KARIN KABALAH CENTER2017 NEWSLETTER July/August/September
Kabalah: A Process of Awakening
NEW EVENING CLASS BEGINS in September 20, 2017 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.
SERENITY, POWER AND FREEDOM
Finding Strength in an Uncertain World
Taught by Patty Binns Farinola, STM
8-Week Course meets every Wednesday evening at the Center beginning June 26, 2017
7 – 9 pm
Would you like to have an inner peace that keeps you from being upset and disturbed by difficult people and situations? Personal power that allows you to overcome life’s obstacles and push forward to new and greater levels? Freedom to choose how you live your life instead of being trapped in dead-end jobs, routines and situations?
By synthesizing a unique combination of concepts pulled from general psychology and modern spirituality, Serenity, Power and Freedom offers new perspectives that provide clarity, purpose, and the strength 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
YOGA SUTRAS: A DISCOVERY OF ONESELF
Fee: $85 every 4 weeks
This 24-week class is a must for all those who aspire to be knowledgeable in the field of Yoga. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are comprised of 196 Indian sutras (aphorisms) and are the study of human psychology. This class will apply a modern interpretation to these sutras. Through discussion and meditation, eavh class will integrate the sutras into your consciousness and help you understand how this age-old wisdom applies to your own life. Discover why each experience is necessary in order to develop your ultimate potential, thus, making your entire life a living meditation.
PLEASE PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS
ONE WORLD, ONE SPIRITUAL HERITAGE, ONE AVATARISTIC LINEAGE AND THE AVATAR JESUS
Presented by Shirley Chambers STM
Saturday workshop at the Center on August 12, 2017
After a period of five years, this workshop is again offered to those who wish to understand the living heritage behind all religious structures and belief systems. The first half of this workshop will trace the history of mankind’s spiritual roots from one original source at the beginning of our current evolutionary life wave. It will delineate the flow of understanding from the Vedic tradition within a global spirituality through Hinduism, Judaism and Christianity, as well as the mystical traditions within them. It will also trace the flow of that original source into the religious structures of Islam, Judaism and Christianity, as evidenced in our world today.
The second half of this workshop will present historical facts which have come to light in recent years regarding the latest great teacher, the Avatar Jesus, who carried forward an understanding based upon the mysticism of Judaism combined with the original Vedic tradition. Not only Jesus’ teachings, but also his life has been shrouded in mystery. Now, however, the veil is being pierced and the light of understanding is being cast upon both aspects. Hidden manuscripts are now being translated and many of these offer a different view of the life of this Master than has been previously documented. Attendees will be given handouts on certain portions of these documents.
This workshop ends with the presentation of the Paul David’s film “Jesus in India” which even if viewed previously, is well worth seeing again. It was filmed across 4,000 miles of India where proof is continuously discovered which validates where Jesus was during those missing years between the ages of 12 to 30. This film is interspersed with appearances by such noted individuals as the Dalai Lama, His Holiness Shankaracharya (spiritual leader of the Hindus), Professor Elaine Pagels, and others.
PLEASE PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS
TECHNIQUES FOR THE USE OF HEALING AND MEDITATION CRYSTALS
10 am – 4 pm
This workshop is based on techniques developed by Marcel Vogel, leading IBM scientist who refined the use of crystals and with whom Shirley Chambers studied directly. It is for those who are interested in the use of crystals for meditation and/or in the transference of energy in functions such as healing, preserving, structuring, etc.
Excellent for beginners, this class is also appropriate as a review and update of previous techniques for those already using crystals. New methods for the transference of energy through double terminated crystals in the aforementioned functions will be presented, as well as different types of crystals that can be used for healing and/or meditation. Techniques for self-healing, absentee healing and direct healing will be taught along with those previously mentioned. If you have a double-terminated crystal, please bring it with you. If not, one will be provided for your use during the workshop. This workshop will also include the video of Marcel Vogel’s lecture at the Center just before he made his transition. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the energy and words of this great scientist and spiritual being.
THE X-Y FACTOR: HOW GENDER IMPACTS COMMUNICATIONS
Saturday workshop at the Center on October 7, 2017
10 am – 1 pm
Let’s face it – men and women are designed differently. The underlying causes of tension between men and women go deeper than psychology or personality patterns. Gender-based behavior that was appropriate for survival back in our cave days has become problematic today. Whether with co-workers at work or loved ones at home, when we default to the inner cave person, we create unnecessary conflict and hardship. This workshop will help you in the following areas: learn to work with inherent human design to achieve productive, enjoyable interactions and avoid disappointment, conflict, and resentment; become a high-quality listener and communicator; and to improve effectiveness, satisfaction, and partnership at work and home.
DEVOTIONS TO THE MAHAVATAR BABAJI AND THE DIVINE MOTHER
Friday Evenings: July 28, August 11 and September 22
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.
LIFE GUIDANCE THROUGH THE ASTROLOGY OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Shirley Chambers, STM
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.
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.
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
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
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.
A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE
Travel to amazing India in 2018
Personally Escorted by Alok Agrawal
This exciting tour will allow you to experience the amazing and colorful sites of North India, including ancient palaces and temples of Rajasthan and Varanasi, as well as the mystical peaks of the Himalayas and the Buddhist monasteries of Darjeeling and Sikkim, a world in and of itself. Highlights of this tour will also include group meetings discussing Indian religion and culture; meditation at the most important sites; interaction with the local culture, since the organizer is well known in most areas; orientation to music and dance, and much more.
“‑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 TwainTHERE 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
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