NEWSLETTER

KARIN KABALAH CENTER

2018 NEWSLETTER
July/August/September

 

Kabalah: A Process of Awakening

NEW EVENING CLASS BEGINS in SEPTEMBER 18 at 7:00 PM
$75/MONTH INCLUDES COURSE MATERIAL

Just what is this “Kabalah” that in recent years has become a household word? It seems now that it is a sort of generic term, much the same as one would say education, which can relate to a variety of systems and levels. For instance, in elementary school basic mathematics are studied, then in high school higher applications such as geometry and calculus may be studied, and finally while in college, these subjects are integrated into a profession or vocation, a state of being, one might say.

For thirty years the Karin Kabalah Center has presented the study of Kabalah as it relates to the mystical tradition, which in a sense, could be said to relate to a university or college level of education wherein one not only studies subjects but also becomes the status to which they relate, such as a physician, an attorney, etc. What does one become when he/she utilizes the Kabalah as a tool or process of discovery? Simply said, one becomes himself or herself. To cite an example of just what mysticism is — we all know the taste of an orange, and knowing that taste is vastly important for the use of oranges in recipes. Now substitute the word “yourself” for “orange.” It is important for us to know ourselves so that the recipes we concoct in life are appropriate for that taste, otherwise those experiences can be either nonproductive or even painful. Just as becoming a physician requires not only the study of medicine, but the integration of the ability to practice as a physician, so does the becoming of oneself require the same. Through a process that includes the use of archetypes, meditation and a synthesis of the important essentials found in psychology, theology, science and philosophy, one finds the power of his/her true being. There are no shortcuts, no magic formulas and no outer activity that can lead to this inner freedom of self so desperately sought after and needed in our world today.

The TREE OF LIFE is one of the oldest and most powerful archetypes in existence. Through unconscious recognition and identification with the Tree and through the use of the Pathways connecting its principles in the practice of meditation, as well as in their daily application to the life experience, one finds oneself becoming free from the stress and pressure resulting from immersion within the external world. This freedom leads to a fuller life experience applying one’s individuality (or taste) where it is appropriate and also in ways that serve all mankind as we move into a new world consciousness.

This new world requires that we become spiritual adults, a state in which we are responsible for our lives, our actions and our experiences. It also requires that we respect each others individualism and their right to bring that individualism (taste) into their own patterns (recipes). This cannot be achieved as long as mankind is attached to or co-dependent with anything or anyone outside of himself and while the journey may not always be easy, the freedom and power gained far exceeds the effort expended. It is then that the beauty of the world and oneself truly shines. It is also very exciting to discover the reality of one’s being — sometimes it is even very surprising!

Kabalah may be mysticism, but it is not a mystery. A mystery can be solved, even the mystery of just who we are. Mysticism is the realization of that mystery and its power of freedom in a personal as well as universal world that often seems unfree. Mysticism is what empowers the solved mystery and power can only be described by that which is empowered

Just as there are many tastes in our world, each unique and individual unto itself, we as soul beings, each have our individual taste and the journey of life demands we discover it.

- Have you completed The Course in Miracles and wish to delve more deeply into the innermost levels of your psyche?

‑Have you read The Secret and want to discover the real secret of life?

‑Have you read The Power of Now and wish to empower your life in the now?

‑Have you studied Science of Mind and wish to understand the science of the universe?

‑Have you studied psychology and wish to travel the journey to the Self described by Carl Jung?

‑Are you looking for a definitive and comprehensive study, a transformative process, which can help you establish balance and ­harmony in your life?

Kabalah has been known as the mysticism within Judaism. The understanding contained within this mysticism, however, was given to mankind long before the existence of Judaism. From a singular source it flowed through both Eastern and Western philosophies and from Judaism it was carried forward into Christianity. What is contained in this mysticism? It contains the understanding of Divinity, the universe, mankind and their interrelationship. With each step forward in evolution, man must redefine this understanding in accordance with his current level of awareness.

Not merely intellectual or devotional, the Kabalah, in this time and space, becomes a process through which man can develop the potential of his spiritual adulthood and lead a productive and harmonious life in a universe which has reached evolutionary adulthood. Man must now integrate and become that which religious philosophies and mysticism have described, much the same as one studies medicine in order to become a physician.

KABALAH: A PROCESS OF AWAKENING is an exciting study course which not only ­establishes and redefines traditional Kabalistic knowledge but provides a philosophical/psychological/spiritual, and most of all, transformative process of development.

