School of the Soul
The individual on the spiritual path may come a long way. Beyond a certain point however, the path ahead becomes much more obscure. What lies ahead is the deep unknown or the adventure of the seeker. Help and assistance may be needed in order to persist and discern between what is required and what comes our way in life.
For the seeker, a teacher or someone who has gone the path before you, may serve as a great help on the way ahead, just like companions that thread the same path or tradition as you do.
A school of the soul is a gathering of souls that travel together and is designed to cross the unknown and move safely from the natural world into the realm of the Spirit.
Circle of Avalon offers this kind of support to the seeker through the rich traditions of the Kabbalah, the wisdom of the Round Table and the mystical teachings of Christ. Besides being a mode of training and movement, this school has a specific form or curriculum for the individual and the group to proceed on the spiritual path. Circle of Avalon is a composite vessel of wisdom that encompasses more than the sum of its knowledge or experience. This school of the soul does not only aid and support the individual towards the realms of spirit (heaven), but also encourages to bring those experiences back into one’s own life. To enter the higher worlds so we may bring “heaven to earth”.
Circle of Avalon as a school is aligned to old spiritual lineages, ancestors and teachers that nourish the inner life and wish to bring the current and next generation towards this wisdom, growing into the full potential of our spiritual nature. .
Mike Bais, Utrecht -the Netherlands 2024
Toledano Kabbalah tradition
In Circle of Avalon we teach Toledano Kabbalah. Mike teaches his own groups for over 15 years now. There are two parallel Kabbalah groups that meet twice a month. On request workshops are given in Dutch and English in the Netherlands and abroad. The founder of Circle of Avalon, Mike Bais is the author of the book “a Kabbalistic view on science” published in 2019 and the second volume published in 2022, and has written many articles about this traditon. His forthcoming book “Paths on the Tree of Wisdom” will be published by Watkins (London) in February 2024! This is a beginners guide for the Kabbalah student who wishes to orientate themselves on this path and discover the different disciplines and lineages within the history of Kabbalah.
Kabbalah is the mystical work of unification. The soul’s place within the world is to realize the immanent presence of Divinity within oneself. What we experience as separated and broken, is unified and healed through the work of the Kabbalist. Through the diagrams of the Tree of Life and Jacobs ladder, the Kabbalist is taught how there are four worlds and many perspectives within the natural world and beyond. These diagrams are there to aid the Kabbalist in bringing ‘Heaven to earth’ and to serve humanity and all creation.
Kabbalah is universal and inclusive, offering a complete metaphysical system to the world.
From this School of the Soul we work through the mythology of the Round Table & the Grail, also called the Arthuriad.
A myth is “something that never happens but happens all the time”. This saying tells us that the wisdom of mythology is not based upon history, but rests upon deep metaphysical knowledge that is transmitted to us through tales and stories…. the story of Humanity.
Inner work based upon living this mythology brings us to a transformation of ourselves, it invites us towards unity, integration and healing.
Through the archetypes of the Round Table, the seeker on this path is challenged to move within, and discover the rich dimensions of the soul. The adventures of the soul are represented by the different Knights & Ladies of the Round Table, who all have their own story to tell according their archetypal structure and personality.
The seeker on the path will find that each of them teach us something about pour own path and Quest.
Circle of Avalon brings this myth to the human being within the 21st century in order to transmit and teach those who wish to receive this wisdom.
There is a Round Table group of companions that meet in Circle of Avalon in the Netherlands and we gather every year in Albion (UK).
Besides, we teach individuals or visit groups who wish to work with this mythological lineage.
Mike Bais is currently writing his new book ‘Kabbalah and the Round Table & the Grail legend’ (2024)
A.S.A. -Apostolic Succession of Arimathea
The A.S.A. (Apostolic Succession of Arimathea) is the Way of Christ as followed by Joseph of Arimathea and the other disciples who decided to bring the sacred teachings directly to the soul.This all according the legend & teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. This is not another lineage within orthodox Christianity, but a lineage in itself that has developed its own liturgy and rituals (sacraments) according the Teachings of Christ.
