By Z'ev ben Shimon Halevi
The Toledano line of Kabbalah has its roots in medieval Spain the place the 3 branches of the Abrahamic revelation met in a civilised cosmopolitan surroundings. Then the Kabbalah led to an esoteric fusion of faith and philosophy. In our time we relate its historic theories and practices to fashionable psychology, technological know-how and art.
The hallmark of the Toledano line is Jacob’s Ladder, a metaphysical scheme of 4 interlocking Worlds that originate within the primordial Tree of lifestyles. This diagram of Divine ideas, paths and triads is the most important to comprehending the plan of life and our half in it.
Z'ev ben Shimon Halevi is the Hebrew identify of Warren Kenton. He used to be born in 1933 right into a Sefardi Jewish Levite relations in England. He used to be expert at St Martin's college of artwork and the Royal Academy, the place he used to be taught to determine past the most obvious. This bought understanding led him to review the esoteric and Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical culture. Out of this got here visits to its historical and medieval non secular centres in Europe, North Africa and Israel. when you consider that 1970 he has taught teams world wide, based the foreign Kabbalah Society and written fifteen books which are now in fifteen languages, together with Russian, jap and Hebrew. He has fraternal connections with different religious traditions and is a Fellow of the Temenos Academy in London the place he lives and works.
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