This is what the Lord says: “Stand at the crossroads and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way lies; and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.”—Jeremiah 6:16.
“The Perennial Tradition teaches that all that is true, is true always and everywhere. Kabbalah is part of this eternal wisdom, a way of describing and understanding the patterns of the universe for the purposes of healing our relationships with God, ourselves, each other and the Earth.
“This is an oral tradition, intended to be updated by each generation’s teachers. As a woman and a Universal Christian rather than a Jewish man, Maggy is a much-needed 21st century pioneer of this important work.” — Fr. Richard Rohr.
The Kabbalistic Tree of Life is a diagram formulated in the 11th Century and based on the seven-branched menorah in the First Temple. It is also associated with the Staff of Sapphires which appears in mystical literature and was said to have been given to Moses by his wife, Zipporah. The sapphires are the ten sefirot on the Tree of Life, three relating to Divinity and seven to creation. This diagram, in all its forms, is simply a piece of scaffolding demonstrating the patterns of creation that form and maintain the Universe. It gives us a structure on which we can maintain a true spiritual teaching without Chinese Whispers. It should never be used as a stick with which to beat people or to conform to a particular religion.
While Kabbalah is primarily a Jewish tradition, and great thanks are due to those of that great Nation who have held the Tradition safe over generations, the world is such today that the Teaching is needed to be presented to a wider public in order to bring about the Work of Unification – helping all peoples and all faiths to work together in understanding and healing the relationship between the Divine, the Universe and humanity.
Rev. Maggy Whitehouse is a Toledano Tradition Kabbalist who has focused on taking the Work out into the wider world.
Maggy runs two regular Kabbalah study groups, one online and one in Devon, as well as leading regular workshops at Atlantis Bookshop and The College of Psychic Studies in London.
The groups are sacred spaces for studying the nature of the human soul, God, spirit and the Universe. They are mesoteric groups, not esoteric ones.
The online group began with a free webinar in May 2015. You can still view this on YouTube here.
This community of souls meets regularly each Tuesday evening at 8pm UK time via Zoom webinar software, by invitation only. These sessions are not recorded or re-broadcast. It is up to members to make the effort and commitment to get there on time.
If you are interested in joining this welcoming, non-dogmatic, very safe space please email email@example.com. There are ground rules—including having read one of a selection of books on Kabbalah to ensure that you are not a complete novice. This is essential so that we can use the same language to discuss the journey of the soul.
Three of the suggested books are:
Way of Kabbalah, Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi.
School of the Soul, Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi.
Total Kabbalah, Maggy Whitehouse.
The Devon group will commence meting again in June 2021. The meetings are on the first Saturday of each month. Again, email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
This school is grounded in the teaching of the Toledano Tradition of Kabbalah, which has its roots in the La Convivencia of Spain in the 10th-12th centuries where mystics of the Judaic, Christian and Islamic faiths studied together in harmony.
No matter where you are in your spiritual quest, no matter your faith or family of origin, no matter your current ideological stance, your presence supports and enlarges us all.
All the teaching is given freely. However, donations to support it are much appreciated at all times. There is a Paypal donate button below.