He or she learns about life while developing strengths and facing weaknesses. Many tests and temptations have to be faced but always the invisible teachers are watching and guiding.

The third phase is self determination. The hero experiences the transpersonal world of the spirit and is given the opportunity to enter a school of the soul and make contact with his or her inner guide.

In the last phase of the journey the hero enters the world of the spirit, passing beyond time and space to touch the eternal world of divinity in an experience of illumination.

Gonzalo Simon is a writer and a Kabbalist who lives in Toledo, Spain. He has studied Business, Law and Philosophy. He is a tutor in the Kabbalah Society Spain (Toledo) and has run his own group for 8 years, in Madrid and in Toledo. He is the writer of a Kabbalistic novel called THE CALLING (www.thecallingnovel.com)

To book please contact 020 7624 0434 / 07985720242
joanna.browne@kabbalahsociety.org

The talks will start at 2.30pm and will be followed by tea and cakes.
The sessions end by 4.30.
Parking is free on Sundays.

May 6th 2018 – London – KABBALAH AND ECONOMICS

Posted Sunday, January 14th, 2018

KABBALAH AND ECONOMICS
UNDERSTANDING ECONOMICS IN ONE HOUR

Emile Woolf
KABBALAH
TOLEDANO TRADITION
NORTH WEST LONDON COURSES

May 6th 2018
2.30 – 4.30
£15

“Economics” is derived from the Greek word “Oikonomia”, meaning “housekeeping” or “household management”. It is a subject that was first studied in ancient Greece, where the philosopher Aristotle raised its status to the “Science of Household Management”.
As with any science, economics is based on laws that apply regardless of time or place. They are immutable and, although they can be ignored, they can never be successfully transgressed. “Production must precede consumption”, or “we produce in order to consume”, are alternative expressions of such a law. It may appear obvious to the point of being simplistic, but history is littered with the failed attempts, often with tragic consequences, to pretend otherwise.
We dwell in an age, not of enlightenment, but of entitlement – a dream that flatly denies the operation of economic law. But there are consequences………

In this talk Emile will highlight the working of economic laws as they apply to the State, giving examples of what happens when they are (i) observed; and (ii) disregarded, showing how they relate to the Kabbalistic Tree of Life.

Emile Woolf is a Chartered Accountant and a self-taught writer on economic themes. All the essays posted in his popular “Economic Perspectives” series may be accessed on his website and disseminated without restriction.
After several decades of immersion in the world of financial make-believe, he embraced economics, and his self-tuition method is simply to read the “Greats” and to gain understanding by writing.

To book please contact 020 7624 0434 / 07985720242
joanna.browne@kabbalahsociety.org

The talks will start at 2.30pm and will be followed by tea and cakes.

The sessions end by 4.30.
Parking is free on Sundays.

November 4th 2018 – London – Ten Biblical Women on the Tree of Life

Posted Sunday, January 14th, 2018

KABBALAH
TOLEDANO TRADITION
NORTH WEST LONDON COURSES

November 4th 2018
2.30 – 4.30
£15


TEN BIBLICAL WOMEN ON THE TREE OF LIFE

Magda van der Ende

The stories of ten Biblical women will be examined to illustrate the essences of the ten sefirot on the Tree of Life.
In general the Biblical text does not say very much about women, they are just referred to as ‘the wife of’. However, there are riches to be found in other sources about these matriarchs and comparing them with the archetypes of the goddesses in the sephirot helps us to understand their core meaning.
This subject contributes to restoring the balance between the feminine and masculine in our lives.

Magda van der Ende (1947) studied theology in Utrecht, NL and Cluj/Kolozsvár, Romania. In 1985 she met Warren Kenton as her teacher and after 10 years of Kabbalah study in the Toledano school, she started teaching and guiding people individually on their spiritual path. She is mother of two and grandmother of two and together with her partner runs De Expedite in Amersfoort, The Netherlands.
She has published a book ‘Ten Biblical Women on the Tree of Life’.

To book please contact 020 7624 0434 / 07985720242
joanna.browne@kabbalahsociety.org

For further information
www.toledanotradition.com
Kabbalah Society
www.kabbalahsociety.org

The talks will start at 2.30pm and will be followed by tea and cakes.
The sessions end by 4.30.
Parking is free on Sundays

Kabbalah, Quantum-physics and New Biology – Hawkwood – Summer 2018

Posted Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Kabbalah, Quantum-physics and New Biology

Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th of August 2018,
Hawkwood College, UK (prior to Kabbalistic Summer school)

Information about the workshop
During the past few decades there has been a growing interest in drawing together the principles of spiritual traditions with the material sciences. Many scientists have concluded, through their research and experiences that the boundaries defining matter are not as stable and fixed as previously thought, consequently old theories are being re-examined in the light of new discoveries.
The new biology and Quantum physics are such revolutionary developments. They shed a different light on what we think of as matter, DNA, other hereditary factors, and the place of consciousness in this whole scheme.
The task of connecting these new explorations with the metaphysics of the Tree of Life and Jacob’s Ladder is a fascinating and exciting Kabbalistic adventure. I have written about this research in an article in Harvest of the Tree of Life (a collection of writings honoring Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi and his teaching over 30 years in the Netherlands) and also use it in my teaching in Holland.

