Intro to Kabbalah Course in Hertford, Hertfordshire

September 7th, 2010

Course outline:

Session One – 12th September 2010 – Introduction to the Kabbalistic Tree

Session Two – 10th October 2010 – The World of the Psyche -  Levels of Humanity

Session Three – 14th November 2010 – The Bible and the journey of the Soul

Session Four – 9th January 2011 – Astrology, Free Will, Karma and Responsibility

Session Five – 13th February 2011 – The Kabbalistic Universe

Session Six – 13th March 2011 – The Work of the Kabbalist*

 *including a guided meditation

Kabbalah is the mystical teaching that underlies the Western Judaeo-Christian tradition.  Derived from the Hebrew word ‘to receive’, it is an ancient teaching that offers a pathway to personal growth and self-knowledge.

The course is intended as a useful introduction to the ideas and practices of the Toledano Kabbalistic tradition.  It is aimed at those seeking a spiritual path, or simply interested in exploring their own spirituality.  It does not aim to provide the answer, but to address the question of why we are here, and how, through understanding our place in the universe, we might find greater purpose in our lives and, thereby, a greater sense of peace within ourselves and with the world around us.

The course is non-denominational and no previous knowledge is needed, only an open mind.  It will be delivered over the course of six Sundays, allowing time between sessions for students to contemplate what they have received and to build a basic understanding and appreciation of the principles that underlie the tradition.  Each session will cover a whole afternoon, starting at around 3pm and ending around 5.30pm.

The course tutor, Adam Simmonds, has been studying Kabbalah for 20 years and this is the third introductory course he has led.  A school teacher by profession, he has presented talks on Kabbalah in both the UK and Spain and co-directs a regular Kabbalah group at his home in Hertford. 

“Adam Simmonds is both a powerful and a natural teacher with a deep and authentic understanding of Kabbalah at all levels.”

                  (Maggy Whitehouse, author of Total Kabbalah and The Book of Deborah)

Donation £5 per session, including tea and cake!

                                    For further information, please contact

                                    Adam Simmonds on (01992) 55 44 65

                                    or e-mail adamsimmonds@ntlworld.com

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Montreal group fall 2010 schedule

September 7th, 2010
1 2010/09/11 Bienvenue, Les Séphirots : Kéter, Hokmah, Binah.
2 2010/09/18 Méditation : Le Temple-École, Questions.
3 2010/09/25 Les Séphirots : Hésèd, Gébvourah, Téfèrêt.
4 2010/10/02 Méditation : La Voie du Pèlerin, Questions.
5 2010/10/09  
Relâche.
6 2010/10/16 Les Séphirots : Netzah, Hod, Yésod.
7 2010/10/23 Méditation : La Maison de la Psyché, Questions.
8 2010/10/30 Les Séphirots : Malkout, Dessiner son arbre.
9 2010/11/06 Adieu, Méditation : L’Échelle de la Création, Questions.

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December 11-12 Halevi Workshop in the Netherlands

June 12th, 2010

Building the Inner TempleZ’ev ben Shimon Halevi
Workshop in the Netherlands

Building the Inner Temple
10.00-17.00 hr | saturday 11 December 2010
10.00-16.00 hr | sunday 12 December 2010

Building the Inner Temple.
This course will be an interior and historic journey in search
for the purpose of life and Existence.
In a two-day guided meditation exercise we experience various stages of evolution as well as explore the world, encounter a teacher and begin to train under an esoteric discipline.
We participate in a school of the soul constructing a temple.

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Kabbalah Course – Budapest – September 25-26 2010

April 28th, 2010

Led by Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi

SCHOOL OF THE SOUL Course Details:
This weekend course is about the search for esoteric knowledge and schools of the soul. The kabbalistic scheme of four Worlds called Jacob’s Ladder is used as a framework to see how schools operate. The role of the teacher is considered, along with examples of various schools and their students. Different levels of the esoteric Work are then examined. These psychological and spiritual processes are preparation for entering the seven lower Halls of Paradise and the seven upper Halls of Heaven. Insights into these higher realities can occur during a guided meditation exercise. In this interior Temple School we may meet our spiritual teacher and be taken up into the Divine Realm.

The lectures are illustrated with slides and at the end of each session there will be time for questions and observations.

Saturday, 25 September:
10:00-11:15 We begin with the Garden of Eden and the knowledge of how to return to it. Then comes the misuse of such knowledge, the first master teachers and the various esoteric lines that follow the same universal teaching in schools of the soul.
11:45-13:00 Here we see the Tree of Life in different traditions and the origin of the kabbalistic Tree in the Jewish version. The mythology and metaphysics of the Bible are set out in the classical diagram of the Tree mandala.
14:15- 15:30 This session is about the search for mystical knowledge and a reliable teacher, followed by the three ways of Action, Devotion and Contemplation, leading to the path of development and ascent into the Higher Worlds.
16:00- 17:15 Here the origin of Existence is set out, followed by an account of Creation and the lower Worlds of Formation and Action and their inhabitants. This chain is seen in the Jacob’s Ladder of the universe and the microcosm of a human being, which is a reflection of the macrocosm.

