International Kabbalah Society

About the International Kabbalah Society

The International Kabbalah Society was founded in 1998 to form an association of independent groups which study the Toledano tradition as set out in the books of Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi (Warren Kenton 1933-2020). Its aim is to make the kabbalistic teaching available to students from any background. Study groups in countries meet locally or globally online. We also organise periodically international workshops and conferences.

The Toledano line of Kabbalah has its roots in medieval Spain where Jews, Christians and Muslims met in a civilised cosmopolitan atmosphere to exchange ideas. Kabbalah became the esoteric fusion of religion and philosophy. In our time we relate its theories and practices to psychology, science and astrology. Because Halevi’s teaching is based on universal principles, it is open to all regardless of their religious or ethnic background. He called his school of the soul the Toledano Tradition, in the spirit of the international outlook of the early kabbalists.

The hallmark of the teaching is an integrated metaphysical scheme of four Worlds called Jacob’s Ladder. The primordial Tree of Life is the blueprint and key for understanding universal laws that govern Existence and our individual part in it.

Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi wrote over 17 books on Kabbalah which have been translated to 16 languages. He also taught groups and held workshops worldwide for over 40 years. Many of these events were recorded. It is our intention to collect all available files into our archive so that people can experience Halevi’s personal style of teaching and insights. Over time, these files will be added to the audio and video menus on this website.

The Kabbalah Society is the publisher of the revised editions of Halevi’s books, which are now available as hardback, softback and Kindle editions. Other publications on this website include video and audio recordings of Halevi’s lectures and workshops as well as study articles by various members of the school.