Dancing with the Rhythm of Creation: Hebrew Letters in Movement
“Within the secret of the 22 [Hebrew] letters you will find the entire creation of the world, its structure and all forms.”
These are the words of the 13th century Kabbalist, Yosef Gikatilla. They epitomise a core teaching of the Kabbalah—that the Hebrew letters convey the essence of its mystical system.
In these three sessions we will explore this sacred alphabet, distilling the profound meaning of each letter and the mysteries of creation that the alphabet conveys. Les will teach movements that have been designed to embody the core meaning of each letter. The movements attune us to grasp the essence of kabbalistic teaching.
Each letter constellates a complex array of meanings which conveys the characteristics of a specific function of consciousness. These archetypal meanings have been transmitted through the letter’s shape, its numerical value, and its name. When the code of its letters has been deciphered, the Hebrew alphabet can be understood to relate a story. It is the narrative of creation, of humankind’s place in creation, and the teachings through which we advance the primary impetus behind creation, striving to perfect the world and ourselves.
Speaker Brian Les Lancaster is a Founding Director and Dean of the Alef Trust. He is Professor Emeritus of Transpersonal Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University, an Honorary Research Fellow in Religions and Theology, University of Manchester, a Fellow of the International Society for Science & Religion, and Associated Distinguished Professor of Integral and Transpersonal Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He has previously served as Chair of the Transpersonal Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society, as President of the International Transpersonal Association, and as a Board member of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology. Les’ research interests focus on the cognitive neuroscience of consciousness and the connections between this topic and mysticism, specifically focusing on Kabbalistic Psychology. His published works include The Essence of Kabbalah and Approaches to Consciousness: The Marriage of Science and Mysticism.
This is a 3-session weekly online course (using Zoom)
Tickets: £45 for an invitation on Zoom for all three sessions