 

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THE GOSPEL SERIES BEGINS: THE ESOTERIC INTERPRETATIONS OF THE GOSPELS OF MATTHEW, MARK, LUKE AND JOHN

Taught by Shirley Chambers, STM

Classes in attendance on the following dates:  July 21, August 25, September 22, October 13 and November 17

Saturdays: 10 am – 1 PM  

Fee: $50 per session

his enjoyable, popular and exciting series will present an enlightening and understandable interpretation of the Gospels, beginning with the Gospel of Matthew and continuing with Mark, Luke and John, as subsequent sessions allow, until all four have been discussed. Intriguing facts come to light in this more completely and understood level.  These facts are pertinent and important to mankind’s present movement in consciousness .The Bible, particularly the New Testament, is a textbook for mankind’s evolutionary growth and when comprehended in that light, man’s history, as well as his destiny become evident.  Please bring a copy of the New Testament with you (we will use the King James Version) and if possible, familiarize yourself with the Gospel we are studying prior to attending this class.

PLEASE PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS

 

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Serenity, Power and Freedom: Finding Strength in an Uncertain World

Taught by Patty Binns Farinola, STL

7-Week Course Beginning Wednesday, July 18, 2018

 7 – 9 pm   •   Fee: $245    

Today’s turbulent times are challenging for many of us. It can be difficult to keep outer circumstances from disturbing inner peace. Just as the SPF factor in sunscreen protects us from the harmful rays of the sun, a mindset of Serenity, Power, and Freedom can protect us from the craziness of life in the 21st Century: work stress, relationship/family issues, health challenges, financial concerns, world events, you name it.

This course synthesizes a unique combination of concepts pulled from general psychology and modern spirituality. It offers new perspectives that provide clarity, purpose, and the ability to move ahead in the face of uncertainty, challenges, and change. This gives you the ability to embrace your life’s journey and the freedom to experience more joy, power, presence, and inner peace along the way.

PLEASE PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS

Workshop

Revelation—Today! The Sign of Our Times!

Taught by Patty Binns Farinola, STL

Saturday, October 6, 2018

10 am – 1 pm   •   Fee: $60

The Book of Revelation has long been considered a powerful omen of things to come: times of difficulty known as the apocalypse, and times of redemption known as the New Jerusalem.  Looking at all the chaos in the world today, it is clear that this prophesy is coming true right now.

Revelation’s complex and compelling story is rich with symbolism which predicts and explains the difficulties we are facing.  There are also uplifting messages of hope and help for anyone wishing to strengthen their awareness and faith as we move into a beautiful new future.

This be either be a time of fear or a time of joy. You get to choose. The class is designed to guide you in living life with more balance and power as we go through this transition.  You will also see that the important information conveyed in Revelation is consistent with other Books in the Bible, further validating its message and significance.

 PLEASE PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS

Now Accepting Registration!

OTHER OFFERINGS

DEVOTIONS TO THE MAHAVATAR BABAJI AND THE DIVINE MOTHER

Friday Evenings: July 20, August 24 and September 21

7:30 pm.

FREE

On these evenings we will present Puja, Aarati, and Satsang (teaching). Understanding will be presented regarding these ceremonies as well as the value of their archetypal symbolism. The service lasts approximately an hour and a half. ALL ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

KNOW YOURSELF THROUGH ASTROLOGY – INTERPRETING YOUR NATAL CHART

By Wade Hyde

$125/Session

Thousands of years ago the Oracle of Delphi stated “man know thyself.”  Astrology provides the guidelines for building that “knowing.”  The natal chart provides a blueprint not only for the origins of the personality but also a read map for the flow of continued growth.  Using the natal chart will help you work with that flow by identifying current planetary cycles to assist in aligning your consciousness as you move through the experience of life.

LIFE GUIDANCE THROUGH THE ASTROLOGY OF CONSCIOUSNESS

Shirley Chambers, STM

$150/Session

Through the use of intuitive and pastoral counseling as well as the application of an astrological chart to the Tree of Life, one can achieve an in-depth look at all avenues of one’s life, along with bringing to the surface the choices one may not see. The blueprint for one’s current life becomes visible. One often wonders why their outer life never seems to be fulfilled or why they cannot feel a sense of success in their activities. Joseph Campbell stated, “We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for you.” This doesn’t necessarily mean that one walks away from his/her present circumstances, but often only a change in perception or self-expression is required. The first step in the process of change is identification, followed by the journey of the process itself. You, no other than yourself, are the life, as well as the spirit, which often becomes lost in a world of confusion. Begin to discover yourself and the steps of your journey toward that life waiting for you.

INTUITIVE COUNSELING

Alok Agrawal, M.Phil., STM

$75/40 minute session

Intuitive counseling adjusts itself into the needs of the individual seeking help, therefore techniques are unique to those needs. Its purpose is to aid the client to integrate the bigger picture of an event or issue which is affecting the harmony in his/her life. Often one’s mind becomes cluttered and confused and thereby unable to clearly see an accurate picture of what is occurring. One becomes mired down in illusory beliefs and concepts, which, in turn, create both emotional and physical imbalance and/or disease. Through the aid of intuitive counseling, archetypal analysis, individually designed meditations and Kabalistic healing, be it health, relationships or job related, one may not only come to understand the issue but also find the road to harmony and balance. Through the development of inner confidence and self-empowerment, each one ultimately becomes his/her own counselor and intuitive counseling helps one unfold that ability.

