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 caused an esoteric fusion of faith and philosophy. In our time we relate its old theories and practices to trendy 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 rules, paths and triads is the foremost to comprehending the plan of lifestyles and our half in it.
Z'ev ben Shimon Halevi is the Hebrew identify of Warren Kenton. He was once born in 1933 right into a Sefardi Jewish Levite relatives in England. He used to be expert at St Martin's institution of paintings and the Royal Academy, the place he was once taught to determine past the most obvious. This bought information led him to check the esoteric and Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical culture. Out of this got here visits to its historical and medieval religious centres in Europe, North Africa and Israel. when you consider that 1970 he has taught teams worldwide, based the overseas Kabbalah Society and written fifteen books which are now in fifteen languages, together with Russian, eastern 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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