2017 Kabbalah Residential Summer School – August 29 – September 1

August 1st, 2017


Tuesday August 29th to Friday September 1st 2017 (lunchtime)

Conducted by Kurt Browne and Joanna Lapage-Browne

After over 30 years of running Summer Schools our teacher Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi (Warren Kenton ) decided, at the age of 82, that it was time for him to rest from this task. He announced that 2014 would be his final Summer School and this was very sad news for us all. There was a deep sense of gratitude and appreciation for the tradition that he has passed on to us so faithfully over the years. This he continues to do, with the support of his wife Rebekah.

Despite having to accept that it was the end of a remarkable era, many who attended expressed their wish to keep that annual space for the school to meet, study, meditate and enjoy the company of good companions. The Work goes on.

Warren had previously approached us to ask if we would be prepared to take over the running of the annual Summer School and we accepted, very aware of the great responsibility involved. Our intention is to continue to pass on the teaching of the Toledano Tradition, so clearly reformulated by Warren, and to make it applicable to everyday life.

During the four days, contemplation, slide lectures, guided imagery meditation and ritual will assist us to bring the principles to life through experience and reflection. The afternoon breaks will allow time for solitude, conversation, local trips or walks in the beautiful grounds and woods.

Kurt Browne and Joanna Lapage-Browne
Kurt and Joanna have studied in the Toledano Tradition School of the Soul, founded by Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi (Warren Kenton), since the early 1970’s. They live and work in London and have a son, two daughters and five grandchildren. They run Kabbalah groups together and for the past 26 years have led courses on the tradition in Europe, Africa, the USA, Mexico and Japan.

Hawkwood College
An old English mansion with exceptional views overlooking the countryside, surrounded by woodland and fields. Even the distant mountains of Wales can be seen from there. While the course is intense, it is also a holiday in good company. Here, enduring friendships are forged between people from many lands. This is a characteristic of the Kabbalah Society’s School of the Soul.

Booking Information
If you would like to enrol, please book directly with Hawkwood College, to which all cheques should be made out and sent to the address below. If you intend to stay in residence, the price is £390 per person if you share with another, or £450 for the few single rooms that are available. The nonresidential fee is £330. A £50 non-returnable deposit is required for each place. Hawkwood College Painswick Old Road Stroud, Glos. GL6 7QW United Kingdom Tel: (+44) (0) 1453 759034 Fax: (+44) (0) 1453 764607 www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk e-mail: info@hawkwoodcollege.co.uk

Kabbalah and Astrology – August 28-29 2017 Hawkwood

August 1st, 2017

Kabbalah and Astrology – Jonathon Clark
Mon 28 Aug – Tue 29 Aug

The astrological principles embodied by the planets can often be been seen more clearly when placed on the Kabbalistic diagram of the Tree of Life. An introduction to both subjects will be given to show the connection between them and the charts of some prominent personalities used to demonstrate the ideas discussed. Participants are welcome to bring their own natal charts for consideration.

This workshop may be taken independently of the Kabbalistic Summer School or Kabbalistic Tree Drawing.
single £135; shared £115; non-res £95

The workshop is led by Jonathon Clark who has been studying astrology and Kabbalah (with Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi) for over 25 years. He is also a Registered Life Planner with the Kinder Institute. See www.jonathonclark.com and www.alohalifeplanning.com for more information.

Arrive: Dinner at 6.30 p.m. on Monday 28 August 2017 followed by first session at 7.45 p.m.
Finish: 4 p.m. Tuesday 29 August 2017 (three sessions on Tuesday).

Kabbalistic Tree Building – August 26-28 2017 Hawkwood

August 1st, 2017

Kabbalah Society Jacob's LadderKabbalistic Tree Building – Jonathon Clark
Sat 26 Aug – Mon 28 Aug

This is a companion workshop to the Kabbalistic Summer School offering the opportunity to construct diagrams of the Tree of Life, Jacob’s Ladder or a Menorah (the Biblical ancestor of the Tree of Life diagram) in acrylic paint on canvas. It may be considered as a two day practical meditation with possibilities for personal and transpersonal insights available throughout the process.