We preserve and transmit the universal and ageless wisdom of Christ in a non-dogmatic way. Like the other streams within Circle of Avalon, the A.S.A. provides a body of knowledge and teachings for all people and all times & places. We perform the work of Christ through the sacraments, ordinations, practices and curriculum of the A.S.A. which is to bring the human soul back Home, or to bring the soul back to the Source (the One- Who- is- openness).
There are Eucharist services in the Netherlands (and occasionally in the UK) every other Sunday where all are most welcome to join and participate.
We follow our own liturgical calendar, where we give attention to special days in the year.
For those who wish more than to attend the services, there is the possibility to train and serve as a priest (male or female) in this tradition.
+ First attending Priest- Mike Bais
About Mike Bais
Circle of Avalon is founded by Mike Bais
His esoteric training comes from the western mystery tradition and the Toledano Kabbalah. Living in the Netherlands (Utrecht) he extensively worked with teachers and groups in the UK. His professional background is working as a physiotherapist, counselor, teacher in university and he had his own practice for many years. He is a trained priest in the esoteric christian tradition, which lead him to follow the mystical side of this lineage called the A.S.A.
He beliefs that the Teachings of Christ are universal and should not be limited to a religious structure.
The fascination of the Kabbalah tradition drew him towards the Toledano tradition and specially the works of Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi.
From childhood on, the mythology of the Round Table & the Grail were inspirations for a personal journey and quest.
After some decades of study and practice in the western esoteric tradition, the inner work came together in these three streams or disciplines that make up Circle of Avalon.
All these streams are lineages that belong to one source and are connected through their history, mythology and metaphysics.
Mike sees it as his life- work to teach these traditions to whomever wishes to receive them. He is a mystic and teacher by nature and through his groups, individual sessions, workshops and writing, transmits them in the most pure and true way he knows.
A Kabbalistic view on science by Mike Bais
In these books, (Toledano) Kabbalah and science are brought together in a revolutionary development, which sheds a complete different light on what we think of as spirit, soul, matter, DNA and hereditary factors. Kabbalah and science speak a different language, yet refer to the same experience and reality as you will read in this book. The book is almost written like a story and is therefore accessible, while each paragraph contains metaphysical knowledge. The reader is invited to participate and engage in the knowledge through accompanying meditations and exercises.
The scientific topics covered in the first volume, are (micro)biology and quantum physics. The Toledano Kabbalah with the Tree of Life and Jacobs Ladder provide us metaphysical wisdom to understand these scientific disciplines and integrate them within our own experience. Part one was released in 2019.
A Kabbalistic view on Science part 2 was released in May 2022 and covers Psycho-biology, Quantum physics and Neuroplasticity. The book contains many meditations and exercises for the reader and has more than 20 diagrams and pictures to explain and clarify the theory.
‘A Kabbalistic view on science’ part 1 and 2 are for sale (18- 23 euro’s) through most international booksellers or order it through this website by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published by Circle of Avalon books-
The latest book “Paths on the Tree of Wisdom” was published on the 13th of February 2024. Written by Mike Bais and published by Watkins Books, this is a brand new beginners guide,which is suitable for the advanced student of Kabbalah as well!
Past & Present
Courses & Seminars
Kabbalah Seminar (Dutch) 18 mei 2024 van 09.30 – 17.00 (Mystieke leer & traditie)
Kabbalah voor beginners en gevorderden!
Welkom bij deze dagcursus waarin je de metafysica of spirituele wijsheid van de Kabbalah gaat ontdekken en ervaren. Door de diagrammen van de Boom des Levens en Jacob’s Ladder leer je via theorie en praktijk (meditatie, oefening en kleine rituelen) over de Wijsheid der Kabbalah en daarmee over jezelf.
