Toledano Teachings

Roots in Medieval Spain, Open to All

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 early kabbalists.

Halevi discusses his early training and the introduction to Kabbalah and the diagram of “Great Tree’ or Jacob’s Ladder

Tree of Life and Jacob’s Ladder

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. Using the Tree of Life and Jacob’s Ladder Halevi developed contemporary tools and methods for self development.

The diagrams of the Tree of Life and Jacob’s Ladder are the framework for exploring the Divine, spiritual, psychological and physical levels of Existence.

Introductory Articles

Introduction to Kabbalah by Halevi
A comprehensive introduction to key concepts in Kabbalah

Halevi interview in Gnosis magazine about Kabbalah
Halevi talks about his Kabbalistic lineage and his own teachers with Frank Donnola of Gnosis magazine

The Three Cultures of Spain
A glimpse into 12th century Spain and the roots of the Toledano Tradition by Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi

Diagrams

Tree of Life

Jacob’s Ladder

Introductory Books

Introduces the principles of the Tree in metaphysical, symbolic and practical terms to illustrate the essence of this key diagram of Kabbalah. View in Bookshop

The Way of Kabbalah, opens up the inner teaching of Kabbalah. The relationship between the body, psyche and spirit to the Divine is shown in the context of the kabbalistic tradition and contemporary working methods. View in Bookshop

Contemplation is a working method for expanding the mind and deepening one’s understanding of Existence. As well as considering the macrocosmic aspects of the universe, we focus on the crucial role of humanity in terms of religion, psychology, astrology, and schools of the soul. View in Bookshop

Introductory Videos

Fundamental principles of the archetypal Tree of Life diagram. View more videos

“This Work is about creativity” View more videos

The sephira of Tiferet is a key Kabbalistic concept – the Center on the Tree of Life. View more videos

Audio

Listen to a reading of Halevi’s book, The Way of Kabbalah

The Way of Kabbalah opens up the inner teaching of Kabbalah. The relationship between the body, psyche and spirit to the Divine is shown in the context of the kabbalistic tradition and contemporary working methods.

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