The workshop has become a firm favourite since it first ran in 2012 with many attendees returning to build another model.

It is led by Jonathon Clark who has been a student of Kabbalah since 1992.

Participants should either be participating in Kabbalistic Summer School or be acquainted with Kabbalah through attendance at one of the groups in the Toledano tradition of Kabbalah – see www.kabbalahsociety.org for further details.

Arrive: from 3 p.m. onwards Saturday 26 August 2017 – first session starts after tea at 4.30 p.m.
Finish: 1 p.m. (lunch) Monday 28 August 2017

Kabbalah and the New Biology – London – November 5th 2017

July 14th, 2017


November 5th 2017
2.30 PM – 4.30 PM


Mike Bais

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 is one such revolutionary development. It sheds a different light on what we think of as matter, DNA and other hereditary factors.
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 honouring 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 organisation, Avalon, for over 15 years and followed the work of Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi (Warren Kenton) for over 17 years.
He is a tutor in the Kabbalah Society Holland (Utrecht) and has run his own group for 7 years, also teaching in international seminars. He sees the great value of integrating Kabbalah with contemporary sciences, music, art and ordinary, daily life.

To book please contact 020 7624 0434 / 07985720242

For further information

Kabbalah Society

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.

New Kindle Editions – Exodus, School of Soul, Psychology & Tree of Life by Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi

June 24th, 2017

Kabbalah Society Books announces the release of 4 books by Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi for Kindle book readers, now available from Amazon.

The Kabbalistic Tree of Life Kindle Edition
Revised Edition
Author: Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi

The Kabbalistic Tree of Life sets out to introduce the principles of the Tree in metaphysical, symbolic and practical terms to illustrate the essence of this key diagram of Kabbalah. Originally, this was the first book by Halevi in the series of Kabbalah. It has now been updated to include a wider scheme of the kabbalistic Tradition in ancient, medieval and modern ways, with added insights given by new illustrations making it relevant to the present time.
61 Figures/Illustrations.


Kabbalah: School of the Soul Kindle Edition
Revised Edition
Esoteric Organisations
Author: Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi

The School of the Soul applies kabbalistic principles to the study of esoteric organisations. This book is about the complexities and subtleties of old and new schools, the laws that govern them, and what to expect and avoid. These themes include modes of discipline, stages of development and the flowering and decline of esoteric schools, as well as the role of the teacher. Examples are given of individual progress, crises and initiations, as well as a description of how to create a school of the soul for our time. In this revised edition there are many new diagrams and images that enhance the original text.


Kabbalah and Exodus Kindle Edition
Revised Edition
Allegory of Evolution
Author: Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi

This book shows that the story of Exodus is also an allegory of the human situation. The inner meaning of the Exodus drama is an escape from bondage. The Israelites’ crossing of the Desert is about the soul’s journey from being bound by habit and instinct into becoming an integrated individual, even as the slave-minded Israelites become an independent unified people. Drawing upon scripture, Jewish folklore and Kabbalah, the author lays out the various stages of development to be taken. This revised edition will be of interest to scholars of the Bible, psychologists, and those on the path of spirituality.

‘He writes with a simplicity and clarity that any serious seeker, Jewish, Christian, or neither of these, can follow.’ –Kathleen Raine-Poet, Scholar and Founder of Temenos Academy


Psychology and Kabbalah Kindle Edition
Revised Edition
A Synthesis
Author: Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi

The psyche and its place and purpose in the Universe are the subject of this book which uses both kabbalistic and modern psychological models to position humanity in the Divine scheme. In the process of incarnation, the issue of consciousness is crucial as the person develops through the stages of ego and individuation towards awareness of the collective level. Fate, destiny and spiritual evolution are explored, leading to the Path of Inner Ascent to the Divine Realm. Many new pictures and diagrams in this revised edition add to a deeper understanding of the psyche.
57 Figures/Illustrations.