Sunday, 26 September:
10:00- 11:15 In this session the inner work needed to evolve is discussed as well as the dangers to be encountered. The disciplines required are illustrated before catching a glimpse of Hell, Paradise and Heaven, prior to entering the Divine Realm.
11:45- 13:00 The structure of the psyche is now examined and the levels of humanity viewed, before seeing how a school of the soul is organised. This is in preparation for the next session, which is an imaginary journey to a Temple School.
14:15- 15:30 In this interior exercise we spend time in assessing our situation before meeting our inner teacher, who takes us up into the Hall of the Spirit and beyond into a holy place. There we may ask three questions, before returning back to the everyday world.
16:00- 17:15 This session is entirely devoted to observations and questions.

What to do in Hungary:
On Monday morning (27 Sept) there will be an English-speaking guided walk in the old Jewish quarter located in the heart of Budapest, where we will visit the exquisite Dohány Street synagogue, which is not only the largest in Europe but also houses a brilliant permanent exhibiton. Other opportunities that Budapest has to offer are: river trips on the Danube, sightseeing (Castle Hill, Heroes’ Square, Parliament, Central Market etc.), a visit to one of the many famous thermal baths, listening to gypsy music and tasting the excellent Hungarian cuisine. In addition, the nearby Opera House is not only a beautiful building to visit, but is also the venue for outstanding performances of opera and ballet. For those interested in attending a performance, programmes can be accessed nearer the time on www.opera.hu

Cost and Booking
Around £300/ person (including course cost, flight and accommodation) based on 3 nights. Course cost £90 per person, hotels are from £30-35/ night (based on sharing a twin room), flight ticket varies (wizzair.com, easyjet.com, malev.hu, britishairways.com). Assistance with booking accommodation, flights and tickets is also happily provided.

To book the course please contact: Dalma Garner 07712008689, 02089225455 or dalmecky@gmail.com
View Brochure – Hungarian course 25-26 Sept 2010

Introduction to the World of Kabbalah Dutch Edition

April 19th, 2010

INTRODUCTION TO THE WORLD OF KABBALAH by Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi, is now published in Dutch as INTRODUCTIE TOT DE WERELD VAN DE KABBALAH. Published by E. Scholtes,
Email: scholtes@xs4all.nl www.yezirah.nl , ISBN 978 90 9024940 7.

May 1st-2nd 2010 – Halevi – Madrid Spain – Kabbalah and Psychology

April 16th, 2010

Saturday 1st May – Sunday 2nd May 2010

This weekend course brings together the disciplines of Kabbalah and Psychology combing ancient medieval and modern knowledge and methods. We will examine universal principles related to the development of an individual. After studying the Macrocosm of Existence, we will see how a human being as the microcosm is influenced by the collective mind.

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New autobiography – Z’ev ben Simon Halevi

April 16th, 2010

NEW
Halevi’s latest book is an autobiography, The Path of a Kabbalist. .

Path of a KabbalistTHE PATH OF A KABBALIST
An Autobiography

In his autobiography, Halevi sets out his spiritual journey amid the drama of life, which he perceives as a process of development, indicating how his unfolding fate is part of a Providential scheme. This book traces the story of how an artist and poet became a writer about and a teacher of Kabbalah. Many of the illustrations are the author’s own work. So too are several of the diagrams, which are a modern interpretation of the Tradition. The Path of a Kabbalist is also a first-hand account of how Halevi’s books came into being and inspired many people and study groups worldwide.

Price: £20.00
ISBN: 978-1-905806-38-6
387 pages

‘This is a remarkable autobiography. With candour and clarity Halevi describes the events which enabled him to acquire his profound insights into the nature of the universe and Kabbalah. I recommend it highly.’
– W. Kirk MacNulty, Author of FREEMASONRY Symbols, Secrets, Significance.

Click here to read about other books now published by the Kabbalah Society

It can be ordered from:

Watkins Books
19 – 21 Cecil Court,
London WC2N 4EZ
Tel: 020 7836 2182 Fax: 020 7836 6700
Email: service@watkinsbooks.com
Website: www.watkinsbooks.com

The revised editions of the Works of Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi are now complete

April 16th, 2010

The revised editions of the Works of Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi are now complete with the reprinting of The Anatomy of Fate. The books are a comprehensive modern version of the Tradition in that each volume deals with a different aspect of the Jewish mystical system of Kabbalah. The revised editions have new diagrams together with many pictures and symbols. These enhance the text giving a deeper insight into the origin and purpose of Existence, the four Worlds, and the levels of Divinity, spirituality, psychology and physicality within a human being. As such they will add new material for the Kabbalah Society’s study groups worldwide.

Work in progress includes A Kabbalistic View of History.

The books can be ordered from: Click Here to find out more.

French -Tree of Life Edition

April 16th, 2010

A new French edition of the Tree of Life has been published in 2009. See Foreign Editions for details.

YOUR STORY?

April 16th, 2010

Blanca Rosa Dominguez is compiling an anthology of stories of how people came into the Work. If you would like to contribute to this, please contact her at kabclas@gmail.com.