Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi was the original founder of the Toledano Tradition school, which came into being as a result of his books, groups, workshops and lectures. Today there are associated groups and individuals worldwide who carry on his teachings. The Kabbalah Society is an umbrella organisation for those who study the Toledano Tradition.
Roots in Medieval Spain, Open to All
Halevi’s teaching is based on universal principles, and open to all regardless of their religious or ethnic background. He named his school the Toledano Tradition, in the spirit of the early kabbalists 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.
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.
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
Tree of Life
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
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.
Kabbalah Society Videos also offers subscription based access to a comprehensive archive of Halevi’s workshops, retreats and extensive interviews. Learn More