‘This is an excellent summary of, and an important contribution to, the modern discourse between depth psychology and religious tradition in general.’ –Julienne McLean – Consulting Psychologist, Jungian Analyst and Author of Towards Mystical Union


New Kindle Editions – Kabbalistic Universe, Way of Kabbalah, World of Kabbalah & Kabbalist at Work by Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi

June 13th, 2017

Kabbalah Society Books announces the release of 4 books by Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi for Kindle book readers, now available from Amazon.

A Kabbalistic Universe
Revised edition
A Kabbalistic View of Existence
Author: Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi

A Kabbalistic Universe describes the origin and purpose of Existence in the scheme of the four Worlds of Emanation, Creation, Formation and Action, and with their various inhabitants. Drawing upon ancient, medieval and modern material, this book brings the kabbalistic tradition into the present. This revised edition, with its additional graphics, makes the Divine principles involved more comprehensible. Once the metaphysics are understood, then new perceptions will come regarding the structure and dynamics of Existence and the functions of the angelics and demonics, as well as organic life and human evolution.

Contains 84 figures & diagrams.

This book is a resonating imprint of truth and should be read by all students interested in this ancient wisdom. –The Theosophist




Introduction to the World of Kabbalah
An Overview
Author: Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi

This new book by Halevi is an introduction to the Tradition, enhanced by many illustrations and diagrams. It outlines the origins of Kabbalah in biblical, mythological and metaphysical terms that explain the origins of Existence according to Jewish mysticism. Kabbalistic cosmology and psychology are discussed, as are schools of the soul, true and false teachers and working methods, in order to reveal the process of evolution and its aim ‘to aid God to behold God.’ This book is a synthesis of Halevi’s works.

Contains 147 figures & illustrations.

‘This book appeals to the imagination and is a thought-provoking introduction to Kabbalah. Its illustrations are a stimulating boost to reading and clarifies the text wonderfully.’ –Freda Edis – Author of The God Between




The Way of Kabbalah
Revised Edition
A Primer
Author: Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi

The Way of Kabbalah, with its enriched diagrams, opens up the inner teaching of Kabbalah. Using the Bible, metaphysics and esoteric psychology, it sets out a way for the aspirant to approach the path of development and Self-realisation. The relationship between the body, psyche and spirit to the Divine is shown in the context of the kabbalistic tradition and contemporary working methods. Various interior processes are observed as consciousness rises through the seven levels of the mind into the Halls of Heaven. From here a wider and deeper view of Existence, and our place in it, can be seen.

Contains 57 figures and diagrams.

‘It is impossible to imagine a more masterly modern textbook on its subject.’ –William G. Gray, writer of esoteric books.



The Kabbalist At Work:

previously published as The Work of the Kabbalist
Revised Edition
Theory and Practice
Author: Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi

This book is about kabbalistic working methods and the background to such effort. Here, theory and practice are set out against everyday life and history, as well as inner and outer processes related to individual and group work. The themes include specific exercises, the ways of Action, Devotion and Contemplation, past lives, and how a school of the soul operates. As a revised edition, it contains many new illustrations and diagrams which open up other dimensions to the text.

Contains 49 figures and illustrations.

‘From the outset, the reader will recognise that this book is rooted in many years of personal experience.’ –Martin A. Shell




Uniting Worlds – Talk – London – May-7-2017

March 28th, 2017


May 7th 2017
2.30 – 4.30

Alison Roberts

Kabbalah and alchemy are closely linked in the Western tradition, and drawing on alchemy’s rich symbolic imagery this illustrated talk will explore the Hermetic ‘royal art’ and the unifying principles underlying its three worlds. Deeply rooted in all natural, living processes, this quest for the Philosophers’ Stone comes from the Egyptian temples, as alchemists have always said, a healing and transforming soul wisdom that can still speak to us today.

