A Fíos Masterclass in Qabalah & Meditation

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Fri 23Aug
Mon 26Aug

The Tree, the Garden, and the Healing of the World

Facilitator: Ian Rees and Caitlin Matthews

Qabalah is a development of the Western Mysteries, with the Tree of Life at its heart. The Tree of Life unites opposites, deepens the web of connection, and irrigates the soul and the world.  By exploring the Egyptian prayer and embodiment forms of the Eloquent Peasant, the Good Shepherd and the Silent Sage, we discover ourselves. We develop capacity to create and bless, entering the deep stillness behind all manifestation.

Earlybird pricing until 31st May 2024 – a limited number of Earlybird places available.

Earlybird places now sold out – standard priced places are available.
If you would like to share a room with a friend, please contact Cathy to book on 01453 759 034 or email info@hawkwoodcollege.co.uk

Event time: Fri 23rd Aug 2024 at 4:00pm - Mon 26th Aug 2024 at 2:00pm

At a Glance

  • Discover the Tree of Life as a way of the heart
  • Learn the way of uniting opposites and healing disconnection
  • Expert guidance in the art of prayerful embodiment and meditation
  • Profound meditation for the healing of the world

Participants Will Gain

  • A working knowledge of a supportive spiritual pathway
  • The way of truth and balance
  • The Qabalistic way of blessing through the heart-presence of meditation

The tradition of the Qabalah is central to the development of the Western Mysteries and at its heart is the ancient image of the Tree of Life that unites opposites, deepens the web of connection and irrigates soul and world.

Working with the Tree empowers and embodies our imaginations so that we discover ourselves to be B’tzelem the living image of the Divine and we are helped to understand our capacity to create and bless.

We will explore the roots of this tradition in ancient Egypt, go on to explore the earliest traditions of the Kabbalah, drawing on  Ezekiel’s vision of the Temple and the Valley of dry bones, the 87th psalm of the Korahite priesthood and consider how these traditions were presented in the work of contemporary Qabalists W E Butler  Tom Oloman the teachers of Ian Rees.

We will explore the Tree as an inner mandala finding our connection to Malkuth the sphere of the living body and living world, then we meet the inner dialogue of thought, feeling and memory; passing through it into the heart-presence of Tiphareth the sphere of beauty and mediation. Through this heart-presence we touch on the deep stillness that underlies all manifestation.

A fundamental practice of prayer, contemplation and embodiment will be outlined based on the ancient Egyptian forms of the Eloquent Peasant, the Good Shepherd and the Silent Sage which will enable us to connect with the sacred and become a living icon, connected to the flow of the universe.

This course is suitable for people of all backgrounds as a way of the heart.

Price Options

£395 Early Bird Non Residential
£484 Early Bird Residential Shared
£548 Early Bird Residential Single
£465 Non Residential
£570 Residential Shared
£645 Residential Single


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Practical Information

Arrival from 4pm, you may wish to bring a notebook and pen. You may also wish to bring footwear and outdoor clothing to enjoy the grounds at Hawkwood.

Departure is at 2pm, after lunch on the final day.

Ian Rees

Ian Rees is a psycho-spiritual psychotherapist, who leads the Annwn Foundation training. He has been a practitioner of the Qabalah for 52 years, trained by W E Butler and Tom Oloman. He has taught Qabalah in UK, South Africa and Israel for many years. He is the author of Keys to the Temple (with Penny Billington), and of The Tree of Life and Death Aeon Books 2022

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Caitlín Matthews

Caitlín Matthews is the author of 85 books, including The Art of Celtic Seership, Psychic Protection Handbook, and Celtic Devotional. She teaches internationally and has a shamanic practice in Oxford.

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‘Ian’s wise and practical teaching has brought me profoundly into my soul’s path.’