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A series of talks by Dr Margaret Barker looking at First Temple (957-586 BC ) Theology. Each talk will be followed by a discussion with Marie-Elsa Bragg.

In these talks we will explore the geometry of the First Temple and the teachings that generations (both Jewish and Christian) fought hard to keep alive. At the end of each talk Margaret and Marie-Elsa will discuss the ideas including how they might apply to the later Cordovero / Halevi line of Jacob’s Ladder.

One ticket for three virtual discussions

1. Different Levels of the First Temple

26 Feb 2023 4-5.30pm London time


2. Parallelism in the Tree of Life and Our Lady of the First Temple

26 Mar 2023 4-5.30pm London time


3. The Mystical Ascent

30 Apr 2023 4-5.30pm London time

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Leap in the Dark Collection

Access to an archive including previous talks and connected reading materials.

The question is how our own meanings are related to those of the universe as a whole. We could say that our action toward the whole universe is a result of what it means to be us.

— David Bohm, from ‘The Essential David Bohm

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.

— Martin Buber

When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow.

— Ursula K. Le Guin

Lock your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.

— Virginia Woolf

We are designed to emulate God.

— Moses Cordovero

The truth lies not in the Yes and not in the No, but in the knowledge and the beginning from which the Yes and the No arise.

— Karl Barth

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.

— Carl Jung

Whatever is contained must be released.

— Helene Aylon

Each of us has a soul, but we forget to value it. We don’t remember that we are creatures made in the image of God. We don’t understand the great secrets inside of us.

— St Theresa of Avilla