Dr. Alison Roberts studied ancient Egyptian and Akkadian languages at Oxford University, and holds a D.Phil. in Egyptology. She has a deep interest in ancient Egyptian spirituality, the Feminine and alchemy, is the author of three books and is currently writing on Egyptian alchemy and the Book of Life.

To book please contact 020 7624 0434/07985720242


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


Montreal Group announces 2017 Spring Schedule

March 25th, 2017

The Montreal group has just announced the Spring 2017 meeting schedule.

Montreal Group 2017 Spring Schedule

Please find attached, and contact Carole Bussiere if you have any questions.

Tel: +1 (438) 499-5225
Email: kbbl@me.com
Web Site http://kabbaleqc.wordpress.com

London – March 5th 2017 – Kabbalistic Roots of Jewish Practice

February 9th, 2017

Kabbalah is often viewed with suspicion by members of the Jewish community – whether practising or non-practising, orthodox or reform – yet the principles of Kabbalah abound within the very fabric of the visible Jewish world. This talk will place Judaism within a Kabbalistic context and examine some of the ways in which universal principles are manifested in Judaism as it has been observed for many centuries.
Jonathon Clark was born and raised in a traditional Jewish family in London and has been a student of Kabbalah with Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi since 1992.

The talks will start at 2.30pm and will be followed by tea and cakes. The sessions end by 4.30 to 5pm

All courses take place in West Hampstead – North West London

The nearest underground is Finchley Road on the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines.
There are also London Overground trains nearby at West Hampstead and Finchley Road and Frognal.
Buses up and down Finchley Road – 13, 113, 82
Parking is free here on Sundays.

020 7624 0434
email: joanna.browne@kabbalahsociety.org

Presented by the Toledano Tradition additional details at our website at:

Teshuvah Seminar – Netherlands – May 13th – 14th, 2017

December 29th, 2016

International Kabbalah Seminar
Link to Seminar Flyer.

TESHUVAH – The Return to Wholeness
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May 2017 (English spoken)
9.30 – 10.00 Reception
10.00 – 11.20 Introduction on the subject. Rene Rodenburgh
11.20 – 11.40 Break
11.40 – 13.00 A story about the Baal Shem Tov Magda van der Ende
13.00 – 14.10 Lunch
14.10 – 15.30 Meditation on individual return Magda van der Ende
15.30 – 15.50 Break
15.50 – 17.30 Kabbalistic synthesis of the subjects of the day Rene Rodenburgh and Mike Bais
Program SUNDAY
9.30 – 10.00 Reception
10.00 – 11.20 Archetypal Story Mike Bais
11.20 – 11.40 Break
11.40 – 13.00 Raising of Consciousness Mike Bais
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.20 Unification and the World Today Rene Rodenburgh
15.20 – 15.40 Break
15.40 – 16.30 Questions and discussion? Mike, Rene and Magda

Subscription Mike Bais
e-mail: mikebais@rocketmail.com

Costs € 50,- for both days (including coffee, tea and lunch) transfer to bank account ABN AMRO NL70 ABNA 0524760764 on the name of M. Bais, Utrecht. For correct registration it is important to state the name of the participant for whom the payment is made in your bank transfer.
Foreign participants can pay cash upon arrival.

Location: De Expeditie
Schimmelpenninckkade 30
3813 AE Amersfoort
Those who want to stay overnight on location please
Contact: Magda van der Ende. telephone (033) 4753001 e-mail: expeditiecc@zonnet.nl
Those who want an optional Saturday (vegetarian/biological €7.50) (and/or Sunday) evening meal also contact Magda

Magda, Rene and Mike are three experienced teachers in the tradition of Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi. When Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi retired from teaching abroad, they took the initiative of continuing his teaching in the Netherlands and beyond. This international seminar is organised, so that people can continue to meet, share and study his ideas.

Websites: www.kabbalah-toledano.org

Link to Seminar Flyer.