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. 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 Toledano 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 our spiritual way. Circle of Avalon is a composite vessel of wisdom that encompasses more than the sum of its knowledge or experience. The 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, groups and teachers that nourish the inner life and wish to bring the next generation towards this wisdom, educating new teachers to pass on these traditions.
Mike Bais, Utrecht -the Netherlands 2020
Toledano Kabbalah tradition
In Circle of Avalon we teach Toledano Kabbalah. Mike teaches his own groups for about 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” and has written many articles about this traditon. He is part of the international Kabbalah society (kabbalahsociety.org).
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 exprience 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.
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”.
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.
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. 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’.
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 disciples according the legend of Jesus of Nazareth. This is no christian tradition, 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, provides the A.S.A. a body of teaching for all people and all times & places. We perform the work of Christ through the teachings of the A.S.A. which is to bring the human soul back Home, or to bring the soul back to the “Father” (the One- Who- is- openness).
There are Eucharist services 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 tradition 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 email@example.com.
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