New publication by Mike Bais.
Mike’s new book has developed after years of teaching workshops and courses on Kabbalah and science. These metaphysical and physical streams of thought come together in these pages continuously in pursuit of the metaphysical and consciousness of the soul. They explore who we are and attempt to unravel the questions of life with a fascination and humbleness for the mystery that underlies all things. Within this book, the mystical-scientific exploration continues as these disciplines engage, support and challenge each other. This book has been written in order that we may receive inner experiences and that new questions arise on the path ahead. The endeavour to come closer to the ground of all beings unveil a mystery that has fascinated humanity for thousands of years. Therefore, this is the first of a series of books that explores, connects and unifies Kabbalah and science.
Mike Bais, born and living in the Netherlands, is by profession a physiotherapist and a teacher in the university for medical and paramedical studies. He has run his practice for almost 18 years where he gives counselling and healing in a holistic way. His centre is called the Circle of Avalon – a school of the Western esoteric tradition, and Toledano Kabbalah in particular. Mike is an initiate and teacher in these traditions. He was also ordained as a priest in the Gnostic Christian law. From the Circle of Avalon centre, he teaches Kabbalah, esoteric Christianity, and the myth of the Round Table and the Grail. He is the founder of the Companions of the Round Table in the Netherlands.
This book was born on Monday 18th March 2019 at 19:00 hrs which Mike would bring to your attention, as every birth is a reason for a celebration. The book has been self-published in order to make sure the content is preserved and has been produced with the help of some magnificent people. It is available through Amazon and other international sellers. This material will be taught during the workshops at Hawkwood College on 26th and 27th August 2019, prior to the Kabbalistic Summer School.
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Magda van der Ende. New book release, January 2019.
Most biblical women are known as the wife of an important biblical figure. The focus on patriarchs and other wise men pushed the woman into the background. In commentaries, women’s behaviour is often judged from culturally determined male norms about what does and does not belong. Motherhood seems to be the main task. The history of exegesis is extremely fascinating from a gender perspective!
In ‘Tell me, who are you …’ women play the main role. Not to push the role of men to the background, but to bring the women into the picture. Stories remain alive only when they are told over and over again, adapted to the language of the time.
Ten women: not twelve or nine? The number is determined by the structure of the tree of life of the Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical tradition. Mysticism is universal at the same time. The wording of mystical experience and transfer of wisdom happens in a specific culture and tradition.
The tree of life has ten spheres or sefirot. The stories about the ten women are described in the light of one of the spheres. According to Magda van der Ende, they are archetypes in the psyche of every person. They resonate naturally with everyone who hears or reads them.
‘Tell me, who are you …’ not only offers a deeper understanding of the role of THE TEN women with the aid of Jewish, kabbalistic and extra-biblical sources. The book also wants to be an introduction to the world of Kabbalah. Connecting stories about women to Kabbalistic principles makes the great treasure of Kabbalah wisdom accessible, for women and men. Every drop of wisdom that is not lost but passed on will benefit mankind.
These stories also inspired the sculptor, Thijs Kwakernaak*, to make ten related images from different types of wood, which were exhibited in Dom church in Utrecht for the launch of the book. An English translation of the book is anticipated in the near future.
- Pocketbook: 380 pages
- Publisher: Uitgeverij Van Warven (25 Jan 2019)
- Language: Dutch