Tree of Life
Kess Frey, Lecturer & Author
Saturday, March 23, 2019
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
(Sign-In Begins at 9:00 AM)
Qabalistic Tree of Life comes to us from “the secret wisdom of
Israel” that was known to Jesus and the Old
Testament prophets. It is a map of consciousness, God’s
creation, and the individual soul. As such, this mystical
Tree may serve as a model of the inner work of healing and
transformation the divine presence and action carries out in us
through our practice of Centering Prayer and the gift of “resting
Also the Tree, once understood and
internalized, offers perspective on our own shifting choices,
views, and values as well as those of others, in terms of the
Spheres on the Tree in which individuals are primarily grounded.
In other words, the Tree of Life may serve as a useful
psychological model for better understanding one’s self and
The Qabalistic Tree of Life was
introduced in two of Kess' books, The Will of Divine Love
and Centering Prayer and Rebirth in Christ on the Tree of
Life (Chapter 1).
$30 per Person
$20 per Student
Early Registration & Payment must be
Bring a bag lunch for
the mid-day break
Refreshments, Coffee & Bottled Water
reservations are encouraged. Space is limited and available on a
first come, first serve basis. All reservations are
subject to confirmation (see add'l info on registration page).
Location of St Thomas
the Apostle Church
scholarships available -- please email inquires to
Frey, born in 1945, grew up in Eagle Rock, California
(North Los Angeles). He graduated in Psychology at the University of
California, Irvine, and has studied Eastern and Western philosophy,
psychology, and religion since 1965. He met Thomas Keating in
1989 and has been involved ever since with Centering Prayer and
Contemplative Outreach. Kess lives in Anchorage, Alaska, where he is
active in the local centering prayer community. He offers
Introductory Centering Prayer workshops, facilitates prayer groups
and retreats, and is active in prison ministry.
Kess is a prolific writer and has authored several inspiring books
over the last few years. His most recent book, released in
2017, is entitled Bridge across Troubled Waters:
Centering Prayer and the Theological Divide. He wrote
this book to clarify a variety of misperceptions and criticisms
regarding Centering Prayer.
Kess' other Book Titles:
- Human Ground, Spiritual Ground: Paradise Lost and
Found: A Reflection on Centering Prayer's Conceptual Background,
- Centering Prayer and Rebirth in Christ on the Tree of Life:
The Process of Inner Transformation, (June, 2013).
- The One Who Loves Us: Centering Prayer and Evolving
Consciousness, (July, 2014).
- The Will of Divine Love: Centering
Prayer and Spiritual Psychology, (2016).
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