FREE MEDITATION

Alok Agrawal, M.Phil., STM

Every Wednesday, 2:30 pm (Pre-notification is necessary)

By using a modern approach to the tenets of Yoga, these meditations allow you to relax your mind in a hectic world. Meditation has long been the cornerstone of many spiritual traditions. Western scientists have come to realize that meditation provides many health benefits as well. These include: lowered blood pressure, reduced stress, decreased insomnia and strengthened immune system. Various psychological effects including lowered anxiety, improved mental focus and self-esteem augment these physical benefits. What the mystics throughout time have known, people in the common era are discovering that meditation is good for you on all levels. People from all walks of life are using meditation to help them manifest their goals and live more fully.

SPIRITUAL LIFE COACHING

Shirley Chambers, STM

$150/Session

Many wonder why, no matter how hard their endeavors, their outer life never seems to be fulfilled or why they cannot feel a sense of success in their activities. Addiction and depression are at an all time high and yet these are merely voices of higher aspects within ourselves which are trying to be heard, voices which are in actuality endeavoring to point ways to a better life. It is a fact that our external world is a reflection, or a product one might way, of an inner pattern, a pattern, which if followed will create an outer environment of harmony and balance, even in a distorted and chaotic world. So rather than exerting a tremendous effort to bring what we think we want and need into our lives, that effort is better spent in allowing our current life destiny to manifest. As Joseph Campbell stated “We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” Only in that life will you find true peace and happiness. This doesn’t necessarily mean that one walks away from his/her present circumstances, but often only a change in perception or self-expression is required. The first step in the process of change is identification, followed by the journey of the process itself. You, no other than yourself, are the life, as well as its spirit, which often becomes lost in a world of confusion. Through intuitive, pastoral and common sense counseling, you can begin to discover yourself and the steps of your journey toward that life waiting for you.

SHUSTAH ASTROLOGICAL READINGS

Shirley Chambers, STM

$150 Session

This one-hour reading is not based on an Astrological Chart, (although it can be useful, if one is available and furnished by the client), but rather applies intuitive counseling to each of the twelve houses (segments) of life as they are impacted at the present, as well as the direction of that impact into the future. This is an in-depth look at all avenues of one’s life along with bringing to the surface the choices one may or may not see. In this often chaotic and confusing world, the greater one understands the flow of Divine life as it impacts the individual segments of life, the greater one is freer to live that life in harmony and joy.

 

Now Accepting Early Registration!

A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE

A Pilgrimage to Northern India and Nepal

15 Days / 14 Nights

Departing on October 21, 2018

Personally Escorted by Alok Agrawal

This exciting tour will take you to the soul of India and Nepal and includes the most important sites. This pilgrimage will include group meetings discussing Indian religion and culture, meditation at the important sites as well as interactions with the local culture. Since the organizer is well know in most areas, orientation to music and dance and much more will make this spiritual journey even more special!

“‑This is indeed India, the land of dreams and romance, of fabulous wealth and fabulous poverty, of splendor and rags, of palaces and hovels, of famine and pestilence, of genii and giants and Aladdin lamps, of tigers and elephants, the cobra and the jungle, the country of a thousand nations and a hundred tongues, of a thousand religions and two million gods, cradle of the human race, birthplace of human speech, mother of history, grandmother of legend, great-grandmother of tradition, whose yesterdays bear date with the mouldering antiquities of the rest of the nations—the one sole country under the sun that is endowed with an imperishable interest for alien prince and alien peasant, for lettered and ignorant, wise and fool, rich and poor, bond and free, the one land that all men desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for the shows of all the rest of the globe combined” — Mark Twain

THERE IS LIMITED AVAILABILITY FOR THIS TOUR. THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE CONTACT THE CENTER FOR ITINERARY AND PRICING.

 

Look at the pictures of our last visit to India/Nepal 2014: tinyurl.com/alokatindia

 

MEDITATION INSTRUCTION

Alok Agrawal, M.Phil., STM

Individual Private Sessions $50/Hour

Each session is geared to the individual’s needs and experience. It utilizes a modern scientific approach coupled with the tenets of yoga. In a four week session you can integrate a simple technique which will allow you to relax your mind in this hectic world.

Meditation has long been the cornerstone of many spiritual traditions. In addition to this application, western scientists have come to realize that meditation provides many health benefits as well. These include: lowered blood pressure, reduced stress, decreased insomnia and strengthened immune system. Various psychological effects including lowered anxiety, improved mental focus and self-esteem augment these physical benefits. What the mystics throughout time have known, people in the common era are discovering that meditation is good for you on all levels. People from all walks of life are using meditation and sound enhancing technologies to help them manifest their goals and live more fully.

Karin Kabalah Center
2531 Briarcliff Road, N.E. • Suite #217
Atlanta, GA 30329 •  (404) 320-1038

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