News from the Devon Tree of Life School

Following ten years of regular Kabbalah group meetings in Devon, The Tree of Life School was set up this year by Kabbalah Society tutors Rev. Sam Wernham and Joyce King. Our aim is to share core spiritual principles as taught in the Toledano Tradition, that people of any faith or none can practically apply to everyday life.

Following an Introduction to Kabbalah Course in May, two groups are continuing to meet fortnightly on Tuesday mornings from 10-12 noon and on Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm. Recently, we have also started to explore Kabbalistic perspectives on Bible Study, especially in our Torah Study group which meets on the in between Tuesdays and includes meditations based on the Torah portions. 

Over the year we have also been delighted to welcome visiting tutors from the London base of the Kabbalah Society for some excellent one day workshops. In October, Jonathon Clark introduced us to the wonders of Kabbalah and Astrology in a fascinating day that included looking at each course participant’s natal chart and setting it upon the Tree of Life, and in both May and November, Peter Brennan inspired us with spiritual perspectives on great poetry, focussing on Keats and Blake. Our Devon based tutors also led a peaceful day retreat on the Gardens of the Soul.

As our Autumn and Winter Semester draws to a close, we are looking forward to continuing with the regular group meetings from January 2012 and are planning new day workshops for next year, including more Astrology, Art and Spirituality, Sacred Sound and a day retreat for drawing the Tree. We are delighted to welcome new companions and visitors at any time, so please do get in touch with Sam or Joyce if you would like to join us. More details are available on our website www. which includes our online journal with notes and photos from our events. We look forward to hearing from you!