KABBALISTIC CONTEMPLATIONS Themes for Consideration Author: Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi
Contemplation is a working method for expanding the mind and deepening one’s understanding of Existence. Kabbalistic diagrams set out a metaphysical framework. As well as considering the macrocosmic aspects of the universe, we focus on the crucial role of humanity in terms of religion, psychology, astrology, and schools of the soul. Each topic is a basis for further contemplation in both individual and group work.
Due to the Covid uncertainty, there will not be a public memorial event (21st September 2021) this year. However, this book and a new videowill commemorate Warren as well as the written and oral aspects of his teaching. The book contains many of Warren’s favourite themes from a cosmic to a human scale.
The book is now available through a global distribution network: please order from your local book store, from Amazon, or directly from the Kabbalah Society website’s bookshop. Please click here.
This year is the 50th anniversary of Warren writing his first Kabbalah book, The Tree of Life, and the beginning of his first Kabbalah group in 1971. This is a good time to reflect on his legacy.
Group meetings offer a sacred space within which we learn about the Toledano tradition and share ideas and experiences with companions. Time for meditation allows for devotional practice and space within which to raise consciousness through guided imagery journeys.
Wednesday Group: Weekly meetings over three terms during October – July. Newcomers should first contact Joanna or Kurt by telephone or email.
Monthly Saturday Group: Meetings take the format of two-morning sessions. Newcomers should first contact Joanna or Kurt by telephone or email.
Monday Meditations: Newcomers should first contact Joanna or Kurt by telephone or email.
Please go here for all group meetings held over three terms, commencing October 2021.
An online Saturday workshop on Kabbalah and our Mind and our Vision with Andy Henry
In this workshop, we will look at the Kabbalistic tradition of our Mind and our Vision. We will study the Tree of Awareness, and with different meditations, the relationship between the psyche (the Yetziratic Tree) and the Spirit (the Beriatic Tree) will be investigated. The Way of Contemplation, and the training of the focus of the mind, provide a clear method to connect to and experience the upper worlds. We will also study the experience of our Vision externally and internally.
Teacher: Andy has been teaching Kabbalah since 2005. He has studied Kabbalah with Z’ev Ben Shimon Halevi and other spiritual teachers since 1995. He is a well-established teacher and healer in the Eastern Traditions, running healing clinics and teaching groups in England, Spain, and Portugal since 1990. The workshop will be in English with Spanish translation.
For further information please see PDF here. Thank you.
THE WAY OF KABBALAH Facilitators: Kurt Browne and Joanna Lapage-Browne Residential: Hawkwood College, Stroud, Gloucestershire, England
The course is suitable for both newcomers and those who have been in the School for many years. Just come along – with a receptive, discerning heart and mind and humour.
In 2015, Warren asked us if we would carry on with running summer school and handed it over to us.
Our intention continues to be, to pass on the teaching of the Toledano Tradition that has been so clearly reformulated by Warren, using the Tree of Life and Jacob’s Ladder as our guides.
During the four days, contemplation, slide lectures, guided imagery, meditation and ritual will assist us in bringing the principles to life through experience and reflection. The afternoon break will allow time for solitude, conversation, local trips, or walks in the beautiful grounds and woods.
Format: the pattern for each day
Breakfast – 8.30 am Session 1 – 9.30 am – 11.00 am Coffee – 11.00 am – 11.30 am Session 2 – 11.30 am – 12.45 pm Lunch – 1.00 pm Afternoon free Tea – 4.00 pm Session 3 – 4.30 pm – 6.00 pm Supper – 6.30 pm Session 4 – 8.00 pm – 9.15 pm
Books: Kabbalah Society books will be available to purchase during the course.
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.
Hawkwood College – Struggling to survive the Pandemic
As with many arts and educational charities, Hawkwood is struggling to survive the pandemic. It is under considerable financial pressure and its future is constantly under threat which is testing its resilience. The impact of COVID-19 has been significant and Hawkwood relies heavily on the income generated through its courses and events. Understandably, this situation has had an impact on the summer school course fees this year. However, more than ever, Hawkwood needs our help and has been a ‘home’ for the summer school for over 30 years, we wish to support them through these challenging times in whatever way we can.
