Most people have heard of Kabbalah. It’s been promoted by celebrities including Madonna, Paris Hilton and the like. With so much media coverage and celebrity promotion, one may speculate it to be similar to Scientology in the cult like attention it received by celebrities and could not be based on teachings, but rather a scheme of sorts. While people may see this as a “fad” religion based on books and a movie, the fact of the matter is that Kabbalah isn’t a religion at all, has been around for ages and has very deeply rooted teachings of Jewish mysticism.
With celebrities making assertions that Kabbalah has rid their lives of all chaos, one has to wonder how “The Secret,” red string bracelets and special water have anything to do with ancient Jewish mysticism. These concerns are addressed with gaining a simple understanding of the religion and why it’s so special. The Kabbalah Centre website offers a great summary that explains the basis of the teachings:
“Kabbalah is an ancient wisdom that reveals how the universe and life work. On a literal level, the word Kabbalah means “to receive.” It’s the study of how to receive fulfilment in our lives.” It then goes on to give a deeper explanation:
“Kabbalah is an ancient paradigm for living. It teaches that all of the branches of our lives — health, relationships, careers — emanate from the same trunk and the same root. It’s the technology of how the universe works at the core level. It’s a way of looking at the world that can connect you to the kind of permanent fulfillment you seek.”
The basis behind Kabbalah isn’t any sort of religion but teachings that have been learned from “The Book of Formation,” that is well over 5000 years old. The teachings refer to finding the “light” while discovering the spiritual path. This “light” transcends all religions, races, cultures and gender and almost being indescribable due to its force.
The Kabbalah Centre has been spreading the word of these teachings in recent history. Starting as just a small organization in Israel, it has grown to many different countries across the globe. The Kabbalah Centre also offers many free videos and articles that can be researched on its website at https://kabbalah.com/.