The international school of the soul of the Toledano Tradition was started in the early 1970’s by Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi (Warren Kenton). He was born into an English Sephardi family in 1933 and studied Kabbalah since his early 20s. He has seen it as his life’s work to pass on the Tradition in a clear, modern and intelligible form. He lives with his wife Rebekah in North West London.
Halevi had already started to write books on the Kabbalistic Tradition in the 1970’s and over the past 40 years has continued to reformulate the Teaching and clarify its principles. To date his books number fourteen with two more in process. The Jacob’s Ladder diagram of the four worlds and the teaching contained in the books is now translated into sixteen languages all of which are available internationally.
Halevi started teaching in 1972 and continues to this day. From those early beginnings there are now regular groups taking place worldwide. His books are available for study groups both in the UK and internationally and the meetings provide an opportunity to share ideas and experiences with companions in the light of the tradition. This is one of the methods of oral transmission together with meditations, conversations and experiences. Each group is autonomous and teaches the Tradition in a form that is relevant to the time and place. Other activities also include workshops, trips to places of special interest and an annual summer school.
The Toledano Tradition is an esoteric school operating within the marketplace of life.
Kurt Browne and Joanna Lapage-Browne
Kurt and Joanna have studied in the Toledano Tradition School of the Soul, founded by Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi (Warren Kenton), since the early 1970’s. Kurt is originally from Trinidad in the Caribbean and Joanna was born in England and brought up in Northern Nigeria and then returned there to work. They live and work in London and have a son, two daughters and five grandchildren. They have run Kabbalah groups together for the past 25 years in their home in NW London and run courses on the tradition in Europe, Africa, the USA, Mexico and Japan.