Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi is the Hebrew name of Warren Kenton, the internationally-known Kabbalist and mystic, who was born in 1933 into a Sephardic Jewish Levite family in England. He has studied the Teaching since he was twenty-five and has visited the major historic sites of the Tradition in Europe, North Africa and Israel. Over this time he has written sixteen books on Kabbalah, including a novel; many have been translated into sixteen languages.
Besides running courses in Britain, the United States, Mexico, Brazil and Canada, he has taught in ten European countries as well as in Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Japan and Israel. He has studied the Teaching for more than 50 years and is founder of the Toledano Tradition of Kabbalah, returning to the pre-Lurianic teaching of Moses Cordovero, Solomon Ibn Gabirol and the Bible. He is the Principal Tutor of the Kabbalah Society and is a fellow of the Tenemos Academy, whose patron is HRH The Prince of Wales.
Halevi sees his task as to clarify Kabbalah and update its mythology and metaphysics in terms of modern science and psychology.