Victoria Esther Ben-Toviya
Ancient Wisdom, Inc.
Rabbi, MA, BCC,
Spiritual Consultant and Educator
Victoria Esther Ben-Toviya is a native of Tampa, FL, although she has lived in many places both in the USA, United Kingdom and Israel. She received her BA from the Univ. of South Florida, Tampa, FL, her MA from Barry Univ. in Miami, FL, and completed the Aleph Rabbinic Seminary, in Philadelphia, PA, receiving Rabbinic Ordination in 1995. She has completed seven units (2800 hours) of Clinical Pastoral Education and received Board Certification (BCC) from the Association of Professional Chaplains. She is currently a doctoral student at American Institute of Holistic Theology. Victoria Esther has studied and practiced the Kabbalah since 1985.
She has served as a Board Certified chaplain in hospitals and hospices in Florida, Arizona and North Carolina since 1994, has served three congregations in Florida, Arizona and Michigan, and began her private practice of transcendent Spiritual Consultation in 2001.
As a spiritual educator, Victoria offers numerous classes and seminars. These include topics of Healing, Death and Dying as a transition process, Dream-work, Spiritual Tools and Practices, and Self-Care for the Caregiver. She has developed courses for spiritual development and personal growth such as Becoming the Sage with Age, The Self Development of Your Inner Spiritual Elder and Attuning Your Ten Senses, Awakening Your Consciousness of Five Body Senses and Five Extrasensory Perceptions, which are currently offered through Ancient Wisdom, Inc. Currently, Victoria also offers classes in the Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical traditions.
Victoria has a private practice of spiritual consultation for individuals nationally which includes spiritual support for personal spiritual growth, spiritual stability during life changes, and healing through Soul-Connections Bereavement counseling, including pet (Soul Companion) bereavement.
Victoria has published two books through O-Books, UK: You Called My Name, The Hidden Treasures of Your Hebrew Heritage and Created in the Image of God, A Foundational Course in the Kabbalah. She has also published a Guide for the transition process titled: WHAT CAN I DO? A Guide to Comfort the Dying in the Cycle of Life.
“It is my privilege and joy to use my education, diverse background and twenty years of experience to offer guidance to you in your spiritual journey in life. It is the work of my heart to support professional and family caregivers who are at the bedside of a loved one in transition. I share the wisdom given to me by my gifted teachers, and the invaluable teaching of the patients whom I have served. I am here to help you heal during life changes, transition, loss, to gain spiritual fulfillment in your current experiences and to regain your sense of joy, purpose and peace.”
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