Online Workshops–Building Jacob’s Ladder–January 2021

‘It is like a ladder in the midst of his home whereby he may ascend and descend.’ Hekalot (mystical) text 6th Century

The workshops: held over three to four days in January 2021
Dates: 16th, 23rd, 30th/ 31st

The Tree of Life and the extended Tree, called Jacob’s Ladder, are models of the laws of existence, which can be observed within every living thing – especially within ourselves. They are our working tools in the Toledano Tradition.

It is recommended that every Kabbalist constructs their own Jacob’s Ladder and Tree of life as an expression of their conscious commitment to Self – knowledge.  When they have been completed and hung on our walls they may be used as an aid to meditation, contemplation, dialogue and reflection.

The ladder is painted on canvas using acrylic paint and, as such, it is a scroll which can be rolled-up to travel with us when needed. (Please see Materials list here.)

Workshop facilitators: Kurt Browne, Joanna Lapage-Browne and Companions

Kurt and Joanna have studied and taught in the Toledano tradition school of the soul founded by Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi (Warren Kenton) since the early 1970s.  They live and work in London, and have one son, two daughters and seven grandchildren.  Together, they have run Kabbalah groups for the past 30 years and conducted courses on the tradition in Europe, Africa, Mexico, Japan, the Caribbean and the USA.

Where and time: Each session will be conducted via the online Zoom platform which will open at 3.15 pm. The meeting will begin at 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm. London, UK, time.  (Timing allows for people in North and South America to take part.)

Cost: £60 payable in advance via PayPal

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New Online Course–Introduction to Kabbalah–October/November 2020


For future online Courses, please register your interest at Thank you.

Joanna and Kurt Browne will be teaching four introductory sessions in October/November 2020 which will aim to use theory and practice to bring the Teaching to life and provide clarity and perspective, whether applied to our own journey or to world events and history.

Each session will be conducted through the Zoom platform.

Click here for further information and to register.

Kabbalah and Healing – Maggy Whitehouse

New book coming in July:
Kabbalah and Healing by Rev. Maggy Whitehouse

Whatever we are handed, when we make what we can of it, we rise.  No matter what you are going through, you can always ask, “What is the highest road I can take through this?” Deb Rowley

Read Chapter One for free here:


US & World:

Kabbalah. Gates of Knowledge – by Gila Gerzon

Kabbalah. Gates of knowledge by Gila Gerzon
Translated from Dutch by Jennie Benedict

Gates of Knowledge

Gila is a teacher in the Toledano line of Kabbalah, leading groups in the Netherlands for many years. Kabbalah – Gates of Knowledge, appeared in Dutch in 2017 and has become a source of inspiration to many Dutch students. This large and detailed work offers introductory chapters on the background of the Tradition, treatises on the Sefirot and the Worlds, reviews of the great Kabbalistic literature, and the Tree of Life exercises. Central is the attention given to meditation. Every chapter has its own meditation exercise. Basic steps in meditation are explained and the integrating of Inner Journey experiences clarified. Spiritual experiences of past and contemporary Kabbalists are described, bringing the text to life.

This book may be useful for those wishing to incorporate the teachings on their own and as a manual for study groups.

“I am delighted to see how Gila Gerzon has developed Kabbalah for our period. This kind of updating has occurred throughout history. Her treatment is precise and ordered to coordinate the modern mindset with the ancient and medieval kabbalistic tradition. This is what has kept the Line alive. The blend of scholarship, contemporary psychology and practical exercises is just right.” Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi

“A clearly written introduction, useful to those wishing to delve into the mysteries of Kabbalah.” Bookshop of the Jewish Museum in Amsterdam

“Kabbalah is made more approachable as a personal source of inspiration… offering kabbalistic concepts,  the entire map of consciousness in descriptions of the various levels and allusions to THAT which is beyond all concepts. A whole set of tools useful to inner work… a treasure hall.” Ewald Wagenaar, editor of the Koorddanser

“Deep and intense, with a light on every page.
To be read over and over!” Dutch Students


US & World:

Postponement of the International Kabbalah Conference in The Netherlands

International Kabbalah Conference (English Spoken)

The Human Spirit

Regrettably, due to the global spread of the Coronavirus, we have decided to cancel the original date and postpone the International Kabbalah Conference in The Netherlands on 6th – 7th June 2020.

The new date is now set for 10th – 11th October 2020.

The original date (6th – 7th June) just seemed too close to the now set safety measures for group meetings and social distancing by the Dutch government which is now set on 1st June and there is no guarantee that this period will not be extended and we will have to cancel our meeting again.

To those who have already paid and cannot come in October, we will of course, on your wish, refund the money. We hope that already bought air tickets can be exchanged for a voucher which most airline companies seem to be offering.

It is a pity we will not be able to share our experience on short notice. We hope you all will understand, and we look forward to seeing you in October.

Note for Dutch participants: Instead of the 10th October, we will soon announce a new date for the National Exchange Day.

Magda and René

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

Magda and René are experienced teachers in de 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.