The Quest for the Grail
Facilitator: Mike Bais
In this course we will explore through theory and practice, the metaphysics of Kabbalah in relation to the rich inner mythology of the Round Table and the Quest for the Grail. These two traditions will cross-fertilise each other during this dynamic course. We will integrate theory and practice and perform accessible rituals for everyone to truly experience the way of Kabbalah and the Grail Myth. It will be a personal journey into ourselves as the Round Table and Kabbalah are eventually about our inner life.
Event time: Mon 29th Aug 2022 at 4:00pm - Tue 30th Aug 2022 at 4:00pm
- Tune into the myth of the Round Table on a personal level
- Integrate Kabbalah and the Round Table as both being a ‘School of the Soul’
- Direct experience of the Round Table myth & Kabbalah
What You Will Gain
- Greater understanding and insights into the legend of the Round Table, the Grail and Kabbalah (Tree of Life and Jacob’s Ladder)
- Self-knowledge through the Kabbalah and this Legend-Myth
- Learning more about the psychological and metaphysical structures in Kabbalah & the Round Table
- Practical application of the way of the Round Table and Kabbalah in your personal life and the world of today
Context & Background
The Round Table and the Grail is the most complete myth the West has as a culture. This myth and legend is old and has received many influences from many different authors, speaking its own wisdom language ever since. Kabbalah (Toledano) is an ancient tradition that contains the metaphysical teachings, within the diagrams of the Tree of Life and Jacob’s Ladder, to explain mythological concepts and make them real in our personal world of experience. Myth, like dreams, has always been a mystery for most of mankind. It talks through metaphor, symbol, analogy and the heart. To participate in the myth is to participate in the mysterious world of dreams and the imagination.
“Myth is something that never happened and is always happening.”
Join us in this dynamic course, where we will work with old texts, poetry, meditations and some practice, to express the Round Table and Grail in and through our own being. The Kabbalah and the Round Table in this course will reveal what it means to be present and working in a School of the Soul. If you wish to live your life according to Wisdom tradition(s) like Kabbalah & the Round Table and Grail, this course might be something for you.
Hawkwood is a stunning Grade II listed 19th Century country house, surrounded by 42 acres of sustainably managed woodland, farmland, and gardens. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – it is a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. With a diverse selection of nearly 150 courses, there’s plenty to choose from, including courses in transformative leadership, future thinking, inner life, music and the arts. Our programme of courses is led by experienced tutors and leaders in their fields.
What Is Included
Both residential and non-residential rates are available. Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments and exclude B&B.
- Mindful walking through our woodland trails
- Meditate in our Woodland Sanctuary
- Go on a hike and explore the Cotswolds AONB
- Discover surrounding charming market towns
Arrival and registration from 4.00pm on Monday, with tea. Course begins with supper at 6.30pm and ends with afternoon tea on Tuesday.
Please bring outdoor clothing and footwear to enjoy Hawkwood's grounds.
Although knowledge of Kabbalah is not needed to follow this course, it would assist every participant if they have some experience of the Tree of Life. Bring pen and paper for your own notes.
Please note that prices are listed per person. Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments and exclude B&B.
Mike Bais, born and living in the Netherlands is a physiotherapist and a teacher in university for medical and therapeutic studies. He has run his professional practice for over 20 years where he gives counseling and therapy from a holistic perspective. He teaches the esoteric ways of the West through his School of the Soul, called: ‘Circle of Avalon’, in particular the tradition of Kabbalah (Toledano). Mike has written many articles on these subjects and is the author of the book: “A Kabbalistic View on Science”. He is an ordained priest in the mystical ways of Christ, called the A.S.A. (Apostolic Succession of Arimathea). He also leads a group called the ‘companions of the Round Table’. For more information:Visit Tutor's Website
“Mike Bais is an inspiring teacher and presents in a clear and accessible way. His knowledge of the Tree of Life deeply informs all he passes on.”
- Joanna Lapage-Brown
“I very much admired the way you held the space and responded to questions and comments. You have a very nice way with people, and clearly a phenomenal grasp of the subject matter”
- Roz Savage