Bet El Trust Bursary Award
While we understand the Summer School course fees may be out of reach for some during these difficult times, the Bet El Trust can now offer financial help in particular circumstances, as specified in our Trust Deed to “making grants and awarding bursaries”, its two broad purposes being
“i. the propagation of kabbalistic knowledge through the advancement of the education of the public in such knowledge, and the conduct of research into that said knowledge, and the dissemination to the public of the useful results of that research; and
ii. the relief of aged, sick and poor people especially those who are, or have been, students of kabbalistic knowledge.”
For further details please contact a Trustee on 07726 330339
Kabbalah and the Way of Myth Facilitator: Mike Bais Residential: Hawkwood College, Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK
Join us in this dynamic course, where we will work with old texts, poetry, meditations and some practice, to explore and express myth in and through our own being. As Joseph Campbell said, myth has four functions: social and pedagogical; psychological and moral; metaphysical; and mystical aspects.
The Kabbalah in this course will explain what these mean for us personally. Joseph Campbell, the concept of the hero’s journey, Jungian analysis, alchemy, and the Tree of Life and Jacob’s Ladder of the Kabbalah, will guide us through our days at Hawkwood. If you wish to live your myth or grow closer to the myth to which you are already attuned, this course might be something for you.
THERE IS NO NEED TO ATTEND THE LIVE SEMINARS All registrants will have access to review the recordings for a period of 30 days.
A SERIES OF SATURDAY ONLINE SEMINARS Course Leaders: Joanna Lapage-Browne and Kurt Browne
Joanna and Kurt will be teaching three independently run Saturday seminars beginning after the Easter holiday. Using theory and practice, they will bring the Teaching to life and provide clarity and perspective, whether applied to one’s own journey or to world events and history.
THE WORK OF A KABBALIST (Seminar 1 – Completed)
The work of a Kabbalist is to integrate the four worlds, physical, psychological spiritual, and Divine, and to explore and know each one. This requires effort and commitment in order to live more consciously in the earthly world of action.
This we will explore both theoretically and practically.
THE JOURNEY OF A SOUL (Seminar 2 – 22nd May)
Our passage from birth, through childhood, youth and into maturity and old age provides us with life’s circumstances within which our soul either awakens or remains asleep.
We will examine our soul’s journey and the choices we have made along the way, from a kabbalistic perspective. As fate unfolds, the workings of providence become clearer, and we may get a glimpse into our destiny.
THE PATH OF INDIVIDUATION (Seminar 3 – 19th June)
The choices we have made in our lives have brought us to this point now. Each archetypal experience we encounter on our journey is a training on the path to individuation.
By observing ourselves, we gain insights into what it takes to become an instrument of the Divine.
An online Saturday workshop on the Kabbalistic Tradition and our Heart with Andy Henry
With the Tree of Compassion, we work on our experience of Energy and Structure, its connection to the Way of Devotion, the development of Compassion and their relationship to the Tree of Life. Different exercises and meditations will be used to research this path, developing the experience of the flow of grace from above and how it comes out into the world.
Teacher: Andy has been teaching Kabbalah since 2005. He has studied Kabbalah with Z’ev Ben Shimon Halevi and other spiritual teachers since 1995. He is a well-established teacher and healer in the Eastern Traditions, running healing clinics and teaching groups in England, Spain and Portugal since 1990. The workshop will be in English with Spanish translation.
For further information, please see pdf here. Thank you.
Booking: Please book your place with Amyas on email@example.com
Please note: For admin related queries please contact Amyas at firstname.lastname@example.org. For queries about the study, experiences or practice, please email Andy at email@example.com
“ COVID-19 Clause. We have a complete refund policy for all guests who are worried about booking travel overseas incase of confinement due to COVID-19, which means you can book with peace of mind”
Sally Annett and Stephen Pope have collaborated to create a series of Kabbalistic painting courses in France for 2021. Both Sally and Stephen have trained in the Kabbalah Society Toledano Tradition in London with Warren Kenton, and both now live in South West France where they continue their studies and work.
These courses highlight the central themes of Annett’s and Pope’s work, that of Nature and The Divine Feminine Principle.
The courses are all-inclusive in luxury venues, with three available options from June to September, each with a slightly different emphasis, technique and materials.
Please go to the website of Annett’s studio, the ATELIER MELUSINE, for further information. Links below: