It will be a personal journey into ourselves as the myth and Kabbalah are eventually about our inner life. We will have a thorough look at the current state of affairs in the world, concerning Covid-19 and other topics that affect our lives, all from a Kabbalistic-mythological perspective!
At a glance
Attune to the myth on a personal level (living your own myth)
Integrate Kabbalah and mythological concepts
Practice our myths & Kabbalah to have direct experience of them
What will participants gain
Greater understanding and insights into the world of myth and Kabbalah
Self-knowledge through the instructive and animating power of myth
Learning more about the psychological and metaphysical structure of myth
Practical application of the way of myth and Kabbalah in your personal life and the world of today
What is myth?
Myth is as old as the human psyche, speaking its own language since the dawn of time. Kabbalah is an ancient tradition that uses metaphysical teachings to explain mythological concepts and make them real in our personal world of experience. Myths, like dreams have always been a mystery for most of mankind. They speak through metaphor, symbol, analogy and the heart. To participate in myth is to participate in the mysterious world of dreams and the imagination. It has been said: ‘myth is something that never happened and is always happening’.
Kabbalah & the Way of Myth
Join us in this dynamic course, where we will work with old texts, poetry, meditations and some practice, to explore and express myth in and through our own being. As Joseph Campbell said, myth has four functions. These are social & pedagogical; psychological & moral; metaphysical; and mystical aspects. The Kabbalah in this course will explain what these mean for us personally. Joseph Campbell, the concept of the hero’s journey, Jungian analysis, alchemy, the Tree of Life and Jacobs Ladder of the Kabbalah will guide us through our days at Hawkwood. If you wish to live your myth or grow closer to the myth to which you are already attuned, this course might be something for you.
This year we celebrated the Holy Mass in the Birth of Light on friday morning the 25th of December. Although the cosmic cycle of light is moving throughout the year, the Divine Light of the Christ was never born and therefore doesn’t move and shall never die. We remembered the Light of Christ that came into the world as a metaphor- for it is we that become awake to that Light instead of that Light be born within us. Nevertheless, Christmass is the reception of this fruit in our own womb (being), receiving it like a mother receives her child and conceive it within gratitude and wonder. When the Light is born we become filled with all the virtues of the Tree of Life. “The Light becomes the Word and the Word becomes Flesh” as was read this day in the Gosel of John (probably the most mystical of all four Canonical Gospels).
This means in esoteric symbolism, that the Light (God) does not only create the world(s) but also becomes the world(s). The body that you are living within is a creation (flesh) out of (and within) the Light of God.
The Word is the Logos or the Christ, Who is the Immanent Presence of God the Transcendent. The Word or Logos and the flesh are one and the same. The One Who creates is the One Who becomes.
The Light of God unfolds moment by moment…..now….now….now…. let us not speak of God in the past and future tense only, but more and more in the present.
Please check the website of circleofavalon.nl (A.S.A.) and the activities for the (on-line) Sacred Mass.
+Mike Bais, Utrecht (First Attending Priest)
Since 2009 I have run my Kabbalah group within the Toledano tradition. This group has lasted until this day and grew out to a mature vessel in order that it may receive from the Higher worlds. The Kabbalistic work is to ‘bring Heaven to earth’ and this is what a soul group within Kabbalah should do. After all these years the group has become semi-international and has reached its capacity with the number of people that participate in it.
Because there are more people interested in Kabbalah and looking for a group of like-minded souls (school of the Soul), I have decided to initiate a second group on the tuesday evenings where we will start with the metaphysics of the two main diagrams of the Toledano Kabbalah tradition: the Tree of Life and Jacobs Ladder. The evenings will consist of the great invocation and meditation, evaluation about the interior journey or meditation, the teaching of that particluar day (Kabbalistic theme), questions & answers and possibly a Kabbalistic prayer or small ritual.
These evenings will be held in the Dutch language. There are still some places left at this moment. In this blog I will post the details of the dates from January until June 2021. I would like to emphasize that this initiative is not a course, but an ungoing Kabbalistic group. Beginners and people that are already on the way are very welcome.
This new group will also be dedicated to my teacher Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi.
Kabbalah Januari – Juni 2021
• Day: tuesday
• Time: 19.30 – 21.30
• Contribution: 50,- euro
• Address: Engelsmanplaat 14, 3524 AZ Utrecht
• Data: 12-01/26-01/09-02/23-02/09-03/23-03/ 06-04/20-04/04-05/18-05/01-06/15-06/29-06/13-07
Almost three years ago, I have formed a group of Round Table companions. Knights and Ladies of Camelot who gather to meditate, perform rituals and study, discuss and learn from the great myth of the Round Table and the Grail. This initiative is part of the Circle of Avalon- a school of the soul that teaches three lineages: Toledano Kabbalah, Round Table mythology and the teachings of Christ (A.S.A.) Apostolic Succession of Arimathea. These are not separate by any means and blend effortlessly into each other during our meetings. Round Table gatherings were there for centuries, are here today all over the planet and will exist in the furture. This is because the metaphysical and archetypal wisdom and ideas are universal and timeless. The Round Table & the Grail romances are esoteric teachings for those who can discover the metaphor and deep symbolic references. These stories are all about the human being in the 21st century (and beyond). It was once said that a myth is ‘something that never happened but happens all the time’. To live a myth is to re-discover the intimate relationship with our inner wisdom that prevades the universe. The myth moves us from the inside-out, instructing us about the deep questions that concern us.
The Round Table will continue as the Great Work of transformation continues & the search for the Holy Grail or the Presence of God-
Mike Bais- Utrecht 2021
Let me share with you the sacred work of Tree-building or making a Kabbalistic Tree of Life or Jacobs ladder. It is easily said that something is ‘sacred’, using spiritual language that sounds very interesting. Yet, in this demanding and dedicated work of Tree-building, we generate a symbol from ourselves that litteraly comes out of Nothing (void on the canvas). This symbol is the Kabbalistic master glyph that expresses the Divine, Cosmos, psyche and physical realms or the worlds of Aziluth, Briah, Yezirah and Assiah. All these worlds and what they symbolize (Divinity, Archangels, Angels and the physical-natural worlds) flow out of your pencils and brushes. I have (again) experienced how it is the observing consciousness that is the ‘doer’ of the proces. We are moved by these inner works that are directed on physical objects. The worlds mentioned above become alive through us and find their way eventually in the manifested world of matter. God-Who-is becomes manifested and known through us.
This mystcal work of Tree-building is not just beautiful to do but brings an exceptional joy and peace from start to finish.
When the work of drawing, measuring, painting and sowing is done, the true work begins when applying the four worlds into my daily affairs again-
Grace to you all
Mike Bais- Utrecht 2020