Mike Bais from Holland is a Kabbalist, physiotherapist, holistic therapist and University lecturer. He has run his own organization, Avalon, for over 15 years and followed the work of Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi (Warren Kenton) for over 17 years.
He is one of the directors and a tutor in the Kabbalah Society Holland (Utrecht) and has run his own group for 8 years, also teaching in international seminars. He sees the great value of integrating Kabbalah with contemporary sciences, music, art and ordinary, daily life.

COURSE DETAILS of Hawkwood College

Hawkwood College: Painswick Old Road, Stroud, GL6, 7QW, UK
Course title: Kabbalah, Quantum Physics and the New Biology
Course number: 18-350
Starting date: Monday, August 27, 2018
Registration time: 16:00 h
First Meal: supper (or not)
Day courses – Morning start time 9.30am unless otherwise indicated
Weekends – Evening registration is followed by supper together at 6.30pm, course begins after supper.

Finish date: Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Finish time: 16:00:00 h
Last Meal: lunch / aft tea
Residential participants may have to vacate rooms by 9:30 am on day of departure.
Course fee for participants:
Residents (single) – £135.00 – supper B&B + lunch and refreshments
Residents (shared) – £115.00 – supper B&B + lunch and refreshments
Non – residents – £70.00 – arrival 7.30pm Mon, no supper, lunch & refresh

For more information about booking the course, please contact Hawkwood (www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk)

Wish to know more about the course? contact Mike Bais (mike@circleofavalon.nl)

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New Dutch Book Release – Kabbalah – Gates of Knowledge by Gila Gerzon

Posted Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Kabbalah – Gates of Knowledge by Gila Gerzon

A new kabbalah book written in the sphere of the Toledano School has been published in The Netherlands. As it is in Dutch, it will be of interest to Dutch and Belgian kabbalists.

Release information for January 13, 2018 Flyer

Written by Gila Gerzon, a kabbalah tutor for many years, the book delves into the nature of esoteric schools and the history of kabbalah, its literature and its metaphysics. It includes abstract, philosophical passages, practical suggestions for one’s conduct and studies and devotional texts such as original invocations and descriptions of the path of prayer. Much attention is given to the various kabbalistic meditation methods and the inner processes that these evoke.

An English translation is in progress.
The book can be ordered through bookstores and www.amazon.co.uk, www.Bol.com and ohm-shalom@hetnet.nl
Kabbalah – Poorten van Kennis Isbn 9789048442904

London – KABBALAH AND ASTROLOGY – February 4th 2018

Posted Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Sunday February 4th 2018
2.30 – 4.30
£15
KABBALAH AND ASTROLOGY
JONATHON CLARK

The position of the planets in the heavens is reflected in the psyche of each individual and in the events on earth subject (sometimes…) to the exercise of freewill. This multidimensional model is better understood when seen in conjunction with Kabbalistic teachings which set out universal principles of which astrology is one aspect. After an outline of the theory we will look at example charts – bring your own chart for discussion if you dare!

Jonathon Clark has studied and practised astrology since 1987 and has been a student of Kabbalah with Warren Kenton (Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi) since 1992. He has led groups and workshops and written articles on both subjects throughout this period.

To book please contact 020 7624 0434 / 07985720242
joanna.browne@kabbalahsociety.org

The talks will start at 2.30pm and will be followed by tea and cakes. The sessions end by 4.30.
Parking is free on Sundays.

Flyer for the Event

KABBALAH AND VISION – Dec 9th – 2017 – London

Posted Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

KABBALAH AND VISION

A day workshop on the experience of our vision externally and internally. Firstly exercises will be taught to help understand how the perception of our environment is intimately entwined with our Fate- the condition we came into this world with. Then guided internal meditations help us to develop our internal vision bringing us more into contact with the upper worlds. With practise we can stabilise these experiences gradually harmonising both the internal and external vision. This in turn can help develop our vision of our personal Destiny.

Venue : Flat A, Rutland House, 30 Greencroft Gardens, London NW6 3LT
Nearest Tube : Finchley Road
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Cost : £60/day

Enquires to Andy Henry:
Email: treeofeastandwest@hotmail.co.uk