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 email@example.com
View Brochure – Hungarian course 25-26 Sept 2010