Er is ruimte voor vragen en interactie en daarmee verdieping van je persoonlijke leven en proces. Er wordt gebruik gemaakt van beeldmateriaal (Powerpoint), fysieke diagrammen en hand-outs. De dag is verdeeld in een aantal lesblokken met pauzes en een lunch. Inloop is vanaf 09.00. Aanvang om 09.30
Deze dag wordt verzorgt door Mike Bais, een (internationale) leraar in de Kabbalah en auteur van de boeken: “A Kabbalistic view on Science” part 1 (2019) en part 2 (2022) en zijn nieuwste boek “Paths on the Tree of Wisdom” welke aangeboden worden op deze dag (betaling a contant. Ieder boek kost 20,- euro). Hij is een officiële tutor binnen de Kabbalah Society (London) en geeft al ruim 12 jaar les aan zijn eigen groepen in Utrecht.
Neem gerust contact op met Mike indien je vragen hebt over de cursus. Inschrijven via email@example.com
Conference Centre Samaya
Hollendewagenweg 20, 3985 SG Werkhoven
Telephone: +31 (0) 343-552332
www.circleofavalon.nl (zie: courses & seminars)
Prijs inclusief per person: 110,- euro
Dit is de cursus inclusief koffie, thee, koekjes en een uitgebreide lunch
Te voldoen 2 weken voor de cursusdag op rekening NL92 ABNA 0471062332 op naam van Mike Bais (graag eigen naam vermelden aub!)
Hawkwood College Kabbalah Seminar 2024
Kabbalah Seminar 26-28th of April 2024
Hawkwood College, Stroud UK
In this course we will explore through theory and practice, the metaphysics of Kabbalah based upon the latest book written by Mike Bais and published through Watkins Books (London).
“Paths on the Tree of Wisdom” is the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide of the Kabbalah, within the Western mystical tradition. This is the first comprehensive book on the Kabbalah for twenty years. It will introduce this core mystical system to a new generation. This book is endorsed by some of
the major figures in the English esoteric tradition.
The Kabbalistic Tree of Life and Jacobs Ladder are the key diagrams of this book and the seminar at Hawkwood College. The course will be dynamic and interactive as we integrate theory and practice and perform accessible rituals & exercises for everyone to truly experience the way of Kabbalah. It will be a personal journey into ourselves, which the wisdom of Kabbalah provides for us.
Those who participate on this course will receive the knowledge of the Tree of Life and the unique diagram of Jacob’s Ladder or the four worlds, authentic Kabbalistic practices and personal, spiritual experience.
At a Glance:
Obtain the wisdom of Kabbalah through direct teaching
Meditation and ritual as practical exercises
Growing self-knowledge through the Tree of Life and Jacob’s Ladder
A personal approach from facilitator to student in a peaceful environment
What You Will Gain:
Knowledge about Kabbalah: the Tree of Life and Jacob’s Ladder
Understanding about yourself and your purpose
A spiritual experience and the healing properties of Kabbalah
Practical application of the Kabbalah for everyday life
The Content of the Course
This Kabbalah seminar will combine theory (metaphysics) and practice (meditation, ritual and exercises) to come to direct knowledge and experience of ourselves, the world, the universe and the Transcendent.
The two key-diagrams of Kabbalah are the Tree of Life and Jacob’s Ladder, which will provide a structure and overview of the wisdom of Kabbalah. You will learn about Kabbalah in a playful way, walking the Tree of Life, using traditional breathing exercises, connecting with the angelic and archangelic worlds, finding what fate and destiny mean in your life. Through this you will discover different levels of consciousness and how to integrate and make them whole within you.
This course is suitable to newcomers to Kabbalah and to those with some existing knowledge.
There will be plenty of space for questions, interaction and reflection. You will receive hand-outs with diagrams of the Tree of Life and Jacobs Ladder during the course.
• For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
• Subscription & booking: www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk
Circle of Avalon
3524 AZ Utrecht- the Netherlands