Kabbalah. Gates of knowledge by Gila Gerzon Translated from Dutch by Jennie Benedict
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
About the Author Jonathon Clark has more than forty years’ experience in the commercial world and has held various positions including paper boy, van driver, chartered accountant, financial adviser and company director.
He has published articles on a range of subjects about our attitudes to money and presented workshops on related topics.
THE 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.
An Autobiography In this 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 and 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 numerous people and study groups worldwide.
‘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.
The Anointed is the story about the destiny of one man and the fate of those around him. The setting is the Spain of 1492 when the Inquisition seeks to eliminate the leader of an esoteric group of Christians, Jews and Muslims. Don Immanuel is the pivot of the plot in which he and those close to him are caught up in an archetypal battle between good and evil. The symbolism of events and each character gives insights into what lies behind life and a wider and kabbalistic perspective on history.
‘Each reading of this book has been a kind of initiation for me.’ – Richard Mark Holden
Kabbalah and Astrology is a rewrite of The Anatomy of Fate, first published in 1978. It views astrology in the wider context of the ancient tradition of Kabbalah. The influence of the cosmos on humanity, at both the individual and collective levels, is the main topic of this book. The astrological birth chart is examined from a psychological and spiritual perspective showing how a horoscope can be a key in transforming a personal fate into transpersonal destiny. This revised edition, with new pictures and diagrams, is the result of over 50 years of practice and reflection on astrology from an esoteric viewpoint. 57 Figures.
‘This book is for those people who want to explore the deeper dimensions of both astrology and Kabbalah.’ – Amazon review
This revised edition of The Anatomy of Fate, with its new pictures, captions and diagrams, sets out the philosophy of astrology. Applying kabbalistic principles, celestial symbols and archetypal images to this ancient art reveals how, when fused with modern psychology, a profound insight can be gained into the processes of both the personal birth chart and historical events. Perceiving the esoteric dimension behind astrology and the horoscope is what this book is about.
‘There are many books on astrology, but few set out to explain how the celestial worlds influence life on Earth.’ –The Book Journal
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.
‘There are many introductory books on Kabbalah. This is one of the best.’ – Amazon review
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.
‘I wish I had read this book years ago! It contains a wealth of useful information about the life-cycle of a school.’ – Amazon review
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
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
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. 84 Figures/Illustrations.
‘This book is a resonating imprint of truth and should be read by all students interested in this ancient wisdom.’ – The Theosophist
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. 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, 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. 57 Figures/Illustrations.
‘It is impossible to imagine a more masterly modern textbook on its subject.’– William G. Gray, writer of esoteric books.
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. 49 Figures/Illustrations.
‘From the outset, the reader will recognise that this book is rooted in many years of personal experience.’– Martin A. Shell
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The new Kindle edition, with 71 illustrations and diagrams, is about a kabbalistic view of humanity. The concept of the four macrocosmic Worlds of the Divine, spiritual, psychological and physical levels is related to those within an individual. The symbolism and metaphysics of the Tree of Life and Jacob’s Ladder, combining ancient, medieval and modern views, are used to understand Adam, the archetype of humanity. Out of this study arise the processes by which an aspirant may reach the Divine realm where Self-realisation is attained.
‘This book is written with a precise scientific approach that will appeal to the detailminded student interested in the Tree of Life diagram.’ –Rabbi Yonassan Gershom